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Legal Marijuana Milestone Heads for Seattle Museum

Posted: 07/23/2014 - The first recreational marijuana sold legally in Seattle will be put on display at the city's Museum of History and Industry after a woman donated part of her purchase Tuesday.

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Police Probing Switch of Flags on Brooklyn Bridge

Posted: 07/23/2014 - Police are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers in the dead of night, disabled lights illuminating two large American flags and then replaced the flags with bleached-white ones.

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Survey Finds Sharp Increase in Teen Use of HGH

Posted: 07/23/2014 - Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.

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China Detains Employees of Suspect Meat Scandal

Posted: 07/23/2014 - Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier.

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China Meat Scandal Hits Starbucks, Burger King

Posted: 07/22/2014 - A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald's said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat for its chicken nuggets.

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South African Park Considers Rhino Evacuation

Posted: 07/21/2014 - South Africa's Kruger National Park is considering a plan to move some rhinos out of the flagship wildlife reserve in an attempt to protect them from poachers.

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Amazon Rolls Out 'Netflix-For-Books' Style Service

Posted: 07/18/2014 - Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to expand its services to attract more users.

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Apple May Refund $400M in Digital Book Settlement

Posted: 07/17/2014 - Apple will refund up to $400 million to consumers ensnared in a plot to raise the prices of digital books unless the company gets a court to overturn a decision affirming its pivotal role in the collusion.

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Mother of 2 Makes NFL Cheerleading Squad at Age 40

Posted: 07/17/2014 - She hadn't done splits and high kicks since her cheerleading days in high school, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal: to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations.

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Microsoft to Cut Up to 18,000 Jobs Over Next Year

Posted: 07/17/2014 - Microsoft has announced the biggest layoffs in its history, saying it will cut up to 18,000 jobs or 14 percent of its staff as it works to cut down on management layers and integrate the Nokia cellphone business it bought in April.

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Studies See New Risks for Cholesterol Drug Niacin

Posted: 07/17/2014 - New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that hundreds of thousands of Americans take for cholesterol problems and general heart health.

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New Brain Protein Tied to Alzheimer's Disease

Posted: 07/16/2014 - Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer's disease, different from the amyloid and tau that make up the sticky brain plaques and tangles long known to be its hallmarks.

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Casino Boat with 123 People Aboard Stuck on Rocks

Posted: 07/16/2014 - A casino boat with 123 people aboard was stuck on rocks off the coast of Georgia on Wednesday, and Coast Guard crews said they were awaiting high tide to potentially remove passengers.

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In Seattle, Delivering Legal Pot Illegally

Posted: 07/15/2014 - William "Jackrabbit" Large pulls his SUV onto the side of a downtown Seattle street, parking behind an Amazon Fresh delivery truck and carrying a product the online retailer doesn't offer: marijuana.

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