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Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — MJ was a tiny, black-haired girl, just 5 years old, when her father admitted to his bishop that he was sexually abusing her.
Rapper Mystikal, accused of rape, denied bond by judge

Rapper Mystikal, accused of rape, denied bond by judge

GONZALES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana judge has refused to set any bond for rapper Mystikal, who is accused of raping and choking a woman at his home outside Baton Rouge.
Arkansas panel rejects recreational marijuana ballot measure

Arkansas panel rejects recreational marijuana ballot measure

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The State Board of Election Commissioners on Wednesday blocked a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana from appearing on Arkansas' ballot this fall.
Cannabis company Tilray signs distribution agreement with Southern Glazer's

Cannabis company Tilray signs distribution agreement with Southern Glazer's

NEW YORK — Tilray Brands Inc. says its wellness division has signed a distribution agreement with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.
Price matching, loyalty programs adding to race for lowest cannabis prices

Price matching, loyalty programs adding to race for lowest cannabis prices

TORONTO — It's hard to miss the smattering of cannabis store signs aiming to lure in customers with deep discounts and flashy membership programs along the stretch of Front Street East leading to Toronto's St. Lawrence Market.
Ex-WNBA star Lauren Jackson savors each day of her comeback

Ex-WNBA star Lauren Jackson savors each day of her comeback

NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Jackson is savoring every minute of her basketball comeback even though the battle-tested Australian hoops icon knows she can't do things that once captivated fans before retiring from the sport six years ago.
Russia brands Ukrainian steel plant defenders terrorists

Russia brands Ukrainian steel plant defenders terrorists

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia’s Supreme Court declared Ukraine’s Azov Regiment a terrorist organization Tuesday, a move that could lead to terror charges against some of the captured fighters who made their last stand inside Mariupol's shattered steel
Utah man accused of causing wildfire by burning a spider

Utah man accused of causing wildfire by burning a spider

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man has been arrested on accusations he started a wildfire while trying to burn a spider with his lighter.
Fewer people buying pot from unlicensed shops last year than in 2018: B.C. study

Fewer people buying pot from unlicensed shops last year than in 2018: B.C. study

VANCOUVER — A new study shows the number of consumers who turned to unlicensed stores to purchase cannabis has dropped by almost 40 per cent between 2018 and 2021.
Feds target US companies caught in lucrative shark fin trade

Feds target US companies caught in lucrative shark fin trade

MIAMI (AP) — It's one of the seafood industry's most gruesome hunts.