• Mayor and Council Vote to Remove Glass from Curbside Recycling

    Mayor and Council Vote to Remove Glass from Curbside Recycling
    Starting Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, glass will no longer be accepted in blue bins, and will instead be collected at drop-off sites across the city.According to Tucson's Environmental and General Services Department, removing glass from curbside collection will reduce processing costs at the Materials Recovery Facility.…
  • Biden chides Trump for lack of cooperation on vaccine

    Biden chides Trump for lack of cooperation on vaccine
    Adam Schultz / Biden for President / (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)Joe Biden (left) and Kamala Harris (right),, Photo Date: 8/12/2020
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is criticizing President Donald Trump’s unprecedented attempt to block the peaceful transition of power at the White House, saying it has hindered the flow of information about programs to fast-track a coronavirus vaccine. Biden told the National Governors Association’s leadership group on Thursday that his i
  • The Latest: Fauci wants to ‘settle concerns’ about vaccine

    The Latest: Fauci wants to ‘settle concerns’ about vaccine
    WASHINGTON — Infection disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci says “he wants to settle” concerns about a coronavirus vaccine as he returns to the White House podium for the first time in months.
    Fauci says the Food and Drug Administration will thoroughly study the data before it approves any emergency use of a vaccine and he wants to “put to rest any concept that this was rushed in an inappropriate way. This is really solid.”
    Fauci says that while “help is on the wa
  • Illegal border crossings rise for sixth straight month

    Illegal border crossings rise for sixth straight month
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. border authorities stopped people entering the country illegally from Mexico more than 69,000 times in October, the sixth straight monthly increase and the highest level since July 2019. Mark Morgan, acting Customs and Border Protection commissioner, said deteriorating economic conditions were driving more people to come to the United States. The percentage of people caught who had tried crossing the border at least once in the previous year was 37% for those expelled
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  • Former guard sentenced for smuggling contraband into prison

    Former guard sentenced for smuggling contraband into prison
    MIAMI (AP) — A former federal prison guard in South Florida was sentenced to 5 years and 10 months in prison for smuggling cell phones, cigarettes and other contraband into the facility where he worked. Court records show 48-year-old Victor DeJesus Jr. was sentenced Thursday in Miami federal court. He pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiracy, bribery and other charges. DeJesus had worked as a correctional officer at the Federal Correctional Institution in Miami before his arrest last
  • Preventing glasses from fogging up when wearing face mask

    Preventing glasses from fogging up when wearing face mask
    KVOA- Whether you are wearing sun glasses or reading glasses, you have probably had your glasses fogged up when wearing a face mask.The Cleveland Clinic has simple tips to prevent glasses from fogging up when you have a face mask on.
    First, make sure the mask fits securely over the nose so there is no room for the warm air you are breathing out to escape from your mask and into your classes. The Cleveland Clinic also recommends to wear face masks that have the nose bridge so it provides a snug f
  • Glass removed from curbside blue bin program starting Feb. 1

    Glass removed from curbside blue bin program starting Feb. 1
    TUCSON (KVOA) - Glass can no longer be recycled by being placed in your curbside blue bins after the City of Tucson Mayor and Council voted to remove glass from the residential and commercial blue barrel program starting Feb. 1, 2021.According to officials, the city decided to remove glass from the program in order to help reduce the processing costs at the Material Recovery Facility.As a replacement, residents are asked to drop off their unwanted glass materials at drop-off sites across the cit
  • Trump plans would ease protections for sage grouse in West

    Trump plans would ease protections for sage grouse in West
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Trump administration announced plans that ease protections for sage grouse in the West, prompting an outcry by critics who say the move paves the way for widespread mining and drilling and ignores a federal court ruling. U.S. officials plan to publish the plans Friday in the Federal Register as part of a process that could allow the plans to take effect shortly before Trump leaves office. The ground-dwelling greater sage grouse is at the center of a bitter conflic
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  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump legal team’s batch of false vote claims

