Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

What is the deal with executions lately?

In the wake of three controversial executions carried out in the last 24 hours, Crime Library presents the basic facts regarding lethal-injection drugs, the controversy surrounding their use and the executioners’ search for the perfect pharmaceutical execution.

Professional athletes and performance un-enhancing drugs

Even the most dedicated athletes sometimes get caught using some performance-inhibiting substances.

Drug-sharing suburban teens face murder when one dies of overdose

Five Minnesota teens face murder charges after a 17-year-old girl died from an overdose from the experimental drug 25i-NBOMe in January.

Slideshow: Seven scary facts about huffing paint

Readily available and easy to use, aerosol inhalants are the go-to choice for many looking for a quick high. Here are some side effects of huffing that are more serious than the obvious social stigma of having face full of paint like the Tin Woodsman from The Wizard of Oz.

Slideshow: World’s worst vacations

From prison, to parasites, to acts of God; some dream vacations quickly turned nightmarish, becoming hands-down the worst vacations on record.

Celebrity drug busts

In the early morning hours of July 23, 2011, singer Amy Winehouse lost her battle with alcohol. Winehouse’s struggle with substance abuse was by no means unique to the celebrity world. A look in photos at some high-profile celebrity drug arrests.

Ross William Ulbricht and the Silk Road

At 3:15 p.m. on October 1, 2013, sudden loud crashing noises led San Francisco Glen Park Library employees to rush to the science fiction section, fearing a patron had just collapsed due to illness or injury. Instead of a sick or wounded individual, startled library employees saw federal agents arresting a library patron, the laptop [...]

Slideshow: Jail house rock

Before it became hip for rock musicians to get arrested, these first bad boys — and girl — set the tone for a generation.

Slideshow: Smugglers’ secrets

Are your pants full of exotic songbirds or are you just happy to see me? A look at some of the strange places that smugglers hide their goods.

This is the face of a 20-year-old who has brazenly killed 79 people

Juan Pablo Vazquez is a Mexican drug cartel enforcer who seems to have almost no respect for human life. He was recently picked up by Mexican police carrying 22 bags of cocaine and some marijuana, but that’s really the least of his concerns. Mexican police think he’s responsible for 79 murders. He’s already admitted to [...]

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