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FDA’s departing chief considers yanking nicotine vaping pods off the market

March 19, 2019 |

With weeks to go in his tenure atop the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb squared off with two companies at the center of his efforts to halt a surge in teen vaping.

Gottlieb, who plans to leave his post April 5, said at an event in Washington that his agency may need to pull pod-based…


L.A. Times – Business

Chief Justice Roberts’ recent votes raise doubts about ‘conservative revolution’ on Supreme Court

March 2, 2019 |

Chief Justice John Roberts’ recent votes aligning with the Supreme Court’s liberal wing have raised questions about whether a widely anticipated “conservative revolution” on the nation’s highest court will materialize anytime soon.
FOX News

‘Rogue’ Email From Grand Canyon Safety Chief Warns About Radiation

February 19, 2019 |

A whistleblower at Grand Canyon National Park has made a startling disclosure in what the Arizona Republic calls a “rogue” email: Three 5-gallon paint buckets of uranium ore were stored for 18 years in one of the park’s buildings, possibly exposing tourists and workers to radiation. In a Feb. 4…
Newser

GOP Operative Handled Ballots Illegally: NC Elections Chief

February 19, 2019 |

A Republican operative, who last year rounded up votes for a GOP candidate running for Congress, conducted an illegal and well-funded ballot-harvesting operation, North Carolina’s elections director said Monday. The director’s testimony came on the first day of a hearing into whether mail-in ballots were tampered with in a race…
Newser

FEMA Chief Steps Down

February 13, 2019 |

The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is resigning, months after an investigation found he misused government vehicles to travel to his home in North Carolina. Brock Long said in a letter Wednesday to agency employees that he was resigning to spend more time with his family, the AP…
Newser

Apple taps iPhone executive to be first augmented reality marketing chief

February 12, 2019 |

Apple Inc. assigned a longtime iPhone executive as its first head of marketing for augmented reality, demonstrating the importance of the technology to the company’s future.

Frank Casanova moved from leading iPhone marketing for wireless carriers into the new role this month. On his LinkedIn profile,…


L.A. Times – Business

Rob Lowe in Hot Water After Elizabeth Warren ‘Chief’ Tweet

February 11, 2019 |

Elizabeth Warren officially entered the 2020 race on Saturday, and it caught the eye of Rob Lowe—whose tweet on the matter then caught a lot of eyes. “Elizabeth Warren would bring a whole new meaning to Commander in ‘Chief,'” the 54-year-old Parks and Rec star noted in a…
Newser

CNN

Ex-Blackwater chief linked to Xinjiang ‘training center’

February 3, 2019 |

A company that counts former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince among its investors said it plans to build a “training center” in China’s far western region of Xinjiang, an area where the Chinese government is accused of carrying out a wide-ranging security clampdown targeting Muslim minority groups.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Lockheed Martin defends F-35 Joint Strike Fighter after criticism from Defense chief

January 30, 2019 |

Executives from Bethesda, Md., defense giant Lockheed Martin sought to reassure investors after a top Defense Department official criticized the cost of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a nearly $ 90-million jet that is the crown jewel of Lockheed’s business, in a news conference Tuesday morning.


L.A. Times – Business