    AP FACT CHECK: Trump legal team’s batch of false vote claims
    Despite a lack of evidence of widespread irregularities or fraud, President Donald Trump’s legal team used a Thursday press conference to go through a laundry list of far-fetched, thoroughly debunked claims on the 2020 election.
    Trump attorney Sidney Powell spun fictional tales of election systems flipping votes, German servers storing U.S. voting information and election software created in Venezuela “at the direction of Hugo Chavez.” She also said Trump beat Democrat Joe Bide
  • The Latest: EU official: 2 vaccines could be authorized soon

    The Latest: EU official: 2 vaccines could be authorized soon
    BRUSSELS — The European Union’s top official said Thursday that two COVID-19 vaccines could receive conditional market authorization as early as the second half of December.
    Speaking after a meeting of EU leaders, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said the vaccines developed by Moderna and Pfizer, which created its serum with German drugmaker BioNTech, could be approved by the end of the year by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) “if all proceeds now without a
  • California imposes overnight curfew to stem coronavirus

    California imposes overnight curfew to stem coronavirus
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is imposing an overnight curfew as the most populous state tries to head off a surge in coronavirus cases. Newsom announced Thursday a limited stay-at-home order in 41 counties that account for nearly the entire state population of just under 40 million people. Starting Saturday, all non-essential work, movement and gatherings must cease between 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. The move comes only days after the state imposed restrictions limiting bu
  • California governor announces overnight curfew for nearly the entire state as coronavirus cases rise at record pace

    California governor announces overnight curfew for nearly the entire state as coronavirus cases rise at record pace
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California governor announces overnight curfew for nearly the entire state as coronavirus cases rise at record pace.The post California governor announces overnight curfew for nearly the entire state as coronavirus cases rise at record pace appeared first on KVOA.
  • Minor discrepancies at heart of GOP effort to overturn vote

    Minor discrepancies at heart of GOP effort to overturn vote
    DETROIT (AP) — Poll book problems, unbalanced precincts and false reads are at the heart of the GOP’s long shot efforts to toss out thousands of votes in Detroit and other largely Black cities that contributed to Joe Biden’s victory in Michigan. But experts say those issues are present in all elections and almost never indicate any serious threat to the integrity of the results. A state canvassing board is expected on Monday to begin certifying election results from each of Mic
  • Judge rejects GOP bid to delay vote certification in Phoenix

    Judge rejects GOP bid to delay vote certification in Phoenix
    PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has rejected the Arizona Republican Party’s bid to postpone the certification of election results in Maricopa County and dismissed its legal challenge that sought a new audit of a sampling of ballots. Judge John Hanna issued the ruling Thursday with little explanation. Maricopa County is expected to certify results Friday. It’s unclear whether the party plans to appeal the decision. While the GOP said its challenge aims to determine whether voting machine
  • The Latest: Pence offers positive COVID-19 assessment in US

    The Latest: Pence offers positive COVID-19 assessment in US
    WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence is offering an upbeat assessment of the status of the coronavirus in the U.S., despite a surge in cases, hospitalizations and more than a quarter of a million deaths.Pence says President Donald Trump directed that Thursday’s briefing be held.
    Pence is making his first appearance at the White House podium in many weeks in his role as head of the White House coronavirus task force.
    Trump, himself, has been silent on the recent spread of the virus
  • Kelly Transition Team Discusses COVID-19 with Public Health Experts

    Kelly Transition Team Discusses COVID-19 with Public Health Experts
    Arizona’s U.S. Senator-elect Mark Kelly held a COVID-19 briefing Thursday with public health officials to discuss the critical situation of the virus across the state.…
  • Court upholds nuisance verdicts against hog-production giant

