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California Editorial Rdp

Aug. 22, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

Aug. 20 The San Diego Union-Tribune on California's use of force law: Gov. Gavin Newsom's signing Monday of the bill by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, that decrees that police may use deadly force only when it is "necessary" to defend against the threat of serious injury or death to officers or the...

US makes new push for graphic warning labels on cigarettes

Aug. 15, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are making a new attempt at adding graphic images to cigarette packets to discourage Americans from lighting up. If successful, it would be the first change to U.S. cigarette warnings in 35 years. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed 13 new warnings...

Tests find no harmful bacteria in Arizona romaine lettuce

Aug. 15, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — No pathogenic forms of E. coli or salmonella were found in samples of romaine lettuce grown late last year in Yuma, Arizona, according to a federal report. Researchers collected 118 samples of romaine lettuce from Yuma-area cooling facilities in December, the Yuma Sun reported Thursday....

Vaping companies sue to delay US review of e-cigarettes

Aug. 14, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A vaping industry group sued the U.S. government on Wednesday to delay an upcoming review of thousands of e-cigarettes on the market. The legal challenge by the Vapor Technology Association is the latest hurdle in the Food and Drug Administration's yearslong effort to regulate the...

Business Highlights

Aug. 6, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

___ A heightened US-China financial war imperils global economy WASHINGTON (AP) — Just what the fragile global economy didn't need: An unpredictable escalation in President Donald Trump's trade war with China, one that spreads the conflict to currency markets, threatens to involve other countries and...

E-cigarette giant Juul's campaign donations favor Democrats

Aug. 2, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — E-cigarette giant Juul Labs gave nearly $100,000 to members of Congress during the first half of 2019 as the company faced the bulk of the blame for a surge of underage vaping and calls for tighter government regulation of the industry. The donations from Juul's political action committee...

E-cigarette giant Juul's campaign donations favor Democrats

Aug. 1, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — E-cigarette giant Juul Labs gave nearly $100,000 to members of Congress during the first half of 2019 as the company faced the bulk of the blame for a surge of underage vaping and calls for tighter government regulation of the industry. The donations from Juul's political action committee...

The Latest: Plan to allow drug imports will take time

Jul. 31, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's plan to lower prescription drug prices (all times local): 6:20 p.m. It's unclear how soon consumers will see benefits from a Trump administration plan to allow Americans to legally and safely import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada for the...

Connecticut launches investigation into vaping health claims

Jul. 31, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut launched an investigation Wednesday into the marketing practices of Juul Labs, becoming the latest state to probe the vaping product manufacturer's health claims and appeal to young people. State Attorney General William Tong said his probe is part of a national effort to...

Impossible Foods, others, use partners to expand

Jul. 31, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

After months of shortages, Impossible Foods is partnering with a veteran food production company to ramp up supplies of its popular plant-based burgers. The Redwood City, Calif.-based startup is partnering with OSI Group, an original supplier to McDonald's and one of the world's largest food producers. OSI, based...