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A new federal report shows that the percentage of high school students who smoke marijuana is slowly rising, possibly a consequence of relaxation of restrictions on the drug.
Inventys Thermal Technologies, which takes a novel approach to carbon capture and storage, has won a vote of confidence from an influential scientist.
With the benefit of hindsight, the Iraqi foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari, counseled President Hamid Karzai to get over his differences with the Americans and sign a security agreement with the United States.
Federal prosecutors have charged a Harvard student with making bomb threats that led to the evacuation of four campus buildings on Monday.
A Nebraska nuclear plant that has been idle for nearly three years because of safety concerns has been cleared to begin operations again.
Archbishop John Nienstedt is stepping aside while authorities investigate an allegation that he inappropriately touched a boy’s buttocks during a 2009 group photo session.
The Washington City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved raising the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the highest rates among American cities.
Paul A. Ciancia faces a first-degree murder charge after a shooting spree at Los Angeles International Airport on Nov. 1.
Letters and numbers written on Karl H. Pierson’s forearm were linked to several locations inside Arapahoe High School in Centennial, officials said.
John B. Beliveau II admitted providing Navy Criminal Investigative Service files to a Malaysian contractor in return for cash and prostitutes.
The bipartisan budget deal may not be a cure-all for the gridlock in Washington, but it provides a much-needed break in the inaction.
Three longtime representatives, including two from swing districts, joined a wave of lawmakers from both parties who will leave Congress after the midterm elections next year.
An association of American professors with almost 5,000 members has become the largest academic group in the country to support a push to isolate Israel over its treatment of Palestinians.
President Obama’s loyalists are quietly jockeying over who will plan his post-presidential library, a plum task at the intersection of wealthy donors, perks and powerful networks.
A lawyer who called himself a philanthropist was sentenced to six years in a fraud case in which he cost insurance companies and bond insurers $46 million, a judge said.
A detainee facing a death penalty trial complained of torture instead of answering a judge’s question.
A definitive decision on a telephone surveillance effort seems likely, but much else is unclear, as Supreme Court opinions have pointed in opposite directions.
A meeting that started with discussions about the federal health care site shifted quickly to the concerns of Apple, Microsoft, Google and other companies over National Security Agency spying.
The Department of Defense has identified 2,278 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked the C.I.A. for an internal study that lawmakers believe is broadly critical of the C.I.A.’s detention and interrogation program.