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WASHINGTON-- A senior U.S. drug enforcement official urged Congress and others not to abandon scientific concerns over marijuana in favor of public opinion to legalize it, even as the Obama administration takes a hands-off approach in states where voters have made legal its sale and use.
Infections that can withstand some of the best antibiotics already are killing more than 23,000 Americans a year, and some bacteria are becoming resistant to drugs of last resort, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
WASHINGTON-- Carl Kasell, a signature voice of NPR News for decades, is stepping down from the comedy news quiz show "Wait, Wait... Kasell has been a recognizable voice on NPR for decades. NPR announced Kasell's retirement Tuesday.
WASHINGTON-- President Barack Obama's budget pushes Health and Human Services spending over $1 trillion for the first time, reflecting an aging population adding to the Medicare rolls, as well as expanded coverage for younger people through the new health law.
WASHINGTON-- The Institute for Supply Management reports on growth at U.S. services firms in January. The ISM will release its services index at 10 a.m. Eastern Wednesday. SLIGHT DECLINE: Economists forecast that the index fell to 53.2 in February, according to a survey by FactSet.
*Subsea 7 falls as Q4 earnings, outlook disappoint. *Adidas falls; sees hit from EM currency swings. LONDON, March 5- European shares were steady on Wednesday as Washington and Moscow were set to hold talks to ease tension over Ukraine, but companies Subsea 7 and Adidas suffered after downbeat results.
*Justice Department says practice of closing deals is legal. WASHINGTON, March 5- Sometime soon, maybe in the next month or so, a federal judge is expected to decide whether the creation of the world's biggest passenger airline, as envisioned by two companies and the U.S. Justice Department, was really a good idea.
NEW YORK/ ABU DHABI, March 4- Ben Bernanke earned more in 40 minutes on Tuesday than he made all of last year as head of the U.S. Bernanke was paid at least $250,000 for his first public speaking engagement, in Abu Dhabi, since stepping down in January, according to sources familiar with the matter.
MEXICO CITY, Mexico- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks before the Mexican Bankers Association- 0000 GMT. TORONTO, Canada- Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Tiff Macklem speaks at an event in Toronto- 0015 GMT.
HOUSTON, March 4- The controversial Keystone XL pipeline will receive President Obama' s blessing and be built to transport crude oil from Canada to Texas, TransCanada Corp Chief Executive Russ Girling predicted on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, March 4- The eastern and central United States were plunged into a deep freeze on Tuesday, with record low temperatures in the wake of a deadly storm expected to moderate in coming days. Baltimore; Scranton, Pennsylvania; Morgantown, West Virginia; Zanesville, Ohio; and Flint, Michigan all set or tied record lows.
March 4- Comcast Corp on Tuesday said its discounted Internet service for low-income families will be available indefinitely, a move that should please U.S. regulators as the company seeks approval for its $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable.
WASHINGTON _ Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for February, 10 a.m. Eastern. WASHINGTON _Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew testifies about the president's budget proposal before the Senate Finance Committee. WASHINGTON _ House Financial Services subcommittee hearing on data security and Americans' financial information.
*Kerry condemns Russian aggression in Ukraine. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday condemned Russia's "act of aggression" in Ukraine's Crimea region and said Moscow was looking for a pretext to invade more of the country.
KIEV/ SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine, March 4- Two days before Russian forces began the operation to seize Crimea, somebody threw two Molotov cocktails through the window of Black Sea TV. "It was a warning to us, so that we would stop," recalls Alexandra Kvitko, editor-in-chief of the only independent television station in the southern Ukrainian region.
WASHINGTON, March 4- The eastern and central United States were gripped by a deep freeze on Tuesday, with record low temperatures in the wake of a deadly storm expected to moderate in the coming days. The National Weather Service said the mercury plunged to minus-1 F at Washington Dulles International Airport, tying a monthly record.
MOSCOW/ KERCH, Ukraine, March 4- President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia would only use military force in Ukraine as a last resort, in remarks apparently intended to ease East-West tension over fears of war in the former Soviet republic.
Trade friction between the two countries has increased ahead of a general election in India, amid lingering tension over the recent arrest and strip search of a female diplomat in New York suspected of visa fraud.
WASHINGTON, March 3- Washington is weighing an array of economic weapons to penalise Russia for its armed intervention in Ukraine, from asset freezes to expelling Moscow from the G8 group of states, but may find Europe more reluctant to resort quickly to sanctions.
India would not agree to tougher rules on protecting intellectual property, he added. "There are issues which India has raised where we feel there is very high and unacceptable protectionism," he told reporters in New Delhi.