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Trial for US basketball star begins in Moscow-area court

Trial for US basketball star begins in Moscow-area court

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner is set to go on trial in a Moscow-area court Friday, about 4 1/2 months after she was arrested on cannabis possession charges at an airport while traveling to play for a Russian team.

Delaware lawmakers wrap up this year's legislative session

DOVER, Del.
US official: Migrants who died cleared inland checkpoint

US official: Migrants who died cleared inland checkpoint

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The tractor-trailer at the center of a human-smuggling attempt that left 53 people dead had passed through an inland U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint with migrants inside the sweltering rig earlier in its journey, a U.S.

NC governor signs bill that keeps hemp industry lawful

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed legislation on Thursday that keeps the state's burgeoning hemp industry operating lawfully.
Canopy Growth to exchange C$262.7M in notes for shares and a bit of cash

Canopy Growth to exchange C$262.7M in notes for shares and a bit of cash

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. — Canopy Growth Corp. has signed two deals to exchange C$262.7 million of its debt for shares and a little bit of cash. Under the agreements with a limited number of noteholders, the cannabis company will acquire the 4.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (18,861.36, down 217.28 points.) Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS). Financials. Down 80 cents, or one per cent, to $76.18 on 9.

Washington justices blast racist questioning by prosecutor

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously overturned a man’s conviction for assaulting police officers, blasting a series of racist remarks by the prosecutor who handled the case.
2nd trial set for Aug. 9 for 2 men charged in Whitmer plot

2nd trial set for Aug. 9 for 2 men charged in Whitmer plot

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday set Aug. 9 for a second trial for two men charged with plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Marijuana, facial recognition, other laws take effect July 1

Marijuana, facial recognition, other laws take effect July 1

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Most of the legislation passed earlier this year by the divided Virginia General Assembly and signed into law by Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin will take effect Friday.
Mississippi new laws: Tax cut, teacher pay raise, state song

Mississippi new laws: Tax cut, teacher pay raise, state song

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Several new laws take effect in Mississippi on Friday, which is also the first day of the new state budget year.