Rare coin of Britain's King Edward VIII fetches record price

LONDON (AP) — One of the world's rarest coins, a gold piece bearing the image of Britain's King Edward VIII before his abdication, has sold for 1 million pounds ($1.3 million), setting a new record fo...

Milan designers hybridize menswear for next fall/winter

MILAN (AP) — Milan designers continued their exploration of the shifting roles and representations of men in changing times. The design language during Milan Fashion Week veered fro...

Texas city paid Enrique Iglesias $485,000 for 2015 concert

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A South Texas city used $485,000 in taxpayer money to pay singer Enrique Iglesias to perform at a holiday concert in 2015, according to contract details made public this week. ...

Trump plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavors

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers, but with major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults who use t...

Bill to raise tobacco age has unlikely allies: Altria, Juul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is moving to pass the biggest new sales restrictions on tobacco products in more than a decade, with support from two unlikely backers: Marlboro-cigarette maker Altria and v...

Senate OKs Trump's FDA nominee despite unclear vaping agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed Dr. Stephen Hahn to lead the Food and Drug Administration despite concerns about how he will confront the growing problem of underage vaping. ...

Roger Federer first living man on Swiss franc

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer will become the first living Swiss to have a coin bearing his image, BBC reported on Monday (Dec. 2). The Federal Mint, Sw...

No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors in Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts became the first state to ban flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping products, including menthol cigarettes, after Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law on Wedn...

Health groups urge Trump to move ahead with e-cig flavor ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health advocates are encouraging President Donald Trump to move forward with a federal ban on thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes. Trump is meeting at the Whi...

First Marvel Comics issue sells in Texas for $1.26 million

DALLAS (AP) — A rare near-mint condition copy of the first Marvel Comics comic book has sold at auction in Dallas for $1.26 million. Heritage Auctions says the Marvel Comics No. 1 fr...

Massachusetts OKs ban on flavored vaping, tobacco products

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers passed a groundbreaking ban Thursday on the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes. The bill would also plac...

Nerf gun, Power Rangers claw cited by toy safety watchdog

BOSTON (AP) — A Nerf dart gun, ice cream-scented Nickelodeon slime and a plastic Power Rangers claw are among the toys topping a consumer safety group's list of worst toys for the holidays. ...

Trump backing off banning vaping flavors popular with teens

When President Donald Trump boarded Air Force One to fly to a Kentucky campaign rally two weeks ago, a plan was in place for him to give final approval to a plan to ban most flavored e-cigarettes. ...

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Juul halts sales of mint, its top-selling e-cigarette flavor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juul Labs says it will halt sales of its best-selling mint-flavored electronic cigarettes. The company said in a statement Thursday the move is in response to new r...