Weed as way of life: California farmers divided on legal bud

GARBERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Laura Costa's son and husband moved quickly with the pruning shears to harvest the family's fall marijuana crop, racing along with several workers to cut the plants and drop them in plastic bins ahead of an impending storm.

The rain could invite "bud rot," Costa said, "a big no-no."

  • Written by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press

UN says school attack potential war crime

BEIRUT (AP) — The UN's children's agency on Thursday raised the death toll from a brutal attack the previous day on a school in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province to 28, including 22 children and six teachers, and suggested it may have been the deadliest attack on a school in the country's civil war.


Search continues for man wanted in Oklahoma 'rage killings'

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The search for an Oklahoma man wanted in a cross-state string of killings, shootings and carjackings is entering its fourth day, and authorities say they have no idea where the suspect may be.


Japan, US, S. Korea agree to step up pressure on N. Korea

TOKYO (AP) — Senior officials from Japan, the United States and South Korea agreed Thursday to step up pressure on North Korea as they stick to their goal of persuading the communist state to abandon its nuclear weapons.

  • Written by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press