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Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., speaks during news conference unveiling of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Minnesota congresswoman sues to decide race in November

Sep. 29, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Angie Craig is seeking a court order requiring that the November election in her congressional race be held as scheduled instead of being delayed until February under a Minnesota law that was triggered when a third-party candidate died. Craig, who is seeking a second...

Cal Fire air tankers help stop the spread of a brush fire in Larkfield Calif, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)

California braces for power shutoffs and warm, windy weekend

Sep. 25, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters and officials at California's largest utility company braced for hot, dry and windy weather in northern and central areas of the state this weekend that may fan the flames of several major wildfires or ignite new ones. Pacific Gas & Electric warned Friday it may cut...

Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., speaks during news conference unveiling of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

US Rep. Craig asks supporters to vote despite snag in race

Sep. 25, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota congresswoman whose race has been roiled by the death of a third-party candidate urged supporters Friday to vote for her and the rest of the Democratic ticket on the November ballot, even though votes in her race won't count under current circumstances. In a statement,...

Egyptian arrested for smuggling narcotics in box of dates

Sep. 25, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Police at Cairo’s international airport arrested an Egyptian man returning from France on Friday with over 600 narcotic pills and two packs of marijuana stuffed into a carton of dates, according to airport authorities. Egyptian customs officials found 620 tablets of Tramadol, the...

Minnesota candidate's death triggers special House election

Sep. 24, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

RED WING, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota congressional race won't be decided in November after one of the candidates died, triggering a provision in state law that it be pushed to a special election in February, the secretary of state said. Adam Charles Weeks, of the Legal Marijuana Now Party, was running in the...

US prosecutors tout drug busts in California, Wisconsin

Sep. 22, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities have broken up a drug-trafficking operation that was moving marijuana, heroin and cocaine from California to Wisconsin, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. U.S. Attorney Matthew Krueger said during a news conference that federal, state and local law enforcement officers arrested...

An employee adds drops of water-soluble CBD, or cannabidiol, an essential component of medical marijuana, into a coffee glass at the Found Cafe in Hong Kong on Sept. 13, 2020. Cannabis, also known as marijuana, in Hong Kong may be illegal, but the new Found Cafe is offering a range of food and drinks that contain parts of the cannabis plant without breaking any local laws. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Hong Kong’s first CBD cafe opens its doors to customers

Sep. 20, 2020 2:54 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Cannabis may be illegal in Hong Kong, but a new cafe is offering a range of food and drinks that contain parts of the cannabis plant without breaking any local laws. The cafe, named Found, is the city's first to offer a range of coffees, biscuits, beer and fruit juices that contain...

Missouri spends $1.3M defending marijuana permit decisions

Sep. 13, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri regulators have spent $1.3 million to defend themselves in court against a wave of lawsuits filed by businesses that were denied medical marijuana business licenses. Businesses that didn't receive permits from the state filed 853 appeals through the state's...

A car is left parked at a house where killings occurred in the rural town Aguanga, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Seven people were found fatally shot at an illegal marijuana growing operation in Aguanga. The crime scene was discovered before dawn Monday, Sept. 7, after deputies responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon at a home in the unincorporated community of Aguanga, north of San Diego, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)

Correction: Marijuana Killings-California story

Sep. 12, 2020 2:07 PM EDT
AGUANGA, Calif. (AP) — In a story September 8, 2020, about a fatal shooting at an illegal marijuana growing operation, The Associated Press erroneously reported the last name of a real-estate broker. The correct name is Mike Dunn, not Reed.
This photo provided by the Mississippi Department of Corrections shows John Travis Ross. Ross is one of two people arrested in connection with flying a drone carrying marijuana, cigarette lighters and other contraband over the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, in Pearl, Miss., in an effort to smuggle the items to friends in the facility. (Mississippi Department of Corrections via AP)

Contraband-laden drone snags in prison net; 2 arrested

Sep. 10, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A drone carrying marijuana, cigarette lighters and cellphones got caught in a net above a Mississippi prison fence, resulting in the arrest of two men, state corrections officials said. John Travis Ross, 33, of Vicksburg and Joshua Ray Corban, 18, of Utica, made initial court...