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In this April 25, 2018, photo, Gary Ramey, owner and founder of Honor Defense, a gunmaker in Gainesville, Ga., holds a part from one of the company's firearms. Ramey and others in the gun industry are finding corporate America distancing itself from gunmakers and gun dealers, discontinuing discounts or refusing business. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)
June 24, 2018 - 6:54 pm
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — With Gary Ramey's fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website. That didn't sit well with the company he used to process payments, and they informed him they were dropping his account...
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In this June 22, 2018 photo, a public bathroom bathed in blue light is seen at this Turkey Hill convenience store in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The chain has installed the blue light bulbs in as many as 20 stores in hopes of discouraging drug use by making it harder for people to see their veins. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)
June 24, 2018 - 9:39 am
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Some retailers are installing blue lights in their bathrooms to discourage people from injecting themselves with drugs by making it more difficult to see their veins. Turkey Hill Minit Markets in Pennsylvania is using the lights in as many as 20 of its stores in hard-hit...
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June 21, 2018 - 6:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A collaboration between the Trump Organization and Jared Kushner's family firm on a pair of hotels in New Jersey is over. The president's company is no longer managing a Kushner-owned hotel in Livingston and talks to strike a similar deal for a hotel in Long Branch have ended, a...
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FILE- In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, packages travel on a conveyor belt for sorting at the main post office in Omaha, Neb. States will be able to force shoppers to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday, June 21, 2018, that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big win for states. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
June 21, 2018 - 3:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Shares in online retailers dropped, and large chains with more stores traded higher following the Supreme Court sales tax ruling. Under the old rules,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. States will be able to force shoppers to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision June 21, 2018, that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big win for states. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 21, 2018 - 1:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — States will be able to force more shoppers to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big financial win for states. Consumers can expect to see sales tax being charged on more...
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Bruce Deifik, owner of the Ocean Resort Casino, testifies before the New Jersey Casino Control Commission on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, seeking a casino license for the former Revel casino, which plans to open on June 28. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
June 21, 2018 - 11:58 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Denver developer and New Jersey gambling regulators made a big bet Thursday on the future of Atlantic City and a casino that flopped four years ago, granting a casino license to the Ocean Resort Casino a week before it is due to reopen. The property is the former Revel...
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Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould speaks during a press conference as Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor, right, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health Bill Blair, left, look on during a press conference on Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, in the Foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. The Canadian government said it will soon announce the date of when cannabis will become legal — but warns it will remain illegal until then. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 21, 2018 - 3:09 am
TORONTO (AP) — Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country's youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday. The Senate gave final passage to the bill to legalize cannabis on Tuesday,...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2014 file photo, Philadelphia Police and Fire Department investigate the scene of a food truck explosion in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. Almost four years after the food truck exploded into a fireball killing a woman and her teenage daughter, a U-Haul subsidiary and the general manager of one of its Philadelphia stores have been indicted. The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced the charges of violating federal hazardous materials regulations against the U-Haul Company of Pennsylvania and Miguel Rivera. A lawyer for the company declined comment Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (C.F. Sanchez /Philadelphia Daily News via AP, File)
June 20, 2018 - 10:13 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Almost four years after a Philadelphia food truck exploded into a fireball killing a woman and her teenage daughter, a U-Haul subsidiary and the general manager of one of its Philadelphia stores have been indicted. The U.S. Attorney's office for the Eastern District of...
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FILE - This April 6, 2018 file photo shows the leaves of a marijuana plant inside Ultra Health's cultivation greenhouse in Bernalillo, N.M. A state district judge has ruled that New Mexico health officials went beyond the scope of the law when they sanctioned the licensed medical marijuana producer for displaying a marijuana plant at the 2016 State Fair. The Health Department initially ordered Ultra Health to close for five straight days during a period that included April 20, the busiest day of the year for cannabis sales. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
June 20, 2018 - 2:36 am
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government's bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide. Prime Minister...
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June 20, 2018 - 1:16 am
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Police say 18 handguns have been stolen from a sporting goods store in Pennsylvania. A spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says the guns were taken from a display case at the Sportsman Shop in East Earl around 3 a.m. Tuesday. East Earl is...
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