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Seven members of Washington's congressional delegation have asked the U.S. government to respect the state's marijuana legalization effort and provide guidance about the industry's fate.
A lawyer is asking a federal judge to find that the public defense systems in two Skagit County cities are inadequate, saying "a warm body with a law degree doesn't cut it" when it comes to providing legal representation to poor defendants.
A Snohomish County corrections sergeant who pulled a co-worker's hair at the jail in September pleaded guilty Monday in Everett to misdemeanor assault.
A temporary bridge over the Skagit River will reopen Wednesday, restoring Interstate 5 traffic less than a month after the old bridge collapsed.
An associate head basketball coach at Central Washington University has been named head coach at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
A clouded leopard cub born May 1 at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma is now on public exhibit.
Italy's high court on Tuesday harshly faulted the appeals court that acquitted American student Amanda Knox of murdering her roommate, saying its ruling was full of "deficiencies, contradictions and illogical" conclusions. It ordered a new appeals court to consider all the evidence to determine whether Knox helped kill the young woman.
The Interior Department says it is ready to start a program to help Native American tribes buy parcels of reservation land that have accumulated multiple owners.
A temporary bridge over the Skagit River opens Wednesday, restoring Interstate 5 traffic less than a month after the old bridge collapsed May 23 when it was struck by a truck with an oversize load.
A Centralia man imprisoned at the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in Connell is accused of leading a drug trafficking operation from behind bars.
A woman disfigured by a friend's pet chimpanzee in 2009 plans to appeal a decision denying her permission to sue the state for $150 million on her claim that officials knew the chimp was dangerous but didn't do anything about it, her attorney told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Forty potential jurors in George Zimmerman's murder trial were asked Tuesday to return for further questioning, clearing the first round of interviews for a case that involves issues of race, equal justice and gun control.
A mentally disabled woman and her young child were enslaved for more than a year, sometimes denied food and threatened with a pet python and pit bulls, and the woman was beaten and forced to get pain medication for her captors, authorities said Tuesday in announcing federal charges against three suspects.
A man who was attacked by a black bear outside a cabin in northwestern Wisconsin is recovering at a hospital.
A 13-year-old boy from a New Orleans suburb was charged with second-degree murder in the death of his 5-year-old half-sister after investigators said he told them he repeatedly struck her with wrestling moves imitated from TV.
Israeli and global leaders, local celebrities and Hollywood superstars celebrated under one roof Tuesday to honor Israeli President Shimon Peres for his upcoming 90th birthday, reflecting world respect for one of the country's peace pioneers.
The Security Council president says the U.N. is likely to expand its peacekeeping force in the disputed Golan Heights with more troops and heavy weapons.
New video footage of a suspected bomber riding a blue bicycle was offered Tuesday along with a $65,000 award in an effort to generate leads in the 2008 blast at the military recruitment station in Times Square.
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Argentina's Supreme Court has struck down key elements of a judicial reform the government hoped would rapidly make the courts more responsive to majority rule.
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. says its new deal to provide original TV shows to Netflix will help it double the revenue it gets from TV shows to $200 million by 2015.
ONE DIRECTION: All the major U.S. stock indexes were up Tuesday. Reports of increased home building and low inflation helped boost the market, but the Federal Reserve's Wednesday afternoon news conference was top of mind for many investors.
U.S. stocks moved higher Tuesday, boosted by reports about increased home building and low inflation. But the real emphasis was on the Federal Reserve, which on Wednesday should reveal more about how long it expects to keep in place its programs meant to support the economy.
Taco Bell plans to test a "Power Protein" menu as part of its push to provide choices for people looking to eat healthy.
What the world hopes to hear Wednesday from the Federal Reserve can be summed up in one word: clarity.
Metal prices fell as traders anticipate that the Federal Reserve may start easing its support for the economy.
CHRYSLER CAVES: Chrysler reversed course and agreed to recall 2.7 million Jeeps Tuesday. The company insists the vehicles are safe, and initially denied the government's request to recall them. But it says it realizes customers are worried.
