WELLINGTON, New Zealand | New Zealand law to make medical marijuana widely available

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s government on Tuesday passed a law that will make medical marijuana widely available for thousands of patients over time. The legislation will also allow terminally ill patients to begin smoking illegal pot immediately without facing the possibility of prosecution. The measures come ahead of a planned national referendum on … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | New Zealand law to make medical marijuana widely available

TUALATIN, Ore | Christmas tree farmers combat popularity of artificial trees

TUALATIN, Ore. — Rosa Villarreal’s three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits, their excitement palpable as they raced from evergreen to evergreen. The boys, ages 2, 4 and 6, were picking out a real tree this year — a new tradition their young parents hope will create lasting … Continue reading TUALATIN, Ore | Christmas tree farmers combat popularity of artificial trees

Business News: Emerson Completes Acquisition of iSolutions Inc.

Acquisition expands Emerson’s consultancy strength and digital transformation expertise ST. LOUIS, MO – Emerson (NYSE: EMR) yesterday announced it has acquired iSolutions Inc., a Canadian-based consulting group with expertise designing and implementing data management solutions. iSolutions provides organizations with decision-support tools to make data-driven production and operational decisions based on the analysis of real-time insights … Continue reading Business News: Emerson Completes Acquisition of iSolutions Inc.

Hertz, Clear partner to speed rentals with biometric scans

Biometric screening is expanding to the rental car industry. Hertz said Tuesday it is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening kiosks found at many airports, in an effort to slash the time it takes to pick up a rental car. Clear hopes it will lead more travelers to its platform, which has … Continue reading Hertz, Clear partner to speed rentals with biometric scans

TOKYO | 5 missing Marines declared dead in warplanes crash off Japan

TOKYO— The U.S. military has declared five missing crew members dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan’s southern coast, and halted search and recovery operations. The five crew members were on a KC-130 refueling aircraft that collided last Thursday with an F/A-18 Hornet during regularly scheduled training. Two … Continue reading TOKYO | 5 missing Marines declared dead in warplanes crash off Japan

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va | Jury to resume deliberations on white nationalist’s sentence

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A Virginia jury is set to resume deliberations on a sentencing recommendation for a man convicted of killing a woman and injuring dozens when he drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally. Jurors spent just under two hours Monday considering a sentence for James Alex Fields Jr. They are … Continue reading CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va | Jury to resume deliberations on white nationalist’s sentence

HUNTSVILLE, Texas  | Man who killed newlywed during robbery set to die in Texas

HUNTSVILLE, Texas  — A Texas death row inmate was set to die by lethal injection Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting more than 25 years ago of a newlywed who was attacked as he and his wife walked on a jogging trail. Alvin Braziel Jr. would be the 24th inmate put to death this year … Continue reading HUNTSVILLE, Texas  | Man who killed newlywed during robbery set to die in Texas

WASHINGTON | Trump to meet with Democrats on border wall, shutdown

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders are seeking to avert a partial government shutdown amid a sharp dispute over Trump’s border wall and a lengthy to-do list that includes a major farm bill and a formal rebuke of Saudi Arabia for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump is set to confer Tuesday … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump to meet with Democrats on border wall, shutdown