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FDA using criminal investigators to probe vaping crisis as number sick soars to 530

Marccophoto/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Federal Drug Administration has been using their criminal investigators to look into the rash of illnesses surrounding the use of vaping products, Mitch Zeller, the director of the Center for Tobacco Products for the FDA, said in a press conference on Thursday.The investigators will not be pursuing any individuals or companies and…read more »

Amazon vows to meet the Paris climate agreement requirements 10 years early

jetcityimage/iStock(SEATTLE) — Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos announced the company’s sweeping new efforts to combat climate change and revealed a new corporate pledge to meet the international Paris Agreement 10 years early — committing to net zero carbon emissions by the year 2040.Bezos and the advocacy group Global Optimism revealed the “Climate Pledge” at an event…read more »

Instagram announces new policies for promoting diet products, cosmetic procedures

bombuscreative/iStock(MENLO PARK, Calif.) — Instagram announced new policies for promoting certain weight loss products and cosmetic procedures on its platform and in some cases the problematic content will be removed entirely.The Facebook-owned social media giant and the influencers who use it to do business have caused controversy for how diet or detox teas and other…read more »

Mark Zuckerberg in DC Thursday to discuss ‘future internet regulation’

alexsl/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is heading to Capitol Hill today for a series of closed-door meetings about “future internet regulation.”“Mark is in Washington, D.C., to meet with policymakers and talk about future internet regulation,” Facebook told ABC News in a statement Thursday. “There are no public events planned.”The tech executive’s visit…read more »

Video shows Delta pilot charged with trying to fly while intoxicated before arrest

LETG Jail(MINNEAPOLIS) — New surveillance video appears to show the “suspicious” movements of a pilot, who is now accused of trying to fly a plane while intoxicated, moments before he made his way onto a Delta Airlines aircraft preparing for takeoff.The edited video from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was obtained by ABC News on Wednesday.…read more »

American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging plane had ISIS video: Prosecutors

spyderskidoo/iStock(MIAMI) — The American Airlines mechanic authorities say sabotaged a jetliner by tampering with a plane’s navigation system just before takeoff was denied bail Wednesday after prosecutors said he had an ISIS propaganda video showing graphic murders on his cellphone. Authorities in Miami have charged Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani with one count of willfully damaging,…read more »

Health care, tech industries dominate Glassdoor’s ranking of highest-paying jobs

iStock(NEW YORK) — Tech and health care industries dominated Glassdoor’s annual breakdown of the highest-paying jobs and companies in the U.S. in 2019.The top four highest-paying jobs on the list are all related to health care. While health care professionals earn the most according to the career website’s top 25 highest-paying jobs, a majority of…read more »