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  • Oct 11- Indiana on Thursday confirmed two more deaths from a mysterious lung illness linked to e-cigarettes, bringing the total number of fatalities to 29 across the country, as U.S. health officials investigate the outbreak that has shown no signs of easing. Latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed 1,299 confirmed and probable...

  • Tariffs are a useful vehicle but not the right long-term solution, Congressman says

    Ron Estes, the Republican Congressman for Kansas, discusses the Sino-U.S. trade war and China's trustworthiness as an economic partner.

  • Oct 10- Deaths from a mysterious lung illness linked to e-cigarettes rose to 25 across 21 U.S. states, with Utah on Wednesday confirming the state's first death. Latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed 1,080 confirmed and probable cases of the illness as of Oct. 1. **States that have reported deaths: Alabama, California, Delaware,...

  • Oct 8- Massachusetts state health officials on Monday confirmed one death from a mysterious lung illness linked to e-cigarettes, bringing the total number of fatalities to 21 across 18 U.S. states. **States that have reported deaths: Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey,...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- Two public school districts on Monday sued Juul Labs Inc, accusing the company of endangering their students and draining their resources by marketing its addictive e-cigarettes to teenagers. The St. Charles, Missouri, and Olathe, Kansas, public school systems appeared to be the first school districts to join the rising wave of litigation against...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- The U.S. Supreme Court kicks off its new term this week, with a major dispute on tap over whether a landmark decades-old federal anti-discrimination law that bars sex discrimination in the workplace protects gay and transgender employees. President Donald Trump's administration has argued that Title VII does not cover sexual orientation...

  • Oct 3- Delaware and Alabama state health officials confirmed one death each from a mysterious lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes, bringing the total number of fatalities to 18 across 15 U.S. states. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed more than 800 confirmed and probable cases of the illness as of Sept. 24.

  • ST. LOUIS, Oct 1- Consolidation among the U.S.' s smaller banks in recent years has raised concerns about the rise of financial "deserts" in rural communities, and of megabanks gobbling up neighborhood institutions. Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman, appointed to the central bank because of her community banking background, arrived at an annual community...

  • Oct 1- Nebraska reported one death from a mysterious lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes, the state's public health officials said, joining 10 other U.S. states to report fatalities. There have been 12 deaths and 805 confirmed and probable cases so far, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest data as of Thursday.

  • DENVER, Sept 26- The Landmark Theaters chain will ban costumes and masks for moviegoers during screenings of the film "Joker", it said on Thursday, following concerns expressed by families involved in a 2012 mass shooting during a Batman film in Colorado. Landmark joins the nation's largest movie chain, Kansas- based AMC Theatres, which has banned masks in theatres...

  • As of Sept. 24, the confirmed deaths were reported in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, and Oregon, the CDC said. The House of Representatives began public hearings about the illness this week while Massachusetts imposed a four-month ban on sales of all vaping products, including those used for tobacco and...

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, Sept 24- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is scheduled to join United Auto Workers members on a picket line in Detroit on Wednesday, underscoring the extent to which the longest auto worker strike in nearly 30 years has become a political event. Their oratory comes on the heels of President Donald Trump's vows to protect...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 24- Hundreds more Americans have been sickened by a severe vaping-related illness, with the official tally set to be updated on Thursday, according to a U.S. health official speaking at a congressional hearing on Tuesday. "We believe that probably hundreds more have come in since the numbers we released last week," said Anne Schuchat, principal...

  • The 1st Infantry Division Headquarters at Fort Riley, Kan.

    The solider, Jarrett William Smith, 24, of Fort Riley, Kansas, was charged with one count of distributing information related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction, according to the Department of Justice.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 19- U.S. health officials said on Thursday there are now 530 confirmed and probable cases and seven deaths from severe lung-related illnesses tied to vaping, and there are no signs that the outbreak is easing. No individual vapers will be targeted, said Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products. The confirmed deaths were...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to confirm Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman to a full 14- year term. The Senate voted to confirm her to a full term by a vote of 60 to 31.. A former Kansas state banking regulator, Bowman had been originally nominated by President Donald Trump to fill a seat on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 9- Front-month live cattle futures fell to a nine-year low on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Monday under pressure from weak cash prices and large supplies. Cash cattle are expected to trade around $98 per cwt this week in Texas and Kansas, down from $100 last week and $103 two weeks ago, according to traders. "The packers are pretty much in control...

  • Cash cattle traded at $100 per cwt this week in Texas and Kansas, traders said, down from $103 last week. USDA said select cutout fell $2.53 Friday to $201.94. "It's obviously the cash market weakness- $3 lower in Kansas and quite a bit lower on a dressed basis in Nebraska," Brock Associates analyst Doug Houghton said of Friday's sell-off.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 5- Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures fell to contract lows on Thursday as cash cattle prices declined from last week and wholesale beef prices extended their slide, traders said. Cash cattle traded at $100 per cwt in Texas and Kansas, traders said, down from $103 last week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture late Thursday quoted choice...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 5- The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose modestly last week, suggesting little impact on the labor market from trade tensions, which have eroded business confidence and undercut manufacturing. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 217,000 for the...