Millions of teens are addicted to vaping, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top health authorities agree: Teen vaping is an epidemic that now affects some 3.6 million underage users of Juul and other e-cigarettes. But no one seems to know the best way to help teenagers who may be addicted to nicotine. E-cigarettes are now the top high-risk substance used by teenagers, according to the latest U.S. […]

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Kevin Hart’s ‘The Upside’ ousts ‘Aquaman’ from box-office throne

NEW YORK — Kevin Hart isn’t hosting the Oscars, but he’s got a number one movie. “The Upside,” starring Hart and Bryan Cranston, surpassed expectations to open with $19.6 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The strong performance of “The Upside” pushed “Aquaman” to second after the aquatic superhero’s three-week reign atop the North American box office. […]

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DraftKings hires lobbyists as sports betting spreads in U.S. and draws lawmakers’ attention

DraftKings Inc., a company that’s seen sizable growth thanks to its daily-fantasy games, is providing more evidence that it’s aiming to become a force in sports betting. A recent filing shows it has hired lobbyists to “educate policymakers on issues related to fantasy sports and sports wagering.” The company has employed Invariant LLC, which was previously known as Heather Podesta […]

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Brit set to join American in completing historic unassisted solo trek across Antarctica

A British adventurer was close to becoming the second person to traverse Antarctica completely unassisted just a few days after an American became the first to conquer the feat, which was previously said to be impossible. Louis Rudd’s expedition blog on Thursday showed that the 49-year-old has only has about 50 miles (80 kilometers) left on the journey across the […]

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Kevin Spacey charged with sexual assault of Massachusetts teenager

BOSTON — A Massachusetts prosecutor says Kevin Spacey is scheduled to be arraigned next month on a charge of indecent assault and battery on allegations he sexually assaulted the teenage son of a Boston television anchor in a Nantucket restaurant. Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe tells the Boston Globe that Spacey is due in Nantucket District Court on […]

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Fiesta Restaurant Group to shutter all Pollo Tropical locations in Atlanta

Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc. FRGI, -2.37% said Thursday that it will close 14 Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana restaurants across Georgia and Florida, including all nine Pollo Tropical locations in Atlanta. The move is part of the action taken to complete an ongoing strategic renewal plan. The 14 restaurants contributed about $15.1 million in sales and $4.6 million in restaurant-level […]

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‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ tops box office for third straight week

In the calm before the Christmas storm at the box office, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” remained No. 1 for the third straight week, while the upcoming DC Comics superhero film “Aquaman” arrived with a cannonball-sized splash in Chinese theaters. For the second week in a row, no new wide releases opened in North American theaters, allowing Disney’s DIS, -1.30% animated sequel […]

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