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Germany plans to ease rules for legal changes of gender

Germany plans to ease rules for legal changes of gender

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Thursday presented plans to make it easier for transgender people to legally change their name and gender, ending decades-old rules that require them to get expert assessments and a court's authorization.

NC hemp industry gets reprieve, as legislation gets final OK

RALEIGH, N.C.
S&P/TSX composite falls on fears that rising rates will reduce demand for oil

S&P/TSX composite falls on fears that rising rates will reduce demand for oil

TORONTO — Energy and technologies helped push Canada's main stock index lower as a shrunken U.S. economy last quarter and aggressive comments from Fed officials had investors worrying about weaker demand and a potential recession.
Calgary police charge teen accused of trying to hire someone to murder another youth

Calgary police charge teen accused of trying to hire someone to murder another youth

Calgary police are accusing a 16-year-old of trying to hire someone to kill another youth. Police say in a release that they began investigating last month after getting a complaint.
Giuliani's former Ukraine fixer gets 20 months in prison

Giuliani's former Ukraine fixer gets 20 months in prison

NEW YORK (AP) — Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani who was a figure in former President Donald Trump's first impeachment investigation, was sentenced Wednesday to a year and eight months in prison for fraud and campaign finance crimes by a jud
Hard-line conservative Reps. Boebert, Miller win primaries

Hard-line conservative Reps. Boebert, Miller win primaries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of Congress’ staunchest conservatives repelled more centrist alternatives to lock up Republican nominations on Tuesday, even as the party’s voters chose to turn out a six-term incumbent in Mississippi. Illinois Republican Rep.
New York's 1st legal marijuana crop sprouts under the sun

New York's 1st legal marijuana crop sprouts under the sun

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (AP) — New York's recreational marijuana market is beginning to sprout, literally, with thin-leafed plants stretching toward the sun in farms around the state.

Puerto Rico police uncover island's biggest pot greenhouse

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico police said they raided the island's largest hydroponic marijuana greenhouse on Tuesday, with nearly 2,000 plants being grown in a former addiction treatment center.
Instagram hides some posts that mention abortion

Instagram hides some posts that mention abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Instagram is blocking posts that mention abortion from public view, in some cases requiring its users to confirm their age before letting them view posts that offer up information about the procedure.
Storm sign former MVP Tina Charles for the rest of season

Storm sign former MVP Tina Charles for the rest of season

SEATTLE (AP) — Tina Charles' quest for an elusive WNBA title has brought her to Seattle following a messy end to her brief time in Phoenix.