A Louisiana lawyer who worked in exchange for marijuana has been suspended from practice for a year. The state's Supreme Court rejected a disciplinary board's recommendation to let attorney James Mecca keep working.
Michael Catalini, Associated Press | Posted Jan 23rd - 9:41am
Gov. Chris Christie has dedicated his final year in office to addressing the opioid epidemic, but the state's failure to spend on smoking cessation efforts when thousands of people still die annually from tobacco-related illnesses has drawn derision from advocates and public health officials.
Thousands of rare maps, manuscripts and other artifacts, including the 1493 publication of a letter Christopher Columbus wrote to Spain's king and queen describing his discoveries in the New World, are being donated to the University of Miami and Miami Dade College.
Erica Werner, Associated Press | Posted Jan 23rd - 9:31am
Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that he will support President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of state despite reservations about the former Exxon Mobil CEO as the Republican lawmaker backed away from any challenge to the new president.
Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press | Posted Jan 23rd - 9:20am
President Donald Trump's economic plans are nothing if not ambitious: Annual growth of 4 percent — or more. A diminished trade gap. The creation of 25 million jobs over 10 years, including the return of good-paying factory positions.
Cold, still weather in London prompted the mayor to issue a "very high" air pollution alert for the first time Monday, while thick freezing fog caused numerous flight delays and cancellations at London Heathrow and other area airports.
A lawsuit claiming Snapchat's "speed filter" tempted a woman to drive too fast before she crashed into a couple's car has been dismissed by a judge who says the Communications Decency Act provides the social media company with immunity.
Christopher Weber, Associated Press | Posted Jan 23rd - 9:00am
The tail end of a punishing winter storm system lashed California with thunderstorms and severe winds Monday after breaking rainfall records, washing out roads and whipping up enormous waves. At least four people died and several others were rescued from raging floodwaters during three storms in four days.
Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press | Posted Jan 23rd - 8:45am
A Hungarian teacher who pulled some students out of a fiery bus in Italy despite getting burned and losing his own two children in the crash was being hailed as a hero Monday as Hungary held a national day of mourning for the 16 victims.
Julie Pace and Jill Colvin, Associated Press | Posted Jan 23rd - 8:13am
Opening his first official week in office, President Donald Trump warned business leaders Monday that he would impose a "substantial border tax" on companies that move their manufacturing out of the United States, while promising tax advantages to companies that produce products domestically.