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The skinny: Toronto Mayor Ford orders 5 espressos

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Toronto mayor ford orders 5 espressos

Famed DJ deadmau5 asked Rob Ford to go for a coffee run in his Ferrari and was jolted by the Toronto mayor's order: five espressos in one cup. Deadmau5 posted a YouTube video of his coffee run with Ford, who left a rehab center for drug and alcohol addiction last month. The Canadian DJ calls Ford's order "crazy" and says five espressos in one cup is "cardiac arrest." Ford admitted last year that he had smoked crack in a "drunken stupor."

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London is tracking rowdy drinkers

Britons are getting a sobering warning about their love of alcohol-fueled nights out, which can be disorderly at best or cause serious injuries and criminal behavior at worst. People who repeatedly commit alcohol-related crimes will be forced to wear ankle tags that monitor their drinking by recording levels of alcohol in their sweat every half-hour, the mayor of London announced Thursday. The yearlong initiative authorizes courts to prohibit repeat offenders from drinking alcohol. If any trace of alcohol is detected, the "sobriety tag" will send an alert to the offender's probation officer, and the person may be called back to court and face fines or sentencing.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

The skinny: Toronto Mayor Ford orders 5 espressos 07/31/14 [Last modified: Thursday, July 31, 2014 9:44pm]
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