Things I’ve found interesting January 1st 2020

Data Breach at Wyze Labs Exposes Information of 2.4 Million Customers

Tesla delays some US deliveries to next year in end-of-year rush

Will Brexit Bring the Troubles Back to Northern Ireland?

Illinois Medical Cannabis Shortage

On eve of legal recreational pot sales in Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker pardons more than 11,000 people with weed convictions

1st recreational-only marijuana dispensary among 9 new licenses announced day before legalization

Long lines, shortages, celebrations expected for first day of recreational marijuana sales in Illinois

Legal weed sales start Wednesday, but six stores in Illinois won’t be ready to open. Here’s why.

Carlos Ghosn’s escape from Japan is a nightmare for the country’s justice system

The Rise and Fall of Carlos Ghosn

California makes it easier to thin vegetation fueling wildfires. Will it make a difference?

Everton ready for Man City, Liverpool challenge, says Ancelotti

Chicago breweries and beer that made biggest impact in 2010s

These 3 pro-Iran militia leaders are provoking protesters at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

Counties where auto plants close see higher rates of opioid overdose deaths, new research finds

Kentucky woman busted using dog urine to pass drug test

11 months after Trump Organization began rooting out undocumented workers, Trump Winery fires 7 for lack of immigration status

California Wanted to Protect Uber Drivers. Now It May Hurt Freelancers.

A 12-year-old boy in Texas accidentally set his lawn on fire with a magnifying glass he got for Christmas

Illinois governor pardons thousands convicted of marijuana crimes

Legal marijuana sales in Illinois likely to fuel Midwest interstate tension, officials warn

Illinois governor clears thousands of marijuana convictions

Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. to shut down after New Year’s Eve

Light Rail Fuels Residential Housing Boom In South Salt Lake

“We are just destroying these kids”: The foster children growing up inside detention centers

Robert Durst, Subject of ‘The Jinx,’ Admits Writing Key Note in Murder Case

Bronx teen in custody for killing man over $1 on Christmas Eve

American Girl releases the first hearing impaired doll to start 2020

Alabama police officers pose with ‘homeless quilt’ in photo, and Mobile chief apologizes

Only Three N.F.L. Head Coaches Are Black. ‘It’s Embarrassing.’

Baltimore grapples with ‘unacceptably high’ homicide rate

The Meat-Lover’s Guide to Eating Less Meat

Former tennis champion Margaret Court claims LGBTQ teaching in schools is controlled by ‘the devil’

West Virginia Will Fire Corrections Cadets for Doing Nazi Salute

Cary Grant took LSD more than 100 times and was prone to cutting the buttons off his dress shirts.

Protests Rage Outside U.S. Embassy in Iraq After U.S. Airstrikes Kill 24

Why One Island Grows 80% of the World’s Vanilla

EPA wants to rollback environmental regulations despite criticism from scientific advisers

One of the same-sex brides from that controversial Hallmark ad grew up in Oak Lawn. She’s ‘in shock that this was a controversy.’

Protesters attack U.S. Embassy in Baghdad after airstrikes; Trump says he’ll send reinforcements

Trump spent 1 of every 5 days in 2019 at a golf club

Man has five-inch cancer ‘horn’ removed from back

Lawsuit accusing Kevin Spacey of groping is dismissed after accuser’s death

An Officer Admitted Making a Racist Threat. He Still Has a Job

All the cadets pictured giving a Nazi salute will be fired, West Virginia governor says

US Baghdad embassy attacked by protesters angry at air strikes

Singapore tax on overseas digital services kicks in tomorrow

Macron calls for restraint in Libya as Europe warns against Turkish intervention