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Germany's parliament to debate and vote on liberalizing cannabis rules

Germany's parliament to debate and vote on liberalizing cannabis rules

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers are expected to vote Friday on a government plan to liberalize rules on cannabis, which would decriminalize limited amounts of marijuana and allow members of “cannabis clubs” to buy it for recreational purposes.
More Alabama IVF providers pause treatment after court ruling on frozen embryos

More Alabama IVF providers pause treatment after court ruling on frozen embryos

MONTGOMERY, Ala.
HIV/AIDS activist Hydeia Broadbent, known for her inspirational talks as a young child, dies at 39

HIV/AIDS activist Hydeia Broadbent, known for her inspirational talks as a young child, dies at 39

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hydeia Broadbent, the HIV/AIDS activist who came to national prominence in the 1990s as a young child for her inspirational talks to reduce the stigma surrounding the virus she was born with, has died. She was 39.
B.C. election budget boosts family benefits as deficit soars to $7.9B

B.C. election budget boosts family benefits as deficit soars to $7.9B

VICTORIA — Families and small business operators in British Columbia are expected to benefit in an election-year budget that boosts spending, but forecasts a growing deficit of more than $7.9 billion and economic growth of less than one per cent.
Mississippi might allow incarcerated people to sue prisons over transgender inmates

Mississippi might allow incarcerated people to sue prisons over transgender inmates

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A bill before Mississippi lawmakers might allow incarcerated people to sue jails and prisons if they encounter inmates from the opposite sex, such as those who are transgender, in restrooms or changing areas.
What's next after the Alabama ruling that counts IVF embryos as children?

What's next after the Alabama ruling that counts IVF embryos as children?

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court ruled last week that couples who were trying in vitro fertilization and lost frozen embryos in an accident at a south Alabama storage facility can sue under the state’s wrongful death law.
A list of quotes in reaction to the 2024 British Columbia budget

A list of quotes in reaction to the 2024 British Columbia budget

VICTORIA — Here’s what people are saying about the 2024 British Columbia budget: “Some look at the challenges ahead and say government should respond with deep cuts, leaving people to fend for themselves.
Quebec coroner inquest told that poor police planning led to killing of officer

Quebec coroner inquest told that poor police planning led to killing of officer

MONTREAL — Quebec provincial police didn't plan properly before they tried to arrest a mentally ill man last March, and as a result an officer was killed, the province's workplace health and safety board says.
Wendy Williams diagnosed with same form of dementia as Bruce Willis

Wendy Williams diagnosed with same form of dementia as Bruce Willis

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former talk show host Wendy Williams has been diagnosed with the same form of dementia that actor Bruce Willis has , a statement released Thursday on behalf of her caretakers says.
Free IVF in British Columbia will ‘save marriages,’ says father of two

Free IVF in British Columbia will ‘save marriages,’ says father of two

VANCOUVER — Liam Iliffe says he was almost brought to tears when he heard British Columbia was introducing one free cycle of invitro fertilization treatment for anyone who wants to start a family.