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Push is on to drop marijuana ban in IL

Push is on to drop marijuana ban in IL This would be at a tax rate of 50-dollars per ounce at the wholesale level. The Marijuana Policy Project estimates that the revenues derived from the legal cannabis industry could generate between $349 million and $699 million annually for the state. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Rules Garment Design Elements Copyrightable

Supreme Court Rules Garment Design Elements Copyrightable And that can be copyrighted. The district court found that the designs were not protectable because they could not be separated from the utilitarian goal of identifying the garments as cheerleading uniforms. The 6-2 ruling is a victory for Varsity Brands LLC, the world's largest cheerleading-uniform company. Susan Scafidi, a professor at Fordham University and founder of the Fashion Law Institut... [Full Article...]

Republicans may tweak AHCA to garner more support

Republicans may tweak AHCA to garner more support Moreover, these tax credits would go to all individuals without regard to need (except for high-income individuals.) If the goal of these tax credits is to ensure that all Americans have access to health care , wouldn't it make more sense to channel this assistance to families with greater financial needs? He apparently got them - but, in Aderholt's case, only after Trump told him that his ... [Full Article...]

Wolf puts National Guard, travel limits in place for snow

Wolf puts National Guard, travel limits in place for snow He also announced that state Department of Transportation and Turnpike Commission will restrict speeds on interstates and some large commercial vehicular travel. Wolf says motorists are strongly encouraged to delay all unnecessary travel. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning from 8 p.m. [Full Article...]

Hayatou Out as CAF President, FIFA Vice President

Hayatou Out as CAF President, FIFA Vice President The election did not only witness Ahmad taking over African football as CAF President, but there was also a change of CAF's Executive Committee (EC) members that saw the president of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), Musa Hassan Bility, being elected as one of CAF's new EC members. [Full Article...]

US Weekly Jobless Claims Show Modest Decrease

US Weekly Jobless Claims Show Modest Decrease Unemployment claims are a proxy for layoffs. U.S. initial jobless claims declined slightly to 241,000 in the week ending March 11th from 243,000 the previous week and the latest figure was very close to consensus forecasts of 240,000. In January 2016, the unemployment rate was 5.6 percent. Previously, the December rate was reported at 5.4 percent. Worth added that the number of job opening... [Full Article...]

USDA uncovers new findings on Tennessee avian flu breakout

USDA uncovers new findings on Tennessee avian flu breakout He said to avoid poultry exhibitions, shows, sales at fairs, festivals, flea market or auctions. This H7N9 strain is of North American wild bird lineage and is the same strain of avian influenza that was previously confirmed in Tennessee. The U.S. has the strongest AI surveillance program in the world and USDA is working with its partners to actively look for the disease in commercial poultry oper... [Full Article...]

Pound unmoved by Sturgeon's push for second Scottish referendum

Pound unmoved by Sturgeon's push for second Scottish referendum A second Scottish independence referendum could take place 18 months to two years from now, she said. "Instead of playing politics with the future of our country the Scottish government should focus on delivering good government and public services to the people of Scotland . [Full Article...]

George North's two tries drive Wales past Ireland in thundering win

George North's two tries drive Wales past Ireland in thundering win Nevertheless, his performance will be scrutinised in great detail by those in Ireland following the final whistle on Friday night. The guys talk about Nigel Owens, Ireland-Wales, Anthony Foley and Prince William, seriously, tap play below to listen. [Full Article...]

All branches of United States military reportedly involved in nude-photo sharing

All branches of United States military reportedly involved in nude-photo sharing The Marine Corps veteran who first reported the scandal is now receiving death threats. Neller said Friday that less than 10 victims have officially come forward to the Marines, though he acknowledged The War Horse reported about 30 victims. [Full Article...]

Joseph returns for England against Scotland

Joseph returns for England against Scotland They are on a 13-game winning run at home to Scotland. The unspoken message this week, accordingly, is that England can not bank on retaining their title unless they harden up mentally, crank up the intensity and bristle a little more. "Ben Te'o can play No12, he's an exceptional player, so there's no risk for us". However, they will need to show a marked improvement from their last outing aga... [Full Article...]

Scientists issue new natural disaster warning

Scientists issue new natural disaster warning Finer mapping of the region showed that the faults are actually closely connected, according to a study in in the Journal of Geophysical Research . The last major natural disaster on the Newport-Inglewood/Rose Canyon fault was the 1933 magnitude 6.4 quake in Long Beach, which killed 115 people and spurred changes in, among other things, school construction. [Full Article...]

African-Americans seven times more likely to be wrongfully convicted

African-Americans seven times more likely to be wrongfully convicted These were mostly drug cases but also some child sex abuse cases. Part of that disparity is tied to the race of the victim. This year researchers made a decision to go back over its entire history of reporting exonerations dating back to 1989 to examine the role of race in wrongful convictions. [Full Article...]

Ames under tornado watch through Monday

Ames under tornado watch through Monday The preliminary findings indicated that the tornado was rated an EF-2, which indicates winds reached between 111 and 135 miles per hour. A storm survey team from the National Weather Service confirmed that two tornadoes made brief touchdown near Knoxville on Monday night. [Full Article...]

Facebook is testing out a dislike button in Messenger, user reports

Facebook is testing out a dislike button in Messenger, user reports The option is being tested alongside others as part of a small experiment the brand is running which allows users to share an emoji for individual messages in a chat thread. The apparent testing of the new feature fits with long-running speculation that a similar function for the main site may also be on the way. A symbol for the thumb down have some users discovered in a beta-version of the F... [Full Article...]

Misuse of Hand Sanitizer Linked to Poisoning Cases in Kids

Misuse of Hand Sanitizer Linked to Poisoning Cases in Kids The idea of how you are just a drop away from disinfecting yourself from the layer of germs that surround you and your child has made hand sanitisers one of the most common fixture in everybody's daily routine. Still, it's not good. Possible contributing factors to a recent rise of this trend is that most schools have installed gel hand sanitizer dispensers. [Full Article...]

Vets remove over 900 coins from stomach of turtle called 'Bank'

Vets remove over 900 coins from stomach of turtle called 'Bank' Many wish for good fortune when they toss coins into a fountain but little did they know the pain they caused for one sea turtle. The weight of the money cracked the tortoise's ventral shell, sparking a life-threatening infection. But for one sea turtle, the tradition has brought nothing but misfortune. 'I felt angry that humans, whether or not they meant to do it or if they did it without th... [Full Article...]

CDC: Zika-infected mothers 20 times more at risk for birth defects

Infants whose mothers were infected with Zika virus had rates of birth defects that were 20-times higher than those born in the years just prior to the epidemic, according to a new study . Brain abnormalities, including microcephaly, were the most common conditions reported. After Zika spread throughout the Americas, the CDC began tracking the number of pregnant women in the United States who ... [Full Article...]

Schools celebrate Seuss on Thursday

Schools celebrate Seuss on Thursday Read Across America is an nation-wide event established by the National Education Association. "The kids are so excited", she said. The book was a favorite of her son, who is now 20, she said. Even KRCR's own Mike Mangas started his day at Manzanita to read to a room full of three and four-year-olds. The Cat in the Hat will read a story and pose for photographs. [Full Article...]

More Flu Deaths Reported in NC Last Week

There was a decrease in the number of hospitalizations in the last week; 105 people were hospitalized with the flu virus between February 22 and 28. Some county health directors do not publicly report flu deaths, citing patient privacy policies or state DHHS directives. [Full Article...]