How's Ohio's medical marijuana industry, four years later?
How's Ohio's medical marijuana industry, four years later?
In early August, more than 460,000 motorcycle enthusiasts converged on Sturgis, S.D., for a 10-day celebration where few wore facial coverings or practiced social distancing. A month later, researchers have found that thousands have been sickened across the nation, leading them to brand the Sturgis rally a “superspreader” event. “The Sturgis Rally was one of the largest in-person gatherings since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States,” said Joseph J. Sabia, one of the study's authors, a professor of economics and the director of the Center for Health Economics & Policy Studies at San Diego State University.
A 12-year-old Black boy was suspended from school and visited by the sheriff's office after he was seen holding a toy gun in his online class, multiple reports say. A teacher saw Isaiah Elliott, who had been playing with a friend, and notified school officials after she wasn't sure whether or not it was a toy, according to the sheriff's report. Elliott's father told Fox 5 San Diego that as an African American it was "frightening and upsetting" to have law enforcement arrive over the issue.
A South Carolina police chief was stabbed in the face with an ice pick when he answered his door, officials say. Franco Fuda was in his Charleston-area home — on-duty, putting on equipment and wearing his uniform — when he heard someone knock on Monday, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office said in an incident report. That's when Fuda, chief of the Bonneau Police Department, saw a man in his front yard who had been on a “trespass notice” for his property, the report said.
A day after President Donald Trump accused the U.S. military brass of wanting to fight wars to keep weapons makers happy, the Army's top general said on Tuesday leaders of the armed forces would recommend sending troops into combat only when it is in American national security interests or as a last resort. Asked about Trump's Monday criticism of Pentagon leaders, U.S. Army Chief of Staff General James McConville declined to comment directly on it, saying the military should remain out of politics, especially close to an election. "Many of these leaders have sons and daughters that serve in the military, many of these leaders have sons and daughters who have gone to combat or may be in combat right now," McConville, who Trump appointed to his post, said during an online forum hosted by Defense One, a media organization focusing on the U.S. military.
A California family used a pyrotechnic device for a gender reveal party, which sparked a massive fire on Saturday that burned more than 7,000 acres. In October, a grandmother died at a gender reveal party in Iowa when a piece of debris struck her in the head. Chahinian said he doesn't know any LGBTQ people who have hosted gender reveal parties because they reinforce labels that stifle individuals like him.
Eighty years at the bottom of the sea. The wreckage of a German warship, the Karlsruhe, has been discovered off the coast of Norway, eight decades after it was sunk in a World War Two battle. The cruiser was first detected in 2017, just 50 feet from a subsea power cable that has been operating since 1977.
The family who set off a firework during a gender-reveal gathering that sparked a huge blaze in southern California could face charges and multi-millon dollar fines, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) has said. Cal Fire confirmed in a statement on Sunday evening that the El Dorado blaze in Yucaipa — which officials say has torn through some 8,600 acres of land and was only 7 per cent contained on Monday — was started by a smoke generating "pyrotechnic device", used during “a gender-reveal party”. Gender-reveal parties are gatherings where parents expecting a baby hold an event to reveal its sex to family and close friends.
The chief of the Rochester Police Department announced he would resign Tuesday following the release of shocking footage of the March death of a 41-year-old Black man in police custody. La'Ron Singletary leaves the department after 20 years under heavy scrutiny over the death of Daniel Prude. He said earlier this week he would not depart his position.
Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled their latest coronavirus relief bill proposal as negotiations between the White House and Democratic leaders flounder. The GOP's funding package is estimated to cost around $500 billion, well below the $2.2 trillion CARES Act that passed in March, and there aren't too many surprises in it — the bill wouldn't provide any direct payments to individuals and it would halve the weekly unemployment boost that expired in July. It does include additional money for the Payroll Protection Program and liability protections for schools and businesses amid efforts to reopen during the pandemic.
