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  • Timeline of electronic cigarettes milestones

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Late 2006: Electronic cigarettes first marketed in U.S. via kiosks in shopping malls and online. Early 2009: E-cigarette sellers sue the Food and Drug Administration after the agency told customs officials to refuse entry of shipments into U.S. June 2009: The Food and Drug...

  • FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. While the proposal being issued Thursday won't...

  • In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

    Updated: 6 min ago

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what they needed to rent an...

  • At a Glance: Electronic cigarettes

    Updated: 22 min ago

    ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES: The battery-powered devices made of plastic or metal heat a liquid nicotine solution, creating vapor that users inhale. Some models are disposable, and some are designed to be refilled with cartridges or tanks containing what enthusiasts call "e-juice." Some...

  • FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

    Updated: 38 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm...

  • Homeowner: 2 teens shot were 'vermin,' not human

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man who killed two teenagers who broke into his home can be heard on an audio recording talking to himself for hours after the shooting and at one point, apparently describing the slain teens as "vermin." Byron Smith, of Little Falls, faces...

  • Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    OPAL, Wyo. (AP) — A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub. There were no reports of injuries. The gas has been shut off, but people who were in Opal, about 100 miles...

  • Court won't review Michael Jackson doctor's case

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment. The decision by the state's highest court was the latest stop on Dr. Conrad Murray's...

  • Management, safety cited for radiation release

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Poor management, an eroding safety culture, ineffective maintenance and a lack of proper oversight are being blamed for a radiation release that contaminated 21 workers and shuttered the federal government's nuclear waste dump two months ago in southeastern...

  • A look at Oklahoma's execution drug secrecy case

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled late Wednesday that death row inmates Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them. The court, which is the highest in the state for civil cases, had previously halted their...

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