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Marijuana, facial recognition, other laws take effect July 1

Marijuana, facial recognition, other laws take effect July 1

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Most of the legislation passed earlier this year by the divided Virginia General Assembly and signed into law by Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin will take effect Friday.
Mississippi new laws: Tax cut, teacher pay raise, state song

Mississippi new laws: Tax cut, teacher pay raise, state song

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Several new laws take effect in Mississippi on Friday, which is also the first day of the new state budget year.
'Hotdogs instead of steaks:' What your Canada Day BBQ will cost with hot inflation

'Hotdogs instead of steaks:' What your Canada Day BBQ will cost with hot inflation

The Canada Day long weekend is the perfect time for burgers on the grill, cold drinks and time with family and friends. Yet a backyard barbecue comes with a bigger price tag this year. Food prices soared 9.
Germany plans to ease rules for legal changes of gender

Germany plans to ease rules for legal changes of gender

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Thursday presented plans to make it easier for transgender people to legally change their name and gender, ending decades-old rules that require them to get expert assessments and a court's authorization.

NC hemp industry gets reprieve, as legislation gets final OK

RALEIGH, N.C.
S&P/TSX composite falls on fears that rising rates will reduce demand for oil

S&P/TSX composite falls on fears that rising rates will reduce demand for oil

TORONTO — Energy and technologies helped push Canada's main stock index lower as a shrunken U.S. economy last quarter and aggressive comments from Fed officials had investors worrying about weaker demand and a potential recession.
Calgary police charge teen accused of trying to hire someone to murder another youth

Calgary police charge teen accused of trying to hire someone to murder another youth

Calgary police are accusing a 16-year-old of trying to hire someone to kill another youth. Police say in a release that they began investigating last month after getting a complaint.
Giuliani's former Ukraine fixer gets 20 months in prison

Giuliani's former Ukraine fixer gets 20 months in prison

NEW YORK (AP) — Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani who was a figure in former President Donald Trump's first impeachment investigation, was sentenced Wednesday to a year and eight months in prison for fraud and campaign finance crimes by a jud
Hard-line conservative Reps. Boebert, Miller win primaries

Hard-line conservative Reps. Boebert, Miller win primaries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of Congress’ staunchest conservatives repelled more centrist alternatives to lock up Republican nominations on Tuesday, even as the party’s voters chose to turn out a six-term incumbent in Mississippi. Illinois Republican Rep.
New York's 1st legal marijuana crop sprouts under the sun

New York's 1st legal marijuana crop sprouts under the sun

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (AP) — New York's recreational marijuana market is beginning to sprout, literally, with thin-leafed plants stretching toward the sun in farms around the state.