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Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 11:59 AM

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado report shows marijuana sales in the state have exceeded $1 billion as of August of this year, with tax revenue from those sales reaching $200 million. The Denver Post reports that a report by the Department...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 11:51 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to an estimated $1 billion, as the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. lottery history gets even bigger. Lottery officials increased the grand prize just hours ahead of...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 9:57 AM

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — As some 3,000 Hondurans made their way through Guatemala, attention turned to Mexico, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to close the U.S.-Mexico border if authorities there fail to stop them — a...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON, DC (AP):United States President Donald Trump said yesterday that it "certainly looks" as though Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened "very severe" consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him.As the US...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 9:57 AM

MOSCOW (AP) — An 18-year-old student strode into his vocational school in Crimea, a hoodie covering his blond hair, then pulled out a shotgun and opened fire on Wednesday, killing 19 students and wounding more than 50 others before killing...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:44 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump is insulting the physical appearance of porn actress Stormy Daniels, calling her "Horseface" in a tweet about a recent legal ruling.A federal judge dismissed Daniels' defamation lawsuit against Trump.Daniels...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP) :An 18-year-old student strode into his vocational school in Crimea, a hoody covering his blond hair, then pulled out a shotgun and opened fire yesterday, killing 19 students and wounding more than 50 others before killing himself.It...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

President Donald Trump has said that the US is asking Turkey for audio and video relating to missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi "if it exists".The president yesterday called Saudi Arabia an important ally, noting it is an important customer...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MONTREAL (AP) :Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on sidewalks on Wednesday as Canada became the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace.In Toronto, people smoked joints as soon as they rolled out of bed...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BRUSSELS (AP):Leaders from the European Union and Britain shrugged off a weekend negotiating debacle and previous Brexit-related deadlines on Wednesday, giving themselves several more weeks to clinch a friendly divorce deal before their separation....

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 3:21 PM

TORONTO (AP) — Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says Canada’s government will introduce legislation to let people apply for a pardon of small-scale marijuana possession convictions — as long as they’ve finished their...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 9:42 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump’s plane was forced to return to a Washington area military base on Wednesday because of smoke in the cabin, temporarily delaying her trip to a Philadelphia hospital. Her spokeswoman, Stephanie...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 9:37 AM

PANAMA CITY, Florida. (AP) — Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most of them in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm, state emergency authorities said Tuesday. That’s in addition to at least 10...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

HAVANA (AP):A Cuban dissident group said Tuesday that the island's government has released Tomas Nunez Magdariaga, who had carried out a lengthy hunger strike to protest his imprisonment.The US government had publicly called for his release on...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ESQUIPULAS (AP):US President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to cut aid to Honduras if it doesn't stop a caravan of some 2,000 migrants, even as they resumed their northward trek through Guatemala with hopes of reaching the US border.Despite having...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ABUJA (AP):Islamic State-linked extremists in Nigeria have killed another abducted health worker despite an urgent plea from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to spare her life, the global aid organisation confirmed on Tuesday."It'...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 6:08 PM

Tom Clarke has been dealing marijuana illegally in Canada for 30 years. He wrote in his high school yearbook that his dream was to open a cafe in Amsterdam, the Dutch city where people have legally smoked weed in coffee shops since the 1970s. Turns out, Clarke didn’t have to go nearly so far to open his own retail cannabis outlet. On Wednesday, Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. Uruguay was first. Clarke, 43, will be among the first to legally sell recreational marijuana when his shop opens at midnight in Newfoundland, Canada’s easternmost province.

 

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 5:08 PM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization says it is convening a meeting on Wednesday to determine whether Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. Aid organisations have...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 4:11 PM

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese maker of rabies vaccine was fined 9.1 billion yuan or US$1.3 billion on Tuesday for falsifying production records in a scandal that prompted a nationwide crackdown on the industry. Disclosure of the case and the...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 1:44 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Low-income people in states that haven’t expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report released Monday amid election debates from...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 1:02 PM

SHANGHAI (AP) — It’s now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai’s Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology, part of an ambitious rollout of facial recognition systems in China that has raised privacy concerns...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 9:43 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — In the three years that Donald Trump rocketed from candidate to president, the PEN American Center has criticised him as a bully, an autocrat, a user of hate speech and an enemy of free expression. It has published studies,...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 9:30 AM

PANAMA CITY, Florida. (AP) — Joanne Garone Behnke has replayed every possible scenario in her mind a hundred times. Maybe her 79-year-old aunt sought shelter at the sturdy condo nearby that withstood Hurricane Michael’s devastating...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BERLIN (AP):A Moroccan man convicted of helping Mohamed Atta and the other Hamburg-based September 11 suicide pilots as they plotted attacks on New York and Washington was deported on Monday from Germany to his homeland.El Motassadeq was convicted...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PARIS (AP):Flash floods that tore through several towns in southwest France following an overnight storm killed at least 12 people, authorities said on Monday. Some residents had to be helicoptered from rooftops as the equivalent of several months...

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