LAS VEGAS | Get ready for ‘Bongzilla,’ selfie frenzy at Vegas pot museum

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 | Get ready for ‘Bongzilla,’ selfie frenzy at Vegas pot museum

PHOENIX | Arizona licenses for nonprofit housing migrant kids at risk

PHOENIX— Arizona officials have moved to revoke the licenses for a nonprofit that houses immigrant children after it missed a deadline to show that all its employees passed background checks. Texas-based Southwest Key demonstrated an “astonishingly flippant attitude” toward the state’s concerns about delayed background checks for workers at its eight Arizona shelters, the state … Continue reading PHOENIX | Arizona licenses for nonprofit housing migrant kids at risk

CHICAGO | Heart patient, Drake fan: Great to be ‘back to myself’

CHICAGO — The suburban Chicago girl who received a heart transplant after dancing her way into a meeting with Drake says she’s feeling great. Sofia Sanchez met with reporters on Thursday , three-and-a-half weeks after she received a new heart during a nine-hour operation at Lurie Children’s Hospital. The 11-year-old says her new heart “feels … Continue reading CHICAGO | Heart patient, Drake fan: Great to be ‘back to myself’

SACRAMENTO, Calif | California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

SACRAMENTO, Calif — If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with a kids’ meal at a California restaurant, you’ll need to ask for them starting next year. A law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically giving out single-use plastic straws. … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

FORT WORTH, Texas | Will American Airlines bar customers from changing a ticket?

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines is threatening to prohibit customers from making changes to nonrefundable tickets if Congress makes good on a proposal to crack down on what critics call unreasonable airline fees. American CEO Doug Parker says that his airline would be acting just like many other businesses when customers want to swap … Continue reading FORT WORTH, Texas | Will American Airlines bar customers from changing a ticket?

PHILADELPHIA | Sentencing options for Cosby include prison, jail, probation

PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby could be sent to prison next week for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004 in what became the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Cosby is due in court Monday for a two-day sentencing hearing that follows his conviction in the spring on three … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Sentencing options for Cosby include prison, jail, probation

WASHINGTON D.C. | TIPTON INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO ENSURE THAT COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY WILDFIRES ON FEDERAL LANDS RECEIVE DISASTER ASSISTANCE

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) has introduced legislation to ensure that communities and businesses impacted by wildfires that burn on federal lands receive necessary disaster assistance. H.R. 6799, The Federal Lands Fire-Related Incidents Recovery and Economic Stimulus (Federal Lands FIRES) Act would create a new disaster designation for wildfires, of which 40% or … Continue reading WASHINGTON D.C. | TIPTON INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO ENSURE THAT COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY WILDFIRES ON FEDERAL LANDS RECEIVE DISASTER ASSISTANCE