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  • Kaine, McConnell bill would raise minimum age to buy tobacco, including e-cigarettes, to 21

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEXSTAR) — This week the CDC reported 1,479 lung injury cases associated with the use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products nationwide. On Friday, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) met with students to discuss efforts to address the epidemic. Health advocates have long raised alarms that the products are getting youths addicted to nicotine. Kaine hopes his bill, the Tobacco-Free Youth Act, can help. The bill is co-sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and would raise the […]

  • Video shows Oregon coach disarming student, embracing him before police arrive

    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Surveillance video obtained first by KOIN 6 News shows the dramatic moment when Parkrose High School football coach Keanon Lowe disarmed a student carrying a loaded shotgun on campus. Angel Granados-Diaz was 18 when he brought the gun to school on May 17. The video — obtained Friday from the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office through a public records request — is the visual accompaniment to the story recounted by Lowe during a press conference earlier this year. […]

  • White House reaches ceasefire agreement with Turkey while lawmakers on Capitol Hill weigh sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – The US and Turkey have a deal. On Thursday the two countries worked out a ceasefire agreement. That included an immediate 120-hour military pause while Kurdish forces move to a safe zone. Then a permanent ceasefire to follow. Before this news broke, lawmakers on Capitol Hill were calling for strict sanctions against the country for invading northeastern Syria. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said, “what Turkey did in Syria is unacceptable.” Graham introduced a bill to apply new […]

  • Ohio woman arrested after breaking into home attempting to give 2-year-old bath

    COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A Columbus mother says she was horrified when she woke up and found another woman inside her home, getting ready to give her 2-year-old son a bath. “I’ve never heard of anything like this,” Areica Hill said. Hill told WCMH that she awoke Wednesday morning to the sound of a dog barking in her home. “I get up and I walk to my door and the way my house is set up, I can look down the […]

  • Union workers urge Senators to pass pension protections

    WASHINGTON (Nexstar) — A group of Democratic Senators continue to sound the alarm, saying that the pension you will one day depend upon could be at risk. That’s because the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, the government agency that insures private-sector pensions, could run out of money as soon as 2026. That means if your employer defaults on your pension, the PBGC won’t have the money to cover your loss. Democrats say they have a plan to fix this, but accuse […]

  • SCOTUS to decide if states can prosecute undocumented workers for identity theft

    WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a case that will determine whether states have the power to prosecute undocumented immigrants for identity theft. In Kansas v. Garcia, the state of Kansas is asking the justices to uphold its prosecution of three people in the country illegally for identity theft. The justices are being asked to define where to draw the line between state and federal enforcement. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt argued that the specific federal documents […]

  • Could America’s cars stop drunk drivers from driving at all?

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nexstar) — What if your car wouldn’t let you drive drunk? Two senators want automakers to build technology into every new car that would, essentially, take away your key if you’ve had a few too many. Fighting back tears, Meghan Abbas held the last pictures of her brother and his family. In January, her family of five was returning home from the holidays when a truck slammed into their car. The driver had a blood-alcohol level nearly four […]

  • Trump administration rolls out plan to prevent suicide among veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEXSTAR) — Each year, the CDC says 45,000 Americans die from suicide, and it’s estimated that as many as 6,000 of those are veterans. Now the White House is unveiling plans it hopes will bring those numbers down. The White House calls it “PREVENTS” — short for the “Presidents Roadmap To Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide.” “The overarching goal is to finally…have a national conversation about suicide prevention,” said Robert Wilkie, Secretary of Veterans […]

  • Man arrested for underage drinking at Iowa bar had fake ‘McLovin’ ID, police say

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — Police are showing why using a fake ID is a “Superbad” idea. At about 12:31 a.m. Friday, officers arrested Daniel Alfredo Burleson, 20, of Des Moines, after police spotted him drinking a cocktail containing vodka at an Iowa City bar, KCRG reports. Police say he wouldn’t give his ID, but when an officer led him out of the bar, he turned over an ID revealing his true age. When the officer asked for his fake ID, Burleson reportedly […]

  • Wheel of Fortune contestant says he’s ‘trapped in a loveless marriage’ during hilarious introduction

    Could it be the best “Wheel of Fortune” introduction of all time? Blair Davis appeared on Monday night’s episode of the game show. Host Pat Sajak introduced Davis as a trucking business owner from Cardiff, California, and then asked him to talk more about his family: “I’ve been trapped in a loveless marriage for the last 12 years to an old battle-ax named Kim. She cursed my life with three step-children named Star, RJ, and Ryan, and I have one […]

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