The Los Angeles City Council approved a series of regulations for the cannabis industry Wednesday, capping months of meetings aimed at getting the city's laws in order ahead of the drug becoming legal for recreational sale and use on Jan. 1.
The set of rules were approved with a 12-0 vote and outline who will be able to sell the drug, along with where, when and how it can be sold, grown and distributed. Council President Herb Wesson said he hopes the new laws will be a national model for other cities to follow.
Kevin Kelly, who lost his wife to cancer a mere two weeks prior, endured more heartache as flames from the Skirball Fire in Southern California burned down his home on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. The home had been...
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Life may be about to get easier for people with rich parents. They can thank the Republicans' tax plans.
Part of their prep school tuition could be shielded from taxes. A larger chunk of their inheritances would be free of estate tax. Family-owned businesses they have a stake in could be taxed at a discount. Stock portfolios gifted to them by their parents may keep climbing because of lower corporate tax rates. And their parents could enjoy a bigger child tax credit than poor working families would.
All told, such perks could further widen America's increased wealth gap.
A flurry of lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's decision to chop up two large national monuments in Utah could finally bring an answer to the much-debated question of whether presidents have the legal authority to undo or change monuments created by past presidents.
Until that question is answered months or years from now, the fate of the contested lands in Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments will remain unresolved.
One man inadvertently captured the hearts of thousands of people when he saved a rabbit from the unforgiving Thomas Fire, one of the multiple blazes scorching through Southern California.
Pacoima, California resident Oscar Gonzales was driving through the fire after work when he and his friend both spotted the white rabbit frantically running along the burning freeway. That’s when Gonzales decided to pull over to help the small animal.
"I love animals myself," he said. "I didn’t want the rabbit to go through the fire."