Marijuana Business Leaders Meet With Beto ORourke On His Legalization Plan

OAKLAND, Calif. ― Hours after Democratic presidential candidate to legalize marijuana and repair the racist injustices of the war on drugs, weed industry leaders met with him here on Thursday to discuss the merits and limits of such proposals. The former Texas congressman hosted a roundtable gathering with about a dozen participants ― mostly people of color ― that included business owners, local officials and community organizers. The discussion touched upon the challenges in creating a legalized marijuana industry nationwide while avoiding America’s ongoing history of racism and the injustices of the capitalist system. “When [weed is legal] at the federal level, and the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries come in, where is the protection for the small businesses and the people …

U.S. Lifts Tariffs On 400 Chinese Products, Trump Wants ‘Complete’ Trade Deal

Trump, speaking to reporters at a White House meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, said the United States was taking in billions of dollars from tariffs imposed on Chinese products, adding that the total would soon reach $100 billion. China agreeing to more agricultural purchases would not be enough, he said. “We’re looking for a complete deal. I’m not looking for a partial deal,” he said, adding that he did not need a deal to happen before the 2020 presidential election. The United States Trade Representative’s office issued three Federal Register notices exempting a wide range of products from tariffs in response to requests from U.S. companies, which argued that the levies would cause economic hardship. Chinese and U.S. negotiators …

Hurricane Humberto moves past Bermuda and leaves most of the island in the dark

(CNN)Bermuda will be feeling only some leftover winds Thursday as Hurricane Humberto keeps moving further into the Atlantic. The island was still feeling the storm’s tropical storm-force winds Thursday morning, which extended 220 miles from the center. After the hurricane’s swipe at the island, the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service reported 17 minor incidents including gas leaks, ninemedical incidents and three structural fires that were not serious, the government said. Bermuda rarely sees storms asbig and powerful as Humberto. Only 21 hurricanes have passed within 100 miles of the Atlantic Ocean paradise over the past century, with Hurricane Gonzalo in 2014 being the last to make landfall there. As the spinner continues over the ocean, it’s expected to impact parts …

Trump blitzes into California for major $15M fundraising push, irritating celebrities, activists

President Donald Trump boarding Air Force One in Albuquerque on his way to California on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) About 100 protesters lined the road about a mile from Trump’s luncheon site in Portola Valley, with demonstrators inflating giant Baby Trump and Trump Chicken balloons. Trump, for his part, tweeted a cheery message as he departed New Mexico on Tuesday to fly to the state: “Just departed New Mexico for California, where we are delivering results!” The tweet included statistics about the state’s unemployment rate and job creation. TRUMP OR WARREN? FIGHT ERUPTS OVER WHO HAS THE BIGGER CROWD SIZES Talking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Trump got in some fresh digs about the state’s problem with homelessness, saying, …

3 Original Board Members Leave Womens March

Co-chairs Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Bob Bland stepped down from their positions on the national organization’s board on July 15, the report said, but the announcement was formally made this week. Media scrutinized Mallory after she attended a February 2018 event keynoted by Minister Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam. Following reports, several Women’s March members — including the founder Theresa Shook— and supporting organizations In addition to criticism from within their organization, Mallory, Sarsour and Perez have also faced vicious attacks from conservatives aiming to paint them as threats to the United States. With the co-chairs resigning, the Women’s March announced 16 incoming board members, which include women of various faiths from across the country. …

Girl ‘would have lived if 999 call was escalated’

GP Nicola Leeson, who assessed Ffion, said she had recently received training in requesting ambulances to GP surgeries and had been given a specialist number. She said she made the first call at 14:24 GMT but was told she needed to dial 999. Related Topics Welsh Ambulance Service Pontypridd Cardiff Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Two arrested at Heathrow over drone protest

A large police presence has been seen around the airport, where the dispersal order will be in place until 04:30 on Sunday. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor said: “We are really clear that [flying drones] is unlawful, it is a criminal offence, and anybody who turns up expecting to fly drones in that exclusion zone will be arrested.” The Met made seven pre-emptive arrests on Thursday, when officers caught suspected would-be drone pilots, including Extinction Rebellion co-founder, Roger Hallam, ahead of the planned action. Image copyright Met Police Image caption Met Police said it had put in place a 5km dispersal zone order around Heathrow to protect safety at the airport Heathrow Airport confirmed its runways were open adding it …

