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As haze clears, are American opinions on marijuana reaching tipping point?

The question has dipped in and out of the national conversation for decades: What should the United States do about marijuana?

Two dead in Alabama crash of UPS cargo plane

The pilot and co-pilot of a UPS cargo plane died Wednesday when their jet crashed, broke into pieces and burned near Birmingham's airport, officials said.

Jesse Jackson, Jr. gets 30 months in prison for misusing campaign funds

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., once a rising Democratic star whose political fortunes imploded over the use of campaign finances to support lavish personal spending, was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Wednesday.

Texas man racks up 48th arrest in 13 years, 29th arrest for public intoxication

A Lufkin man racked up his 48th arrest since 2000 on Monday night. Gary Lee Colquitt, 31, was arrested around 9:23 p.m., in the 500 block of Charlton Street for charges of Public Intoxication.

Farm linked to cyclospora stops sending lettuce to U.S.

A farm linked to the recent outbreak of cyclospora has stopped sending lettuce to the United States, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

New dangerous technology poses threat when uploading photos from your smartphone

Who thought posting pictures of your child's birthday party online from your smartphone would pose a potential threat to your family?

Uninsured next year? Here's your Obamacare penalty

Thinking of ignoring the Obamacare mandate to get health insurance next year? It could cost you.

Texas family discovers baby monitor hacked after they hear voices calling daughter's name from camera

A baby monitor brought on a horrifying situation for some Texas parents. The camera they were using to monitor their 2-year-old and keep her safe was hacked, and what the hacker did was chilling.

BUSTED: Drug smugglers cram $4.5M of heroin, cocaine in compact car

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, working the Anzalduas port of entry, seized over $4.5 million in narcotics.

Uninsured next year? Here's your Obamacare penalty

Thinking of ignoring the Obamacare mandate to get health insurance next year? It could cost you.