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CDC revises down number of vaping-related illnesses across U.S.

CDC revises down number of vaping-related illnesses across U.S.

The U.S. government has refined how it is evaluating an outbreak of breathing illnesses in people who vape, now counting only cases that are most closely linked to electronic cigarette use. Health officials on Thursday said 380 confirmed cases and probable cases have been reported in 36 states and one U.S. territory. That marks a ...
GM UAW janitors in Tennessee told to cross picket line if autoworkers strike

GM UAW janitors in Tennessee told to cross picket line if autoworkers strike

A local UAW leader has told janitorial workers at General Motors’ manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, to cross the picket line if GM hourly workers strike there. Leadec Industrial Services workers are caught in the middle as the clock winds down to the midnight Saturday deadline for GM and the UAW to reach a tentative agreement for a new contract. ...
The Biggest iPhone News Is a Tiny New Chip Inside It

The Biggest iPhone News Is a Tiny New Chip Inside It

This week, as they do every year around this time, Apple executives rotated through a few mostly predictable announcements. There are new iPhones with fun camera tricks, a new Apple Watch with an always-on display, and surprisingly affordable gaming and streaming TV subscriptions. But maybe the most significant addition to Apple’s hardware stable didn’t make the stage at all, ...
‘Is the Earth unique?’ Water detected in atmosphere of exoplanet

‘Is the Earth unique?’ Water detected in atmosphere of exoplanet

A little-known planet that is about 110 light-years away from our solar system might be able to host life, according to a new study. Astronomers at the Centre for Space Exochemistry Data at the University College London (UCL) found water vapour in the atmosphere of the K2-18b “exoplanet,” a planet outside our solar system, between ...
Local JP accused of taking money from youth organization

Local JP accused of taking money from youth organization

A Central Texas justice of the peace is facing calls for his resignation after allegations he stole money from a youth organization. Anthony Kendrick filed the small claims petition on Aug. 29. The petition alleges “theft by deception” against Daryl Peters, who is currently serving as Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4, Place 1. ...
Questions surround cause of vaping-related illnesses as local man hospitalized

Questions surround cause of vaping-related illnesses as local man hospitalized

As the federal government proposes a crackdown on vaping, local hospitals are now seeing cases of vaping-related illnesses. President Donald Trump announced a new enforcement proposal Tuesday that would require e-cigarette companies to take their flavored products off the market. This comes amid a reported outbreak of mysterious respiratory illnesses across the country. The Centers ...
Town of Salina says moving 81 will hurt businesses, DOT to conduct economic impact study

Town of Salina says moving 81 will hurt businesses, DOT to conduct economic impact study

Before you even entered Wednesday night’s Project 81 open house at Chestnut Hill Middle School, it was clear the Save 81 group was there to be heard. The group’s main issue above all else is the economic impact. The community grid option would reroute I-81 drivers onto 481. Town supervisor Colleen Gunnip said she’s concerned ...