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Mass. High Court Says Field Sobriety Tests Don’t Work for Marijuana

By ZACK HUFFMAN

Massachusetts’ highest court ruled this week that field sobriety tests are not good enough to determine whether a driver is too high on marijuana to be behind the wheel.

Trump to Replace Travel Ban Ahead of High Court Hearing

By MATTHEW RENDA

The Trump administration will unveil stricter more tailored travel restrictions from select countries, replacing the controversial travel ban just weeks before the U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide its constitutionality.

Immunity Denied for Sheriff's Deputy Who Shot & Killed Teen

By HELEN CHRISTOPHI

A Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy must face civil claims from the family of a 13-year-old boy he killed after mistaking the boy’s toy rifle for an AK-47, the Ninth Circuit ruled Friday.

Group Fights to Retire Massachusetts Zoo's Elephants

By ZACK HUFFMAN
The Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford Massachusetts shared this photo of its Asian elephants, Ruth and Emily, in a Facebook post advertising Elephant Appreciation Day on Sept. 23. (Photo credit: Lindsey Audunson)

Challenging a Massachusetts zoo’s plan to close its elephant exhibit when the main attractions die, local advocates brought a federal complaint to have the long-suffering beasts live out their last days at a natural reserve.

EXTREME EVENTS

MIT Unveils Framework to ID Extreme-Weather Patterns

 A team of engineers has developed a framework for identifying key patterns that can be used to forecast an extreme event, which they detail in a study published Friday in the journal Science Advances.

OPINION

Hail to the Tweety Pie

By ROBERT KAHN

No one has more respect for Donald Trump than I do. Really. No one does. Think about that.

Cuban and Caribbean Leaders Condemn Trump

By ADAM KLASFELD

Cuba’s foreign minister recoiled Friday at what he called President Donald Trump’s “disrespectful, offensive and interventionist” speech to the United Nations as debt-ridden member states grapple with back-to-back hurricanes.

McCain to Vote ‘No’ on GOP Health Care Repeal

By DAN MCCUE

Sen. John McCain announced on Friday that he will vote against the latest GOP effort to repeal the federal health care law.

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Texas Fights to Ban Sanctuary Cities

By SABRINA CANFIELD

The Fifth Circuit heard arguments Friday on whether it should allow Texas to enforce a law that bans sanctuary cities and requires police officers to question the immigration status of individuals who are lawfully detained.

Salt Lake Comic Con Gets a Tongue Lashing

By BIANCA BRUNO

Quoting “I Love Lucy,” a federal judge Thursday told Salt Lake Comic Con, “You’ve got some ‘splaining to do,” and warned the group about its public comments during its trademark fight with San Diego Comic Con.

ACLU Says St. Louis Police ‘Kettling’ Violated Protesters’ Rights

By JOE HARRIS

St. Louis city police officers violated protesters’ civil rights by using chemical weapons and interfering with the videotaping of police activity during a controversial arrest technique used Sunday night, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court.

Russian Ad Scheme Prompts Facebook Shift

By BRANDI BUCHMAN

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is working with Congress to disclose 3,000 Russian-bought advertisements that circulated on the social media site during the 2016 election.

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