The stock market is closing higher as investors anticipate that the Federal Reserve will keep programs to support the U.S. economy in place.
Nearly 120 scientists and engineers from around the world are meeting in South Dakota this week to discuss operational and technical issues with collecting images from the Landsat 8 satellite.
Google on Tuesday sharply challenged the federal government's gag order on its Internet surveillance program, citing what it described as a First Amendment right to divulge how many requests it receives from the government for data about its customers in the name of national security.
A bipartisan trio of key senators is demanding that President Barack Obama take more decisive action to stem the military advance by Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces.
Farm-state lawmakers are scrambling to win bipartisan votes for a five year, half-trillion dollar farm bill on the House floor this week.
States can ask for another year before being required to use student test results to decide whether to keep or fire teachers, Education Secretary Arne Duncan told school chiefs on Tuesday.
As the military looks to bring women into combat jobs closer to the front lines, including commando units, senior leaders are reviewing the physical and mental requirements that troops must meet in order to qualify for certain positions.
A Democratic congressman has released the full transcript of congressional investigators' interview with an Internal Revenue Service manager and self-described conservative Republican who said the close scrutiny of tea party groups' tax forms originated in his Cincinnati IRS office, not in Washington.
As of Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at least 2,103 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
Same-sex couples are treated less favorably than heterosexual couples when seeking information about rental housing advertised over the Internet, according to a first-of-its-kind national study from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Republicans controlling the House unveiled slashing cuts Tuesday to a program that helps localities build community development projects, while their rivals in the Democratic-led Senate proposed to restore GOP cuts to international food aid and nutrition help for pregnant women.
A top general says cultural, social and behavioral concerns may be bigger hurdles than physical fitness requirements for women looking to move into the military's special operations units.
A nonprofit group helping to spread the word about President Barack Obama's health care overhaul launched a campaign Tuesday that will target states with high numbers of uninsured Americans and tackle their skepticism with straightforward messages.
Medicare begins a major change next month that could save older diabetics money and time when they buy crucial supplies to test their blood sugar - but it also may cause some confusion as patients figure out the new system.
Singaporeans rolled back military training, kept cough-stricken children indoors and considered wearing protective masks to work Tuesday after a smoky haze triggered by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia caused air pollution to briefly hit its worst level in nearly 16 years.
Fewer U.S. adults are smoking, a new government report says.
A mosquito-borne disease that preys on the young and malnourished is sweeping across poverty-riven northern India again this monsoon season, with officials worried it could be the deadliest outbreak in nearly a decade.
Health officials in Mumbai are investigating reports that Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his wife know the sex of a baby they are having through a surrogate mother.
When the time came to vaccinate her 4-year-old daughter, Yelena Hlushko hesitated, spooked by widespread fears in Ukraine about vaccines and by a boil her older child developed after an immunization shot. Eventually she decided to follow the government's recommendation - only to find her local health clinic was out of the vaccine.
A lawyer representing inmates at two California state prisons told a federal judge Monday that an airborne fungus occurring in the San Joaquin Valley presents the deadly threat of valley fever and that thousands should be transferred immediately.
By the time 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan finally got a lung transplant last week, she'd been waiting for months, and her parents had sued to give her a better shot at surgery.
A Boston hospital is starting the world's first hand transplant program for children, and doctors say it won't be long until face transplants and other radical operations to improve appearance and quality of life are offered to kids, too.
The U.S. Golf Association is not opposed to inflicting cruel and unusual punishment at its premier championship, so here's something it might want to consider.
Even when they were down 4-0 to Matt Harvey, the Atlanta Braves felt they had a chance.
Three more employees of the truck stop chain owned by the Cleveland Browns' owner and Tennessee's governor have pleaded guilty in what authorities call a scheme to cheat trucking firms out of rebates.
Olympic champion Veronica Campbell Brown of Jamaica is serving a suspension while anti-doping officials rule on her recent positive drug test.
Some University of Oregon fans say it's getting crowded in the bleachers. The problem: Jumbo seat cushions.
Marian Hossa is one of the Chicago Blackhawks' top scorers, with three game-winning goals already this postseason.
