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DENVER (AP) Don’t worry about a federal lawsuit. But do worry about tax rates. Those are among the many lessons Colorado and Washington have to share from the front lines of America’s marijuana experiment. LESSON ONE: DON’T BE TIMID Public officials in the pioneering marijuana...
The next Big Data threat to our privacy may come from the electricity we consume in our homes. “Smart” online power meters are tracking energy use — and that data may soon be worth more than the electricity they distribute. The Department of Energy is publishing in January the...
California is about to start issuing driver’s licenses to undocumented migrants, a major step in the campaign to legalise the status of more than a million people in the state. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has ramped up staffing levels in anticipation of a wave of...
All it took was a plane ticket, and an informal background check over Facebook. Then he was ushered to the front lines in Syria, fighting against the Islamic State. In a rare, exclusive interview with Fox News, a U.S. military veteran with multiple tours in Iraq detailed his...
With President Obama determined to leave his mark through regulations, administration officials are trying to finalize as many health and consumer safety protections as possible before his term runs out. Agencies such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Environmental...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Texas A&M student assistant coach Michael Richardson was sent home early from the Aggies' appearance in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl after hitting West Virginia players in the first half of Texas A&M's 45-37 win on Monday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium...
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday moved to quell a growing firestorm in his city and in his administration in the wake of the execution-style murders of two city police officers, urging angry union leaders and others to "put aside" the political debate for now -- as...
U.S. officials are saying they think North Korea is responsible for the hacking of Sony Pictures, and perhaps also the threats that led the studio to cancel release of “The Interview.” Outsiders aren’t so sure, but the U.S. presumably has evidence others don’t. If the Obama...
Animal advocates are fighting save the life of a German shepherd after his owner demanded in her will that he be euthanized and buried with her after her death last month. Connie Lay, of Aurora, Indiana, decreed before her death that her beloved dog Bela should be put down,...