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  • Congress Oct 3, 2019

    Consumer Watchdog Agency Probes Juul and 5 More Vaping Firms

    Federal consumer watchdogs have ordered Juul and five other vaping companies to hand over information about how they market e-cigarettes, the government’s latest move targeting the industry. The announcement Thursday from the Federal Trade Commission comes amid a nationwide crackdown on e-cigarettes as politicians and health authorities try to reverse an explosion of underage vaping by U.S. teenagers. The FTC...

  • California Jun 23, 2019

    Hotel Owner Sues Insurance Company After 2017 Vegas Mass Shooting

    More than 4,000 people are seeking damages from MGM Resorts International related to the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting that left 58 people dead, the casino giant said in a lawsuit alleging its insurance company has failed to pay promised legal costs. Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts alleges breach-of-contract and accuses Illinois-based Zurich American Insurance Co. of failing to pay defense...

  • California Jun 23, 2019

    Hotel Owner Sues Insurance Company After 2017 Vegas Mass Shooting

    More than 4,000 people are seeking damages from MGM Resorts International related to the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting that left 58 people dead, the casino giant said in a lawsuit alleging its insurance company has failed to pay promised legal costs. Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts alleges breach-of-contract and accuses Illinois-based Zurich American Insurance Co. of failing to pay defense...

  • United States Apr 30, 2019

    Daimler Will Stop Selling Its Electric Smart Cars in US, Canada After 2019 Model

    German automaker Daimler will stop selling its all-electric Smart EQ fortwo cars in the United States and Canada, according to a company spokesman. The company will stop selling Smart in the two countries after its 2019 model year, confirmed Robert Moran, director of corporate communication. TechCrunch first reported the information after learning of the decision from two people familiar with...

  • CEO Apr 23, 2019

    Indictment: Ex-CEO Ignored Red Flags as Opioid Crisis Raged

    The pharmaceutical industry executive hit Tuesday with criminal charges stemming from the opioid crisis doesn’t have his name on a museum wing, and his company isn’t within earshot of Apple or anyone else on the Fortune 500. Even his $1.5 million paycheck was a paltry sum compared to his peers. Laurence Doud III, the retired CEO of the Rochester Drug...

  • Facebook Dec 21, 2018

    Candy Conundrum: Bakers Upset With Hershey’s Kisses That Are Missing Their Tips

    Bakers are complaining that something is amiss with Hershey’s Kisses. The chocolate candy’s trademark tips have been mysteriously missing from batches around the country. Bakers have taken to social media to complain that the lopped-off tops are ruining the look of their holiday treats. Without their points, the chocolate candies are left with flat tops. The Hershey Company responded to...

  • NBC Sep 4, 2018

    Lewinsky Walks Off Stage After ‘Off Limits’ Clinton Question

    Monica Lewinsky said Tuesday that she walked offstage at a Jerusalem speaking event because of an interviewer’s “off limits” question about former President Bill Clinton. The former White House intern turned anti-bullying activist tweeted that there were agreed-upon parameters regarding the topics of her televised conversation Monday night with a well-known Israeli news anchor, following a conference speech she gave...

  • NBC Sep 4, 2018

    Monica Lewinsky Leaves Interview After Question About Clinton

    Monica Lewinsky walked off the stage during a live, televised interview in Tel Aviv, Israel, after her interviewer asked her about her affair with former President Bill Clinton. Lewinsky later said that the question was “off limits.”

  • Associated Press Jul 19, 2018

    S. Korean Firm Says It’s Found Sunken Russian Ship With $132B in Gold

    A South Korean company’s claim to have found a sunken Russian warship has triggered investor frenzy amid speculation the ship was carrying an enormous amount of gold when it sank 113 years ago. South Korea’s financial regulator subsequently issued a warning against possible investment losses. The Seoul-based Shinil Group said Tuesday its divers discovered what a wreck it identified as...

  • CEO May 2, 2018

    More Businesses Mellowing Out Over Hiring Pot Smokers

    Interviews with hiring executives, employment lawyers and agencies that help employers fill jobs indicate that dropping marijuana testing is among the steps more companies are taking to expand their pool of applicants to fill a near-record level of openings.

  • Europe Dec 11, 2017

    French Baby Milk Maker Orders Global Recall Over Salmonella Fears

    Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French company, one of the largest dairy groups in the world, said it has been warned by health authorities in France that 26 infants have become sick since Dec. 1. According to a list published on the...

  • California Nov 14, 2017

    PG&E Risk Assessment at Issue in North Bay Wildfires

    Pacific Gas and Electric was forced to make “trade-off decisions” between keeping rates affordable for consumers and spending more money to cut its wildfire risk, one official said in a regulatory filing submitted two years before the North Bay firestorm.

  • California Nov 8, 2017

    Commentary on Killings Draws Strength Through Repetition

    A satirical website is responsible for one of the starkest commentaries on mass killings, and it draws its power through repetition. After the Texas church shooting this week, The Onion posted for the sixth time a variation of the same article headlined: “‘No Way to Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens.” The article changes datelines — this...

  • California Feb 23, 2016

    San Francisco Environmental Protection Workers Say Own Office Makes Them Sick

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s mission is to protect human health and the environment, but nearly 100 of its own employees based in the San Francisco Bay Area believe they’re getting sick just by going to work. Employees say the indoor air quality is so bad at the EPA Region 9 Headquarters in San Francisco, they’re unable to do their jobs....

  • driver May 11, 2017

    GM Offering Free Fix of Potentially Defective Headlights

    GM has extended the warranties of several models of Buicks, Chevrolets, GMCs and Pontiacs, the company said. Read More

  • Stephen Ellison Apr 26, 2017

    Man Knocks Over Security Robot, Ends Up in Jail in Mountain View

    In a man-vs.-robot confrontation in Mountain View last week, the robot did what it was designed to do, and the intoxicated man ended up in jail, according to Mountain View police.

  • Donald Trump Apr 12, 2017

    Fact Check: Trump Takes More Undue Credit

    President Donald Trump wrongly boasted that Toyota’s plan to invest over $1 billion in its largest manufacturing plant in Kentucky would “not have been made if we didn’t win the election.” A Toyota spokesman told us the car company had long been planning to make the investment and that the president was not a factor in the company’s...

  • food Mar 7, 2017

    Food-Delivery Robots Now in Action in DC

    News4 spotted one of the robots — which look a little like a black-and-white version of the Pixar character Wall-E — cruising along M Street NW in Georgetown about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Pennsylvania Dec 9, 2016

    ’Secret Santa’ Pays Off Layaways of Almost $50,000

    Wal-Mart says a “Secret Santa” paid off 194 layaway accounts worth more than $46,000 at one of its western Pennsylvania stores.

  • Los Angeles Jun 18, 2016

    Sherpa Fire Grows to 7,800 Acres Amid Hot Weekend

    A firefight continues against a massive wildfire that has charred 7,648 acres in Santa Barbara County amid the start of a hot and windy weekend.

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