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No short-term fix for challenges in California pot market

Nov. 15, 2019 8:31 PM EST

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California’s struggling marijuana market can expect to see a period of continued strain and turbulence for at least a couple of years, as it deals with sustained competition from illegal sales, industry layoffs and fallout from a national vaping crisis, the state’s...

Steve Wynn: Nevada regulators can’t pull gambling license

Nov. 15, 2019 7:42 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is telling Nevada regulators they can’t revoke his gambling license over allegations of workplace sexual harassment because he’s no longer affiliated with the company that carries his name. Attorneys for the former Wynn Resorts...

Diplomat says he overheard Trump call about ‘investigations’

Nov. 15, 2019 7:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department official David Holmes told impeachment investigators Friday that he overheard a conversation with President Donald Trump asking a diplomat about “investigations” in Ukraine, according those familiar with Holmes’ closed-door deposition. Trump was...

UN adds explosive components ban to Somalia arms embargo

Nov. 15, 2019 6:30 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday extended an arms embargo on Somalia and a ban on trade in charcoal, a key source of funds for al-Shabab extremists — and it imposed a new ban on ingredients for explosive devices the group is increasingly using. The vote on the...

US approves new drug to manage sickle cell disease

Nov. 15, 2019 5:46 PM EST

U.S. regulators on Friday approved a new medicine that can help reduce extremely painful sickle cell disease flare-ups. The Food and Drug Administration approved Novartis AG’s Adakveo for patients 16 and older. The monthly infusion, which halves occurrences of sickle cell pain episodes, will carry a list...

Myles Garrett, helmet a ‘weapon,’ banned for rest of season

Nov. 15, 2019 5:11 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett is done playing for the Cleveland Browns this season. The NFL isn’t saying when the star defensive end will play again. He was suspended for at least the rest of the regular season and postseason — if the Browns qualify. The league discipline Friday came hours...

23 states widen challenge to Trump administration car rules

Nov. 15, 2019 4:50 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Friday broadened its effort to block the Trump administration from ending its authority to set greenhouse gas emission and fuel economy standards for cars and trucks. It was joined by 22 states, the District of Columbia and two cities in suing the U.S. Environmental...

Indictments: Ex-electric co-op chairman got free power, work

Nov. 15, 2019 4:28 PM EST

ST. MATTHEWS, S.C. (AP) — The former chairman of an electric cooperative in South Carolina broke the law by getting more than $23,000 in free electricity and hundreds of thousands of dollars in free utility work, according to indictments filed Friday. Heath Hill, 69, faces five charges handed up by a grand...

Judge: US-born woman who joined Islamic State not citizen

Nov. 15, 2019 3:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled the U.S. government was correct when it determined a woman who joined the Islamic State group was not an American citizen despite her birth in the country. Lawyers for the family of the woman said Friday that they plan to appeal the ruling. “This is not...

Federal authorities charge 29 in Florida corruption case

Nov. 15, 2019 2:04 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department charged 29 people in the Florida Panhandle, including a federal official, after a months-long investigation into “widespread public corruption” over misused federal farm money. During a Friday news conference in Panama City, Florida,...