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Clusters of illness linked to CBD vapes share 2nd connection

Oct. 21, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Some of the people rushing to emergency rooms thought the CBD vape they inhaled would help like a gentle medicine. Others puffed it for fun. What the vapors delivered instead was a jolt of synthetic marijuana, and with it an intense high of hallucinations and even seizures. More...

Clothing co. gets attention with billboard of hog-tied Trump

Oct. 18, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A clothing company has put up a billboard in New York City's Times Square that depicts President Donald Trump being hog-tied by a woman clad in its athletic wear. The 30-foot-high billboard featuring a model binding a Trump look-alike with red, white and blue rope while stomping on his...

New Facebook oversight board results to be public, exec says

Oct. 18, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new quasi-independent oversight board will soon make decisions on some of the most difficult questions on what material belongs on Facebook's platform in a "very public way," an executive for the social-media company said Friday. The board will consider a small number of cases where...

Google touts privacy options, but still depends on your data

Oct. 15, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's latest phone and smart-home devices came packaged with a not-so-subtle message: Google cares about your privacy. Does it? The tech company has had a complicated relationship with user information in the past. Google's latest steps offer consumers some additional protections,...

Senators warn of foreign social media meddling in US vote

Oct. 8, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators urged President Donald Trump on Tuesday to warn the public about efforts by foreign governments to interfere in U.S. elections, a subject he has largely avoided, and take steps to thwart attempts by hostile nations to use social media to meddle in the...

First lady calls for end of e-cigarette marketing to youth

Oct. 7, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Melania Trump said Monday that companies "must stop" marketing e-cigarettes to children, saying they are addictive and dangerous. Marketing tobacco products to kids is already prohibited in the United States, and Juul Labs Inc., the nation's largest maker of electronic cigarettes, has...

CNN rejects 2 campaign ads from Trump, accepts 1

Oct. 3, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN says it has rejected two advertisements submitted by President Donald Trump's re-election campaign because they weren't factual, but will run a third ad that was submitted on Thursday. Trump's campaign likened CNN to a public relations firm for Democrats after rejection of its first...

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower has book out next week

Sep. 30, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The whistleblower at Cambridge Analytica, the data-mining firm linked to using social media for targeted political ads, has a book deal. Christopher Wylie's "Mindf(asterisk)ck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America" will be published Oct. 8, Random House announced Monday. Wylie...

Former college towns left to adapt to business loss

Sep. 28, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

POULTNEY, Vt. (AP) — As colleges and universities come alive this fall, some campuses sit closed and empty after succumbing to a recent wave of fewer students and financial challenges. Now communities that long hosted those historic institutions and relied on them for an economic boost — and their...

NY could add menthol to flavor ban as vaping groups sue

Sep. 26, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials want to add menthol to the state's first-in-the-nation ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes as the vaping industry seeks to block it, according to the governor's office. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he's directing his administration to take steps to include...