Memorial in the works for Giffords’ shooting

Memorial in the works for Giffords’ shooting

The rows of flowers, teddy bears and inspirational posters that once lined a parking lot where six were killed and 13, including former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords, were injured in a mass shooting have found a temporary home in a Tucson museum. But four years after the shooting of which Giffords was a target, a […]

More government advice on how to eat

More government advice on how to eat

You’ve heard it before: Eat fewer calories, more fruits and more vegetables. Those recurring themes as well as some new advice about sugar, salt, meat and caffeine could be part of the government’s upcoming dietary guidelines for healthy eating. Whether individuals listen or not, the dietary guidelines affect nutritional patterns throughout the country — from […]

Baby, it’s gonna be cold outside

Baby, it’s gonna be cold outside

Frigid air is blowing across the United States, dropping temperatures in many areas into the single digits and leading weather monitors to issue wind chill advisories and politicians to plead with residents to check on their neighbors. A National Weather Service wind chill advisory for much of the Northeast for Wednesday into Thursday warns of […]

Tax boost from legal pot modest at best

Tax boost from legal pot modest at best

To see the tax implications of legalizing marijuana in Colorado, there’s no better place to start than an empty plot of land on a busy thoroughfare near downtown Denver. It is the future home of a 60,000-square-foot public recreational center that’s been in the works for years. Construction costs started going up, leaving city officials […]

Legal pot vs medical grass or illegal marijuana?

Legal pot vs medical grass or illegal marijuana?

A year into the nation’s experiment with legal, taxed marijuana sales, Washington and Colorado find themselves wrestling not with the federal interference many feared, but with competition from medical marijuana or even outright black market sales. In Washington, the black market has exploded since voters legalized marijuana in 2012, with scores of legally dubious medical […]

California to grant driver’s licenses to illegals

California to grant driver’s licenses to illegals

California on Friday will start taking driver’s license applications from the nation’s largest population of immigrants in the country illegally. The state Department of Motor Vehicles expects 1.4 million people will seek a license in the first three years of a program aimed at boosting road safety and making immigrants’ lives easier. California officials say […]

Did sex, racism drive black woman to kill white doctor?

Did sex, racism drive black woman to kill white doctor?

On a sticky hot Sunday in August 1952, a wealthy black woman named Ruby McCollum walked through the “colored entrance” of a doctor’s office in the small north Florida town of Live Oak and fatally shot a white doctor, state Sen.-elect Clifford Leroy Adams. Prosecutors told the all-white, all-male jury that McCollum shot the doctor […]

Child kills mother with her pistol in Wal-Mart

Child kills mother with her pistol in Wal-Mart

A 29-year-old woman described as a “beautiful, young, loving mother” was fatally shot by her 2-year-old son at a northern Idaho Wal-Mart in what authorities called a tragic accident. The little boy reached into Veronica J. Rutledge’s purse and her concealed gun fired, Kootenai County sheriff’s spokesman Stu Miller said. The woman was shopping Tuesday […]

Two open fire on LAPD police car

Two open fire on LAPD police car

Two men opened fire on a police car patrolling a tough part of Los Angeles, but the two officers inside were not injured and one was able to shoot back, authorities said. One suspect was later arrested and the other was on the loose. The shooting occurred Sunday night amid heightened tensions over attacks on […]

Tension, crowds at NYPD funeral

Tension, crowds at NYPD funeral

Thousands of police officers, state troopers, sheriff’s deputies and others from law enforcement agencies big and small across the country gathered at the New York City funeral of a slain officer killed with his partner in a brazen daytime ambush a week ago. The sea of blue uniforms stretched for blocks outside the Christ Tabernacle […]

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