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Ohio approves funds for medical marijuana tracking system

Regulators of Ohio's budding medical marijuana industry have received approval to spend an additional $6 million over the next two years on projects including a seed-to-sale tracking system. The funds … Click to Continue »

Capito says she'll vote for Senate to debate health overhaul

West Virginia's Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito says she'll vote for the Senate to go forward and debate legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Capito, in … Click to Continue »

Prosecutor: Chinese billionaire used bribes to build legacy

A prosecutor says a Chinese billionaire bribed two United Nations ambassadors so he could make a U.N. conference center in China the "Geneva of Asia." Assistant U.S. Attorney Janis Echenberg … Click to Continue »

Recalled councilor charged with embezzling seeks pension pay

A former Providence City Councilor is seeking about $1,000 a month in pension pay while he fights embezzlement charges. Democrat Kevin Jackson became the first politician in the city's history … Click to Continue »

Governor vetoes tobacco sales, distracted driving bills

Maine's Republican governor says he's vetoed bills to raise the age for tobacco sales and ban drivers from holding and using electronic devices while driving. Gov. Paul LePage on a … Click to Continue »

Charlie Gard's parents ask court to let him die at home

Charlie Gard's parents know their treasured son is about to die. They have one final wish — to take him home, put him to bed and kiss him goodbye. The … Click to Continue »

Correction: Racist Emails-Investigation story

In a story July 24 about an investigation into the personal email of longtime state investigator Frank Capuzi, The Associated Press erroneously reported the messages came to light in an … Click to Continue »

Montana revenue shortfall triggers worst-case budget cuts

Montana revenues have fallen far enough below projections to trigger a worst-case scenario $97 million in spending cuts across state government starting as soon as next month. State Budget Director … Click to Continue »

Committee begins planning for future of Arkansas judiciary

An Arkansas committee has met for the first time to come up with a plan for the state's judiciary. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ( ) reports that Arkansas Supreme Court Chief … Click to Continue »

Trump welcomes Lebanese prime minister Hariri to White House

President Donald Trump has welcomed Lebanon's prime minister to the White House for talks. Trump and Prime Minister Saad Hariri (sahd hah-REER'-ee) are scheduled to answer reporters' questions during a … Click to Continue »

Audit: Colorado health marketplace sustainable _ for now

Colorado's state health insurance exchange is in a position to be financially sustainable through 2019 — but changes to the federal health care law could easily jeopardize that scenario. That's … Click to Continue »

Congressional delegation calls for review of Wi-Fi monopoles

The state's entire congressional delegation is calling on federal officials to review a proposal to construct hundreds of Wi-Fi poles, some as tall as 74 feet, along the route of … Click to Continue »

Trump administration cuts short anti-teen pregnancy grants

Dozens of teen pregnancy prevention programs are seeking answers and alternative funding after being told that President Donald Trump's administration will end five-year grants after only three years. Rachel Fey, … Click to Continue...

Blast damages Catholic Bishops Council's Mexico headquarters

An explosive device has damaged a door at the headquarters of Mexico's Roman Catholic Council of Bishops, but there are no injuries. The council says the device was left outside … Click to Continue »

Civil rights marker rededicated on birthdate of lynch victim

A Mississippi historical marker about a notorious lynching that galvanized the civil rights movement was rededicated Tuesday, weeks after it was vandalized and repaired. The sign commemorates Emmett Till, the … Click to Continue »

Council votes to tear down council member's eyesore carwash

Council members in an Omaha suburb have voted to condemn and tear down an eyesore carwash owned by a fellow member. The Bellevue City Council voted 4-0 Monday to have … Click to Continue »

Eastern Minnesota city considers proposed asphalt plant

Supporters of a proposed asphalt plant in an eastern Minnesota city say the development would generate jobs, but opponents say it's not worth the traffic, noise and odors from the … Click to Continue »

Malloy calls for review of Millstone's economic viability

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed an executive order requiring various state agencies to review the future economic viability of the Millstone Power Station in Waterford. The Democrat's order, … Click to Continue »

US ambassador reports progress on new North Korea sanctions

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says the United States and China are making progress on a new U.N. resolution that would impose additional sanctions against North Korea following its test of … Click to Continue »

Republicans moving to repeal financial rule opposed by banks

The Republican-led House is seeking to overturn a rule that would let consumers join together to sue their banks or credit card companies rather than use an arbitrator to resolve … Click to Continue »

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