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AP Explains: 4/20 grew from humble roots to marijuana's high holiday

Apr. 19, 2024 01:25 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Saturday marks marijuana culture’s high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather — at 4:20 p.m. — in clouds of smoke on campus quads and pot shops in legal-weed states thank their customers with discounts. This year’s edition provides an occasion for...

World Bank's Banga wants to make gains in tackling the effects of climate change, poverty and war

Apr. 18, 2024 20:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was no shortage of stressors to the global economy when Ajay Banga took charge at the World Bank almost a year ago: inflation eating at nations drowning in debt, a once-in-a-generation pandemic, climate disasters and Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Factor in...

Legislation that could force a TikTok ban revived as part of House foreign aid package

Apr. 18, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation that could ban TikTok in the U.S. if its China-based owner doesn’t sell its stake won a major boost late Wednesday when House Republican leaders included it in a package of bills that would send aid to Ukraine and Israel. The bill could be law as soon as next week...

Legislation allowing doctor-assisted suicide narrowly clears Delaware House, heads to state Senate

Apr. 18, 2024 18:28 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A bill allowing doctor-assisted suicide in Delaware narrowly cleared the Democrat-led House on Thursday and now goes to the state Senate for consideration. The bill is the latest iteration of legislation that has been repeatedly introduced by Newark Democrat Paul...

Senate advances renewal of key US surveillance program as detractors seek changes

Apr. 18, 2024 17:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate advanced legislation Thursday that would reauthorize a key U.S. surveillance tool as lawmakers and the Biden administration rushed to tamp down fresh concerns about the program violating Americans' civil liberties. The bipartisan legislation would...

Trump loses bid to halt Jan. 6 lawsuits while he fights criminal charges in the 2020 election case

Apr. 18, 2024 16:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump lost a bid Thursday to pause a string of lawsuits accusing him of inciting the U.S. Capitol attack, while the former president fights his 2020 election interference criminal case in Washington. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington denied...

House’s Ukraine, Israel aid package gains Biden's support as Speaker Johnson fights to keep his job

Apr. 17, 2024 23:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday he strongly supports a proposal from Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson to provide aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, sending crucial bipartisan support to the precarious effort to approve $95 billion in funding for the U.S. allies this...

Biden is off on details of his uncle's WWII death as he calls Trump unfit to lead the military

Apr. 17, 2024 21:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday misstated key details about his uncle’s death in World War II as he honored the man's wartime service and said Donald Trump was unworthy of serving as commander in chief. While in Pittsburgh, Biden spoke about his uncle, 2nd Lt....

Tip leads to arrest in cold case killing of off-duty DC police officer in Baltimore

Apr. 17, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore prosecutors on Wednesday announced the arrest of a man in the cold case homicide of an off-duty Washington, D.C., police officer in 2017. The officer, Sgt. Tony Anthony Mason Jr., was shot to death while sitting in a parked car with a woman he had been...

Senate adjourns the impeachment trial against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas after dismissing charges

Apr. 17, 2024 16:32 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate adjourns the impeachment trial against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas after dismissing charges.