Stories By 'Associated Press'
The black market for marijuana is thriving in Oregon and an oversupply of weed from growers is flowing to more than two dozen states where pot remains illegal, a top federal law enforcement official said Friday.US Attorney Billy Williams said the state has a “significant overproduction” problem and that he would prioritize enforcement of overproduction, interstate trafficking, organized crime and cases involving underage marijuana use and environmental damage from illicit pot farms.
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China is sending conciliatory signals as US and Chinese negotiators meet in Washington to try to head off a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.Beijing has dropped an anti-dumping investigation into imported US sorghum, which it had accused the United States of unfairly subsiding. It has also given approval for a US private equity firm to buy Toshiba’s memory chip business.
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The Army Corps of Engineers is ending its work to rebuild Puerto Rico’s electric grid, despite residents’ fears that the island’s government won’t be able to restore power on its own to more than 16,000 people who remain blacked out eight months after Hurricane Maria.
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Canadian computer scientists helped pioneer the field of artificial intelligence before it was a buzzword, and now Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is hoping to capitalise on their intellectual lead.
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England omitted Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere from their World Cup squad on Wednesday and called up Trent Alexander-Arnold to cap a remarkable breakthrough season for the 19-year-old right back.
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North Korea is moving ahead with plans to close its nuclear test site next week, South Korea’s military said Tuesday, an assessment backed by US researchers who say satellite images show the North has begun dismantling facilities at the site.
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President Donald Trump’s prospects for brokering the Mideast peace “deal of the century” plunged ever deeper as the US Embassy in Jerusalem opened amid bloodshed in Gaza. The day fueled global concern that US policies are tipping the broader Middle East into deeper, intractable conflict.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore kept their hopes alive for a place in the playoffs after crushing Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets in a must-win Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Monday.
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People nixing vacations to Hawaii’s Big island has cost the tourism industry millions of dollars as the top attraction, Kilauea volcano, keeps spewing lava.Cancellations from May through July have hit at least $5 million, said Ross Birch, executive director of the island’s tourism board.
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