In this Oct. 16, 2013 file photo, marijuana clone plants that are used to grow medical marijuana are displayed under a light at a medical marijuana cooperative in Seattle.
(Ted S. Warren/AP)
April 29, 2014

Illinois Lawmakers Call For Pot Task Force

As the state of Illinois drafts rules for medical marijuana, Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey wants lawmakers to open up the discussion for recreational pot use.


Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser shortcut shown on a laptop.
(Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
April 28, 2014

U.S. Tells Users To Stop Using Internet Explorer For Now

The Department of Homeland Security is warning Americans to stop using the web browser Internet Explorer because it has a bug that could allow hackers to install malicious software without the user knowing it.


In a protest against comments attributed to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the team's players wore their red warm-up shirts inside out to hide the team's logo. The NBA is still working to confirm Sterling made the controversial
(Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
April 28, 2014

What Can The NBA Do With Donald Sterling?

After a weekend in which the Los Angeles Clippers' playoff games were played in the shadow of racially inflammatory remarks attributed to team owner Donald Sterling, the NBA is trying to determine whether Sterling did in fact make the comments — and if he did, what to do about it.


Travel trailers and motor homes were piled on top of each other at Mayflower RV in Mayflower, Ark., on Sunday after tornadoes carved through the central and southern U.S.
(Danny Johnston/AP)
April 28, 2014

Killer Tornadoes Rip Through Arkansas, Oklahoma

Emergency officials were searching Monday for survivors after tornadoes tore through parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma overnight, killing at least 14 people and leveling entire neighborhoods.


April 28, 2014

State Farm Pulling LA Clippers Sponsorship

State Farm Insurance Co. is pulling its sponsorship of the Los Angeles Clippers following racist comments that have been attributed to the team's owner.


President Obama speaks during a joint news conference with Philippine President Benigno Aquino III at Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines, on Monday. Obama said the U.S. and EU were planning new economic sanctions against Russia.
(Carolyn Kaster/AP)
April 28, 2014

U.S. Announces New Sanctions On Russia Over Ukraine Unrest

The White House announced sanctions Monday against seven top Russian officials with links to President Vladimir Putin, including freezing their assets and banning them from obtaining U.S. visas. 


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