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National & World Cuban cigar boom? Not yet, stores and customers say Cuban cigar boom? Not yet, stores and customers say
The coveted Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance in the U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing American travelers to return with a few of the once-forbidden items in their suitcases. But the cigars won't roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren't worried about any dip in business.
National & World China arrests US aid work in North Korean border town
A Korean-American aid worker working in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the border region.
National & World Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot
Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of American society are prepared to fight the idea before the nation's highest court - social conservatives and law enforcement.
National & World Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children
An Australian woman was arrested for murder in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday. The children were found dead inside the woman's home.
National & World Obama: Shelving 'The Interview' a mistake Obama: Shelving 'The Interview' a mistake
President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader.
National & World FBI formally accuses North Korea of Sony hack FBI formally accuses North Korea of Sony hack (Photo Gallery)
The Obama administration on Friday formally accused the North Korean government of being responsible for the devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, providing the most detailed accounting to date of a hugely expensive break-in.
National & World Nebraska family: Hailstorm destroyed our home in 12 minutes Nebraska family: Hailstorm destroyed our home in 12 minutes (Photo Gallery)
On June 3, 2014, a storm featuring 50-80 mph winds and tennis ball-to-softball-size hail sandblasted a tiny town in eastern Nebraska, leaving homes in tatters. Lois Krohn was home when the ferocious storm hit and now more than six months after the storm, shares her story of being in the middle of Mother Nature's wrath.
National & World 2 states challenge Colorado marijuana legalization 2 states challenge Colorado marijuana legalization
Nebraska and Oklahoma on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional, saying the drug is being brought from Colorado into the neighboring states.
National & World Putin: West is trying to 'defang' the Russian bear Putin: West is trying to 'defang' the Russian bear
Vowing never to let the West defang his proud nation, President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday to fix Russia's economic woes within two years by diversifying and voiced confidence that the plummeting ruble will soon recover.
National & World 2 states challenge Colorado marijuana legalization 2 states challenge Colorado marijuana legalization
Nebraska and Oklahoma on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional, saying the drug is being brought from Colorado into neighboring states.
National & World Australian leader: Siege may have been preventable Australian leader: Siege may have been preventable
Australia's prime minister said Thursday that a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding to know why the gunman was out on bail despite facing a string of violent charges grew louder.
National & World Obama: U.S. re-establishing relations with Cuba Obama: U.S. re-establishing relations with Cuba
President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island.