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iStock(NEW YORK) -- Three CEOs have launched a campaign to help create 1 million jobs and leadership opportunities for people with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other intellectual and developmental differences by 2025.

The chief executives of Autism Speaks, Best Buddies and the Special Olympics jointly announced Tuesday they will take part in a new Developing Jobs campaign to advocate for new jobs and other leadership opportunities for the special needs community over next five years. They are partnering with the Entertainment Industry Foundation and an outside monitoring group to keep them on track with the ambitious goal.

"Basically what it is an inclusion campaign designed to create pathways to these employment opportunities and leadership opportunities," Mary Davis, the CEO of the Special Olympics, told ABC News. "From our perspective, what we are focusing on is the leadership skills and the training that happens on and off the sports field and playing field, these are skills that you can directly transfer in the community and in the workplace."

"They definitely have the ability, the issue is that’s not always seen by the employer," Davis said.

Anthony Shriver, the CEO of Best Buddies, said that 1 million jobs may seem like a high target, but relative to the "overall workforce" it is a very achievable goal.

"We are trying to get less than 1% of the jobs out there," Shriver told ABC News.

"The way that I look at it is -- let's encourage all companies and all government agencies to look at 1% of all the jobs that they've got out there," he added, saying that if employers look at it that way, "I think we can get to a million really fast."

As the head of a company, Shriver added that he knows it can be "brutal to find good people, let alone keep them."

With this campaign, however, "We are bringing you a workforce that are capable, smart and trained and delivers on the job and makes the companies more profitable," he said.

In her own experience, Davis added that she has experienced fewer retention problems when hiring people with special needs and it has improved workforce morale.

Moreover, Davis said "there is such a huge need" for this initiative because approximately 81% of people in the U.S. with a developmental disability are unemployed.

"They are just unable to break down that economic barrier, that social barrier, and that's a shame," she added. "I wish more employers would see the talents that they have and hire them because of their talents."

At the end of the day, Shriver added that this is not about charity and studies have shown hiring from the special needs community is also good for business.

"We never go to a company and ask for charity, we just ask for a chance to be interviewed," he said. "It makes good business sense to hire people with disabilities."

Davis said she would encourage other business leaders to "choose to include and they will realize straightaway the value of it."

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iStock(RALEIGH, N.C.) -- CVS Health and UPS are teaming up to test a program that delivers prescription medications by drone in as little as 10 minutes after placing an order.

UPS Flight Forward, which already delivers medical samples by drone at WakeMed Hospital in North Carolina, made the announcement on Monday, just weeks after it received federal approval to start delivering packages via drones, according to a statement.

UPS said it had completed more than 1,500 drone deliveries at the WakeMed campus in Raleigh since March and "plans to deliver packages to consumers at their homes in the near future."

"As the country’s first fully-certified drone airline, UPS Flight Forward is rapidly building a robust customer base and a network of technology partners to galvanize our leadership in drone delivery," UPS said in a statement. "We will create new logistics and delivery solutions no one has ever considered. Previous industry thinking had been limited to only ground transportation technology."

UPS said it wants to expand its drone delivery program but did not provide a timeline.

"The company has tested drones for urgent commercial deliveries over water; funded and supported humanitarian deliveries in Africa; and tested non-urgent commercial residential delivery in rural areas with drones launched from a UPS package delivery car," the statement said. "UPS Flight Forward plans, in the future, to transport other items in many industries, and future tests together with CVS represent the first foray into retail business expansion for the UPS subsidiary."

UPS's Flight Forward is the first program to earn the FAA's Part 135 Standard certification, giving it no limits in the "size or scope of operations," according UPS.

Last week, CVS rival Walgreens said it would offer a pilot drone delivery service in Christiansburg, Virginia, with Wing, Google’s drone delivery company.

Through the program, Walgreens said it would deliver food and beverages, over-the-counter medications and other items within minutes, but it would not include prescriptions.

“With this pilot, Walgreens will be in a unique position to capitalize on the convenience of drone delivery if and when it should expand, with approximately 78 percent of the U.S. population living within five miles of a Walgreens store,” Vish Sankaran, chief innovation officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., said in a statement.

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Josie_Desmarais/iStock(NEW YORK) -- When 21-year-old Connor Evans was admitted to a Pennsylvania hospital for two and a half weeks in May for lung-related issues, he was shocked.

"My lungs were filled up to -- 80% of the capacity was filled with fluid," he told ABC News' Good Morning America. "So I would cough and -- you could tell stuff was coming up. Like, it wasn’t -- it wasn’t a healthy cough, for sure."

Evans said he was 19 when he started vaping and that he never smoked cigarettes or any other products. So says he was surprised when he started having difficulty breathing, allegedly from smoking a Juul product.

Now, he’s suing the popular e-cigarette company claiming it failed to warn him about the dangers of vaping.

Evans went from being the former captain of his high school hockey team to being placed in a medically induced coma for eight days.

"I had to learn how to walk again, basically," said Evans.

According to the lawsuit, Juul failed to "properly assess and warn about the harm that its products cause to the human lungs and body," adding the e-cigarette brand "falsely advertises its e-cigarette system as a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes."

The lawsuit also alleges that the e-cigarette company "knew or should have known the potential dangers of its products."

"They are selling Juul pods with more nicotine by far than they do anywhere else," said his attorney, Paul Kiesel. "What the risks are to adolescent brains is sucking down to nicotine, what the risk is to Connor Evans’ lungs long term, is yet to be told."

Juul had no comment when reached about the lawsuit.

Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration are investigating the growing list of severe lung injuries that have been reported from vaping.

According to the CDC, there has been a total of 1,479 lung injury cases associated with the use of e-cigarette or vaping products from 49 states and 33 deaths in 24 states.

No specific brand or substance has been tied to the epidemic, though most patients have reported using THC-related products, according to the CDC.

Evans is also alleging that Juul advertised "deliberately to attract minors and young adults, including those who have never even been regular tobacco smokers." Juul, however, maintains its products and marketing are meant for existing adult smokers looking to switch from combustible cigarettes.

Evans said, "It’s highly addictive. You know, it could literally -- it could only take one hit and then you know, you’re into it."

He is now taking it upon himself to warn others, specifically minors, about the potential dangers of vaping.

"I wish I never took the hit at the college party, ‘cause that was what all started it," he said. "I wish I never had done it."

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AlexandreFagundes/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Macy’s has formally announced that it will stop selling fur by the end of the 2020 fiscal year in a move that comes less than two weeks after California became the first state to ban the sale of new fur products.

The retail giant said that fur will no longer be sold across Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s private brands or from brand partners, according to a press release published on Monday.

“Over the past two years, we have been closely following consumer and brand trends, listening to our customers and researching alternatives to fur. We’ve listened to our colleagues, including direct feedback from our Go Green Employee Resource Group, and we have met regularly on this topic with the Humane Society of the United States and other NGOs. Macy’s private brands are already fur free so expanding this practice across all Macy’s, Inc. is the natural next step,” said Jeff Gennette, chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s, Inc. in the press release.

“We are proud to partner with the Humane Society of the United States in our commitment to ending the sale of fur. We remain committed to providing great fashion and value to our customers, and we will continue to offer high-quality and fashionable faux fur alternatives,” Gennette continued.

Macy’s will also close its Fur Vaults and salons.

The company, which employs 130,000 people and has annual earnings of close to $25 billion, will continue to sell faux fur products, according to their new fur policy posted on their website.

The new fur free policy was developed alongside the Humane Society of the United States and aligns with their Fur Free Alliance guidelines which does make exceptions for sheep fur products and cattle fur including calf-hair and cowhide.

The Humane Society of the United States also made an announcement in a blog post about Macy’s decision.

“The announcement from Macy’s builds on an avalanche of fur-free policies adopted by popular fashion brands in recent years, including Prada, Gucci, Michael Kors, Burberry and many others … The fur industry simply cannot justify the cruelty it inflicts on 100 million animals each year —including foxes, mink, rabbits and raccoon dogs,” the statement read.

The Humane Society statement concluded: “We are proud to be part of the revolution that is working to bring an end to this suffering, and we will continue to fight this scourge globally until it is wiped off the face of the earth. Today’s announcement from Macy’s gives us added inspiration and our movement even greater momentum as we continue to work toward a fur-free future.”

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kellyvandellen/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Federal employees have faced hundreds of threats in recent years, especially in agencies that manage federal lands, forests and national wildlife refuges around the country.

A new report found that employees from the Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service and National Park Service faced at least 360 threats from 2013 to 2017 ranging from verbal threats toward employees to attempted murder. The report from the Government Accountability Office, published Monday, also says that the FBI has opened "under 100" domestic terrorism investigations into incidents targeting federal agencies from individuals that expressed anti-government views -- though it does not specify the exact number of investigations.

Employees from these agencies frequently interact with the public in remote areas as part of their work, including to issue violations, enforce restrictions on access to public lands or monitor compliance with permits on where ranchers may allow their animals to graze on federal land. In some western states there has been tension between the visible federal workers and residents who don't believe the federal government should control so much of the land.

The GAO report cites multiple incidents when interactions became threatening or violent toward the federal employees, including incidents where the federal employees were targeted outside their official role, such as through someone posting personal information or leaving a threatening message on the employee's personal cellphone.

"To carry out their critical missions to manage the resources on over 700 million acres of federal lands, BLM, FWS, Forest Service, and Park Service officials and facilities are often the most visible and vulnerable representatives of the federal government in remote areas and have been subject to a range of threats and assaults," the report says.

Federal employees from multiple agencies say they don't always report threats toward them because it happens so frequently in their official capacity and when off-duty they see it as "part of the job."

Federal lands employees have faced high-profile confrontations with ranchers and other groups that question the authority of the federal government. Most notably, in 2016 a group of armed protesters occupied the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon for six weeks, prompting agencies to close several other offices in western states to protect employees from possible threats.

Even before the armed occupation employees in the area reported feeling threatened by people with anti-government beliefs. The GAO report references incidents including individuals following a teenage girl who was wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt around a grocery store and threatening to burn her house down, agency employees reporting that there were trucks parked outside their homes and the occupants appeared to be watching them, and employees who reported that shots were fired over their heads while they were working in the field.

The GAO report found that the agencies have not completed security assessments for their facilities around the country under a procedure that was put in place after the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. The Interior Department agreed to require each agency to draft a plan to complete security assessments.

"Our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our employees and visitors on our public lands. We are committed to continuing to improve our facilities and operations to ensure a safe and secure environment is established department-wide," an Interior Department spokesperson said in a statement.

According to the report, some federal employees reported feeling "traumatized" and did not return to work or were transferred to other units after the occupation at the refuge in Oregon.

The House Natural Resources Committee is holding a hearing on protecting federal employees from these kind of threats amid what the Department of Homeland Security has called a "concerning rise" in attacks by individuals motivated by extremism, including anti-government views.

Peter Walker, a geology professor at the University of Oregon who spent time at the refuge during the occupation, says he is concerned the occupation and rhetoric from high-profile figures such as the Bundy family indicate that a similar situation is likely to happen again and put federal employees at risk, even if they don't directly call for violence.

"The problem is they create circumstances in which violence can happen and they have plenty of friends that are itching for violence," said Walker, who is scheduled to testify Tuesday.

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BCFC/iStock(CLEVELAND) -- Hours before a landmark opioid trial was set to start in an Ohio courthouse, major drug distributors and a manufacturer agreed to a tentative settlement, according to lawyers representing the thousands of communities involved in the case.

The settlement deal totals $260 million, according to a source familiar with the matter.

The settlement agreement between opioid drug distributors Cardinal Health, McKesson and Amerisource Bergen, as well as manufacturer Teva, "will make significant progress to abate the epidemic by providing resources for and applying funds directly to necessary opioid-recovery programs," attorneys Paul J. Hanly Jr., Paul T. Farrell Jr. and Joe Rice, the executive committee co-leads from the National Prescription Opiate Litigation, said in a statement.

The preliminary settlement will resolve a majority of the cases brought against the four drug industry giants.

Cuyahoga and Summit Counties in Ohio are the first of the more than 2,700 communities as part of the National Prescription Opiate Litigation to go to trial, which was set to take place on Monday.

The attorneys, who represent Cuyahoga and Summit Counties, added that the communities have "tirelessly investigated, litigated, and prepared for the bellwether trial that would have begun today if not for this agreement. In doing so, the communities revealed facts about the roles of the opioid industry that created and fueled the opioid epidemic."

Also during this process, "we learned that this country’s pharmacy system has played a greater role in the opioid epidemic than previously realized," the attorneys claimed, adding that the two counties will continue to "litigate against pharmacy defendants."

A group of attorneys general including Josh Stein of North Carolina, Herbert Slatery of Tennessee, Josh Shapiro of Pennsylvania and Ken Paxton of Texas released a joint statement following the news of the settlement in Ohio, calling it an "important step that allows us to move forward to finalize the global settlement framework."

"People in every corner of the country have been hurt by this crisis, and it is critical that settlement funds be distributed fairly across states, cities, and counties and used wisely to combat the crisis," the statement said.

It added that the "global resolution" they are working on will ensure "that these companies change their business practices to prevent a public health crisis like this from ever happening again."

In a joint statement, Cardinal Health, McKesson and Amerisource Bergen said they have "agreed to a $215 million settlement with two Ohio counties, Cuyahoga and Summit, in the first track of the multi-district opioid litigation. With this settlement agreed upon, the companies and the other parties will now continue the work toward a global resolution."

"While the companies strongly dispute the allegations made by the two counties, they believe settling the bellwether trial is an important stepping stone to achieving a global resolution and delivering meaningful relief," the statement added. "The companies expect settlement funds to be used in support of initiatives to combat the opioid epidemic, including treatment, rehabilitation, mental health and other important efforts."

It continued: "The distributors remain deeply concerned about the impact the opioid epidemic is having on families and communities across the nation – and are committed to being part of the solution."

Teva did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment Monday morning.

Walgreens was the only defendant that did not settle ahead of Monday's trial, and its trial has now been postponed.

"Walgreens is completely unlike the wholesalers involved in the national opioid litigation," the company told ABC News in a statement Monday. "Before 2014, Walgreens delivered opioid medications – among many other types of medications – only to our own pharmacies, staffed by our own pharmacy professionals. We never sold opioid medications to pain clinics, internet pharmacies or the 'pill mills' that fueled the national opioid crisis."

"Additionally, Walgreens never manufactured prescription opioid medications. We never marketed or promoted opioid medications. We never prescribed any opioid medications. Walgreens was not a wholesaler of opioid medications," the statement added.

Earlier this month, Johnson & Johnson announced it would pay a $10 million settlement -- as well as $5 million in legal fee reimbursements and a $5.4 million charitable contribution -- as part of an agreement for their role in the opioid crisis in Cuyahoga and Summit Counties in Ohio.

Ohio has especially suffered from the nationwide opioid crisis. The state had the second-highest rate of drug overdose deaths involving opioids in the U.S. in 2017, according to the recent data from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Drug Abuse. That same year, there was a rate of 38.2 deaths per 100,000 people, more than twice the average national rate of 14.6 deaths per 100,000 people.

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mediaphotos/iStock(NEW YORK) -- This Halloween, beware of how the holiday will hit your wallet.

Halloween spending is projected to reach $8.8 billion this year, with each shopper spending an average of $86.27 on the holiday, according to a report from the National Retail Federation.

Still, that's down from 2018, when Halloween spending was projected to be $9 billion.

About 172 million Americans plan to celebrate the spooky holiday this year, which is also down from last year's 175 million.

How do consumers plan to spend those billions? In a few different ways.

About $3.2 billion will be spent on costumes, while $2.6 billion will go toward candy and $2.7 billion will help pay for decorations. A much smaller amount -- $390 million -- will be spent on seasonal greeting cards.

“Spending hasn’t changed much over the past few years, but we are seeing a noticeable increase in consumers whose Halloween purchases are inspired by their friends, neighbors and even celebrities on social media,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said in a statement.

Consumers plan to celebrate the holiday in the usual manner: about 69% said they would hand out candy, while 49% are going to decorate their home or yard, the report says.

Less than half -- 47% -- plan to dress up in a costume and about a third -- 32% -- plan to throw or attend a party. And 22% will visit a haunted house.

This year, princess and superhero costumes are all the rage, continuing their reign as the most popular children’s costumes.

On the other hand, adults are sticking to tradition. This year’s most popular costumes for adults are witches and vampires, the NRF report says.

According to the same survey, 29 million Americans plan on dressing up their pets this Halloween with hot dogs and pumpkins topping the list as the most popular costumes for pets.

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monkeybusinessimages/iStock(BOSTON) -- Fatoumata Bah has worked in the hotel industry since 2001, when she immigrated to the country from Senegal. But she has not received a paycheck since early September when she and 75 colleagues walked off their jobs at a hotel in Boston and began a month-long strike.

Top on the list of their demands: panic buttons.

“One time a guy who was there with his wife grabbed my hand while she stepped out of the room and offered me $5 to fool around and dance,” said Bah.“I just told him that it’s not allowed, that I was just there to do my job. He asked me to not tell his wife.”

On another occasion, Bah had a dispute with a guest and called her manager, who told her to stay in the room and wait for security. But no one ever came.

