Talk to your grandparents about marijuana - before somebody else does. The latest release of a massive federal drug use survey shows monthly marijuana use has skyrocketed among older Americans. The past decade, in fact, has seen a sea change in the demographics of marijuana use: As recently as the early 2000s, teens were more than four times more likely to use marijuana than 50 and 60 somethings. But as of 2017, Americans age 55 to 64 are now slightly more likely to smoke pot on a monthly basis than teens age 12 to 17. That difference is within the survey's margin of error.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump lashed out at Congress on Thursday for failing to deliver his long-promised border wall, unleashing a tweet that accused Democrats of "obstructing" border security and demanded that "REPUBLICANS MUST FINALLY GET TOUGH!" The trouble for Trump is that it's his own GOP allies - not just his political opponents - who have been standing in the way.
Valentino Dixon had never been golfing before. But from his drawings, it seemed he spent his life on the green. He drew hundreds of pictures of golf courses from prison - bright green landscapes beneath surreal golden skies, sometimes bordered by mountains or divided by streams. He drew his first one because the warden at Attica Correctional Facility asked him to, as a favor. He drew the next several dozen because, serving 38 years to life for a 1991 murder for which he always maintained his innocence, he needed an escape.
In the great dining dilemma of the Trump administration, there is no neutral territory. To serve is to face accusations of normalization, even complicity. Not to serve is to be tarred as uncivil, lacking proper table manners. This was the painful lesson learned by the Red Hen of Lexington, Virginia, in June, when the restaurant's staff refused to serve White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., a frequent White House foe, lashed out at Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday after the president's son appeared to mock the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual assault. President Donald Trump has been increasingly vocal in his defense of Kavanaugh since a confidential letter that detailed assault allegations became public, but he has largely stayed away from publicly challenging the accuser's credibility - unlike his eldest son.
A federal judge set sentencing for Dec. 18 for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, who admitted lying to the FBI about contacts with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in special counsel Robert Mueller III's probe. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan of the District of Columbia set the date in a court order Tuesday after prosecutors and attorneys for Flynn, in a joint filing Monday, requested sentencing between Nov. 28 and Dec. 7.
TOKYO - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to hold a second summit meeting with President Trump soon to speed up the denuclearization process, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday. Moon was speaking on his return to Seoul after a three-day summit with Kim in Pyongyang. There, Kim promised to allow external inspectors into his country to verify that a missile test and launch site had been permanently dismantled, and he pledged to permanently disable an important nuclear site if the United States also takes "corresponding steps."
MORRISVILLE, N.C. - With his home state flooded and the death toll rising, FEMA Administrator William "Brock" Long was on the verge of quitting this week. On Sunday, his bitter feud with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen seemed as though it would abate.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's declaration that "I don't have an attorney general" was not merely the cry of an executive feeling betrayed by a subordinate. It was also a raw expression of vulnerability and anger from a president who associates say increasingly believes he is unprotected - with the Russia investigation steamrolling ahead, anonymous administration officials seeking to undermine him and a referendum looming in the Nov.
LAWRENCE, Mass. - Days after an unusual natural-gas mishap led to dozens of explosions and fires across three towns north of Boston, lawyers have filed a class-action lawsuit against Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, claiming that the company's negligence forced residents out of more 8,600 homes, leaving them without shelter for days while officials worked to ensure their safety upon return.