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What Drove Protesters in May Unrest Over George Floyd?

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Before facing federal arson charges, the only other time McKenzy Ann DeGidio Dunn could recall appearing before a judge was three years ago, when she was legally adopted by a rural Pope County, Minnesota family at …

$40K Reward Offered For Information About Fatal Denver Fire

DENVER (– Police on Wednesday announced a $40,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of those responsible for setting a house fire in Denver that killed five recent immigrants from the West African nation of Senegal. Lt. Matt Clark …

Probe Into LA Explosion Begins as Firefighters Recover

LOS ANGELES — Investigators on Monday began combing the wreckage of a fire and explosion at a downtown Los Angeles vape and marijuana accessories wholesaler to determine its cause as 12 injured firefighters started the long process of recovery. Seven …

Juul Labs Sought to Court State AGs as Teen Vaping Surged

WASHINGTON — Juul Labs, the nation’s largest electronic-cigarette company, donated tens of thousands of dollars to the campaigns of state attorneys general in an effort to build relationships with these powerful officials and potentially head off legal challenges over how …

Juul Disregarded Early Evidence it was Hooking Teens

The San Francisco startup that invented the groundbreaking Juul e-cigarette had a central goal during its development: captivating users with the first hit. The company had concluded that consumers had largely rejected earlier e-cigarettes, former employees told Reuters, because the …

Bill Would Hike Smoking, Vaping Age from 18 to 21 in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The minimum age for Floridians to possess tobacco and vaping products that deliver nicotine would rise from 18 to 21 under legislation a state House committee readied Tuesday for a floor vote. The measure that cleared the …

Half of Non-Smoking Teens Impacted by Secondhand Smoke

Even though fewer U.S. teens are smoking, secondhand smoke remains a big problem for them, a government study found. Nearly half of nonsmoking kids in middle school and high school encountered secondhand tobacco smoke in 2013, and rates were even …

Tobacco, Poultry Among North Carolina Farm Losses from Irene

North Carolina farmers felt the financial weight of Hurricane Irene’s winds and heavy rains Sunday as inspections following the storm revealed damage to field crops, poultry and other agricultural businesses. State political and agricultural leaders touring eastern North Carolina the …

Arkansas Gets $49.5M from Tobacco Settlement Pact

Arkansas has gotten a big check from the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement with tobacco companies. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced Wednesday that the state received more than $49.5 million this week as its annual share of proceeds from the agreement, …