Lil Wayne declared lyricist of the year

Lil Wayne has been declared lyricist of the year by BET Hip- Hop Awards. Russell Simmons was declared as the Hip-hop Icon.

The rapper who belongs to New Orleans was nominated for 12 awards. He has also been honored with the title of MVP of the Year and the Alltel Wireless People's Champ at the ceremony hosted by T-Pain.

Lil told the crowd that he's expecting a bundle of joy any day now. "I got a son dropping any day. Pray for me," he said.

Yahoo expected to announce at least 1,000 job cuts

YahooSan Francisco - Yahoo Inc was to announce at least 1,000 job cuts, possibly as early as Tuesday when it releases its quarterly earnings report, two newspapers reported.

The job cuts would be at least as many as the 1,000 jobs axed in January by the internet portal, which is struggling to compete with Google Inc for online advertising dollars, The Wall Street Journal and California's San Jose Mercury News reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.

$8 Million Cocaine Ring Busted

State officials say they've made an $8 million drug bust that involved a 17 year old girl and parents of three young children operating in Lancaster and York counties.

Attorney General Tom Corbett, after a 10-month investigation dubbed "Operation Dough Maker" announced multiple arrests including the couple and the teenager. The "dough" officials said, refers to the large amount of money changing hands for the drugs.

Corbett at a news conference today at the Manheim Township Police station said, "No community, large or small, is immune from drug abuse and drug trafficking.  Drug dealers will move anywhere there is a demand for their product."

East Timor's coffee trees stunted by soil and culture

East Timor's coffee trees stunted by soil and cultureDili - In the high, craggy mountains south of East Timor's capital, Dili, a tangled blanket of wild, unkempt coffee trees is blooming.

If the flowers, now tiny flecks of white against the dark green trees, do well, it could mean more than 7 million dollars in the pockets of some of the poorest people on earth.

It could also mean a hot cup of coffee next year in Hamburg and school fees for a Timorese family.

MNS chief Raj Thackeray arrested

MNS chief Raj Thackeray arrestedMumbai, Oct 21 : Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray was arrested in Ratnagiri late on Monday night for brutal attack on North Indian rail exam candidates by MNS workers.

A case was registered against Raj Thackeray and his supporters after MNS activists attacked centres conducting railway recruitment examination in suburban Mumbai to protest against the "inadequate representation" to locals and chased away candidates from north India.

Evidence to support heroin assisted treatment for addictions

According to University of BC epidemiologist, there is enough evidence to support heroin assisted addictions clinic in Vancouver

A study was conducted by NAOMI ( North American Opiate Medication Initiative, for three years on 251 addicts in Vancouver and Montreal. Most of these addicts were chronic and did not respond to other treatments.

"These people are out in the alleys, injecting heroin of unknown quality and quantity," said Dr. Martin Schechter, the study's principal investigator. "They're committing crimes, they're involved in sex work to pay for that, and they're certainly, in that situation, not going to get better."