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    Test results for legal marijuana in California

    California began strict product testing for legal marijuana on July 1 and through Aug. 29 there were 10,695 samples tested and 1,904 failed, according to the state Bureau of Cannabis Control. Here are the findings:REASONS FOR FAILURE (Some...

    By The Associated Press|

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    Many California marijuana products failing safety tests

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 20 percent of all the marijuana products tested in California for potency and purity have failed.That's according to state data provided to The Associated Press.California started testing on July 1. In the first two...

    By Michael R. Blood, Associated Press|

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    Law aims to resist court order to repay mortgage fund

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday that attempts to circumvent a court order requiring the state to pay back $331 million to a special fund related to the mortgage crisis.The bill concerns a 2012...

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    A look at California's plan to get carbon-free electricity

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation putting California on a path toward getting all its electricity from carbon-free sources. Electricity is responsible for 16 percent of California's greenhouse gas emissions.HOW WE GOT...

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    Poll: Teens say social media makes them feel better

    NEW YORK (AP) — Today's teens are always on their smartphones, many check social media "constantly" and prefer texting over face-to-face communication.But a new poll finds that these same teens also say that social media has a positive effect on...

    By Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer|

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    Expert panel calls for sweeping election security measures

    BOSTON (AP) — An expert panel of the National Academy of Sciences called for fundamental reforms to ensure the integrity of the U.S. election system, which is handicapped by antiquated technology and under stress from foreign destabilization...

    By Frank Bajak, AP Cybersecurity Writer|

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    California utility proposes wildfire safety measures

    A California utility plans to replace 3,400 miles of overhead power lines with insulated wire to reduce the risk of them sparking when hit by tree limbs or other objects, the company announced Monday.Southern California Edison aims to replace the...

    By The Associated Press|

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    The Latest: Tribes say Trump illegally approved oil pipeline

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit over the Keystone XL Pipeline (all times local):4:10 p.m.Native American tribes in Montana and South Dakota say the Trump administration approved the Keystone XL oil pipeline without fully...

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    Judge appoints bank trustee for Hawaiian heiress' millions

    HONOLULU (AP) — A judge has ruled that a 92-year-old Native Hawaiian heiress doesn't have sufficient mental capacity to manage her $215-million trust.The judge is appointing First Hawaiian Bank to serve as her trustee and is removing the attorney...

    By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press|

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    Pipeline owner blames explosion on 'earth movement'

    ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — A pipeline owner is blaming "earth movement" amid heavy rains for an early morning methane gas explosion in Pennsylvania that destroyed one home, prompted evacuation of others and closed an interstate.No injuries were...

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