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  • Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalizes marijuana

    TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a pot possession record of 30 grams or less after Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace Wednesday. A senior government official said those with a record will be allowed to apply for a pardon. The official […]
  • Ruling: Kansas gun law no defense to federal firearm charges

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An appeals court on Tuesday upheld the firearms convictions against two Kansas men who mistakenly believed that a Kansas law can shield from federal prosecution anyone owning firearms made, sold and kept in the state. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Shane Cox and Jeremy Kettler’s challenges to their […]
  • Trump tells AP he won’t accept blame if GOP loses House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the prospect of bruising electoral defeat in congressional elections, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won’t accept the blame if his party loses control of the House in November, arguing his campaigning and endorsements have helped Republican candidates. In a wide-ranging interview three weeks before Election Day, Trump told The […]
  • Judge rules against voting security advocates in Tennessee

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge declined Tuesday to order election officials in Tennessee’s largest county to perform rigorous safeguards to its voting systems ahead of early voting for the November elections. U.S. District Judge Thomas Parker denied a request for an order requiring that the Shelby County Election Commission ask the U.S. Department […]
  • Alaska lieutenant governor resigns over comments

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott resigned Tuesday over unspecified inappropriate comments, complicating what was already a difficult re-election fight for Gov. Bill Walker. Mallott, in his resignation letter, said his decision was “compelled by inappropriate comments I made that placed a person whom I respect and revere in a position of […]
  • Democrat Julian Castro says he’ll ‘likely’ run in 2020

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Julian Castro said Tuesday that he will likely seek the presidency in 2020 after months of signals from former President Barack Obama’s housing secretary that he’s preparing for a White House run. “I’m likely to do it,” he told The Associated Press. The 44-year-old Castro would join what is shaping […]
  • Fall foliage, tradition, wildlife star in PBS’ ‘AutumnWatch’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attention would-be leaf peepers: Even if fall is a bit player where you live, PBS has got you covered. A three-night public TV series, “AutumnWatch New England,” promises to showcase the colorful landscape and other seasonal glories. Among the live and pre-taped segments are time-lapse video of foliage changes and filmmaker […]
  • Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized rapidly mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the mystery of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning of a rush to judgment and echoing the Saudis’ request for patience. In an interview with The Associated Press, Trump compared the case of Khashoggi, who Turkish officials have said […]
  • The Latest: Trump names DC lawyer new White House counsel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s interview with The Associated Press (all times local): 6:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says he’s selected Washington lawyer Pat Cipollone to serve as his next White House counsel. Trump tells The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday that Cipollone will replace departing White House counsel Don […]
  • Democrats in 2 hot Kansas House races outraise Republicans

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats running for two Kansas congressional seats that their party hopes to flip raised far more campaign cash than their Republican opponents did from mid-July through September, according to campaign finance reports available online Tuesday. The most eye-popping number was posted by Democrat Sharice Davids in the Kansas City-area 3rd District. […]
  • Indicted California incumbent steps up attacks on Democrat

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter is stepping up efforts to convince voters his Democratic opponent is a security threat because of his family’s background — something the Latino, Arab-American contender forcefully rejects as a desperate attempt by an indicted incumbent. Former congressman Duncan Hunter Sr., the candidate’s father, called a news conference […]
  • US to enter trade talks with Japan, European Union, Britain

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration notified Congress on Tuesday that it plans to pursue trade agreements with the European Union, Japan and Britain. The announcement comes two weeks after the administration reached a deal with Canada and Mexico to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement. Late last month, the United States and Japan […]
  • Georgia officials sued over rejected absentee ballots

    ATLANTA (AP) — Officials in one of Georgia’s most diverse counties are improperly rejecting absentee ballots cast in the state’s nationally watched governor’s race, voting rights groups said. Three hundred ninety absentee ballots have been rejected in Gwinnett County — more than one-third of the total number of absentee ballots rejected across the state, The […]
  • Win for Jeter: Marlins’ home run sculpture will be moved

    MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins’ home run sculpture is outta here. The team won county permission Tuesday to move the kitschy, widely disliked Red Grooms sculpture out of Marlins Park to the plaza outside the ballpark. The vote was a victory for Marlins CEO Derek Jeter, who can now remove from the ballpark one […]
  • MeToo, Kavanaugh topics of talk at women filmmakers’ event

    NEW YORK (AP) — The midterm elections, #MeToo, and the recent confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court: All were key topics of discussion at an annual gathering for women filmmakers Tuesday in Manhattan. “Nevertheless, we persisted,” intoned Jane Rosenthal, executive chair of Tribeca Enterprises, using the popular feminist slogan over and over […]