• Business

    California issues 1st licenses for its legal pot market

    LOS ANGELES (AP) California has issued its first business licenses for the state's upcoming legal marijuana market.Recreational pot sales for adults start in California on Jan. 1, joining the state's long-running medical sales.The state on...

    By Michael R. Blood, Associated Press|

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    Feds: New York woman laundered bitcoin to aide Islamic State

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) A Long Island woman is accused of laundering bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and wiring the money overseas to help the Islamic State group, according to federal prosecutors.Zoobia Shahnaz, a 27-year-old...


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    Montana Republican gets behind Yellowstone mining ban

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is sponsoring legislation to withdraw land near Yellowstone National Park from future mining, after describing an identical Senate measure as "dead on arrival" in the House.Gianforte...


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    Masked men steal lobby ATMs from 5 Houston hotels

    HOUSTON (AP) Houston police believe the same group of masked men is responsible in the thefts of ATMs from the lobbies of five hotels over the past six days, including four in the last four nights.Police Robbery Division Lt. Cathy Richards said...

    By Michael Graczyk, Associated Press|

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    Correction: Conflicted Interests-ABRIDGED story

    In a story Dec. 6 about potential conflicts of interest among state legislators, The Associated Press and Center for Public Integrity reported erroneously that Nevada lawmakers in a special session last year took a historically unprecedented step...

    By The Associated Press|

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    Prosecutor won't file gun charges against Colorado lawmaker

    DENVER (AP) A Colorado state lawmaker arrested at Denver International Airport after a security screening found a loaded handgun in her bag will not face charges, prosecutors announced on Thursday."The evidence in this case indicates that Lori...

    By Kathleen Foody, Associated Press|

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    Closing arguments conclude at US FIFA corruption trial

    NEW YORK (AP) Closing arguments at the U.S. corruption trial of three former South American soccer officials concluded Thursday with the lawyer for an ex-president of Brazil's soccer federation claiming his client was clueless about a bribery...

    By Tom Hays, Associated Press|

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    New York, New Jersey reach funding pact for new rail tunnel

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) New York and New Jersey announced Thursday how they will pay for their share of an estimated $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River and other improvements, with New Jersey's outgoing governor...

    By David Porter, Associated Press|

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    Prosecutor: Not enough evidence yet in Damond shooting

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A Minnesota prosecutor said he doesn't yet have enough evidence to charge a Minneapolis police officer who killed an unarmed Australian woman this summer, blaming investigators who "haven't done their job."Hennepin County...

    By Steve Karnowski, Associated Press|

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    Massachusetts sues Betsy DeVos over student loan relief

    BOSTON (AP) Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has filed a lawsuit against U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos saying she failed to process applications for federal loan relief for former students of a now-defunct chain of for-profit...


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