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Associated Press
September 23, 2019 - 9:01 am
CHICAGO (AP/KFTK) — Illinois lawmakers this fall will consider banning most flavored vaping products, following recent restrictions that some other states have enacted amid concerns about the safety of vaping and its allure to young people. The legislation sponsored by Democratic state Rep. Deb...
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Associated Press
September 20, 2019 - 1:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP/KFTK) — Walmart says it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam's Clubs following a string illnesses and deaths related to vaping. A man who died in St. Louis this week was the first vaping-related death in the state of Missouri and eighth overall in the...
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September 19, 2019 - 4:02 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) - A Missouri man has died due to his use of e-cigarettes, reports the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). The man was in his mid-40s and had "no prior lung illness" before he started vaping to fight "chronic pain issues." This is the first vaping-related death...
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Cokie Roberts
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Associated Press
September 17, 2019 - 10:00 am
She was a congressional reporter and analyst who co-anchored the Sunday political show "This Week" with Sam Donaldson from 1996 to 2002.
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Digital Content Producer
September 13, 2019 - 9:48 am
(KFTK/AP) - Singer Eddie Money has died at 70-years-old, his family announced on Friday, Sept. 13. He was known for hits such as "Baby Hold On," "Two Tickets to Paradise," "Shakin," and "Take Me Home Tonight" and was at the height of his career in the 1980s. A statement provided by his family reads...
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Associated Press
August 23, 2019 - 2:43 pm
By DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois health officials said Friday that a patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died, which could make it the first death in the United States linked to the smoking alternative that has become popular with teens and young...
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August 09, 2019 - 9:52 am
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Mayor James Knowles III was doing volunteer cleanup work at the Ferguson Farmers Market when he got a phone call that a teenager had been fatally shot by a police officer . Videographer Chris Phillips, who lived in the apartment complex where 18-year-old Michael Brown was...
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August 05, 2019 - 4:07 pm
(AP) — Neil deGrasse Tyson has learned after a tweet that pointing out truths is not always helpful. The astrophysicist and author apologized Monday for a Sunday tweet in which he noted more people died in less attention-getting ways in the same two-day period as a pair of mass shootings. He...
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July 25, 2019 - 4:31 pm
(KFTK) - A police narcotics dog died after getting while searching an Alabama prison over the weekend, after he became sick from an unknown substance, officials say. "Jake" died of pneumonia complications two days after collapsing inside Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore County, Alabama...
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July 22, 2019 - 11:02 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Costa Rican Health Ministry says it has confirmed 19 deaths from consumption of alcohol tainted with methanol. The ministry said in a Friday report that the investigation continues, but so far it has counted 14 men and five women who have died after drinking adulterated...
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