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First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opening In Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Dispensary sales of medical marijuana in Hawaii are beginning after patients waited 17 years for a legal way to purchase the drug. Maui Grown Therapies received approval from the Department of Health...

Atlanta is Building Less Affordable Housing Than Any Other Major City

While Atlanta certainly isn’t alone among U.S. cities that are undergoing a boom in the growth of expensive housing, it does rank at the top among cities that are developing almost no new affordable...

Wrongfully Convicted 30 Years Ago, 2 Brothers Wronged Again by Lawyers Legal Fees

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When two wrongfully imprisoned brothers were pardoned after 30 years behind bars, they stood to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation. Now, a federal judge is considering whether...

Survivors Tell Chilling Tales of Hiding to Avoid Being Killed During Terrorist Attack In...

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Islamic extremists attacked a popular Somalia restaurant in an overnight siege and killed 31 people — many at point-blank range — before they were slain by security forces, police said...

Testimony Begins In Sexual Assault Trial of ‘America’s Dad’

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby went on trial Monday on charges he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman more than a decade ago, with prosecutors immediately introducing evidence the 79-year-old TV star once...

5 Disturbing Facts AP Discovered During Investigation of UN Sex Abuse Scandal

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The key findings on AP's investigation into the U.N.'s sexual abuse and exploitation controversy: 1. No Sri Lankan peacekeeper has ever been jailed for sexual assault or sexual misconduct despite...

The Latest: Israel Sends Egypt Condolences Over Bus Attack

CAIRO (AP) — The latest on the attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt (all times local): 4 p.m. Israel is strongly condemning the attack by masked gunmen on a bus carrying Christians in...

James Passes Jordan to Become All-Time Playoff Scoring Leader As Cavs Head to 3rd...

BOSTON (AP) — The NBA Finals has its first "three-match," courtesy of the King who passed His Airness. LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader...

Corruption Accusations Against President Plunges Brazil Into Economic Free Fall

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilians around the country staged demonstrations Sunday calling for their president to step down after the supreme court opened an investigation into allegations he endorsed the payment of hush money...

Drake Breaks Adele’s Record at Billboard Music Award, Walks Away with 13 Statues 

Hello! Drake has surpassed Adele's record at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, picking up 13 awards. Adele set a record at the show in 2012 with 12 wins. The rapper, who walked into...

Jailhouse Videos Give Chilling Look Into the Mind of a Killer Without Empathy

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A week before the sentencing phase of his trial, Dylann Roof got a visit in jail from his mother, who pleaded with him to reconsider his decision to act as...

Egyptian President Wants Embargo On Libya Lifted, Says Nation Needs Weapons to Fight Terrorism

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi reiterated a call on the international community to lift an arms embargo on Libya on Saturday, which would allow weapons to be delivered legally to a powerful...

North Korea: New Long-Range Missile Can Carry Heavy Nuke

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday the missile it launched over the weekend was a new type of "medium long-range" ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead. A jubilant...

Lutherans Mark 500th Anniversary of Reformation In Namibia

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thousands of members of the Lutheran church have gathered at a stadium in Namibia to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The commemoration occurred Sunday during an assembly of the Lutheran...

Parents of Released Schoolgirls Still Have Not Been Able to See Their Daughters

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Parents of the 82 Nigerian schoolgirls released over the weekend from Boko Haram captivity said Wednesday they still were awaiting word from the government on exactly when they will be...

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Eyeing Presidential Run?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After conquering Hollywood, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson may have his sights set on the White House. The actor and former pro wrestler tells GQ that a presidential run is "a real...

Somali Public Works Minister, Called a ‘Rising Young Star,’ Killed by Auditor General’s Bodyguards

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Bodyguards for Somalia's auditor general shot dead a government minister near the presidential palace on Wednesday evening, police said. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said bodyguards escorting Nur Farah opened fire on a...

Jackie Robinson Museum Breaks Ground After 10-Year Delay

NEW YORK (AP) — Ground was broken for the Jackie Robinson Museum after a 10-year wait — matching the length of the Hall of Famer's barrier-breaking major-league career. Rachel Robinson, the 94-year-old widow of the...

Kenyans Sweep 2017 Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) — The Kenyans are back in Boston after a relative lull that saw them shut out in the world's most prestigious marathon twice in the past three years. More surprisingly, so are the...

Jamaican Government Issues Apology, Reparations for the 1963 Brutal Attack on Rastas

On April 4, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness made a historic apology for the “grave injustice” of an attack made on Rastafarians between April 11 and 12, 1963 — the year after Jamaica gained...

Rwandan Officials Differ with UN on How to Frame Genocide on Its 23rd Anniversary

A diplomatic row between Rwanda and the United Nations over the definition of what unfolded in Rwanda in 1994 as genocide has overshadowed the preparations for this year’s commemoration event. As an expression of displeasure...

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