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Teen marijuana vaping is on the rise, a new report says, threatening to 'undo years of progress' Teen marijuana vaping is on the rise, a new report says, threatening to 'undo years of progress'
Federal data out Wednesday showed a "significant" increase in the number of 8th through 12th grade students vaping marijuana, and a similarly high jump in daily cannabis use by 8th and 10th graders, while alcohol and opioid use continues to plummet. One in five high school seniors vaped marijuana in the last year and 14% vaped it in the last month, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reported...
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Starbucks apologizes for third 'anti police' incident in six months, this time in California Starbucks apologizes for third 'anti police' incident in six months, this time in California
For the third time in less than six months, Starbucks is facing allegations of mistreating law enforcement officers. The Seattle-based chain issued an apology this weekend after two sheriff’s deputies at a Starbucks in Riverside County, California, said they were ignored at a store and left after waiting for around five minutes, possibly more. Sheriff Chad Bianco called attention to the epis...
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'Ground zero' for sea level rise is New Jersey, new climate data suggests 'Ground zero' for sea level rise is New Jersey, new climate data suggests
NEPTUNE, N.J. — Human-made gas emissions are speeding up sea level rise around New Jersey and, in tandem with coastal storms, will cause more frequent flooding for decades to come, according to a new report by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Rutgers University. "Climate change is the single-biggest environmental challenge that we face, not only in New Jersey, but aroun...
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Georgia gains major court victory over Florida in decades-long dispute over Apalachicola Bay water use Georgia gains major court victory over Florida in decades-long dispute over Apalachicola Bay water use
A judge has recommended the Supreme Court side with Georgia over Florida in a decades-long water dispute. The court should reject Florida's request to limit how Georgia uses water from shared rivers, U.S. Circuit Judge Paul Kelly Jr. wrote in a ruling issued Wednesday. Since the 1990s, Florida has alleged Georgia used too much water from the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, hu...
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6 people killed, including a police officer and 3 bystanders, in Jersey City shooting 6 people killed, including a police officer and 3 bystanders, in Jersey City shooting
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Six people were killed – including a police officer and three bystanders – in a raging gun battle Tuesday at three locations in Jersey City, forcing schools into lockdown and rattling nearby residents in the city's second active shooter situation this year. Detective Joseph Seals, a married father of five, was shot near a cemetery and was pronounced dead at a hospital, polic...
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Cold, snow to blast central, eastern U.S. this week; wind chill could drop to -25 Cold, snow to blast central, eastern U.S. this week; wind chill could drop to -25
Get ready to shiver. Some of the coldest air of the season is poised to barrel into portions of the central and eastern U.S. over the next couple of days, forecasters say. "Very cold Arctic air will plunge southward into the northern and central Plains through Monday and into the Great Lakes and Midwest Monday and Tuesday," AccuWeather senior meteorologist Jack Boston said. Some locations...
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Pensacola gunman legally purchased Glock 45 used in shooting, FBI says. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis blames 'federal loophole' Pensacola gunman legally purchased Glock 45 used in shooting, FBI says. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis blames 'federal loophole'
PENSACOLA, Fla. — The handgun used by a Saudi aviation trainee to kill three people and wound eight others at Naval Air Station Pensacola was purchased lawfully in Florida, according to the FBI. At a Sunday news conference, Rachel Rojas, special agent in charge of the Jacksonville Field Office, identified the weapon used in the attack as a 9mm Glock 45 pistol and said the shooter "did purc...
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What we know about the shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida What we know about the shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida
The gunman in a shooting that killed four people and injured several others at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday morning was a Saudi national, according to Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. The FBI has taken the lead in the continuing investigation, though there has been no immediate determination on whether the shooting was terror-related, two sources told USA TODAY. Authorities sai...
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50 million people under winter storm watches, advisories as 'bomb cyclone' storm hits Northeast 50 million people under winter storm watches, advisories as 'bomb cyclone' storm hits Northeast
A winter storm that brought havoc to the Midwest over the Thanksgiving weekend was rolling through the Northeast on Monday, dumping more than a foot of snow in some areas seeing their first measurable snowfall of the season. More than 50 million people remained under winter storm advisories or warnings a week after the historic storm first smashed onto the Pacific Coast as a "bomb cyclone." ...
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Winter storms trigger travel headaches in 30 states; plane slides off taxiway in Buffalo Winter storms trigger travel headaches in 30 states; plane slides off taxiway in Buffalo
An unrelenting winter storm marching east from the Plains and Midwest on Sunday was one of a series of weather calamities facing weary Thanksgiving weekend travelers across the nation making their way home. In the Northeast, a powerful nor'easter was colliding with cold air to trigger the first heavy snow of the year from New Jersey to Boston. AccuWeather senior meteorologist Alan Reppert said ...
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