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Marijuana advocates at work for Wyoming 2024 initiatives

Jan. 09, 2022 10:12 AM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Two people bundled for the winter winds hurry into the neon green-walled back office of Platte Hemp, tossing thick paper packets into an open safe in the corner before rushing back out again. They’re going to The Fort Saloon next on this Wednesday afternoon, then they’ll...

California AG: Don't file murder charges in stillbirths

Jan. 06, 2022 21:57 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors should not charge women with murder when a fetus dies, even if their behavior may have contributed to the death, California's top law enforcement official said Thursday. Attorney General Rob Bonta acted after prosecutors in the San Joaquin...

Mandan woman given time served in drug conspiracy case

Jan. 05, 2022 15:32 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Mandan woman convicted of child neglect to supervised release after she pleaded guilty to a drug conspiracy charge. Prosecutors said 28-year-old Hope Althoff neglected her children while using drugs and took part in a drug...

Noncustodial Arizona parents accused of abducting 3 children

Dec. 17, 2021 00:33 AM EST

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Noncustodial parents have been arrested after allegedly abducting their three young children, who were later found safe in a Phoenix suburb, authorities said. Yavapai County Sheriff's officials said the children were taken on Dec. 7 from the home of their...

House panel demands information on federal execution drug

Dec. 16, 2021 11:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee is demanding the Justice Department provide answers about whether Biden administration officials have any plans to procure the drug used in federal executions despite an ongoing moratorium on capital punishment. The demand was made...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 10, 2021 13:13 PM EST

Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. December 9, 2021. Editorial: Wisdom The governor is feeling tested these days. He is getting pushback from Vermonters who feel he and his administration are not doing enough to further mitigate the positive cases of COVID that are...

UK police contacted over report of cocaine use in Parliament

Dec. 06, 2021 13:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British parliamentary authorities are calling in the police after a newspaper reported that traces of cocaine had been found at numerous sites in Parliament. House of Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle said he was contacting police after the Sunday Times reported that...

NYC OKs safe sites for drug use, aiming to curb overdoses

Nov. 30, 2021 17:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first officially authorized safe havens for people to use heroin and other narcotics have been cleared to open in New York City in hopes of curbing deadly overdoses, officials said Tuesday. The privately run “overdose prevention centers” provide...

Man gets at least 50 years in Timberland staffer's death

Nov. 03, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

A former security guard was sentenced to at least 50 years in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty to fatally stabbing a Timberland marketing director at the outerwear company's New Hampshire headquarters last year. Eight family members of Catherine “Cassie"...

Davenport man to be sentenced in January in mother's death

Nov. 03, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport man faces sentencing Jan. 12 after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his mother. McKinsley Watson was originally charged with first-degree murder in the May 2020 death of 59-year-old Victoria Watson. Authorities...