Pot 'legalization 2.0': Social equity becomes a key question

NEW YORK (AP) — Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities.

  • Written by By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press

States turn to drones to predict avalanches, spot wildlife

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they're searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures.

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  • Written by By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press

Bill would bar death penalty if 'serious mental illness'

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill now in Ohio's Legislature would prevent people convicted of aggravated murder from being sentenced to the death penalty, if they are found to have had a "serious mental illness" at the time of the offense.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Cleveland zoo to expand Eastern black rhino exhibit

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is expanding its Eastern black rhino exhibit to more than twice its current size to accommodate its herd of five rhinos.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS