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Gaetz associate expected to plead guilty in federal case

Gaetz associate expected to plead guilty in federal case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key figure in the federal investigation of Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz is expected to plead guilty to criminal charges next week.

West Virginia mayor reelected two days after arrest

WAR, W.Va. (AP) — A southern West Virginia mayor has been reelected despite facing criminal charges.
Wealthy nations once lauded as successes lag in vaccinations

Wealthy nations once lauded as successes lag in vaccinations

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Some wealthy nations that were most praised last year for controlling the coronavirus are now lagging far behind in getting their people vaccinated — and some, especially in Asia, are seeing COVID-19 cases grow.

Mississippi court upholds life sentence for pot possession

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a life sentence for a man convicted of a marijuana possession charge because he had previous convictions and those made him a habitual offender.
Energy helps to cushion inflation worries as TSX drops less than U.S. markets

Energy helps to cushion inflation worries as TSX drops less than U.S. markets

TORONTO — North American stock markets closed lower for a third day this week as U.S. inflation numbers raised concerns about central banks increasing interest rates earlier than forecast.
Famed Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan dead at age 37

Famed Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan dead at age 37

HONOLULU (AP) — Colt Brennan, a star quarterback at the University of Hawaii who finished third in the 2007 Heisman Trophy balloting, died early Tuesday, his father said. He was 37.

China issues total ban on synthetic cannabinoids

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday said it will add all synthetic cannabinoids to its list of banned drugs, in what it described as a first in the world, to curb their manufacturing, trafficking and abuse.
Man arrested after tiger shown in a yard of his Houston home

Man arrested after tiger shown in a yard of his Houston home

HOUSTON — A Texas man free on bond from a murder charge was returned to custody Monday after neighbours found a pet tiger wandering around a Houston neighbourhood .
S&P/TSX composite drops after hitting record intraday high, loonie rises again

S&P/TSX composite drops after hitting record intraday high, loonie rises again

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index slumped after setting a record intraday high to start the trading week while the Dow Jones industrial average surpassed 35,000 for the first time. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 110.
Corruption case of ex-Massachusetts mayor heads to jurors

Corruption case of ex-Massachusetts mayor heads to jurors

BOSTON — Lawyers made their final pitch to jurors Monday in the fraud and corruption case against a once-celebrated young Massachusetts mayor, painting contrasting pictures of a shrewd con man driven by greed to line his own pockets or a victim of li