February 14, 2005

On average, more than 1 in 5 Americans went on a recent drinking binge. About 14.6 million Americans used marijuana at least once in the past 30 days. About 2.3 million use cocaine, and 1 million use hallucinogens. So, I guess we're not winning the drug war either.

Spanish prosecutors are seeking a total of 222,000 years in prison and nearly $1.17 billion in fines for three suspects accused of aiding the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. They should be eligible for parole in the year 113,005.

Verizon Communications has agreed to acquire MCI for more than $6.7 billion. The deal comes 2 weeks after the $16 billion AT&T/SBC deal.

According to a new consumer study by RSA Security, 1/4 of online shoppers have reduced their purchases in the past year as concerns over identity theft have risen. More than half of respondents felt traditional user IDs and passwords do not provide adequate security, and nearly 70 percent felt that online merchants are falling short on protecting their personal information.

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