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New York pot regulators vote to settle lawsuit stalling upstate dispensaries

May. 30, 2023 13:19 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York marijuana regulators voted Tuesday to settle a federal lawsuit that has blocked them from granting dispensary licenses in the Finger Lakes region. The settlement reviewed at a meeting of the Cannabis Control Board would remove a legal impediment that...

Ruling clears way for Purdue Pharma to settle opioid claims, protect Sacklers from lawsuits

May. 30, 2023 12:11 PM EDT

A federal court ruling cleared the way Tuesday for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s settlement of thousands of legal claims over the toll of opioids. Under the plan approved by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, members of the wealthy Sackler family would give up...

Jordan Donica, Tony Award nominee for 'Camelot,' is Broadway's rising star

May. 30, 2023 11:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jordan Donica was about 9 or 10, his aunt took him to New York City with a mission: Get the notion of making it on Broadway out of his system. Thankfully, that mission failed spectacularly. “It was raining and I was dancing through the streets of Times...

Federal panel overrules another judge to pave the way for acceptance of Purdue Pharma’s settlement of US opioid lawsuits

May. 30, 2023 10:44 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal panel overrules another judge to pave the way for acceptance of Purdue Pharma’s settlement of US opioid lawsuits.

Yankees CF Harrison Bader leaves gave with tightness in right hamstring

May. 30, 2023 01:19 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — New York Yankees center fielder Harrison Bader left Monday night's series opener against the Seattle Mariners with right hamstring tightness after running out an infield single in the third inning. Bader easily beat the throw on his grounder in the hole between...

Prosecutors say Sam Bankman-Fried's arguments to dismiss cryptocurrency charges are meritless

May. 30, 2023 00:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Bankman-Fried’s lawyers made meritless arguments in a bid to convince a judge to toss out criminal charges alleging that the FTX founder stole from investors in his multibillion dollar cryptocurrency fund, federal prosecutors said Monday. In papers filed in...

New Hampshire town recognized for historic role in racially integrating baseball in the 1940s

May. 30, 2023 00:07 AM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The conversation around racial integration in baseball often revolves around Jackie Robinson, who broke the major league color barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. But a year earlier, history was being made in the small town of Nashua, New Hampshire. It...

Debt ceiling takeaways: Biden's invite to liberal skeptics to 'talk to me,' McCarthy's balancing act

May. 29, 2023 17:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a deal no one in Washington claims to really like. But after weeks of negotiations, President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have struck an agreement to raise the debt ceiling and avert a potentially devastating government default. The stakes...

George Maharis, star of TV's 'Route 66' in the 1960s, dies at 94

May. 29, 2023 16:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Maharis, a stage-trained actor with rough-hewn good looks who became an icon to American youth in the 1960s as he cruised the country in a Corvette convertible in the hit television series "Route 66," has died. Maharis' friend and caretaker Marc Bahan...

Teenage girl in Guyana charged as adult with 19 counts of murder in dormitory fire

May. 29, 2023 14:09 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — A teenage student who police in Guyana accuse of deliberately setting a fire in a girl's dormitory that killed 18 schoolmates and a five-year-old boy was charged Monday as an adult with 19 counts of murder. The 15-year-old girl appeared virtually at the...