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In a claim that's meeting with skepticism in Kiev, Russian-backed separatists say they've started to withdraw heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine, as required by a recent cease-fire.
The mass abduction took place in rural villages in a portion of Syria that's less than 150 miles west of Mosul, Iraq, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The new law means people over age 21 can consume small amounts of pot — if they can find it. It's still illegal to sell marijuana in Alaska.
The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Tuesday about a case that centers on whether there should be a six-year time limit on being able to sue a company over its oversight of funds it offers in a retirement plan. The question has pitted the AARP, the U.S. Solicitor General and others against groups representing employers and the financial industry.
"The people who run these plans have a legitimate interest in saying: look you can't sue us for 20 years of damage," says Norman Stein, a professor at Drexel University who is an expert on laws surrounding employee benefits and pensions.
But employers are arguing that that six-year limit should apply not to damages, but to when a fund was introduced into a company's retirement plan. That would limit the number of funds subject to lawsuits.
Market players are focused on key testimony about interest rates and jobs that starts this morning. More on that. Plus, Comcast stock is up a bit after the cable and media content company reported fourth quarter profits up from a year earlier. This a few weeks before federal regulators are scheduled to decide whether to allow a merger with Time Warner Cable. And underground water and drain pipes in America are often state of the art ... if we were living in 1915. Money to replace and upgrade has been in short supply. But in the nation's capital, the utilities are embarking on a $2.6 billion dollar remedy in the form of a tunnel.