San Francisco one of few US cities with marijuana lounges

In this March 1, 2018 photo, Rick Thompson, clockwise from bottom left, Keith Baskerville and Xavier Baskerville smoke marijuana while sitting in a booth in the smoking lounge at Barbary Coast Dispensary in San Francisco. San Francisco plans to issue more permits for marijuana smoking lounges this year after health officials finalize updated regulations. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The smoke was thick and business brisk at the Barbary Coast Dispensary’s marijuana smoking lounge, a darkened room that resembles a steakhouse or upscale sports tavern with its red leather seats, deep booths with high dividers, and hardwood floors.

Blimp tows water skier across Southern California lake

A blimp tows a skier on Lake Elsinore, Calif., on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The blimp towed skier Kari McCollum for 6.9 miles for a new record, according to Philip Robertson, an adjudicator with Guinness World Records. (Terry Pierson/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Yes, that was a blimp towing a water skier across the surface of a Southern California lake.

Family that found 7 baseball cards worth millions finds 8th

This undated photo provided by Professional Sports Authenticator shows the front of a Ty Cobb baseball card circa 1911. A family that made one of the greatest finds in the history of sports collectibles two years ago when they found seven Ty Cobb baseball cards printed between 1909 and 1911 have now found this, the eighth card in the matching set. Professional Sports Authenticator of Newport Beach, Calif., has verified the new card. (Professional Sports Authenticator via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — What could be better than becoming a millionaire after finding seven vintage baseball cards while cleaning out your late great-grandfather’s house?

Citizen science programs integral to coastal research

In this Friday, March 2, 2018 photo, Eric Owen and Brooke Watkins with the Haystack Rock Awareness Program examine a dead bird during a survey near Cannon Beach, Ore. This monthly ritual is a part of the COASST survey, a program that relies on data taken by volunteers to study large-scale patterns in seabird populations on the West Coast. The Haystack Rock Awareness Program conducts similar surveys for sea stars and marine debris throughout the year. (Colin Murphey/Daily Astorian via AP)

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — On a misty Friday morning, Eric Owen and Brooke Watkins of the Haystack Rock Awareness Program scanned the beach in search of dead birds.

Norwegian musher wins Iditarod sled dog race in Alaska

Joar Ulsom of Norway is interviewed after winning the Iditarod sled dog race in Nome, Alaska, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Diana Haecker)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Joar Ulsom of Norway won the world’s most famous sled dog race Wednesday after a grueling dash across Alaska’s rough terrain, but he earned tens of thousands of dollars less than last year’s top musher at the struggling Iditarod.

Idaho man burned in propane explosion treated in Seattle

Fires burn after a propane explosion at a residence north of Helena, Mont., on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. A man suffered burns and a garage was destroyed in the incident. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An Idaho man who was burned in an explosion north of Helena was airlifted to a burn unit in Seattle for treatment.



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