U.S. e-cigarette use stalls as health concerns grow

Use of electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices has stalled in the United States as more Americans question their safety, according to a new online Reuters/Ipsos poll. About 10 percent of the 9,766 adults surveyed between April 19 and May 16 use the devices, the same percentage as in a similar Reuters/Ipsos poll in May, […]

Cosby accuser says she was dizzy

Andrea Constand told authorities that Bill Cosby violated her sexually after giving her three blue pills that made her dizzy, blurry-eyed and sick to her stomach, her legs “like jelly,” according to a police report read in court Tuesday. “I told him, ‘I can’t even talk, Mr. Cosby.’ I started to panic,” the former Temple […]

Long TSA lines: How long will this go on?

Zachary Annen and his husband arrived at Chicago O’Hare International Airport Sunday night three hours ahead of their flight. The pair waited more than 2 1/2 hours in the Transportation Security Administration screening line and made it to the gate for their flight home to Seattle with “minutes to spare,” Annen said. As travelers face […]

Fire that led to fatal Texas fertilizer explosion set on purpose

The fire that led to a deadly explosion at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant three years ago was intentionally set, authorities said Wednesday. The blast devastated the Texas town of West in April 2013 and killed 15 people — including 12 first responders. Texas blast leaves nearly 100-foot crater Investigators determined someone started the fire […]

Macy’s is in serious trouble

Donald Trump may have reason to gloat on Twitter again about the latest troubles facing Macy’s — the iconic retailer that dumped Trump’s clothing line last year. Macy’s reported sales for the first quarter on Wednesday that fell more than 7% from a year ago and missed forecasts. The company also lowered its sales and […]

Music legend Prince dead at 57

Prince, the musical genius, was found dead Thursday in his Minnesota home. He was 57. Sources told the site doctors advised him to stay 24 hours, but he flew home within three hours. The site posted a photo of Prince reportedly taken at a Walgreens near his home around 7 p.m. Wednesday — his fourth […]

Demonstrators rally in support of Obama’s non-deportation orders

Rallies in support of President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration are expected Monday in several U.S. cities as a challenge to those executive orders comes before the Supreme Court. About 20 demonstrations are planned, including in Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Denver and other cities. Demonstrators camped overnight outside of the Supreme Court building […]

Heavy rain drenches Houston, closing schools, airport

Heavy rain inundated the Houston area with as much as 10 inches in just six hours Monday morning. Officials are comparing the flood to Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 when more than 2 feet of rain drenched Southern Texas. “This is a major rain event,” Harris County judge Ed Emmett said. “I hate to use […]

Hijacking of Egypt plane by ‘unstable’ man ends peacefully

An Egyptian wearing a fake explosives belt who hijacked a domestic EgyptAir flight and forced it to land in Cyprus on Tuesday surrendered and was taken into custody after releasing all passengers and crew unharmed following an hours-long standoff. Officials said early on that the hijacking was not an act of terrorism, and later that […]

Obama announces new moves to fight opioid and heroin abuse epidemic

The Obama administration is making it easier for doctors to use anti-addiction drugs in the fight against an exploding epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse. It’s part of a package of new initiatives announced Tuesday that includes other efforts to expand addiction treatment and increase coverage for mental health and substance abuse services. These […]

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