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The giant influx of cash from Constellation Brands is the largest strategic investment in the cannabis market to date. It nearly quadruples the alcohol company's stake in Canopy Growth to 38 percent.
The procession through Washington, D.C., requested by President Trump and set for November, has been delayed. Reports estimated its cost at $92 million, although the defense secretary scoffs at that.
Officials said the decomposed body found in a raid on a rural property in Amalia, are those of missing 3-year-old, Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj. Prosecutors argue he died in a religious ceremony.
A pediatrician is working to make sure every hospital in Kansas can give babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome the soft start they need, ideally right next to their mothers.
Senate Democrats filed Freedom of Information Act requests for documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time in public service. If they don't get answers they vow to sue.
After days of silence and a barrage of criticism for failing to address the most recent priest sex abuse scandal, the Vatican speaks: "The Holy See condemns unequivocally the sexual abuse of minors."
Farah Alhajeh says she was shown the door on a job interview after placing her hand over her heart instead of extending it, in line with her religious beliefs. A Swedish court ruled in her favor.
Consumers will have a new generic alternative to the widely used — and pricey — device to counter life-threatening allergic reactions.
Wednesday was move-in day for USC students. This year, 10 students moved into housing that has never been offered before: housing specifically for veterans.
The operators told the FCC they didn't recognize its right to regulate them. They were hit with a $15,000 penalty "for willful and repeated violation" of laws. Now the FCC has brought in the DOJ.
Federal prosecutors say Omar Ameen lied about his terrorism ties to enter the U.S. as a refugee. He is wanted in Iraq over the killing of a police officer in 2014.
Two women who are accused of an attack on the brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un using a nerve agent are to remain in custody after a judge said there was enough evidence of a "conspiracy."
Many employers use online ads to attract younger workers. Several pending lawsuits are testing whether employers using highly targeted recruitment ads can be sued for age discrimination.
Jack Phillips, who prevailed in a Supreme Court case about his refusal to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, is suing Colorado in a case involving a cake celebrating gender transition.
As summer draws to a close, schools are beefing up security, and some parents are buying bulletproof school supplies. In Washington, one agency wants to students to learn about traumatic injuries.
Republicans say North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's emphasis on her points of agreement with Trump won't wash away the fact that she's a Democrat in a solidly red state.
More than 70 people fell ill in or around a historic park in New Haven, near the Yale University campus. Police believe the synthetic cannabinoid K2 laced with fentanyl caused the rash of overdoses.
Did meeting between LAUSD and teachers union leaders make a strike less likely? Depends on who you askhttp://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 16 2018, 1:02 PM
At stake is whether the more than 30,000 members of United Teachers Los Angeles stay on the job or ultimately decide to walk out of the nation's second largest school district.
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Last summer, an Oregon man pleaded guilty to criminal neglect for leaving his horse underfed in the outdoors.
So, your kid wants to be a stand-up comic: What happens when parents think their kids are chasing an impractical career| August 16 2018, 9:46 AM
Imagine you’re the parent (and maybe you are) of a college-bound teenager who comes to you one day and says “I’ve found my calling. I’m going to pursue a career in stand-up comedy.”
Press versus Trump: Newspapers across the country publish editorials denouncing the president’s media attacks| August 16 2018, 9:36 AM
Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump's attacks on "fake news" Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press.
Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.