As Illnesses Spread, Fake Vape Gear Sells on LA Streets

LOS ANGELES, CA (AP) — A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit marijuana vapes that have infected California’s cannabis market. Bootleggers eager to profit off unsuspecting consumers are mimicking popular, legal…

Liberal, Moderate Divide on Display in Democratic Debate

HOUSTON, TX (AP) — Joe Biden parried attack after attack from liberal rivals Thursday night on everything from health care to immigration in a debate that showcased profound ideological divides between the Democratic Party’s moderate and progressive wings. The prime-time debate also elevated several struggling candidates, giving them a chance to introduce themselves to millions of…