Tobacco

Ban gives tobacco illegal drug status in South Africa

3 days ago   |   ABC News

South Africa is three months into a ban on the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products, an unusual tactic employed by a government to protect the health of its citizens...
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Non-tobacco plant identified in ancient pipe for first time

8 days ago   |   Science Daily

People in what is now Washington State were smoking Rhus glabra, a plant commonly known as smooth sumac, more than 1,400 years ago. The discovery marks the first-time...
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Tobacco relative could hold key to coronavirus vaccine

Tobacco relative could hold key to coronavirus vaccine

9 days ago   |   WRAL

A weed could become a life-saver against the coronavirus.
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Gun-store robberies alarm law enforcement officials

Gun-store robberies alarm law enforcement officials

12 days ago   |   Politico

A rash of gun-store burglaries has alarmed law enforcement officials, and comes amid widespread protests that have been accompanied by incidents of looting and vandalism across...
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Pennsylvania mom charged as getaway driver in son's armed robbery

Pennsylvania mom charged as getaway driver in son's armed robbery

12 days ago   |   New York Post

A Pennsylvania mom admitted that she was her son's getaway driver after he allegedly held up a tobacco shop at gunpoint, state police said. Lori Ann McHenry, 52, of Muncy, was...
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Bethlehem could OK new tobacco, vape store regulations Wednesday

13 days ago   |   Times Union

Bethlehem The town of Bethlehem could adopt stringent new regulations over the sale of tobacco that would require retail stores to purchase a license and banning vaping shops...
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ATF looking for two women involved in attempted arson of Fayetteville Market House

ATF looking for two women involved in attempted arson of Fayetteville Market House

18 days ago   |   WRAL

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Expolosives is looking for two women officials said were involved in the attempted arson of the Market House in Fayetteville on May 30.
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Feds bust Boston ‘NOB' gang that bragged of murder in rap videos: U.S. Attorney

18 days ago   |   Boston Herald

Dozens of members of a Boston-based street gang face federal charges for alleged murders, attempted murders, armed robberies, drug trafficking, sex trafficking and bank fraud...
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Montez Terrill, 25, Charged With Setting Minneapolis Pawn Shop On Fire During George Floyd Unrest

19 days ago   |   CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - Rochester resident Montez Terrill Lee, 25, faces one count of arson in connection to the torching of a Minneapolis pawn shop amid the unrest following George...
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'Peddling in an addictive drug called anger': Steve Jobs' former lieutenant compared Facebook to companies selling cigarettes and opioids

'Peddling in an addictive drug called anger': Steve Jobs' former lieutenant compared Facebook to companies selling cigarettes and opioids

22 days ago   |   Business Insider

A close adviser of the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs said Facebook peddles in anger, and compared it to selling drugs of cigarettes. "It's just like tobacco, it's no different than...
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A town made famous by 'Purple Rain' unveils a life-sized statue of Prince

A town made famous by 'Purple Rain' unveils a life-sized statue of Prince

The statue cost $40,000, with most of the money coming from fans, who gave $100 to have their names included on a bronze donor plaque. Read more ...

Ex-Minneapolis cop Tou Thao charged in George Floyd's death released on...

Ex-Minneapolis cop Tou Thao charged in George Floyd's death released on $750K bond

A third former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd has been released from jail - this one on a $750,000 bond. Ex-cop Tou Thao, one of four officers... Read more ...

It's ON! Jorge Masvidal has AGREED a deal with UFC and will face Kamaru...

It's ON! Jorge Masvidal has AGREED a deal with UFC and will face Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 - reports

A titanic replacement bout has reportedly been agreed for UFC 251 next weekend, with Jorge Masvidal set to step in to face champion Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight... Read more ...

Baltimore Protesters Topple Columbus Statue

Baltimore Protesters Topple Columbus Statue

Demonstrators in Baltimore pulled down the statue and threw it into the harbor, adding it to the growing list of Columbus monuments toppled nationwide in response to his... Read more ...

White Sox announce 2 players test positive for COVID-19

White Sox announce 2 players test positive for COVID-19

CHICAGO - The White Sox have announced that two players have tested positive for COVID-19. Both players who tested positive are asymptomatic and are currently being monitored... Read more ...

Suburban museum: ‘Dukes of Hazzard' car with Confederate flag to stay

Suburban museum: ‘Dukes of Hazzard' car with Confederate flag to stay

VOLO, Ill. - A northern Illinois auto museum has no plan to stop displaying a Dodge Charger from the “Dukes of Hazzard” television show with the Confederate battle flag painted... Read more ...

2 killed, 8 injured in shooting at South Carolina nightclub

2 killed, 8 injured in shooting at South Carolina nightclub

A shooting at a nightclub in Greenville County, South Carolina, has left two people dead and eight others injured, the local sheriff's office has said. The gunfire broke out at... Read more ...

Florida reports new single-day record with nearly 11,500 new coronavirus cases

Florida reports new single-day record with nearly 11,500 new coronavirus cases

Florida shattered its daily record for new coronavirus cases Saturday with health officials reporting over 11,000 confirmed cases. Read more ...

'Chaos and carnage!' Valtteri Bottas wins Austrian Grand Prix after...

'Chaos and carnage!' Valtteri Bottas wins Austrian Grand Prix after ACTION-PACKED F1 season opener

Finnish flyer Valtteri Bottas won the opening race of the 2020 Formula 1 season at the Austrian Grand Prix after a dramatic finale that saw teammate Lewis Hamilton denied a... Read more ...

Newspaper Equates Mask Mandate With Holocaust

Newspaper Equates Mask Mandate With Holocaust

A weekly Kansas newspaper whose publisher is a county Republican Party chairman posted a cartoon likening the Democratic governor's order requiring people to wear masks in... Read more ...