• The anti-pot taboo shrinks in presidential politics

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Presidential candidates are talking about marijuana in ways unimaginable not long ago. White House hopefuls in both parties are taking donations from people in the new marijuana industry, which is investing heavily in political activism as a route to expanded...

  • Ex-Illinois US Rep. Reynolds doesn't show for arraignment

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds failed to appear for his arraignment on federal tax charges Monday, and his lawyer told reporters that the Illinois Democrat couldn't return from an overseas trip in time because of a daughter's health problems. Failing to show up for a...

  • Police: Maryland boy dies after being beaten for eating cake

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Police say a 9-year-old boy has died after he was allegedly handcuffed and beaten for eating a piece of birthday cake without permission. Hagerstown police Capt. Paul Kifer says Jack Garcia died Sunday at Children's National Medical Center in Washington. Kifer...

  • Owner of 'Tetris' rights takes Hawaii home, ranch off grid

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — High above the bustling city of Honolulu, in a quiet, exclusive hillside neighborhood where some of the island's wealthiest residents live, there is an extravagant home that's not quite like the others. The 6,000-square-foot house has a view overlooking Diamond Head,...

  • Atlantic City betting big on non-gambling attractions

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's efforts to recapture some of the tourism dollars it has lost to casino competition in recent years finally appear to be working. Nine years ago, the city's casinos started realizing they needed to offer more than just gambling if they still...

  • US appeals court upholds EPA plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a federal plan to limit pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers, builders and others who accused the Environmental Protection Agency of a power grab. The ruling by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

  • Greece's departing finance minister, brash to the end

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Greece's departing Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned Monday with the same dramatic flair with which he served. The brash, outspoken leader, who frequently showed up at meetings on his motorbike, had many fans among the anti-austerity movement in Greece. He also had many...

  • Fire kills 14 dogs at California pet boarding facility

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say 14 dogs died in a fire at a Central California boarding facility that cares for pets while their owners are away on vacation. Inspector Mike Ventimiglia of the Monterey Fire Department said Monday it appears the dogs died of smoke inhalation. He...

  • Documents reveal details of Chicago woman's killing in Bali

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — A man convicted of killing a Chicago woman in Bali arrived on the island hours before the killing and checked into a resort using her credit card, according to Indonesian court documents. The translated documents recently were made public in a Cook County court, where...

  • Clinton to sit with CNN for first national interview

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to give CNN her first one-on-one national television interview since launching her 2016 presidential campaign. The network said on Monday the Clinton interview with CNN's Brianna Keilar will air Tuesday at 5 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. EDT....

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