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FDA Warns Tobacco Companies About Flavored Cigarettes Loophole

iStock/Thinkstock(SILVER SPRING, MD) -- The Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters to four tobacco manufacturers on Friday for selling flavored cigarettes that are labeled as "little cigars" or "cigars."A 2009 law banned the sale of cigarettes with sweet flavors that were thought to entice children and put them at risk of developing an addiction to smoking.The four tobacco companies - Swisher International LLC, Cheyenne International LLC, Prime Time International Co. and Southern Cross Tobacco Company Inc. - sold products with flavors including grape, cherry, wild ...

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Pitt RB and Cancer Survivor James Conner Declares for 2017 NFL Draft

George Gojkovich/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- University of Pittsburgh running back James Conner has declared for the NFL Draft, one year after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.Conner, a redshirt junior, made the announcement on Twitter.Forever Grateful. pic.twitter.com/B8wXA9ABZz— James Conner (@JamesConner_) December 10, 2016Last September, Conner's diagnosis was revealed. After 12 chemotherapy sessions, he returned this past September, and became a first-time All-ACC selection. In 2014, he was the ACC Player of the Year.Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi praised Conner on Twitter, saying "His strength, his ...

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Trump Team Pushes Back on Reports Russian Hackers Sought to Sway Election

Win McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is pushing back against reporting that the CIA has evidence showing the Russian government interfered with the 2016 presidential election in an attempt to sway the race for Trump.The transition team in a statement Friday appeared to seek to raise doubts about the allegations of Russian interference by questioning the abilities of U.S. intelligence agencies.“These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction,” the transition team statement said. “The election ...

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At Least 15 Dead in Blasts Outside Soccer Stadium in Istanbul

iStock/Thinkstock(ISTANBUL) -- Two explosions outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, have left at least 15 dead and 69 wounded, Turkey's health ministry said.The blasts happened about two hours after a match between top Turkish soccer teams Besiktas and Bursapor, according to BBC.Police buses near the Vodafone Arena were reportedly targeted in the attack.No terror group has yet claimed responsibility for the explosions.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Multiple Injuries Reported in Blasts Outside Soccer Stadium in Istanbul

iStock/Thinkstock(ISTANBUL) -- Two explosions outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, have left at least 20 wounded, Turkey's interior minister said.The blasts happened about two hours after a match between top Turkish soccer teams Besiktas and Bursapor, according to BBC.Police buses near the Vodafone Arena were reportedly targeted in the attack.No terror group has yet claimed responsibility for the explosions.Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Arctic Blast, Heavy Snow Sweep Across Midwest, Northeast

@theriderscope/Instagram(NEW YORK) -- Frigid cold and heavy snow are hitting parts of the upper Midwest and the interior Northeast this weekend, forecasters said.Some areas of upstate New York have gotten more than 20 inches of lake effect snow since Thursday and are expecting more, according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo.Forecasters said heavy bands of lake-effect snow will continue to sweep across western Michigan, northern Ohio, northwest Pennsylvania and western New York through Saturday, with snowfall rates expected of up to 2 inches per ...

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ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson Has Emerged as Trump's Likely Pick for Secretary of State

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson has emerged as the likely pick for secretary of state in the incoming Trump administration, with former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton likely to become deputy secretary of state, three senior Trump transition officials told ABC News.President-elect Donald Trump held his second in-person meeting with Tillerson in New York on Saturday about a possible cabinet post, Trump spokesman Hope Hicks confirmed.The sources cautioned that Trump's decision on secretary of state may not be final. Hicks told ...

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