• Money from pot taxes doesn't fix Colorado teachers' problems
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    Money from pot taxes doesn't fix Colorado teachers' problems

    Colorado teachers are protesting this week for higher salaries and increased money for schools, prompting questions about why the state's booming marijuana sales have not fixed the funding problems. The 2012 voter-approved constitutional amendment that allowed adults to buy marijuana got a boost

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    AP Top Extended Financial Headlines at 2:22 a.m. EDT

    Microsoft's Windows, the computer operating system that helped catapult the company to success more than three decades ago, is no longer a core business these days so much as a complement to the company's ...

  • Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after strong results
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    Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after strong results

    Most Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Friday after reports of strong U.S. earnings, as investors watched the inter-Korean summit. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index sank 0.6 ...

  • Bank of Japan drops inflation timeframe
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    Bank of Japan drops inflation timeframe

    The Bank of Japan on Friday removed reference to a timeframe for achieving its longstanding inflation target, as it struggles to hit the elusive goal despite steady economic growth. The central bank had promised to achieve the 2.0 percent figure around the fiscal year to March 2020, after pushing back

  • North and South Korea hold historic summit
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    North and South Korea hold historic summit

    The leaders of the two Koreas held a landmark summit Friday after a highly symbolic handshake over the Military Demarcation Line that divides their countries, with the North's Kim Jong Un declaring they were at the "threshold of a new history". Kim said he was "filled with emotion

  • BOC turns over P10-M worth of ‘shabu’ to PDEA
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    BOC turns over P10-M worth of ‘shabu’ to PDEA

      PASIG CITY, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) turned over to Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Friday P10-million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” and kush weeds seized at a warehouse near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Customs Commissioner Isidro

  • 10 Aklan officials likely to face raps over environmental fee anomaly
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    10 Aklan officials likely to face raps over environmental fee anomaly

      BORACAY, Philippines – Ten local officials in the province of Aklan might face administrative charges over an alleged anomalous use of environmental fees collected from arriving tourists in Boracay Island. According to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Assistant Secretary Epimaco

  • Use of DNA in serial killer probe sparks privacy concerns
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    Use of DNA in serial killer probe sparks privacy concerns

    Investigators who used a genealogical website to find the ex-policeman they believe is a shadowy serial killer and rapist who terrified California decades ago call the technique ground-breaking. There aren't strong privacy laws to keep police from trolling ancestry site databases, said Steve Mercer

  • Kim's security: 'not even an ant can pass through'
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    Kim's security: 'not even an ant can pass through'

    When Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un came down the steps towards the inter-Korean border Friday he was escorted by a phalanx of bodyguards carefully chosen for their fitness, marksmanship, martial arts skills and even looks. Men in sharp suits and matching blue and white striped ties fanned out ahead

  • On-duty cops in Boracay, not allowed to sleep in hotels – Albayalde
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    On-duty cops in Boracay, not allowed to sleep in hotels – Albayalde

      BORACAY, Philippines — PNP Chief Police Director General Oscar Albayalde has reminded all cops on duty in Boracay Island not to give in to offers of hotel accommodation by establishment owners to avoid controversies. “They better sleep kahit na dun sa tabing dagat huwag lang sa loob (even on the beach

  • Smoke from Wisconsin refinery explosion poses health risk
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    Smoke from Wisconsin refinery explosion poses health risk

    An explosion and asphalt fire at a Wisconsin oil refinery sent huge plumes of smoke into the air that pollution experts said almost certainly contained large amounts of toxins, posing a serious health risk to those living downwind. Asphalt is a petroleum product that when burned emits chemicals in gaseous

  • North Korea sued for 'killing' former detainee Otto Warmbier
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    North Korea sued for 'killing' former detainee Otto Warmbier

    The parents of Otto Warmbier, the US student jailed by North Korea before being sent home in a coma where he died days later, sued the Pyongyang regime Thursday for the alleged torture and murder of their son. Cindy and Fred Warmbier said in the civil suit filed at Washington District Court that their

  • Authorities: Wisconsin refinery fire out, evacuation remains
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    Authorities: Wisconsin refinery fire out, evacuation remains

    Authorities have not allowed residents back in their homes after crews extinguished a smoky blaze at a northwestern Wisconsin refinery where an explosion injured at least 11 people and forced most of the ...

