McConnell to introduce bill for a minimum age to buy tobacco of 21

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will introduce legislation to raise the federal minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 from 18.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will introduce legislation to raise the federal minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 from 18, he announced Thursday.

McConnell will introduce the legislation, called the McConnell bill, in May, he said. The bill will cover all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. McConnell’s backing marks the strongest support yet in Congress for what’s been dubbed “T21.”

“For some time, I’ve been hearing from the parents who are seeing an unprecedented spike in vaping among their teenage children,” McConnell said in a statement. “In addition, we all know people who started smoking at a young age and who struggled to quit as adults. Unfortunately it’s reaching epidemic levels around the country.”

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Pennsylvania State Police say they will hold two DUI checkpoints in Westmoreland County

 

Two sobriety checkpoints were announced this week by state police in .

One of the DUI checkpoints will be conducted by police from the Greensburg barracks; the other will be run by troopers out of the Belle Vernon station.

Police are not required to disclose a specific location or date, although troopers from Belle Vernon said their checkpoint would take place during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

“The purpose of the checkpoint is to decrease deaths, injuries and property damage caused by impaired drivers” and “decrease the number of impaired drivers on the roadways,” state police from Greensburg said in a written statement.

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Ex-Chipotle Manager Awarded Almost $8 Million For Wrongful Termination « CBS Pittsburgh

A jury has awarded nearly $8 million dollars to the former manager of a Chipotle Mexican Grill for wrongful termination.

Jeanette Ortiz was accused in 2015 of stealing $626 in cash from a safe at the restaurant in Fresno. Her bosses claimed the theft was recorded on surveillance video, but when Ortiz asked to see the evidence she was told it had been destroyed.

Ortiz filed a wrongful termination suit. The Fresno Bee reports that last week jurors ordered Chipotle to pay her $7.97 million in damages.

The panel ruled Ortiz was a victim of a scheme to defame her for filing a worker’s compensation claim for a job-related injury to her wrist.

Source: Ex-Chipotle Manager Awarded Almost $8 Million For Wrongful Termination « CBS Pittsburgh

Chili’s says some restaurants hit by data breach | 6abc.com

Chili’s says it has been hit with a data breach.

In a statement released Saturday, the company says the “data incident” affects in-restaurant purchases made between March 2018 and April 2018 at certain Chili’s restaurants.

Chili’s says it believes the malware was used to gather credit or debit card information as well as cardholder names.

According to the statement, the company learned of the breach on Friday.

Source: Chili’s says some restaurants hit by data breach | 6abc.com