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NY judge imposes $15 million fine on unlicensed cannabis shops owner who says he gave free samples

The owner of seven unlicensed cannabis shops in New York whose promotions included an Easter egg hunt has been fined more than $15 million after state officials complained he repeatedly ignored notices to stop operating without approval, authorities

Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in the US, a new study says

For the first time, the number of Americans who use marijuana just about every day has surpassed the number who drink that often, a shift some 40 years in the making as recreational pot use became more mainstream and legal in nearly half of U.S.
By the numbers: There are now more daily marijuana users in the US than daily alcohol users

By the numbers: There are now more daily marijuana users in the US than daily alcohol users

New research based on data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, published Wednesday in the journal Addiction, compares Americans' use of cannabis and alcohol over the past 40 years. Here are some of the findings and other notable numbers.
UK's Cameron praises progress in joint effort with Albania to stop illegal migration

UK's Cameron praises progress in joint effort with Albania to stop illegal migration

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — British Foreign Secretary David Cameron hailed progress in a U.K.-Albania joint effort to cut illegal migration, saying small boat arrivals from Albania to the U.K.
Sean 'Diddy' Combs accused of 2003 sexual assault in lawsuit

Sean 'Diddy' Combs accused of 2003 sexual assault in lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — A former model accused Sean “Diddy” Combs of sexually assaulting her at his New York City recording studio in 2003 in a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the latest in a series of allegations against the embattled hip-hop mogul.

'Top two' primary election measure makes South Dakota's November ballot

Voters in Republican-majority South Dakota will decide this fall whether to abandon partisan primaries and make contests open to all candidates regardless of party affiliation.

With Olympics approaching, it’s time to recognize children as a protected class in sport

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Congo names third American in a foiled coup plot as mourners gather in Utah to remember plot leader

Congo names third American in a foiled coup plot as mourners gather in Utah to remember plot leader

Congo's army spokesman on Tuesday released the name of the third American involved a foiled coup plot in Kinshasa, while family members in Utah gathered to mourn Christian Malanga, the eccentric leader of the brazen and ill-fated attack targeting the

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

Judge in Trump's hush money trial threatened to remove witness from court for behavior on stand NEW YORK (AP) — The judge in Donald Trump's hush money trial cleared the courtroom of reporters Monday and then threatened to remove the defense's witness

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EDT

Judge in Trump's hush money trial threatened to remove witness from court for behavior on stand NEW YORK (AP) — The judge in Donald Trump's hush money trial cleared the courtroom of reporters Monday and then threatened to remove the defense's witness