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  • Wyoming gas explosion prompts evacuation of town

    OPAL, Wyo. (AP) — Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming. No injuries were reported in the explosion Wednesday in Opal, a town of about 95 people about 100 miles...

  • Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly approves of the idea. The Vermont House...

  • FDA proposes extending its oversight of tobacco

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government wants to extend its oversight of tobacco to include cigars, hookah, nicotine gels, pipe tobacco and dissolvable tobacco products. The Food and Drug Administration proposal being issued Thursday would ban sales to minors and require approval for new...

  • FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. While the proposal being issued Thursday won't immediately mean...

  • In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A growing number of families are living in hotels along U.S. 192 in central Florida's tourist corridor because they can't afford anything else and their county has no shelters for the estimated 1,216 homeless households with children. The problem has created a backlash...

  • China to open 8 state industries for investment

    BEIJING (AP) — China's government says it will open 80 projects in eight state-run industries to private and foreign investors as part of efforts to make its slowing economy more productive. The announcement late Wednesday is the latest in a series of policy changes aimed at carrying out the...

  • FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or...

  • At a Glance: Electronic cigarettes

    ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES: The battery-powered devices made of plastic or metal heat a liquid nicotine solution, creating vapor that users inhale. Some models are disposable, and some are designed to be refilled with cartridges or tanks containing what enthusiasts call "e-juice." Some e-cigarettes...

  • Timeline of electronic cigarettes milestones

    Late 2006: Electronic cigarettes first marketed in U.S. via kiosks in shopping malls and online. Early 2009: E-cigarette sellers sue the Food and Drug Administration after the agency told customs officials to refuse entry of shipments into U.S. June 2009: The Food and Drug Administration said...

  • Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

    OPAL, Wyo. (AP) — A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub. There were no reports of injuries. The gas has been shut off, but people who were in Opal, about 100 miles northeast of...

  • Initiative seeks to legalize pot in Nevada

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A pro-marijuana group hoping to ride a wave of mounting acceptance for cannabis filed an initiative petition Wednesday seeking to legalize recreational pot use in Nevada. The measure backed by a group called Campaign to Regulate Marijuana would allow adults 21 and...

  • Wal-Mart cut former CEO's pay 73 percent in 2013

    NEW YORK (AP) — The pay of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s outgoing CEO fell 73 percent in 2013 because he received a lower performance-based bonus and he didn't get stock awards that are given in anticipation of future performance. The world's largest retailer gave Duke, 64, a compensation package...

  • Buffett disapproves of Coca-Cola's pay plan

    NEW YORK (AP) — Warren Buffett criticized Coca-Cola's pay plan for its executives on Wednesday. Buffett, whose company is Coca-Cola's largest shareholder, called the plan "excessive" in an interview on CNBC after it was approved at the beverage maker's annual meeting. But he said Berkshire...

  • Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui

    HONOLULU (AP) — Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after the freezing, low-pressure ordeal, airport officials said...

  • Asian stocks mixed on Obama visit, US dip

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares lacked a clear direction in early Thursday trading as players took a mostly wait-and-see view ahead of talks between Japan's prime minister and visiting President Barack Obama. Adding to the mixed view was the fall on Wall Street overnight, despite a solid earnings...



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