FDA threatens to pull new products from 21 e-cigarette companies 

The Food and Drug Administration is threatening to pull new e-cigarette products from shelves if the companies don’t prove they’re selling the items legally.

The FDA sent letters on Friday to 21 e-cigarette manufacturers requesting information to investigate whether they illegally introduced more than 40 new devices and nicotine liquids to the market without receiving agency approval.

Business units of Big Tobacco companies British American TobaccoImperial Brands and Japan Tobacco are among the manufacturers that received letters. Juul, the clear market leader, did not receive a letter because regulators already obtained the information during a recent surprise inspection of the company’s San Francisco headquarters.

Source: FDA threatens to pull new products from 21 e-cigarette companies 

Lindsey Buckingham Sues Fleetwood Mac Over Dismissal From Band – Rolling Stone

Lindsey Buckingham has filed a lawsuit against Fleetwood Mac for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of oral contract and intentional interference with prospective economic advantage, among other charges, according to legal documents obtained by Rolling Stone. The group parted ways with Buckingham in January and replaced him with Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and Neil Finn of Crowded House. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, states that he asked the group to postpone their tour three months so he could play shows with his solo band. He says plans were in place for the Rumours-era lineup to play 60 shows across North America when he was let go without warning.

Source: Lindsey Buckingham Sues Fleetwood Mac Over Dismissal From Band – Rolling Stone

Crew member on Tom Hanks’ ‘Mister Rogers’ film set dies after two-story fall | Fox News

A sound mixer died at the hospital Thursday after falling two stories off a balcony while working on the set of a biographical film about Fred Rogers, the late host of the popular children’s program “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” according to reports.

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Tom Hanks is Mister Rogers, coming to a neighborhood near you October 2019.

Source: Crew member on Tom Hanks’ ‘Mister Rogers’ film set dies after two-story fall | Fox News

Two federal judges nominated by Trump confirmed for Pa. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed two new federal judges in Pennsylvania who were nominated by President Donald Trump.

Peter Phipps, a federal prosecutor, will serve as judge in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Chad Kenney, who has been a Delaware County common pleas judge since 2003, will serve in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Source: Two federal judges nominated by Trump confirmed for Pa. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ancestry Sites Could Soon Expose Nearly Anyone’s Identity, Researchers Say

Genetic testing has helped plenty of people gain insight into their ancestry, and some services even help users find their long-lost relatives. But a new study published this week in Science suggests that the information uploaded to these services can be used to figure out your identity, regardless of whether you volunteered your DNA in the first place.

Source: Ancestry Sites Could Soon Expose Nearly Anyone’s Identity, Researchers Say

Trade war: China record surplus with the US in September, Beijing says

A worker transporting steel cables at a steel factory in Nantong, China. 
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A worker transporting steel cables at a steel factory in Nantong, China.

China recorded a record trade surplus of $34.13 billion with the U.S. in September amid intense trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies.

The world’s two largest economies are locked in a bitter trade dispute, with U.S. President Donald Trump taking issue with his country’s massive trade deficit against China.

For January-September, China’s trade surplus with the United States was $225.79 billion, compared with about $196.01 billion in the same period last year, Reuters calculations showed.

 

Source: Trade war: China record surplus with the US in September, Beijing says

Stephen Hawking FINAL THEORY: Scientist revealed THIS black hole secret | Science | News | Express.co.uk

STEPHEN Hawking’s final scientific paper has shed light on the deepest, darkest secrets of black holes – and this discovery could be his most crucial find yet.

Professor , who died age 76 in March this year, spent his last years studying the so-called black hole “information paradox”.

A close friend and colleague of the late physicist said Professor Hawking spent a good part of the last 40 years trying to crack the black hole conundrum.

The physicist’s work was finally completed just days before his death, aided by his colleagues at Cambridge and Harvard Universities.

Malcolm Perry, a professor of theoretical physics at Cambridge, co-authored the paper titled Black Hole Entropy and Soft Hair.

Source: Stephen Hawking FINAL THEORY: Scientist revealed THIS black hole secret | Science | News | Express.co.uk

Jodie Whittaker Wants Her ‘Doctor Who’ To Be Accessible To Everyone — Including You

Let’s get one thing out of the way: Jodie Whittaker is the first woman to take on the role of the Doctor in the British television staple Doctor Who, a pivot in the historically male casting that’s 55 years in the making. “The Doctor, particularly the way [new showrunner Chris Chibnall] has written, is so full of hope and has that amazing ability to continually learn even with this extraordinary hindsight,” she says. “And that’s a life lesson, to never feel like you know the answer. And I think as adults we can often prejudge a scenario… [we’re] sometimes closed off to the openness of what could happen, and I think that’s the opposite of the Doctor. That’s an extraordinary thing to play.”

Source: Jodie Whittaker Wants Her ‘Doctor Who’ To Be Accessible To Everyone — Including You

Washington State’s Supreme Court Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional | HuffPost

Washington state’s Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty is unconstitutional and converted to life in prison all pending death sentences in the state.

The court’s decision on Thursday was unanimous, with the justices determining that capital punishment is applied “in an arbitrary and racially biased manner.”

“The use of the death penalty is unequally applied — sometimes by where the crime took place, or the county of residence… or the race of the defendant,” the court said in its opinion. “The death penalty, as administered in our state, fails to serve any legitimate penological goal; thus, it violates article I, section 14 of our state constitution.”

Source: Washington State’s Supreme Court Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional | HuffPost

Pittsburgh Pirate, humanitarian Roberto Clemente celebrated with Google Doodle | WPXI

Google users will notice a Pittsburgh connection to Friday’s Google Doodle.

As a teenager, he joined the Puerto Rican amateur league in 1952, and a few years later, made his major league debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

As a Pirate, Roberto Clemente won multiple Golden Glove awards, 4 National League batting titles, 2 World Series rings, and was named the 1971 World Series MVP award.


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Source: Pittsburgh Pirate, humanitarian Roberto Clemente celebrated with Google Doodle | WPXI