OTTAWA, Canada - Canada becomes the first major industrialized country to fully decriminalize cannabis for recreational use on Wednesday, fulfilling a 2015 election pledge from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a process that has proven massively complex and remains fraught with uncertainty.
Amber Gee had evacuated from her home in Callaway, a town of about 15,000 in the Florida Panhandle with her two children last week and she assumed her relatives who lived northeast of her had done the same. They hadn't.
A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit from adult film actress Stormy Daniels that claimed President Donald Trump defamed her when he suggested she had lied about being threatened to keep quiet about their alleged relationship. U.S. District Judge James Otero in Los Angeles ruled that Trump's speech was protected by the First Amendment as the kind of "'rhetorical hyperbole' normally associated with politics and public discourse in the United States." He ordered Daniels, whose given name is Stephanie Clifford, to pay Trump's legal fees.
At a July 5 rally in Montana, President Donald Trump went on a lengthy rant about one of his favorite targets: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and her claim to Native American ancestry. Even then, Warren was rumored to be a likely Democratic presidential candidate in 2020. Trump, with glee, told the rally crowd he looked forward to making Warren "prove" her Native American heritage on the debate stage if the two were to square off.
They were teenage computer geeks, bespectacled kids from Seattle who taught themselves programming from a Teletype terminal, learned the basics of business from Fortune magazine and dreamed of "a computer in every home and on every desk."
LONDON - Did somebody say "royal baby"? The duke and duchess of Sussex, more fondly known as Prince Harry and Meghan, are expecting a baby in the spring, and people have questions: Will the baby assume the title of prince or princess? Will the child ever occupy the British throne? What will they call their little bundle of joy? Will it be a boy or a girl? And yes, some people really are Googling: When is spring? So, let's take a look. Will the baby assume the title of prince or princess?
America's budget deficit ballooned to $779 billion in 2018, the federal government said on Monday, as higher spending and stagnating tax revenue pushed the nation's debt burden higher. The approximately 17 percent jump in the federal deficit came despite the strong growth in the overall U.S. economy, an unusual instance in which the economy and the deficit are expanding at the same time. Typically, strong economic growth translates into lower deficits as the government collects more from taxpayers.
Squatting amid loose red dirt and rocks, Blake Fischer posed for a picture, a triumphant grin stretching across his face. Arranged in front of him, resembling a macabre family picture, are the bodies of four baboons. The smallest one's head is lolled back, it's mouth slightly agape. Crimson blood stains its abdomen. A quiver of arrows is in the foreground.
ISTANBUL - President Donald Trump said Monday that he is sending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with Saudi King Salman amid the mounting international backlash over missing Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The kingdom has come under intense scrutiny over the disappearance of Khashoggi, who Turkish investigators believe was killed and dismembered inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Speaking to reporters, Trump said he had just spoken around 20 minutes with the Saudi king, who firmly denied any involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance.
Saudi Arabia has begun an internal investigation into the disappearance of a prominent journalist at its Istanbul consulate and could hold people accountable if the evidence warrants it, according to a Saudi official.