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A Russian court extends pretrial detention for an American reporter accused of spying

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in the Russian capital ruled Tuesday to keep Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich in custody pending his trial on espionage charges that he denies.
Lawyer for man who killed Quebec police officer says no sign of threat in final chat

Lawyer for man who killed Quebec police officer says no sign of threat in final chat

MONTREAL — A Quebec man who killed a provincial police officer last year gave no indication he was about to become violent, said his lawyer, who was likely the last person to chat with him before the stabbing attack.
Nevada issues first license to a lounge in Las Vegas where cannabis can be consumed recreationally

Nevada issues first license to a lounge in Las Vegas where cannabis can be consumed recreationally

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada regulators have issued the first license to operate a lounge where cannabis can be consumed recreationally, marking the first of what are expected to be dozens of such operations.
Review: 'Bob Marley: One Love' doesn't stir

Review: 'Bob Marley: One Love' doesn't stir

Bob Marley was born in 1945, the son of an 18-year-old mother and a much older white man who had nothing to do with his son. As a boy raised in poverty, he often slept on the cold ground.

Driver who injured 9 in a California sidewalk crash guilty of hit-and-run but not DUI

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A driver who plowed into a crowd on a Southern California sidewalk in 2019, injuring nine people, was convicted Thursday of hit-and-run crimes, but jurors deadlocked on a charge of driving under the influence of drugs.
Red flags, missed clues: How accused US diplomat-turned-Cuban spy avoided scrutiny for decades

Red flags, missed clues: How accused US diplomat-turned-Cuban spy avoided scrutiny for decades

MIAMI (AP) — Manuel Rocha was well known in Miami’s elite circles for an aristocratic, almost regal, bearing that seemed fitting for an Ivy League-educated career U.S. diplomat who held top posts in Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba and the White House.
A Republican plan to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin is dead

A Republican plan to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin is dead

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin is dead.
Medical marijuana again makes its way to the South Carolina House

Medical marijuana again makes its way to the South Carolina House

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate again on Wednesday passed a bill allowing people to use marijuana and related products for medical needs. Just like in 2022, Republican Tom Davis' bill is off to the House.
Proposed TikTok ban for kids fails in Virginia's Legislature

Proposed TikTok ban for kids fails in Virginia's Legislature

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A GOP legislative effort to prevent Virginia children from using the popular video-sharing app TikTok — an idea backed by Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin — died this week in the Democratic-controlled Legislature.
German man arrested in Russia for allegedly smuggling cannabis gummies

German man arrested in Russia for allegedly smuggling cannabis gummies

A Moscow court on Wednesday remanded a German citizen into custody after his arrest over possession of cannabis gummies and accusations of smuggling drugs, Russian state news agency Tass said.