US officials revise vaping illness count to 380 in 36 states

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government has refined how it is measuring an outbreak of breathing illnesses in people who vape, now counting only cases that are most closely linked to electronic cigarette ...

Mint, menthol: Vape industry has dug heels in on flavor bans

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Efforts to ban flavored e-cigarettes and reduce their appeal to youngsters have sputtered under industry pressure in over a half-dozen states this year even as one state, Michiga...

Abortion, border wall put major spending bills into disarray

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fights over abortion and President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall have thrown Senate efforts to advance $1.4 trillion worth of agency spending bills into disarray, threatenin...

Kansas confirms state's first death linked to vaping

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas health officials say they have confirmed the first death in the state related to an outbreak of a lung disease linked to vaping. The Kansas Department of ...

Taipei Dept. of Health offers healthy BBQ tips for Mid-Autumn Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As barbecuing has become a popular pastime of families in Taiwan during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, Taipei Department of Health (DOH) has offered the public timely tips fo...

Philippines community recruits frogs in war against dengue fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A community in Metropolitan Manila has recruited an army of frogs in an effort to combat the dengue epidemic ravaging the archipelagic nation through natural means. In the Q...

Taipei to ban smoking around convenience stores, coffee shops from Sept. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei will ban smoking in front of 15 convenience store chains and cafes starting on Sept. 1. Huang Shier-chieg (黃世傑), head of the city's department of health, on Monda...

Taipei on high alert as first dengue case reported

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Measures are being adopted by Taipei City’s health authorities to enforce dengue control, as the capital of Taiwan has recorded its first indigenous dengue fever cas...

Poor food hygiene found in well-known drink shops in Taipei

Taipei (Taiwan News) — Out of 82 frozen desserts and beverages tested by the Taipei City Government's Department of Health, 6 fell short of the hygiene standards. Taipei City Government t...

E-cigarette giant Juul's campaign donations favor Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — E-cigarette giant Juul Labs gave nearly $100,000 to members of Congress during the first half of 2019 as the company faced the bulk of the blame for a surge of underage vaping and ca...

The Latest: FBI says it killed Dillinger 85 years ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the planned exhumation of the body of 1930s gangster John Dillinger (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The FBI has released a statement...

Dillinger relatives want body exhumed to see if it's him

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Relatives of 1930s gangster John Dillinger want his body exhumed from an Indianapolis cemetery because they question whether he was actually the man FBI agents killed in Chicago in...

Florida, Virginia among sites for child migrant facilities

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Trump administration is scouting sites in central Florida, Virginia and Los Angeles for future facilities to hold unaccompanied children who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico borde...

Body of 1930s gangster John Dillinger to be exhumed

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The body of notorious 1930s gangster John Dillinger is set to be exhumed from an Indianapolis cemetery more than 85 years after he was killed by FBI agents. The I...

Plan halted to house migrant kids at Oklahoma Army base

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials say there is no longer a need to detain migrant children at an Oklahoma Army base and that preparations to house them there have stopped. Evelyn Stauff...