Hawaii clears way for raising legal smoking age

HONOLULU – A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor. It’s unclear whether Gov. David Ige will sign the measure, and an Ige spokeswoman said he wasn’t immediately available for comment. The bill would prevent […]

Foods that help keep the pounds off as you age

A new look at what kinds of foods might help people keep their weight in check as they age found that not all calories are created equal and some foods are not as bad for the middle-aged waistline as many believe. While men and women who ate lots of nuts, peanut butter, fish, yogurt and […]

Genetic test could help gauge cancer risk for women

April 25, 2015, 7:37 AM|A genetic test for breast and ovarian cancer is now more affordable. The test was developed by a startup company in California and it says, “the test offers a cheaper and easier way to determine a woman’s risk for these conditions.” Doctors Jon LaPook and Holly Phillips join “CBS This Morning: […]

Hospitals see spike in synthetic marijuana ov​erdoses

Hospitals around the country have seen a severe spike in synthetic marijuana overdoses. The American Association of Poison Control Centers says more than 1,900 calls related to synthetic pot have been made since the start of the year. That is four times more than there were at this point last year. Synthetic marijuana goes by […]

Judge: Attending Pink concert didn’t harm NJ girl

A mom’s decision to take her 11-year-old daughter to a Pink concert has a judge saying, “so what?” The New Jersey judge says the concert trip isn’t evidence of bad parenting. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT NJ.com reports the girl’s parents are divorced, and her father accused his ex-wife of abusing her parental discretion by taking their daughter […]

Republican stance on death penalty appears to be shifting

FILE: Undated: A handout picture from San Quentin State Prison showing a lethal-injection room at the facility, in San Quentin, Calif. (REUTERS) Nebraska’s Republican-dominated Legislature is making a concerted push to do away with the state’s death penalty, the latest sign of cracks in conservatives’ once-bedrock support for capital punishment. When lawmakers voted 30-13 vote to […]

Obama praises US intelligence day after hostage deaths

April 24, 2015: President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s (ODNI) 10th anniversary at ODNI headquarters in McLean, Va. (AP) President Obama praised the nation’s spying operations Friday calling it the most capable in the world while promising a review aimed at preventing future mistakes, a day after […]

Chilean authorities urge 2,000 people near volcano to evacuate as precaution

ENSENADA, Chile (AP) –  Authorities urged 2,000 people living near the Calbuco volcano to evacuate Friday after potentially devastating mudflows of volcanic debris were detected in a nearby river, the result of two huge eruptions this week that sent ash across large swaths of southern South America. Chilean officials said the evacuations were precautionary but […]

Veteran defense lawyers see possible criminal inquiry for Clintons

With a sitting Democratic senator recently indicted on federal bribery and corruption charges, top criminal defense lawyers in the nation’s capital say Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton could conceivably face similar scrutiny, amid mounting disclosures about the tangled finances of her family’s philanthropic foundation. The new book “Clinton Cash” by Peter Schweizer, an investigative […]

RESCUE ON EVEREST 10 dead, more missing after quake sparks avalanche

The powerful Nepal earthquake Saturday triggered an avalanche that killed at least 17 people on Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. Another 61 climbers have been injured. An official with Nepal’s mountaineering department said early Sunday that 22 of the seriously injured were taken by helicopter to Pheriche village, the nearest medical facility. Bad weather […]

DC’S ‘NERD PROM’ Obama’s speech to be top draw at annual WH dinner

FILE: May 5, 2014: President Obama at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, in Washington, D.C. (REUTERS) The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner is set to begin Saturday evening, with celebrity-watching and President Obama’s late-night comedy routine expected to again be the highlights of the annual Washington event. The roughly 101-year-old, white-tie gathering of White […]

TODD STARNES Bakers fined $135G for gay wedding cake refusal

The owners of an Oregon bakery learned Friday that there is a severe price to pay for following their Christian faith. A judge for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) recommended a lesbian couple should receive $135,000 in damages for their emotional suffering after Sweet Cakes by Melissa refused to make them a […]