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Feds seek dismissal of plutonium lawsuit; no quake concerns

Apr. 17, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Energy Department is asking a federal judge in Reno to dismiss the state's lawsuit challenging plutonium shipments to Nevada, adding that the material at the storage site north of Las Vegas does not threaten public safety. Department officials have stepped up their explanation of...

Q&A: Trendy CBD rocks retail world, but does it work?

Apr. 15, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

There is very little science behind most of the health claims made for CBD, the cannabis product turning up in cosmetics, foods and dietary supplements. With mainstream retailers Walgreens and CVS offering CBD skin products, it's easy to believe there must be something special about the trendy ingredient. But the...

Cellphone jamming tested at South Carolina state prison

Apr. 12, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal officials this week oversaw the test at a South Carolina prison of a cellphone signal jamming technology that some hope will help combat the threat posed by inmates with smuggled cellphones, officials told The Associated Press. The test took place over the course of five days...

Swiss to vote on animal and human testing ban

Apr. 12, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss will get their say on whether to allow animal and human testing of products sold in the rich Alpine country, the government said Friday, after concerns were raised by those who call the practices inhumane. The federal government says petitioners successfully collected the minimum...

CBD is getting buzz, but does it work? And is it legal?

Apr. 2, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

With CBD showing up everywhere, U.S. regulators announced Tuesday they are exploring ways the marijuana extract could be used legally in foods, dietary supplements and cosmetics. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it will hold a public hearing May 31 to gather more information on the science,...

Claire's recalls makeup after regulators warn of asbestos

Mar. 13, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The retailer Claire's is recalling three makeup products after U.S. regulators warned they might contain asbestos. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration said product samples tested positive for asbestos but that Claire's refused to recall any products that might still be in homes. The...

FDA warns of asbestos in Claire's makeup; company disputes

Mar. 5, 2019 6:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators on Tuesday warned people not to use certain Claire's makeup products after samples tested positive for asbestos, but the retailer disputed the findings. The Food and Drug Administraiton said it issued the warning because it said Claire's refused to comply with its request...

Klobuchar defends her record on regulating medical devices

Feb. 28, 2019 9:39 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In her more than two terms as a U.S. senator representing Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar has built a reputation as an effective champion for consumer safety, sponsoring bills that improve swimming pool safety, ban lead in children's products and tackle the nation's opioid crisis. "Consumers...