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Bogus bongs or bogus lawsuits? Pipe maker sues over fakes

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 9:01am

In the rarefied world of high-end bong makers, Roor glass water pipes have long been smoked to impress. The status symbols are so sought after that some models command prices of $1,000. There's even a diamond-studded, gold-gilded Roor that goes for nearly $4,000.

Utah lawmakers return to take up medical marijuana and more

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 8:54am

A three-year push to pass some kind of comprehensive medical marijuana law in Utah could come to a head when state lawmakers start their annual session Monday.

Indiana residents hope Pence keeps their interests in mind

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 8:52am

When Fort Wayne needed expensive airport improvements, its mayor contacted an influential Indiana native — then-Vice President Dan Quayle — to help secure federal funding.

How student loan servicers affect tens of millions of people

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 7:50am

They aren't well-known. Their names are odd. And what they do — well, it's complicated.

Chinese express doubts about US relations under Trump

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 6:21am

People in Beijing expressed doubts Saturday about President Donald Trump's ability to steer the U.S. economy and manage China-American relations, underscoring concerns over trade, Taiwan and other issues.

Trump takes office, vows to stop 'American carnage'

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 1:21am

Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership.

Vietnam to allow locals in casinos under 3-year test project

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 12:30am

Vietnamese gamblers will soon be allowed into local casinos under a three-year pilot project.

WNBA players starting to invest in food industry

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 21st - 12:11am

Whether it's to plan for their future once basketball is done, promote healthy living or just to have some fun, WNBA players such as Sue Bird and Maya Moore are getting involved in the food industry.

Trump executive order first strike at ending 'Obamacare'

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:40pm

In an opening salvo against "Obamacare," President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday night that appears aimed squarely at undoing the unpopular requirement that individuals carry insurance or face fines.

Review finds no previous signs of abuse of slain child

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:51pm

A review released Friday by child welfare officials shows there were no indications of previous abuse involving a New Mexico girl who was strangled on her 10th birthday and whose dismembered remains were found inside the home she shared with her mother and two other people.

Herbert: Health law repeal without replacement bad for Utah

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:28pm

If Congress repeals President Barack Obama's health care law without having a replacement plan ready, it could jeopardize coverage for about 180,000 Utah residents, Utah's Republican governor has cautioned.

On first day, Trump signs health care executive order

Ken Thomas and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:01pm

President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House on Friday, making his first executive order one aimed at his predecessor's signature health care law and swearing-in members of his national security team to his Cabinet.

Doug DeVos skippers Quantum Racing to Key West win

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:00pm

Doug DeVos, president of the Amway marketing company, skippered Quantum Racing to a victory Friday on the final day at the Key West Race Week regatta.

Sentencing reset for Alaska strip club owner in dumping case

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:01pm

A sentencing hearing has been canceled for a second day in a row in the case of an Alaska man who was convicted of illegally dumping human waste into a harbor while operating a floating strip club.

Apple depicts Qualcomm as a shady monopolist in $1B lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:01pm

Apple is suing mobile chip maker Qualcomm for $1 billion in a patent fight pitting the iPhone maker against one of its major suppliers.

The Latest: Defeated Gambia leader says relinquishing power

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 6:41pm

The Latest on Gambia's political crisis, sparked by defeated leader Yahya Jammeh's refusal to leave office (all times local):

The Latest: Sentencing reset for Alaska strip club owner

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 6:41pm

The Latest on sentencing of strip club owner in waste dumping case (all times local):

Delaware welcomes Joe Biden home after decades in Washington

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:41pm

On his last day as vice president, Joe Biden briefly revived a tradition he had followed faithfully as a U.S. senator for Delaware: He rode the commuter train home from Washington.

Puerto Rico governor rejects federal control board orders

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:41pm

Puerto Rico's new governor on Friday rejected orders from a federal control board in the first clash over how best to tackle the government's deep financial crisis after a decade-long economic slump in the U.S. territory.

Montana asbestos victims to get $25 million from state

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:41pm

The state of Montana has reached settlements totaling $25 million with more than 1,000 victims of asbestos-related disease over claims that health officials failed to bring attention to the hazards of a contaminated mine.