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Illinois retail medical marijuana sales top $2M in April

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 2:01pm

The Illinois medical marijuana industry saw $2.2 million in retail sales during April, the largest one-month figure yet.

Feds: Poor maintenance led to fatal DC subway fire

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 2:01pm

A fire that caused a Washington subway train to fill with smoke inside a downtown tunnel last year, killing one passenger and sickening dozens, can be traced to poor maintenance and ineffective inspection practices by the city's beleaguered transit authority, federal investigators said Tuesday.

Cruz, Trump trade insults to the end as Indiana votes

Steve Peoples and Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 2:01pm

Assailing each other with no letup, Republican front-runner Donald Trump and challenger Ted Cruz traded insults, charges and more Tuesday as Indiana voters went to the polls in what could be an all-but-decisive presidential primary election.

Grain lower, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:52pm

Grain futures were lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

The Latest: Plan to put KidsCare in budget sidelined

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:51pm

The Latest on Arizona's budget (all times local):

Idaho city settles lawsuit over local law, LGBT weddings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:51pm

A city in northern Idaho has settled a lawsuit brought by wedding chapel owners who oppose same sex marriage.

Memos from Egypt's Interior Ministry leaked to journalists

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:51pm

Memos from Egypt's Interior Ministry that were leaked to the media on Tuesday outline strategies for deflecting public outrage over recent arrests and suggest a gag order on the case of an Italian student abducted and killed in Cairo.

Tampa Bay Times purchases main competitor, the Tampa Tribune

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:51pm

Florida's largest newspaper, The Tampa Bay Times, said Tuesday it has purchased its main competitor, the Tampa Tribune, ending a decades-long newspaper rivalry.

Layoffs issued at Department of Developmental Disabilities

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:41pm

Layoff notices have been issued to employees at Connecticut's Department of Developmental Services and the Military Department.

Judge approves ballot measure for Portland State payroll tax

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:41pm

An Oregon judge has approved the ballot language for a proposed payroll tax that would solely benefit Portland State University.

IMS Health and Quintiles merging in $9 billion stock deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:32pm

Health care data company IMS Health and Quintiles, which helps drug companies with clinical trial research, say they are merging in an all-stock deal worth nearly $9 billion.

US ends Ford pickup probe without seeking recall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:32pm

U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into power brake assist failures in Ford F-150 pickup trucks without seeking a recall.

College of DuPage appoints its first female president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:31pm

A retired Navy vice admiral is set to become the College of DuPage's first female president in the suburban Chicago school's 49-year history.

Dear Mama: Afeni Shakur, mother of rapper Tupac Shakur, dies

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:31pm

Afeni Shakur, the former Black Panther who inspired the work of her son, rap icon Tupac Shakur, and fostered his legacy for decades after he was slain, has died of an apparent heart attack, authorities said Tuesday. She was 69.

Liberty House submits bid for Tata Steel assets in UK

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:31pm

Two firms have expressed interest in buying the available assets of Tata Steel UK, setting up rival bids that could help revive the troubled industry in Britain.

It takes a village to corral a llama in Colorado

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:31pm

It took a village and two hours to corral an uncooperative llama named Ethel who escaped from her pasture in rural Colorado and wandered near some busy roadways.

Court rules former coach's lawsuit against Texas can proceed

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:30pm

A race and gender discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by former women's track coach Bev Kearney can proceed, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Florida's largest newspaper, The Tampa Bay Times, says it has purchased its main competitor, the Tampa Tribune

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:20pm

Florida's largest newspaper, The Tampa Bay Times, says it has purchased its main competitor, the Tampa Tribune.

A look at the House panel's vote on a medical marijuana bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:11pm

The House health care committee passed a Senate-approved bill Tuesday that would expand Louisiana's medical marijuana law. The 8-6 vote for Sen. Fred Mills' proposal sends it to the full House for consideration. Here's how committee members voted: