• Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf, center, accompanied by, from left, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, and FDA Center for Tobacco Products Director Mitch Zeller, speaks during a news conference at the Hubert H. Humphrey Building in Washington, Thursday, May 5, 2016, to announce new regulation extending the FDA's authority to all tobacco products including e-cigarettes. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    FDA announces rules that could upend e-cigarette industry

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government announced sweeping new rules Thursday for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer protection for consumers and upend a multibillion dollar industry that has gone largely unregulated.

  • In this March 2, 2011, file photo, a clerk holds an electronic cigarette and the filter end that holds the liquid nicotine solution at an E-Smokes store in Aurora, Colo. Increasingly popular e-cigarettes and cigar varieties could be exempt from some government safety regulations if House Republicans have their way. It's a move that alarms Democrats and public health advocates who argue that it could lead to unsafe products. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

    House bill would curb regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vape away.

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Administrator Mark Rosekind speaks during a news conference at the Transportation Department in Washington, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, to announce that Takata has agreed to recall another 35 million to 40 million air bag inflators, a stunning increase that will more than double what already is the largest automotive recall in American history.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Air bag inflator recall to grow by 35 million to 40 million

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prodded by the U.S. government, Takata agreed Wednesday to add up to 40 million air bag inflators to an already massive recall, raising questions about the auto industry’s ability to produce and distribute the necessary replacement parts.

  • AP sources: Takata recall could more than double in size

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety regulators are in talks with Takata Corp. to add tens of millions of air bag inflators to what already is the biggest auto recall in American history, three people briefed on the matter said Tuesday.

  • Nissan recalls nearly 4 million cars with air bag problems

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 4 million Nissan cars are being recalled due to major safety problems where passenger air bags or seat belts could fail in a crash, leading to serious injuries or fatalities.