In both cases, Bah said a panic button -- a GPS-enabled device that can alert security -- would have been helpful.

“They do not care about us,” Bah said. “We need the panic buttons to feel safe. I have two kids and I need to be safe at work.”

Yasmine Mustafa, CEO of ROAR for Good, the technology company that developed the GPS device for hotel workers, was inspired to create the button after her own experience with sexual assault in the hotel industry.

According to Mustafa, about 5,000 sexual harassment complains have been under-reported over the last decade in the hospitality industry.

She said that 85% of housekeepers are women, "usually low-income women of color and immigrants,” and that 70% speak English as a second language.

"The likelihood of harassment increases based on their immigration status and they are less likely to report to avoid conflict or trouble," Mustafa said.

Many cities including Chicago, New York City and Washington D.C. already require panic buttons for hotel employees. In June, New Jersey became the first state to mandate the devices, giving protection from sexual harassment to thousands of hotel workers.

A year ago, the American Hotel & Lodging Association announced the 5-Star Promise campaign to encourage hotels to increase sexual assault training and introduce safety devices for their employees.

“As an industry of people taking care of people, we have always been deeply committed to safety and security for our employees and guests. We have a responsibility to ensure they feel safe and secure,” said Chip Rogers, president and CEO of AHLA.

But hotel employees and their unions say that the progress has been too slow, leaving employees like Bah feeling vulnerable.

“The panic buttons are a relatively low cost to the employers to be able to provide extremely important protection for workers in an industry where sexual harassment and sexual violence is all too prevalent,” said Carlos Aramayo, the secretary-treasurer of Unite Here Local 26, which represents Bah and her colleagues.

The Battery Wharf Hotel, where Bah works, did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

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Robert Michaud/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Internal messages between two Boeing pilots appear to show the company knew about problems with an automated system in the 737 Max aircraft in 2016, two years before two separate crashes involving the Max killed 346 people.

In a document obtained by ABC News, Boeing's chief technical pilot, Mark Forkner, told a colleague that the plane's MCAS system was "running rampant in the sim on me." Forkner said in the messages that in the simulation the MCAS was "trimming itself craxy," likely meaning "crazy," and that it was "egregious." News of the internal messages was reported earlier by The New York Times.

The maneuvering characteristics augmentation system, or MCAS, is an automated flight control system designed to change the angle of an airplane to prevent a stall. Faulty MCAS systems are believed to have caused the Lion Air crash in Indonesia, which killed 189 last October, and the Ethiopian Air disaster in March that killed 157.

After those incidents, the aircraft was grounded pending additional safety certifications.

The FAA obtained the messages last night in a document from Boeing, and FAA Administrator Steve Dickson sent a letter to Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg requesting an immediate explanation. Dickson also requested an explanation about the delay in disclosing the document to the FAA because it was his understanding that "Boeing discovered the document in its files months ago."

In a statement, the FAA said that the agency finds the document's contents disturbing and that regulators are "disappointed that Boeing did not bring this document to our attention immediately upon its discovery."

Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., chair of the House Transportation committee, said in a statement that the conversation between Boeing employees is "shocking, but disturbingly consistent with what we've seen so far in our ongoing investigation of the 737 Max, especially with regard to production pressures and a lack of candor with regulators and customers."

Muilenburg is scheduled to appear before Congress later this month.

"Over the past several months, Boeing has been voluntarily cooperating with the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s investigation into the 737 Max," the company said in a statement on Friday. "As part of that cooperation, today we brought to the Committee’s attention a document containing statements by a former Boeing employee. We will continue to cooperate with the Committee as it continues its investigation. And we will continue to follow the direction of the FAA and other global regulators, as we work to safely return the 737 Max to service."

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wellesenterprises/iStock(NEW YORK) --  Mark Hurd, a tech industry tycoon and the co-CEO of Oracle, died on Friday, according to co-founder Larry Ellison. Hurd was 62.

"It is with a profound sense of sadness and loss that I tell everyone here at Oracle that Mark Hurd passed away early this morning," Ellison wrote in a statement posted to Hurd's website. "Mark was my close and irreplaceable friend, and trusted colleague."

The company "has lost a brilliant and beloved leader who personally touched the lives of so many of us during his decade at Oracle," the statement added.  

Ellison noted that while some will miss his mentorship, "I will miss his kindness and sense of humor."

