Not easy being green: Legal pot brings environmental rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — At a state briefing on environmental rules that await growers entering California's soon-to-be-legal marijuana trade, organic farmers Ulysses Anthony, Tracy Sullivan and Adam Mernit listened intently, eager to make their humble cannabis plot a model of sustainable agriculture in a notoriously destructive industry dominated by the black market.

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  • Written by By ELLEN KNICKMEYER , Associated Press

Polish gov't donates $28 million to preserve Jewish cemetery

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government has donated 100 million zlotys ($28 million) to restore and protect a major Jewish cemetery in Warsaw, one of the country's largest public contributions toward preserving the Jewish culture nearly wiped out in the Holocaust.

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  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

'Obamacare' surprise: Strong showing as nearly 9M sign up

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkably strong show of consumer demand, nearly 9 million people signed up for "Obamacare" next year, as government numbers out Thursday proved predictions of its collapse wrong yet again.

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  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

Poll: Most say sex misconduct victims are underprotected

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans say sexual misconduct is a major problem and that too little is being done to protect victims, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. But some — particularly Republican men — are concerned about the rights of the accused.

  • Written by By LAURIE KELLMAN and EMILY SWANSON , Associated Press