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New Kansas lawmaker under court order denied committee seats

New Kansas lawmaker under court order denied committee seats

TOPEKA, Kan. — The top Democrat in the Kansas House has refused to give an incoming lawmaker any committee assignments over issues that include an anti-stalking court order filed against him after he won his seat.

Mexico fentanyl seizures soar by almost 500% in 2020

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican army said Thursday that fentanyl seizures increased by at least 486% in 2020. Military and police forces said on the final day of the year that they had seized an estimated 1.

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST

California has nation's 2nd confirmed case of virus variant California on Wednesday announced the nation's second confirmed case of the new and apparently more contagious variant of the coronavirus, offering a strong indication that the infection is

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EST

California has nation's 2nd confirmed case of virus variant California on Wednesday announced the nation's second confirmed case of the new and apparently more contagious variant of the coronavirus, offering a strong indication that the infection is
Police on report man was making bombs: 'Hindsight is 20/20'

Police on report man was making bombs: 'Hindsight is 20/20'

NASHVILLE — More than a year before Anthony Warner detonated a Christmas Day bomb in downtown Nashville, officers visited his home after his girlfriend told police he was building bombs in a recreational vehicle at his residence, according to documen

Yukon issues recall for jerky with psychoactive ingredient while RCMP launch probe

WHITEHORSE — Yukon residents who purchased beef or bison jerky from a local business are being told not to eat the product because it may contain THC, the psychoactive ingredient for cannabis.

S&P/TSX composite index and U.S. indexes rise while oil prices and loonie swell

TORONTO — Stock markets in Canada and the United States closed higher Wednesday after a directionless day marked by low volumes and a lack of market-moving news.
Virus aid, police reform dominate new US laws for 2021

Virus aid, police reform dominate new US laws for 2021

Responses to the coronavirus pandemic and police brutality dominated legislative sessions in 2020, leading to scores of new laws that will take effect in the new year.
S&P/TSX composite drifts down; U.S. markets close lower after Monday's records

S&P/TSX composite drifts down; U.S. markets close lower after Monday's records

TORONTO — Amid light volumes, Canada's main stock index closed lower on Tuesday, its first day of trading after the holiday weekend, while U.S. indexes fell back from record highs set on Monday.
Nashville bomber left hints of trouble, but motive elusive

Nashville bomber left hints of trouble, but motive elusive

NASHVILLE — In the days before he detonated a bomb in downtown Nashville on Christmas, Anthony Quinn Warner changed his life in ways that suggest he never intended to survive the blast that killed him and wounded three other people.