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California pot taxes tick up but miss initial projections

When it comes to tax money from marijuana sales, California is living with diminished expectations.

Fans choose sides in the 'Chicken Sandwich War' of our time

A nation already polarized finds itself divided once again, but this time politics isn't at the heart of it: The blame lies squarely on a fried piece of poultry ...

Video shows man charge police with gun outside Laughlin casino

Surveillance video from two Laughlin resorts shows a man putting a gun on the counter of two casino cages. But both times, his robbery attempts early Monday failed when ...

Golden Knights announce roster for rookie camp

Two weeks from today, Golden Knights hockey returns to Las Vegas. The Golden Knights announced the roster for their rookie camp, which begins Thursday, Sept. 5. The first practice is ...

Overstock CEO resigns after 'Deep State' comments roil stock

The CEO of Overstock.com has resigned, saying he'd become "far too controversial" to helm the e-commerce company known for selling discounted sofas and jewelry. Patrick Byrne's resignation Thursday came after the company issued a ...

Suspect in California campus killing was co-worker

A suspect arrested in the stabbing death of a man at the California State University, Fullerton campus was ...

Gas leak prompts closure of San Diego zoo

A broken gas line has prompted the evacuation and closure of the San Diego Zoo for a day while crews work to repair it. The zoo said on Twitter that the leak was detected around 8:15 a.m. Thursday near ...

Return of the king: Salmon rebounds after California drought

Trolling off the California coast, Sarah Bates leans over the side of her boat and pulls out a long, silvery fish prized by anglers and seafood lovers: wild king salmon. Reeling in a fish "feels good every time," but this year has been surprisingly good, said Bates, a commercial troller based ...

Man dubbed 'Boy Next Door Killer' found sane by jury

Jurors on Thursday found a man prosecutors have dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" was sane when he fatally stabbed two women and ...

Utah moves to scrap state-run pot dispensary system

Utah legislators were moving Thursday to scrap a planned state-run medical marijuana dispensary system after county attorneys said it would put public employees at risk of being ...

Major carriers, state AGs will work to combat robocalls

Major phone companies have pledged to do more to fight robocalls plaguing Americans, the country's state attorneys general say. It's the latest step from government and industry to combat the growing problem . Americans get nearly 5 billion automated calls from scammers, telemarketers, debt collectors and ...

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announces run for 3rd term

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who has ended his climate change-focused 2020 presidential bid, announced Thursday that he'll seek a third term as governor. Inslee sent the email detailing his plans hours before he was to appear at a ...

Giraffes move closer to endangered species protection

Nations around the world moved Thursday to protect giraffes as an endangered species for the first time, drawing praise from conservationists and scowls from some sub-Saharan African nations. Thursday's vote by a key committee at the World Wildlife Conference known as CITES paves the way for the ...

S. Korea cancels Japan intelligence deal amid trade dispute

South Korea said Thursday it will terminate an intelligence-sharing deal with Japan that focused on classified information about North Korea, a surprise announcement that is likely to set back U.S. efforts to bolster security cooperation with ...

Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper says he's running for Senate

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday that he will run for the U.S. Senate, becoming the immediate front-runner in a crowded Democratic field vying for the right to ...

Nevada among top states for 'fiancé visa' holders

The process to obtain a fiancé visa is not as simple as flying someone into the country. Green card holders cannot make use of the visa, and couples who seek the visa must provide proof of their relationship, such as ?

Police: Driver arrested on suspicion of DUI after pedestrian hit

A Las Vegas man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a pedestrian was struck while crossing Desert Inn Road on Wednesday night, according to Metro Police. The incident ...

Rights group blames Brazilian government for Amazon fires

Amnesty International says Brazilian government failures are responsible for fires raging in the Amazon rainforest. The comment by the rights group on Thursday came after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro suggested some ...

Bomb squad investigates portable toilet explosions

The Rhode Island fire marshal is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for a blowing up a pair of ...

Walmart to revamp, reopen El Paso store after mass shooting

Walmart plans to reopen the El Paso store where 22 people were killed in a mass shooting earlier this month, the retail giant said Thursday, but the entire interior of the ...

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