(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has commuted the sentence of a man serving life in prison without the possibility of parole for a drug possession charge, his office said on Friday. Jeffrey Mizanskey was convicted in 1996 on the drug charge, and due to prior drug-related convictions and persistent offender laws at the time he has been in prison since, Nixon's office said in a statement. St. Louis Public Radio reported that Mizanskey, who is in his early 60s, was convicted for participating in a friend's sale of marijuana to an undercover police officer.
In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House.
An Islamic State group suicide bomber attacked a Shiite mosque in Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia, killing 21 people and wounding 81 in an assault that threatens to fan sectarian tensions. The bomber struck during the main weekly prayers in Eastern Province, where assailants linked to the Sunni extremist IS killed seven members of the minority Shiite community in November. The interior ministry said a suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the mosque in the Shiite-majority city of Qatif, the official SPA news agency reported.
There's no doubt the eruption of Mount Lassen changed the landscape for the Northstate, but for one Redding man it changed much more.
The Redding Fire Department responded to a report of a vegetation fire around 10:25 a.m. on Friday in Redding near Grand Avenue and Mason Street.
Memorial Day weekend and water fun at Lake Oroville usually go together. But not during the drought days of California.
Sycamore pool at One Mile Park will open to the public Saturday at 11 a.m.
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