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NC General Assembly near wrapping up most of its 2021 work

RALEIGH, N.C.
Famed Australian Indigenous actor David Gulpilil dies at 68

Famed Australian Indigenous actor David Gulpilil dies at 68

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s most acclaimed Indigenous actor, David Gulpilil, has died of lung cancer, a government leader said on Monday. He was 68 years old.

UAE eases drug laws: No more jail for those bringing in THC

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has eased some of its harsh drug laws, relaxing penalties for travelers who arrive in the country with products containing THC, the main intoxicating chemical in cannabis.
B.C. allows pot shops to sell cannabis-themed books, clothes and more

B.C. allows pot shops to sell cannabis-themed books, clothes and more

VICTORIA — B.C.'s private cannabis stores can now start stocking pot-themed clothing, books and other goods.
Convicted ex-mayor's prison sentence reporting date delayed

Convicted ex-mayor's prison sentence reporting date delayed

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts mayor convicted of extorting recreational marijuana businesses will be allowed to enjoy the holidays as a free man.

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EU wants to stop flights from southern Africa over variant BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations were moving to stop air travel from southern Africa on Friday, seeking to counter the spread of a new COVID-19 variant as the 27-nation bloc battles a m
Thai chain's cannabis pizza: trendy but won't get you high

Thai chain's cannabis pizza: trendy but won't get you high

BANGKOK (AP) — One of Thailand’s major fast food chains has been promoting its “Crazy Happy Pizza” this month, an under-the-radar product topped with a cannabis leaf. It’s legal but won’t get you high.
Fire leads to thousands of illegal marijuana plants

Fire leads to thousands of illegal marijuana plants

REDLANDS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities said they found more than 11,000 marijuana plants at an illegal growing operation Wednesday after one of the buildings caught fire. The blaze was reported at about 4:30 a.m.

Latest Michigan news, sports, business and entertainment at 5:20 p.m. EST

VIRUS OUTBREAK-MICHIGAN Military to help Michigan cope with COVID-19 patient surge LANSING, Mich.
Energy and tech stocks help lift TSX while U.S. stock markets rally before holiday

Energy and tech stocks help lift TSX while U.S. stock markets rally before holiday

TORONTO — Energy and technology lifted Canada's main stock index mid-week while U.S. stock markets staged a late rally on the eve of that country's Thanksgiving holiday due to positive economic data including jobless claims hitting a 52-year low.