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As electronic cigarette companies get bold with advertising, anti-smoking groups fear the ads will lure teens and get them hooked on nicotine.
In 2002, the Supreme Court banned the execution of the "mentally retarded." Monday the court is looking at the case of a convicted man who says Florida's definition of mental disability is too strict.
States are legalizing marijuana even though there's no clear understanding of its impact on health. The drug hasn't been subjected to the kind of rigorous medical research that would find that out.
The teen years are the last golden opportunity to make the brain as healthy and smart as possible, researchers say. So why muck it up with marijuana?
Resnais was editing drafts of his next project even from his hospital bed, according to producer Jean-Louis Livi, who was working on the film with him. Resnais died Saturday in Paris.
Amid unusually tight security, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law goes to trial Monday on charges he conspired to kill Americans in his role as al-Qaida's mouthpiece after the Sept. 11 attacks.
The trial started 90 minutes late with Pistorius pleading not guilty to all four charges against him. The Olympian is charged with murder with premeditation in the shooting death of his girlfriend.
Ellen DeGeneres' goal of setting a retweet record with her star-studded selfie was achieved before the Oscars telecast was even over. Twitter was disrupted for more than 20 minutes.
Sunday night's Oscar ceremony was overlong and underfunny — though it did pick up here and there, with heartfelt acceptances and a few notable flubs.
Infant sleep machines, used to mask outside noise, can exceed recommended noise limits when played at high volume and placed close to a baby's sensitive ears.
Inflation and food shortages continue to spark violence in Venezuela. Dozens of people have been arrested, and protests renewed on Saturday. Reporter Girish Gupta explains the situation in Caracas.
As the Russian military entrenches itself in the Crimean peninsula, NPR's Peter Kenyon reports on the latest news in Ukraine from Simferopol, Crimea's capital.
An anti-vice crackdown in China has targeted mistresses and sex workers as part of a social problem, but mistresses have been an open secret in China for years.
At least 29 people were killed and nearly 150 wounded in Saturday's attack in Kunming, in southwest China, as 10 assailants randomly stabbed rail passengers.
"Titan" heads east after causing flash-flooding in drought-parched California on Saturday. Forecasters predict several inches of snow in much of the country's mid-section.