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Analysis: Ex-lawmaker argues for Mississippi abortion limits

Oct. 17, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold abortion restrictions that he helped put into state law. Gipson is a Republican and was a state representative and chairman of the House Judiciary B...

Former US Rep. Dan Benishek of Michigan dies at age 69

Oct. 17, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Dan Benishek, a surgeon who served three terms in Congress representing northern Michigan, including the Upper Peninsula, has died at age 69. He died Friday, according to a family statement, which did not offer further details about his death. ...

New law allows bass to be farm-raised, sold in markets

Oct. 16, 2021 03:21 AM EDT

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Coming soon to your neighborhood seafood market: farm-raised Florida largemouth bass. Thanks to a law passed this spring, bass will expand its popularity from a favorite fishing target to the seafood sales list in the Sunshine State. At face...

Overwhelmed by illegal pot, Oregon county declares emergency

Oct. 13, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A county in southern Oregon says it is so overwhelmed by an increase in the number and size of illegal marijuana farms that it declared a state of emergency Wednesday, appealing to the governor and the Legislature's leaders for help. The Jackson...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 13, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

Tampa Bay Times. October 13, 2021. Editorial: The Tampa Bay Rays loss hurts. Losing the Rays would hurt a lot more The Rays are looking for a new stadium. Will the Tampa Bay area deliver? That hurt. Losing a playoff series always...

Committee to vote on creating 250th anniversary commission

Oct. 12, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state Senate committee is set to vote on a bill that would create a commission that would lead Wisconsin’s portion of the United States’ 250th anniversary. The Senate Committee on Agriculture and Tourism is slated to vote on the...

Activists seek legal marijuana in former hippie haven Nepal

Oct. 12, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Widely available marijuana once drew thousands of hippies to Nepal, where its use was not only accepted but embedded in both the culture and religion. But the country followed other nations in outlawing marijuana in the late 1970s and chased away...

Now in power, Taliban set sights on Afghan drug underworld

Oct. 07, 2021 03:36 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Now the uncontested rulers of Afghanistan, the Taliban have set their sights on stamping out the scourge of narcotics addiction, even if by force. At nightfall, the battle-hardened fighters-turned-policemen scour the capital’s drug-ravaged...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Oct. 06, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. Sept. 30, 2021. Editorial: Lawmakers Trump Agency Heads Andy Gipson doesn’t want to have anything to do with Mississippi’s probable legalization of medical marijuana. The state’s agriculture...

Opponents target Ted Budd, Trump's choice in GOP Senate race

Oct. 05, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's endorsement has Rep. Ted Budd playing defense in North Carolina's GOP Senate primary, as opponents accuse him of benefiting from a bankruptcy that cost farmers millions and being beholden to a conservative political action committee. ...