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Ad campaign points to dangers of dual cigarette/e-cig use

By Reuters on March 26, 2015, at 7:55 p.m.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control is launching an ad campaign warning consumers against the dual use of e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat a nicotine-laced liquid to produce an inhalable vapor. Nationally, about three in four adult e-cigarette users also smoke cigarettes, the CDC said. …

Senate sanction vote a message to Iran

By Reuters on March 26, 2015, at 6:44 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted unanimously Thursday for a nonbinding amendment to a budget bill intended to make it easier to reimpose sanctions if Iran violates a nuclear deal. The vote was 100-0 for the amendment, sponsored by Republican Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, which would establish a fund …
Fire shoots from the roof of a building after it collapsed and burst into flames in New York City's East Village as seen in this picture taken by Scott Westerfeld March 26, 2015.

New York City buildings collapse in possible gas blast, injuring 19

By Ellen Wulfhorst and Sebastien Malo, Reuters on March 26, 2015, at 3:50 p.m.
NEW YORK — Four apartment buildings in New York’s East Village neighborhood caught fire from an apparent gas explosion on Thursday and three collapsed, causing 19 injuries, authorities said. The blast shortly after 3 p.m. sent flames leaping into the sky and rocked the residential area in Manhattan. Bloodied victims …

Air Canada changing cockpit policy after Germanwings crash

By Reuters on March 26, 2015, at 2:42 p.m.
TORONTO — Air Canada said on Thursday it is changing its policies to ensure that all flights have two people in the cockpit at all times after initial reports on the Germanwings flight that crashed on Tuesday. Canada’s biggest airline is making the change “without delay,” said spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick …
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Illinois, walks on U.S. Capitol steps in Washington in this Dec. 2, 2011 file photo.

Former US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. released from prison

By Reuters on March 26, 2015, at 10:05 a.m.
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was released from an Alabama prison Thursday after serving time for misusing about $750,000 in campaign funds on luxuries including fur capes and a Rolex watch, local media reported. Jackson, a former Illinois lawmaker and the son of civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse …
A French gendarme helicopter flies over the crash site of an Airbus A320, near Seyne-les-Alpes, March 25, 2015.

Co-pilot deliberately crashed Germanwings jet, officials suspect

By Tim Hepher and Jean-Francois Rosnoblet, Reuters on March 26, 2015, at 8:25 a.m.
PARIS — A young German co-pilot barricaded himself alone in the cockpit of Germanwings Flight 9525 and apparently set it on course to crash into an Alpine mountain, killing all 150 people on board including himself, French prosecutors said Thursday. They offered no motive for why Andreas Lubitz, 27, would …

Boston bombing jury sees mock bombs, victim autopsy photos

By Scott Malone, Reuters on March 26, 2015, at 7:36 a.m.
BOSTON — The Boston Marathon bombing jury on Thursday viewed mockups of the twin pressure-cooker bombs that ripped through the crowd at the race’s finish line in 2013 and autopsy photos of one of the three people they killed. The jury viewed photos of Krystle Campbell, a 29-year-old restaurant manager …
U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Army and received by Reuters on in this handout photo from May 31, 2014.

Former war prisoner Sgt. Bergdahl charged with desertion

By Kelly Twedell, Reuters on March 25, 2015, at 2:38 p.m.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a former Taliban prisoner in Afghanistan, was formally charged on Wednesday with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, and could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted of the most serious count, the Army said. Bergdahl’s attorney, Eugene Fidell of Yale Law …
Zayn Malik performs with his band One Direction on NBC's Today show in New York, November 13, 2012.

Zayn Malik quits One Direction, says he wants normal life

By Michael Roddy, Reuters on March 25, 2015, at 1:23 p.m.
LONDON — Singer Zayn Malik said on Wednesday he was quitting the best-selling pop band One Direction because he wanted to live a normal life and apologized to fans of the hugely popular British-Irish group for doing so. The decision by Malik to quit came after he dropped out of …
British television presenter Jeremy Clarkson leaves his home in London March 24, 2015.

