June 29th, 2017

World News

Group accused of shipping Colorado pot to other stares

By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press on June 28th, 2017

DENVER – A mammoth marijuana trafficking ring that pretended to be growing weed for sick people was instead illegally shipping the drug to a half-dozen other states and bilking investors, including former NFL players, Colorado officials announced Wednesday. A Denver grand jury indicted 62 people and 12 businesses in the case that involved federal and ... Read More »

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Castile girlfriend pleads not guilty in hammer attack

By The Associated Press on June 28th, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A woman who livestreamed the bloody aftermath of her boyfriend’s fatal shooting by a Minnesota police officer has pleaded not guilty in an unrelated assault case. Diamond Reynolds faces two assault charges for allegedly taking part in a hammer attack on a woman in February. Reynolds was sitting next to Philando ... Read More »

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Colorado announces largest pot bust since drug was legalized

By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press on June 28th, 2017

DENVER – Colorado officials announced Wednesday that they have busted a mammoth marijuana trafficking ring that pretended to be growing weed for sick people but was instead illegally shipping the drug to a half-dozen other states and bilking investors, including former NFL players. A Denver grand jury indicted 62 people and 12 businesses in a ... Read More »

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Travel ban a blow to Sudan refugees awaiting US resettlement

By Brian Rohan, The Associated Press on June 28th, 2017

CAIRO – Dozens of Sudanese activists living in Egypt as refugees, many of whom fled fundamentalist Islamic militias and were close to approval for resettlement in the United States, now face legal limbo after the Supreme Court partially reinstated President Donald Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim nations, including Sudan. Many said they are not ... Read More »

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Arkansas to issue birth certificates for same-sex parents

By The Associated Press on June 28th, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Health Department says it will begin issuing birth certificates listing both spouses in married same-sex couples as the parents after the state lost a case before the U.S. Supreme Court this week. The department said Wednesday it’ll begin issuing birth certificates for same-sex couples who used artificial insemination and ... Read More »

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North Korea warns US it will keep building nuclear arsenal

By The Associated Press on June 28th, 2017

North Korea’s U.N. ambassador is warning the United States and the rest of the world that his country will keep building up its nuclear arsenal regardless of sanctions, pressure or military attack. Kim In Ryong told the Security Council on Wednesday that the “hostile policy” of the United States and its military manoeuvrs with South ... Read More »

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With 40 months to go, Trump holds re-election fundraiser

By Julie Bykowicz, The Associated Press on June 28th, 2017

WASHINGTON – First-time candidate Donald Trump got a late start on fundraising in 2016, holding his first big-ticket donor event only five months before Election Day. That won’t be the case next time. Some 40 months ahead of his next election, the president holds court at a $35,000-per-plate donor event Wednesday night at his hotel ... Read More »

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Man sentenced to 10 years for killing daughter’s boyfriend

By The Associated Press on June 28th, 2017

RUTLAND, Vt. – A Vermont farmer has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing his daughter’s boyfriend and burying his body beneath a manure pile. Stephen Pelletier, 62, last year agreed to plead no contest to second-degree murder in a plea deal, according the Rutland Herald reported (http://bit.ly/2shdQFp). Prosecutors said the Castleton man ... Read More »

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Prosecutor calls for 20-year sentence for Suriname president

By Pieter Van Maele, The Associated Press on June 28th, 2017

PARAMARIBO, Suriname – A prosecutor on Wednesday recommended a 20-year prison sentence for President Desi Bouterse for his role in the December 1982 killing of 15 prominent political opponents in this South American country. Prosecutor Roy Elgin told a court in a summation of evidence from a trial that has dragged on for years that ... Read More »

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Sister of WWII soldier gets his long-lost Purple Heart

By The Associated Press on June 28th, 2017

WESTFIELD, N.J. – A New Jersey woman whose brother was killed during World War II received his long-lost Purple Heart and the flag that was used at his burial. Purple Hearts Reunited presented the medal to 95-year-old Mildred Stotzer during a ceremony in her room at a retirement home Wednesday in Westfield, about 30 miles ... Read More »

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