Top US News: California Gov Signs Bill To Increase Age For Tobacco Use; Former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett Dies At 82; & More
Prince died a day before meeting doctor
Prince’s lawyer, William Mauzy, said the musical legend passed away a day before he was to meet Howard Kornfeld, who is specializing in addiction medicine, Reuters reports. According to Mauzy, Dr. Kornfeld felt that Prince’s mission was a “life saving” one. While police have not found any signs of suicide or trauma, the cause of death has not been determined as of yet.
Former Sen of Utah Bob Bennett dies at 82
Former Utah Senator Bob Bennett passed away on Wednesday after suffering from a stroke, as reported by The Week magazine. He was 82. Born in 1933, he was first elected to the Senate in 1992; prior to which he had served the role of a lobbyist at the JC Penney Co., and was also a congressional liaison for the Transportation Department under the Nixon administration.
California Gov signs bill to increase tobacco use age
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill late Wednesday that effectively raises the age for tobacco usage to 21, as reported by NPR. With this development, California becomes the second state in the United States, after Hawaii, to increase the minimum age for buying tobacco products. However, the age limit for military personnel remains at 18 years.
George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush will not endorse Trump
Former presidents George H.W. Bush and son George W. Bush will not be endorsing Republican front runner Donald Trump, as reported by ABC News. The news comes after the business mogul became the party’s presumptive candidate.
“President Bush does not plan to participate in or comment on the presidential campaign,” Freddy Ford, the younger Bush’s spokesman, said.
1 killed, 5 injured in Minneapolis shooting
One person was killed, and at least five injured, in a shooting incident in Minneapolis, as reported by Chron.com. The police, who responded to a report of firing of gunshots, are processing the scene. No one has been taken into custody. The victims were transported to the hospital.