Study seeks answer about marijuana use during pregnancy

Scientist Natalia Kleinhans is leading the study, aiming to recruit 35 pregnant marijuana users and 35 pregnant women who didn’t use pot.

Florida to expand its efforts to hunt down pythons

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state is expanding its efforts to eradicate invasive pythons in the Everglades and is working with the federal government to get snake hunters to remote areas of Big Cypress National Preserve.

Immigration raids conducted at several Mississippi food plants

U.S. immigration officials raided several Mississippi food processing plants on Wednesday, part of an operation carried out by President Donald Trump’s administration that targeted owners and employees.

Puerto Rico high court overturns Pierluisi as governor

The move clears the way for Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez to take up the post after weeks of turmoil. She has said she doesn’t want the job.

2 face murder charges after disabled child knowingly left in car

South Carolina authorities say the mother of a 13-year-old girl and a man living with her are charged with murder after intentionally leaving the disabled child inside a hot car for five hours.

Stocks, bonds slide amid widespread fear of economic slowdown

U.S. stocks fell broadly in afternoon trading Wednesday as central banks cut interest rates and increased fears that global growth is being crimped by the U.S.-China trade war.

 
Dry, breezy weekend in Las Vegas Valley forecast

Wednesday afternoon’s rainfall should be the only precipitation the Las Vegas Valley see over the next few days, according to the National Weather Service.

Former Fed leaders rebuke Trump for attacks on Powell

In a strong rebuke to President Donald Trump, the four living former leaders of the Federal Reserve say that the head of the nation’s central bank should be able to make interest-rate decisions free of political pressure and the threat of being removed or demoted.

Trump greeted by ‘Do something’ rally cry in Dayton

Protesters greeted President Donald Trump’s arrival in Dayton, Ohio, Wednesday, blaming his incendiary rhetoric for inflaming political and racial tensions in the country.

El Paso shooter surrendered with hands up, say police

Police in El Paso, Texas, say the man charged in a weekend mass shooting that left 22 dead surrendered with his hands up to an officer on a motorcycle before he was taken into custody.

Convicted for murder as teen, Cyntoia Brown freed after 13 years

Cyntoia Brown, championed by celebrities as a symbol of unfair sentencing, was released early Wednesday from the Tennessee Prison for Women, where she had been serving a life sentence for killing a man who had picked her up for sex at 16.

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