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Wisconsin raid shows the risk of illicit vapes

A bust this month in Wisconsin, where THC is illegal, offers an intimate look at the shadowy operations serving large numbers of teenagers and adults around the country who are using black market vaping products.

Drug companies seek removal of judge in landmark opioid case

The request comes after a series of rulings against the companies by US District Judge Dan Aaron Polster in the landmark trial slated to begin Oct. 21.

Legislation passes to put abortion pills in Calif. public universities

At a time when conservative states are sharply limiting abortion access, California signaled a new frontier in abortion rights Friday with the passage of legislation that would require all public universities in the state to provide medication abortion on campus.

Hamza bin Laden, once a possible heir to Al Qaeda, killed in US operation

Trump’s announcement comes more than a month after US officials suggested that the son of Osama bin Laden had been killed.

Drug companies seek removal of judge in landmark opioid case

Drug industry lawyers facing more than 2,000 lawsuits over their alleged roles in the opioid epidemic demanded Saturday that the federal judge overseeing the case step aside, questioning his impartiality because he has consistently urged both sides to settle the case.

Woman arrested after throwing red liquid on California Senate

California police have arrested a woman who threw a feminine hygiene device containing “what appeared to be blood” onto the floor of the state Senate, splashing onto lawmakers and forcing them to finish their work in a committee room on the final day of the legislative session.

Tropical Storm Humberto forms near Bahamas

A tropical depression near the Bahamas has strengthened into Tropical Storm Humberto.

‘My AR is ready for you’: Texas Republican lawmaker tells O’Rourke over mandatory buybacks

At Thursday’s Democratic debate, Beto O’Rourke made his stance on mandatory buybacks for assault weapons clear, leading to what O’Rourke called a “death threat” from a fellow Texas politician.