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New Jersey lawmakers near vote on recreational cannabis

Mike Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 8:23am

Lawmakers are poised to vote on making New Jersey the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana.

The Latest: May, Brexit critics face off in crisis meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 8:17am

The Latest on Britain's debate over leaving the European Union (all times local):

German family to give $11M after hearing extent of Nazi past

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 6:21am

One of Germany's richest families, whose company owns a controlling interest in Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Panera Bread, Pret a Manger and other well-known businesses, plans to donate millions to charity after learning about their ancestors' enthusiastic support of Adolf Hitler and use of forced laborers under the Nazis, according to a report Sunday.

Florida may boost regulation of cosmetic surgery clinics

Ellis Rua, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 6:11am

Choeun Nuon traveled from her home in California to a Miami-area cosmetic surgery clinic to have a so-called Brazilian butt lift in February 2017. Instead of recovering after the procedure, the 32-year-old mother of two began slipping in and out of consciousness.

The Latest: Crippled Viking Sky cruise ship limps into port

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 6:07am

The Latest on the Viking Sky cruise ship that was stranded off the coast of Norway (all times local):

Chinese leader visits Monaco amid European 5G tech worries

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 5:39am

Chinese President Xi Jinping has found one country in Europe that isn't worried about China's growing global clout or its ambitions to dominate the future of technology: Monaco.

Sri Lanka begins work on $3.9B refinery near China-run port

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 2:38am

Work began Sunday on a $3.9 billion oil refinery to be funded by a Singapore-Oman joint venture next to a Chinese-run port in what will be Sri Lanka's largest foreign investment ever.

UK's Theresa May faces pressure to step down to save Brexit

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 1:25am

Prime Minister Theresa May faces growing pressure from within her own party either to resign or to set a date for stepping down as a way to build support for her Brexit agreement with the European Union, British media reported Sunday.

Indonesia's first subway opens in its gridlocked capital

Niniek Karmini, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 9:43pm

Indonesia's long-awaited first subway opened Sunday in the country's capital with the aim of relieving crippling traffic gridlock in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

Record number of people visit national parks in Alaska

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 7:46pm

A record number of people visited Alaska's national parks in 2018, the Anchorage Daily News reports.

Helicopters rescue Norway cruise ship passengers amid storm

Jari Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 4:58pm

Rescue workers off Norway's western coast rushed to evacuate 1,300 passengers and crew from a disabled cruise ship by helicopter on Saturday, winching them one-by-one to safety as heaving waves tossed the ship from side to side and high winds battered the operation.

FAA to look at Boeing's fixes for 737 Max jets next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 4:46pm

Boeing on Saturday confirmed the flight-control software fixes that it plans to make for its grounded 737 Max 8, the plane involved in two fatal accidents within five months.

Vintage plane, soon to become bar, tours Times Square

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 3:09pm

A vintage plane that went from flying passengers in the 1950s to running drugs in the 1970s visited Times Square on Saturday before its next transformation into a cocktail lounge at the former TWA terminal at Kennedy Airport.

Brazilian miner Vale says dam in danger of collapse

Diane Jeantet, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 12:55pm

Brazilian mining giant Vale said Saturday that communities in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais have been ordered to evacuate after independent auditors found that one of its dams could collapse at any moment.

5,000 nationalists protest corruption in Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 12:37pm

About 5,000 nationalist demonstrators have held a protest in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev calling for arrests in a defense industry corruption case.

US to host Chinese trade delegation starting April 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 11:40am

The U.S. will host a delegation from China led by Vice Premier Liu He early next month, following a trip by U.S. officials to China in an effort to improve trade relations, the White House said Saturday.

Indian Health Service receives funds for planning, building

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 11:32am

The agency responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians has received funding to continue planning for and building facilities in New Mexico and Arizona.

The Latest: 2nd ship needs rescue off Norway's western coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 11:05am

The Latest on the Viking Sky cruise ship, which is having engine problems off the coast of Norway (all times local):

No timetable for reopening Texas ship channel following leak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 10:33am

Officials have no timetable for reopening a portion of the Houston Ship Channel, one of the busiest commercial waterways in the country, after another setback caused flammable chemicals to seep into the water near a fire-ravaged petrochemical tank farm, a Coast Guard commander said Saturday.

Reel-y? New beer can double as motion picture film developer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 10:02am

Kodak says a new beer hitting the market can be used to develop its Super 8 movie film.