SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state is on the verge of becoming the first in the nation to let adults over 21 buy taxed, inspected marijuana at state-licensed shops. Supporters of Initiative 502 say allowing recreational pot sales could make drug laws a little more reasonable, prevent
By NOMAAN MERCHANTAssociated Press
DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas woman who admitted to beating her toddler and gluing her hands to a wall sobbed Thursday as a prosecutor ordered her to look at the injuries she inflicted on her daughter's body.
Elizabeth Escalona began crying and didn't speak
By JIM SALTERAssociated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Mexican drug cartels are quietly filling the void in the nation's drug market created by the long effort to crack down on American-made methamphetamine, flooding U.S. cities with exceptionally cheap, extraordinarily potent meth from factory-
By LISA LEFFAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An Oakland medical marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the world's largest gained an unusual ally Wednesday in its fight to stop federal prosecutors from shutting it down: the city government.
The city of Oakland filed a federal
By JAMIE STENGLEAssociated Press
DALLAS (AP) - A mother who admitted to beating her 2-year-old daughter and gluing the child's hands made a plea for leniency Wednesday, saying she was no longer the "monster" who committed the attack.
"I will never forgive myself for what I did to my own
By GENE JOHNSON and KRISTEN WYATTAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - Residents of Washington, Oregon and Colorado won't just be considering whether to let adults buy pot at state-sanctioned shops when they vote next month on legalizing and taxing marijuana.
They'll be voting on whether to
By KEN THOMASAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Have you heard the one about the kid who thinks President Barack Obama's job is to "approve this message?" Or the time Mitt Romney compared another presidential run to giving birth?
At presidential fundraisers and rallies, the jokes are easy
By BRIAN BAKSTAssociated Press
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Virgil Goode are blips in the presidential race. They have little money, aren't on stage for presidential debates and barely register in the polls - when survey takers even bother to list them as
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - Perhaps it was a case of the munchies.
Police in northeastern Pennsylvania say an alleged pot dealer tried to destroy evidence by eating a marijuana plant.
The Times-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/Sk4LmI ) that 33-year-old Jeremiah Carmody faces several drug-related charges
By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - Sometimes all President Barack Obama has to do is look out the window to get a firsthand look at the country's economic woes.
This week in this town, the presidential motorcade speeds past opulent homes lining manmade Lake Las Vegas as he