Sunday, February 25, 2018

Dutch change on marijuana is upheld

Dutch marijuana change is upheld

A Dutch court on Friday upheld a law that will prevent foreigners from buying marijuana in coffee shops across the Netherlands, potentially ending decades of "pot tourism." A group of coffee shops had challenged the plan, launched after southern cities complained of increased levels of drug-related crime. Coffee shops will be allowed to introduce a so-called weed pass for Dutch citizens, who will be permitted to keep buying cannabis.

3 return from space station

A Soyuz space capsule carrying two Russians and an American touched down safely Friday in Kazakhstan, ending the men's 163-day stay on the International Space Station. Anton Shkaplerov, Anatoly Ivanishin and NASA's Daniel Burbank were checked by medical personnel and cleared. Russia's Oleg Kononenko, NASA's Don Pettit and Holland's Andre Kuipers remain on the station.

No parole for 'mountain man'

Montana officials on Friday rejected parole for a "mountain man" who abducted a world-class athlete in 1984 to keep as a wife for his son, then wounded her during a rescue attempt. He also gunned down a would-be rescuer. The state Board of Pardons and Parole held its third parole hearing for Don Nichols, 81. During his 20-minute hearing, he expressed contempt for the board.

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Months after exodus began, Rohingya see no end to suffering

Months after exodus began, Rohingya see no end to suffering

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Winfrey praises Florida students as 'warriors of the light'

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AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EST

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EST
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AP Top News at 10:59 p.m. EST

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Congress has ideas on gun violence, but no consensus

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Any deadline move wonít be cure-all for Lightning

Any deadline move wonít be cure-all for Lightning

The Lightning could very well add another defenseman by Monday's trade deadline, whether it's one of the bigger fish, such as Erik Karlsson and Ryan McDonagh, or a depth piece, such as Mike Green.Either way, one addition won't automatically cure some...
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Covering a party, not politics, in last night in Pyeongchang

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NBC's coverage of closing ceremonies concentrates on pageantry, giving little attention to what the Pyeongchang games might mean politically
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Mondayís sports on TV/radio

TODAYBaseball, spring trainingMets at Astros1 p.m.MLBAngels at Padres4 p.m.MLBBasketballWorld Cup Americas qualifier: Puerto Rico vs. United States11 p.m.ESPN2College basketballWomen: USF at Connecticut7 p.m.ESPN2; 1040-AMDuke at Virginia Tech7 p.m.E...
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The artist within

The artist within

Rays utility fielder Micah Johnson sold this painting of Jackie Robinson to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Photo provided by Micah JohnsonRays utility fielder Micah Johnson painted this picture of his nephew, Elijah. Photo provided by Micah Johns...
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Winter Olympics: Russians loud, proud over menís hockey gold

Winter Olympics: Russians loud, proud over menís hockey gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea ó The Olympic anthem was merely background noise, the doping scandal the furthest thing from their minds. As the white flag with the five Olympic rings rose toward the rafters Sunday after the gold-medal game in menís hockey, t...
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