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Cannabis hearing: Hundreds head to state Capitol to support legalizing medical marijuana
Testimony at a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Select Agencies hearing on medical cannabis drew a crowd of hundreds of people to the state Capitol building Wednesday — some to support the use of cannabis and others to support legalization of marijuana.
Man learns diving to search for missing wife
Though it has been almost three years since the Great East Japan Earthquake, Yasuo Takamatsu's love for his missing wife is unchanged, prompting him to acquire a national diving license to find her remains by himself.
Judge: Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages
U.S. District Court Judge John Heyburn acknowledges some Kentuckians will be "confused - even angry" by his decision that the state must honor same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. He was certainly right on the latter point, though plenty also cheered his ruling.
I built the “so-and-so is typing” feature in chat
How do you feel about the typing indicator - "David is typing" - that appears on your buddy's screen while you're composing a message in chat? Does it make you feel self-conscious about how long you're taking to write a message?
US News names its 'Best Cars for the Money'
U.S. News & World Report Wednesday announced its annual Best Cars for the Money list on its Best Cars website.
Barbie to appear in SI swimsuit issue as toy brand struggles
Putting Barbie in Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue is Mattel Inc.'s latest attempt to generate conversation about the 11.5-inch icon and reverse falling Barbie brand sales.
AAA seeking nominations for School Safety Patroler of the Year awards
AAA Oklahoma is calling for nominations for its third annual Oklahoma Adult School Crossing Guard and AAA School Safety Patroler of the Year awards.
“Crossing guards and Safety Patrolers are there day in and day out to ensure our kids get to and from school safely,” said Chuck Mai, AAA Oklahoma spokesman. “As a safety advocate, AAA is proud to show our appreciation for their efforts and dedication.”
AAA invites students, parents, school administrators, faculty, staff and the general public to nominate candidates whom they believe deserve to be recognized. Self-nominations also will be accepted. The deadline to submit is April 1.
Beatles fans take magical history tour 50 years later
Under the concrete ribs of the barrel-shell roof of a crumbling coliseum, the capital awaits the Beatles. Or, rather, the Beatles tribute band. The real thing is exactly 50 years gone on this Tuesday night, in this exact spot in Northeast Washington, and Washington must make do with imitation, with nostalgia, with the reverb of the past.
Risky things drivers do in their cars
Everyone understands the risk of taking your eyes off the road or your hands off the steering wheel, says David Teater, senior director of transportation strategic initiatives for the National Safety Council. But most people don't appreciate the demands of driving on the parts of the brain involved in attention, planning and language, he says.
How the U.S. government spends millions to get people to eat more pizza
It all adds up to a lot of calories: On an average day, the report notes, pizza provides 6 percent of the total caloric intake for American children and 4 percent for American adults.
Iconic child star Shirley Temple Black dies at 85
Shirley Temple Black, the child actor who lifted America's spirits and Hollywood's profits during the Great Depression with tunes such as "On the Good Ship Lollipop," then left the spotlight at 21 for a life of political service and limited celebrity, has died.
Who says 60 is too old to figure skate? The sport offers health benefits, but be careful.
For most people near age 50, ice is a source of peril, a sure fall and maybe even broken bones. The idea that someone approaching 60 and even past 70 could not just step on ice intentionally but do so in figure skates (kind of like knife edges strapped to boots), with plans to master difficult moves and perhaps train for competitions - even if not the Olympics - may sound crazy.
Redesigned Mazda3 among best new small cars
Mazda must be dabbling in black magic.
How else can you explain the fact that this relatively small Japanese company is doing what no one else in the car industry seems to have figured out? They’re building cars that get amazing gas mileage and are exhilarating to drive at the same time.
You're doing it wrong: how to make better ramen
The finer points of instant ramen preparation may be up for debate, but the noodle cakes and flavor packets bequeathed to the world by Momofuku Ando are un-mess-up-able.
Embracing 'chill' at the Winter Games
You started by sending your child to the right schools to be noticed, and on to the taskmaster, type-A coaches charged with, ahem, disciplining and honing a future champion's potential.
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