Growers struggle with glut of legal pot in Washington state


SEATTLE (AP) — Washington's legal marijuana market opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn't have pot to sell. Prices were through the roof.

  • Written by GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press

Buck up, profits down: High dollar dents US company earnings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The victims vary: Fast-food colossus McDonald's. Technology giant Oracle. Medical device maker Cooper Cos.

The culprit's the same: A surging U.S. dollar

  • Written by PAUL WISEMAN, AP Business Writers STAN CHOE, AP Business Writers

Kerry meets Iranian foreign minister in Paris

PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met for nearly an hour with his Iranian counterpart in Paris on Friday in what was their second face-to-face encounter this week.

  • Written by MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer

Obama, Cameron pledge unified effort to fight terrorism

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of trans-Atlantic unity, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged a joint effort on Friday to fight domestic terrorism following deadly attacks in France. They also strongly urged the U.S. Congress to hold off on implementing new sanctions on Iran in the midst of nuclear talks.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

AirAsia fuselage to be lifted to surface after divers foiled

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian search official said Friday that the crashed AirAsia jet's fuselage will be lifted to the surface after sea conditions again prevented divers from examining the large chunk of wreckage.

  • Written by FADLAN SYAM, Associated Press