SEATTLE (AP) - An initiative to legalize and tax marijuana in Washington state has received $1.25 million in new donations. The Seattle Times reports ( http://tinyurl.com/cxhgh3x ) that Initiative 502 raised the money over the weekend from just four donors, including $450,000
By AMY TAXINAssociated Press
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The densely packed neighborhood where police shot to death an unarmed man this weekend and angry residents faced off with authorities in fiery clashes is just a few miles up the road from Disneyland, but a world away from the theme park's
By LAURIE KELLMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rare is the Tea Party-tested Republican senator who hangs an image of the Kennedys' Hyannisport home over his desk and shows off the painter's personal inscription.
"Orrin," reads the note, scribbled below a cobalt-blue sea. "We'll
SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Mayor David Condon has said one of the qualities he's looking for in Spokane's next police chief is experience with a Metro Policing Model.
But what does that mean?
Essentially, it refers to the partnership between city, county and regional law
By The Associated Press
LAX CONTROLS AT BIG BANK: Europe's largest bank, HSBC, had lax controls that allowed Mexican drug cartels to launder billions of dollars through its U.S. operations, a Senate investigation found.
U.S. REGULATORS ALSO FAULTED: An extensive report on U.K.-based HSBC
By The Associated Press
ROADBLOCK REMOVED: Human Genome Sciences drops its opposition to being acquired by longtime partner U.K. drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, thanks to GSK's higher offer.
NEW DEAL: GSK will pay $3.6 billion - $14.25 per share, up from its original $13 offer - for the U.S.
By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, the latest milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.
The agency approved Gilead Sciences' pill Truvada
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - The drug kingpin had six lieutenants, selling as much as $20,000 of high-grade homegrown marijuana every month to high school students, careful not to do business on school grounds where they knew it was riskier, investigators said. And all this before he graduated.
By LINDA A. JOHNSONAP Business Writer
TRENTON. N.J. (AP) - U.K. drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has secured its takeover of longtime partner Human Genome Sciences after agreeing to pay more, a move to expand GSK's drug portfolio in crucial areas: biologic drugs and treatments for the hundreds of
By BERNARD CONDONAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks closed lower for the seventh day out of the last eight on Monday after the government reported that U.S. consumers cut their spending last month.
The news pushed stocks down from the start of the trading day. Though they recovered a bit