By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An initiative to legalize marijuana possession in the District of Columbia was cleared on Wednesday for a Nov. 4 vote in the U.S. capital, an election board spokeswoman said. Dr. Malik Burnett, District policy manager for the Drug Policy Alliance, which backs the initiative, said in a statement, "It is clear from the number of signatures the campaign was able to submit that citizens want a major change in D.C.’s marijuana laws.” Initiative 71 allows adults over the age of 21 to possess up to 2 ounces (56 grams) of marijuana. It allows for the cultivation of up to six marijuana plants at home. The ballot measure does not touch on the sale of marijuana.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2025, self-driving cars could be the norm, people could have more leisure time and goods could become cheaper. Or, there could be chronic unemployment and an even wider income gap, human interaction could become a luxury and the wealthy could live in walled cities with robots serving as labor.
DETROIT (AP) — Instead of handling his shotgun "like a toy" and shooting an unarmed woman who showed up at his home early one morning, a suburban Detroit man should have kept his doors locked and called police, a prosecutor said Wednesday, urging jurors to convict him of murder.
The giggles and innocence neighbors associated with the playground at the Pinebrook Village mobile home park vanished in the screams of a 9-year-old boy, who witnesses and authorities said was stabbed in the back by a 12-year-old.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target Corp. is adding its name to a legal defense of gay marriage, joining other large companies that are taking a stand, just four years after the retailer came under criticism for supporting a strident opponent of same-sex unions.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks stabilized on Wednesday as energy prices rebounded. The stock market dropped to its lowest level since May Tuesday as Russia massed troops near its border with Ukraine. Molson Coors jumped after reporting strong earnings.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — StubHub, the ticket reselling subsidiary of eBay Inc., is launching its StubHub Music app nationwide as it goes after core music fans in a challenge to Live Nation in the concert business.