• AP News Guide: Oregon weed legal soon, but not legally sold

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Come Wednesday, the pot stashes in Oregon are legal — up to 8 ounces. So is the homegrown, up to four plants a household. The legalization of recreational marijuana on July 1 makes the state the fourth to do so, following Colorado, Washington state and Alaska....

  • Egypt's president vows 'swift justice' after assassination

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi vowed Tuesday to accelerate a crackdown on extremists and bring "swift justice" after the assassination of Egypt's chief prosecutor, raising the prospect of carrying out executions of senior Muslim Brotherhood figures, including the former...

  • IS fighters stage surprise attack on key Syrian border town

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State fighters on Tuesday launched a surprise attack on a Syrian border town recently seized by U.S.-backed Kurdish forces, taking positions in the eastern part of the town and waging fierce gun battles with its defenders, activists said. The attack on Tal Abyad...

  • North Dakota's emergency room on wheels aimed at disasters

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials on Tuesday unveiled a new self-contained emergency room on wheels that can be used during floods, tornadoes and other statewide disasters. The Mobile Medical Unit is 53-foot-long semitrailer converted into rolling hospital that can...

  • Stephen Curry overtakes LeBron James for NBA's top jersey

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry has surpassed LeBron James for the most popular jersey in the NBA. The Golden State Warriors star and league MVP topped the list of jersey sales in the NBA for the first time Tuesday. With teammates Klay Thompson ranking fifth and Draymond Green at...

  • Complaint: Family detention can lead to psychological harm

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Detaining immigrant women and children who may have fled violence in their home country "creates or exacerbates" psychological trauma, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by immigrant rights groups with the Department of Homeland Security. The complaint asks for...

  • Simon Shnapir, 2-time US pairs champion, retires

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two-time U.S. pairs champion Simon Shnapir is retiring from figure skating. The 27-year-old Shnapir said Tuesday he planned to coach and work in broadcasting. He won back-to-back national titles with Marissa Castelli in 2013 and '14, and they finished...

  • Who is in, and about to get in, the GOP race for president

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    The Republican presidential field: who's in and who's still waiting for the right moment. ___ IN THE RACE: TED CRUZ The first major Republican to get into the race, the Texas senator kicked off his campaign March 23 at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. "I believe in you. I...

  • Suspect handed preliminary charges over beheading in France

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — A man with suspected ties to Islamic State extremists who is accused of beheading his boss at a French gas factory has been handed preliminary charges of murder and terrorism ties. Paris prosecutor's office spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said anti-terrorism...

  • Israel deports Gaza flotilla activists

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has deported a group of pro-Palestinian activists, including a former Tunisian president, who tried to breach its naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. Interior Ministry spokeswoman Sabine Haddad said among those sent home Tuesday was former Tunisian President...

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