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Chicago's mayor faces sobering reality - huge budget deficit

The Associated Press

Ex-NYPD detectives to get probation for sex in police van

The Associated Press

NEW YORK - A judge says he's choosing probation over jail for two ex-New York City detectives accused of having sex in a police van with an 18-year-old woman they had arrested for marijuana possession.

Eddie Martins, 39, and Richard Hall, 34, pleaded guilty Thursday to official misconduct and other charges stemming from the September 2017 encounter.

THC found in Wisconsin vaping cases that led to illnesses

By Ivan Moreno, The Associated Press

MILWAUKEE - Nearly nine out of 10 cases where vaping led to people developing a severe lung disease in Wisconsin involved the use of THC products, such as waxes or oils, Wisconsin's Department of Health Services said Thursday.

Health officials said that 89% of the 27 people they interviewed who became sick reported using e-cigarettes or other vaping devices to inhale THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana.

Marshal: Murder suspects faked medical emergency to escape

Terry Tang, The Associated Press


Netanyahu strikes election deal with ultra-nationalist party

The Associated Press

JERUSALEM - A small Israeli ultranationalist party has agreed to drop out of upcoming national elections to support Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud party.

'This ain't your mother's marijuana,' surgeon general says

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press

Tilray signs deal to acquire Alberta's Four20

The Canadian Press

Lawyer: Slain immigrant likely didn't understand police

Stefanie Dazio, The Associated Press

ROSEMEAD, Calif. - A Chinese immigrant fatally shot by a Southern California police officer as he hid behind a door during a raid on a marijuana growing operation didn't speak English and likely didn't understand he was being told to show his hands, lawyers for the man's family said Wednesday in alleging the officer had no reason to open fire.

B.C. selling less pot than most other provinces

Laura Kane, The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER - British Columbia sold less legal cannabis than any province other than Prince Edward Island in the first nine months of legalization and officials blame supply shortages and a slow rollout of retail stores.

New York law softening pot penalties goes into effect

Ryan Tarinelli, The Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York softened penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana and created a process for erasing certain past offences in a state law that went into place Wednesday.

Alaska regulation to limit events at breweries, distilleries

The Associated Press, AP Member

JUNEAU, Alaska - An Alaska regulation agency has proposed changes that would limit activities at city breweries and distilleries, officials said.

Gronkowski reflects on physical and mental toll of football

Avery Yang, The Associated Press