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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...

Scottish opponents of independence slightly ahead: polls

Scottish supporters of staying in the United Kingdom are 4 percentage points ahead of secessionists with just a day to go before Scots vote in an...

Ferguson protesters call anew to remove prosecutor

Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year‑old disrupted a government meeting...

US general refuses to rule out larger ground role in Iraq

The most senior U. S. military officer raised the possibility on Tuesday that U. S. troops might need to take on a larger ground role as they fend off...

 

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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...