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National & World Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot
Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of American society are prepared to fight the idea before the nation's highest court - social conservatives and law enforcement.
National & World Cuban cigar boom? Not yet, stores and customers say Cuban cigar boom? Not yet, stores and customers say
The coveted Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance in the U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing American travelers to return with a few of the once-forbidden items in their suitcases. But the cigars won't roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren't worried about any dip in business.
National & World China arrests US aid work in North Korean border town
A Korean-American aid worker working in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the border region.
National & World Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children
An Australian woman was arrested for murder in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday. The children were found dead inside the woman's home.
National & World Obama: Shelving 'The Interview' a mistake Obama: Shelving 'The Interview' a mistake
President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader.
National & World FBI formally accuses North Korea of Sony hack FBI formally accuses North Korea of Sony hack (Photo Gallery)
The Obama administration on Friday formally accused the North Korean government of being responsible for the devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, providing the most detailed accounting to date of a hugely expensive break-in.
National & World Sony film took aim at North Korea's biggest taboo Sony film took aim at North Korea's biggest taboo (Photo Gallery)
If the U.S. government's claim is correct that North Korea was involved in the unprecedented hack attack on Sony Pictures that scuttled Seth Rogen's latest comedy, no one can say they weren't warned. The movie, "The Interview," pushed all of North Korea's buttons.
National & World Putin: West is trying to 'defang' the Russian bear Putin: West is trying to 'defang' the Russian bear
Vowing never to let the West defang his proud nation, President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday to fix Russia's economic woes within two years by diversifying and voiced confidence that the plummeting ruble will soon recover.
National & World Australian leader: Siege may have been preventable Australian leader: Siege may have been preventable
Australia's prime minister said Thursday that a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding to know why the gunman was out on bail despite facing a string of violent charges grew louder.
National & World Ax, machete, pill bottles found near rampage suspect
A former Marine suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives left an ax, a machete and two medicine bottles at the scene of his apparent suicide in woods near his suburban Philadelphia home.
National & World Obama: U.S. re-establishing relations with Cuba Obama: U.S. re-establishing relations with Cuba (Video)
President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island.
National & World Sony cancels 'The Interview' Dec. 25 release Sony cancels 'The Interview' Dec. 25 release
Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from its screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the "The Interview."
National & World U.K. proposes rules for embryos made from 3 people U.K. proposes rules for embryos made from 3 people
New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their babies.