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National & World Tribes tread carefully into marijuana discussions (New) Tribes tread carefully into marijuana discussions
he Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and if alcohol should be sold in them. The arguments focused on the revenue and jobs casinos and liquor could bring to a reservation where half the workforce is unemployed and most arrests and pervasive social ills are linked to alcohol abuse.
National & World NY mayor: No protests until after officer funerals NY mayor: No protests until after officer funerals
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called Monday for a temporary halt to protests over police conduct as he faced a widening rift with a force preparing Christmastime burials for two of its own and decrying the demonstrations as a factor in the officers' cold-blooded executions.
National & World N. Korea threatens strikes on U.S. amid hacking claims N. Korea threatens strikes on U.S. amid hacking claims
President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism."
National & World California puzzles over safety of driverless cars California puzzles over safety of driverless cars
California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe.
National & World States trying to lure lawyers into rural practice States trying to lure lawyers into rural practice
By landing a steady job in a hopping metropolis, Jake Fischer achieved the dream of many who finished law school during the Great Recession. Then, he left the big-city life and moved to a small South Dakota town, lured by a program that seeks to boost the number of rural attorneys.
National & World Killer of 2 NYC officers had long criminal history Killer of 2 NYC officers had long criminal history (Photo Gallery) (Video)
The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities said Sunday.
National & World 2 NYPD officers 'assassinated' as they sat in patrol car 2 NYPD officers 'assassinated' as they sat in patrol car (Photo Gallery)
A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two police officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said.
National & World Protesters: 'It's not the time' for more Cuba ties Protesters: 'It's not the time' for more Cuba ties
Waving flags and chanting "Obama, traitor," anti-Castro protesters gathered Saturday in a Little Havana park in a show of opposition to the president's plan to normalize relations with Cuba.
National & World Crime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticism Crime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticism
Even as New York's police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall.
National & World EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups
Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept into Lake Michigan. Last February, there was another spill and gray sludge spewed into the Dan River in North Carolina.
National & World Air Force admits nuke flaws, but will fixes work? Air Force admits nuke flaws, but will fixes work?
Faced with one of its biggest challenges in years - repairing a troubled nuclear missile corps - the Air Force has taken an important first step by admitting, after years of denial, that its problems run deep and wide.