While states out West enjoy both autonomy and distance, federal lawmakers have the power to quash any District law they don’t like. And with legalization getting a foothold on the East Coast for the first time, the District’s initiative could force Congress to make decisions affecting the future of legal pot nationwide.
Lincoln County Circuit Court in Newport said Tuesday that 34-year-old Jillian McCabe entered no pleas to charges of aggravated murder, murder, and manslaughter. The case has yet to go to a grand jury.
The 140-foot Antares rocket, operated by Orbital Sciences Corp., blew up 15 seconds after lifting off for the space station Tuesday, lighting up the night sky and raining flaming debris on the launch site. No one was injured, but the $200 million-plus mission was a total loss.
Maj. Gen. Jeff Burton told lawmakers Thursday that the handful of Guard members involved could face fines, demotions or forced retirements when an investigation is complete.
Oregon had planned to salvage some of the Oracle-built portal to enroll people in Medicaid, but officials have now decided to scrap that project as well and will use another state’s Medicaid enrollment system instead.
The justices issued an order saying Justice Seamus McCaffery may not perform any judicial or administrative duties while the matter is reviewed by the Judicial Conduct Board, which investigates allegations of judicial misconduct.
The Utah National Guard learned about it Tuesday and is determining if military equipment was used in the video, Lt. Col. Steven Fairbourn said. The Utah National Guard didn’t give permission for the project, he said.
“Right now as a young city, this is really the only time to preserve the night sky for everyone else’s benefit,” Pengra told The Daily Herald of Provo. The Eagle Mountain city council last week considered an ordinance designed to limit the reach of the town’s artificial light.
Measure 91 would give the state sole authority to tax marijuana, but Kanner and others say taxes on the books before election day could stand, because the measure includes no specific prohibition against them.
According to Sherwood police, the children, ages 5 and 6, were hot and sweaty when officers checked on them Tuesday after getting a call from employees of Massage Envy.
One thousand, four hundred and six days after he screamed “God is great” while police officers dragged him into a waiting van, a young Somali American was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb.
Thirty-five-year-old Charles V. Agosto was jailed on charges including probation violation and trying to elude officers. Officers said he told them he regretted using the cologne.
A look at the Pontifical residence of Castelgandolfo, the summer residence of Popes and will host Pope Benedict XVI during the next conclave.
See how the world celebrated the arrival of 2013.
The latest mass shooting to strike an American community may be a particularly horrific one. At a Connecticut elementary school, an official says 27 people are dead, including 20 children.
Crews and equipment from Travis Air Force Base are heading east to help with relief efforts in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
Forecasters say Hurricane Sandy is speeding up and should make landfall early Monday evening in southern New Jersey.
Athletes, heads of state and dignitaries from around the world gathered in the Olympic Stadium for the closing ceremony of the 30th Olympiad.
See how the U.S. Forest Service’s famous and furry public relations figure has change created in 1944.