Hurd is survived by his wife, Paula, and two daughters "who were the joy of his life," Ellison said.

"I know that many of us are inconsolable right now, but we are left with memories and a sense of gratitude ... that we had the opportunity to get know Mark, the opportunity to work with him ... and become his friend," Ellison said.

News of Hurd's death comes a little over a month after Oracle announced in a statement that he was taking a leave of absence for health reasons, without providing details.

"Though we all worked hard together to close the first quarter, I've decided that I need to spend time focused on my health," Hurd wrote in a letter to colleagues on Sept. 11. "I love Oracle and wish you all success during my absence."

Hurd joined Oracle as president in 2010 and was named co-CEO four years later. He has been credited with leading Oracle's push toward investing in cloud computing.

He is an alumnus of Baylor University, which he attended on a tennis scholarship, according to his personal website. Until his death, he remained involved in the university's initiatives.

Prior to joining Oracle, Hurd worked at Hewlett-Packard, where he was CEO and president from 2005 to 2010.

Hurd resigned from HP in August 2010 following allegations of sexual harassment from a female contractor. His severance package of $12.2 million drew criticism at the time.

"I realized there were instances in which I did not live up to the standards and principles of trust, respect and integrity that I have espoused at HP," Hurd said in a statement when he resigned.

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Wachiwit/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Johnson & Johnson is voluntarily recalling around 33,000 bottles of baby powder after traces of asbestos were found, the company announced Friday.

The contamination was found in a single bottle of Johnson's baby powder purchased from an online retailer, prompting the lot, or around 33,000 bottles, to be recalled, the company said.

The amount of asbestos found was considered a "sub-trace level" (no greater than 0.00002 percent), but the company issued the recall "out of an abundance of caution."

Johnson & Johnson says it is working with the Food and Drug Administration to investigate how the bottle became contaminated.

Two previous tests, one as recently as last month, found no asbestos, the company said.

Exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma, a rare but fatal cancer that targets the lining of the lungs.

Anyone who purchased a bottle of Johnson's Baby Powder Lot #22318RB is advised to not use the product.

For refund information, contact the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Care Center online or by calling (866) 565-2229.

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Kristian1108/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The world's longest nonstop flight will take to the skies Friday night.

The flight, operated by Qantas, is scheduled to leave from New York at 9 p.m. on Friday and arrive in Sydney, Australia shortly after 7 a.m. on Sunday, making the trip a total of 20 hours.

The Australian carrier has dubbed the test flight "Project Sunrise," and plans to gather information from the marathon journey.

Qantas says researchers will be both on board the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and on the ground examining how passengers and crew members handle the long flight.

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Sarah Tamar Klitenick(NEW YORK) -- It was a milestone day for both: a pilot on his last flight of an almost 35-year career -- and a 2-year-old on his first international flight.

It ended with them both in the cockpit where retiring American Airlines Captain Joe Weis gave his pilot's wings pin to 2-year-old Ki Klitenick during Weis' final flight from Madrid to Miami.

In a video, Weis pins on Ki the "real wings" -- the ones he earned over the last 34 years.

An airline pilot's final flight can be emotional. There's usually a water salute -- an honoring ceremony in aviation where arcs of water are sprayed over an aircraft. The captain's family typically rides along for the final flight. It turned out that Ki and his parents were sitting next to Captain Weis's family on the journey home, his wife Wendy and nephew.

"Wendy had called me from her seat and told me about [Ki's mother] Sarah and it being his first international trip. There was a bit of a connection," Weis told ABC News' Good Morning America.

Captain Weis came to visit the family during the flight, but Ki was sleeping. He told Klitenick to bring Ki to the cockpit when the plane landed if they had the time. They did, and that's when Ki got Weis' wings.

Weis told GMA that his wife is a former flight attendant and when she retired a captain gave her his wings.

"That meant a lot to her," he said. "I always had that in the back of my mind."

Ki's mother praised Weis' thoughtfulness.

"It's amazing that on a day all about him, he found a way to pass something so special on to someone else," she said.

"I think of all the flights he's flown, all the ways he has brought people together all over the world. It was so emotional," said Klitenick.

As for Weis, he splits his time between Florida and Kentucky and plans to keep on traveling, but now by RV.

While it was Ki's first international trip, it surely won't be his last. His mom told GMA the 2-year-old was a natural traveler, hardly bothered by the time change and was greeting people in Spain with "hola!" all the while.

