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In era of legal pot, can police search cars based on odor?

Sep. 13, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

Sniff and search is no longer the default for police in some of the 33 states that have legalized marijuana. Traditionally, an officer could use the merest whiff of weed to justify a warrantless vehicle search, and whatever turned up — pot, other kinds of illegal drugs, something else the motorist wasn't...

Sheryl Crow feels 'liberated' by saying goodbye to the album

Sep. 3, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sheryl Crow has a lifetime of stories of hanging out with rock stars, pop stars, athletes, icons and music royalty, some even featured on her new collaborative record, but don't expect her to start revealing any secrets in an autobiography. "I mean, there are certain people that...

Arlo Guthrie sings as Woodstock fans flock to concert site

Aug. 15, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Tie-dyed pilgrims and white-haired Woodstock festival veterans converged at the generation-defining site to celebrate its 50th anniversary, while Arlo Guthrie came back to sing — what else? — "The Times They Are a-Changin'." Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is hosting a...

Maryland court rules pot smell not enough to search person

Aug. 15, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's highest court says the smell of marijuana isn't enough for police to search a person, in a ruling that begins by quoting the title of Bob Dylan's song: "The Times They Are A-Changin'." The Court of Appeals ruled 7-0 this week that in Maryland's post-decriminalization era,...

Melanie recalls Woodstock concert and not being paid for it

Aug. 15, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Melanie, known as the First Lady of Woodstock, remembers having a supernatural experience as she walked on the rainy stage in 1969 to perform at one of the most iconic events of all-time, though iconic isn't how anyone would have described the day back then. "I had an out-of-body experience...

Unified Dems press Trump, GOP on curbing guns

Aug. 13, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pressed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday to approve House-passed legislation expanding background checks and to take other steps curbing guns, in an offensive fueled by public outrage over this month's mass killings in Texas and Ohio. It seemed unlikely that...

Where was Woodstock held? 5 myths about the famous festival

Aug. 12, 2019 1:34 AM EDT

Woodstock is surrounded by myths, legends and misperceptions. Here's the real story about five of them. 1. WOODSTOCK WAS NOT HELD AT WOODSTOCK It made sense that co-organizer Michael Lang wanted to have the concert in Woodstock. The Catskill Mountains town was already known for being an artists' colony and Bob...

Oscar-winning documentary maker D.A. Pennebaker dies at 94

Aug. 3, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

SAG HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) — D.A. Pennebaker, the Oscar-winning documentary maker whose historic contributions to American culture and politics included immortalizing a young Bob Dylan in "Don't Look Back" and capturing the spin behind Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign in "The War Room," has died. He...

In a globalized world, music fragments take unexpected roads

Jul. 30, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At my son's fourth birthday party, a classmate presented him with a toy recycling truck. Atop it was a button that, when pushed, uncorked a familiar tune with the words: "To the dump, to the dump, to the dump dump dump!" An adult nearby heard the melody and said, "Hey — that's the...

Scorsese's 'The Irishman' to premiere at New York Film Fest

Jul. 29, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Scorsese's big-budget mafia epic "The Irishman" will premiere as the opening night film at the 57th New York Film Festival, Film at Lincoln Center announced Monday. The selection, with the premiere set for September 27, gives Scorsese a hometown launch for one of his most anticipated...