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Congo names third American in a foiled coup plot as mourners gather in Utah to remember plot leader

May. 23, 2024 07:15 AM EDT

Congo's army spokesman on Tuesday released the name of the third American involved a foiled coup plot in Kinshasa, while family members in Utah gathered to mourn Christian Malanga, the eccentric leader of the brazen and ill-fated attack targeting the presidential palace over the weekend. ...

Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in the US, a new study says

May. 22, 2024 21:41 PM EDT

For the first time, the number of Americans who use marijuana just about every day has surpassed the number who drink that often, a shift some 40 years in the making as recreational pot use became more mainstream and legal in nearly half of U.S. states. In 2022, an estimated 17.7...

New secretary of state and construction authority leader confirmed by the New York Senate

May. 22, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Senate confirmed two former state lawmakers Wednesday to lead the Department of State and the state's public finance and construction authority. Senators confirmed Walter T. Mosley as secretary of state and former Secretary of State Robert J....

By the numbers: There are now more daily marijuana users in the US than daily alcohol users

May. 22, 2024 15:19 PM EDT

New research based on data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, published Wednesday in the journal Addiction, compares Americans' use of cannabis and alcohol over the past 40 years. Here are some of the findings and other notable numbers. — An estimated 17.7 million...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

May. 22, 2024 13:52 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. May 20, 2024. Editorial: Cannabis prank raises a serious point Every state has its share of bizarre stories, but one from the Wisconsin statehouse might rank the highest on this year’s list. Someone appears to have decided...

Top US drug agency a notable holdout in Biden's push to loosen federal marijuana restrictions

May. 20, 2024 20:58 PM EDT

In an isolated part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration headquarters known as the 12th-floor “bubble,” chief Anne Milgram made an unusual request of top deputies summoned in March for what she called the “Marijuana Meeting”: Nobody could take notes. Over the next half...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 18, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

Bangor Daily News. May 14, 2024. Editorial: Proposal to reclassify marijuana signals important shift away from failed punitive approach A proposal from the Biden administration to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous substance is a good step in ending America’s...

Up in smoke: Workers remove dozens of apparent marijuana plants from Wisconsin Capitol tulip garden

May. 17, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Someone's plans to harvest dozens of apparent marijuana plants grown on the Wisconsin state Capitol grounds have gone up in smoke. The plants sprouted in a tulip garden outside the Capitol, WMTV-TV reported Thursday. Tatyana Warrick, a...

Justice Department formally moves to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug in historic shift

May. 16, 2024 15:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Thursday formally moved to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, a historic shift in generations of U.S. drug policy. A proposed rule sent to the federal register recognizes the medical uses of cannabis and acknowledges it has...

Man convicted of murder in Detroit teen's death despite body still missing in landfill

May. 16, 2024 15:21 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man who dropped a teenager’s body into a dumpster after dark but insisted he wasn’t responsible for her death was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday, a case that gripped the region in 2022 when police spent months combing a vast landfill for her remains. ...