The policy rethink reflects what US officials say is a frustration with Moscow's continued support for rebels despite months of international economic sanctions, and the collapse of the latest attempt at peace talks last weekend.
Sublette County Sheriff Stephen Haskell imposed the new dress code in the western Wyoming county. He says sheriffs look like a "Skittles platoon." One deputy quit rather than take off his hat and boots.
Immigrants fighting deportation or seeking green cards have had their court dates cancelled; they've been issued dates in 2019, but officials say those are placeholder dates as new cases take priority.
Former NBA star Oscar Robertson backs Responsible Ohio, a group that wants to put ballot measure before voters this fall that would amend the Ohio Constitution to make marijuana legal for medical and personal use for those over 21 years old