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Law enforcement in schools dominates 1st day of the Minnesota Legislature's 2024 session

Law enforcement in schools dominates 1st day of the Minnesota Legislature's 2024 session

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature convened Monday with lawmakers fast-tracking legislation to fix a law enacted last year that limits the powers of police who work in schools to restrain disruptive students.

Man sentenced to life in prison for killing 4 workers at Oklahoma pot farm

KINGFISHER, Okla. (AP) — A man was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to killing four workers at an Oklahoma marijuana farm in 2022.
Bill to help relocate Washington Capitals, Wizards sails through 1st Virginia legislative hearing

Bill to help relocate Washington Capitals, Wizards sails through 1st Virginia legislative hearing

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Legislation underpinning a plan to relocate the NBA’s Washington Wizards and NHL’s Washington Capitals across the Potomac River to northern Virginia easily cleared an early hurdle in the state legislature Friday.
Toby Keith wrote all kinds of country songs. His legacy might be post-9/11 American anger

Toby Keith wrote all kinds of country songs. His legacy might be post-9/11 American anger

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Toby Keith’s songs accomplished, for some, what great art is intended to: They sustained people in challenging times, particularly U.S. service members and their families during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq after 9/11.
Cannabis company Canopy Growth reports $216.8M Q3 net loss

Cannabis company Canopy Growth reports $216.8M Q3 net loss

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. — Canopy Growth Corp. reported a net loss of $216.8 million in its latest quarter compared with a loss of $264.4 million a year earlier. The cannabis company says the loss amounted to $2.
Aurora Cannabis buys Australian medical pot firm as losses continue

Aurora Cannabis buys Australian medical pot firm as losses continue

Aurora Cannabis Inc. bolstered its international presence Thursday with a deal to buy the 90 per cent of Australian medical cannabis company MedReleaf Australia it didn't already own.

Editorial Roundup: New York

Advance Media New York. February 4, 2024. Editorial: In NY, it’s best of times for sports gambling, worst of times for cannabis It’s looking more and more like New York got mobile sports betting right.
Kansas lawmakers are allowing a 93% pay raise for themselves to take effect next year

Kansas lawmakers are allowing a 93% pay raise for themselves to take effect next year

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is set to nearly double state legislators' pay at the start of next year, making their compensation better than it is for their counterparts in a majority of states, including more populous ones like Georgia and Texas.

Rapper Quando Rondo is charged with DUI in Georgia, where he already faces drug and gang charges

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Rapper Quando Rondo has been arrested on charges of driving under the influence and reckless driving in Georgia, where he was already facing felony charges in state and federal courts.
Pennsylvania governor seeks billions for schools and development in budget that envisions legal weed

Pennsylvania governor seeks billions for schools and development in budget that envisions legal weed

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Josh Shapiro ’s second budget proposes significant increases to education and economic development and would regulate adult use marijuana, while leaning heavily on Pennsylvania’s flush reserves to underwrite his vision.