Historic towns to benefit from 95m boost named

Towns and cities had to bid for the £95m funding, which was first announced in May. The announcement comes after figures showed that about 16 shops a day closed in the first half of the year as retailers restructure their businesses and more shopping moves online. Lisa Hooker, consumer markets leader at PwC which was behind the research, said retailers had to invest more in making stores “relevant to today’s consumers”, but added that “new and different types of operators” needed encouragement to fill vacant space. ‘Wider regeneration’ The government said the money would “support wider regeneration” in the 69 successful areas by attracting future commercial investment. “Our nation’s heritage is one of our great calling cards to the world, …

Man Trump Called ‘My African American’ Ditches GOP To Run For Congress

Now, more than 2 1/2 years into Trump’s presidency, that man, Gregory Cheadle is abandoning the Republican Party to run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2020. “PBS NewsHour” published Thursday. After 18 years in the party, he told the news program, he believes Republicans are using Black men like him as “political pawns” in their “pro-white” agenda. Cheadle didn’t say where he’ll run, but cornerstone of his presidency and campaign. He also Cheadle said Trump crossed the line for him when the president attacked the city of Baltimore and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) earlier this summer. Cheadle, who is from Redding, California, “They were sidestepping the people of color issue and saying that, ‘No, it’s …

Purdue Pharma and attorneys for thousands of opioids cases have a preliminary proposed settlement

(CNN)Purdue Pharma has reached a preliminary proposed settlement with multiple state, local and tribal governments that accuse the company of helping to drive the opioid crisis, officials said. But many attorney generals are opposing it and say the fight is not over. “AG (Dave) Yost continues to fight to get resources for those impacted statewide and has been actively involved in the negotiations,” he added. Details of the proposed settlement involving many entities, including Native American tribes, were not immediately available. Paul Farrell, an attorney representing the plaintiffs in the multi-district litigation, acknowledged to CNN that the deal isn’t final. “We recognize a lot of work needs to be done but we feel good progress has and will continue to …

Jets Fans Beg For Carli Lloyd After Kicker Sucks In Opening Loss

New York Jets fans on Sunday urged their team to sign soccer star The Gang Green faithful lit up Twitter after Jets kicker Kaare Vedvik Lloyd, who recently won her second straight World Cup with the U.S. women’s team, caught the NFL’s attention last month when she handle the pressure of the NFL and could learn a shorter kick approach to save time. H/T  RELATED… Carli Lloyd Shuts Down Doubts That She Could Be An NFL Kicker Watch Carli Lloyd Kick A 55-Yard Field Goal At An NFL Practice REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.

‘I’ve got a mortgage, a house, a car – we’re not trouble’

Image copyright Ghani Image caption Ghani fled two wars in Kuwait and Syria before resettling in Huddersfield Fleeing a war-torn country once is bad enough, but to experience it a second time round was even more traumatic for 37-year-old Ghani. Image caption The 37-year-old professional barber has dreams of opening a “barber academy” Ghani fled to Lebanon with his mum and three sisters, one of whom has severe learning disabilities, and lived there for three years before uprooting to Huddersfield in 2016. “I feel 19 July 2016 was like my new birthday. I had a new life. “I don’t care what people say about Huddersfield, it’s safe and I feel at home.” Ghani, who has dreams of opening a “barber …

Jet skiers saved 100 people trapped in flooded homes in the Bahamas

(CNN)Waters rose, beating against the house as a family of three hunkered on the second floor. Hour by hour, they checked the staircase to see how many steps had been lost to the water. The jet skis could not carry the weight of the three rescuers and the family of three. After capsizing twice, Pintard stayed behind, able to float over to a spot where he could stand. When the jet skis came back for Pintard, the family saw the scope of the rescue missions on the island of Grand Bahama, which was ravaged by the hurricane. Jensen Burrows and d’Sean Smith, as well as a dozen other jet skiers, were able to rescue 100 people that day. It’s a …

Now a post-tropical cyclone, Dorian makes landfall in Novia Scotia

(CNN)Dorian has left the United States but is still causing trouble The hurricane center transitioned the storm from a hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone earlier on Saturday. The loss of its hurricane status refers to the fact that it no longer has a warm core, CNN meteorologist Gene Norman explained, but Dorian is still a low-pressure system. “While the change in classification is technical, the fact of the matter is it’s still a dangerous situation and people in the area should not let their guard down,” Norman said. Kelly Henneberry, a resident of Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, had her bags packed and ready to go in case of a mandatory evacuation order. As of Saturday afternoon, there was just a …