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Former Juul user sues company after being hospitalized, placed in coma

Josie_Desmarais/iStock(NEW YORK) — When 21-year-old Connor Evans was admitted to a Pennsylvania hospital for two and a half weeks in May for lung-related issues, he was shocked. “My lungs were filled up to — 80% of the capacity was filled with fluid,” he told ABC News’ Good Morning America. “So I would cough and — […]

Macy's bans fur sales in move celebrated by animal rights activists

AlexandreFagundes/iStock(NEW YORK) — Macy’s has formally announced that it will stop selling fur by the end of the 2020 fiscal year in a move that comes less than two weeks after California became the first state to ban the sale of new fur products. The retail giant said that fur will no longer be sold […]

Federal employees on public lands see anti-government threats as 'part of the job'

kellyvandellen/iStock(NEW YORK) — Federal employees have faced hundreds of threats in recent years, especially in agencies that manage federal lands, forests and national wildlife refuges around the country. A new report found that employees from the Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service and National Park Service faced at least 360 threats […]

Opioid companies reach tentative settlement just before landmark trial in Ohio

BCFC/iStock(CLEVELAND) — Hours before a landmark opioid trial was set to start in an Ohio courthouse, major drug distributors and a manufacturer agreed to a tentative settlement, according to lawyers representing the thousands of communities involved in the case. The settlement agreement between opioid drug distributors Cardinal Health, McKesson and Amerisource Bergen, as well as […]

Halloween spending expected to reach $8.8 billion in 2019

mediaphotos/iStock(NEW YORK) — This Halloween, beware of how the holiday will hit your wallet. Halloween spending is projected to reach $8.8 billion this year, with each shopper spending an average of $86.27 on the holiday, according to a report from the National Retail Federation. Still, that’s down from 2018, when Halloween spending was projected to […]

As panic buttons become more common, some hotel workers say they are still waiting

monkeybusinessimages/iStock(BOSTON) — Fatoumata Bah has worked in the hotel industry since 2001, when she immigrated to the country from Senegal. But she has not received a paycheck since early September when she and 75 colleagues walked off their jobs at a hotel in Boston and began a month-long strike. Top on the list of their […]

Boeing pilots messaged about 737 Max issues years before 2 crashes killed 346

Robert Michaud/iStock(NEW YORK) — Internal messages between two Boeing pilots appear to show the company knew about problems with an automated system in the 737 Max aircraft in 2016, two years before two separate crashes involving the Max killed 346 people. In a document obtained by ABC News, Boeing’s chief technical pilot, Mark Forkner, told […]

Oracle Co-CEO Mark Hurd dies at 62

wellesenterprises/iStock(NEW YORK) —  Mark Hurd, a tech industry tycoon and the co-CEO of Oracle, died on Friday, according to co-founder Larry Ellison. Hurd was 62. “It is with a profound sense of sadness and loss that I tell everyone here at Oracle that Mark Hurd passed away early this morning,” Ellison wrote in a statement […]

Johnson & Johnson recalls some baby powder after asbestos found

Wachiwit/iStock(NEW YORK) — Johnson & Johnson is voluntarily recalling around 33,000 bottles of baby powder after traces of asbestos were found, the company announced Friday. The contamination was found in a single bottle of Johnson’s baby powder purchased from an online retailer, prompting the lot, or around 33,000 bottles, to be recalled, the company said. […]

Qantas flight from NY to Sydney will mark world's longest nonstop flight

Kristian1108/iStock(NEW YORK) — The world’s longest nonstop flight will take to the skies Friday night. The flight, operated by Qantas, is scheduled to leave from New York at 9 p.m. on Friday and arrive in Sydney, Australia shortly after 7 a.m. on Sunday, making the trip a total of 20 hours. The Australian carrier has […]