DENVER (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul courted donors from the new marijuana industry Tuesday, making the Kentucky senator the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly seek support from the legal weed business.
Greece made last-minute overtures to its international creditors for aid on Tuesday, but it was not enough to save the country from imminent default on loans with the International Monetary Fund, people close to the negotiations said. Athens asked its European partners for new aid and offered to scrap a referendum in an attempt to lure creditors back into talks after five months of inconclusive negotiations have brought Greece close to leaving the euro currency bloc. Sources said the offer was made by Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on a call with euro zone colleagues.
Police responding to race-related protests and riots in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer made a series of missteps, including antagonizing crowds with attack dogs and military-style tactics, according to a U.S. Justice Department report. A Justice Department representative said the "after-action assessment ... will convey the findings and lessons learned." The report focuses on the tactics of police from Ferguson, St. Louis, St. Louis County and the Missouri Highway Patrol. All four agencies tried to quell the protests and riots that broke out after a white Ferguson police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, on Aug. 9, 2014.