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Former California Mayor Indicted in Bribery Scheme

PALM SPRINGS — A grand jury has indicted the former mayor of Palm Springs in a public corruption case that alleges he took $375,000 in bribes from real estate developers. Former mayor Stephen Philip Pougnet could be barred for life from holding public offic...

Food Fight: Company Says It Owns ‘Taco Tuesday’

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — "Taco Tuesday" may be a well-known term for a themed dinner night out or at home, but as restaurants across the U.S. have learned, it's also trademarked. Wyoming-based Taco John's — which has nearly 400 locations in 23 states — put its lega...

Hidden in Plain Sight: California Illegal Pot Market Booming

LOS ANGELES — California's struggling legal cannabis industry is expected to grow this year to $3.1 billion, but it remains outmatched by a thriving illegal market ripe with bargains, a report concluded Thursday. Consumers are spending roughly $3 in the sta...

Tlaib Declines to Visit West Bank, Citing Israeli Conditions

JERUSALEM — Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Friday she would not visit her grandmother in the occupied West Bank, despite being granted an Israeli permit on humanitarian grounds, saying Israel's "oppressive" conditions aimed to humiliate her. Israel barr...
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