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LA will become largest US city with recreational pot

LOS ANGELES, CA/December 6, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Los Angeles is in line to become the nation’s largest city with legal recreational marijuana after the City Council voted Wednesday to license sales and cultivation next year. The landmark vote came after a hearing in which council members characterized the rules as a work in progress, almost … Continue reading LA will become largest US city with recreational pot

Trump and the DMZ: The surprise that wasn’t to be

SEOUL, South Korea/November 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — It was the big surprise that was not to be. Donald Trump, America’s showman president, hatched a secret plan to visit the Korean Peninsula’s demilitarized zone before he ever left Washington last week on a five-nation tour of Asia, the White House said. Trump teased a show-stopper during … Continue reading Trump and the DMZ: The surprise that wasn’t to be

Trump frustrated by intelligence community’s JFK secrecy

WASHINGTON/October 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — It was a showdown 25 years in the making: With the world itching to finally get a look at classified Kennedy assassination files, and the deadline for their release just hours away, intelligence officials were still angling for a way to keep their secrets. President Donald Trump, the one man … Continue reading Trump frustrated by intelligence community’s JFK secrecy

Trump replaces travel ban with new restrictions on 8 nations

WASHINGTON/September 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Citizens of eight countries, including North Korea and Venezuela, will face new restrictions on entry to the U.S. under a proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on Sunday that will replace his expiring travel ban. The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, … Continue reading Trump replaces travel ban with new restrictions on 8 nations

‘Build the wall’ takes back seat to rebuilding after Harvey

HOUSTON, TX/September 5, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The U.S. government carefully designed a path of least resistance to building a border wall in Texas, picking a wildlife refuge and other places it already owns or controls to quickly begin construction. All it needed was Congress to approve the money. Then came Harvey. President Donald Trump’s administration … Continue reading ‘Build the wall’ takes back seat to rebuilding after Harvey

Unofficial end of summer brings no heat relief in US West

September 2, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) The Western United States baked through the unofficial end of summer, as temperatures in some parts threatened to peak Saturday at levels not seen in decades and wilting heat challenged crews battling wildfires across the region. Areas inland from the San Francisco Bay Area could reach 115 degrees, a temperature last … Continue reading Unofficial end of summer brings no heat relief in US West

Texas prepares as Harvey strengthens to Category 2 storm

HOUSTON, TX/August 25, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Harvey continued to intensify as it steered for the Texas coast, with the forecasters saying early Friday that it had strengthened to a Category 2 storm. The hurricane with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph winds and 12-foot storm surges could be the fiercest … Continue reading Texas prepares as Harvey strengthens to Category 2 storm

Amazon to cut prices on Whole Foods staples like eggs, beef

NEW YORK/August 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Amazon plans to use its deep pockets to make big changes at Whole Foods, saying it will cut prices on bananas, eggs, salmon, beef and more when it completes its $13.7 billion takeover next week. Helping Whole Foods win back customers who found “good enough” organic and natural products … Continue reading Amazon to cut prices on Whole Foods staples like eggs, beef