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Historic takeover of Puerto Rico's finances, agencies begins

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board on Friday took over Puerto Rico’s finances and several government agencies for the first time in the U.S. 420 more words

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'Matthew' grows into Cat 4 hurricane, heads toward Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Hurricane Matthew grew into a powerful Category 4 storm on Friday as it crossed the Caribbean Sea on a course that could have it pounding Jamaica within days. 304 more words


Investigators question engineer in deadly train crash

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal investigators trying to figure out the cause of the deadly rail crash at the Hoboken station questioned the engineer Friday and hoped to lift clues from the train’s black box recorders, though one of the devices was proving difficult to extract from the twisted wreckage. 557 more words


Prosecutor: Legislators bought marijuana from then-colleague

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s attorney general says a Republican former lawmaker charged with trying to lure a 14-year-old girl into a sexual encounter also smoked marijuana in the Statehouse and sold the drug to several other legislators. 101 more words

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Mother sues airline for flying 5-year-old son to wrong city

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City woman is suing JetBlue Airways for mixing up her 5-year-old son with another boy and flying him to the wrong city. 106 more words

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Colorado gives marijuana candy a new look to avoid confusio

DENVER (AP) — Wondering if that brownie contains pot? Colorado has you covered.

A requirement that edible marijuana products come with a diamond-shaped stamp and the letters T-H-C — not just on the packaging but on the brownies, candies and other edibles themselves — takes effect Saturday. 667 more words

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Public School x New Era Launch Party: Where New York Lives

Public School designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne never stray far from New York City culture. Their latest project was their take on the Yankees’ and Mets’ baseball caps in collaboration with New Era, which was the first time the Major League Baseball association has allowed designers to modify their trademarked logos. 185 more words