WASHINGTON — The new year brings a host of state laws that take effect starting Monday, from making marijuana more accessible to requiring paid family leave. Retail sales of marijuana for recreational use are now legal in California.
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SLIDELL, La. — A 67-year-old Louisiana man swindled people out of thousands of dollars as a middleman in a “Nigerian prince” internet scam, according to police. Michael Neu, of Slidell, Louisiana, is facing 269 counts of wire fraud and one count of money laundering.
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HURON, Ohio — An Ohio man’s tongue-in-cheek obituary blames the winless Cleveland Browns for contributing to his demise. The football team was 1-15 last season and 0-16 this year following Sunday’s finale in Pittsburgh, where the Browns lost 24-28 to the Steelers.
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DENVER — Authorities in Colorado say a number of deputies from a sheriff’s office in suburban Denver have been wounded. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said via its Twitter account that a major highway south of the city was shut down Sunday.
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The new year will begin with a “careful evaluation” of how the federal judicial system handles sexual misconduct allegations, Supreme Court Justice John Roberts said Sunday.
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New York City police on Saturday released the names of seven more victims killed in a fast-moving fire in the Bronx that killed 12 people, including a 7-month-old baby and a teenage girl.
Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/police-identify-remaining-7-victims-deadly-bronx-apartment-fire-n833681
Houston may have averted a tragedy after a drunk, belligerent man was found to have an arsenal of guns in his hotel room as the venue was preparing for a big New Year’s Eve celebration.
Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/police-find-stash-weapons-houston-hotel-room-after-drunk-guest-n833716
Debbie Gillespie Stephenson just wants to rebuild her house, which was destroyed by the raging waters of Hurricane Harvey’s historic flooding.
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A Virginia man was arrested Friday on suspicion of trying to destroy evidence as authorities investigated him for allegedly supporting the Islamic State terror group and expressing an interest in carrying out an attack in the United States. Court documents say Sean Andrew Duncan, a U.S.
Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/virginia-man-arrested-isis-investigation-fbi-says-n833656
At least 12 people were killed in a fire Thursday night at an apartment building in the Bronx, New York City, in what Mayor Bill de Blasio called the worst fire tragedy in the city in a quarter-century.
Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/12-dead-including-1-year-old-new-york-city-apartment-n833386