Residents of the US capital will vote in November on whether to follow the states of Colorado and Washington in legalizing marijuana, following approval of the initiative Wednesday by its Board of Elections.
Howling winds pushed a massive wildfire in north-central Washington state in new directions Saturday.
President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday to create the largest ocean preserve in the world by banning drilling, fishing and other activities in a massive stretch of the Pacific Ocean in a move to protect fragile marine life.
Spending on veterans’ health care could double in three years under the U.S. Senate’s solution to the long waits experienced by thousands seeking medical care at government-run veterans’ hospitals and clinics, according to congressional budget experts.
The indictment of five Chinese military officials on cyber espionage charges will intensify friction between Beijing and Washington.