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California Gov. Gavin Newsom takes action on vaping and e-cigarettes – Los Angeles Times

Monday, September 16, 2019

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a crackdown on illicit e-cigarettes on Monday and plans to launch a state-sponsored public awareness campaign about the dangers of the devices amid a nationwide outbreak of serious lung illness connected to vaping. Newsom’s executive actions instruct state regulators to “reduce youth vaping consumption” by finding ways to ban illegal and counterfeit vaping products. The Democratic governor also set aside $20 million for a vaping…

Letter to FBI flagged information on Kavanaugh alleged misconduct before confirmation – CNN

Monday, September 16, 2019

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Officials confirm death of one firefighter at Farmington explosion scene – WAGM

Monday, September 16, 2019

FARMINGTON, Maine (WABI) A Farmington selectman tells our media partner WMTW-TV that a firefighter has died in the explosion on Farmington Falls Road. Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols said many other firefighters were injured in the explosion. According to Selectboard member H. Scott Landry, 6 people have been taken to the hospital: 5 firefighters + 1 civilian. The explosion happened at 313 Farmington Falls Road, which is…

Boris Johnson mocked after comparing Brexit to Hulk breaking chains – Business Insider

Monday, September 16, 2019

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been labeled “Trumpian” and “infantile” by a senior European Union figure after comparing Britain leaving the EU to the Hulk smashing out of his chains. Ahead of his meeting on Monday with the European Commission’s president, Jean-Claude Juncker, Johnson told the Mail on Sunday newspaper that the country would break out of the “manacles” of the EU under his leadership, adding that “the madder…

Red Cross May Resume Its Work In Afghanistan, Taliban Says – NPR

Monday, September 16, 2019

The Taliban say the Red Cross may resume its work in Afghanistan, more than five months after threatening the group. In this photo from March, an orthopedic technician walks past artificial limbs in a workshop at the International Committee of the Red Cross hospital for war victims and the disabled in Kabul. Wakil Kohsar /AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Wakil Kohsar /AFP/Getty Images The Taliban say the Red Cross…

Attacks have disrupted 5% of the world’s oil production. Here’s what you need to know – CNN

Monday, September 16, 2019

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Attacks have disrupted 5% of the world’s oil production. Here’s what you need to know – CNN

Monday, September 16, 2019

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Attacks have disrupted 5% of the world’s oil production. Here’s what you need to know – CNN

Monday, September 16, 2019

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New reporting details how FBI limited investigation of Kavanaugh allegations – Los Angeles Times

Monday, September 16, 2019

As Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh prepares for his second year on the Supreme Court, new reporting has detailed how the limits ordered by the White House and Senate Republicans last year constrained the FBI investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct when he was a college freshman. The FBI was informed of allegations that Kavanaugh, while drunk during his freshman year at Yale, exposed himself to two heavily intoxicated female classmates…

Purdue Pharma Files for Bankruptcy as Part of Settlement – Snopes.com

Monday, September 16, 2019

Purdue Pharma, the company that made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy in White Plains, New York, days after reaching a tentative settlement with many of the state and local governments suing it over the toll of opioids. The filing was anticipated before and after the tentative deal, which could be worth up to $12 billion over time, was struck. “This settlement framework avoids wasting hundreds of…

Attacks on Saudi oil supply effectively wipe out the world’s spare capacity, S&P Platts says – CNBC

Monday, September 16, 2019

Apple is becoming a camera company Apple’s new iPhones can still send texts, download apps, and make video calls, but the company spends a lot of time and effort marketing its new phones as powerful photography… Technologyread more

Attacks on Saudi oil supply effectively wipe out the world’s spare capacity, S&P Platts says – CNBC

Monday, September 16, 2019

Apple is becoming a camera company Apple’s new iPhones can still send texts, download apps, and make video calls, but the company spends a lot of time and effort marketing its new phones as powerful photography… Technologyread more

Attacks on Saudi oil supply effectively wipe out the world’s spare capacity, S&P Platts says – CNBC

Monday, September 16, 2019

Apple is becoming a camera company Apple’s new iPhones can still send texts, download apps, and make video calls, but the company spends a lot of time and effort marketing its new phones as powerful photography… Technologyread more

New Kavanaugh claims detonate in heat of 2020 election – CNN

Monday, September 16, 2019

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Dollar falls, oil-exporter currencies rise after Saudi attacks; yen firms – Reuters

Monday, September 16, 2019

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The dollar fell while safe havens and currencies of oil-producing countries rallied on Monday, following an attack on Saudi Arabian refining facilities that disrupted global oil supply and heightened Middle East tensions. Oil prices surged nearly a fifth at one point following the strikes on two plants, including the world’s biggest petroleum processing facility in Abqaiq, which knocked out more than 5% of global oil supply. Yemen’s…

Purdue Pharma Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy – The New York Times

Monday, September 16, 2019

The 26 states in opposition, including Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, New Mexico, Virginia, Delaware and North Carolina, are almost uniformly those that have sued the Sacklers in addition to Purdue, or are about to. What remains unclear is whether the individual Sacklers who have been sued will benefit from the automatic stay of litigation that will most likely be accorded to their company. In a…

Worst of Humberto to Steer East of Bahamas, US But Surf May be Dangerous – CBN News

Monday, September 16, 2019

Since Humberto formed so far to the east, impact on the Bahamas and the United States will be minuscule when compared to that of Dorian. As of 5:00 a.m. EDT, Sunday, Tropical Storm Humberto was located about 135 miles north-northwest of Great Abaco Island, Bahamas, and was moving toward the north-northwest at 7 mph. Maximum sustained winds were near 60 mph with higher gusts. AccuWeather meteorologists expect Humberto to take…

Saudi oil drone strike: how will the attacks affect the rest of the world? – The Independent

Monday, September 16, 2019

The blow is stunning. The attacks on Saudi oil facilities have knocked out half of Saudi Arabia’s oil production. The kingdom is the world’s largest oil exporter. The state-owned company that produces the oil, Aramco, is probably the world’s most valuable enterprise. And oil provides one-third of the world’s primary energy. It is hard to think through the global ramifications of an event such as this, because we know so little…

Iran Denies It Is Behind Drone Attacks On Oil Plants In Saudi Arabia – NPR

Sunday, September 15, 2019

This satellite image shows smoke rising from Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia. Planet Labs Inc./AP hide caption toggle caption Planet Labs Inc./AP This satellite image shows smoke rising from Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia. Planet Labs Inc./AP Updated at 3:53 p.m. ET Iran says it is not behind Saturday’s drone attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia, denying accusations from Secretary of…