LAWMAKERS DELAY MASS. POT LAW
boston» The Legislature approved a six-month delay of several key provisions in the state’s new recreational marijuana law, including the licensing of pot shops, angering backers of the voter-approved measure. The action by lawmakers likely pushes back the timetable for opening retail marijuana stores from the beginning of 2018 until the middle of that year.
Second flight recorder recovered from Black Sea crash site B
moscow» Search teams on Wednesday recovered another flight recorder from a military plane that crashed in the Black Sea, killing all 92 people aboard, the Defense Ministry said. The first flight recorder was found the previous day and experts have started analyzing its data.
Fish oil pills for pregnant moms may cut asthma risk in kids. Children
whose moms took high doses of fish oil during their last three months of pregnancy were less likely to develop chronic wheezing problems or asthma by age 5, finds a study that suggests a possible way to help prevent this growing problem. Asthma cases have been rising in developed countries, while consumption of omega-3 fatty acids like those found in fish has decreased. Some earlier studies suggested that omega-3 deficiency during pregnancy may affect asthma risk in babies, but they were too small to be definitive.
Video appears to show Texas police shooting man walking away
B dallas» A police dashcam video released five months after a Texas officer shot a black man appears to show the man walking away as the officer fired, and the man’s lawyer says he was not a threat.
David Collie was shot in the back, leaving him paralyzed, lawyer Nate Washington said Wednesday.
The officer and a Tarrant County sheriff ’s deputy with him were off-duty at the time and working a security detail at an apartment complex, Washington said. Police were searching for two shirtless black men who they believed had committed a robbery near a gas station, Washington said.
Turkey, Russia discussing Syria cease-fire. Turkey
and Russia are discussing a broader Syrian cease-fire after brokering the deal that evacuated rebel-held eastern Aleppo, Syrian opposition factions said Wednesday, but a number of rebel groups say they won’t agree to anything