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State of emergency extended for drought-stricken Sechelt, B.C., no end in sight

State of emergency extended for drought-stricken Sechelt, B.C., no end in sight

Politicians on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast have approved another extension of the state of local emergency declared last month as an intense summer drought and little rain have nearly exhausted a key watershed.
Israel urges soccer fans going to Qatar to keep low profile

Israel urges soccer fans going to Qatar to keep low profile

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel is urging its citizens traveling to the FIFA World Cup this week to be less visibly Israeli.

German opposition official lobbies EU to block cannabis plan

BERLIN (AP) — A senior German opposition official lobbied the European Union executive branch on Wednesday to block the government's plans to decriminalize the possession of limited amounts of cannabis and allow its sale for recreational purposes.
Kentucky governor relaxes ban on medical marijuana

Kentucky governor relaxes ban on medical marijuana

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear took action Tuesday to allow Kentuckians suffering from debilitating conditions to legally possess small amounts of medical marijuana properly purchased in another state.
Montreal COVID response had negative 'collateral impacts' on population, report finds

Montreal COVID response had negative 'collateral impacts' on population, report finds

MONTREAL — The COVID-19 pandemic and the health measures brought in to limit it caused widespread collateral impacts that disproportionately harmed the most vulnerable, Montreal's public health director said Tuesday.

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Kansas City Star. November 9, 2022. Editorial: Divided Missouri, Kansas election shows one way voters are united: They want compromise Republicans inched closer to gaining control of the U.S.
Albania: Wrong for Britain to blame Tirana on migrants

Albania: Wrong for Britain to blame Tirana on migrants

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s prime minister said Tuesday that Britain is carrying out a “calculated attack” on his country by blaming it for the increased number of migrants crossing the English Channel. Edi Rama said that the new U.K.
'Rogue Heroes' offers thrilling war adventure in the desert

'Rogue Heroes' offers thrilling war adventure in the desert

NEW YORK (AP) — Think of a military unit and you'll likely get an image of fresh-pressed uniforms, crisp saluting and a strong sense of hierarchy. But a new TV series offers a much messier alternative — one that can be even more effective.
Russian parliament displays art by Griner case figure Bout

Russian parliament displays art by Griner case figure Bout

MOSCOW (AP) — A show of prison artwork by Viktor Bout , the Russian arms trader serving 25 years in the United States and the focus of speculation about a prisoner swap that could free WNBA star Brittney Griner , opened Tuesday at the upper chamber o
After election, marijuana advocates look to next states

After election, marijuana advocates look to next states

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Law-abiding marijuana enthusiasts could find themselves in a bit of a predicament following voter approval of a recreational cannabis initiative in Missouri.
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