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Trial starts for driver who ran down Times Square tourists

Trial starts for driver who ran down Times Square tourists

NEW YORK (AP) — The man behind the wheel of the car that barreled through crowds of pedestrians in New York City's Times Square, killing a woman and injuring 22 other people, went on trial Monday after various delays over five years, including pandem

Missouri ballot measures on marijuana, ranked voting advance

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Campaigns to legalize recreational marijuana use and allow ranked-choice voting in Missouri on Sunday both turned signatures they'd gathered to get the measures on ballots.

Armored car company settles suit over $1M pot sale seizures

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A Pennsylvania armored car company has settled its lawsuit that accused the San Bernardino County sheriff of illegally seizing over $1 million in cash it was transporting from medical marijuana businesses.
Brittney Griner detained in Russia as Mercury opens season

Brittney Griner detained in Russia as Mercury opens season

PHOENIX (AP) — The purple-and-orange throng snaked its way through the maze of barricades that fill downtown Phoenix these days, excitement growing with each step toward the Footprint Center.

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Dozens more civilians rescued from Ukrainian steel plant ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Dozens more civilians were rescued Friday from the tunnels under the besieged steel plant where Ukrainian fighters in Mariupol have been making their last stand to
Man gets 55 years for fatal 2017 shooting of Indiana officer

Man gets 55 years for fatal 2017 shooting of Indiana officer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting an Indiana police officer who came to his aid following a car crash in 2017 was sentenced Friday to 55 years in prison. A Marion County judge sentenced Jason D.
Alabama store flattened as storms race across Southeast

Alabama store flattened as storms race across Southeast

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A possible tornado flattened a downtown store before dawn and ripped the front off a metal building across Mobile Bay on Friday, and forecasters said more storms could hit an area stretching from south Alabama to coastal Virginia.

15K applications submitted to sell cannabis in Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More that 15,600 applications were submitted before this week's deadline for a chance to be awarded one of the first dozen licenses to open a retail marijuana shop in Connecticut.
Experts worried by rise of cocaine processing in Europe

Experts worried by rise of cocaine processing in Europe

BRUSSELS (AP) — Records amounts of cocaine are being seized in Europe while manufacturing of the drug is now taking place inside the the European Union, officials in charge of fighting and monitoring drugs use in the bloc warned on Friday.
Tornadoes strike Texas, Oklahoma, cause widespread damage

Tornadoes strike Texas, Oklahoma, cause widespread damage

SEMINOLE, Okla. (AP) — A storm system spawned several tornadoes that whipped through areas of Texas and Oklahoma, causing damage to a school, a marijuana farm and other structures.