Kevin Youkilis needs back surgery and Mark Teixeira returned to the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with an aching right wrist, the latest injury setbacks for the depleted New York Yankees.
A central Kentucky man who goes by the online name KyAnonymous said Tuesday he is the target of an investigation into who hacked into an Ohio high school's computer and posted a video related the rape of a teenage girl at an alcohol-fueled party.
Matt Harvey pitched six hitless innings, John Buck homered and the New York Mets held off another Atlanta comeback, beating the Braves 4-3 Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader.
Years of talk about building an arena capable of hosting professional sports and big-name concerts yielded an announcement Tuesday that casino giant MGM Resorts International and entertainment company AEG will build a privately financed 20,000-seat indoor venue on the Las Vegas Strip.
Major League Baseball is dragging its feet on having team owners vote on the Oakland Athletics' proposed move to a new ballpark 40 miles south in San Jose, San Jose city officials said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
The U.S. collegiate national baseball team will host its Cuban counterpart next month in a five-game international "friendship" series.
Bruce Bochy had reigning NL MVP and batting champion Buster Posey as a perfect option off the bench to lead off the 13th inning.
Andrew Cashner provided quite the thrilling warmup for his Tuesday start against San Francisco: a tiebreaking bunt as a pinch hitter in the 13th inning Monday night.
On his 100th pitch of the night, Dillon Gee fooled Freddie Freeman badly with a changeup.
Aaron Harang has never beaten the Los Angeles Angels in his lengthy career. During his latest attempt, the Seattle right-hander could barely even slow them down - and he still did better than his bullpen on a rocky night for the Mariners.
The Atlanta Braves waited a long time to get going.
Patrick Corbin had another chance to go to 10-0, and he certainly was good enough to do it.
The Chicago White Sox couldn't get anything going against Bud Norris through five innings Monday night.
Oakland Athletics rookie Dan Straily outpitched an ace in his last visit to Rangers Ballpark.
Chuck Pagano spent most of last season finding new ways to coach football.
A contrite Chad Johnson apologized Monday for disrespecting a judge when the former NFL star slapped his attorney on the backside in court last week and was released from jail after only a week instead of 30 days.
The patriarchs of the NFL's first families of quarterbacks and coaches are anything but interfering dads. In fact, Archie Manning and Jack Harbaugh are just as influenced by their successful sons as their boys are by them.
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Robert Mathis wasn't all that thrilled being called for an offside penalty on the final day of minicamp this week.
Wide receiver Victor Cruz has signed his $2.879 million tender with the New York Giants.
Police say a third suspect in the stabbing of Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Mike Adams has been captured in Florida.
Willis McGahee's decision to skip offseason workouts isn't what cost the veteran running back his job with the Denver Broncos.
Aug. 3 - Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions, Canton, Ohio.
One day of practice wasn't enough for Patriots coach Bill Belichick to share his thoughts on new backup quarterback Tim Tebow.
Washington has no plans to change their offense despite Robert Griffin III's surgically repaired right knee that kept the quarterback out all spring and might keep him sidelined through the start of training camp on July 25.
Ever since Greg Norman's final-round implosion allowed Nick Faldo win the Masters in 1996, a generation of fine English talent has come up short in golf's four major championships.
Ever since Greg Norman's memorable final-round implosion let Nick Faldo win the Masters in 1996, a generation of fine English talent has come up short in golf's four major championships.
U.S. Open champion Justin Rose has no plans to take any time off after winning his first major championship.
Never afraid to let a tear or two drop, U.S. Solheim Cup captain Meg Mallon did, indeed, get choked up when asked about the fundraising effort the tournament is organizing for firefighters battling blazes close to the golf course.
The most recent golden era of golf in England had everything but the one prize that brings credibility.
This wasn't the way it was supposed to end, not on Phil Mickelson's birthday and not at Merion Golf Club, where history will record with little fanfare outside of England that Justin Rose won his first major championship.
Third place at the Masters. Tied for second at the U.S. Open.
Merion Golf Club did more than just hold its own.
