Social Media Addiction Bill Fails in California Legislature – NBC Bay Area

California lawmakers on Thursday rejected a proposal that could have forced some popular social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok to pay fines for using features they know can harm children. The bill would have let the state attorney general or other local prosecutors sue social media companies for up to $250,000 per violation for … Read more

Social Media Addiction Bill Fails in California Legislature

By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday rejected a proposal that could have forced some popular social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok to pay fines for using features they know can harm children. The bill would have let the state attorney general or other local prosecutors sue social … Read more

An FDA proposal could make cigarettes less addictive

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the US While gains have been made to curb smoking rates nationwide, federal health officials are taking direct aim at cigarettes, with the goal of pushing allowable nicotine levels down to a non-addictive level. Will it make a difference? National Health Reporter Erin Billups … Read more

US Doles Out Relief Dollars to Build Employment Pipelines

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) — With the highest Mexico unemployment rate in the nation, New is banking on a tiny infusion of federal relief money through the American Rescue Plan to boost the job market in a poverty-stricken corner of the state and in some cases provide a second chance … Read more

California election results: Schubert trailing in AG race

Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert is trailing behind Democratic incumbent Rob Bonta and two Republicans in the race for the state attorney general, according to an early tally of votes Tuesday night. In a state that leans heavily Democratic, Bonta was expected to easily secure the top spot during the primary, despite facing … Read more

California Parents Could Soon Sue for Social Media Addiction – NBC Bay Area

California could soon hold social media companies responsible for harming children who have become addicted to their products, permitting parents to sue platforms like Instagram and TikTok for up to $25,000 per violation under a bill that passed the state Assembly on Monday. The bill defines “addiction” as kids under 18 who are both harmed … Read more

California Parents Could Soon Sue for Social Media Addiction | Political News

By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could soon hold social media companies responsible for harming children who have become addicted to their products, permitting parents to sue platforms like Instagram and TikTok for up to $25,000 per violation under a bill that passed the state Assembly on Monday. The bill defines … Read more

Heard Lawyers Zero in on Depp’s Drug and Alcohol Use | Virginia News

By BEN Finley, Associated Press Attorneys for Amber Heard, the ex-wife of Johnny Depp, zeroed in on the movie star’s drug and alcohol use Wednesday as they defended her from Depp’s allegations that she falsely portrayed him as a domestic abuser. Heard lawyer J. Benjamin Rottenborn resumed his cross-examination of Depp’s older sister, Christi Dembrowski, … Read more

The Loop Ten Special Edition: Super Bowl LVI

Kevin Cusick’s special countdown of the top newsmakers, groundbreakers and world-class fakers looks back on all the pomp and circumstance surrounding Sunday’s rather large football game. 20. (tie) MIKE TIRICONBC host thrilled to be covering an event with lots of TV viewers after a couple of weeks in Beijing. FILE – In this Sept. 5, … Read more