420's long, strange trip to pot holiday began in California

Marijuana Holiday The Waldos

How the marijuana-loving world came to mark the occasion is believed traceable to five Northern...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 19, the 109th day of 2018. There are 256 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 19, 1993, the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ended as fire destroyed the structure after federal agents began smashing...


Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives

Starbucks Black Men Arrested

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn’t use the restroom because he wasn’t a paying customer. He thought nothing of it when he and his business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were asked if they needed...


It's (another) boy! Michigan family with 13 sons gets No. 14

ROCKFORD, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple with 13 sons has welcomed a 14th into the family. The Grand Rapids Press reports Jay and Kateri Schwandt’s latest addition was born Wednesday evening, five days before the baby’s expected due date. WOOD-TV reports the boy weighs 8 pounds, 4 ounces (about 3.7...


Video shows belt wielding assailant screaming 'Jew' as he attacks two on a Berlin street

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. BERLIN - Germany’s capital was on track to or had already succeeded at becoming the favorite destination for Israelis coming to Europe, but a string of recent anti-Semitic assaults and incidents in Berlin is now triggering renewed fears among many Jews here. In the...


Mitch McConnell, the Senate's decider, discovers the limits of his control

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Mitch McConnell is correct when he boasts of being the Senate’s decider, the person who determines which bills and nominations get considered. “I’m the one who decides what we take to the floor. That’s my responsibility as the majority leader. And we will...


10 Things to Know for Today

APTOPIX Trump US Japan

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP LEAVES WIGGLE ROOM WITH KIM SUMMIT Although optimistic about the historic meeting with North Korea’s reclusive leader, the president says he could still pull out if he feels it’s “not...


For survivors of Southwest engine explosion, what comes next?

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Being on an airplane more than six miles in the air when an engine blows up and sends shrapnel through a window is an experience so scary that aviation lawyers say it’s not just the family of the woman killed on a Southwest flight this week who could have a case. “All of the...


Police chiefs implore Congress not to pass concealed-carry reciprocity gun law

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The nation’s police chiefs are rising up against another conservative crime-fighting initiative, sending a letter to leaders of Congress on Thursday opposing a bill that would allow gun owners with concealed-carry permits in one state to carry their...


Syracuse suspends engineering fraternity for 'racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic' video

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. “Do you know what you signed up for today?” a fraternity member says in the video as he stands in front of a young man kneeling on the floor. The young man on his knees then proceeds to make sexually explicit gestures as laughter erupts around him. Asked to recite...


Trade issues expose the limits of Trump-Abe 'bromance'

Trump US Japan

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe courted the new American president with a golden driver not long after Donald Trump won the White House. He’s met with the billionaire businessman more than any other world leader, and he’s Trump’s second-most frequent caller. Yet the...

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