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Byron Donalds emerges as GOP alternative for House speaker

Byron Donalds emerges as GOP alternative for House speaker

MIAMI (AP) — As Republicans struggled for a second day to elect a House speaker, Rep. Byron Donalds of Florida emerged as the choice of conservative holdouts who are refusing to support Kevin McCarthy’s bid.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (19,588.83, up 145.06): Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD). Financials. Up $1.14, or 1.30 per cent, to $88.81 on 19.9 million shares.
Newly empowered Minnesota Democrats pledge to move swiftly

Newly empowered Minnesota Democrats pledge to move swiftly

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's Democratic leaders pledged Wednesday to use their new control of the state Legislature — and a $17.
In troubled Mexico prison, inmates ruled their cell blocks

In troubled Mexico prison, inmates ruled their cell blocks

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A violent prison break in which 30 inmates escaped and 17 people — mostly guards — were killed has revealed a shocking level of self-rule by prisoners inside the prison in the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Juarez.
Aurora Cannabis closes sale of Aurora Polaris facility for $15M in gross proceeds

Aurora Cannabis closes sale of Aurora Polaris facility for $15M in gross proceeds

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it has closed the sale of its Aurora Polaris facility. The company says gross proceeds from the sale totalled about $15 million.

AP News in Brief at 6:04 p.m. EST

McCarthy fails in marathon votes for speaker, House adjourns WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable to elect Republican leader Kevin McCarthy as the new House speaker Tuesday, the Republicans adjourned for the day in disarray as the party tries to regroup from his
Democrats take control as Minnesota Legislature convenes

Democrats take control as Minnesota Legislature convenes

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats took full control of state government as the Minnesota Legislature convened Tuesday for its 2023 session, with leaders planning to use their new power to swiftly enact stronger protections for abortion rights.
As legal pot grows, more kids sickened by edibles at home

As legal pot grows, more kids sickened by edibles at home

The number of young kids, especially toddlers, who accidentally ate marijuana-laced treats rose sharply over five years as pot became legal in more places in the U.S., according to a study published Tuesday.

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Kansas City Star. December 29, 2022. Editorial: Kansas Legislature, listen to the people on Medicaid expansion, marijuana and more The Kansas Legislature will face a long list of to-do items when it convenes for the 2023 session on Jan.
Gov. Walz pledges to bolster education as he begins 2nd term

Gov. Walz pledges to bolster education as he begins 2nd term

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz pledged Monday to make the largest investments in public education in Minnesota history as he took the oath of office for his second term. Minnesota has a “historic opportunity” with its $17.