    Court upholds nuisance verdicts against hog-production giant
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An appeals court has upheld a 2018 jury verdict that led to monetary awards for neighbors of an eastern North Carolina industrial hog operation for its smells and noise. Thursday’s ruling by a panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected calls for a new trial by Smithfield Foods. It’s a parent company of the firm sued by Bladen County residents living next to one of its previous contract farmers. Judges did rule the jurors’ massive multimil
  • Arizona Department of Health Services strengthens mask mandates for schools

    Arizona Department of Health Services strengthens mask mandates for schools
    TUCSON - The Arizona Department of Health Services has issued an emergency measure for schools to have stricter mask mandates.
    Schools have had a mask mandate in place for those students attending in person, but as cases continue to rise the state health department felt it was time to strengthen those requirements.Dr. Cara Christ, the director of the Arizona Department of Health, said, "Each county also has a case rate that exceeds 100 per 100,000 people which also meets the substantial category
  • CDC pleads with Americans to not travel for Thanksgiving

    CDC pleads with Americans to not travel for Thanksgiving
    NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s top public health agency is pleading with Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving, or to spend the holiday with people with whom they are not currently living. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the recommendations Thursday, one week before the traditional family gathering celebration. The pleas came at a time when diagnosed coronavirus infections, hospitalizations, and deaths are skyrocketing across the U.S.  If families decide
  • The Latest: Biden calls Trump ‘most irresponsible president’

    The Latest: Biden calls Trump ‘most irresponsible president’
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):
    4:50 p.m.
    President-elect Joe Biden is denouncing President Donald Trump as the “most irresponsible president in American history” over his efforts to overturn the result of the election.
    Biden was asked by a reporter Thursday about Trump extending a White House invitation to Michigan state lawmakers in an apparent bid to overturn the results of the election in the state, which Biden won.
    Biden shook h
  • Police: Boy struck by car while crossing Phoenix street dies

    Police: Boy struck by car while crossing Phoenix street dies
    PHOENIX (AP) — Police say a 9-year-old boy has died after being struck by a car while trying to cross a busy Phoenix street. Detectives say Matthew Calles attempted to cross the street in an area with no crosswalk around 6 p.m. Tuesday. Phoenix Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and took Calles to a hospital. He had severe injuries and was in extremely critical condition and police confirmed Thursday that the boy had died. Police say the driver of the car wasn’t impair
  • Mexico says it wants its ex-officials tried in Mexico

    Mexico says it wants its ex-officials tried in Mexico
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say they they want ex-officials accused of corruption tried in their home country, but said the country is still willing to extradite drug traffickers. Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday that people accused of crimes in Mexico should be tried there, one day after ex-Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos returned to Mexico and was promptly released. Ebrard vowed that the investigation into Cienfuegos would be “worthy of M
  • The Latest: Biden says he’s decided on treasury secretary

    The Latest: Biden says he’s decided on treasury secretary
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):
    4:35 p.m.
    President-elect Joe Biden says he has decided whom to nominate as his secretary of the Treasury Department.
    Biden said Thursday that the decision will be announced just before or after Thanksgiving and that “you’ll find it is someone who I think will be accepted by all elements of the Democratic Party, progressives through the moderate coalition.”
    Biden spoke to reporters after particip
  • Wisconsin issues recount order in 2 counties as Trump wanted

    Wisconsin issues recount order in 2 counties as Trump wanted
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Elections Commission has ordered a recount of more than 800,000 ballots cast in two heavily Democratic counties. The order issued Thursday was approved after hours of partisan squabbling by the Wisconsin Elections Commission. President Donald Trump paid $3 million and filed a petition for the recount, seeking to undo Joe Biden’s victory in the key state. Trump claims “irregularities” in Milwaukee and Dane counties, which went for Biden b
  • Transition or tropics? EPA chief looks at final trips abroad

    Transition or tropics? EPA chief looks at final trips abroad
    The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is looking at taxpayer-funded trips abroad, including the tropics, in the Trump administration’s last weeks. An EPA spokesman says Administrator Andrew Wheeler had been invited next month to Taiwan for a trip with an estimated cost of $45,000. The New York Times, which first reported the travel, says Wheeler was also studying taxpayer-funded trips to Costa Rica and other Latin American countries before the Biden administration takes office in
  • Arizona comes up short on report on lung cancer screening, treatment

