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Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes

Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti‑drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado...

Nigeria building collapse kills 67 South Africans

The death toll in the collapse of a building in Nigeria last week rose on Tuesday when the South African president said 67 South Africans died and dozens...

Experts: Mystery fireball was Russian satellite

People from New Mexico to Montana saw the bright object break apart as it moved slowly northward across the night sky. Witnesses described it as three...

Islamic State campaign tests Obama's commitment to Mideast allies

After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U. S. Secretary...

 

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Amtrak partially restores Northeast service after down 11 hours

Amtrak restored partial service for the Northeast corridor linking Washington and Philadelphia after...

China gamblers go to Vegas as spending crackdown hits Macau

China’s high‑spending gamblers are looking to bet outside Macau amid a government assault on corruption and extravagance, and that’s...

Nevada wagers $1.3n on Tesla to move beyond gambling

Nevada casinos, the state’s largest industry, took in $11.2 billion in the year that ended in July. Now lawmakers must decide whether to wager as...

Wal-Mart firings chill whistle-blowers, Xinhua commentary says

Wal‑Mart Stores Inc. sent a chilling message to whistle‑blowers by firing four Chinese...