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Another inmate dies at NYC's troubled Rikers Island jail

NEW YORK (AP) — An inmate died at New York City's Rikers Island jail complex, bringing the death toll at the troubled facility to 11 this year, authorities said. The 42-year-old prisoner died at a jail infirmary just before 7:30 p.m.

Police seize fentanyl, cocaine, guns in Durham Region bust

OSHAWA, Ont. — Police east of Toronto say they've made a significant fentanyl seizure in a five-month drug probe. Durham regional police say they began the investigation after a serious increase in opioid-related deaths in the community.
Tilray to close Nanaimo office and facility months after Aphria merger

Tilray to close Nanaimo office and facility months after Aphria merger

LEAMINGTON, Ont. — Cannabis company Tilray Inc., which merged with Aphria Inc. earlier this year, says it will close a Nanaimo, B.C., office and facility.

State cannabis lobbying group forms even as drug's illegal

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska remains one of only two states that haven't legalized cannabis use in some form, but the industry has already launched a lobbying group in the state to help influence the rules that will regulate the industry.

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Pentagon reverses itself, calls deadly Kabul strike an error WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing Friday that a review revealed that only civi

Mail-in ballots going out in campaign for NJ governor

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first ballots in this year's contest for governor must start to go out to voters by Saturday. The return of the ballots will kick off voting in the Nov. 2 race between Democratic Gov.
New York tosses jail time for most minor parole violations

New York tosses jail time for most minor parole violations

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers will be able to avoid jail time for most nonviolent parole violations under a new law signed Friday by Gov. Kathy Hochul.
Illegal marijuana farms take West's water in 'blatant theft'

Illegal marijuana farms take West's water in 'blatant theft'

LA PINE, Ore. (AP) — Jack Dwyer pursued a dream of getting back to the land by moving in 1972 to an idyllic, tree-studded parcel in Oregon with a creek running through it. “We were going to grow our own food. We were going to live righteously.

Director tapped for medical marijuana commission in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Treasurer John McMillan has quit to take over a new state panel dealing with medical marijuana and will be replaced by Young Boozer, who previously served two terms in the office, the governor's office said Friday.

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CONTRACTOR EMBEZZLEMENT-POSTAL SERVICE Contractor convicted in embezzlement of postal service funds DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit contractor has been convicted in the embezzlement of more than $1.2 million from the United States Postal Service.