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Austria stepping up police checks in border areas after Germany liberalizes cannabis rules

Austria stepping up police checks in border areas after Germany liberalizes cannabis rules

BERLIN (AP) — Austria will step up police checks near its border with Germany after its neighbor legalized the possession of limited amounts of cannabis for recreational use, the country's top security official said Tuesday.
Swimmer Joseph Schooling retires. He beat Michael Phelps for Singapore's first Olympic gold medal

Swimmer Joseph Schooling retires. He beat Michael Phelps for Singapore's first Olympic gold medal

SINGAPORE (AP) — Joseph Schooling, who beat Michael Phelps in the 100-meter butterfly to win Singapore's first and only Olympic gold medal at Rio de Janeiro in 2016, announced his retirement on Tuesday.
Florida Supreme Court upholds state’s 15-week abortion ban, but voters will soon have a say

Florida Supreme Court upholds state’s 15-week abortion ban, but voters will soon have a say

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for the state to ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant, while also giving voters a chance to remove restrictions in November.
Florida voters will decide whether to protect abortion rights and legalize pot in November

Florida voters will decide whether to protect abortion rights and legalize pot in November

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.
Oregon governor signs a bill recriminalizing drug possession into law

Oregon governor signs a bill recriminalizing drug possession into law

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's Democratic Gov.
Germany has legalized possession of small amounts of cannabis. Not everyone is mellow about that.

Germany has legalized possession of small amounts of cannabis. Not everyone is mellow about that.

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Marijuana campaigners in Germany lit celebratory joints on Monday as the country legalized possession of small amounts of cannabis for recreational use over objections from doctors and police.
A list of mass killings in the United States this year

A list of mass killings in the United States this year

The latest mass killing in the U.S.
Ontario's top doctor calling for restrictions on legal substances, decriminalization

Ontario's top doctor calling for restrictions on legal substances, decriminalization

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.
Minnesota Legislature will return from Easter break with plenty of bills still in the pipeline

Minnesota Legislature will return from Easter break with plenty of bills still in the pipeline

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature will return from its Easter break on Tuesday with plenty of bills in the pipeline.
For years she thought her son had died of an overdose. The police video changed all that

For years she thought her son had died of an overdose. The police video changed all that

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — It was in the den that Karen Goodwin most strongly felt her son’s presence: On the coffee table were his ashes, inside a clock with its hands forever frozen at 12:35 a.m., the moment that a doctor had pronounced him dead.