Category Archives: health

US bans sale of e-cigarettes to those under 18

Traditional cigarette smoking has declined in recent decades, but youths are increasingly turning to e-cigarettes, which are battery powered devices that heat a nicotine liquid — and flavored cigars (AFP Photo/Justin Sullivan) More Miami (AFP) – The United States Thursday issued a sweeping ban on sales of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookahs to those under 18, marking the first time these products have been federally regulated. Continue reading

Prince had painkiller Percocet in his system : reports

Prince performs during the halftime show of the NFL’s Super Bowl XLI football game between the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts in Miami, Florida, U.S. February 4, 2007 Continue reading

Four rescued six days after Kenya building collapse

A woman is carried on a stretcher by medical personnel after she was rescued alive on May 5, 2016 in Nairobi (AFP Photo/Tony Karumba) More Nairobi (AFP) – Four people were pulled alive Thursday from the rubble of an apartment block that collapsed six days ago when heavy rains hit Nairobi, causing floods and landslides in the Kenyan capital. There were cheers and shouted prayers from the crowd gathered at the site of the ruined six-storey building as a woman, covered with a blanket and lying on a stretcher, was carried to a waiting ambulance. She was hauled between thick concrete slabs and a tangle of twisted metal after being located by rescuers who gave her oxygen while they continued efforts to extract her Continue reading

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Flint boos: ‘I appreciate people being angry and frustrated’

A day after being nearly booed off the stage while introducing President Obama at a high school in Flint, Mich., Gov. Rick Snyder says he’s not stepping down over his office’s role in the ongoing water crisis there Continue reading

Ben Sasse: U.S. deserves better than Trump or Clinton

Ben Sasse speaks at the American Conservative Union 2016 annual conference in Maryland on March 3, 2016. (Photo: Gary Cameron/Reuters) Not a fan of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? Continue reading

Johnny Manziel appears in court on domestic violence charge

Johnny Manziel has appeared in court for the first time on a domestic violence charge stemming from a January incident involving his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley. Manziel was booked and released on $1,500 bond on Wednesday, and on Thursday appeared in Dallas County Criminal Court. Continue reading

Hillary Clinton won’t call Donald Trump a bigot — but her campaign will

Hillary Clinton would not call Donald Trump a racist when given the chance to do so on Wednesday — but her campaign did not hold back in blasting the likely Republican nominee. In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Clinton called Trump “a loose cannon” who would be a “dangerous” president. Continue reading

One law firm, two sets of clients: Donald Trump, and the refugees he wants to deport

Donald McGahn stands behind Donald Trump in Manchester, N.H., on Feb. 9, 2016. Continue reading

Clinton has the map on her side, but history working against her

Hillary Clinton makes a stop at the Lincoln Square pancake house in Indianapolis on May 1. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) If you want to experience the full-on contempt of the leftist intelligentsia right now, go on social media and suggest, as I did this week, that Donald Trump isn’t certain to get crushed in November Continue reading

Pirates of the Mediterranean as Guardia Civil strip wreck

On the night of March 4, 1855, the English brig ‘La Isabella,’ which was transporting hand-carved marble statues from Genoa to Calcutta in order to decorate an Indian mansion, was wrecked off the coast of Benalmadena. Its remains have been officially protected since 2009, and are considered of important cultural interest by the Junta de Andalucia, while at a depth of eight metres, the ill-fated ship was accessible for divers in search of adventure. Now, Guardia Civil agents have recovered the most valuable items from the wreck, after recent strong currents resulted in it becoming visible from the surface, raising fears of looting. Continue reading