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Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

June 19, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Smoking in the U.S. has hit another all-time low.

About 14 percent of U.S adults were smokers last year, down from about 16 percent the year before, government figures show. more »»

High court decision extends legal battle over gerrymandering

June 19, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats hoped a Wisconsin case would be the vehicle the U.S. Supreme Court would use to strike down highly partisan gerrymandering of electoral maps. more »»

Veteran journalist named top editor of Los Angeles Times

June 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran journalist Norman Pearlstine, a leader at media giants including Time, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, was named executive editor of the Los Angeles Times on... more »»

Police identify gunman killed by bystander in Walmart lot

June 19, 2018

TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) — Tim Day has been identified as the armed suspect killed by a bystander Sunday in a Walmart parking lot in Washington state, police said Monday. more »»

Recording of crying children at border adds to outrage

June 19, 2018

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a U.S. more »»

Former Mexico President Vicente Fox joins High Times board

June 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Mexico President Vicente Fox, who calls himself a soldier in the global campaign to legalize marijuana, is joining the board of directors of venerable cannabis... more »»

Some Amazon investors side with ACLU on facial recognition

June 18, 2018

SEATTLE (AP) — Some Amazon company investors said Monday they are siding with privacy and civil rights advocates who are urging the tech giant to not sell a powerful face recognition tool to... more »»

Studies show groundwater holding own against drilling boom

June 18, 2018

New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural... more »»

Jury to decide fate of elderly Mafia boss 'Cadillac Frank'

June 18, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — Nearly two decades ago, former New England Mafia boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme said he learned his lesson and was finished with a life of crime. more »»

H. Clinton: Separating families at border a 'moral crisis'

June 18, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday called the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that has separated children from their parents at the southern U.S. more »»

Lawyers, family seek release of detained pizza deliveryman

June 18, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The family and attorneys of an Ecuadorean pizza shop worker who was arrested while trying to make a delivery submitted a formal request to immigration officials Monday demanding... more »»

Veteran journalist named top editor of Los Angeles Times

June 18, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran journalist Norman Pearlstine, a leader at media giants including Time, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, was named executive editor of the Los Angeles Times on... more »»

Prosecutor: Mobster afraid nightclub owner would rat him out

June 18, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme was at the pinnacle of his criminal career when he rose to the head of the New England family of La Cosa Nostra in the early 1990s. more »»

 
 

 

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