Thailand's parliament invites crown prince to assume throne

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's parliament on Tuesday named Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn as the new king, completing a formal step for the heir to take the throne following the death of his father last month.

  • Written by KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA, Associated Press GRANT PECK, Associated Press

Moise wins Haiti presidential election in preliminary tally

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A political newcomer who was the chosen successor of Haiti's previous elected leader easily won a presidential election redo against 26 rivals, according to preliminary results announced late Monday that gave Jovenel Moise a whopping 55.6 percent of the votes.

  • Written by DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press

Weed is winning, but the train could still go off the tracks

DENVER (AP) — Weed is winning in the polls, with a solid majority of Americans saying marijuana should be legal. But does that mean the federal government will let dozens of state pot experiments play out? Not by a long shot.

  • Written by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press

Cuban-American millennials anticipate role in evolving Cuba

MIAMI (AP) — Isabella Prio was born in Miami, is 20 now and a junior at Boston College who fully expects to return to Cuba someday and help shape the island's future. But she's never been to the country where her grandfather was once president and refuses to visit until it's a democracy.

  • Written by TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press

Dakota Access pipeline protesters told to leave by Dec. 5

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has set an early December deadline for American Indians and others to leave an encampment in North Dakota where they've been entrenched for months protesting the Dakota Access pipeline. Tribes including the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux are fighting the Dakota Access project because they fear it will harm drinking water and cultural sites. Texas-based pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners says the 1,200-mile pipeline through the Dakotas, Iowa and Illinois will be safe.

  • Written by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press