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Workers load equipment into the Moxie brand store Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Lynwood, Calif. California on Thursday issued its first batch of business licenses for the state's upcoming legal marijuana market, setting the stage for sales to begin in January 2018. The first temporary license was awarded to Pure CA, which does business as Moxie brand products, a company known for its cannabis extracts. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
California issues 1st licenses for legal pot marketCalifornia's legal marijuana market is finally, fitfully, taking shape
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
Police officers block the front of the Charlottesville Circuit Court building ahead of the preliminary hearing for James Fields on Thursday on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Fields is accused of driving into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in August.  (Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP)
Suspect in car attack faces new charge: first-degree murderMan accused of ramming car into crowd protesting against white nationalists in Virginia faces new charge of first-degree murder
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this photo released by Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a dozer from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department clears a fire break across a canyon from atop Camino Cielo down to Gibraltar to make a stand should the fire move in that direction, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in the Santa Ynez Mountains area of Santa Barbara, Calif. State fire officials predicted Wednesday night that the Thomas Fire northwest of Los Angeles will continue to grow as it eats up parched brush and hot, dry weather continues. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
Firefighter dies, thousands more take on California blazeThe first firefighter has died in the battle against a series of major wildfires burning across Southern California
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Kentucky State Rep., Republican Dan Johnson addresses the public from his church on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, regarding allegations that he sexually abused a teenager after a New Year's party in 2013, in Louisville, Ky. Johnson says a woman's claim that he sexually assaulted her in 2013 has no merit and he will not resign. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Complex life of Kentucky legislator ends in suicideThe death of Kentucky lawmaker Dan Johnson has jolted Republican leaders
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Graphic shows results from AP-NORC Center poll on attitudes about the investigation into Russian ties to the Trump campaign; 2c x 6 inches; 96.3 mm x 152 mm;
Poll: Most believe Trump trying to obstruct Russia probeA new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research reveals that most Americans think Donald Trump did something wrong regarding his presidential campaign's ties to Russia
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2017, file photo, a tourist takes a photo from Pennsylvania Avenue of the illuminated White House in Washington. The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
White House to push merit-based immigration in new campaignThe White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn the public against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push to move toward a more merit-based structure.
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - This undated photo provided by the Weber County Sheriff's Office shows Aaron Shamo, 27, who was arrested at his home in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Shamo, a Utah man charged with running a multimillion-dollar opioid drug ring out of a suburban Salt Lake City basement pleaded not guilty Thursday, June 29, 2017. Federal attorneys prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug-ring in Utah are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that's exploded in value to some $8.5 million since the alleged ringleader's arrest. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Utah cites the digital currency's volatility in court documents pressing for the sale. The bitcoin cache was worth less than $500,000 when 27-year-old Aaron Shamo was arrested a year ago.For federal prosecutors in Utah, sales of seized assets like cars are routine, but bitcoin is new territory, spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch said Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. . (Weber Sounty Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
US prosecutors move to cash in on $8.5M in seized bitcoinFederal attorneys prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug-ring case are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that's exploded in value to $8.5 million since the alleged ringleader's arrest
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2013 file photo, Chief U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo speaks from the bench in Chicago. A question raised nationwide about whether federal agents display racial bias by staging phony stash-house stings overwhelmingly in black neighborhoods is the focus of landmark hearings in Chicago.A rare panel of federal trial judges including Castillo begins two days of hearings Thursday Dec. 14, 2017, on the stings. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green File)
Dueling statistics used at hearing on racial bias in stingsDueling experts testified in U.S. District Court in Chicago in a first-of-its-kind hearing to determine if phony drug stash-house stings run by federal agents are racially biased
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - This Sept. 27, 2016 file photo shows Nathan Carman arriving in a small boat at the US Coast Guard station in Boston. A New Hampshire judge is scheduled on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, to hear arguments to dismiss a lawsuit accusing Carman of killing his millionaire grandfather and possibly his mother to collect an inheritance. No one has been arrested. Carman has denied any involvement in either case. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
Man whose relatives died mysteriously wants lawsuit scrappedA New Hampshire judge is scheduled to hear arguments to dismiss a lawsuit accusing a Vermont man of killing his millionaire grandfather and possibly his mother to collect an inheritance
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Police: Officers shoot 3 carjacking suspects, killing 1Police in Connecticut say officers have shot three carjacking suspects, killing one
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2017, file photo, a tourist takes a photo from Pennsylvania Avenue of the illuminated White House in Washington. The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward a more merit-based structure. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
White House aims to sway opinion on immigration overhaulThe Trump administration is aiming to turn public opinion against the nation's family-based immigration system
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Workers load supplies and hardware into the Moxie brand store Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Lynwood, Calif. California on Thursday issued its first batch of business licenses for the state's upcoming legal marijuana market, setting the stage for sales to begin in January 2018. The first temporary license was awarded to Pure CA, which does business as Moxie brand products, a company known for its cannabis extracts. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
California issues 1st licenses for its legal pot marketCalifornia has issued its first business licenses for the state's coming legal marijuana market
The Associated Press11 hours ago
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