New York court blocks state ban on flavored e-cigarettes

(Reuters) – A New York court on Thursday temporarily halted a state ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, giving the embattled vaping industry a breather just a day before the state’s prohibition was due to take effect. FILE PHOTO: A man uses a vape as he walks on Broadway in New York City, U.S.,… read more

‘This looks so bad,’ says white Texas cop on horseback, leading black man on a rope

(Reuters) – One of two white police officers who rode through the streets of Galveston, Texas, on horseback escorting a black man walking tethered to a rope is heard saying: “This is going to look really bad” in newly released police video footage of the incident. Galveston police officer Amanda Smith secures Donald Neely with… read more

Security stepped up as ‘Joker’ opens in U.S. movie theaters

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Police in major U.S. cities were on alert on Thursday as “Joker” opened in movie theaters after weeks of publicity surrounding its disturbing portrait of a bullied loner raised fears it might spark violence. A billboard advertising the film “Joker” is pictured in Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 2, 2019.… read more

Trump publicly asks China to investigate Biden, even amid impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Thursday again invited foreign interference in a U.S. presidential election by publicly calling on China to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, the kind of request that has already triggered an impeachment inquiry in Congress. The Republican president told reporters he believed both China and Ukraine should look… read more

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