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Warren took DNA test to help rebuild "trust in government"

Oct. 22, 2018 12:50 AM EDT

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Sunday that she changed her mind recently and took a DNA test proving her heritage because Americans' trust in government is "at an all-time low" and she wanted to help rebuild it by being transparent. The incumbent Massachusetts senator spoke at her second debate...

California rolling forward with pot delivery regulations

Oct. 19, 2018 7:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California moved a step closer Friday to allowing marijuana deliveries in communities that have banned retail sales of the drug as regulators rebuffed cities and police chiefs who are opposed to the rule. The proposal is a major issue that could ultimately end up in court as the state...

10 Things to Know for Today

Oct. 18, 2018 12:37 PM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. MAN LINKED TO SAUDI PRINCE AT CONSULATE WHEN WRITER VANISHED A man who previously traveled with Mohammed bin Salman's entourage to the U.S. entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul just before writer Jamal...

After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world

Oct. 18, 2018 7:30 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Cam Battley is a top executive at one of Canada's biggest marijuana companies, but he isn't sticking around to savor the country's historic pot legalization. He's off to Germany on Friday and Australia next week — a sign of what a leader Canada has become in the global pot industry,...

As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow

Oct. 18, 2018 1:56 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — More than two dozen countries have relaxed their marijuana or other drug laws, and a number could consider legalizing in the not-too-distant future. The South American nation of Uruguay was first to legalize marijuana in 2013. Canada became the second on Wednesday and its size and global...

Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada

Oct. 17, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on sidewalks Wednesday as Canada became the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace. In Toronto, people smoked joints as soon as they rolled out of bed in a big "wake and bake" celebration. In Alberta, a...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Oct. 17, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 15 Chicago Tribune on how Sears could have avoided bankruptcy: The most impressive statement to make about Sears as it seeks bankruptcy court protection is also the most damning: Sears was the Amazon of its time. Impressive because Sears...

The Latest: Pot activist complains about new Canada law

Oct. 17, 2018 3:20 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Latest on Canada's legalization of recreational marijuana (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A long-time cannabis advocate says the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada is a remarkable step forward, but many flaws remain in the law. Dana Larsen is the founding...

Asian shares climb on strong US corporate earnings, data

Oct. 17, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets rose on Wednesday as robust U.S. corporate earnings and encouraging data assuaged worries about softening global growth. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 1.3 percent to 22,842.12. The Kospi in South Korea advanced 1.1 percent to 2,169.20. The Shanghai...

Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalizes marijuana

Oct. 16, 2018 9:40 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a pot possession record of 30 grams or less after Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace Wednesday. A senior government official said those with a record will be allowed to apply for a...