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  • 2 states challenge Colorado marijuana legalization

    Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning announced Thursday that the states are seeking a court order to prevent Colorado from enforcing a...

  • Correction: Meningitis Outbreak story

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — In a story Dec. 17 about arrests in a deadly meningitis outbreak, The Associated Press erroneously reported Stuart Delery's title. He is the acting associate attorney general, not an assistant U.S. attorney. A corrected version of the story is below: 14 charged in...

  • Questions and answers about traveling to Cuba

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Don't rush to book that flight to Cuba just yet. While the U.S. plans to restore diplomatic ties with the Caribbean island nation, globe-trotting tourists won't be able to hop on a plane to Havana anytime soon. It remains illegal for most U.S. citizens to travel to —...

  • US stocks rise; Oracle leads technology stocks higher

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose sharply Thursday, led gains in by technology stocks as Oracle surged following a strong earnings report. Energy stocks lagged the market as the price of crude oil resumed its slide. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 35 points, or 1.7...

  • California power regulator to address allegations

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's chief utility regulator is expected to address allegations of backroom dealings with the state's largest utility on Thursday when he presides over his last voting meeting of the five-member commission. California Public Utilities Commission President...

  • Obama waives sanctions authority despite new law

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed legislation Thursday authorizing new sanctions on Russia but said he does not plan to impose the penalties outlined in the measure. White House officials have said Obama has concerns that the measure was not in line with his policy of...

  • Obama signs bill to sanction Venezuelan officials

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed legislation into law allowing him to sanction Venezuelan government officials who were involved in a crackdown on anti-government protesters. The bill authorizes sanctions that would freeze the assets and ban visas for anyone accused...

  • IRS head says budget cuts could delay tax refunds

    Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — IRS Commissioner John Koskinen says budget cuts just enacted by Congress could delay tax refunds next year. At a news conference Thursday, Koskinen said taxpayer services will be hurt, and fewer agents will be auditing returns. He said about half the people who call...

  • 2 more former Sony workers sue over data breach

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two more former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment are suing the company over the massive data breach in which their personal and financial information was stolen and posted online. The lawsuit filed in a Los Angeles federal court on Wednesday seeks...

  • Fiore again ousted from GOP Assembly leadership

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada lawmaker Michele Fiore was once again removed Thursday from leadership positions in the Republican Assembly Caucus after comments she made to the media about her tax troubles angered her superiors. Assembly Speaker-elect John Hambrick announced Fiore was...

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