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DC legalizes pot in capital, despite threats from Congress

February 26, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia defied threats from Congress and moved forward Thursday with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative. more »»

New round of winter weather dumps more snow on the South

February 26, 2015

Another round of snowy and icy weather led to school closings, dangerous driving conditions and power outages Thursday across the South and even delayed a Georgia execution. more »»

Labs extend record as US top dog, but bulldogs make waves

February 26, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — America's fondness for Labrador retrievers is still setting records, but bulldogs are breaking new ground. more »»

Official: 5 or 6 of officers' 17 shots hit Mexican man

February 26, 2015

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — An unarmed Mexican man fatally shot by police in Washington state was hit by five or six of the 17 shots fired by the three officers involved, a task force spokesman says. more »»

Feds: 3 accused in Islamic State plot vocal about beliefs

February 26, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Two men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group were vocal both online and in personal conversations about their commitment and desire to join the... more »»

Ebola doctor: Media, politicians fueled the public's fear

February 26, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus and rode the subway system and dined out before he developed symptoms said the media and politicians could have done a better job by... more »»

Guatemalan ex-president released from prison in bribe case

February 26, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Former President Alfonso Portillo flew home Wednesday after being released from a six-year prison term in the U.S. for accepting $2.5 million in bribes from Taiwan. more »»

3 in NY, Florida accused of plot to help Islamic State group

February 26, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Three men were arrested Wednesday on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group wage war against the United States, and federal officials said one of them spoke of... more »»

Family celebrating one-month birthdays of identical triplets

February 26, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming parents to identical triplets — a multiple birth that's rare. more »»

Texas paid $2.2M for Garcia Marquez archive

February 26, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas' literary archive said Wednesday it paid $2. more »»

Life-saving train design is rarely used

February 26, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the collision between a Southern California commuter train and a truck abandoned on the tracks was this: No one died and only eight... more »»

Snow falls in the South as another storm hits region

February 26, 2015

Snow fell on the Deep South on Wednesday as another storm brought nasty weather to the region, walloping places that were hit hard just last week. more »»

Spacewalking astronaut safe after water leaks into helmet

February 26, 2015

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A spacewalking astronaut ended up with unwanted water in his helmet Wednesday after breezing through a cable and lube job outside the International Space Station. more »»

 
 
 

 

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