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  • Hemp set to become legal nationwide in US

    December 13, 2018 8:40 PM 7

    PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Hemp is about to get the nod from the federal government that marijuana, its cannabis plant cousin, craves. A provision of the farm bill that received final approval in Congress on Wednesday removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances and treats the low-THC version of the cannabis plant like any other agricultural

  • Turkey train crash leaves nine dead, dozens injured

    December 13, 2018 2:45 PM 2

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) —Turkey’s state-run news agency says authorities have detained three state railway agency employees suspected of negligence over a deadly train crash in the capital Ankara. Anadolu Agency says the three were detained Thursday after the high-speed train heading for the city of Konya crashed into a rail engine and hit a pedestrian

  • Ex-judges call for end to immigration arrests at courthouses

    December 12, 2018 2:53 PM 7

    BOSTON (AP) — Dozens of retired state and federal judges called Wednesday on U.S. immigration officials to stop making arrests at courthouses of people suspected of being in the country illegally, saying immigrants should be free to visit halls of justice without fearing they will be detained. Nearly 70 former judges from 23 states — including federal

  • May lobbies EU leaders in fight to save Brexit deal

    December 11, 2018 2:15 PM 6

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Top European Union officials on Tuesday ruled out any renegotiation of the divorce agreement with Britain, as Prime Minister Theresa May fought to save her Brexit deal by lobbying leaders in Europe’s capitals. May began her quest over breakfast with Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte, a day after she abandoned a vote in the U.K. Parliament

  • Brazil police to investigate spiritual healer

    December 11, 2018 4:26 AM 3

    A special task force will investigate accusations by 10 women that they were sexually abused by a self-styled spiritual healer at his clinic in Brazil's central-western state of Goias, police said Monday. The accusations against Joao Teixeira de Faria, known as 'John of God', were made Saturday night on the Globo TV network. The 10 women told O Globo

  • Prosecutors indict Nissan’s former chairman for underreporting pay

    December 10, 2018 1:36 PM 2

    TOKYO (AP) — Prosecutors have charged Nissan Motor Co.‘s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, another executive and the automaker itself for allegedly violating financial laws by underreporting income. The charges imposed Monday involve allegations Ghosn’s pay was underreported by about five billion yen or US$44 million in 2011-2015. The prosecutors

  • UK nerve agent survivor fears poison will soon kill him

    December 10, 2018 4:27 AM 5

    A British man who was exposed to the deadly nerve agent Novichok said he is struggling with his eyesight and mobility and fears the poison will kill him within a decade. Charlie Rowley, 45, fell ill in June near Salisbury, England, after coming into contact with the Soviet-developed nerve agent that was used months earlier to attack former Russian spy Sergei

  • Hunger, lice, filth: Moroccan camp shows migrant challenges

    December 10, 2018 4:27 AM 17

    As Morocco prepares to host the signing of a landmark global migration agreement, hundreds of migrants are languishing in a Casablanca camp rife with hunger, misery, lice and filth. These sub-Saharan Africans who dream of going to Europe are a symbol of the problems world dignitaries are trying to address with the UN's first migration compact, being

  • 1st baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor

    December 5, 2018 3:59 PM 16

    LONDON (AP) — Brazilian doctors are reporting the world’s first baby born to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor. Eleven previous births have used a transplanted womb but from a living donor, usually a relative or friend. Experts said using uteruses from women who have died could make more transplants possible. Ten previous attempts

  • 3 astronauts blast off to International Space Station

    December 4, 2018 5:00 AM 19

    Three astronauts successfully blasted off Monday to the International Space Station from Kazakhstan, a perfect launch that follows October's aborted mission. NASA astronaut Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency and Oleg Kononenko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos lifted off as scheduled Monday from the Russian-leased Baikonur