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FILE - In this June 3, 2020, file photo, demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. It’s rare for public opinion on social issues to change sharply and swiftly. And yet in the wake of George Floyd’s death, polling shows dramatic movement in Americans’ opinions on police brutality and racial injustice.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Wide shift in opinion on police, race rare in US polling

Jul. 2, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's rare for public opinion on social issues to change sharply and swiftly. And yet in the wake of George Floyd's death, Americans' opinions about police brutality and racial injustice have moved dramatically. About half of American adults believe police violence against the public is a...

In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020, photograph, Noah Hicks, owner of Spokehouse Bikes in the Upham's Corner neighborhood of Boston, poses at his shop. Many from outside Boston have donated to and shopped at the store which was robbed and vandalized earlier in the month. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Black-owned businesses see sales surge amid racism reckoning

Jul. 2, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Mahdi Hashemian was looking for a bicycle for his 7-year-old daughter Zeynab last week, the Cambridge, Massachusetts, resident decided to skip his local cycle shops in favor of a Black-owned one a few miles away in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. At Spokehouse, a bike shop with...

FILE - In this April 16, 2020, file photo, budtenders wearing protective masks prepare orders for customers to pick up at the Higher Path cannabis dispensary in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles. A Los Angeles City Council committee approved on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, a series of changes to reset the city's troubled legal marijuana market, including bolstering programs intended to help operators who suffered during the nation’s long-running war on drugs. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Los Angeles to reset troubled marijuana licensing program

Jul. 1, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a makeover of its widely criticized marijuana licensing program to enlist more operators who endured the consequences of the nation’s war on drugs. Approved unanimously and without debate, the changes are designed to provide an...

FILE - This Monday, May 20, 2019, file photo, shows a marijuana leaf on a plant at a cannabis grow in Gardena, Calif. Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona have turned in more than the necessary signatures to get on this year's ballot, overcoming a pandemic to get in front of voters in November. The organizers behind the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, which would legalize recreational marijuana use for those 21 and over, said they began gathering signatures last September. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Group says it has ample signatures to get pot on ballot

Jul. 1, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona said Wednesday they turned in 420,000 petition signatures — far more than needed to get the measure on the November ballot despite challenges posed by the coronavirus. Organizers of the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, which would...

Animal cruelty tip leads to caged toddler, drugs, guns

Jun. 26, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

PARIS, Tenn. (AP) — Three people are facing a multitude of charges after police found a caged toddler in a filthy Tennessee mobile home that also contained dogs, rodents and snakes, authorities said Friday. Authorities went to the home Thursday after receiving an anonymous tip about possible animal...

Court orders abuse of post retrial for ex-Albanian minister

Jun. 26, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian appeals court on Friday ordered the re-trial of a former interior minister who was convicted of abuse of office last year. The basis for the Tirana Appeals Court judges' decision to overturn last year's conviction was not immediately clear. The former minister, Saimir...

FILE - In this April 16, 2020, file photo, budtenders wearing protective masks prepare orders for customers to pick up at the Higher Path cannabis dispensary in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles. A Los Angeles City Council committee approved on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, a series of changes to reset the city's troubled legal marijuana market, including bolstering programs intended to help operators who suffered during the nation’s long-running war on drugs. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

LA gives initial OK for reboot of marijuana marketplace

Jun. 24, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles moved Wednesday to reboot its once-promising legal marijuana market, giving initial approval to changes large and small to expand licensing and get more assistance to operators who endured the consequences of the nation’s war on drugs. Broad legal sales kicked off in...

FILE - In this April 16, 2020, file photo, budtenders wearing protective masks prepare orders for customers to pick up at the Higher Path cannabis dispensary in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles. A Los Angeles City Council committee approved on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, a series of changes to reset the city's troubled legal marijuana market, including bolstering programs intended to help operators who suffered during the nation’s long-running war on drugs. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Los Angeles looks to boost ailing legal marijuana market

Jun. 23, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles City Council committee Tuesday approved a series of changes to reset the city's troubled legal marijuana market, including bolstering programs intended to help operators who suffered during the nation’s long-running war on drugs. Los Angeles was once seen as a...

In this June 2, 2020, photo streets in downtown Talkeetna, Alaska are nearly empty. Normally a bustling tourist town, things this summer are pretty quiet in Talkeetna after most major cruise ship companies have canceled their summer tourist seasons because of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result nearly half of Alaska's annual 2.2 million visitors won't be visiting the nation's northernmost state. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Quirky Alaska tourist town struggles for survival amid virus

Jun. 22, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

TALKEETNA, Alaska (AP) — In one quirky Alaska town, small sightseeing planes sit idle, the grand fireplace is dark at the usually bustling lodge, and the general store is stocked with ice cream for tourists who are nowhere to be seen. It’s almost “ghost town-esque,” said Fernando...

Ohio to U.S. Supreme Court: Keep signature rules in place

Jun. 22, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state of Ohio continued Monday to defend its right to impose normal signature requirements on ballot issue campaigns amid the global pandemic. Uncertainty over the question prompted a voting-rights campaign to suspend its ballot effort last week, but minimum wage and marijuana...