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California Eyes Pot Payoff of $1.4B

Lawmaker says bill to tax marijuana like alcohol would generate over a billion in revenue for cash-strapped state

Honduras Interim Leader Willing to Step Down

Honduras' interim leader said Wednesday he is willing to step down to help end his country's political crisis, but only if ousted President Manuel Zelaya isn't allowed to regain power.

Taxing for Your Health Like It's 1986

Democrats seek to create new taxes to fund health bill — taxing millionaire families as much as 45 percent

Israeli Warships in Suez Canal a Signal to Iran?

Two Israeli warships reportedly sailed through the Suez Canal on Tuesday, ten days after a submarine believed to be nuclear-armed made the crossing.

Magazine Posts Video of 1984 Jackson Pepsi Ad Fire

A video showing Michael Jackson during the 1984 Pepsi commercial accident that some blame for his painkiller addiction was posted online by Usmagazine.com.

Farewell Sears Tower: Tallest Building in U.S. Renamed

But when Chicago residents go to bed Thursday night their beloved Sears Tower, one of the world's iconic skyscrapers and the tallest building in the U.S., will no longer be the Sears Tower. It will be Willis Tower.

3 Dead After Small Plane Crashes Near Los Angeles

A small plane crashed between buildings at a suburban Los Angeles airport Wednesday, killing three people on board, authorities said.

The Seavers: Now and Then

PHOTOS: The 'Growing Pains' clan was one of TV's happiest families — so how did the Seaver kids turn out?

Police Shoot, Kill Armed Man Near U.S. Capitol

A police chase near the U.S. Capitol ended in a chaotic scene Wednesday evening with police shooting and killing a fleeing man after he pulled a gun on officers.