    Arizona comes up short on report on lung cancer screening, treatment
    WASHINGTON – Arizona was in the bottom tier in three of six categories in a new American Lung Association report, which put the state dead-last for the number of patients who receive treatment after getting a diagnosis of lung cancer. …
  • Fifth Arizona state lawmaker infected with coronavirus

    Fifth Arizona state lawmaker infected with coronavirus
    PHOENIX (AP) — Another member of the Arizona Legislature has been diagnosed with the disease caused by the coronavirus. Rep. Arlando Teller of Chinle announced Thursday that he tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing mild symptoms. He is isolating and recovering at his home on the Navajo Nation. Teller was elected to a second term in the Arizona House earlier this month. He is the fifth member of the Legislature to announce they had the disease since the outbreak hit the state earl
  • Military pay raise at risk in dispute over Confederate bases

    Military pay raise at risk in dispute over Confederate bases
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A defense bill that has passed every year since the Kennedy administration is in danger of failing. President Donald Trump is threating to veto the legislation because of a provision that would rename military bases like Fort Benning that are named for Confederate officers. Republicans are vowing they will not send the bill to Trump unless the provision is removed, but Democrats and some Republicans are pushing to keep it. The bill sets policy across the Pentagon and woul
  • Official: Italy to start COVID vaccinations in January

    Official: Italy to start COVID vaccinations in January
    MILAN (AP) — Italy’s special commissioner for the virus emergency says a significant number Italians who want to be vaccinated against COVID-19 should have received their shots by next September. He said Thursday that Italy is set to receive 3.4 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine in the second half of January through the European Union’s purchase program. The commissioner says that’s enough to provide the requisite two doses to 1.6 million of Italy’s 60 million peo
  • Smithsonian closing museums and zoo again amid virus spike

    Smithsonian closing museums and zoo again amid virus spike
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In response to rising COVID-19 infection numbers, the Smithsonian Institution is indefinitely shutting down operations at all its facilities, effective Monday and affecting seven museums, plus the National Zoo. The upcoming closures are open-ended, with no reopening date scheduled, After shuttering all facilities in mid-March, the Smithsonian reopened the National Zoo on a limited basis on July 24, with all indoor buildings closed and timed entry passes to limit crowds. S
  • The Latest: Pelosi, Schumer going to Delaware to see Biden

    The Latest: Pelosi, Schumer going to Delaware to see Biden
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):
    4 p.m.
    President-elect Joe Biden is set to meet in Delaware with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer.
    A Biden transition official confirms that Pelosi and Schumer are traveling to Wilmington to meet with the president-elect in person on Friday. The official wasn’t authorized to share internal planning and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday.
    Bide
  • Pac-12 allows flexibility to schedule nonconference games

    Pac-12 allows flexibility to schedule nonconference games
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 Conference has approved a plan to allow member schools to schedule nonconference football opponents subject to certain conditions if games are canceled. The conference has had five of its 18 scheduled games during the first three weeks canceled amid COVID-19 issues. California and UCLA were able to schedule a game against each other last weekend on 45 hours’ notice after Cal’s game against Arizona State and UCLA’s matchup against Utah were
  • Trump, allies make frantic steps to overturn Biden victory

    Trump, allies make frantic steps to overturn Biden victory
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his allies are taking increasingly frantic steps to subvert the results of the 2020 election, including summoning state legislators to the White House as part of a longshot bid to overturn Joe Biden’s victory. Trump also has personally called local election officials who are trying to rescind their certification votes in Michigan. His legal team has suggested that a judge order Pennsylvania to set aside the popular vote there. And his alli
  • WATCH: ADHS’s Dr. Cara Christ explains COVID-19 latest trends

