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Gulf cartel boss captured in Mexican state bordering Texas

Alfredo Pena, The Associated Press

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico - An alleged top boss of the Gulf drug cartel was captured by Mexican marines Monday in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, which for years has been terrorized by gangland violence.

A statement from the Mexican navy said the suspect it identified only as Jose Alfredo, with no last name, was arrested in the city of Matamoros, which is across from Brownsville, Texas.

Report: California pot growers lagging in getting licenses

John Rogers, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - Nearly two months after recreational marijuana became legal in California, less than 1 per cent of the state's known growers have been licensed, according to a report released Monday by a pot industry group.

The 38-page report from the California Growers Association says 0.78 per cent, or 534, of an estimated 68,150 marijuana growers were licensed by the state as of Feb. 7. The association cited such obstacles to licensing as cost and regulatory barriers.

NYC rape case prompts calls to close police sex loophole

David Klepper, The Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. - The 18-year-old woman was driving with two friends near Coney Island in September when the two plainclothes detectives pulled her over and found marijuana. The officers released the two male passengers, handcuffed the woman and told her she was under arrest, prosecutors say.

Then, investigators say, detectives Eddie Martins and Richard Hall repeatedly sexually assaulted her before releasing her. The woman went to the hospital, where prosecutors say DNA was obtained that matched both men.

Nunavut rushing to meet pot deadline

The Canadian Press


Legendary climber Jim Bridwell dies at 73

The Associated Press

PALM DESERT, Calif. - Jim Bridwell, a hard-partying hippie and legendary climber who lived his life vertically on some of the toughest peaks in Yosemite National Park, has died. He was 73.

Legal pot won't hit shelves before August

Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

Benefits of medical marijuana overstated: guideline

Colette Derworiz, The Canadian Press

Sun Life to add medical pot to benefits plans

Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

Denver moves closer to sparking up at legal marijuana club

The Associated Press

DENVER - A Colorado business is closer to becoming one of the nation's first legal marijuana clubs.

Police say hundreds of illegal marijuana shops operate in LA

Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press

Can government-approved pot beat street weed?

Michael J. Armstrong, Associate professor of operations research, Goodman School of Business, Brock University, The Canadian Press

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3 independents poised to shake up Mexico's presidential race

Mark Stevenson, Maria Verza And Peter Orsi, The Associated Press

The Latest: Senate confirms head of Justice Department unit

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Latest on a move by Colorado's Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner to stop blocking some Justice Department nominees. (all times local):

The Thursday briefing: Top news at-a-glance

The Canadian Press