Colorado, Washington first US states to legalize marijuana

Colorado and Washington have become the first US states to legalize possession and use of marijuana for recreational purposes.

Rare US fungal meningitis outbreak grows; 5 dead

A fifth person has died in a growing outbreak of a rare form of meningitis that has sickened more than two dozen people in five US states.

More US states allowing guns in bars and restaurants

There are concerns that armed citizens would make the environment dangerous.

Key primary battles on US `Super Tuesday`

An anti-incumbent mood in US threatens to claim another victim on Tuesday.

Three US states declare emergency over Hurricane Ida

Governors of Florida and Alabama followed Louisiana`s Indian American chief executive Bobby Jindal in declaring emergency as hurricane Ida weakened to a tropical storm but still dangerously churned toward the US Gulf Coast.