Tied for the U.S. Open lead, Hunter Mahan was on cruise control.
A steady hand gave Justin Rose the shiny U.S. Open Trophy. A wild ride gave Phil Mickelson yet another silver medal.
The Detroit Red Wings accomplished their No. 1 goal of the offseason Tuesday by agreeing to a $22.5 million, three-year deal with Pavel Datsyuk.
The San Jose Sharks have agreed to a contract extension with star center Logan Couture to keep him off the market next summer.
The puck bounced off the post and rolled across the crease, away from the goal line. The red light flashed briefly, but replays would confirm that Tuukka Rask's shutout streak was intact.
The puck bounced off the post and rolled across the crease, away from the goal line. The red light flashed briefly, but replays would confirm that Tuukka Rask's shutout streak was intact.
The Bruins' third line was No. 1 in Boston.
The Chicago Blackhawks needed all their offensive weapons against the Bruins' smothering defense and goalie Tuukka Rask. Instead, they lost one of their best before the game.
Tuukka Rask watched most of the action at the other end of the ice. And when the Blackhawks did make a late charge, he was ready.
Goals by Daniel Paille and Patrice Bergeron after a scoreless first period gave the Boston Bruins a 2-0 lead over the Chicago Blackhawks through two periods in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals Monday night.
The Chicago Blackhawks have scratched forward Marian Hossa from Monday's nights Stanley Cup finals game against the Boston Bruins.
Claude Julien doesn't pay much attention to compliments or criticism.
American qualifier Jamie Hampton upset top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 7-6 (2), 6-2 Tuesday in the first round at Eastbourne on Tuesday.
Daytona International Speedway is getting another facelift, this one considerably bigger than the last.
French Open finalist David Ferrer lost his first-round match Tuesday at the Topshelf Open, a grass-court tournament held the week before Wimbledon.
The racing community rallies around its own, and Kasey Kahne has stepped up to help raise funds for Jason Leffler's young son.
Jason Leffler, like every other racer, understood the risks of his profession. It's a conversation he had with his longtime girlfriend when his NASCAR prospects dried up and a return to the sprint car circuit was the only way he could compete on a regular basis.
Elena Vesnina beat seventh-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Monday in the first round of the grass-court Aegon International.
John Isner was one of four seeded men's players to lose in the first round at the rain-interrupted Topshelf Open.
Martin Truex Jr. wasn't around for the post-race news conference after finishing third Sunday in the Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
Tony Stewart's weekend at Michigan International Speedway ended a lot better than it began.
Sunday was a rough day for Hendrick Motorsports.
The iBookstore's Official Book Charts for the week ending June 17, 2013:
Kanye West, "Yeezus" (Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella)
A former Playboy Playmate has admitted helping her Canadian boyfriend after he illegally entered the United States in northern New York last summer.
Basketball and talent shows commanded TV viewers' attention last week.
A chef who worked for Michael Jackson has described the home lives of the children during the final months of the singer's life, including what she said was his daughter's last birthday party.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 10-16. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
After a bumbling response during pageant finals on Sunday, Miss Utah USA took a second stab at the interview question that launched her to brief Internet infamy.
Empire of the Sun, "Ice on the Dune" (Astralwerks)
A made-for-television movie on Jodi Arias is scheduled to air this weekend.
Romanian prosecutors said Tuesday they are investigating a popular singer's claim that she was beaten up by her manager-boyfriend after a dispute over money, prompting a rare debate about domestic violence in this conservative East European nation.
Thousands of screaming fans brought Times Square to a standstill as they waited to catch a glimpse of Brad Pitt at the premiere of his new thriller, "World War Z."
"Man of Steel" went up, up and away at the box office.
"Man of Steel" leaped over box office expectations in a single weekend.
Robert Downey Jr. may not be a real superhero, but he sure acted like one for a little Massachusetts boy.
The road to recovery has been long and harrowing for Tom Sizemore, but now the actor feels he's finally back on track. He's got a slew of movies coming out, had a recurring role on "Hawaii Five-0" and has released a new memoir.
