India Issues Total Ban Of E-Cigarettes

India's government said e-cigarette use has "increased exponentially and has acquired epidemic proportions in developed countries."

UN faces rival cease-fire resolutions in Syrian…

The U.N. Security Council is facing rival resolutions calling for a cease-fire in Syria's last rebel stronghold in Idlib, "to avoid a further deterioration of the already catastrophic humanitarian situation."

How Did The U.S.'s Most Influential Judicial Body…

A 1789 law established the Supreme Court, and while it's been amended, the basic outline of the federal court system has largely survived.

Mexican megachurch leader back in court in child…

The leader of Mexican megachurch La Luz del Mundo returns to court for a preliminary hearing on child rape and human trafficking charges

New York Becomes First State To Officially Ban…

The state Public Health and Health Planning Council voted to put the ban into effect immediately.

Prosecutors seek trial for man charged with…

Prosecutors seek trial for college student charged with Southern California synagogue attack that killed a woman and injured 3, including rabbi and 8-year-old girl

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Corey Lewandowski Testifies Before House…

Lewandowski said he was instructed not to disclose "discussions with the president or his advisers to protect executive branch confidentiality."

Governor to unveil plan aimed at reducing St…

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will be in St. Louis on Thursday to announce steps the state plans to take in addressing gun violence in the region that has claimed the lives of more than a dozen children

U.S. Army Hits Enlistment Goal After Updating…

​Army leaders told The Associated Press they expect to exceed their recruitment goal of 68,000 new recruits by the end of September.

Illinois officials to discuss fetal remains…

Officials whose offices are investigating the discovery of more than 2,200 medically preserved fetal remains at an Illinois house of a late doctor who had performed abortions for decades in Indiana will discuss the case

Federal Spending On Children Drops, According To…

The Urban Institute's Kids' Share report says federal spending on children dropped in 2018.

Ref who told wrestler to cut dreadlocks barred for 2 seasons

A referee who told a high school wrestler to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit a match last year has been suspended for two seasons

California Governor Announces Executive Action…

Gov. Gavin Newsom can't outright ban flavored e-cigs via executive action, but he can still do a lot to try and curb their use.

Judge denies Missouri request to allow 20-week abortion ban

A federal judge has denied a request by Missouri to allow a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy to go into effect while the state waits for further court action

Pentagon Pulls Back On 3 Border Projects Due To…

The government says its canceling plans for 20 additional miles of border barrier in Arizona and California because of "insufficient" funds.

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3 dead, 1 hurt in buggy-motor vehicle crash in Michigan

Authorities in Michigan say three children were killed and another was injured after a motor vehicle struck their horse-drawn buggy

Anti-Defamation League: Hate Crimes Are On…

Anti-Semitic incidents are on the rise across the country.

Tennessee officials: 2 deputies injured, suspect…

Authorities say a suspect was fatally shot, two deputies injured, when law enforcement officers served an arrest warrant in Memphis

Cornell Medical School Tackles Student Debt With…

Weill Cornell Medicine is following in the footsteps of other prominent medical schools that have rolled out debt relief tuition programs.

Officers sue over firings related to Chicago police shooting

Four Chicago police officers fired after being accused of helping cover up the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald are challenging the decision with separate lawsuits

Oregon sees push for strictest gun storage law in…

Backers of an Oregon measure that would create the most comprehensive gun storage law in the US have delivered 2,000 signatures to the state's elections office to get the proposal on the 2020 ballot

3 dead, 1 wounded in shooting on Chicago's West Side

Three people have been fatally shot and one person wounded on Chicago's West Side.

No severe impacts from Imelda as it moves through…

Imelda has deluged some parts of Southeast Texas with nearly 20 inches of rain, but officials in Houston and surrounding communities say that so far there have been no severe impacts from the tropical depression

Purdue Pharma asks judge to stop lawsuits against…

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is asking a bankruptcy judge to stop lawsuits against the company and its owners, members of the Sackler family

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Prosecutor son's job prompts turning over…

To avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, the Hawaii attorney general's office will take over prosecution of protesters arrested for blocking construction of a giant telescope

Officials Rule Unanimously on Teacher Who Tweeted Trump

A Texas teacher has lost her appeal to be rehired after losing her job over anti-immigration comments in tweets to President Trump, CBS-DFW reports. Georgia Clark thought the tweets—one of which said the high school where she taught was "taken over" by "illegal students from Mexico"— were private . The...

Report: Cleanup of abandoned oil, gas wells could cost US

A U.S. government watchdog agency says taxpayers could face potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in cleanup costs from abandoned oil and gas wells on public lands