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Marijuana

Oregon man accused of shipping marijuana in fake boulders

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police say an Oregon man shipped more than $1 million worth of marijuana to another state via UPS last week, packing the drugs inside of artificial boulders he made himself. The Eugene Register-Guard reports that Curran Millican Manzer, 36, of Waterville, Oregon, made shipments to another state where marijuana is illegal....

Science

New York’s capital city taking steps to deal with crows

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's capital city has gone to the crows, but city officials have a plan. The city of Albany announced that beginning Monday wildlife biologists will use a variety of creative and non-lethal techniques to drive away the thousands of crows who routinely gather in the city in the late fall...