LAS VEGAS | Giant bong, huggable buds: Marijuana museum opens in Vegas

LAS VEGAS — A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets. Las Vegas’ newest attraction — and Instagram backdrop — is a museum celebrating all things cannabis. Nobody will be allowed to light up at Cannabition when it opens Thursday because of a Nevada ban … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Giant bong, huggable buds: Marijuana museum opens in Vegas

KAMPALA, Uganda | Heavy security, arrests as Ugandan pop star set to come home

KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan security forces have deployed heavily before the return of pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine from the United States. Lawyer Asuman Basalirwa says police have detained the singer’s brother and at least two other people who were driving to the airport to welcome him home. Authorities say they will not … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Heavy security, arrests as Ugandan pop star set to come home

LEADING OFF: Yanks defend turf, Phillies-Braves, Scherzer up

For the third night in a row, the Red Sox attempt to clinch the AL East championship at Yankee Stadium. Boston entered the three-game set needing one victory over rival New York to secure its third consecutive division crown. But the Yankees have put the party on hold with two wins, including a 10-1 rout … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Yanks defend turf, Phillies-Braves, Scherzer up

LOS ANGELES | Puig’s pinch-hit homer helps Dodgers sweep Rockies, 5-2

LOS ANGELES — Pinch-hitter Yasiel Puig slugged a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the seventh inning that sent the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Wednesday night to increase their NL West lead to 2½ games. Walker Buehler struck out a career-high 12 and the Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the second-place … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Puig’s pinch-hit homer helps Dodgers sweep Rockies, 5-2

NEW YORK | Ex-aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces sentencing for corruption

NEW YORK — A judge is set to decide whether a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo receives leniency or a long prison sentence for his conviction on federal bribery and fraud charges. Joseph Percoco was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in Manhattan federal court by U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni. Prosecutors say he … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ex-aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces sentencing for corruption

LAREDO, Texas | Women slain in Border Patrol case endured trying lives

LAREDO, Texas — Janelle Ortiz dreamed of becoming famous. Melissa Ramirez imagined a day when the street wasn’t home and drugs not her preoccupation. Claudine Luera just ached to see her children do better than she had. All of these women, bound by difficulties in life, met an eerily similar death: They were shot in … Continue reading LAREDO, Texas | Women slain in Border Patrol case endured trying lives

DALLAS | Owner of 3D-printed gun company accused of sex with minor

DALLAS  — The owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns is wanted on an arrest warrant tied to an accusation that he had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 afterward. Austin police Cmdr. Troy Officer said Wednesday that the department is working with national and international law enforcement to … Continue reading DALLAS | Owner of 3D-printed gun company accused of sex with minor

Federal agency says it lost track of 1,488 migrant children

Twice in less than a year, the federal government has lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children after placing them in the homes of sponsors across the country, federal officials have acknowledged. The Health and Human Services Department recently told Senate staffers that case managers could not find 1,488 children after they made follow-up calls … Continue reading Federal agency says it lost track of 1,488 migrant children