December 10, 2013 The country's President Jose Mujica says the prohibition of cannabis hasn't worked. The new law would allow the growing, selling and using of the drug.
December 10, 2013 Riot police in the capital dislodged protesters in Independence Square. Since last month, anti-government demonstrators have come out in force to oppose the president's move to back away from closer ties with the EU.
December 10, 2013 A recent op-ed from a centrist Democratic think tank reignited an intraparty fight over the political pluses and perils of economic populism. But there are good reasons why we're unlikely to see a repeat of the battles of the mid-1980s.
December 10, 2013 The deal hammered out by GOP Rep. Paul Ryan and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray would restore $65 billion in sequestration cuts in exchange for cuts elsewhere and additional fees.
December 10, 2013 Without a farm bill, dairy policy will revert to 1949 law, and wholesale milk prices could double. But the Senate Agriculture Committee chairwoman says she expects a bill to pass in January, in time to avert a spike in milk prices.
December 10, 2013 Ex-actress Shannon Guess Richardson, who had minor roles on The Walking Dead and The Blind Side, says that she tried to frame her estranged husband for the tainted letters.
December 10, 2013 All medications come with risks, and one of the risks with popular heartburn medicines seems to be that they interfere with the absorption of vitamin B-12. That can cause troubling symptoms, from anemia and depression to dementia.
December 10, 2013 The family had gone to an abandoned mining town in northern Nevada to play in the snow and didn't return. They faced subzero temperatures.
December 10, 2013 The vaccine made by Novartis isn't approved for general use in the United States. But the Food and Drug Administration is allowing it on the Princeton campus. The university is offering the vaccine to students and some other people on campus through Thursday.
December 10, 2013 In the male-dominated world of cars and trucks, Mary Barra put herself into the driver's seat. On Tuesday, General Motors chose Barra, the daughter of a Pontiac plant worker, to become its new chief executive. Analysts say she may bring fresh ideas about how to sell autos to women.
December 10, 2013 A herd of goats make a seemingly miraculous escape from an avalanche in the Alps.
December 10, 2013 President Obama shook hands Tuesday with Cuban leader Raul Castro, a move that led to speculation about the future of ties between the two Cold War-era foes. But one expert says none of the issues separating the U.S. and Cuba will be resolved by a handshake alone.
December 10, 2013 The Volcker rule, a key part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial law, prevents banks from using government-insured money to make speculative bets.
December 10, 2013 Since Hurricane Katrina, the hated rodents have flourished in piles of trash and blighted buildings. But when simply setting traps didn't work, city officials decided to take a more methodical approach to rat control. They're attacking the problems that invite the rats — and they're winning.
December 10, 2013 Inflation in Venezuela — which has hit 54 percent this year — is among the world's highest. Basic goods like toilet paper and milk are out of reach for the average consumer. Presidential orders for business owners to empty their warehouses and slash prices are delighting shoppers, but dismaying shop owners.