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Iowa Supreme Court bars warrantless police searches of trash

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday banned police from searching people’s uncollected trash without a warrant, outlawing an investigative technique that had been used for dec...

Virginia marijuana legalization timetable has many confused

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's road to legalizing simple possession of marijuana has had some twists and turns, so it's not surprising that advocacy groups have been flooded with calls from people tr...

Echoes of Breonna Taylor in shooting of Black man in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Johnny Lorenzo Bolton was lying on a couch in his apartment near Atlanta when police serving a narcotics search warrant burst through the front door with guns drawn and no warning. ...

Echoes of Breonna Taylor in shooting of Black man in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Johnny Lorenzo Bolton was lying with his eyes closed on a couch in his apartment near Atlanta when police serving a narcotics search warrant burst through the front door with guns drawn...

Defense rests its case in Colorado school shooting trial

DENVER (AP) — One of the suspects in a fatal attack at a suburban Denver high school in 2019 had become such a chronic drug user in the months before the shooting that he likely “couldn’t think, conce...

US vaccine surplus grows by the day as expiration dates loom

In Tennessee and North Carolina, demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has slowed down so much that they have given millions of doses back to the federal government, even though less than half of their tota...

2 women vie to make history as Virginia lieutenant governor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It's been nearly three decades since Virginia's only woman to win a statewide race held political office. That drought will end in November when voters decide w...

Review: A star-studded retirement home in ‘Queen Bees’

There are two genres I tend to approach with extra caution: Slashers and retirement home comedies. Both have found me covering my eyes for not entirely unrelated reasons. Yes, the dismembering is more...

Wife of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' pleads guilty to US charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman pleaded guilty Thursday to charges in the U.S. and admitted that she helped her husband run his multibillion-dollar crimina...

Police in Taiwan's Pingtung nab 6 migrant workers for growing marijuana

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ligang Precinct of the Pingtung County Police Bureau on Tuesday (May 25) announced that it has seized a number of marijuana plants and related products after a May 23 ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, May 14, the 134th day of 2021. There are 231 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 14, ...

Wealthy nations once lauded as successes lag in vaccinations

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Some wealthy nations that were most praised last year for controlling the coronavirus are now lagging far behind in getting their people vaccinated — and some, especiall...

Mississippi court upholds life sentence for pot possession

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a life sentence for a man convicted of a marijuana possession charge because he had previous convictions and those made him a h...

China issues total ban on synthetic cannabinoids

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday said it will add all synthetic cannabinoids to its list of banned drugs, in what it described as a first in the world, to curb their manufacturing, trafficking and abus...

Corruption case of ex-Massachusetts mayor heads to jurors

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers made their final pitch to jurors Monday in the fraud and corruption case against a once-celebrated young Massachusetts mayor, painting contrasting pictures of a shrewd con man dr...