A Wisconsin priest who condemned Catholic Democrats has the support of a Texas bishop. Father James Altman, pastor of St. James the Less Catholic Church, lashed out at Father James Martin, who participated in the Democratic National Convention. In a 10-minute video posted to YouTube, Altman called the priest a “hyper, confusing spreading heretic” and had harsh words toward Democrats.
Getty/Thomas Patterson Graphic video was posted on Twitter on Labor Day by Oregon Public Broadcasting. "Hundreds of pro-Trump demonstrators gathered in Oregon City on Labor Day for a planned vehicle rally," Jonathan Levinson and Sergio Olmos reported. "The rally's organizers did not lead the caravan into Portland, as happened at the previous week's event.
In a year where fires in the United States and Australia have already set devastating records, scientists are seeing more devastating fire issues in the Arctic Circle. Wildfires primarily in Russia's Sakha Republic have caused a spike in carbon dioxide emissions this year when compared to 2019, according to the World Wildlife Federation. Wildfires early in the season are believed to have been sparked by "zombie fires," which burned underground during the winter, the agency reported.
For the first time, a Black woman will lead Kentucky's Louisville Metro Police Department, which has been been heavily criticized since officers fatally shot Breonna Taylor in March. Mayor Greg Fischer announced on Monday that Yvette Gentry will serve as interim chief of the department, according to The Courier-Journal. Gentry is a former Louisville Metro Police deputy chief who retired from the force in 2014.
The sun may be setting on Democrats' hopes of picking up Florida. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has seemingly lost his advantage over President Trump in the crucial swing state of Florida, an NBC News/Marist poll released Tuesday found. A lot of that shift seemingly stems from Florida's Latino voters, who have gone from resoundingly supporting Hillary Clinton in 2016 to actually tipping in Trump's favor this time around, the poll showed.
When Golda Barton called 911 on Friday for help calming down her 13-year-old son, who is on the autism spectrum, she expected a crisis team to de-escalate the situation. Barton says her son has injuries to his shoulder, both ankles, intestines and bladder. “He's a small child,” Barton said, according to the station.
The case of a retired French couple who sold their house to settle into a Riviera villa only to find that it was occupied by a family, leaving them “homeless”, has triggered public outrage and calls to change the country's squatting laws. Henri and Marie-Thérèse Kaloustian, both 75, were looking forward to a peaceful retirement by the sea after selling their home in Lyon, southeastern France. After receiving threats from the father, they contacted the local gendarmerie who refused to throw the family out without a court order, reportedly telling the couple: “Sorry, squatters have all the rights.”
President Bashar al Assad said on Monday he wanted to expand business ties with Russia to help Damascus cope with new U.S. sanctions on Syria's already crippled economy that threaten to undermine military gains achieved with Moscow's help. Assad spoke during a meeting in Damascus with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The Russian foreign minister told a televised news conference that Syria needed international help to rebuild its economy.
Two women who had lodged sexual abuse complaints against Nobel Peace Prize laureate and two-time Costa Rican President Oscar Arias have withdrawn those complaints. The decision to drop the complaints means that a court could drop the charges, given that it appears prosecutors have no other evidence to rely on in the case. Rafael Rodríguez, a lawyer for former Miss Costa Rica Yasmín Morales, who filed one of the complaints, said he could not comment on the decision to drop it.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Naked except for “spit hoods” in a reference to the killing of Daniel Prude, several protesters sat outside Rochester's police headquarters Monday morning to push for police accountability. Six naked or nearly naked protesters – some with Black Lives Matter written across their backs – sat silently on the street facing Rochester's Public Safety Building on a rainy, chilly Monday morning. They wore "spit hoods," the mesh fabric bag that Rochester police used on Prude on March 23.
The influencer Charly Jordan posted a tearful TikTok on Sunday in which she said she'd tested positive for COVID-19 when she arrived in Rwanda. The travel influencer said that people in hazmat suits had "dragged" her away from her friends when the test came back after a few days and that she was put in isolation in a hotel room. "I'm not with anyone I know, and I'm in f---ing Rwanda, Africa, and I don't know how long I'm going to be here, and they won't tell me anything," she said.