A look at marijuana laws around the US and the globe

AP Photo/Haven Daley Marijuana is illegal for any reason under federal law, but states have boldly experimented with allowing its use anyway, starting with California 20 years ago. Some states have made the drug legal for medical purposes; others have removed jail sentences for...

Michigan teen begins 111-mile walk with brother on back

TEMPERANCE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan teen who has made annual treks carrying his younger brother on his back to raise awareness about cerebral palsy on Wednesday started a 111-mile walk that’s expected to be his last. Hunter Gandee, 16, set out from Temperance in...

2 Alaska skiers hoped their snow cave wouldn’t become a tomb

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — By their third day in a tiny snow cave under 4 feet of snow, Chris Hanna and Jenny Neyman thought the shelter in an Alaska ice field might turn into a tomb. The 7-by-5 space Hanna dug started with a ceiling 40 inches high. Warmth and humidity from...

Reservations in Dakotas, Washington selected for census test

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two Native American reservations – one in the Dakotas and another in Washington state – have been selected as test sites ahead of the 2020 census, as officials mull whether to ask for the first time about tribal enrollment. Standing Rock...

Want Viagra? Come back tomorrow with a note, lawmaker says

AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — If women have to wait 24 hours in South Carolina to get an abortion, men should have to do the same before they can get Viagra or other drugs to help them have sex, according to a tongue-in-cheek proposal discussed Wednesday....

The Latest: Stutzman campaign defends family California trip

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Indiana Senate candidate Marlin Stutzman’s travel expenses (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Marlin Stutzman’s Senate campaign says the Indiana congressman was conducting political work during a family trip to California that was...

Nebraska allows state licenses for thousands of immigrants

AP Photo/Nati Harnik LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will allow thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children to work in at least 170 professions that require state licenses including health care and education after lawmakers overrode conservative...

BYU students investigated by school after reporting rape

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer PROVO, Utah (AP) — Madeline MacDonald says she was an 18-year-old freshman at Brigham Young University when she was sexually assaulted by a man she met on an online dating site. She reported the crime to the school’s Title IX office. That same...

APNewsBreak: Senate candidate bills campaign for family trip

AP Photo/Michael Conroy INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Facebook page belonging to the wife of an Indiana congressman touted the family’s visit to the Ronald Reagan presidential library in Simi Valley, California, with photos showing the two children by the conservative...

NBA’s Thunder among groups opposing 2 Oklahoma gun bills

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Firearms bills to allow most Oklahoma adults to openly carry guns without any training or background checks have led to a showdown in Oklahoma between supporters of expanded gun rights and the state’s business community, including the Oklahoma...