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  • Medical marijuana a cutthroat competition in Illinois

     Medical marijuana a cutthroat competition in Illinois
    The medical marijuana business is no place for novices. Not only will entrepreneurs applying for licenses next month need a minimum of $400,000 in liquid assets, they also must provide diagrams and photos of a purchased facility, mapped out and...
  • Barricaded soldier shoots herself at Fort Lee

    WASHINGTON A distraught female solider at the Fort Lee army garrison shot herself in the head Monday morning as negotiators tried to calm her at the base south of Richmond, Va. The incident triggered fears of another deadly base rampage. Maj. Gen....
  • As Earth warms, relationship between science and religion thaws

    As Earth warms, relationship between science and religion thaws
    Congregants in a Miami church handed the Rev. Mitch Hescox a Bible to take with him to Tallahassee. It was a gift for the governor, and it accompanied 60,000 signatures the reverend had collected, all from evangelical Christians, all asking Gov. Rick...
  • Continue US air strikes; leave ground fighting to the Kurds

    WASHINGTON The best way to start winning a war is to stop losing. That axiom certainly applies to what's going on in Iraq. But, that said, there is no place for American brigades in this battle. Yes, Americans have a huge stake in preventing al-Qaida's...
  • Lauren Bacall, who taught Humphrey Bogart how to whistle, dies at 89

    Lauren Bacall, who taught Humphrey Bogart how to whistle, dies at 89
    At 19, Lauren Bacall was living every red-blooded American woman's dream: Humphrey Bogart was standing inches from her, waiting for her to speak. They were shooting a crucial scene in director Howard Hawks' 1944 wartime drama "To Have and Have Not," but...
  • Lobbyists work to kill California bill that would outlaw flimsy plastic grocery bags

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. Lobbyists have launched a frenzied eleventh-hour effort to kill a bill that would make California the first state to outlaw flimsy plastic grocery bags, delaying a key vote and setting up one of the fiercest legislative battles of the...
  • Maryland trooper suspended after accused of being naked in bar

    A Maryland State Police trooper has been suspended without pay after sheriff's deputies responded to a call reporting a naked man drinking at a bar in a barbecue restaurant, authorities said on Wednesday. The incident is the most recent in a spate...
  • In Senate-CIA fight on interrogation report, another controversy

    WASHINGTON The background of a key negotiator in the battle over a Senate report on the CIA's use of interrogation techniques widely denounced as torture has sparked concerns about the Obama administration's objectivity in handling the study's public...
  • Expect Napa quake to rattle D.C. efforts on seismic alerts

    WASHINGTON The Napa County earthquake will have political aftershocks on Capitol Hill. The big question is how long they'll last. Prompted by California's weekend temblor, lawmakers are renewing their push for earthquake warning programs. The most recent...
  • SeaWorld won't appeal ruling that keeps trainers away from orcas

    SeaWorld won't appeal ruling that keeps trainers away from orcas
    SeaWorld has decided it will not seek to overturn a court ruling that has kept its trainers from getting into the water with the parks' killer whales. The company's decision not to appeal the orca ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court was found in a filing...
  • Republican efforts to rein in Washington on pot, guns draw protests

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Efforts by congressional Republicans to block new laws in Washington, D.C., decriminalizing marijuana possession and tightening restrictions on guns have provoked a summer tempest between residents of the capital and U.S. lawmakers....