Hurricane Michael prepared to sweep through the Florida Panhandle Wednesday, Oct. 9, reaching Category 4 with record winds of 145 mph. More than 375,000 residents have been advised to evacuate in the wake of the catastrophic storm.
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to determine whether noncitizens convicted of crimes may be detained without a hearing following their release from federal or state custody. The American Civil Liberties Union represents numerous noncitizens in the case, arguing that noncitizens convicted of crimes should be granted the right to a hearing if they are not detained immediately after being released from custody.
On Oct. 17, Canada will become the largest country in which recreational marijuana sale is legal. With 120 growers already licensed by the government, leaders hope the policy change will encourage economic growth.