And from now on whenever he flies, his mom said he'll always have a treasure to bring along: Captain Joe Weis' wings.

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TennesseePhotographer/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Communications Commission may have voted to approve a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, and the Justice Department also appears on board, but the telecommunication leviathans still must persuade a coalition of state attorneys general.

The FCC voted along party lines, 3-2, on Wednesday to approve a merger between two of the nation's largest wireless carriers, the agency confirmed to ABC News, just months after they got clearance from the Department of Justice. The DOJ approved the merger with conditions, including that the companies divest from Sprint's prepaid businesses such as Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile.

Last month, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro became the latest state attorney general to join a lawsuit challenging the merger, joining a coalition that includes the attorneys general from New York, California and more than a dozen other states.

The states' lawsuit to block the merger was filed June 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, according to the New York attorney general's office. A court date is set for Dec. 9.

Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, who voted against the FCC approval of the merger, said, "Consumers deserve better from the Washington authorities charged with reviewing this transaction."

"We've all seen what happens when markets become more concentrated after a merger like this one," Rosenworcel said in a statement after the vote. "In the airline industry, it brought us baggage fees and smaller seats. In the pharmaceutical industry, it led to a handful of drug companies raising the prices of lifesaving medications. There's no reason to think this time will be different."

"Overwhelming evidence," she added, "demonstrates that the T-Mobile-Sprint merger will reduce competition, raise prices, lower quality, and slow innovation."

Rosenworcel also referenced the upcoming onset of the next generation of wireless networks, 5G.

"With 5G on the horizon, our dependence on wireless connectivity is bound to grow," she said. "It's not the time to count on ineffective deployment commitments, higher prices and less vigorous competition to help the benefit of this new technology reach us all."

Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, who also voted against the merger, said in a separate statement that "you don't need to be an expert to know that going from four wireless carriers to three will hurt competition."

"This merger takes a bad situation and makes it worse," he added. "Higher prices and fewer options across the country will inevitably result. Quite simply, the effects of this ill-conceived merger will hit low-income and rural communities hardest of all."

Starks said that the deal approved Wednesday "has changed significantly from the one that was originally proposed -- twice," noting that not enough time for public comment was allotted to address these changes.

"While I hope for the sake of consumers that I am wrong, I fear that we will one day look back at this decision and recognize it as a moment that forever changed the U.S. wireless industry, and not for the better," he said.

In August, however, FCC chairman Ajit Pai formally endorsed the merger, expressing his recommendation for approval saying that it would advance 5G deployment across the U.S.

"After one of the most exhaustive merger reviews in Commission history, the evidence conclusively demonstrates that this transaction will bring fast 5G wireless service to many more Americans and help close the digital divide in rural areas," Pai said in a statement.

Pai also argued that "the merger will promote robust competition in mobile broadband, put critical mid-band spectrum to use, and bring new competition to the fixed broadband market."    

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Tomsmith585/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Juul is suspending sales of its fruit flavors, including mango, creme and cucumber, while the Food and Drug Administration reviews the products, the company announced Thursday.

In the meantime, the company will only sell tobacco, menthol and mint flavors.

In a statement, Juul's new CEO K.C. Crosthwaite said that the company's products are intended for adult customers.

"We must reset the vapor category by earning the trust of society and working cooperatively with regulators, policymakers, and stakeholders to combat underage use while providing an alternative to adult smokers," K.C. Crosthwaite, Juul's new CEO, said in a statement.

Critics disagreed with the company's decision to keep flavors other than tobacco available to the public.

"Juul's announcement today that it is leaving mint and menthol flavors on the market shows that it hasn't changed one bit under its new leadership and isn't serious about preventing youth use," Matthew Myers, president, of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids said in a statement.

The company has come under fire while the FDA and Centers for Disease Control investigate an outbreak of lung injuries and deaths linked to vaping, which has sickened more than 1,479 Americans. In addition to the injuries, 33 people have died.

As part of its ongoing investigation, the agency is expanding laboratory testing to include blood, fluid and urine tests, as well as lung biopsies from patients.

Health officials last week started referring to the lung injuries by the acronym EVALI, which is short for "E-cigarettes or Vaping product use Associated Lung Injury."

While the cause of vaping injuries hasn't been determined, and no single product has been linked to the lung injuries or deaths, the majority of people affected vaped products containing THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Nicotine has not been eliminated as a possible culprit in the outbreak, because some of those sickened reported using only nicotine devices.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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