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January 14, 2019 9:16 PM Marijuana producer Canopy Growth granted hemp licence in New York

Cannabis products with higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, remain listed as restricted drugs by the U.S. federal government. Canopy says it will source hemp exclusively from U.S. farmers for its U.S. operations once up and running. Canopy Growth says it’s in the process of evaluating a number of sites that will become one of its first extraction 420

January 14, 2019 2:11 AM Ghosn’s wife slams Japan detention as ‘draconian’ in letter

TOKYO—The wife of Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn has written a letter to Human Rights Watch, a global advocacy group, criticizing her husband’s long detention and Japan’s criminal justice system as unfair and harsh. “My husband’s is a case study in the realities of this draconian system,” Carole Ghosn wrote in a nine-page letter Monday to the Tokyo 158

January 12, 2019 7:26 PM French yellow vest protests hit ninth week, clash with police

PARIS—Thousands of yellow vest protesters marched Saturday through Paris and other French cities for a ninth straight weekend to denounce President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies, and repeated tensions broke out with police. Sporadic violence broke out during protests in Paris, Bourges, Bordeaux, Rouen, Marseille and Toulouse. Protesters walked 154

January 11, 2019 5:42 PM A Timeline of the US involvement in Syria’s conflict

Summer of 2014: The U.S. administration reveals that several dozen special operations troops had been on the ground in Syria briefly in an effort to rescue foreign hostages taken by the Islamic State group, but did not find them. Sept. 22, 2014: Obama launches a U.S. air campaign against the Islamic State in Syria, one month after launching airstrikes 139

January 11, 2019 5:21 PM Amtrak disrupted in the Northeast due to NYC downed wire

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Amtrak rail service has been disrupted in the Northeast due to a downed power wire in New York City. Amtrak officials say the overhead catenary wire came down Friday morning near Pelham Bay in the Bronx and all service between New York and New Haven, Connecticut, was likely to be suspended at least four hours. Officials say service 128

January 11, 2019 4:03 PM TEXRail now serving Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

FORT WORTH, Texas - The $1 billion TEXRail commuter line has begun service to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The 27-mile rail line from downtown Fort Worth began transporting passengers Thursday. TEXRail trains are operated by the Trinity Metro transit agency. Service had been scheduled to start last weekend but was delayed until federal inspectors 114

January 11, 2019 3:03 PM Prosecutor won’t seek death penalty in Catholic store attack

St. Louis County prosecutor Wesley Bell says he won’t seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a woman and sexually assaulting two others inside a religious supplies store. Bell said Friday in a statement to The Associated Press that he will seek life in prison without the possibility of parole for Thomas Bruce. Bruce is charged with first-degree 136

January 11, 2019 2:42 PM Woman says missing Wisconsin girl called out to her for help

MILWAUKEE - A woman said she was walking her dog along a rural road when a disheveled teenage girl called out to her for help, quickly grabbed her and told her she was lost. Then the girl revealed her name: Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who vanished three months ago after her parents were fatally shot in the family’s home. Jeanne Nutter 120

January 11, 2019 2:04 PM Death toll in Mexico border shootings rises to 24

MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities say the death toll in a drug cartel shootout in the northern border state of Tamaulipas has risen to 24 with the discovery of the bodies of three more men. Experts originally counted 21 bodies, many found in twisted piles of charred corpses in a field near burned-out vehicles. But a Tamaulipas state official who was not authorized 131

January 11, 2019 11:39 AM Surgeon fined $3K for removing kidney he thought was tumour

WELLINGTON, Fla. - The Florida Board of Medicine says a West Palm Beach surgeon has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine for removing a woman’s healthy kidney that he thought was a tumour. The Palm Beach Post reports Ramon Vazquez was responsible for cutting Maureen Pacheco open in 2016 so two other surgeons could perform a back operation. Pacheco had a kidney 121