Juul to pay $439m to settle US e-cigarette marketing probe | Business and Economy News

The e-cigarette maker also pledges to refrain from certain marketing activities, such as the use of cartoons and depictions of users under the age of 35. E-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc has agreed to pay $438.5 million to settle claims from 34 U.S. states and territories that it downplayed the risks of its products and … Read more

‘Hendrix’ Among USA’s Most Common Music-Inspired Baby Names

A new study has revealed the most popular baby names inspired by musicians in the United States. In an ironic twist, rapper DaBaby isn’t on the list, but iconic rock legend Jimi Hendrix is. Confused.com analyzed US government data on officially registered baby names in 2021 and gave us the Top 10. Some of this … Read more

Juul to pay nearly $440M to settle states’ teen vaping probe

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – E-cigarette maker Juul Labs will pay nearly $440 million to settle a two-year, 33-state investigation into the marketing of its high-nicotine vaping products, which have long been accused of sparking a nationwide surge in teen vaping. Connecticut Attorney General William Tong announced the agreement Tuesday on behalf of the states and … Read more

Video fills in details on alleged Ga. election system breach

ATLANTA (AP) — Two months after the 2020 presidential election, a team of computer experts traveled to southern Georgia to copy software and data from voting equipment in an apparent violation of a county electoral system. They were greeted outside by the leader of the local Republican Party, who was part of then-President Donald Trump’s … Read more

States’ plans to make school safer reflect political divides

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In the wake of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, governors across the country have pledged to take action to keep their students safe. Months later, as students return to classrooms, money has started flowing for school safety upgrades, training and other new efforts to make classrooms safer. But the … Read more

US House Speaker Pelosi arrives in Taiwan, defying Beijing

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday evening, becoming the highest-ranking U.S. official in 25 years to visit the Chinese-claimed self-governing island, which has quickly announced that it would carry out military maneuvers in retaliation. for his presence. Pelosi flew aboard a US Air Force passenger plane and … Read more

California facing chance of blackouts amid brutal heat wave

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California will face its greatest risk of outages this year as a brutal heat wave continues to blanket the state in triple-digit heat, officials warned Monday. As people crank up their air conditioners, the state is predicting record levels of power use that could exceed supply Monday night, said Elliot Mainzer, … Read more

Lawyer of Alleged Crypto Launderer Urges Russia to Discuss Prisoner Swap

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The lawyer for a Russian man accused of laundering more than $4 billion through the digital currency bitcoin urged Moscow on Monday to start negotiations with the United States to include his client in a possible exchange of prisoners. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in July Washington had made a … Read more

New Orleans political patriarch Moon Landrieu has died

NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu — whose early and solitary stance against segregationists in the Louisiana legislature launched a political career at the forefront of change radicals on race – died on Monday, a family friend confirmed. He was 92 years old. Ryan Berni, a longtime family friend, confirmed … Read more

Pliskova tops Azarenka to reach quarters | US Open updates

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest news on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 24th-seeded Karolina Pliskova advanced to the quarter-finals of the US Open with a 7-5, 6-7(5), 6-2 win over 26th-seeded Victoria Azarenka. Pliskova, a former world No. 1, was runner-up at the US Open in 2016 and Wimbledon in 2021. … Read more