• In remote Indian village, cannabis is its only livelihood

    In this Tuesday Oct. 4, 2016 photo, Jabe Ram speaks on a mobile phone outside his home on the upper end of Malana village in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Malana has become one of the world's top stoner destinations, and a symbolical battleground for India's fight against 'charas,' the black and sticky hashish that has made the village famous. "They want us to completely stop growing marijuana. But we keep sowing it," Ram said. "If the government helped us in some way and protected us from hunger and cold, we would maybe consider stopping. Obviously, we are not going to go hungry. Even if we have to go to jail for it, so be it." (AP Photo/Rishabh R. Jain)

    MALANA, India (AP) — For hundreds of years, the tiny village was just a speck lost amid the grandiose mountains of the Indian Himalayas.

  • During first look at wildfire rubble, residents in a daze

    The burnt remains of a home known to visitors as The Castle is seen from downtown Gatlinburg, Tenn., Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. Residents were getting their first look at what remains of their homes and businesses in Gatlinburg, after a wildfire tore through the resort community on Monday, Nov. 28. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Residents and business owners in Gatlinburg got their first look at the wildfire destruction on Friday, and many walked around the once-bustling tourist city in a daze, sobbing.

  • Neil Diamond to celebrate career with world tour

    Neil Diamond performs at the 84th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Diamond took “Song Sung Blue” to the top of the charts, and now he promises to leave “no song unsung” when he takes the stage next year for a world tour.

  • Carnival’s Princess line to pay $40M fine in pollution case

    MIAMI (AP) — Princess Cruise Lines will pay a $40 million penalty after pleading guilty to seven federal charges in an illegal ocean pollution case that involved one ship’s use of a so-called magic pipe to divert oily waste into the waters, authorities said Thursday.