  • Top NFL draft Allen apologises after racist tweets surface
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    Top NFL draft Allen apologises after racist tweets surface

    Top NFL draft pick Josh Allen apologised on Thursday following the emergence of offensive tweets containing a racist epithet. Just hours before he was selected seventh overall by the Buffalo Bills in the 2018 draft on Thursday, Allen had scrambled to apologise for the posts, saying he was "young

  • UN council visits Myanmar as it eyes action on Rohingya crisis
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    UN council visits Myanmar as it eyes action on Rohingya crisis

    The UN Security Council will pay a visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar beginning Saturday as it weighs next steps to address one of the world's worst refugee crises, stemming from the forced exodus of Muslim Rohingya. Myanmar has come under international scrutiny since a military campaign launched in

  • Ko, Oh among five sharing LPGA lead
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    Ko, Oh among five sharing LPGA lead

    Former world number one Lydia Ko, seeking her first win since 2016, fired a four-under par 68 on Thursday to head a group of five players sharing the first round lead in the LPGA Mediheal Championship. On the same Lake Merced Golf Club course where she won in 2014 and 2015, New Zealand's Ko carded

  • New US envoy Pompeo takes Trump spending message to NATO
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    New US envoy Pompeo takes Trump spending message to NATO

    President Donald Trump's brand new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will spend his first full day in office Friday hammering home one of his boss's oldest themes -- demanding that NATO allies pay their way. Within hours of being sworn in, America's new chief diplomat boarded a plane to Brussels

  • Brazilian prisoners get fashionable in couture project
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    Brazilian prisoners get fashionable in couture project

    Never mind running away -- these Brazilian prisoners prefer the fashion runway. The inmates of the Adriano Marrey penitentiary near Sao Paulo are part of a project using couture to help rehabilitate convicts and give them a chance to stitch together a new life. "Yarn and the crochet hook are my

  • Iconic pen used by military, made by blind people turns 50
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    Iconic pen used by military, made by blind people turns 50

    Clifford Alexander scoops a handful of black ballpoint pens, drops them into a small box and shakes it with a blackjack dealer's nonchalance. Alexander, who is blind, performs the quick act again, box after box. Anyone who's served in the military, worked for the federal government or addressed

  • Regulators weigh request to remove Wynn from casino license
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    Regulators weigh request to remove Wynn from casino license

    Massachusetts gambling regulators are considering Wynn Resorts' request to remove Steve Wynn's name from its state casino license as the company founder faces numerous allegations of sexual misconduct. ...

  • Iconic pen used by military, made by blind people turns 50
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    Iconic pen used by military, made by blind people turns 50

    Anyone who's served in the military, worked for the federal government or addressed a package at the post office is probably familiar with an iconic government pen. But they might not have realized it ...

  • MMDA: Expect heavy traffic as more works begin for MRT-7 on Monday
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    MMDA: Expect heavy traffic as more works begin for MRT-7 on Monday

    Quezon City, Philippines – The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has reminded motorists to be more patient as the construction of MRT7 continues in different parts of Quezon City. On Monday, April 30, MMDA will close the westbound lane of Regalado Highway from Mindanao Avenue to Commonwealth

  • CIDG nabs 2 suspected ISIS members in Laguna
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    CIDG nabs 2 suspected ISIS members in Laguna

    MANILA, Philippines — Two alleged members of the terrorist group, ISIS Suyuful Khilafa Fil Luzon were arrested by the Philippine National Police (PNP) Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-NCR , Thursday at dawn in two separate raids in Cabuyao and Sta. Rosa, Laguna. They were identified

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    SE Asian leaders to vow to fight protectionism

    Southeast Asian leaders are expected to rally against protectionism at a summit in Singapore this weekend amid fears that tit-for-tat tariffs between the US and China could escalate into a global trade war. A region of around 650 million people, Southeast Asia is home to some of the world's fastest

  • APNewsBreak: Trump lawyer gave loans to pot-linked cab mogul
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    APNewsBreak: Trump lawyer gave loans to pot-linked cab mogul

    President Donald Trump's personal attorney, whose business dealings are being investigated by the FBI, and his father-in-law have lent $26 million in recent years to a taxi mogul who is shifting into the ...