Flavored cannabis marketing is criticized for targeting kids

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Flavored cannabis marketing is criticized for targeting kids

By BOBBY CAINA CALVANtoday

HOLD FOR STORY FILE - Cannabis vaping products are showcased at Housing Works, New York's first legal cannabis dispensary, Thursday Dec. 29, 2022, in New York. As New York opens more legal outlets for recreational marijuana, some public health advocates want more scrutiny on how marijuana products are being marketed to teens and young adults. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — When New York’s first licensed recreational marijuana outlet opened last month, the chief of the state’s Office of Cannabis Management, Chris Alexander, proudly hoisted a tin of watermelon-flavored gummies above the crowd.

California storms feed systems set up to capture rainwater

By SUMAN NAISHADHAM and BRIAN MELLEYtoday

FILE - The Los Angeles River flows downstream in Los Angeles, Jan. 14, 2023. In Los Angeles, a complex system of dams and paved flood control channels including the river were designed to steer water away from roads and buildings and out to sea as fast as possible. But with water sources becoming scarce, efforts are underway to begin capturing and treating some of the runoff for irrigation or to inject in aquifers. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Californians tally the damage from recent storms, some are taking stock of the rainwater captured by cisterns, catches, wells and underground basins — many built in recent years to provide relief to a state locked in decades of drought.

Biden to tour California storm damage, see recovery efforts

By ZEKE MILLER2 hours ago

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks at the National Action Network's Martin Luther King, Jr., Day breakfast, Jan. 16, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to tour damage and be briefed on recovery efforts after devastating storms hit California in recent weeks, killing at least 20 people and causing destruction across 41 of the state’s 58 counties.

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As US nears debt limit, political frictions raising alarms

By JOSH BOAKan hour ago

The Treasury Department is seen near sunset in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. The Treasury Department projects that the federal government on Thursday will reach its legal borrowing capacity, an artificially imposed cap that lawmakers have increased roughly 80 times since the 1960s. Markets so far remain calm, as the government can temporarily rely on accounting tweaks to stay open. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The countdown toward a possible U.S.

US divided over Roe’s repeal as abortion foes gird for march

By DAVID CRARYyesterday

FILE - Anti-abortion activists march outside of the U.S. Supreme Court during the March for Life in Washington, Jan. 21, 2022. Anti-abortion activists will have multiple reasons to celebrate – and some reasons for unease -- when they gather Friday, Jan. 20, 2023 in Washington for the annual March for Life. The march has been held since January 1974 – a year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision established a nationwide right to abortion. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Anti-abortion activists will have multiple reasons to celebrate — and some reasons for unease — when they gather Friday in Washington for the annual March for Life.The march, which includes a rally drawing abortion opponents from across the nation, has been held annually since January 1974 — a year after the U.S.

Prosecutors: New Mexico candidate is a danger to community

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANtoday

Solomon Pena, center, a Republican candidate for New Mexico House District 14, is taken into custody by Albuquerque Police officers, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, in southwest Albuquerque, N.M. Pena was arrested in connection with a recent series of drive-by shootings targeting Democratic lawmakers in New Mexico. (Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors say a failed GOP candidate accused of orchestrating a series of drive-by shootings at the homes of Democratic elected officials in New Mexico’s largest city is a danger to the community and should be detained pending trial.

New program lets private citizens sponsor refugees in US

By REBECCA SANTANAtoday

FILE - The State Department seal is seen on the briefing room lectern at the State Department in Washington, Jan. 31, 2022. Everyday Americans will be able to help refugees adjust to life in the U.S. in a program being launched by the State Department. The goal is to give private citizens a role in resettling the thousands of refugees who come to America every year. The State Department is calling the new program the Welcome Corps.(Mandel Ngan, Pool via AP, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Everyday Americans will be able to help refugees adjust to life in the U.S. in a program being launched by the State Department as a way to give private citizens a role in resettling the thousands of refug

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