    WATCH: ADHS’s Dr. Cara Christ explains COVID-19 latest trends
    (KVOA) - Arizona's top health official released a video Thursday afternoon regarding COVID-19.
    All 15 counties in Arizona are seeing an increase in the number of cases and percent positivity.
    According to ADHS, there was an 11% increase in percent positivity the week of Nov. 8.
    The health department also said that those over 65 years of age have the highest rate of hospitalization and death.
    While individuals between the ages of 20-44 account for the highest number of cases. These individuals h
  • Judge halts federal execution of man in Texas teen’s killing

    Judge halts federal execution of man in Texas teen’s killing
    A judge has halted the scheduled execution of a man convicted of kidnapping and raping a 16-year-old Texas girl, bludgeoning her with a shovel and burying her alive. The decision was announced hours before Orlando Hall was scheduled to be put to death by the federal government. Hall was scheduled to die by lethal injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana on Thursday evening. He would be the eighth federal inmate put to death since the Trump administration resumed federal executions
  • Judge halts federal execution set for Thursday of man who killed Texas teen

    Judge halts federal execution set for Thursday of man who killed Texas teen
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge halts federal execution set for Thursday of man who killed Texas teen.The post Judge halts federal execution set for Thursday of man who killed Texas teen appeared first on KVOA.
  • Trump summons Michigan GOP leaders for extraordinary meeting

    Trump summons Michigan GOP leaders for extraordinary meeting
    DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump has summoned Michigan’s Republican legislative leaders to the White House for an extraordinary meeting Friday. It comes amid a long shot GOP push to subvert the democratic process that handed the battleground state to Democrat Joe Biden. Two people familiar with the matter tell The Associated Press that Trump invited Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield. They agreed to go, according to a state official aware of the
  • Doctor: Maricopa County attorney’s recovery is going well

    Doctor: Maricopa County attorney’s recovery is going well
    PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel remains hospitalized but her treating physician says Adel is responding well to treatment while recovering from surgical removal of a blood clot from bleeding on her brain experienced after a Nov. 3 fall. Dr. Michael Lawton said in a statement released by Adel’s office that she “is alert and communicating with her family and medical team.” Lawton heads of Barrow Neurological Institute where Adel was transferred Nov. 5.
  • Arizona International Film Festival winner releases online

    Arizona International Film Festival winner releases online
    While the next Arizona International Film Festival is still a few months off, film fans can enjoy a select cut in the meantime. The film Wheels won the award for Best Indie Film at the 2019 Arizona International Film Festival, which is held annually in Tucson.…
  • The Latest: Louisiana urged to increase virus restrictions

    The Latest: Louisiana urged to increase virus restrictions
    BATON ROUGE, La. — The White House’s coronavirus advisers are urging Louisiana to step up its restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19, as the number of hospitalized virus patients in the state edged higher Thursday amid a third wave of infections.
    Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards continued to sound the alarm about the latest spike in virus cases, worrying that people won’t take precautions and will gather as usual in packed houses for Thanksgiving.
    In its weekly report to
  • Police: Steam ‘pressure event’ killed workers at VA hospital

    Police: Steam ‘pressure event’ killed workers at VA hospital
    WEST HAVEN (AP) — Connecticut state police say the two workers who died at the West Haven Veterans Affairs hospital last week were killed by a steam “pressure event” that rapidly filled a maintenance building with superheated water vapor. State police on Thursday released preliminary findings of their probe into the accident at the VA campus on Nov. 13. Authorities did not offer an explanation for what caused the accident and said the investigation continues. The accident kille
  • Judge nixes lawsuit challenging California home pot delivery

    Judge nixes lawsuit challenging California home pot delivery
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to overturn a state rule allowing home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that banned commercial cannabis sales. A group of local governments behind the court challenge argued that the state was usurping their authority to regulate marijuana sales within their borders. The state argued there was no conflict between the state rule and local governments. Fresno County Superior Court Judge Rosemary Mc
  • Rights group director latest in chain of Egypt arrests

