Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson is to stop selling its talc-based Johnson's Baby Powder in the US and Canada. The firm faces many thousands of lawsuits from consumers who claim that its talc products caused their cancer. The move comes after years of litigation where Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay out billions of dollars in compensation. The company has consistently defended the safety of its talc products. Johnson & Johnson said it would wind down sales of the product, which makes up about 0.5% of its US consumer health business, in the coming months, but that retailers would continue to sell existing inventory.
STONEWALL, Texas – Former President Lyndon B. Johnson's home on his Texas ranch will be temporarily closed due to structural issues. The home is known as the Texas White House. National Park Service officials said Thursday that the pool house will also be closed due to structural issues. The park service didn't give details on the issues but said the facilities will be closed until it can be confirmed there aren't safety problems. Other attractions at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, west of Austin, remain open.
Washington Redskins quarterback Josh Johnson (8) tries to get away from New York Giants defensive back Michael Thomas (31) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Landover, Md. Washington Redskins quarterback Josh Johnson took his first snaps since the 2013 season Sunday in a blowout loss to the New York Giants. Johnson, 32, was signed five days before the game to back up Mark Sanchez. The journeyman quarterback admitted to reporters after the loss he had to learn who was on his team by playing the "Madden" video game, according to NBC Sports Washington. Johnson had to shake off the rust at first upon entering the game but did manage to help Washington put 16 points on the board after the team went three quarters without scoring.
That's a big claim, based on wild optimism. The truth is that Johnson might not even qualify for the first general-election presidential debate scheduled for Sept. 26 in Hempstead, New York. Participants will need at least 15 percent support in the polls to qualify, and Johnson is not there, with the date fast approaching. The latest NBC News/Survey Monkey poll, released last week, gives Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton 43 percent, Republican nominee Donald Trump 38, Johnson 11 and Green Party candidate Jill Stein 5.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has told MPs the European Union can "go whistle" for any "extortionate" final payment from the UK on Brexit. Asked during Commons questions if there was a strategy, either public or private, for what would happen if there was no agreement on Brexit, Mr Johnson said: "There is no plan for no deal because we are going to get a great deal." His comments come after No 10 sources played down suggestions that Theresa May plans to walk out of Brexit talks in September to show defiance over EU demands for a divorce bill worth tens of billions of pounds. Mr Johnson's comments seem to be at odds with Brexit Secretary David Davis, who told the BBC last month that the government had "worked up in detail" the "no deal" option on Brexit.