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Fla. jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in damages

July 19, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Feb. 6, 2008 photo, a smokestack of an old R.J. Reynolds Tobacco plant frames the Reynolds American building in Winston-Salem, N.C., A Florida jury has slammed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by Cynthia Robinson, the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung [&hellip...

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Airlines symbolize nations’ hopes or reflect shame

July 19, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, May 27, 2014, file photo, a visitor looks out from the viewing gallery as Malaysia Airlines aircrafts sit on the tarmac at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, Malaysia. After the shooting down of Malaysia...

HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

July 19, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

In this May 29, 2014 photo, Ken Sprague, an ex-offender who was diagnosed with HIV in 1984, listens during an interview in New York. Health professionals view imprisonment as a potentially vital chance to offer HIV testing and connect HIV-positive people to...

Unease in Congress, region over Obama Afghan plan

July 19, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This March 27, 2014, file photo shows Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez, D-N.J., right, and ranking member Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., during a news conference on the Capitol in Washington. The Afghan election crisis and...

Teen’s death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

July 19, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Jan. 16, 2014 file photo shows Keystone High School wrestler Logan Stiner, top, during a match in Sheffield Village, Ohio. A recent autopsy found that the 18-year-old Stiner had a lethal amount of caffeine in his system when he died May 27,...

Given life term, drug offender hopes for clemency

July 19, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014, AND THEREAFTER- In this June 20, 2014 photo, Scott Walker pauses during an interview at the federal prison in Greenville, Ill. Walker was sentenced to life without parole on drug charges. The judge who sentenced him said...

AP sources: Bon Jovi part of group eyeing Bills

July 19, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 26, 2014, file photo musician Jon Bon Jovi performs during a concert of the American rock band Bon Jovi in Lisbon, Portugal. Bon Jovi is part of a Toronto group that has retained a banking firm and submitted paperwork expressing...

US appeals court tosses Oklahoma gay marriage ban

July 19, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

File – In the April 17, 2014, photo plaintiffs challenging Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban Sharon Baldwin, left, and her partner Mary Bishop leave court following a hearing at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Thursday, April 17, 2014....

Mayor says NYC man’s arrest, death ‘troubling’

July 19, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

Jewel Miller, seated left, is comforted by a friend as she and her three-month-old daughter Legacy sit next to a memorial scene for Legacy’s father, Eric Garner, on Friday, July 18, 2014. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is promising a full...

Why airlines didn’t avoid risky Ukraine airspace

July 19, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

A closed desk of Malaysian airlines is seen at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia...