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Driver who injured 9 in a California sidewalk crash guilty of hit-and-run but not DUI

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A driver who plowed into a crowd on a Southern California sidewalk in 2019, injuring nine people, was convicted Thursday of hit-and-run crimes, but jurors deadlocked on a charge of driving under the influence of drugs.
Red flags, missed clues: How accused US diplomat-turned-Cuban spy avoided scrutiny for decades

Red flags, missed clues: How accused US diplomat-turned-Cuban spy avoided scrutiny for decades

MIAMI (AP) — Manuel Rocha was well known in Miami’s elite circles for an aristocratic, almost regal, bearing that seemed fitting for an Ivy League-educated career U.S. diplomat who held top posts in Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba and the White House.
A Republican plan to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin is dead

A Republican plan to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin is dead

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin is dead.
Medical marijuana again makes its way to the South Carolina House

Medical marijuana again makes its way to the South Carolina House

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate again on Wednesday passed a bill allowing people to use marijuana and related products for medical needs. Just like in 2022, Republican Tom Davis' bill is off to the House.
Proposed TikTok ban for kids fails in Virginia's Legislature

Proposed TikTok ban for kids fails in Virginia's Legislature

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A GOP legislative effort to prevent Virginia children from using the popular video-sharing app TikTok — an idea backed by Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin — died this week in the Democratic-controlled Legislature.
German man arrested in Russia for allegedly smuggling cannabis gummies

German man arrested in Russia for allegedly smuggling cannabis gummies

A Moscow court on Wednesday remanded a German citizen into custody after his arrest over possession of cannabis gummies and accusations of smuggling drugs, Russian state news agency Tass said.
Lawmakers take up 'skill games,' minimum wage, marijuana as Assembly hits midpoint deadline

Lawmakers take up 'skill games,' minimum wage, marijuana as Assembly hits midpoint deadline

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers plowed through hundreds of bills Tuesday as they reached a key deadline for this year's legislative session.
Inquest into slain officer: Quebec doctors say it's hard to get patients to take meds

Inquest into slain officer: Quebec doctors say it's hard to get patients to take meds

MONTREAL — Psychiatrists who treated a mentally ill Quebec man who killed a provincial police officer told a coroner's inquest on Tuesday about the challenges in getting patients to follow conditions from the province's mental-health board.
B.C. police seize $11M worth of contraband cigarettes along with guns, drugs

B.C. police seize $11M worth of contraband cigarettes along with guns, drugs

Police in British Columbia say an investigation spanning several communities has led to the largest one-time seizure of contraband cigarettes in the province, with a retail value of $11 million, along with guns, ammunition and illegal drugs.
US Virgin Islands pushes forward on stalled law allowing recreational marijuana use

US Virgin Islands pushes forward on stalled law allowing recreational marijuana use

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A stalled marijuana law in the U.S. Virgin Islands got a big push Tuesday after an advisory board approved a list of proposed rules and regulations that would govern the recreational use of cannabis in the territory.