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Aphria signs deal for $100M investment

The Canadian Press

Israeli woman jailed in Russia yet to ask for pardon

The Associated Press

MOSCOW - An Israeli woman jailed in Russia on drug charges cannot be pardoned by President Vladimir Putin until she herself petitions for it, a Kremlin spokesman said Friday.

Naama Issachar, 26, was arrested in April at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, where she was transferring flights on her way from India to Israel. Russian authorities said more than nine grams of hashish were found in her luggage.

Dutch traveller arrested at Cairo airport over illegal drugs

The Associated Press

Cairo airport authorities arrested a Dutch passenger of Egyptian decent on Friday, saying he was carrying illegal drugs in his luggage.

The passenger, who landed from Amsterdam earlier in the morning, was stopped and a search of his baggage uncovered nearly 60 grams (2 ounces) of three different types of psychoactive drugs. They included hashish, meth and the party drug MDMA widely known as ecstasy, as well as 60 pills of a banned painkiller, said Gamal Abdel-Fattah, a senior official at the Customs Authority.

Alaska pot shops to be among 1st in US to allow consumption

Becky Bohrer, The Associated Press


Need a legal pot shop in California? Grab your smartphone

Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press

Death penalty sought in slaying of Sacramento officer

The Associated Press, AP Member

Russian pleads guilty in Virginia to large-scale card fraud

The Associated Press

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A Russian national pleaded guilty Thursday to running a website that helped people commit more than $20 million in credit-card fraud.

Teen indicted in crash that killed Auburn announcer, wife

The Associated Press

OPELIKA, Ala. - Grand jurors have indicted a teenager on manslaughter charges in the fatal crash that killed Auburn University announcer Rod Bramblett and his wife last year.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:

Greek police find 1.25 tons of cannabis hidden in date paste

The Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece - Greek authorities say they found more than a ton of processed cannabis camouflaged among a shipment of date paste headed by sea from Lebanon to Libya, police said Thursday.

Privacy commissioner opens ID investigation

The Canadian Press

EDMONTON - Alberta's privacy commissioner has opened an investigation into a liquor retailer's decision to test ID-scanning technology at its stores.

Coroner: Juice WRLD died of accidental drug overdose

The Associated Press