Laura Poitras' skill and boldness as a documentary filmmaker have gained her Oscar and Emmy nominations, Sundance Film Festival honors and a public TV showcase, even if her work fell short of making a "Super Size Me" splash.
The Hollywood Reporter's list of its 10 best stories of the week:
Women in Film is turning 40, and the organization celebrated its milestone birthday at its annual Crystal + Lucy Awards. But while the night was one of celebration, honorees and guests said women's move toward equality in the entertainment industry remains slow, even after four decades of organized efforts.
Jennifer Lopez says Latinos in the United States are starting to realize their power in politics and media, making the timing good for her latest undertaking: lobbying for greater diversity in TV programming.
"The Bling Ring" - Given that the film currently ruling the box office is about Americans encouraged by their government to indulge their homicidal urges one night a year - we're talking about "The Purge" - it's tempting to hail the clueless young burglars in "The Bling Ring" as veritable humanitarians. After all, they're not out to kill or even hurt anyone. All they want is your designer shoes, your cute tops, your Rolex watches, your cash. And if you're not a hot young celebrity they'll leave you alone anyway. Not that Sofia Coppola's latest film, based on a true story, isn't chilling. It is, and not only because it displays the soulless nature of our fame-obsessed youth culture. It's also that Coppola doesn't judge these kids. It's intentional, but it makes the whole enterprise a little depressing. Coppola bases her movie on a 2010 Vanity Fair article about the so-called Bling Ring, a group of mostly 19-year-olds who stole some $3 million in jewelry and designer goods from Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and others. It's obvious that Coppola knows this milieu, what these kids wear and how they speak. Coppola has chosen newcomers for leads, and gives her most famous cast member, Emma Watson, a supporting role. She's by far the most fun to watch. Rated R for teen drug and alcohol use, and language including brief sexual references. 90 minutes. Three stars out of four.
The Lonely Island, "The Wack Album" (Republic Records)
The promoter of Michael Jackson's ill-fated series of comeback shows created a conflict of interest with the singer's physician when it negotiated terms of his deal, an expert testifying for the superstar's mother told a jury Monday.
A former intern filed a class-action lawsuit Monday against Warner Music Group and Atlantic Records over his unpaid internship, similar to a spate of recent lawsuits in other industries pushing back against the widespread practice.
Entertainer Barbra Streisand waded into one of Israel's touchiest issues Monday on the first major stop of her tour of the country - Jewish religious practices that separate men and women.
Nicely done, Jack Johnson.
Nicely done, Jack Johnson.
The woman who was kicked by Miguel during a Billboard Music Awards performance continues to suffer cognitive difficulties and has yet to receive any assistance from the R&B singer nearly a month after the incident, her attorney said.
A look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live LLC, and what is expected at court in the week ahead:
Even a former Beatle needs a moment standing on the main stage at Bonnaroo.
Billy Ray Cyrus' wife has filed for divorce from the country singer after 19 years of marriage.
Survivors of a woman killed during the production of a reality TV show pilot have filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against Discovery Communications Inc. and Anthropic Productions Corp.
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly is taking his book-turned-movie franchise and running with it.
Prosecutors won't be filing charges of vandalism against "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actor Jeff Garlin after he was accused of smashing a car window in a dispute over a parking space.
J. Cole, "Born Sinner" (Roc Nation/Columbia)
Dave Chappelle is making his most substantial return to stand-up comedy with a one-month tour for Funny Or Die.
"Days of Our Lives" scored a rare win for best drama series at the Daytime Emmys in a show marked by an envelope mix-up, expletives and the constant din of audience chatter heard during the cable telecast that stretched beyond its time slot.
Bernard "Bernie" Sahlins, who co-founded Chicago's Second City theater and who nurtured the early careers of many of the earliest stars of "Saturday Night Live," died Sunday. He was 90.
Winners of the Daytime Emmy Awards presented at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday:
Los Angeles police say "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actor and comedian Jeff Garlin has been arrested on a felony vandalism charge after a dispute with another motorist over a parking space.
For the first time in more than 20 years, the July 4 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will not be televised nationally.