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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nation's largest marijuana policy advocacy group plans to begin raising funds for a ballot measure in 2016 to legalize recreational marijuana use in California. The Marijuana Policy Project says it will file paperwork Wednesday with the California...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire at on old wooden wharf at the Port of Los Angeles has been extinguished and normal operations are resuming after an idle day brought on by smoke from the blaze. Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says the fire sparked Monday evening by a welding...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three people accused of beating of a gay couple during a late-night encounter on a Philadelphia street have turned themselves in. Police say 24-year-old Philip Williams, 24-year-old Katherine Knott and 26-year-old Kevin Harrigan surrendered Wednesday morning...
NEW YORK (AP) — A speech at the United Nations. A spot next to Al Gore leading a massive climate change march. A prime speaking slot at a political conference in England. Those big stages — all happening within a few days of each other — have become more common for New York City...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been wounded in a shooting at a central Florida mall, and police are trying to determine if two men found dead a short time later in a crashed vehicle are connected. Kissimmee police say in a news release that officers...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State and federal officials sought Tuesday to bring order to California's boom for renewable-energy plants in the Mojave and other southern California deserts, releasing a roadmap covering 22.5 million acres that designates some areas for large-scale solar,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-five House Democrats are urging the Obama administration to prohibit children from working on tobacco farms, citing concerns about ill health effects. The lawmakers, led by Reps. David Cicilline, D-R.I., and Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., made their plea in a...
ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men and a woman were being charged in the beating of a gay couple during a late-night encounter on a Philadelphia street, prosecutors announced Tuesday. The case gained attention when police posted a video of the well-dressed suspects out on the town that...