Jamaica lawmakers debate pot decriminalization

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican lawmakers are debating a proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use. The debate comes amid renewed calls by some influential politicians and businessmen in Jamaica to loosen…

Settlement: Border Patrol to share stop records

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol will share records of every traffic stop it makes in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula for 18 months with immigrant advocacy groups as part of a settlement to a lawsuit that said agents…

Authorities: Skeletal remains found in buried car

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — Investigators found skeletal remains inside an old Studebaker believed to be tied to the 1971 disappearance of two 17-year-old girls, authorities in South Dakota said Tuesday. Crews on Tuesday afternoon lifted the rusted,…

Toy armadillo filched in NY after Nelson concert

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A missing armadillo with a connection to Willie Nelson has sparked a search in the New York suburbs. The Capitol Theater’s general manager says a stuffed armadillo, beloved by a member of Nelson’s…

Toy armadillo stolen in NY after Nelson concert

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A missing toy armadillo with a connection to Willie Nelson has sparked a search in the New York suburbs. The Capitol Theatre’s general manager says a stuffed armadillo beloved by a member of…

Experts: Girl in adoption dispute needs stability

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Veronica’s entire 4-year-old life has been lived at the center of a protracted custody dispute between her biological Native American father and a couple in South Carolina chosen as adoptive parents by her mother.…

Groups accuse US of human rights abuses in Vieques

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The National Lawyers Guild and other groups have filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights against the U.S. government in a case involving Puerto Ricans living on the island…
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Kan. gov.’s aide rejects Dem comments about court

Sam Brownback's chief spokeswoman says the Kansas Senate's top Democrat has no grounds to suggest the swearing-in of Brownback's chief counsel to the Court of Appeals is being delayed for political reasons.…

2 European ‘drug mules’ plead guilty in Peru court

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Two young British women arrested trying to smuggle 24 pounds of cocaine out of Peru in their luggage pleaded guilty Tuesday to drug trafficking charges and offered details on their co-conspirators, the court said.…