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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, Lauren Silberman, 29, hangs marijuana after harvesting at Michael Monarch's southern Oregon marijuana grow, in Ashland, Ore. Oregon will require cultivators growing outdoor marijuana for general use to notify the state when they plan to harvest. The rule that takes effect Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, is intended to prevent marijuana from being diverted out-of-state to the black market after pressure from federal officials. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, File)
August 31, 2018 - 10:55 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Before Matthew Miller harvests marijuana this fall from his fields in southern Oregon, he'll have to notify the state for the first time ever — a process that could bring inspectors to make sure none of his pot is being illegally diverted. The new harvest notification policy,...
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FILE -In this June 12, 2014 file photo, natural gas is burned off near pumps in Watford City, N.D. As Trump rolls back some Obama-era rules on climate-changing methane pollution, Colorado officials say their regulations have reduced oil field leaks. A report released Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, shows required state inspections helped find and repair 73,000 methane leaks over three years. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
August 31, 2018 - 10:50 am
DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration is rolling back some U.S. regulations on climate-changing methane pollution, calling them expensive and burdensome, but Colorado says its rules are working — and they have industry support. Energy companies have found and repaired about 73,000 methane leaks...
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August 31, 2018 - 10:36 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Thousands of Northeast dairy farmers are receiving their share of a $50 million settlement, nearly nine years after the farmers filed a class-action lawsuit against a national dairy marketing cooperative. Dairy farmers of America this week paid an average of $4,000 to nearly...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, foreground left, is welcomed by Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential palace in Abuja, Nigeria, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is wrapping up a three-day Africa visit in Nigeria with a meeting between the leaders of Europe's and Africa's largest economies that is likely to focus on migration. (AP Photo/Azeez Akunleyan)
August 31, 2018 - 9:37 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday was wrapping up a three-day Africa visit in Nigeria with a meeting between the leaders of Europe's and Africa's largest economies focusing on migration. Merkel has been traveling with nearly a dozen German CEOs in Senegal and Ghana,...
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August 31, 2018 - 9:18 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's economy eked out some growth in the second quarter of the year despite a crippling nationwide truckers' strike. The government's IBGE statistics agency said Friday that gross domestic product was up 0.2 percent in the April-June period compared to the previous three-month...
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FILE -In this June 12, 2014 file photo, natural gas is burned off near pumps in Watford City, N.D. As Trump rolls back some Obama-era rules on climate-changing methane pollution, Colorado officials say their regulations have reduced oil field leaks. A report released Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, shows required state inspections helped find and repair 73,000 methane leaks over three years. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
August 31, 2018 - 9:17 am
DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration is rolling back some U.S. regulations on climate-changing methane pollution, calling them expensive and burdensome, but Colorado says its rules are working — and they have industry support. Energy companies have found and repaired about 73,000 methane leaks...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, foreground left, is welcomed by Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential palace in Abuja, Nigeria, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is wrapping up a three-day Africa visit in Nigeria with a meeting between the leaders of Europe's and Africa's largest economies that is likely to focus on migration. (AP Photo/Azeez Akunleyan)
August 31, 2018 - 8:33 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday was wrapping up a three-day Africa visit in Nigeria with a meeting between the leaders of Europe's and Africa's largest economies focusing on migration. Merkel has been traveling with nearly a dozen German CEOs in Senegal and Ghana,...
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August 31, 2018 - 8:21 am
MADRID (AP) — A divisive debate over the legal status of prostitution has reignited in Spain after the country's staunchly feminist government was embarrassed to find out that it had approved the country's first sex workers' union. Women's rights groups and policymakers have long been divided over...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2013 file photo, the interior of the original Costa Coffee shop in London's Vauxhall Bridge Road, which was opened in 1978 by brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa and is now closed. Coca-Cola is buying the Costa coffee brand from British firm Whitbread for 3.9 billion pounds ($5.1 billion) in cash, a deal that will see the soft drinks company plug a big hole in its portfolio, it was reported on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (John Stillwell/PA via AP, File)
August 31, 2018 - 8:12 am
LONDON (AP) — Coca-Cola is hoping for a caffeine-fueled boost with the acquisition of British coffee chain Costa. Costa is Britain's biggest coffee company, with over 2,400 coffee shops in the U.K. and another 1,400 in more than 30 countries, including around 460 in China, its second-biggest market...
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August 31, 2018 - 7:10 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — It could be summer time all year long for countries in the European Union. The European Commission decided Friday it will push the EU parliament and member states to ditch the system of twice-yearly changes to the time following a citizens' consultation. European Commission...
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