State and Region

With sports betting legal in Kansas, counselors worry about problem gambling

The legalization of sports betting was widely celebrated this September, with Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly placing a $15 bet on the Chiefs. But some counselors who treat problem gambling worry that sports betting could lead to an increase in addiction — and they say that Kansas isn’t ...

France hoping Joel Embiid will join its team for 2024 Paris Olympics

HENDERSON, Nev. — Joel Embiid has two choices: the red, white and blue of the U.S., or the blue, white and red of France. An Olympic medal might hinge on his decision. France is still hopeful that Embiid — the reigning NBA scoring champion — will choose to wear its colors for the 2024 ...

Biden pardons thousands for ‘simple possession’ of marijuana

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is pardoning thousands of Americans convicted of "simple possession" of marijuana under federal law, as his administration takes a dramatic step toward decriminalizing the drug and addressing charging practices that disproportionately impact people of ...