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No Hokie Hokie high at Virginia Tech; marijuana still banned

Jun. 13, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Marijuana legalization is coming to Virginia, but universities in the state aren't following suit. Virginia Tech recently updated its student code of contact to make clear that marijuana is still banned on campus even after July 1, when Virginia's...

New law gets Nevada pot shops rolling toward smoking lounges

Jun. 13, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Roger Bloss sat parked in his vehicle near a smoking area outside a prominent Strip casino resort. Bloss, the CEO of MJ Holdings, a Las Vegas-based company that grows cannabis in Nevada, observed dozens of people inhaling and exhaling for about an hour....

Swiss narrowly reject tax hike to fight climate change

Jun. 13, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Exit polls on Sunday indicated that Swiss voters appear to have narrowly rejected a proposed “carbon dioxide law” that would have hiked fees and taxes on fuels that produce greenhouse gases. The Alpine country has been experiencing an outsized impact...

Former Kansas Attorney General Vern Miller dies

Jun. 12, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas Attorney General Vern Miller, who gained notoriety for several law enforcement stunts during nearly 50 years in law enforcement, has died. Miller died Friday at his home in Mesa, Arizona. He was 92. His son, Marty...

Missouri bill to ban enforcement of federal gun rules signed

Jun. 12, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Saturday signed a bill banning local police from enforcing federal gun rules, a change Democrats have predicted will be shot down in the courts. Parson signed the measure, which will penalize local...

Travel rebound: 2 million people go through US airports

Jun. 12, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The airline industry’s recovery from the pandemic passed a milestone as more than 2 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Friday for the first time since early March 2020. The Transportation Security Administration...

SCDOT: Road money drops without higher electric car fees

Jun. 12, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The woman in charge of South Carolina roads is warning lawmakers that the growth in electric vehicles will mean a drop in how much the state has to spend on roads unless they make some changes. Electric cars don't pay the gas tax because they don't...

New Mexico rules could lead to big changes in oil industry

Jun. 12, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — So how does New Mexico’s new regulations on methane emission reduction affect Lea County? Energy experts and elected officials tell the Hobbs News-Sun the damage could be drastic. The state Oil Conservation Division issued new...

To curb drug prices, Democrats still seeking a balance

Jun. 12, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are committed to passing legislation this year to curb prescription drug prices, but they're still disagreeing on how to cut costs for patients and taxpayers while preserving profits that lure investors to back potentially promising treatments. ...

Apple reaffirms privacy stance amid Trump probe revelations

Jun. 11, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Seeking to protect its image as a guardian of personal privacy, Apple maintains it was blindsided and handcuffed by a Trump administration probe that resulted in the company handing over phone data from two Democratic congressmen. Apple...