Vermont has the highest rate of illicit drug use in the country, with 15 percent of residents saying they've used within the past month, according to 2010-2011 surveys from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Using those figures, here are the 20 highest states in America:
20. Oklahoma (9.02 percent of residents reported using illicit drugs in the past month)
19. Connecticut (9.10 percent)
18. New York (9.29 percent)
17. Idaho (9.36 percent)
16. Arizona (9.52 percent)
15. Maine (9.60 percent)
14. Nevada (9.93 percent)
13. California (10.47 percent)
12. New Mexico (10.59 percent)
11. Michigan (10.71 percent)
10. New Hampshire (10.95 percent)
9. Massachusetts (11.55 percent)
8. Washington (11.92 percent)
7. Montana (12.04 percent)
6. Oregon (13.10 percent)
5. Colorado (13.39 percent)
4. District of Columbia (13.56 percent)
3. Alaska (13.65 percent)
2. Rhode Island (14.52 percent)
1. Vermont (15.29 percent)
Click here to see all of the state-by-state results from the 2010-2011 surveys from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
A verdict has been reached in the retrial of a Lompoc street gang leader Raymond Macias, accused in a high-profile kidnapping and torture case. This comes after a mistrial was declared back in June in the kidnapping charges against Macias.
This retrial was over one of the charges he was facing, which was kidnapping for extortion purposes. Today, the jury returned a verdict of guilty as to that count.
The United States is doing what it must to "take the fight to terrorists," leading a coalition of Arab nations in a series of airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State terror group in Syria, U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday.
In the fall of 2011, Jen Corn was the heaviest she had ever been. At 5 feet 6 inches, Corn weighed more than 300 pounds. Now, almost three years after the start of her weight-loss journey, Corn weighs 161 pounds.