Walgreens ends its attempt to buy Rite Aid

NEW YORK (AP) — Walgreens has ended its takeover pursuit of rival Rite Aid following resistance from U.S. regulators and will instead now buy stores, distribution centers and inventory in a new deal.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Dozens in Colorado accused of trafficking pot outside state

DENVER (AP) — A mammoth marijuana trafficking ring that pretended to be growing weed for sick people was instead illegally shipping the drug to a half-dozen other states and bilking investors, including former NFL players, Colorado officials announced Wednesday.

  • Written by By KRISTEN WYATT , Associated Press

NATO agrees to send more troop trainers to Afghanistan

BRUSSELS (AP) — Two years after winding down its military operation in Afghanistan, NATO has agreed to send more troops to help train and work alongside Afghan security forces.

  • Written by By LORNE COOK and LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press

Officials finalizing details of Trump's revived travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior officials from the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security labored Wednesday to finalize rules for visitors from six mostly Muslim nations who hope to avoid the Trump administration's revived travel ban and come to the United States.

  • Written by By MATTHEW LEE and ALICIA A. CALDWELL , Associated Press