Colorado and Washington voted Tuesday to legalize marijuana for recreational use. That move might eventually cut into the profits of Mexican drug cartels, says Beau Kilmer, co-director of the Drug Policy Research Center at the Rand Corporation.
That's exactly what happend to Kayla Smith, a bartender in Vancouver. A thief stole her $1000 Masi road bike. A friend spotted it the next day on Craigslist. But she didn't call the Mounties. She set-up her own ambush.
The World's Mary Kay Magistad has details on Condoleeza Rice's visit to China, as today the Secretary of State urged China to use its influence to get North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program.
With national policy on climate and energy in political gridlock, the opponents are fighting in local and state trenches. That's why money is pouring into a small county north of Seattle, where there's a debate over a shipping terminal that would send coal to Asia.