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50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

Landscaping was hardly his lifelong dream. As a teenager, Alton Lucas believed basketball or music would pluck him out of North Carolina and take him around the world.
Kanye West unveils new album, Jay-Z track at listening event

Kanye West unveils new album, Jay-Z track at listening event

LOS ANGELES — Kanye West barely said a word during his album listening session Thursday night, but the mercurial rapper still had most attendees standing on their feet while hanging on every word of his new project.

Judge doubts Giuliani phones will aid ex-associates at trial

NEW YORK (AP) — The judge presiding over an upcoming trial of two associates of Rudy Giuliani and a third man on charges they made illegal campaign contributions said Thursday he’d be shocked if Giuliani’s recently confiscated phones aid a selective
S&P/TSX composite index falls on pressure from materials, U.S. markets up slightly

S&P/TSX composite index falls on pressure from materials, U.S. markets up slightly

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index fell after a mixed day that saw losses in materials and healthcare stocks, while U.S markets had gained slightly.
Co-conspirator of former Fall River mayor sentenced

Co-conspirator of former Fall River mayor sentenced

BOSTON (AP) — An associate of the recently convicted former mayor of Fall River has been sentenced for his role in a scheme to extort money from marijuana vendors.

Nevada marijuana shop causes concern among Idaho officials

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A pot shop opening in northern Nevada is raising concerns just across the border in Idaho where marijuana is illegal.
Mississippi lawmakers work toward medical marijuana program

Mississippi lawmakers work toward medical marijuana program

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two Mississippi lawmakers say they're continuing to work on proposals to create a medical marijuana program, two months after the state Supreme Court invalidated one that voters had approved.
Olympic scandals march on long after torch goes out

Olympic scandals march on long after torch goes out

TOKYO — From doping to demonstrations to dirty officials, the Olympics have never lacked their share of off-the-field scandals and controversies that keep the Games in the headlines long after the torch goes out.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,110.05, up 167.34 points.) Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Up 61 cents, or 2.36 per cent, to $26.45 on 6.7 million shares.

NC medical marijuana bill approved by another Senate panel

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation to legalize marijuana for medical use in North Carolina advanced through another Senate panel on Wednesday.