New recruits would not be allowed tattoos visible below the elbow or knee or above the neckline. Current soldiers would be permitted to keep any tattoos not deemed racist, sexist or extremist.
Food stamps have figured in Americans' ideas about the poor for decades, from President Lyndon Johnson's vision of a Great Society to President Ronald Reagan's scorn for crooked "welfare queens" and President Bill Clinton's pledge to "end welfare as we know it."
Leaders in the Oregon House say momentum is building to legalize marijuana in Oregon, so the Legislature itself should write a ballot measure in hopes of getting a law that's well thought out.
Though the federal government has said it won’t fight the legalization, marijuana is still illegal under federal law. That makes banks leery about taking money from the retail outlets.
The Obama administration is facing criticism over its attempt to straddle the federal law that makes marijuana illegal and state laws that permit recreational use of the drug.
Supervisors in a far Northern California county where residents are fed up with what they see as a lack of representation at the state capitol and overregulation have voted in favor of separating from the state.
Drug abuse prevention groups asked the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday how it will know whether its acceptance of recreational marijuana laws in Washington and Colorado affects public health.
The federal government says it will not sue to stop the states of Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana use.
Striving to take action where Congress would not, the Obama administration announced new steps Thursday on gun control.
On Aug. 28, 1963, AP reporter Raymond J. Crowley went to the National Mall and chronicled the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which went on to become one of the most famous political rallies in U.S. history.
A federal appeals court Friday overturned the conviction of a man who operated an Oregon-based Islamic charity on charges he smuggled money out of the country to help Chechen rebels fight Russian forces.
Parents in the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District voice their concerns about a new student transgender law.
Thousands of civilian drones are expected in U.S. skies within a few years and concerns they could be used to spy on Americans are fueling legislative efforts in several states to regulate the unmanned aircraft.
The Times-News reports a group called Direct Action claimed responsibility for Sunday evening's release on its website magazine called "Bite Back."
In an interview with KATU News, Reza Aslan said he doesn't blame the Fox News interviewer who pushed him about being a Muslim writing a book on Christianity. He said he wants people to back off criticizing her.