'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...

Music Review: Brittany Howard shines in new solo album

Brittany Howard, "Jamie" (ATO Records) Solo projects can be hit or miss for artists looking to break from a band. For some, their newfound creative independence allows them to hit th...

Taiwan ranked No. 1 in 'Asian flush' sufferers in world: Stanford study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Between 45 to 47 percent of Taiwanese suffer from the so-called "Asian flush," the highest rate in the world, according to a Stanford University study. The en...

Maine's tougher new distracted driving ban in effect

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A new Maine law that prohibits the use of hand-held phones and other devices while driving is now in effect, and police will be keeping an eye out for violations starting Thursd...

Teen vaping of nicotine jumped again this year, survey finds

NEW YORK (AP) — A greater share of U.S. teens are vaping nicotine e-cigarettes. About 25% of high school seniors surveyed this year said they vaped nicotine in the previous month, up...

Cries in the night: Life in the limbo of a Mexican shelter

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 sound is...

Indian government approves ban on e-cigarettes

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government has decided to ban e-cigarettes, expressing concern at the alarming rate at which vaping is becoming popular among the country's youth and causing breathing illness...

Son of Solomon Islands PM makes hasty retreat from Taiwan after diplomatic switch to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After news broke that the Solomon Islands had cut ties with Taiwan in favor of communist China, a son of the island country's Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare allegedl...

Panel approves ban on sale of flavored e-cigs in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New York became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, a move that comes as federal health officials investigate a mysterious surge of severe breathing...

Panel approves ban on sale of flavored e-cigs in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New York became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, a move that comes as federal health officials investigate a mysterious surge of severe breathing illne...

As illnesses spread, fake vape gear sells on LA streets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counter...

Retailers scramble as NY moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes

NEW YORK CITY (AP) — Vape shops in New York are scrambling to respond to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to prohibit the sale of flavored vaping products — a ban poised to take effect Tuesday. ...

The Latest: Juul reviewing NY ban, agrees action needed

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushing for a ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes (all times local): 2:25 p.m. The largest player in t...

Cuomo pushes for flavored e-cig ban, citing risk to youth

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed state health officials to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, citing the risk of young people getting addicted to nicotine. The...

Hill wins at Las Vegas; Enfinger and Sauter eliminated

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Austin Hill passed Ross Chastain with 11 laps to go and pulled away to win Friday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the final race of the first round of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors ...