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Pot 'legalization 2.0': Social equity becomes a key question

May. 19, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities. But social equity has been both a sticking point and selling point this year in New York and New...

2,000 cherry trees destroyed at ex-49er's California orchard

May. 19, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Former San Francisco 49ers center Jeremy Newberry says vandals have destroyed nearly half of the 4,000 cherry trees recently planted at his Northern California orchard. Newberry tells the San Francisco Chronicle that a worker at his Newberry Cherry Farm arrived May 15 to find 2,000...

Male suspect found dead in home after 3-hour standoff

May. 19, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — Police say a woman was shot in the head at an Ohio home and an ensuing standoff has ended with the death of a suspect inside the home. Montville Township police in Medina County were notified around 1 a.m. Sunday that a child ran into a fast-food restaurant saying she had been...

Bystander shot during argument outside Maryland store

May. 19, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — A 21-year-old bystander was shot during an altercation between two other men outside a Maryland convenience store. Howard County Police said officers responded to Sam's Mart for a report of a shooting just after 6:30 p.m. Saturday. They found a man who had been struck by a bullet as he...

Man charged in abduction of 8-year-old Texas girl

May. 19, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man has been charged in the abduction of an 8-year-old girl who was snatched from a street in Fort Worth, Texas, as she walked with her mother. Fort Worth police say the girl was found safe Sunday, about eight hours later, at a hotel in nearby Forest Hill. Police say 51-year-old...

Authorities investigate shooting involving Farmington police

May. 19, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The San Juan County Sheriff's Office and New Mexico State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Farmington that has sent a suspect to the hospital. Farmington police tell Albuquerque TV station KQRE that the incident occurred Saturday near Kirtland when a suspect...

Police: Man killed in overnight shooting; Suspect in custody

May. 19, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Authorities say an overnight shooting in Ogden has left one man dead. Ogden police say they received a report of a shooting early Sunday. Responding officers found an unconscious man in his mid-20s on the sidewalk and bleeding from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim died at the scene...

State Patrol says 4-month-old child dies in I-80 crash

May. 19, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a 4-month-old child in eastern Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol says the crash happened on Interstate 80 near the Nebraska Crossing Outlet stores exit near Gretna on Saturday afternoon. Westbound traffic had to be diverted...

Funeral set for Chicago woman strangled, baby cut from womb

May. 19, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

STICKNEY, Ill. (AP) — The visitation, funeral and burial will take place this week for a Chicago woman who was strangled and her baby cut from her womb . According to Mount Auburn Funeral Home in the Chicago suburb of Stickney, Marlen Ochoa-Lopez will have a two-day visitation on Thursday and Friday. The...

Bartlesville man suspected of fatally shooting his roommate

May. 19, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting his roommate is expected to appear in an Oklahoma courtroom on a murder complaint. Bartlesville Police Department Capt. Jay Hastings says 45-year-old Shawn Lynch was arrested on a first-degree murder complaint following the fatal shooting of...