With virus, cherished Mideast traditions come to abrupt halt

BAGHDAD (AP) — Under the sign “Take out only” and a tall bottle of antiseptic by his side, Mazin Hashim, 54, rearranged the coals heating a water pipe outside his famed cafe in Baghdad. ...

Prosecution doctor: Killer insane when he bit victim's face

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A prosecution psychiatrist says a Florida college student was legally insane when he fatally attacked a couple outside their home, chewing off part of the man's face, cour...

NFL dealing with social media hackers during Super Bowl week

MIAMI (AP) — The NFL has been dealing with hackers, not someone trying to peak into the league's records or team playbooks. The hackers apparently attacked social media accounts for...

Bible vs indigenous beliefs at issue in Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Hoisting a large leather Bible above her head, Bolivia’s new interim president delivered an emphatic message hours after Evo Morales fled under pressure, the end of a nearly 14-...

24 hours in, senators flout quaint impeachment rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — So much for the Senate's quaint rules and tradition. Almost immediately after Chief Justice John Roberts gaveled in Wednesday's session of President Donald Trump's ...

Stay awake: Senators struggle to stay focused on impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Schiff was still speaking — about witnesses, documents, future presidents and the impeachment of President Donald Trump. He'd said it all before, but five hours into the Senate ...

Taiwanese seniors advised to chew to prevent dementia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The elderly are advised to maintain their chewing ability as a way to prevent dementia, an idea proposed a few years ago that was promoted at a press event in Taiwan on We...

Want OxyContin in China? Pain pill addicts get drugs online

SHANGHAI (AP) — China has some of the strictest regulation of opioids in the world, but OxyContin and other pain pills are sold illegally online by vendors that take advantage of China’s major e-comme...

China has pain pill addicts too, but no one's counting them

SHANGHAI (AP) — Wu Yi was supposed to die. At age 26, his cancer was spreading. His doctor gave him five years to live and a prescription for OxyContin. ...

WHO sees tobacco drop among men, but vaping effects unclear

NEW YORK (AP) — Worldwide, the number of men using traditional tobacco products has finally started to decline, health officials said Thursday. Four out of five tobacco users globall...

Pelosi offers some trade policy with that impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the House progressives: a pair of impeachment articles against President Donald Trump. For the vulnerable Democratic freshmen: charges that are narrowly focused on Ukraine. And...

No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors in Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts became the first state to ban flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping products, including menthol cigarettes, after Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law on Wedn...

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___ Drugmakers, distributors facing federal opioid probe At least a half-dozen companies that make or distribute opioid painkillers are under a federal investigatio...

Millennial Money: Break free of your parents’ money patterns

You can likely thank (or blame) your parents for some aspects of how you turned out. Maybe you have your mother’s eyes or your dad’s habit of chewing with your mouth open. How you ma...

Review: 'Midway' turns the WW II battle into a cartoon

The first thing Roland Emmerich should do after his latest movie "Midway" hits theaters is apologize. Apologize to the visual effects crew, the stuntmen, the carpenters, the costumer...