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New York could try to keep alive flavored e-cigarette ban

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 11:22pm

New York's ban on flavored e-cigarettes is still held up in court but the state may try to keep it alive and expand it to include menthol.

Asian shares mixed as Fed leaves rates unchanged

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 11:08pm

Asian shares were mixed Thursday after a wobbly day on Wall Street following the Federal Reserve announcement it would leave interest rates unchanged.

Push to accelerate mustang captures draws fire in Congress

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 10:44pm

Two House committee chairmen are trying to put the brakes on money for a new Trump administration proposal to accelerate the capture of 130,000 wild horses across the West over the next 10 years.

State: Water safe around Detroit River aggregate spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 7:08pm

Tests performed near where construction aggregate material spilled into the Detroit River have found the water meets all quality standards, Michigan officials announced Wednesday.

Texas has executed a death row inmate who killed a supervisor at a state prison shoe factory nearly 17 years ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 6:33pm

Texas has executed a death row inmate who killed a supervisor at a state prison shoe factory nearly 17 years ago.

Arizona official in human smuggling case seeks to keep seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 6:20pm

An Arizona elected official accused of paying women from a poor Pacific island nation to give their babies up for adoption in the United States made an appeal Wednesday to keep his job.

Charges dropped, brothers in hemp-pot mixup look to sue NYC

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 5:45pm

The bust was a bust, and it could end up costing New York City some serious green.

Reese Witherspoon honored at Women in Entertainment gala

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 5:21pm

Reese Witherspoon remembered when she met with several film production studios in 2011 to ask them how many movies were being developed for women.

Arkansas temporarily halted from enforcing meat-labeling law

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 5:03pm

A federal judge on Wednesday restricted Arkansas from enforcing a law that bans using terms such as “burger” or “sausage” to sell vegetarian and vegan products.

Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz to retire after 38 years

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 4:16pm

He was the face of Toyota in the U.S. during the automaker's unintended-acceleration crisis. He steered it through the Great Recession, started and closed the youth-oriented Scion brand and reorganized the company's North American operations.

Jersey City victims remembered as dedicated, charitable

Deepti Hajela and Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 3:48pm

The victims of Tuesday's shooting in Jersey City included a veteran police officer, a mother of three, a rabbinical student and a store employee.

House OKs defense bill, parental leave for federal workers

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 3:42pm

The House on Wednesday passed its annual defense policy measure, which combined a $738 billion Pentagon price tag with legislation to provide federal employees with 12 weeks of paid parental leave.

Sandy Hook lawsuit against gun-maker set for trial in 2021

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 3:40pm

A Connecticut judge said Wednesday a lawsuit by families of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims against Remington Arms will go to trial in September of 2021.

Washington state OKs some of the nation's toughest OT rules

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 3:30pm

Washington state is adopting some of the nation's most aggressive overtime rules, restoring protections for hundreds of thousands of salaried workers and taking what supporters say is a crucial step toward rebuilding the middle class.

Epstein lawyer disappointed women won't give up lawsuits

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 3:22pm

A lawyer for Jeffrey Epstein's estate said Wednesday he is disappointed that women who say the financier sexually attacked them aren't suspending lawsuits to join a special compensation fund, but an attorney for one woman says lawsuits are the better route, at least for now.

Report: Weinstein reaches tentative $25M deal with accusers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 3:16pm

Harvey Weinstein and his former film studio's board have reached a tentative $25 million settlement that would end nearly every sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against him and his company, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

UAW workers ratify new contract with Fiat Chrysler

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 3:07pm

Unionized workers at Fiat Chrysler have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new four-year contract with the company.

Tips for using flexible spending dollars before year's end

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 2:32pm

Still have money set aside for medical expenses that you need to spend by the end of the year?

Ryan Reynolds says he related to Peloton actress' plight

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 2:12pm

Ryan Reynolds says he relates to the social media criticism heaped on the Peloton ad actress. In fact, that feeling led him to hire her for a commercial promoting his gin company.