Tag: Washington

Duke, Duchess of Cambridge to meet President in Washington [VIDEO]

Prince William and Kate start their whirlwind tour of New York City on Monday, one that could include mingling with the American version of royals. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived Sunday for a three-day trip, their first to the Big Apple. — Prince William will split for a while Monday morning for a…

Ex-Nazis Got Millions in Social Security

Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found. The payments, which were underwritten by American taxpayers, flowed through a legal loophole that gave the Justice Department leverage to persuade Nazi suspects…

Washington Pot Sales Hit $3.8M [VIDEO]

Pot smokers in Washington propelled the state’s first month of legal marijuana sales to just under $3.8 million, meaning more than $1 million in state taxes, the state reported Friday. Licenses have been issued to about 40 stores, though only 18 sold marijuana in July and 16 have reported August sales. “It’s off to a…

6 climbers missing on Washington’s Mount Rainier

Rescuers are searching for six people who have gone missing while climbing Mount Rainier in Washington State. The group, which included two guides, was last contacted at 6 p.m. on Wednesday as they were ascending more than 12,000 feet up Liberty Ridge. Another climbing party reported finding ice axes at the bottom of a cliff.…

Washington Monument Reopened To Public

The Washington Monument reopened to the public for tours on Monday nearly three years after it was damaged by a 2011 earthquake. Photo: Members of the United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drums Corps march beneath the Washington Monument in Washington, DC, on May 12. (AP Photo)

Phoenix VA officials on leave over allegations of delays in care

Three officials at the veterans hospital in Phoenix were placed on leave amid allegations that patients may have died because of delays in care. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said the officials include Phoenix Veterans Health Care Center director Sharon Helman and associate Lance Robinson. Officials are investigating allegations that up to 40 patients…

18 People Still Missing in Deadly Mudslide, More Flooding Feared [VIDEO]

Eighteen people were still unaccounted for Sunday in the wake of a mudslide that killed three and injured seven others in Washington State, officials said Sunday — as fears were raised of more disastrous flooding. The number of missing people in the square mile mudslide that washed over Snohomish County would be “fluid,” said Snohomish…

Washington governor suspends death penalty in state

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced he is suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state. According to a draft statement obtained by The Associated Press, Inslee said that the use of the death penalty is inconsistent and unequal. “Equal justice under the law is the state’s primary responsibility,” he said in the written…

11-year-old arrested after bringing gun to school

An 11-year-old boy has been arrested in Vancouver, Wash. after he brought over 400 rounds of ammunition, multiple knives and a handgun to a school in the area, police say. The middle school boy has been taken to a juvenile detention facility, there have been no injuries. read more at cnn live

Washington State OKs Rules For Legal Marijuana Sales

The Washington state Liquor Control Board on Wednesday adopted rules that will let 334 retail marijuana stores open across the state. The decision came after almost 11 months of research and discussion since voters approved the legalization of possession of up to an ounce of pot for recreational use. Applications to run the stores will…

Obama Signs Order To Begin $85B In Sequester Spending

President Obama on Friday signed an order that starts putting into effect across-the-board budget cuts known as the “sequester” after he and congressional leaders failed to find an alternative budget plan. The President, after an Oval Office meeting with the lawmakers, called the cuts “just dumb.” He said they would slow the economic recovery and…