Exploding e-cigarettes need a federal look: Sen. Schumer says

Exploding e-cigarettes need a federal look: Sen. Schumer says

The federal government should launch an investigation into growing incidents of exploding e-cigarettes to figure out the cause, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said.

Sen. Schumer, a Democrat from New York, said in an interview on Sunday that the federal government needs to figure out why e-cigarettes and their batteries are exploding and catching fire.

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Apple plans to appeal EU’s $14 billion tax ruling

Apple plans to appeal EU’s $14 billion tax ruling

According to Reuters, Apple's General Counsel Bruce Sewell and Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri have revealed that a legal challenge to the European Union (EU)'s record $14 billion tax ruling will be launched by the company this week.

The EU tax ruling which Apple plans to appeal is the landmark verdict by the European Commission on August 30.

In its ruling, the European Commission had termed Apple's tax deal with Ireland as illegal state aid, and had ordered the company to pay taxes to the amount of 13 billion euros ($13.8 billion) to Ireland.

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Killer Whales Captured Eating a Living Shark with Drone in California

Killer Whales Captured Eating a Living Shark with Drone in California

A rare footage captured using a drone shows a pod of killer whales eating a living shark. The video was captured by wildlife photographer Slater Moore in Monterey Bay, California. Killer whales are fierce predators and the video shared by Mr. Moore shows two female adult killer whales and two young killer whales attacking a shark.

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Tesla targets users hogging superchargers to improve access to charging stations

Tesla targets users hogging superchargers to improve access to charging stations

Tesla Motors has announced a new policy aimed at users hogging superchargers in order to improve access for all Tesla users to the charging stations. In the recent times, Tesla users have expressed their concerns about access to superchargers. Tesla Motors has been improving its supercharging network but the issue at times is also caused by some users leaving their cars at terminals even after they have been fully charged. Tesla announced a fee of 40 cents per minute on users leaving their car on the charging point for more than 5 minutes after their vehicle has been charged.

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Yahoo could face more trouble as data breach questions company’s security policies

Yahoo could face more trouble as data breach questions company’s security policies

Yahoo has been suffering in terms of user base and its stock market valuation as the company failed to compete with Google, Facebook and other online networks that have spread their base over the last few years. However, Yahoo faced another embarrassment as the company shared details about nearly 1 billion accounts which could have been compromised in a data hacking incident that the internet services major faced.

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Researchers find two antibodies that might help fight Zika

Researchers find two antibodies that might help fight Zika

A team of researchers claimed to have found key proteins that could help create medicines and vaccines to fight back the rapidly spreading Zika virus, which is transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes.

The new study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, states that the researchers found two antibodies in the blood of a patient infected with Zika that can effectively “eliminate” the virus.

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Study shows substantial resurgence of severe black lung disease among miners

Study shows substantial resurgence of severe black lung disease among miners

Many more coal miners living and working in a single region of eastern Kentucky are suffering from the most serious form of black lung disease than previously reported, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) cautioned.

Between Jan. 2015 and Aug. 2016, at least 60 current and former coal miners were diagnosed with progressive massive fibrosis (PMF). Investigators with the federal agency's National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) also confirmed all those cases.

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More than 670K Americans sign-up for Obamacare in single day

More than 670K Americans sign-up for Obamacare in single day

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which is commonly called Obamacare, had its biggest day ever earlier this week when more than 670,000 individuals selected health insurance plans through the federally run exchange marketplaces.

President Barack Obama announced on Friday that Thursday was the biggest number of sign-ups for government-subsidized insurance plans in a single day since the exchanges debuted in 2013.

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Uber’s self-driving cars to remain on SF roads, challenging California DMV’s order

Uber’s self-driving cars to remain on SF roads, challenging California DMV’s order

On Friday, ride-hailing service Uber said that it intends to continue operating its self-driving cars on San Francisco roads despite the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)’s Wednesday order that to take the cars off the road.

In a conference call with reporters on Friday, Uber’s Anthony Levandowski – the company’s VP of self-driving technology – said that "The cars are on the road today," and added that they will continue operating in San Francisco, picking up passengers.

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New DEA rule on “marihuana” extracts irks cannabis industry

New DEA rule on “marihuana” extracts irks cannabis industry

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently filed a final rule notice for establishing a Controlled Substances Code Number for “marihuana” extract, and then categorizing the recreational drug marijuana, hemp as well as their derivatives as Schedule I substances.

The filing states that there is a new for a new code number because the U.N. Conventions on international drug control treats extracts from cannabis plants other than marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols (THC). The new rule is expected to go into effect on Jan. 13, 2017.

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