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Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 19th - 5:41pm

Smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by nearly five times, according to the biggest-ever study to examine the impact of pot on psychotic disorder rates.

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The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 19th - 5:40pm

President Donald Trump has been calling the Russia probe a witch hunt for two years. But now, Trump and his allies are starting to see it as something potentially very different: a political opportunity. Trump has grown increasingly confident the special counsel's report will produce no clear evidence of a conspiracy between Russia and his election campaign. A change is also underway among congressional Democrats, who had believed the report would offer damning evidence against the president

The first funeral for one of 50 victims of the New Zealand mosque massacre has begun

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 5:31pm

The first funeral for one of 50 victims of the New Zealand mosque massacre has begun.

Cyclone's huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa

Farai Mutsaka and Andrew Meldrum, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 19th - 4:33pm

Aid workers rushed to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops Tuesday after a cyclone unleashed devastating floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. More than 350 people were confirmed dead, hundreds were missing and thousands more were at risk.

Third suspect in Brazil school shooting is arrested

The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 19th - 4:27pm

Authorities arrested a teenager Tuesday for allegedly being involved in planning a school shooting in which eight people and two attackers died.

The Latest: UN allocates $20 million to aid cyclone victims

The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 19th - 4:14pm

The latest on tropical cyclone (all times local):

Dutch prosecutors consider terror motive in tram shooting

Aleksander Furtula and Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 19th - 3:59pm

Dutch investigators probing the deadly tram shooting in the city of Utrecht sharpened their focus Tuesday on a possible extremist motive, as judicial authorities revealed that the main suspect was released from jail this month and faces a rape trial in July.

The Latest: Another man arrested in Dutch tram attack

The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 19th - 3:51pm

The Latest on the tram attack in the Netherlands (all times local):

Mexican government apologizes in deaths of 2 students

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:44pm

Mexico's government has formally apologized to the families of two university students who were shot to death by soldiers in 2010.

Dutch police say they have arrested another man on suspicion of involvement in the deadly shooting on an Utrecht tram

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:44pm

Dutch police say they have arrested another man on suspicion of involvement in the deadly shooting on an Utrecht tram.

Israeli army kills Palestinian suspected of West Bank attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:43pm

Israel's army says troops have killed a Palestinian suspected of carrying out a weekend stabbing and shooting attack that left two Israelis dead near a West Bank settlement.

Retired major charged with crimes during Brazil dictatorship

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:30pm

Brazilian prosecutors have charged a retired army major who allegedly led a massacre of dozens of leftist guerrillas during the country's military dictatorship.

Italy seizes rescue ship, permits migrants to land in Italy

The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 19th - 3:15pm

A humanitarian rescue ship carrying 48 migrants entered the port of Lampedusa, where they were being allowed to disembark Tuesday evening despite an earlier refusal by Italy's hard-line interior minister.

Mozambique president: More than 200 people dead in his country alone after tropical cyclone; 3 days mourning declared

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:03pm

Mozambique president: More than 200 people dead in his country alone after tropical cyclone; 3 days mourning declared.

US lifts sanctions on wives of Venezuela TV magnates

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:21pm

The U.S. Treasury Department is lifting sanctions on the wives of two Venezuelan TV magnates close to President Nicolas Maduro two months after their U.S. assets were frozen as part of a crackdown on corruption.

US, Russia divided on Venezuela after talks in Rome

Karl Ritter, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 19th - 1:49pm

Russia and the United States remain split on how to resolve the crisis in Venezuela, officials from both powers said Tuesday after talks in Rome.

Rare protests erupt against Hamas' 12-year rule over Gaza

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 1:19pm

Hamas is facing the biggest demonstrations yet against its 12-year rule of the Gaza Strip, with hundreds of Palestinians taking to the streets in recent days to protest the dire living conditions in the blockaded territory.

Gaza parrot gets treatment from Israeli animal rights group

The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 19th - 12:51pm

An ailing parrot in the blockaded Gaza Strip received treatment Tuesday from an Israeli animal rights group after its Palestinian owner appealed for help via Facebook.

AP Interview: Yemen's rebels say they won't give up port

Ahmed Al-haj, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 19th - 12:48pm

A senior Houthi rebel leader in Yemen said Tuesday that his group will not give up the key port city of Hodeida, the focus of months of U.N.-brokered talks with the government.