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Obama: Marijuana Is Not 'More Dangerous Than Alcohol'

Sun, 2014-01-19 12:42

The president told The New Yorker magazine that he thinks it's a "bad idea" but is not more dangerous than alcohol to the "individual consumer."

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'Betray Me And You're Dead': How Loyalty Leached Out Of Politics

Sun, 2014-01-19 11:00

Several recent episodes — Chris Christie's bridge scandal, Robert Gates' memoir and Hillary Clinton's "hit list" — have illustrated the limits of political loyalty. Top politicians know they can never fully trust all those around them, but it doesn't always pay to try to get even.

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House Intelligence Chairman Implies Snowden Had Help From Russians

Sun, 2014-01-19 10:39

Rep. Mike Rogers said NSA leaker Edward Snowden acted beyond his technical capabilities and that raises questions on whether had help from the Russians.

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New York's Medical Marijuana Experiment Begins With Caution

Sun, 2014-01-19 09:50

New York's program would be the most restrictive in the country and would be limited to 20 hospitals. Critics wonder how Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to get the marijuana and why hospitals — which must abide by federal law — would want to participate.

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At Least 10 Arrested In Calif. During Officer Acquittals Protest

Sun, 2014-01-19 08:51

Officers dispersed the protest over the death of Kelly Thomas, after a TV videographer was attacked.

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South Texas: The New Hot Spot For Illegal Crossing

Sun, 2014-01-19 08:43

For the third consecutive year, one section of the U.S.-Mexico border had a higher rate of illegal crossing than any other — the Rio Grande Valley. It's the closest crossing for Central Americans fleeing violence at home, but for them, the U.S. crossing is just the last, deadly portion of the trip.

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Syria Denies Reports Of President Assad's Defiant Comments

Sun, 2014-01-19 07:40

Quotes attributed to Bashar Assad, saying he would not step down, are inaccurate, Syria said. Such a comment, observers said, would be stumbling block in peace negotiations.

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Former NBA Star Dennis Rodman Checks Into Alcohol Rehab

Sun, 2014-01-19 07:19

Rodman is just back from a controversial trip to North Korea. He was slammed for caustic comments he made about an American being detained in the country.

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Dozens Injured By Blast At Anti-Government Rally In Thailand

Sun, 2014-01-19 05:10

On Friday a grenade attack on protesters injured 39. The attacks are raising fears that the country's political crisis is worsening.

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From Ashes To Ashes To Diamonds: A Way To Treasure The Dead

Sun, 2014-01-19 02:17

Diamonds are supposed to be a girl's best friend. Now, they might also be her mother, father or grandmother. Turning your loved one's ashes into a diamond is one way to keep them close forever.

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Cooking With Conifers: An Evergreen Trick That's Newly Hip

Sun, 2014-01-19 02:16

American chefs from coast to coast are using evergreens to develop unique flavors in dishes from white fir and sorrel broth to pine needle vinegar to smoked mussels. It's a food trend with roots that go back centuries.

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The NFL: Big Business With Big Tax Breaks

Sat, 2014-01-18 14:00

The administrative branch of the National Football League is tax-exempt, and many wealthy team owners can get generous subsidies from local governments for stadiums. Critics argue the public money could be better spent elsewhere. But can you put a price on the love of the game?

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Hoboken Mayor Says Christie Administration Held Sandy Aid 'Hostage'

Sat, 2014-01-18 13:57

A spokesman for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called the allegations "outlandishly false."

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Watch: The Metrodome Roof Deflates In 35 Minutes

Sat, 2014-01-18 12:15

Deflating the roof marked the end of a 31-year era in Minneapolis. The Vikings played their final game in the dome on Dec. 29.

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Western Scientists Look To Chinese Medicine For Fresh Leads

Sat, 2014-01-18 11:56

Some scientists say traditional remedies might help them crack diseases like cancer. Some notable successes include a treatment for a form of leukemia and an anti-malaria medicine that has become the gold standard. But there are more misses than hits.

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Missouri Bill Would Add Firing Squad As Death Penalty Option

Sat, 2014-01-18 10:46

In recent months, states have been running out of a drug used for the lethal injection. This bill aims to give Missouri another option. One of the bill's sponsors says a firing squad is "no less humane than lethal injection."

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And The Best Supporting Actor Award Goes To ... Side Dishes

Sat, 2014-01-18 10:10

In the Oscar-nominated film The Wolf Of Wall Street, just about everything is over the top – including the side dishes. But it turns out, a memorable scene involving extravagantly priced sides isn't so far from the truth. These days, chefs are giving these former afterthoughts starring roles of their own – and they come with big price tags to match.

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And The Best Supporting Actor Award Goes To ... Side Dishes

Sat, 2014-01-18 10:10

In the Oscar-nominated film The Wolf Of Wall Street, just about everything is over the top – including the side dishes. But it turns out, a memorable scene involving extravagantly priced sides isn't so far from the truth. These days, chefs are making these former afterthoughts starring roles of their own – and they come with big price tags to match.

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Syrian Coalition Votes To Attend Geneva Peace Talks

Sat, 2014-01-18 09:37

Ahmad Jarba, the president of the Syrian Coalition, said this was "a major step from tyranny to freedom for the people of Syria."

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Dissenters Pushed Aside, Egyptian Voters Approve New Constitution

Sat, 2014-01-18 08:50

The charter increases the power of institutions crucial in the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi. The vote was marked by many irregularities as well as voter intimidation.

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