Kansas Becomes Sixth State To Confirm Vaping-Related Death In National Outbreak

vaping-related death in the state, pushing the nationwide toll to six as health experts sound the alarm over an outbreak of lung disease linked to the popular pastime. in a press release. Officials are not sure of the exact vaping products the man used. Though a national investigation into the series of deadly illnesses has not yet identified any particular vaping or e-cigarette products connected to all cases, many patients suffering illnesses report using ones containing cannabinoid The morning the Kansas death was announced, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched a $160 million program to ban all flavored e-cigarettes and stop vaping companies like Juul from advertising their products to minors. Protect Kids: Fight Flavored E-Cigarettes,” will be …

Eddie Money, ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ singer, dead at 70

(CNN)Eddie Money, the singer and songwriter that was known for hits from the 1970’s and 1980’s such as “Baby Hold On” and “Take Me Home Tonight,” died Friday morning following complications from esophageal cancer, his family announced. “I thought I was just going in to get a checkup, and he told me I got cancer,” Money said in the clip. The singer was diagnosed last fall and said he wanted to be open about his battle. “It’s not honest, I wanna be honest with everybody. I want people to know that cancer’s come a long way and not everybody dies from cancer like they did in the ’50s and ’60s,” he said on the show. “Am I gonna live a …

New York attorney general exposes $1 billion in wire transfers by Sackler family

New York (CNN)Authorities have identified about $1 billion in wire transfers between the owners of pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma, the entities they control and different financial institutions, New York Attorney General Letitia James said Friday. Millions of dollars in wire transfers involving Mortimer D.A. Sackler, a former Purdue board member, were mentioned throughout the new document. In a statement to CNN, Sackler said “there is nothing newsworthy about these decade-old transfers, which were perfectly legal and appropriate in every respect. “This is a cynical attempt by a hostile AG’s office to generate defamatory headlines to try to torpedo a mutually beneficial settlement that is supported by so many other states and would result in billions of dollars going to communities …

Police interview London Fire Brigade over Grenfell

“We must all understand what happened and why to prevent communities and emergency services from ever being placed in such impossible conditions ever again,” she added. Grenfell United, the group representing survivors and bereaved families, said it was “only right” that the fire brigade was facing questions. It said: “We have been very patient but in the months ahead we need to see organisations and individuals being brought to account, lessons being learnt and changes being made.” The Met has previously said that the fire brigade’s use of the so-called stay put policy, advising residents to remain in their flats, was a line of inquiry. The police interview focused on sections 2 and 3 of the Health and Safety at …

Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Big Structural Change’ Threatens Joe Biden’s Delaware

Joe Biden and Democratic front-runner and one of his fiercest progressive challengers. Biden and Warren’s core disagreement centers on how hard the next president should push to fundamentally restructure the American economy. Warren has called for “big structural change”; Biden promises To really understand this schism, you must consider the 36 years that then-Sen. Biden spent defending the uniquely pro-corporate laws of his home state, Delaware — laws that protect America’s biggest companies from taxes, lawsuits and accountability; fuel economic inequality; and prioritize the interests of shareholders over those of consumers, debtors and workers. Like Sen. Bernie Sanders’ attacks on the “rigged economy,” Warren’s calls for change represent a direct challenge to Delaware’s special status. By taking on three key …

‘The vast majority do not want this thuggery’

He says he had to leave his home on Monday night as streets were cordoned off. Image copyright Psni Image caption A bomb, containing commercial explosives, was found in a car on Monday At the heart of Creggan there’s a school. Not too far from the school gates is a sign saying “informants will be shot”. Some community workers act as mediators with dissident republicans on a regular basis in order to prevent further violence. The anti-British and anti-police messages are clearly visible when you arrive in the area. Many families were also directly affected during Northern Ireland’s conflict – known as The Troubles. One community worker told BBC News NI that dissident republicans – who are prepared to use …

‘I don’t see family now’: How to argue over Brexit

On the other side of the debate, one 59-year-old Leave voter from north London says most of his discussions with “remainers” are “reasonable”, although there are “complete nutters”, often on social media, who “can’t cope with the fact people voted to leave”. “I have got the ammunition I need, and they know I know what I’m talking about,” he says. But he says his girlfriend – who is from Czech Republic and would have voted to remain – was “a bit cross” about his vote. “She said I voted for her to go back,” he says. “But we are still boyfriend and girlfriend now. We don’t discuss it.” For more than three years, Brexit has been sparking disagreements among families …

