By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) 03/28 — Federal legalization of hemp arrived in the U.S. late last year and expanded an industry already booming because of the skyrocketing popularity of CBDs,
By CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer 03/25 Five years after Colorado first legalized marijuana, a new study shows pot’s bad effects are sending more people to the emergency room.
By JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) 03/30 — The man accused of killing a woman who got into his car thinking it was her Uber ride had activated the child locks in his backseat so the doors could only be opened from the outside,
CANTON, Ill. (AP) 03/29 — A man convicted of murder as a suspected member of the notorious “Ripper Crew” that killed as many as 20 Chicago-area women in the 1980s has been released from prison,Read more »
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 03/30 — High-capacity gun magazines will remain legal in California under a ruling Friday by a federal judge who cited home invasions where a woman used the extra bullets in her weapon to kill an attacker while in two other cases women without additional ammunition ran out of bullets.
By AMANDA SEITZ and HERBERT G. McCANN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 03/29 — City officials have ordered Jussie Smollett to pay $130,000 to cover the cost of the investigation into his report of a street attack that Chicago police say was staged to promote his career.
By LISA BAUMANN and GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) 03/28 — A man opened fire on motorists in a Seattle neighborhood in what authorities are calling a “random”
DETROIT (AP) 03/28 — Police believe a man charged with possessing 10 pounds of heroin and 4 pounds of cocaine has fled to Mexico after a Detroit-area judge required him to pay a bond of just $200.Read more »
By LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) 03/28 — The largest supplier of bump stocks turned in its entire remaining inventory to be destroyed — some 60,000 devices.
By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 03/28 — A 19-time felon suspected of escaping from authorities, getting shot by Las Vegas police and leading a wild chase in a stolen truck stood before a judge the next day,
By MICHAEL TARM and AMANDA SEITZ, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 03/27 — Prosecutors still insist Jussie Smollett faked a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in the hopes that the attention would advance his acting career.
By AMANDA SEITZ and MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 03/26 — Infuriating Chicago’s mayor and police chief, prosecutors abruptly dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett on Tuesday after the “Empire”
By NICK PERRY, Associated Press DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) 03/24 — New Zealanders are debating the limits of free speech after their chief censor banned the 74-page manifesto written and released by the man accused of slaughtering 50 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.
DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) 03/24 — Indonesian authorities have arrested a Russian tourist who was attempting to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of the resort island of Bali,Read more »
By ERIC TUCKER, MICHAEL BALSAMO, CHAD DAY and JULIE PACE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/25 — Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated”
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By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 03/22 — Four rural Nevada counties are balking at a new state law calling for strict background checks,
By CEDAR ATTANASIO, Associated Press EL PASO, Texas (AP) 03/22 — A West Texas sheriff’s deputy was critically wounded Friday after being shot multiple times during a traffic stop,
By RAMESH SANTANAM and MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) 03/23 — A jury acquitted a white former police officer Friday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager as he was fleeing a high-stakes traffic stop outside Pittsburgh,
By CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) 03/22 — New York state’s ban on personal ownership of stun guns is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday in the latest in a series of court decisions that have led to the loosening of restrictions on the weapons in several states.