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Global sting began by creating message service for crooks

Global sting began by creating message service for crooks

SAN DIEGO (AP) — When the FBI dismantled an encrypted messaging service based in Canada in 2018, agents noticed users moving to other networks.
Police: Suspected Baltimore gang leader dead after standoff

Police: Suspected Baltimore gang leader dead after standoff

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — A suspected Baltimore gang leader died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after a standoff with law enforcement Tuesday afternoon in an Atlanta suburb, authorities said. Shots were fired at U.S.
Woman sentenced for false 911 calls sparking fatal drug raid

Woman sentenced for false 911 calls sparking fatal drug raid

HOUSTON (AP) — A woman was sentenced on Tuesday to three years and four months in federal prison for making false 911 calls that ultimately resulted in a 2019 drug raid by Houston police that killed both homeowners.

NFL funding research to help players better manage pain

The NFL will spend up to $1 million funding up to five studies that will examine how to better help players ease their pain and find alternatives to opioids. Among those potential alternatives: marijuana and other cannabis-derived products.
The Latest: Road blocks up, virus cases down for Tokyo Games

The Latest: Road blocks up, virus cases down for Tokyo Games

TOKYO — Roads are being closed off around Tokyo Olympic venues for the event scheduled to begin July 23. With six weeks to go, the roadblocks are appearing around the new $1.4 billion National Stadium, which will host the opening ceremony.
The Latest: Hawaii's eviction moratorium extended 60 days

The Latest: Hawaii's eviction moratorium extended 60 days

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor is extending for two more months an eviction moratorium that he implemented during the coronavirus pandemic, but says he doesn’t expect to keep it longer than that.

Louisiana Senate scraps sales tax idea, tries new road plan

BATON ROUGE, La.
S&P/TSX composite inches higher to set records ahead of central bank meetings

S&P/TSX composite inches higher to set records ahead of central bank meetings

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index inched up to a new high to start the trading week ahead of the release of U.S. inflation numbers that could solidify central bank responses.

Medical marijuana law changes get through Pennsylvania House

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state House on Monday approved a set of revisions to Pennsylvania's medical marijuana law, seeking to make permanent some of the changes put in place temporarily because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Q&A: Ellen Burstyn on her acting life, and never retiring

Q&A: Ellen Burstyn on her acting life, and never retiring

NEW YORK (AP) — That Ellen Burstyn plays a woman who recoils at the very mention of a retirement community in the upcoming film “Queen Bees” is extremely appropriate. Rarely has an actor been as good for as long as Burstyn has.