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DC leaders legalize pot despite threats from Congress

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia defied threats from Congress and moved forward Thursday with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative. Despite last-minute maneuvers by Republican leaders in Congress and threats that ...

Police seize property and cash in questionable raids

Thomas Williams was alone that November morning in 2013 when police raided his rural St. Joseph County home, wearing black masks, camouflage and holding guns at their sides. They broke down his front door with a battering ram. "We think you're dealin ...

Drone that crashed at White House operated by Intelligence agency employee

An employee of an obscure Defense Department intelligence agency has admitted flying a drone while drunk and being behind the White House crash, officials said. The man called to report he was behind the security breach in the small hours of Monday m ...

Small 'quadcopter' drone found at White House, Secret Service investigating

WASHINGTON, (UPI) -- The Secret Service has launched an investigation after a "device," which appears to be a small drone, was found somewhere in the White House. An on-duty Secret Service officer discovered the drone flying low to the ground at abou ...

West Hollywood law requires gender-neutral restroom

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — West Hollywood this week begins requiring gender-neutral restrooms under a law that aims to make those with a non-traditional "gender identity" more welcome. The ordinance that takes effect on Thursday requires that rest ...

Nanny Mayor Bans Foam Containers

[caption id="attachment_31008" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]New York City decided Thursday to ban all restaurants from using plastic foam containers as well as the loose packing material known as "peanuts." The measure, first ...

Joyless liberals and activist courts bringing an end to sledding

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- As anyone who has grown up around snow knows, part of the fun of sledding is the risk of soaring off a jump or careening around a tree. But faced with the potential bill from sledding injuries, some cities have opted to close ...

FCC: 'Redskins' isn't profanity; team station keeps license after petition denied

WASHINGTON - Saying the word "Redskins" on the air isn't obscene or profane — at least not according to the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC on Thursday dismissed a petition that called for one of the team's flagship radio stations not to h ...

Schumer: Big active government is the answer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is urging fellow Democrats to embrace an active federal government that can help middle class workers facing a daunting global economy. Schumer says Tuesday that Democrats performed poorly in this m ...

DEA agents raid NFL medical staffs after games

Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams' medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players' claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs. There were no arrests, Drug Enfo ...


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