Marlboro maker places $1.8 billion bet on marijuana
Marlboro maker places $1.8 billion bet on marijuana

Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. is taking a 45 percent stake in Cronos Group, the Canadian medical and recreational marijuana provider said Friday.

Next U.N. ambassador won't be part of Cabinet, Trump announces his nominee
Next U.N. ambassador won't be part of Cabinet, Trump announces his nominee

Officials say U.N. ambassador post to be downgraded to non-Cabinet position, Trump announces his nominee.

Stocks turn lower, led by tech companies
Stocks turn lower, led by tech companies

Stocks are falling sharply on Wall Street, erasing an early gain, as the market closed in on its third weekly decline in four weeks.

Trump to nominate William Barr as next U.S. Attorney General
Trump to nominate William Barr as next U.S. Attorney General

President Trump announces that he has nominated former attorney general William Barr to be the next permanent AG.

Judge: Clinton's private emails are 'one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency'
Judge: Clinton's private emails are 'one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency'

"At best, State's efforts to pass off its deficient search as legally adequate during settlement negotiations was negligence born out of incompetence," Lamberth wrote. "At worst, career employees at the State and Justice Departments colluded to scuttle public scrutiny of Clinton, skirt FOIA, and hoodwink this court."

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree now lit and on display
U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree now lit and on display

With the flip of a switch, Washington wasn’t just its partisan colors of red and blue. Instead, they are the colors of the season.

Tyler Perry pays off layaway items at 2 Georgia Walmart stores
Tyler Perry pays off layaway items at 2 Georgia Walmart stores

 The 49-year-old actor and filmmaker paid for layaway items at two Walmarts in the state — the store’s East Point and Douglasville locations. 

American priest arrested in Philippines, accused of sexually abusing boys
American priest arrested in Philippines, accused of sexually abusing boys

The Rev. Kenneth Bernard Hendricks was arrested in the Philippines on Wednesday.

Emotional state funeral for George H.W. Bush
Emotional state funeral for George H.W. Bush

The nation says goodbye to its 41st president in an emotional state funeral in Washington Wednesday paying honor and respect to the life of George Herbert Walker Bush.

On Friday this Alaska road collapsed in an earthquake. It's already been fixed
On Friday this Alaska road collapsed in an earthquake. It's already been fixed

The 7.0-magnitude earthquake opened a huge hole in the road that made the unfortunate SUV that fell in look like a toy. Less than four days later, it was repaired.

Nation says goodbye to Bush: 'To us, he was close to perfect'
Nation says goodbye to Bush: 'To us, he was close to perfect'

"He valued character over pedigree and he was not a cynic. He looked for the good in everybody, and usually he found it," President George W. Bush told 3,000 political leaders and family members.

A woman is suing Hilton for $100M, claiming she was secretly filmed in the shower and blackmailed
A woman is suing Hilton for $100M, claiming she was secretly filmed in the shower and blackmailed

The Chicago woman  was staying at a Hampton Inn and Suites in Albany, New York when she was recorded by a hidden camera in her room's bathroom, a lawsuit says.

Biden 2020?
Biden 2020?

He says he'll make a final decision if he's running in the next few months.

From soldiers to students, thousands pay respects to George H.W. Bush inside Capitol Rotunda
From soldiers to students, thousands pay respects to George H.W. Bush inside Capitol Rotunda

There was a steady stream of well-wishers throughout the day inside the U.S. Capitol Rotunda Tuesday with thousands of Americans paying their respects to the late president George H.W. Bush on Tuesday.

Eddie Murphy becomes a father for the 10th time
Eddie Murphy becomes a father for the 10th time

The 57-year-old actor and his fiancée, Paige Butcher, 39, have reportedly welcomed a son named Max Charles Murphy.

Unusual pattern of signatures emerges as North Carolina probes allegations in House race
Unusual pattern of signatures emerges as North Carolina probes allegations in House race

A review found three witnesses signed more than 40 absentee ballots each, another signed 30, and three other people signed more than 10 apiece.

