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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...

Former Disney employee accused of stealing parks' costumes

May. 18, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Walt Disney World employee with backstage access stole about $14,000 worth of costumes and items from the Magic Kingdom and Epcot theme parks, authorities said Friday. Patrick Allen Spikes, 24, faces burglary, grand theft, and trafficking in stolen property charges, news...

Police: Louisiana students laced teacher's drink

May. 18, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

EUNICE, La. (AP) — Authorities say two Louisiana high school students poured a chemical into a teacher's drink and filmed it on Snapchat. Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot says the 17-year-old Eunice High School juniors were arrested Friday on a felony count of mingling harmful substances. Police say the...

Police: 1 arrested after shooting wounds 7 near Ball State

May. 18, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A shooting at an off-campus party near Ball State University in Indiana early Saturday left seven people injured, three of them critically, police said. It's not clear how many people might have opened fire, but police said one man was in custody. One of the wounded had to be airlifted...

Ex-rebel hospitalized in Colombia day after polemical arrest

May. 18, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former Colombian rebel leader was hospitalized with signs of "altered consciousness" on Saturday, a day after being freed from jail and then rearrested in a highly-politicized drug case that has strained relations with the U.S. Authorities at Colombia's National Institute of Legal...

The Latest: Ball State: Suspect in shootings not a student

May. 18, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on seven people have been shot at an off-campus party near Ball State University in Indiana (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Ball State University says a man arrested in the shootings of seven people at an off-campus party near its Indiana campus is not enrolled as a student. The...

2 Maltese soldiers arrested in drive-by slaying of migrant

May. 18, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta's prime minister has announced that two armed forces members have been arrested in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting of a migrant from Ivory Coast. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Saturday on Twitter that an internal investigation would determine whether the men acted...

Group says arrests raise fears of fresh crackdown in Egypt

May. 18, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group says the recent arrests of a rights lawyer and an activist have raised fears of a fresh crackdown by Egyptian authorities on dissent. Amnesty International said late Friday that Egyptian prosecutors ordered this week Haitham Mohammdeen and Mustafa Maher to remain...

Ex-Oregon football star stops armed student at Oregon school

May. 17, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former college football standout at the University of Oregon was credited Friday with tackling an armed student at a Portland, Oregon, high school before anyone was injured. Keanon Lowe, a football and track coach and a security guard at Parkrose High School, told reporters as he...

The Latest: Students alerted staff before gunman found

May. 17, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of an armed person at a Portland, Oregon high school (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Officials at a Portland, Oregon, high school say two students informed a staff member of concerning behavior by another student before a school coach and security guard found him...