Hawaii says it's 1st state to go cashless for pot sales

AP Photo/Marina Riker HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii said Tuesday that it aims to be the first state to require marijuana sales to be handled without cash, saying it wanted to avoid robberies and other crimes targeting dispensaries. All of Hawaii’s eight licensed dispensaries...

Hawaii says it's 1st state to go cashless for pot sales

AP Photo/Marina Riker HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii said Tuesday that it aims to be the first state to require marijuana sales to be handled without cash, saying it wanted to avoid robberies and other crimes targeting dispensaries. All of Hawaii’s eight licensed dispensaries...

After a hiatus, Michelle Pfeiffer returns in 'mother!'

AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis NEW YORK (AP) — When Michelle Pfeiffer first read Darren Aronofsky’s script for “mother!” she had an understandable initial reaction. “I thought: What the hell is this?” recalls Pfeiffer. Aronofsky’s film is...

Berkeley police ask to use pepper spray at violent protests

AP Photo/Josh Edelson BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Police in Berkeley asked the city council Tuesday for permission to add pepper spray to the force’s arsenal to disburse violent demonstrations that have repeatedly hit the city this year during political protests, a move...

Resignation an ignoble end to Seattle mayor's long career

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, beset over the past five months by sex abuse allegations, plans to resign Wednesday, bringing an ignoble end to a lengthy political career in which he championed gay rights and better pay for workers. His...

First look: Apple's luxury iPhone both copies and innovates

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — As soon as you see the iPhone X up close, you’ll realize that it’s nothing like any of the previous models that Apple has released during the past decade. But you might notice striking similarities with some...

Judge Judy funds debate space to promote exchange of ideas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Judy Sheindlin, better known as Judge Judy, is funding a space for public debate at the University of Southern California. The forum, which was to be unveiled Tuesday night, will host the USC Annenberg Debate Series. The university said the series will...

Irma's girth and path made for a bizarre Florida storm surge

AP Photo/Chris O’Meara JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Irma’s devastating storm surge came with weird twists that scientists attribute to the storm’s girth, path and some geographic quirks. A combination of storm surge, heavy rains and swollen rivers...

Hurricane Irma delivers serious punch to Florida agriculture

Florida fruit growers and farmers have just barely begun to assess the damage Hurricane Irma wrought on the state’s citrus, sugar cane and vegetable crops – but they expect it will be significant. With power and communications still out across much of Florida,...

Lawyer: 'Pharma Bro' joking about bounty for Clinton's hair

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Shkreli says his caustic social media rants shouldn’t be taken so seriously. The attorney for the convicted ex-biotech CEO argued in court papers filed Tuesday that his client’s recent offer to pay a $5,000 bounty for securing a lock of...