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Spain: Snow adds to misery in Madrid slum area without power

Spain: Snow adds to misery in Madrid slum area without power

MADRID — As record snowfall and sub-freezing temperatures enveloped much of normally temperate Spain, few residents suffered as severely as the thousands who live in La Cañada Real Galiana, a mega-shantytown outside Madrid that is ranked as one of th
Surveys suggest half of cannabis users have increased habit amid COVID-19 pandemic

Surveys suggest half of cannabis users have increased habit amid COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO — New data suggests half of cannabis users have increased their habit amid the pandemic, putting them at increased risk of addiction and other health problems.
Kansas House Dems move to oust member over issues with women

Kansas House Dems move to oust member over issues with women

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas legislators on Tuesday began the process to oust a newly elected lawmaker over multiple issues that include the 20-year-old’s rhetoric on Twitter and allegations that he harassed and threatened girls and women.

Mexico publishes regulations for medicinal marijuana

MEXICO CITY — Three years after Mexico passed a law permitting the medicinal use of marijuana, the government on Tuesday published the underlying regulations governing everything from who can prescribe it to who can grow it.
Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and GOP power broker, dies

Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and GOP power broker, dies

LAS VEGAS — Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and became a singular force in domestic and international politics has died after a long illness.

Maine marijuana shops report brisk business despite pandemic

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine's rollout of legal marijuana sales has been muted compared with other states because of the coronavirus pandemic, but shops are reporting brisk business nonetheless.
White man who drove into Iowa protesters avoids prison

White man who drove into Iowa protesters avoids prison

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A white man who deliberately sped his car through a crowd of racial injustice protesters in Iowa City, striking several, will avoid prison and have the incident erased from his record if he stays out of trouble for three years.
Lawyer: New Kansas lawmaker reaches deal to end court order

Lawyer: New Kansas lawmaker reaches deal to end court order

TOPEKA, Kan. — An incoming Kansas lawmaker who has faced a possible attempt to oust him once he took office has reached a legal agreement with a woman who accused him of harassment to end an anti-stalking court order against him, an attorney says.

North American stock markets climb to record highs amid Democrat gains in Washington

TORONTO — Stock markets across North America, including Canada's main index, surged to record highs Thursday on anticipation that a Democratic electoral sweep in the U.S. will result in greater stimulus spending.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,828.11, up 145.60 points.) Zenabis Global Inc. (TSX:ZENA). Health care. Up half a cent, or 7.69 per cent, to seven cents on 22.