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EXPLAINER: What will jurors hear about Daunte Wright?

EXPLAINER: What will jurors hear about Daunte Wright?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jurors at the manslaughter trial for the former suburban Minneapolis police officer who said she mistakenly drew her handgun when she fatally shot Daunte Wright will hear testimony about the kind of person he was – within limits.
Jury begins deliberations in trial of actor Jussie Smollett

Jury begins deliberations in trial of actor Jussie Smollett

CHICAGO (AP) — The jury in Jussie Smollett’s trial started deliberating Wednesday, after a prosecutor said there is “overwhelming evidence” that the former “Empire” actor lied to police about being the victim of an anti-gay, racist attack and his def
Prosecutor: Potter 'failed' Wright; defense calls it mistake

Prosecutor: Potter 'failed' Wright; defense calls it mistake

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A suburban Minneapolis police officer who said she mistakenly drew her gun instead of her Taser when she fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright went on trial on manslaughter charges Wednesday, with a prosecutor saying Kim Potter
US journalist freed in Lebanon after call by rights groups

US journalist freed in Lebanon after call by rights groups

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities freed Wednesday a freelance American journalist who was detained in Beirut last month.

Company weeds out competition, bakes 850-pound pot brownie

NORWOOD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts cannabis company is celebrating National Brownie Day on Wednesday with what it believes is the “largest THC-infused brownie ever made." MariMed Inc. said the massive confection is 3-feet-by-3-feet (.9-meters-by-.
Scholz replaces Merkel as German chancellor, opening new era

Scholz replaces Merkel as German chancellor, opening new era

BERLIN (AP) — Center-left leader Olaf Scholz on Wednesday became Germany's ninth post-World War II chancellor, opening a new era for the European Union’s most populous nation and largest economy after Angela Merkel’s 16-year tenure .
Cannabis company Tilray buys Breckenridge Distillery in move to grow U.S. business

Cannabis company Tilray buys Breckenridge Distillery in move to grow U.S. business

TORONTO — Cannabis company Tilray Inc. says it has signed a deal to buy Breckenridge Distillery, a Colorado-based producer of whiskey and other spirits. Financial terms of the agreement were not immediately available.
Liberals table bill that would repeal mandatory minimums for some drug, gun crimes

Liberals table bill that would repeal mandatory minimums for some drug, gun crimes

OTTAWA — The federal government introduced a bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday that would repeal mandatory minimum penalties for drug offences and some gun-related crimes.
Alabama Gov. Ivey draws challengers in 2022 GOP primary

Alabama Gov. Ivey draws challengers in 2022 GOP primary

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov.
Teen shootings in Denver suburb renew focus on gun violence

Teen shootings in Denver suburb renew focus on gun violence

DENVER (AP) — It was lunchtime on a mild day in the sprawling Denver suburb of Aurora when a truck full of teens pulled into a high school parking lot where students were gathered, and gunfire rang out. Three were wounded as others ran in fear.