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California calls pot smoke, THC a risk to moms-to-be

California calls pot smoke, THC a risk to moms-to-be

LOS ANGELES — A California panel voted Wednesday to declare marijuana smoke and the drug's high-producing chemical — THC — a risk to pregnant women and their developing fetuses and require warning labels for products legally sold in the nation's larg

Fed leaves low rates alone and foresees no moves in 2020

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rate alone Wednesday and signalled that it expects to keep low rates unchanged through next year.
Saudi stock offering creates world's most valuable company

Saudi stock offering creates world's most valuable company

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabian oil company Aramco surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable public company Wednesday when its shares made their debut on the Saudi stock exchange, part of an ambitious shift away from the very fossil fuels the
$1M bail for teen charged in Wisconsin school officer attack

$1M bail for teen charged in Wisconsin school officer attack

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Niger army spokesman: Jihadist attack kills 71 soldiers

NIAMEY, Niger — About 100 Islamic militants ambushed an army camp in western Niger, a military spokesman said late Wednesday, killing at least 71 soldiers in the deadliest attack on the West African country’s forces in years.
A$AP Rocky to perform in Stockholm months after conviction

A$AP Rocky to perform in Stockholm months after conviction

STOCKHOLM — A$AP Rocky is back in Sweden. The American rapper is set to perform late Wednesday in Stockholm, where he was convicted of assault in August over a street brawl.
Thunberg 'a bit surprised' to be Time Person of the Year

Thunberg 'a bit surprised' to be Time Person of the Year

MADRID — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she was surprised and honoured Wednesday to be named Time’s youngest Person of the Year, while adding that others in the global movement she helped inspire deserve to share the accolade.
Fed leaves low rates alone and foresees no moves in 2020

Fed leaves low rates alone and foresees no moves in 2020

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rate alone Wednesday and signalled that it expects to keep low rates unchanged through next year. The Fed's decision follows three rate cuts earlier this year.
Afghan bomber hits medical facility near US base, 2 killed

Afghan bomber hits medical facility near US base, 2 killed

KABUL — A powerful suicide bombing targeted an under-construction medical facility Wednesday near Bagram Air Base, the main American base north of Afghanistan's capital, the U.S. military and Afghan officials said.
Nobel winner Handke not welcome in Sarajevo and Kosovo

Nobel winner Handke not welcome in Sarajevo and Kosovo

SARAJEVO, Bosnia — Nobel Literature Prize laureate Peter Handke was on Wednesday proclaimed persona non-grata in the Bosnian capital and in Kosovo for his apologist views toward Serb war crimes during the wars in the 1990s.