Pot smokers lit up at Seattle's Space Needle to mark its legalization in Washington. Possessing marijuana, however, is still a federal crime, and it's not clear yet if, or how, federal laws will be enforced.
A first deep look at vocabulary skills among America's students shows their vocabulary proficiency tracks closely with their reading ability overall. Racial gaps exist, but boys and girls performed about the same.
In November the state of Washington became one of three states to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples by popular vote. On Wednesday, county clerks braced for an onslaught of marriage license applications.
At the request of media organizations, the University of Colorado released over 3,000 emails pertaining to James Holmes, the former graduate student accused of killing 12 and wounding 58 at the premier of a 'Batman' movie this summer in Aurora, Colo.
The 20-year-old daughter of Ki-Suck Han, the man pushed onto the subway tracks Monday at the Times Square station, said it would have been great if someone had helped her dad before he was struck and killed by the train.