New edible cannabis law catches some Minnesota regulators, lawmakers by surprise

A state law effective Friday that legalizes edibles containing certain amounts of the cannabis ingredient that makes people high apparently took some state regulators and lawmakers by surprise — revealing that some who signed off on the legislation may not have fully understood it. Minnesotans who are 21 or older can now buy THC-infused edibles … Read more

Charlotte Hornets’ Miles Bridges charged with felony domestic violence; wife posts pictures of apparent injuries

Charlotte Hornets restricted free agent Miles Bridges has been charged with felony domestic violence stemming from an incident earlier this week, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Friday. Tea LAPD posted on Twitter that Bridges was arrested for “intimate partner violence with injury,” a felony, on Wednesday following an incident two days earlier in West … Read more

Estimate your ‘inflation relief’ payment

Millions of Californians are set to receive what’s being called an “inflation relief” tax rebate payment after state lawmakers reached a deal with Gov. Gavin Newsom for the 2022-23 budget. (Video above: California lawmakers OK budget; most taxpayers to get refund)But how much you receive from the Middle Class Tax Refund depends on several factors, … Read more

Biden releases five-year offshore leasing plan Friday

Placeholder while article actions load President Biden’s administration opened the door Friday to more offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters over the next five years, setting a course for future US fossil fuel extraction just a day after suffering a major climate setback at the Supreme Court. The proposed program for offshore drilling … Read more

2022 NBA free agency tracker: Zach LaVine, Bradley Beal agree to supermax deals; Knicks land Jalen Brunson

Getty Images NBA free agency is under way, and it’s moving along at a rapid pace. As of Thursday evening, teams and players could officially begin negotiating new contracts. However, NBA fans didn’t have to wait that long for some major news. Just hours before free agency opened, Kevin Durant requested a trade away from … Read more

New York may ban concealed guns in many places, including Times Square

NEW YORK, July 1 (Reuters) – New York lawmakers were voting on gun laws on Friday that would ban weapons from a long list of “sensitive places,” including Times Square, and require people who want a gun license to get more training and submit their social media accounts to government review. The emergency legislative session … Read more

Why Kevin Durant has sights set on Phoenix; latest on Damian Lillard, Kings and Warriors

A few thoughts here as Day 2 of NBA free agency unfolds… Kevin Durant sweepstakes, Day II All eyes are on Phoenix when it comes to Durant, the Nets star who is believed to be targeting the Suns as his preferred next destination. Yet while I wrote at length on Thursday about how a deal … Read more

Ukrainian troops using US-supplied HIMARS system

Placeholder while article actions load EASTERN UKRAINE — The premier weapon in Ukraine’s arsenal drove down a dirt road not marked on any maps, along a sunflower field, before its military minders parked it between trees — the branches shielding it from the Russian drones that are no doubt hunting for it. The M142 High … Read more

USC, UCLA leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten

UCLA and the University of Southern California, two of the best-known powers of college sports, will leave their century-old affiliation with the Pac-12 Conference in a seismic shift to the Big Ten, the schools announced Thursday. The stunning announcement means that by fall 2024, the Big Ten, headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, will have member schools … Read more