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GOP lawmakers try again to legalize medical marijuana

Jan. 26, 2022 13:41 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of Republican lawmakers resurrected a bill Wednesday to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin, saying it's time to at least talk about using the drug as a natural way to help the sick treat their ailments naturally. Sen. Mary Felzkowski and Rep....

France probes 'revolting' claims of rapacious care homes

Jan. 26, 2022 12:09 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France’s government pledged Wednesday to investigate what it called “absolutely revolting” allegations that a world leader in care for older adults has been putting profit before quality, rationing food and other items for nursing home residents. Orpea, with more...

China less worried about global criticism these Olympics

Jan. 25, 2022 11:50 AM EST

When Beijing was awarded the 2008 Summer Olympics, the International Olympic Committee predicted the Games could improve human rights, and Chinese politicians hinted at the same. Such talk is all but absent this time as the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics open in just over a week. ...

Biden caught on hot mic swearing at Fox News reporter

Jan. 25, 2022 08:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden responded to a question about inflation by calling a Fox News reporter a vulgarity. The president was in the East Room of the White House on Monday for a meeting of his Competition Council, which is focused on changing regulations and enforcing...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 24, 2022 14:17 PM EST

Dallas Morning News. Jan. 19, 2022. Editorial: Meta’s move to Texas isn’t going to solve Facebook’s problems First, welcome to Texas, Facebook. Beg your pardon, Meta. Even if we are still adjusting to the rebranding, we are glad that one of the...

EXPLAINER: How is North Dakota shield law supposed to work?

Jan. 21, 2022 13:49 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The confiscation of a North Dakota reporter's cellphone by a Bureau of Criminal Investigation agent has shined a light on the state's 19-year-old shield law, which is aimed at protecting journalists from being forced to turn over notes and other information without a court...

Johnson, Graham, Beck finalists for Salute to Service Award

Jan. 20, 2022 11:11 AM EST

Chicago Bears tight end Jimmy Graham, Denver Broncos tight end/fullback Andrew Beck, and former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jarret Johnson are finalists for the NFL's Salute to Service Award. The award recognizes people who demonstrated exceptional effort to honor and support members...

Biden's news conference takes abrupt, lengthy turn

Jan. 19, 2022 19:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first half of one of his rare news conferences as president, Joe Biden stuck to an organized plan, calling on reporters from a list in a binder. Then the president went rogue. It started when CNN's Jeff Zeleny broke in with a question that...

Mexico news photographer killed; reporter slain last week

Jan. 17, 2022 18:11 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A news photographer was killed in the Mexican border city of Tijuana on Monday, the same day press groups said a reporter had been killed in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz last week. The two killings marked a grim start to 2022 in Mexico, which is considered...

Report: Dozens of El Salvador journalists, activists hacked

Jan. 14, 2022 10:53 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dozens of journalists and human rights defenders in El Salvador had their cellphones repeatedly hacked with sophisticated spyware over the past year and a half, an internet watchdog said Wednesday. Reporting on its latest findings about use of the Israeli firm...