Cops dealing Doritos at post-legalization Hempfest

SEATTLE (AP) — A few things will be different at this year’s Hempfest, the 22-year-old summer “protestival” on Seattle’s waterfront where tens of thousands of revelers gather to use dope openly, listen to music and gaze at the…

Kan. voters’ limbo shows hitch in citizenship law

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A few weeks after moving to suburban Kansas City from the Seattle area, Aaron Belenky went online to register to vote but ended up joining thousands of other Kansas residents whose voting rights are…

Lead prosecutor in Fort Hood case keeps close eye

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Col. Michael Mulligan stood up and whispered to a fellow prosecutor who had just finished questioning a witness in the Fort Hood shooting trial, prompting the military lawyer to stand back up and…

Doctors to describe bodies of Fort Hood slain

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Pathologists who examined the bodies of those slain in the Fort Hood rampage are expected to resume testifying at the trial of the accused gunman. So far, doctors who examined seven of the…

Car bombs hit Iraqi capital, killing 33 people

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a wave of car bombs in Baghdad has killed 23 people and wounded dozens. Police officials say five car bombs exploded on Thursday morning across the city. One bomb struck near a…

Japan shrine still flashpoint 68 years after war

TOKYO (AP) — In the steamy heat of mid-August, the cherry-tree shaded grounds of Yasukuni Shrine in the heart of Tokyo seem an unlikely hotbed of provocation. But visits by senior Japanese government officials to the shrine, whose…

APNewsBreak: New Ohio execution plan by October

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A court filing says Ohio plans to come up with a new process for executing condemned inmates no later than Oct. 4. The Department of Rehabilitation……

Papers: Man called teen 13 times before abduction

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A family friend tortured and killed a mother and 8-year old son before setting his home on fire and escaping with the mother’s 16-year-old daughter, according to newly unsealed search warrants. The warrants do…

Death toll from Egypt violence rises to 638

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt faced a new phase of uncertainty on Thursday after the bloodiest day since its Arab Spring began, with nearly 300 people reported killed and thousands injured as police smashed two protest camps of supporters…

NY prosecutor: ‘London Whale’ charges a warning

NEW YORK (AP) — Financial companies need to create an honest culture among employees to prevent the kind of conspiracy that enabled two former JPMorgan Chase & Co. traders in London to falsify bank records to cover up…

Marcellus gas production rising fast in Pa., W.Va.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marcellus Shale natural gas production is rising even faster this year than energy experts had predicted, and that’s having a national impact on energy. Bentek, a Colorado company that analyzes energy trends, said that 2013…

NJ judge pressed to allow gay marriage in state

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge was being asked to rule that the state allow gay marriage as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down a ban on giving federal benefits to…

Digital era threatens tenuous future of drive-ins

LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — The drive-in movie has been a part of American life for the past 80 years. Now it’s facing its latest challenge: the digital era. Film studios are phasing out 35 mm film prints. That…

Patience fading for Nepali judge turned premier

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — When Nepal’s chief justice was named head of an interim government in March, he promised he would serve only as a caretaker until he could oversee elections in June that were supposed to usher…

Manning apologizes for hurting US with leaks

FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, taking the stand at his sentencing hearing in the WikiLeaks, apologized for hurting his country and pleaded with a military judge for a chance to go to college and…

Online forums provide key havens for terror plots

WASHINGTON (AP) — In secretive chat rooms and on encrypted Internet message boards, al-Qaida fighters have been planning and coordinating attacks — including a threatened if vague plot that U.S. officials say closed 19 diplomatic posts across Africa…

India official: Divers in sub where 18 feared dead

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian navy divers have entered a crippled submarine hit by twin explosions but have yet to reach any of the 18 sailors who are feared dead inside the vessel, a naval official said Thursday.…