Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Washington State issued its first retail marijuana licenses Monday a day before the start of legal sales, and 21 hours before the only store licensed to sell in Seattle was set to open, a line was already forming.
A magnitude-6.9 earthquake on the Pacific Coast jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America Monday, killing at least three people while damaging homes, hospitals and churches.
Civil libertarians are calling on the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to conduct a full investigation into an officer who was videotaped repeatedly punching a woman he had pinned on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.
The United Nations announced Monday it would recognize the gay marriages of all its staffers, in a major policy shift that opens the door for the spouses of homosexual employees to enjoy the same benefits as the husbands and wives of their heterosexual colleagues.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
U.S. authorities are increasing deportations of illegal migrants along the U.S. border, as a top Obama administration official defended the White House's handling of a flood of undocumented children.
Air travelers with smartphones or other electronic devices must be able to turn them on to take them aboard under new security measures, U.S. authorities said Sunday.
They were dubbed the “forgotten souls” — the cremated remains of thousands of people who came through the doors of Oregon's state mental hospital, died there and whose ashes were abandoned inside 3,500 copper urns.
Monday, July 7, 2014
Three boats collided near a Miami marina around the end of a fireworks display, killing four people and injuring a dozen others in a chaotic scene that left bodies and survivors tossed overboard.
The California Highway Patrol has vowed to carry out a thorough investigation after a video emerged of one of its officers repeatedly punching a woman he had pinned down on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.
Regular Internet users, including Americans, far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in electronic communications intercepted by the National Security Agency, The Washington Post reported Saturday.