California prosecutors dropping, reducing pot convictions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With pot now legal in California, prosecutors in San Francisco and San Diego are moving to erase thousands of marijuana convictions en masse, a step that could prove life-changing for some and could especially help minorities, who were more likely than whites to be arrested for such crimes.

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Federal judge knocks down Florida's voting ban for ex-felons

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a ruling that could have reverberations on this year's crucial elections, a federal judge Thursday ruled that Florida's current ban on former felons voting is unconstitutional and needs to be changed as soon as possible.

  • Written by By GARY FINEOUT , Associated Press

Fired FBI director Comey slams GOP memo: 'That's it?'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey scorned the memo that was released by House Republicans after being declassified Friday by President Donald Trump, saying it doesn't add up to much. "That's it?" Comey said on Twitter.

  • Written by By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY , Associated Press

Hotly disputed Russia-probe memo released over FBI protest

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Friday released a bitterly disputed, formerly highly classified memo that they say shows surveillance abuses in the early stages of the FBI's investigation into the Trump election campaign and Russia.

  • Written by ZEKE MILLER, MARY CLARE JALONICK and CHAD DAY , Associated Press