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Coming out of the cave: As life creeps back, some feel dread

Coming out of the cave: As life creeps back, some feel dread

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Dinner reservations are gleefully being made again. Long-cancelled vacations are being booked. People are coming together again, in some of the ways they used to. But not everyone is racing back.

7 Texas officers fired following death of Black jail inmate

MCKINNEY, Texas — Seven officers involved in the in-custody death of a Black jail inmate in Texas whose family members say may have been suffering a mental health crisis have been fired, a sheriff said.
North American stock markets start April with broad-based rally, TSX at record close

North American stock markets start April with broad-based rally, TSX at record close

TORONTO — It was no joke on April Fool's Day as the S&P 500 topped 4,000 points for the first time and North American stock markets rallied ahead of the Good Friday long weekend. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 289.
Canopy Growth acquires Ace Valley cannabis in bid to grow brand loyalty

Canopy Growth acquires Ace Valley cannabis in bid to grow brand loyalty

Canopy Growth Corp. has purchased AV Cannabis Inc. in a bid to build more brand loyalty with customers. The Smiths Falls, Ont.
Column: Woods deserves privacy, but public has right to know

Column: Woods deserves privacy, but public has right to know

I’m not all that familiar with law enforcement in Los Angeles, especially at the top levels. For all I know, Sheriff Alex Villanueva might be great in reducing crime, though he does appear to be a little star struck when it comes to Tiger Woods.
New Mexico primed to join US recreational pot wave

New Mexico primed to join US recreational pot wave

New Mexico is joining a wave of states that are legalizing recreational marijuana as its Democrat-dominated Legislature sent a package of cannabis bills Wednesday to a supportive governor.

US judge orders detention of gun enthusiast arrested in Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A judge Wednesday ordered the detention of a Colorado firearms enthusiast who raised alarm at an Iowa gun store last week when he said he was surprised people didn't suspect he was the Boulder mass shooter.
S&P/TSX slips but ends March higher for fourth-straight quarterly gain

S&P/TSX slips but ends March higher for fourth-straight quarterly gain

TORONTO — A resurgence in the tech sector helped power Canada's main stock index to its fourth-straight quarterly gain despite dipping for the day. The S&P/TSX composite index lost 4.89 points to 18,700.
Baylor bigs: Flo, `Everyday Jon' help make Bear guards great

Baylor bigs: Flo, `Everyday Jon' help make Bear guards great

Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua and Flo Thamba, the high-energy athletic bigs who do so much inside helping guard-oriented Baylor, first met at a Basketball Without Borders camp in Johannesburg, South Africa.
New York is latest state to legalize recreational marijuana

New York is latest state to legalize recreational marijuana

New York adults over the age of 21 can now possess and use marijuana — even in public — under a legalization bill signed Wednesday by Gov.