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Canada's proposed sports betting law could generate taxes, protect consumers: experts

Canada's proposed sports betting law could generate taxes, protect consumers: experts

Canadians should soon be able to place a wager on the outcome of an NHL game thanks to what experts say is an overdue change to the country's laws on sports betting.

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___ America’s gas-fueled vehicles imperil Biden’s climate goals DETROIT (AP) — For President Joe Biden to reach his ambitious goal of slashing America’s greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, huge reductions would have to come from somewhere other
North American stock markets recover from tax-hike fears, end week near record closes

North American stock markets recover from tax-hike fears, end week near record closes

TORONTO — Investors shook off U.S. tax hike concerns as strong economic data pushed North American stock markets to end the week hovering around record territory. Markets were rattled Thursday following a report that U.S.
Steelers CB Layne arrested on gun charge after traffic stop

Steelers CB Layne arrested on gun charge after traffic stop

WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio — Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Justin Layne was arrested Friday in Ohio after police said they found a loaded gun in his car during an early morning traffic stop.
Nonprofits gain funding from unusual source: Marijuana sales

Nonprofits gain funding from unusual source: Marijuana sales

Nonprofits have an unexpected new source of funding: State marijuana sales.

Greece: Tons of cannabis seized in cupcake machine shipment

ATHENS, Greece — Greek authorities say they have seized more than four tons of cannabis hidden in a shipment of industrial cupcake-making machines heading from Lebanon to Slovakia.
Legalization bids boost outlook for US cannabis industry

Legalization bids boost outlook for US cannabis industry

LOS ANGELES — Uncle Sam gave marijuana lovers more reason to celebrate this week as a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives passed a bill that would make it easier for cannabis companies to do business in states where sales ar

Florida court deals blow to marijuana ballot initiative

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a potentially fatal blow to supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at legalizing marijuana under certain circumstances.
AP source: NFL exploring changes to scouting combine

AP source: NFL exploring changes to scouting combine

The NFL is exploring changes to the annual NFL scouting combine to improve the professional and medical experience for draft prospects, a person familiar with those discussions told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Medical marijuana legal in Utah, but not always affordable

Medical marijuana legal in Utah, but not always affordable

SALT LAKE CITY — Pain left from oil-field work defeated traditional pain pills and dominated William Adams’ life — until he tried medical marijuana.