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Pot debates continue even where it's legal to grown, use marijuana

DENVER (AP) - Recreational marijuana may be legal in Colorado and Washington, but debates over the drug are far from over. Here's a look at debates emerging in the states where the drug is already legal without a doctor's recommendation:

January 15, 2014 | | Nation


Use of public assistance cards OK at pot shops

DENVER (AP) - Saying some neighborhoods have more pot shops than banks, Colorado Democrats on Wednesday rejected a proposal to ban the use of public assistance cards to obtain cash at marijuana-shop ATMs.

January 15, 2014 | | Nation


Gay marriage rulings build momentum

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - In less than a month, two federal judges have struck down state bans on gay marriage for the same reason, concluding that they violate the Constitution's promise of equal treatment under the law.

January 15, 2014 | | Nation


Beijing air pollution at dangerously high levels; tall buildings disappear in haze

BEIJING (AP) - Beijing's skyscrapers receded into a dense gray smog Thursday as the capital saw the season's first wave of extremely dangerous pollution, with the concentration of toxic small particles registering more than two dozen times the level considered safe.

January 15, 2014 | | Nation


News from around the nation

WOODEN BOX AT GOODWILL CONTAINED DOG ASHES: TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The ashes of Onyx, a 165-pound rottweiler, were returned to her owner Wednesday, ending the mystery of a box purchased for $2.99 from a Puyallup Goodwill.

January 15, 2014 | | Nation


Billionaire hides $25M from IRS; gets praised by judge for donations

CHICAGO (AP) - The billionaire businessman behind Beanie Babies learned Tuesday that he won't go to prison for hiding at least $25 million from U.S. tax authorities, and the judge who gave him two years' probation instead went to great lengths to praise his charitable giving.

January 14, 2014 | | Nation


South Dakota business aims to combine bullets and beer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Bullets and beer long have been part of the lore in Deadwood, the western South Dakota gambling town where Wild Bill Hickok met his demise during an 1876 poker game.

January 14, 2014 | | Nation


Texas school district closed amid water dispute, $58K overdue bill

LA VILLA, Texas (AP) - Schools are closed in a one-stoplight South Texas town after the city shut off their water amid a dispute over the bill.

January 14, 2014 | | Nation


Judge gives Chicago 6 months to OK gun sales law

CHICAGO (AP) - The city of Chicago, which has fought for decades to keep guns out of the hands of its residents, now must craft an ordinance within 180 days that will allow gun stores to open there, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

January 14, 2014 | | Nation


Hotline fields 17 calls on Utah fertility clinic

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The suspect is dead, the fertility clinic where he reportedly replaced a customer's sperm with his own no longer operates, and the clinic left behind no records that might show the extent of the scandal, the University of Utah said Tuesday.

January 14, 2014 | | Nation


News from around the nation

MAN FINED AFTER PACKERS-BEARS STUN GUN BET: JUNEAU, Wis. (AP) - A suburban Chicago man was fined $250 after allegedly using a stun gun on his wife after she lost a bet on a Packers-Bears game.

January 14, 2014 | | Nation


YouTube video of pot plants leads to arrest

CLINTON, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man faces numerous drug charges after police say he posted a YouTube video of himself giving a tour of what he calls his marijuana garden.

January 14, 2014 | | Nation


Funeral held for teen who had aging disorder

SHARON, Mass. (AP) - Hundreds of people, including New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, attended the funeral Tuesday of a Massachusetts teenager whose battle with a rare genetic condition that accelerates the aging process inspired professional athletes and spurred medical research.

January 14, 2014 | | Nation


Vigil follows New Mexico school shooting

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - A 12-year-old New Mexico boy drew a shotgun from a band-instrument case and shot and wounded two classmates at his middle school Tuesday morning before a teacher talked him into dropping the weapon and he was taken into custody, officials and witnesses said.

January 14, 2014 | | Nation


Pregnant, brain-dead woman's husband sues

DALLAS (AP) - The fate of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman and her fetus likely will be decided in a courtroom after the woman's husband sued the hospital keeping her on life support against his wishes.

January 14, 2014 | | Nation


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Teen pleads no contest to killing girl on day of junior prom

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) - A teenager accused of stabbing a classmate to death at their high school for rejecting his invitation to the junior prom pleaded ...

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


Jury awards Fox’s Erin Andrews $55M in lawsuit over nude video

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A jury awarded Erin Andrews $55 million on Monday in her lawsuit against a stalker who bought a hotel room next to ...

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


Bloomberg decides against third-party bid for White House

NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday that he will not run for president, citing a concern that his independent ...

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


Suspensions lifted for firefighters who transported toddler to ER

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Handed a toddler who was unresponsive and turning blue, Capt. James Kelley of the Falmouth Volunteer Fire Department had a choice to ...

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


Pastor who spoke at Ted Cruz rally shot and wounded

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho pastor who led the prayer at a weekend campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz was gunned ...

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


WEIGHT VS. FAT

WASHINGTON (AP) - The bathroom scale may show a good number but how much of that weight is fat, not muscle? New studies are adding to ...

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


Pedestrian deaths surged in 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pedestrian deaths surged by an estimated 10 percent last year as the economy improved, the price of gas plunged and motorists put more ...

March 07, 2016 | | Nation


States seek to stymie hiring suspected sex-predator teachers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - It's called "passing the trash": A school suspects a teacher of sexual misconduct and forces the teacher out to protect the ...

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Research uses emojis for school lunches rating

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The smiling, blissful and confused-looking emojis dotting the electronic landscape may hold the key to ferreting out grade-school children's true feelings ...

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Jimmy Carter says he no longer needs cancer drug

ATLANTA (AP) - Jimmy Carter announced Sunday that he no longer needs treatment for cancer, less than seven months after revealing he had been diagnosed with ...

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Denver planning to evict homeless from camps

DENVER (AP) - Officials in Denver are planning to evict people from homeless camps that have popped up around homeless shelters and in public places, saying ...

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Gyrocopter nearly collided with airplane

WASHINGTON, D.C., (AP) - A Florida man who flew a small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace before landing outside the U.S. Capitol last spring ...

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Trump slams anti-torture laws

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says that, as president, he would push to change laws that prohibit waterboarding and other ...

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Cruz: Best alternative to Trump?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders on Sunday grappled with the prospect that the best hope for stopping Donald Trump's march to the nomination may be ...

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


Salt Lake City stages gay wedding expo

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Jason Langlois and Will Bladh are in the early stages of making plans for their summer 2017 wedding, and they don ...

March 06, 2016 | | Nation


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