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl

Ohio State head coach, Urban Meyer announced he will retire from coaching after the Rose Bowl.

Thousands pay respect to former President Bush in Washington
Thousands pay respect to former President Bush in Washington

President Trump and First Lady Melania made their way to the capitol Monday night, standing in silence in front of the flag draped casket. 

Stocks turn jittery again, Dow sinks 500
Stocks turn jittery again, Dow sinks 500

Stocks are turning sharply lower on Wall Street as trading turns jittery again, erasing 500 points from the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Poll asks what makes a 'real American?'
Poll asks what makes a 'real American?'

The trait most important to being a "real American" is to believe in treating people equally, according to a new poll. The least important traits were being a Christian (55% said it was not important), and having been born in America (49%)

He's a US citizen born in Philadelphia. He says ICE detained him anyway
He's a US citizen born in Philadelphia. He says ICE detained him anyway

"It's shocking and not right that somebody can lose their human rights and have all dignity stripped away simply because someone delivers a piece of paper or signs a form," Brown said in a statement

Washington and the world begin its long goodbye to the former 41st president
Washington and the world begin its long goodbye to the former 41st president

"He was a man who loved his family, who loved our country, and who served America with distinction all of his life," said Vice President Mike Pence.

Three Big Things: Bush funeral, gov't shutdown looms & border wall funding
Three Big Things: Bush funeral, gov't shutdown looms & border wall funding

The funeral proceedings for former U.S. President George H.W. Bush have shifted the legislative schedule and holiday ceremonies on Capitol Hill this week.

Halsey's message for Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Halsey's message for Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Comments made by Ed Razek, the chief marketing officer for Victoria's Secret's parent company, in a November interview with Vogue sparked controversy. 

Yellow Jacket protests: French president on the verge of declaring a state of emergency
Yellow Jacket protests: French president on the verge of declaring a state of emergency

Some of the activists were looting stores and torching cars along the Champs-Elysees -- and tagging the Arc de Triomphe with graffiti reading, "Yellow Jackets will triumph." 

His country and companion continue to honor the 41st president
His country and companion continue to honor the 41st president

The Bush family spokesperson Jim McGrath shared a photo with the caption "mission complete."

Case wraps up orientation, eyes campaign finance reform
Case wraps up orientation, eyes campaign finance reform

Congressman-Elect Ed Case is a freshman by title. But after serving in more than two terms in the mid-2000s, he’s familiar with the way Washington works, and his fellow freshman Members know it.

6 month old body found in South Carolina landfill
6 month old body found in South Carolina landfill

A Florida woman has been charged in Edgefield County, SC.

Pelosi wins Speaker nomination, full House vote scheduled for January
Pelosi wins Speaker nomination, full House vote scheduled for January

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is making progress on her way to becoming Speaker of the House once again.

He's a US citizen born in Philadelphia. He says ICE detained him anyway
He's a US citizen born in Philadelphia. He says ICE detained him anyway

"It's shocking and not right that somebody can lose their human rights and have all dignity stripped away simply because someone delivers a piece of paper or signs a form," Brown said in a statement

Washington and the world begin its long goodbye to the former 41st president
Washington and the world begin its long goodbye to the former 41st president

"He was a man who loved his family, who loved our country, and who served America with distinction all of his life," said Vice President Mike Pence.

Three Big Things: Bush funeral, gov't shutdown looms & border wall funding
Three Big Things: Bush funeral, gov't shutdown looms & border wall funding

The funeral proceedings for former U.S. President George H.W. Bush have shifted the legislative schedule and holiday ceremonies on Capitol Hill this week.

Halsey's message for Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Halsey's message for Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Comments made by Ed Razek, the chief marketing officer for Victoria's Secret's parent company, in a November interview with Vogue sparked controversy. 

Yellow Jacket protests: French president on the verge of declaring a state of emergency
Yellow Jacket protests: French president on the verge of declaring a state of emergency

Some of the activists were looting stores and torching cars along the Champs-Elysees -- and tagging the Arc de Triomphe with graffiti reading, "Yellow Jackets will triumph."