Nevada approves emergency regulation aimed at solving marijuana …

Nevada approved an emergency regulation Thursday aimed at solving a marijuana shortage by expanding who is allowed to transport the drug from cultivation facilities to retail dispensaries.

The Nevada Tax Commission voted unanimously in favor of the regulation two weeks after the state began allowing the sale of recreational marijuana and supply problems quickly arose because nobody had been licensed to transport it.

The referendum passed last year by Nevada voters legalizing the drug for recreational use stipulated that for the first 18 months of sales only liquor wholesalers would be allowed to apply to distribute marijuana — a nod to the powerful alcohol industry, which is worried about new competition from pot.

But few alcohol distributors applied, and through Tuesday, none had been approved. When sales began July 1, retail shops — all of which were already selling marijuana for medical use — had to rely on their existing stocks, which soon started to run low.

DA: Human remains found in search of 4 missing Pennsylvania men

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DA: Human remains found in search of 4 missing Pennsylvania men. (CBS)

DA: Human remains found in search of 4 missing Pennsylvania men. (CBS)

Nobel laureate and Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo dies at 61

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When Liu won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, the committee saluted his “long and nonviolent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.” (July 13, 2017)

When Liu won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, the committee saluted his “long and nonviolent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.” (July 13, 2017)

Federal appeals court appears doubtful monkey can sue

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A federal district judge in San Francisco decided last year that the monkey lacked standing to sue. (July 13, 2017) (Sign up for our free video newsletter here http://bit.ly/2n6VKPR)

A federal district judge in San Francisco decided last year that the monkey lacked standing to sue. (July 13, 2017) (Sign up for our free video newsletter here http://bit.ly/2n6VKPR)

Investigation reveals details on beloved Yellowstone grizzly bear killing

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A new report shows that a grizzly bear named Scarface, a Yellowstone celebrity, was shot twice at close range by an elk hunter who told officials that he encountered the bear in the dark woods and feared for his life.

A new report shows that a grizzly bear named Scarface, a Yellowstone celebrity, was shot twice at close range by an elk hunter who told officials that he encountered the bear in the dark woods and feared for his life.

david.montero@latimes.com

Twitter: @davemontero

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