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2 years 8 months ago

Beekeeping thriving

CHICAGO (AP) - Beekeeping is thriving in cities across the nation as young hobbyists and green business owners start hives. New York, Denver, Milwaukee and Santa Monica have made beekeeping legal recently, and the city of Chicago has nine hives on rooftops and other government property. Chicago residents also...

3 years 5 months ago

National political money pours into states

WASHINGTON (AP) - A deluge of cash from interest groups is pouring into close congressional races coast to coast. And it's flowing to much lower-profile contests far down the ticket as well. According to a state-by-state review by The Associated Press, interest groups have spent at least $185 million...

3 years 7 months ago

Illegal drug use on rise

Illegal drug use is at the highest level in nearly a decade. The high rate last year was fueled by a sharp increase in marijuana use and a surge in ecstasy and methamphetamine abuse. The government report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found marijuana...

3 years 8 months ago

Pentagon takes aim at China cyber threat

The U.S. is warning about the Chinese military's use of civilian computer experts in clandestine cyber attacks repeatedly aimed at American companies and government agencies. The Pentagon says the People's Liberation Army is using "information warfare units" to develop viruses to attack enemy computer systems and networks. Those units...

3 years 9 months ago

5 Great Lakes states sue feds over Asian carp

Five states are suing the federal government and Chicago's water department in federal court, demanding stronger action to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota and Pennsylvania filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in northern Illinois. It seeks an order to close...

3 years 11 months ago

Small business lobby joins challenge to health law

The National Federation of Independent Business is joining a federal lawsuit filed in Florida by 20 state attorneys general and governors against the health care overhaul. The nation's most influential small business lobby is joining a court challenge that argues that Americans cannot be required under the Constitution to...

4 years 1 month ago

States eye ban on public release of 911 calls

Several states are considering measures that would keep 911 recordings from being heard by the public. The measures come as a response to complaints that broadcasting such calls violates people's privacy and exposes them at their most vulnerable moments. Lawmakers in Alabama, Ohio and Wisconsin are deciding whether...

4 years 5 months ago

10 states face looming budget disasters

California's ongoing fiscal crisis has attracted national attention, but a study warns that nine other states are barreling toward similar economic disaster. A report released Wednesday by the Pew Center on the States says Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island and Wisconsin also are at risk...

4 years 6 months ago

Feds to leave medical marijuana users alone

The Obama administration has ordered federal prosecutors to stop pursuing medical marijuana users and sellers in states, like Colorado, that have legalized its use. The new Justice Department guidelines say the US Attorneys will no longer target medical marijuana sellers on federal drug charges and only prosecute those who abuse...

4 years 6 months ago

Montana stops wolf hunting near Yellowstone

Montana wildlife commissioners shut down gray wolf hunting Tuesday in backcountry adjacent to Yellowstone National Park after nine of the predators were killed there in recent weeks. Commissioners, however, kept the statewide kill quota at 75, repeating their belief that the planned harvest would not hurt the overall population...

4 years 6 months ago

States letting inmates cut even more prison time

Prisoners who behave behind bars and participate in treatment classes are increasingly winning extra time off their sentences. States under pressure to erase budget deficits and ease prison overcrowding are increasing the amount of time inmates can deduct from their terms behind bars when they take classes including job training...

4 years 7 months ago

Jane Norton joins GOP Senate race

The crowded contest to challenge Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet is getting a new player. Former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton will introduce herself to voters in a three-city campaign announcement Tuesday. The Republican joins at least five others from the GOP who will seek to challenge Bennet next year. Norton was...

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