    Rights group director latest in chain of Egypt arrests
    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian rights group says its director has been arrested days after two other employees were taken into custody. The arrests of the rights workers come after they met with envoys from Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and other countries to discuss ways of improving Egypt’s human rights record, according to the group. The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights said Thursday that its executive director, Gasser Abdel-Razek had been taken from his home to
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash on I-10 near Sunset Rd

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash on I-10 near Sunset Rd
    ADOT
    TUCSON (KVOA) – Crews are responding to a crash on Interstate 10 near Sunset Road Thursday afternoon.Northwest Fire District says the road is currently blocked. Motorists should expect delays in the area.Arizona Department of Public is investigating the scene.No further details have been released at this time.
    RIGHT NOW: Crews responding to a crash on I-10WB near Sunset Rd exit.Road is blocked, expect delays in the area. @Arizona_DPS is on scene investigating.— Northwest Fire (
  • US safety agency seeks input on autonomous vehicle rules

    US safety agency seeks input on autonomous vehicle rules
    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government’s road safety agency is asking for public comment on how it should regulate safe deployment of self-driving vehicles. Seeking public comment is an early step in drawing up possible regulations, but that process takes years and could be changed by the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden. So far the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has taken a voluntary approach to autonomous vehicles without standards and regulations. T
  • Stocks rise amid investors’ tug of war between hope, fear

    Stocks rise amid investors’ tug of war between hope, fear
    U.S. stock indexes are modestly higher Thursday, as Wall Street’s tug of war continues between worries about the worsening pandemic in the present and optimism that a vaccine will come in the future. The S&P 500 inched up 0.3% in afternoon trading after earlier flipping between small gains and losses. It follows up on a 1.2% slide from the day before, as the benchmark index backed away from its record set on Monday. A discouraging report on jobless claims underscored the fears that hav
  • Analysis: Trump’s bid to spread misinformation and sow doubt

    Analysis: Trump’s bid to spread misinformation and sow doubt
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to turn America’s free and fair election into a muddled mess of misinformation, specious legal claims and baseless attacks on the underpinnings of the nation’s democracy.The resulting chaos and confusion that has created isn’t the byproduct of Trump’s strategy following his defeat to Democrat Joe Biden. The chaos and confusion is the strategy.Trump’s blizzard of attacks on the election are allowing him to sow
  • Brexit trade negotiations suspended because of COVID-19 case

    Brexit trade negotiations suspended because of COVID-19 case
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The Brexit trade negotiations have been suspended at a crucial stage because an EU negotiator has tested positive for the coronavirus. EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said  Thursday that he and U.K. counterpart David Frost “decided to suspend the negotiations at our level for a short period.” He says talks among lower-ranking officials level would continue in the meantime. Any long suspension of talks will make it even tougher for the negotiators to clin
  • Serial killer blamed for 2 Miami slayings in the 1970s

    Serial killer blamed for 2 Miami slayings in the 1970s
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two women who were slain in Miami in the 1970s were killed by the United States’ deadliest serial killer, authorities said.
    In a memo written by an assistant state attorney in Miami-Dade County on Thursday, Karen O’Donoghue, whose body has never been found, and Dorothy Gibson, who was strangled outside a downtown Miami hotel in 1977, were killed by Samuel Little, who has confessed to more than 90 killings.
    Little, who is 80, is in prison in Californi
  • US adult smoking rate looks unchanged, vaping rate higher

    US adult smoking rate looks unchanged, vaping rate higher
    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. decline in cigarette smoking could be stalling while the adult vaping rate appears to be rising. That’s according to a government report released Thursday. About 14% of U.S adults were cigarette smokers last year. It’s the third year in a row the annual survey found that rate. But health officials said a change in the methodology make it hard to compare. Health officials have long called tobacco use the nation’s leading cause of preventable diseas

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