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Running out of marijuana, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket get approval to ship pot to the islands

Jun. 13, 2024 20:24 PM EDT

MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — Martha's Vineyard was running out of pot, just as thousands of summer vacationers were starting to arrive. But on Thursday, Massachusetts regulators averted a cannabis drought by issuing an administrative order that will allow pot to be transported to Martha's...

Biden to nominate Christy Goldsmith Romero as FDIC chair after abrupt departure of predecessor

Jun. 13, 2024 18:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden will nominate Christy Goldsmith Romero to replace Martin Gruenberg as head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The announcement from the White House on Thursday came after Gruenberg’s tenure became marred by allegations of workplace...

California legislators break with Gov. Newsom over loan to keep state's last nuclear plant running

Jun. 13, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Legislature signaled its intent on Thursday to cancel a $400 million loan payment to help finance a longer lifespan for the state’s last nuclear power plant, exposing a rift with Gov. Gavin Newsom who says that the power is critical to safeguarding energy...

Supreme Court has a lot of work to do and little time to do it with a sizable case backlog

Jun. 13, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is headed into its final few weeks with nearly half of the cases heard this year still undecided, including ones that could reshape the law on everything from guns to abortion to social media. The justices are also still weighing whether former President Donald...

EPA to disband Red Hill oversight group amid Navy complaints

Jun. 13, 2024 15:38 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A community-led group formed to provide public oversight of the Navy’s Red Hill fuel facility will be shut down after the committee refused to cede control of the meetings to the military. The Red Hill Community Representation Initiative, or CRI, was formed last...

Abortion pill access is unchanged after the Supreme Court's decision. Here's what you need to know

Jun. 13, 2024 13:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Access to the abortion pill mifepristone will not change after the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rejected an effort Thursday by anti-abortion groups to roll back its availability, a win for abortion rights supporters and millions of women in states where abortion is legal. ...

EU Commission asks 3 major porn sites to give details on kids' protection measures under digital law

Jun. 13, 2024 13:20 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission is asking three of the world’s biggest pornography sites to provide details of the measures they have taken to better protect minors from accessing their content and prevent gender-based violence. The European Union's executive branch took...

US wholesale prices dropped in May, adding to evidence that inflation pressures are cooling

Jun. 13, 2024 09:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wholesale price increases fell in May, the latest sign that inflation pressures in the United States may be easing as the Federal Reserve considers a timetable for cutting interest rates. The Labor Department reported Thursday that its producer price index —...

Stock market today: Asia shares rise amid Bank of Japan focus after the Fed stands pat

Jun. 12, 2024 23:56 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Thursday, as investors turned their attention to what the Bank of Japan might decide on monetary policy later this week. The Bank of Japan is not expected to raise its benchmark rate when it wraps up its meeting on Friday, but the economy is...

Environmentalists urge US to plan 'phasedown' of Alaska's key oil pipeline amid climate concerns

Jun. 12, 2024 17:51 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Environmental groups on Wednesday petitioned the U.S. Department of Interior to review climate impacts related to the decades-old trans-Alaska pipeline system and develop a plan for a “managed phasedown” of the 800-mile (1,287-kilometer) pipeline, which is Alaska's...