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Dan Boylan

Dan Boylan was a former general assignment reporter at The Washington Times.

Articles by Dan Boylan

Jared Rogers, from left, Christine Bright, Stephen Bright and Marie Rogers board up a Family Dollar story in Wilmington, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, as residents make preparations for Hurricane Dorian. (Matt Born/The Star-News via AP)

Hurricane Dorian threatens Florida, South Carolina

Emergency management officials from Florida to the Carolinas late Tuesday were bracing for the arrival of slow-moving Hurricane Dorian after it blasted the Bahamas with "historic" force, destroying more than 10,000 homes and devastating infrastructure across the Caribbean island. Published September 3, 2019

California's licensed cannabis industry is expected to grow next year to $3.1 billion in sales, but it remains far outmatched by the state's thriving black market. Consumers are spending roughly $3 in the underground pot economy for every $1 in the legal one. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

California’s marijuana black market outsells licensed retailers

California is expected to post $3.1 billion in licensed cannabis sales this year, solidifying the Golden State's status as the world's largest legal marijuana market, according to a study by financial analysts tracking the industry. But California's marijuana black market is even larger, about $8.7 billion annually, as tough licensing, testing and packaging regulations have made opening a dispensary a struggle. Published August 20, 2019

The USS Constitution glides through Boston Harbor past the city skyline on a cruise to honor Vietnam veterans, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Boston.  (AP Photo/Bill Sikes) **FILE**

Boston tops Clean Energy Scorecard again

Boston, San Francisco and Seattle have ranked the highest on a national Clean Energy Scorecard for their renewable energy and energy efficiency policies. Published August 7, 2019

In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote speech at F8, Facebook's developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. Federal regulators are fining Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and instituting new oversight and restrictions on its business. But they are only holding Zuckerberg personally responsible in a limited fashion. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Facebook $5 billion fine insufficient, critics charge

The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday slapped Facebook with a record $5 billion fine for mishandling consumer data, but privacy analysts and Washington lawmakers were quick to say the tech giant deserves even more punishment. Published July 24, 2019

Nevada state officials will allow marijuana businesses to deal in electronic tokens and chips as dispensaries are increasingly targeted for burglaries and robberies. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Nevada officials to launch banking system for marijuana industry

Nevada officials are launching the nation's first banking system for the booming cannabis industry, whose dispensaries increasingly are targeted for burglaries and robberies for the hundreds of thousands of dollars of cash they keep on hand to pay employees, taxes and rent. Published July 22, 2019

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Man using laptop computer

U.S. mayors adopt united front against ransomware attacks

Over 300 U.S. mayors have signed a pact to not pay "ransomware" in the face of a wave of hacker crimes that have taken over the computer networks and frozen systems in cities across the country, but leading cybersecurity experts are wary the united front will actually discourage attacks. Published July 11, 2019

Over the holiday weekend, San Diego's police handed out nearly 100 citations to electric scooter users. Cities are trying to regulate usage of the vehicles. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Cities grapple with how to regulate e-scooters

In San Diego over the holiday weekend, police handed out nearly 100 citations to electric scooter users, while a TV broadcast of a man riding one with an infant in a baby carrier strapped onto him sparked outrage. Published July 10, 2019