Alexis Carey, 10, has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, a genetic disease that causes severe and multiple seizures. Oil extracted from marijuana helped other children, but Idaho’s marijuana laws do not allow for medicinal use.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will announce Tuesday that the administration, along with the Peace Corps, will expand a program to help adolescent girls across the world receive an education.
Then-Fort Worth, Texas, Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead and Taser International had a close relationship before and after the city signed a contract to purchase body cameras last year. Email communications and travel expense reports obtained by The Associated Press through a state open records request show how Halstead kept the company informed as he lobbied for the contract internally and accepted travel to events paid for by the company in the following months:
Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.
Three years after the Supreme Court upheld the health care law, by a single vote, the justices are poised to consider a new challenge – an appeal that has turned a routine question of how to interpret the statute into a threat to unravel the landmark 2010 law.
The underlying conservative philosophy remains unquestioned. “Conservatives want people to do more,” said Carter Wrenn, a Republican consultant based in Raleigh, N.C. “We believe individual responsibility is the key to prosperity and success.”
In the conservative conference’s search for a rising star, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin comes closest. He has momentum with conservatives. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have the passion. And Jeb Bush still faces widespread skepticism that’s not going away.
Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record.
Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Monday that the House might pass long-term funding for the Homeland Security Department without immigration provisions attached, as Republican options dwindled for avoiding a capitulation to the White House and Democrats.
The Maryland parents investigated for letting their young children walk home by themselves from a park were found responsible for “unsubstantiated” child neglect in a decision that has not fully resolved their clash with authorities over questions of parenting and children’s safety.
The man accused of killing three Muslim students in Chapel Hill last month kept pictures and detailed notes on parking activity in the condominium complex where the shootings occurred, according to a search warrant released Monday.
Michelle Obama will promote educating girls around the world during a mid-March visit to U.S. ally Japan, and to Cambodia, a place where the government's record on human rights gave her husband pause during a reluctant visit a couple of years ago.