BBC drops ‘Top Gear’ host Jeremy Clarkson after producer attack

By Reuters on March 25, 2015, at 12:20 p.m.
LONDON — The BBC said on Wednesday it would not renew the contract of Jeremy Clarkson, the hugely-popular but divisive presenter of its motoring program “Top Gear” after what it called an unprovoked physical attack on a producer. Clarkson, 54, who has generated both controversy and profits for Britain’s publicly …

Oldest evidence of breast cancer found in Egyptian skeleton

By Reuters on March 24, 2015, at 8:35 p.m.
CAIRO — A team from a Spanish university has discovered what Egyptian authorities are calling the world’s oldest evidence of breast cancer in the 4,200-year-old skeleton of an adult woman. Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty said the bones of the woman, who lived at the end of the 6th Pharaonic Dynasty, …

US delays on trade bill cloud Trans-Pacific Partnership

By Reuters on March 24, 2015, at 8:13 p.m.
Delays in finishing U.S. legislation to speed free trade deals through Congress are casting a cloud over a 12-nation trade pact many thought was near completion, officials close to the negotiations said. In conversations with Reuters, officials from six countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership said the lack of clarity over …

CN Rail says harsh winter one reason for spike in accidents

By Reuters on March 24, 2015, at 8:13 p.m.
OTTAWA — An unusually harsh winter is one of the reasons Canadian National Rail Co. suffered a sharp increase in the number of train accidents in 2014, a top official said on Tuesday. Chief Operating Officer Jim Vena told a committee of federal legislators that deep cold can cause rails …
Former NFL star Darren Sharper, left, and his attorney Leonard B. Levine listen carefully to the details of a plea agreement that could send him to federal prison for nine years for the numerous sexual assault charges against him.

Ex-NFL star Sharper pleads guilty to attempted sex assault in Nevada

By Reuters on March 24, 2015, at 4:58 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Former NFL star Darren Sharper admitted on Tuesday to attempted sexual assault of two women in Las Vegas as part of a three-part plea bargain that prosecutors in Nevada, Arizona and California said would keep him in prison for at least nine years. Sharper, 39, entered no …

Vatican to give homeless private VIP tour of Sistine Chapel

By Reuters on March 24, 2015, at 4:57 p.m.
VATICAN CITY — In Pope Francis’ latest gesture toward Rome’s homeless, the Vatican said Tuesday homeless people will get a special private tour of its museums and the Sistine Chapel. About 150 homeless people who frequent the Vatican area — where Pope Francis has already set up facilities for them …

British police hunt thieves who stole 38 pythons

By Reuters on March 23, 2015, at 4:49 p.m.
LONDON — British police said Monday they were hunting for thieves who broke into an apartment in northwest England and stole 38 Royal python snakes. The nonvenomous snakes, which included eight pregnant females, were taken from a house in St. Helens last week, police added. Two men were spotted leaving …

Lack of orange juice leads Louisiana man to shoot son in buttocks

By Reuters on March 23, 2015, at 4:45 p.m.
A Louisiana man was in custody Monday after shooting his 18-year-old son in the buttocks during a fight about orange juice, police said. Eldridge Dukes, 58, faces charges of attempted manslaughter and illegal use of a weapon, according to police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The incident occurred early Sunday after …

Maryland students accused of using Twitter to cheat on Common Core test

By Reuters on March 23, 2015, at 4:42 p.m.
Two Maryland high school students have been accused of using Twitter to cheat on Common Core state standardized tests, officials said Monday. A security firm hired by the test company to search social media including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook found two instances of cheating by 10th-grade students, said Maryland State …

Virginia police say no evidence for Rolling Stone’s college rape story

By Ian Simpson, Reuters on March 23, 2015, at 4:20 p.m.
A police investigation has found no evidence to back up a discredited Rolling Stone magazine story about a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity, officials said Monday. Rolling Stone reported in November about an alleged Sept. 28, 2012, attack on a woman at a Phi Kappa Psi fraternity …

Three dead, one hurt in construction accident in North Carolina

By Reuters on March 23, 2015, at 4:18 p.m.
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina — Three workers were killed and a fourth was injured Monday after scaffolding collapsed at a high-rise building under construction in Raleigh, North Carolina, an emergency medical services spokesman said. The cause of the accident was not immediately known. The injured construction worker was hospitalized with injuries …
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