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What to know about Evan Gershkovich's conviction for espionage in Russia

What to know about Evan Gershkovich's conviction for espionage in Russia

The trial of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich ended Friday with his conviction on espionage charges that he, his employer and the U.S. government have dismissed as fabricated. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison.
After crash that killed 6 teens, NTSB chief says people underestimate marijuana's impact on drivers

After crash that killed 6 teens, NTSB chief says people underestimate marijuana's impact on drivers

DETROIT (AP) — A horrific crash that killed six high school girls in Oklahoma two years ago has the head of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board urging parents to warn teenagers about the risk of driving after using marijuana.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear endorses federal effort to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear endorses federal effort to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Biden administration's push to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug won an endorsement Wednesday from Kentucky Gov.
Alberta, B.C. toast wine deal after tiff over taxing direct sales to consumers

Alberta, B.C. toast wine deal after tiff over taxing direct sales to consumers

EDMONTON — The Alberta-British Columbia wine fight appears to be coming to an end. The premiers of both provinces announced Tuesday a one-year deal to again allow Albertans to directly order wine from more than 300 B.C.
Quebec government quietly loosened its approach to drug possession over a year ago

Quebec government quietly loosened its approach to drug possession over a year ago

MONTREAL — The Quebec government has quietly relaxed its approach to people caught with small quantities of illegal drugs, following a federal law intended to divert drug users from the criminal justice system.

Canada’s alcohol deficit: The public cost of alcohol outweighs government revenue

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What to know about legal battles on details of abortion rights ballot measures across US

What to know about legal battles on details of abortion rights ballot measures across US

Abortion access ballot measures are the center of a new wave of legal and procedural questions across the U.S. Opponents of abortion access have focused on the technicalities at a time when votes have been siding with abortion access advocates.
MS-13 leader pleads guilty in case involving 8 murders, including deaths of 2 girls on Long Island

MS-13 leader pleads guilty in case involving 8 murders, including deaths of 2 girls on Long Island

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y.
Milk, eggs and now bullets for sale in handful of US grocery stores with ammo vending machines

Milk, eggs and now bullets for sale in handful of US grocery stores with ammo vending machines

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A company has installed computerized vending machines to sell ammunition in grocery stores in Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas, allowing patrons to pick up bullets along with a gallon of milk.
More details released in autopsy for gunman who shot and killed four officers in Charlotte

More details released in autopsy for gunman who shot and killed four officers in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — More details on the death of the Charlotte gunman who carried out the deadliest attack on law enforcement officers since 2016 were released in state autopsy and toxicology reports. Terry Clark Hughes Jr.