Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash


In this Sept. 3, 2019 file photo, a Walmart logo is displayed outside of a Walmart store, in Walpole, Mass. Walmart says it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam's Clubs following a string of illnesses and deaths related to vaping. The nation's largest retailer said Friday, Sept. 20 that it will complete its exit from e-cigarettes after selling through current inventory. It cited growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity regarding vaping products.

Bus with Chinese-speaking tourists crashes in Utah; 4 dead

Authorities work the scene where at least four people were killed in a tour bus crash near Bryce Canyon National Park, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Utah.

Auto union strike is latest worry in Flint, GM’s birthplace

In this Jan. 21, 2016. file photo vehicles drive through downtown Flint, Mich. Picketing auto workers have surrounded the massive General Motors complex for nearly a week in Flint, the automaker's birthplace. Picketing auto workers have surrounded the massive General Motors complex for nearly a week of Friday, Sept. 20, in Flint, the automaker’s birthplace. The city and many workers have been here before: A 54-day strike at a Flint plant in 1998 forced a companywide shutdown.

Trudeau’s support holds after apology for wearing brownface

Liberal Leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes a policy announcement promising to ban all military-style assault rifles as part of a broader gun-control plan that will also take steps towards restricting and banning handguns in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. Trudeau's campaign moved to contain a growing furor Thursday after a yearbook photo surfaced of him in brownface at a 2001 "Arabian Nights" costume party and two other similar incidents came to light.

Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

First responders with the Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas Game Warden, and Huffman Fire Department rescued people from flooded homes in the Lochshire neighborhood Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Huffman, Texas. Emergency workers used boats Friday to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by floodwaters following one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history.

Biden decries reports about Trump, Ukraine’s president

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a town hall meeting at the Indian Creek Nature Preserve, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Australia’s Morrison at WH for Trump’s 2nd state visit

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcome Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife Jenny Morrison during a State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Washington.

Young people lead global climate change protests

Young women attend a 'Fridays For Future' rally in Munich, Germany, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. The words on the sticker read: "could have, would have, wanted, make". Protests of the 'Fridays For Future' movement against the increase of carbon dioxide emissions are planned Friday in cities around the globe. In the United States more than 800 events were planned Friday, while in Germany more than 400 rallies are expected.


At least they’re talking: EU, UK push on with Brexit meets

Britain's Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay, second left, sits along with his team during a meeting with European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, second right, at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.

US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, Washington.

Zimbabwe doctor is found alive after alleged abduction

Zimbabewean medical staff march on the streets of Harare, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Zimbabwean doctors protesting the alleged abduction of a union leader won a High court ruling allowing them to march and handover a petition to the parliament.The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association has said its president, Peter Magombeyi, was abducted on Saturday after calling for a pay strike, and members say they will not return to work until he is found.