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Here's what occurs if Californians legalize recreational pot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:41pm

Proposition 64 would legalize the recreational use of marijuana starting Jan. 1, 2018. The ballot measure is 62 pages long and aims to regulate the entire cannabis industry, from seeds to pipe. Here are highlights:

Sheriff's lawyers want federal judge out of profiling case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:40pm

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's lawyers want a federal judge to recuse himself from all future proceedings in a racial-profiling case.

Thomas criticizes broken confirmation process for high court

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:14pm

Justice Clarence Thomas said Wednesday that the Supreme Court confirmation process is an example of how the nation's capital is "broken in some ways."

Jason Chaffetz appears to flip-flop on Trump

Daniella Diaz, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:14pm

Add Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz to the list of Republicans sending mixed signals about his support for Donald Trump.

Marine Corps blames pilot error for deadly Hawaii crash

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 8:31pm

Pilot error and other factors caused a nighttime collision of two helicopters that killed 12 Marines off the coast of Hawaii earlier this year, the Marine Corps said.

Pence calls on Utah Republicans to 'come home' for Trump

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 8:19pm

Republican vice presidential candidate and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence tried to reel in Utah GOP voters who have strayed from Donald Trump with a revivalist speech Wednesday punctuated with a call to action.

Penguin at SeaWorld Orlando gets one-of-a-kind wetsuit

Ashley Carter, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 8:16pm

One penguin at SeaWorld Orlando is sporting a new look.

Study: Asian immigrants to US giving birth at higher rates

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 7:43pm

Trish La Chica migrated from the Philippines to the United States six years ago in search of the American experience and a graduate degree.

Adopted and brought to US, South Korean man to be deported

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 7:21pm

A South Korean man flown to the U.S. 37 years ago and adopted by an American couple at age 3 has been ordered deported back to a country that is completely alien to him.

NYC principal beaten after asking student to turn down music

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:52pm

A principal of a New York City public high school who was beaten by a student after asking him to turn down the music in his headphones is recovering.

Pickup truck crashes into council chambers of Florida city

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:50pm

Officials in Orange City will need to find a new place to meet after authorities say a pickup truck crashed into their council chambers.

Death penalty sought in killing of 2 Palm Springs officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:41pm

Prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty against a man charged with the shooting deaths of two Palm Springs police officers in an ambush earlier this month.

Detective says mother is not a suspect in hot car death case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:41pm

A detective testified the mother of a toddler who died after being left in a hot SUV is not a suspect in her son's death.

Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes

Patrick Whittle and David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:23pm

Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day.

Judge: John Hinckley freedom less contentious than expected

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:10pm

A judge who ruled that would-be Ronald Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr. should be allowed to leave the psychiatric hospital where he had lived for decades said Wednesday he got less "blowback" on the decision earlier this year than he expected.

Cruz suggests leaving vacancy on Supreme Court

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:10pm

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is raising the possibility that Republicans would decline to fill the Supreme Court's vacancy if Democrat Hillary Clinton is elected president.

Oregon surfer punched shark in gills to survive

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:01pm

Joseph Tanner was resting his arms on his surf board, his lower body dangling in the water, when something grabbed his right leg and yanked him under the waves.

Dozens come forward about student charged with sex assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 5:51pm

Dozens of women have reported encounters with a University of Wisconsin student charged with sexually assaulting an acquaintance, and officers found a black book at the man's apartment listing women he'd met and documenting his "sexual desires," authorities said.

Hundreds protest bake sale parodying affirmative action

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 5:21pm

A conservative students group's bake sale parodying affirmative action has drawn a crowd of 300 protesters at the University of Texas in Austin.