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Pennsylvania lawmakers wrestle anew with major gambling bill

Jun. 23, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Top Republicans in Pennsylvania's state Senate are pressing sweeping gambling legislation that would allow slot machine-like terminals in thousands of bars, restaurants, nonprofit social clubs and other businesses that hold liquor licenses. The legislation could deliver new gambling...

Louisiana medical marijuana grower says it will cut prices

Jun. 23, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's only medical marijuana grower currently selling cannabis said it intends to slash the price of its wholesale products for the second time this year. The Advocate reports that Wellcana Group, the Baton Rouge-based medical marijuana grower licensed by the Louisiana State...

Regulators back off major price increase for liquor in Iowa

Jun. 11, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The government agency that regulates liquor sales in Iowa said Thursday it has backed off a major price increase for some products that it proposed to reduce heavy drinking. Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division spokesman Tyler Ackerson confirmed that distributors were notified last week...

West Virginia sues Rite-Aid, Walgreens over pain pill flood

Jun. 4, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Rite-Aid and Walgreens failed to monitor and report suspicious orders of prescription painkillers in West Virginia while inundating their retail pharmacies with tens of millions of pills, according to a state lawsuit. The lawsuit filed by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey alleges...

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after meeting with Senate Republicans at their weekly luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Standing behind Trump is Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump could violate Ford face mask requirement on plant tour

May. 19, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. has told the White House that it requires everyone in its factories to wear face masks to prevent the coronavirus from spreading, but it's not clear whether President Donald Trump will wear one when he visits a Detroit-area plant Thursday. Trump, who is scheduled to tour a...

Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters push ambulance cots at the scene of a structure fire that injured multiple firefighters, according to a fire department spokesman, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Probe into LA explosion begins as firefighters recover

May. 18, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators on Monday began combing the wreckage of a fire and explosion at a downtown Los Angeles vape and marijuana accessories wholesaler to determine its cause as 12 injured firefighters started the long process of recovery. Seven burned firefighters have been released from the...

The Latest: China’s foreign minister lashes out

May. 15, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — China’s foreign minister lashes out and says...

President Donald Trump speaks after exiting Air Force One at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pa., Thursday, May 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump says he'll replenish stockpile for future pandemics

May. 15, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he intends to prepare for future pandemics by replenishing the national stockpile and bringing manufacturing of critical supplies and equipment back to the U.S. His comments came the same day a whistleblower told Congress the Trump administration had failed...

President Donald Trump speaks after exiting Air Force One at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pa., Thursday, May 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump says he'll replenish stockpile for future pandemics

May. 14, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he intends to prepare for future pandemics by replenishing the national stockpile and bringing manufacturing of critical supplies and equipment back to the U.S. His comments came the same day a whistleblower told Congress the Trump...

In this Wednesday, May 13, 2020 photo, dentist Sabrine Jendoubi, left, and her dental assistant Margot Daussat inspect the teeth of patient Veronique Guillot, during a dental appointment  at a dental office in Paris. Those with toothache that suffered through France's two-month lockdown, finally have hope to end the pain. Dental practices are cautiously re-opening and non-emergency dentist appointments are now permitted around the country, as the French government eased confinement restrictions from Monday. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

May. 14, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

A congressional watchdog agency has agreed to investigate the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ oversight of homes for aging veterans following a surge of coronavirus deaths at the state-run facilities. The Government Accountability Office said in a letter Thursday that it will conduct a review into the...