Alaska pot shops to be among 1st in US to allow consumption

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Marijuana shops in Alaska will be among the first nationally where onsite use would be permitted. Alaska’s legal marijuana industry hit the milestone Thursday as regulators approved the first retail stores in the state that will be allowed to have customers smoke or consume marijuana products […]

Nonprofits worry sale of dot-org universe will raise costs

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The company that controls the dot-org online universe is putting the registry of domain names up for sale, and the nonprofits that often use the suffix in their websites are raising concerns about the move. Nonprofit organizations and some tech activists plan to protest Friday outside […]

Theft from armless artist spurs hundreds of donations

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Hundreds of people have shown their support for an armless street artist whose artwork, supplies and donation box were stolen near the University of Georgia. More than $34,000 had been raised online as of Friday morning for Michael Davenport, who is known in Athens for sketching […]

Police officer dragged by car dies from injuries

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A police officer in Virginia has died after being dragged by a vehicle trying to escape a traffic stop, police said. The Newport News police officer had stopped a car Thursday just before 7 p.m. near Monitor-Merrimac Overlook Park before getting out to speak with […]

What’s new in the China virus outbreak

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Hundreds of cases of a new viral respiratory illness have been confirmed in China and elsewhere since an outbreak began last month in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Scientists have identified the illness as a new kind of coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some of which cause […]

Could Denver see its third snowless January on record?

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Where art thou, Denver snow? There’s only about a week left in what’s typically Denver’s coldest month of the year, yet the Mile High City hasn’t recorded any measurable snowfall so far this month, an increasingly strange anomaly. Through Wednesday, Denver had only recorded a trace of snowfall so far […]

CJI calls for speedy resolution of tax disputes

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Chief Justice of India S A Bobde on Friday made a case for speedy resolution of tax disputes saying it will act as an incentive for taxpayers and free the funds locked in litigation. The Chief Justice said tax judiciary plays a very important role in resource mobilisation of the […]

Trudeau’s $4 doughnuts cost him dearly

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So, the Prime Minister ordered gourmet donuts–is that so wrong?, asks Michael Bociurkiw. Apparently it is for Canadians piling on to the beleaguered leader, whose Tweeted picture of his take-out order is the latest in a series of missteps that have dogged him.