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Poll: Losing Amazon second HQ deal was bad for New York

Mar. 18, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Most voters in New York think it was bad for the state when Amazon dropped plans to put a second headquarters in Queens and many think U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bears blame for the deal falling through, according to a new poll released Monday. The Siena College poll of...

Upstart party turns cannabis into key Israeli election issue

Mar. 18, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Cinderella story of Israel's current election campaign is a fringe party led by an ultranationalist libertarian with a criminal record who vows to legalize marijuana, and seems to diverge dramatically from the long list of quirky candidates of the past who have drawn attention to their...

10 Things to Know for Today

Mar. 18, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHERE NEW ZEALAND SHOOTING SUSPECT GOT GUNS A Christchurch gun shop acknowledges selling guns online to the 28-year-old white supremacist accused of killing 50 people in mosque shootings. 2. ELIZABETH WARREN...

Beto O'Rourke says nothing in his past will hinder 2020 run

Mar. 18, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke told supporters Sunday that he's never taken LSD and there's "nothing" he hasn't already revealed about his past that could come back to hurt his run for office. The former Texas congressman — who has become known for his...

The Latest: Booker says he would reverse transgender ban

Mar. 17, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic race for president (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Democratic White House hopeful Cory Booker said Sunday night he would reverse President Donald Trump's ban on transgender individuals serving in the military if elected president. Speaking to a crowd of more...

O'Rourke begins 2020 bid with big crowds, centrist message

Mar. 14, 2019 11:46 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke jumped into the 2020 presidential race Thursday, shaking up the already packed field and pledging to win over voters from across the political spectrum as he tries to translate his sudden celebrity into a formidable White House bid. The former Texas...

New Mexico bill to create state-run pot shops appears dead

Mar. 14, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal that would make New Mexico the first U.S. state to set up government-operated marijuana stores appeared to be dead Thursday in the current legislative session. Sen. John Sapien, a Bernalillo Democrat, said lawmakers still have questions about the measure with only hours...

Alaska poised to let people use marijuana at certain stores

Mar. 13, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska is poised to become the first state in the nation with statewide rules allowing people to use marijuana at certain stores where they buy it. Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer this week signed and filed rules for the use of recreational marijuana at authorized pot shops. They allow marijuana...

Aurora Cannabis shares higher after Peltz comes aboard

Mar. 13, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares in Aurora Cannabis are jumping after the company announced the appointment of activist investor Nelson Peltz as a senior adviser. The Canadian pot company said Wednesday that Peltz will help it find partnerships and advise its global expansion strategy. Canada has become a launching...

US stock indexes end mostly higher, extending market's gains

Mar. 13, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were lower Wednesday amid continuing global uncertainties that weighed on stocks as some traders took profits from a rally earlier in the week. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 1.2 percent to 21,243.26 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.5 percent to...