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China's foreign minister arrives in Zimbabwe on Africa tour

Jan. 11, 2020 3:56 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — China’s foreign minister has arrived in Zimbabwe Saturday as part of a five-nation tour of Africa that seeks to promote the Asian giant's economic and political interests on the continent. Wang Yi is set to visit a Zimbabwe tobacco farm and meet with President Emmerson...

Another Kentucky farmer admits crop insurance fraud

Dec. 28, 2019 3:37 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Another Central Kentucky farmer has pleaded guilty in a crop insurance fraud scheme that a federal prosecutor has called “pervasive and severe" in that region. Daniel Arvin pleaded guilty on Dec. 19 in federal court in Lexington to a conspiracy charge after admitting he...

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 file photo, a man smokes a cigarette as he looks at his mobile phone in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. On Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, the World Health Organization said worldwide, the number of men using traditional tobacco products has finally started to decline. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

WHO sees tobacco drop among men, but vaping effects unclear

Dec. 18, 2019 6:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Worldwide, the number of men using traditional tobacco products has finally started to decline, health officials said Thursday. Four out of five tobacco users globally are men, so declines among males "mark a turning point in the fight against tobacco,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., fields questions from reporters about an impeachment trial in the Senate shortly after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced House Democrats are pushing ahead with formal charges against President Donald Trump saying he has put U.S. elections and national security at risk, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Sen. Mitch McConnell files for seventh term in Kentucky

Dec. 13, 2019 7:05 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Touting his leadership role as an asset for Middle America, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed for reelection Friday as the Kentucky Republican seeks a seventh term next year. McConnell, the longest-serving U.S. senator in Kentucky history, has tied himself closely to...

Trade-related relief payments cushion some Kentucky farmers

Dec. 5, 2019 1:30 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — International trade uncertainty looms over Kentucky's farm economy, which was able to maintain stable income levels with a boost from government relief payments offered to farmers hit hard by low commodity prices caused by the trade conflict with China, agricultural economists said...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2014, file photo, a man smokes a cigarette on Main Street in Westminster, Mass. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is expected to sign a law on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, banning sales of flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola), File

No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors

Nov. 27, 2019 5:09 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts became the first state to ban flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping products, including menthol cigarettes, after Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law on Wednesday a bill that’s meant to reduce the appeal of the products to young people amid a rash of illnesses...

In this Nov. 11, 2019 photo, provided by Religion News Service, Megan and Vincent Lively pose at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, N.C., following Megan's talk on a panel at the annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. (Yonat Shimron/Religion News Service via AP)

The cost of coming forward: 1 survivor's life after #MeToo

Nov. 22, 2019 3:18 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (RNS) —Megan Lively glanced down furtively to the copious notes she had jotted in a thick spiral-bound notebook resting in her lap. She was about to speak to a room full of Southern Baptist pastors about the sexual abuse she experienced, and she was nervous. Her message to more than 50...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, a woman using an electronic cigarette exhales in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. With one in four teenagers now using e-cigarettes, underage vaping is universally condemned, and the federal government considers it an epidemic. But some other researchers believe recent trends continue to show vaping’s promise as a tool to steer millions of adult smokers away from cigarettes, the nation’s leading cause of death. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Vape debate: Are e-cigarettes wiping out teen smoking?

Nov. 21, 2019 12:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In almost any other year it would be hailed as a public health victory: The smoking rate among U.S. high schoolers took its biggest hit ever this year, federal figures show, falling to a new low. Instead the milestone was relegated to a lone figure at the bottom of a government press...