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Vapes Spiked With Illegal Drugs Show Dark Side of CBD Craze

An Associated Press investigation shows a dark side to booming sales of the cannabis extract CBD. Some people are substituting cheap and dangerous street drugs for the real thing. As a result, vapes and other products marketed as helping a…

Ford Recalls Some Vehicles Due To Sharp Seat Frame Edge

Ford is recalling more than 300,000 of its 2017 Ford Explorer vehicles because of a sharp seat frame edge. The automaker said Friday that there's been 31 reports of hand injuries. Ford Motor Co. said users could come in contact…

Illinois Police Searching for 'Walter White' Lookalike Suspect

GALESBURG, Ill. (KWQC) – Followers of the Galesburg Police Facebook page have been doing double takes since the booking photo of a wanted Galesburg man was posted last week. “Wow, the resemblance,” Christina Balmer commented, referring to the likeness Todd…

Congress Marks 400th Anniversary of Slaves Arriving in US

WASHINGTON (AP) - Members of Congress are observing the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in America. The commemoration Tuesday at the Capitol comes at a time of renewed interest over the history of slavery and…

Trump Fires National Security Adviser John Bolton

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has fired national security adviser John Bolton. Trump tweeted Tuesday that he told Bolton Monday night that his services were no longer needed at the White House. He says Bolton submitted his resignation on…

EPA to Reduce Use of Animal Testing In Predicting Hazards

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to sharply cut its use of animals in testing for hazards. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a directive to senior staff Tuesday that "scientific advancements exist today" that permit the…

Wendy's Relaunches Breakfast, Plans To Hire 20,000 In US

DUBLIN, Ohio - Wendy's is relaunching breakfast across the U.S. next year, the latest fast-food chain to amp up its offerings as more consumers eat out in the morning. Wendy's now serves breakfast at 300 restaurants across the U.S. It…

EPA to Reduce Use of Animal Testing in Predicting Hazards

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to sharply cut its use of animals in testing for hazards. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a directive to senior staff Tuesday that "scientific advancements exist today" that permit the…

South Dakota Attorney General Joins Google Anti-Trust Probe

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg is joining a nationwide investigation into Google. The probe will start by looking at Google's business practices, including its control of online advertising and search traffic. A Google executive said…

Trump Says US-Taliban Peace Talks Are 'Dead'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says U.S. talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan are "dead" after they collapsed last week. Asked Monday about the talks, Trump replied: "They're dead. They're dead. As far as I'm concerned, they're dead." U.S.…

Democrats Press Trump to Intervene on Background Check Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Democrats are pressing President Donald Trump to intervene with Senate Republicans and demand passage of a bipartisan bill to expand background checks for gun purchases. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said…

Juul Warned Over Claims E-cigarette Safer Than Smoking

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health authorities say vaping giant Juul Labs illegally pitched its electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking, including in a presentation at schools. The Food and Drug Administration issued a stern warning letter to the…

How Much Do Trump Tweets Swing the Market? Check "Volfefe"

NEW YORK (AP) - Financial markets have become so in thrall to President Donald Trump's tweets that J.P. Morgan has created an index to help identify how much volatility they're creating. Strategists at the bank developed the "Volfefe" index by…

NWS Chief Backs Forecasters Who Contradicted Trump

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - The head of the National Weather Service is defending forecasters who contradicted President Donald Trump's claim that Hurricane Dorian posed a threat to Alabama as it approached the United States. Director Louis Uccellini told a meteorology…

At 9/11 Memorial, New Recognition for a Longer-term Toll

NEW YORK (AP) - The Sept. 11 memorial at ground zero has been evolving as the 18th anniversary of the attacks approaches. This year, when nearly 3,000 victims' names are read aloud there Wednesday, a half-dozen stacks of stone will…

US Health Officials Report 3rd Vaping Death, Repeat Warning

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. health officials are again urging people to stop vaping until they figure out why some are coming down with serious breathing illnesses. Officials on Friday said they had identified 450 possible illnesses, including at least…

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