This Trans-Owned Beauty Co-op Wants To Be A Safe Space For Latinx And LGBTQ Workers

It’s karaoke night at the LGBT Network’s communal meeting space, the Q-Center in Long Island City, Queens, but it takes more than Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” blasted through an office wall to distract the women of Mirror Beauty Cooperative who are assembled for their weekly planning meeting. I’m sitting with founding members Lesly Herrera Castillo and Joselyn Mendoza, along with more recent recruit Jonahi Rosa. (as well as their partner Daniel Puerto, who translated from Spanish during our interview), in one of the Q-Center’s conference rooms a dozen-odd feet from the lively lounge area. Though Mirror was conceptually born , its members haven’t yet managed to secure physical space to open up shop, each continuing to work in other salons as they meet …

Liberty Students Protest In Wake Of Reports About Falwell

Students joined together at the private evangelical university known for being an influential hub in conservative politics and held up signs calling for accountability and an investigation. “I couldn’t stay silent anymore,” the 20-year-old said. “I would like to see President Falwell address this himself and for there to be an investigation into the allegations to see whether or not they’re true.” The Politico Falwell told The AP on Tuesday that he wasn’t going to “dignify the lies that were reported” in the Politico piece, calling the reporter for the story a “little boy.” Brooks said student protesters were particularly upset about quotes of emails in the Reuters story posted Thursday in which Falwell allegedly referred to one student as …

Pink’s Husband, Carey Hart, Knows How To Write A Birthday Message

Pink is celebrating a major milestone of a birthday and her husband, Carey Hart, knows just what to say.  “Welcome to 40 baby. I’ve celebrated 18 birthdays with you, and I can say it’s amazing growing up with you. The person you have grown into is inspiring,” he wrote, shouting out what an amazing wife, “motorcycle mama,” philanthropist and businesswoman she is.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Carey Hart (@hartluck) on Sep 8, 2019 at 8:18am PDT “Happy birthday. You have settled in my soul as the embodiment of living a well fought for life, an amazing mom and wife and human,” actress Selma Blair added. “I love you.”  “THANK YOU FOR MY BDAY WISHES. I’m …

At GOP Retreat In Baltimore, Trump Delivers Rambling Mess Of A Speech — And GOP Loves It

BALTIMORE ― In disjointed, jumbled remarks delivered in a city that he proclaimed in July was “,” President Twitter clean water regulations, while also congratulating himself for what he claimed is the nation’s cleanest water and air in the last 25 years. He cheered the Senate’s confirmation Thursday of his 150th nominee to federal courts. And he lauded the economy that has produced low unemployment rates for minorities. But far from running through a scripted checklist of accomplishments, Trump delivered a largely extemporaneous ― often bizarre ― speech about, among many other topics, the Democratic presidential candidates, immigration, the 2020 campaign, the 2016 election, the border wall, even cowboy hats. Trump also told a story about an old business rival …

Army bans smoking at training college

He added: “I hope that this will discourage smoking amongst new recruits and reverse the recent trend we’ve seen in recruits taking up the habit.” Skip Twitter post by @CO_AFC Most recruits don’t smoke on arrival, yet most do by graduation. This is unacceptable. We stand for health, fitness and developing potential and smoking isn’t compatible with this philosophy. We are banning it for recruits from next week and will be smoke free for all in 2020. pic.twitter.com/CoWjzxdaen — Lt Col Rich Hall MBE (@CO_AFC) September 7, 2019 Report End of Twitter post by @GrumpyNige The college trains recruits between the ages of 16 and 17. The Army’s website says it “plays a vital role in providing basic military training …

Sturgeon says she would ‘relish an election’

MSPs at Holyrood voted to reject the idea of a no-deal exit on Thursday afternoon, with only the Conservatives opposing the symbolic motion. Reaction as PM’s brother quits amid Brexit defeats Could an early election still happen? MPs set for fresh early election vote on Monday The SNP, Labour, Liberal Democrats and other opposition MPs say they will not back an election while the option of a no-deal Brexit remains open to the prime minister. A bill aimed at preventing no-deal was approved by the Commons on Wednesday, and is expected to complete its passage through the Lords on Friday. The bill gives the Conservative government until 19 October to either pass a deal in Parliament or get MPs to …