May 5, 2016, 11:36 am EDT
California Gov. Jerry Brown has singed a new set of smoking bills that will go into effect on June 9, 2016.
Here are a few things to know about these new California smoking laws, as collected from The Los Angels Times.
The new laws will increase the smoking age from 18 to 21.
The legal smoking age will remain at 18 for active military personnel.
California will be the second state, after Hawaii, to increase the legal smoking age to 21.
The laws will list electronic cigarettes as tobacco products and restrict their use in public.
Schools will be classified as no smoking areas.
Licensing fees for retailers and distributors will be increased.
To learn more about the new California smoking law, click here. Read
Apr 29, 2016, 5:22 pm EDT
The future of gun control in the U.S. may be affected by smart guns.
We live in a country that’s divided between those who quote the Constitution in regard to our right to bear arms, and those who point to the statistics of gun-related deaths. Could smart guns prove to be the solution to these problems?
The term refers to weaponry that’s childproof, lowering the amount of gun-related deaths and other injuries caused by accidents. The move is being supported by the White House itself. Read
Apr 29, 2016, 5:00 pm EDT
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG,NASDAQ:GOOGL) will live-stream the Republican National Convention this summer.
The tech giant announced that it will cover the event, which will take place in Ohio, Cleveland this July. The company will also offer live data and virtual reality tools in real-time during the event.
The Republican National Convention will be streamed by the company in a strictly neutral manner, with no comment regarding all the controversy that Donald Trump has stirred this year. Read
Apr 20, 2016, 2:41 pm EDT
Harriet Tubman will soon be the new face of the $20 bill.
The African-American legend who saved hundreds of slaves from oppression and towards freedom will be replacing Andrew Jackson on the monetary note.
New currency designs will feature female pioneers in the U.S., including civil rights leaders. Perhaps Rosa Parks is the next $50 bill? Read