What we know about the US vaping illness outbreak

U.S. health officials continue to look for patterns in the hundreds of serious lung injuries reported in people who use e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. A look at what we know ...

GOP veterans of Clinton’s impeachment urge caution on Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some have regrets. A few can’t talk about it. Others would do it all again. But the Republicans who carried out President Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998 are una...

Los Angeles County bans flavored tobacco products

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County has banned flavored tobacco products including e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco and menthol cigarettes. The county's Board of Supervisors voted una...

Missouri executes killer despite concern about painful death

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri man was executed Tuesday for killing a man during a violent 1996 crime spree, despite concerns that the inmate's rare medical condition would cause a gruesome lethal inject...

Smoking ban at VA facilities has some veterans fuming

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Serving up drinks at the American Legion post in Concord, Jeff Holland gets a little testy when the talk turns to smoking. A Marine veteran who enjoys lighting u...

Hong Kong's older protesters awed, humbled by zeal of youth

HONG KONG (AP) — Watching from a side road as young protesters dressed head-to-toe in black whirled into action to deal with another volley of tear gas from Hong Kong riot police, kicking away the smo...

For Trump, a high-velocity threat like none other he's faced

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the moment Donald Trump became a national political figure, he has been shadowed by investigations and controversy. They have been layered, lengthy and often i...

Keep calm and vape on: UK embraces e-cigarettes, US cautious

LONDON (AP) — While the U.S. scrambles to crack down on vaping, Britain has embraced electronic cigarettes as a powerful tool to help smokers kick the habit. The Royal College of Phy...

High-flying marijuana vapes take hit from health scare

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Vaping products are taking a hit as health experts scramble to determine what's causing a mysterious lung disease. More than 500 people have gotten ill, and nin...

What we know (and don't) about Juul, teen vaping and illness

NEW YORK (AP) — An outbreak of vaping illnesses. A surge in teens using electronic cigarettes. They're often spoken of in the same urgent breath, but it's not clear how — or even if — they are connect...

Review: Renée Zellweger captures Garland's essence in 'Judy'

Renée Zellweger is so undeniably perfect as Judy Garland that it almost makes up for the shortcomings of the film around it. "Judy " is itself a fine and imperfect look at some of Garland's last years...

Memo: Trump prodded Ukraine leader on Biden claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump repeatedly prodded Ukraine's new leader to work with Rudy Giuliani and the U.S. attorney general to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, according...

Trump greets impeachment inquiry with confidence, irritation

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty-eight floors above Manhattan, President Donald Trump watched his legacy change and his political future grow more uncertain. The president, back in his hometown...

Perk up: France resuscitates dying villages 1 cafe at a time

PARIS (AP) — For the rural French village of Port-Brillet, the closure of its last cafe came as a painful shock. Suddenly gone was the haunt where patrons put the world to rights ove...

'Everybody cries here': Hope and despair in Mexican shelter

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob. The s...