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Juul Labs sought to court AGs as teen vaping surged

WASHINGTON — It was a blunt warning about the dangers of youth vaping: Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced late last month that his state had joined 38 others to investigate whether Juul Labs, the nation’s largest electronic cigarette compa

Seeking trial delay, sheriff makes false COVID-19 claim

ATHENS, Ala. — Lawyers for a longtime Alabama sheriff seeking a delay in his Monday theft trial wrongly claimed the officer was being tested for the illness caused by a new coronavirus.
Cruise docks at Florida port after virus test clears crew

Cruise docks at Florida port after virus test clears crew

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Regal Princess cruise ship finally pulled into a Florida port and passengers began disembarking after two crew members tested negative for coronavirus.
Royal farewell: Harry, Meghan on final duty before new life

Royal farewell: Harry, Meghan on final duty before new life

LONDON — It’s definitely a farewell. But will it be fond? Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will fulfil their final royal commitment when they appear Monday at the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London.
Booker endorses Biden, says he'll 'restore honour' to office

Booker endorses Biden, says he'll 'restore honour' to office

WASHINGTON — Former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey has endorsed former Vice-President Joe Biden.
North Korea flies out foreign diplomats amid virus fight

North Korea flies out foreign diplomats amid virus fight

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — A special North Korean flight believed to be carrying dozens of diplomats and other foreigners arrived in Russia's Far East on Monday, as the North tightens a lockdown intended to fend off the coronavirus.
Indian Wells tennis postponed after coronavirus confirmed

Indian Wells tennis postponed after coronavirus confirmed

The BNP Paribas Open, the near-major tennis tournament set to begin this week in the California desert, won't be played as scheduled after a case of coronavirus was confirmed in the Coachella Valley. It's the largest U.S.
N. Korea fires weapons after threatening 'momentous' action

N. Korea fires weapons after threatening 'momentous' action

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea fired three short-range projectiles off its east coast on Monday, South Korea’s military said, two days after the North threatened to take “momentous” action to protest outside condemnation over its earlier liv
Italy quarantines north in drastic bid to slow virus spread

Italy quarantines north in drastic bid to slow virus spread

ROME — Italy took a page from China’s playbook Sunday, attempting to lock down 16 million people — more than a quarter of its population — for nearly a month to halt the relentless march of the new coronavirus across Europe.
Oil plunges 25% as another virus-fueled trading week begins

Oil plunges 25% as another virus-fueled trading week begins

NEW YORK — Oil prices are plunging amid concern a dispute among producers could lead a global economy weakened by COVID-19 to be awash in an oversupply of crude. Brent crude, the international standard, lost $11.44, or 25.3%, to $33.