Pediatricians push FDA to raise legal age for tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21

Pediatricians push FDA to raise legal age for tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21

Newsweek

Leaders in pediatric health are calling for the U.S. government to tighten regulations on cigarettes and tobacco products. On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to create strict guidelines for the marketing and sales of these products. The recommendations, presented at the National Conference & Exhibitions of the…

‘This is a no-brainer’: Police chiefs around US call for background checks for all gun purchases

‘This is a no-brainer’: Police chiefs around US call for background checks for all gun purchases

Reuters Police chiefs from across the United States called on Monday for universal background checks for firearms purchases, saying opinion polls consistently show that most Americans support such restrictions. The proliferation of firearms is one of the factors behind a rise in homicide rates in many U.S. cities this year, according to senior law enforcement

Creationist Ken Ham’s bizarre ‘rebuttal’ of Bill Nye: Climate change ‘alarmists’ could push for mass killings

Creationist Ken Ham’s bizarre ‘rebuttal’ of Bill Nye: Climate change ‘alarmists’ could push for mass killings

Arturo Garcia Creationist Ken Ham launched another attack against Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye on Sunday after Nye released a short video explaining key things to remember about climate change, the Friendly Atheist reported. “We don’t need to be concerned about drastic climate change,” Ham wrote on his blog. “Our climate, and the checks and

Drug smuggling, rape and torture: These 5 Saudi royals all did things commoners would be executed for

Drug smuggling, rape and torture: These 5 Saudi royals all did things commoners would be executed for

David Ferguson The recent arrests of two Saudi Arabian princes — one for smuggling literal tons of illegal drugs in his private plane and one for a series of sexually abusive incidents involving his employees — call attention to a long and august tradition of fabulously wealthy people from the highly religious Islamic monarchy acting in

PA Supreme Court candidate suggested lesbians provoke men into shooting them by ‘fondling each other’

PA Supreme Court candidate suggested lesbians provoke men into shooting them by ‘fondling each other’

David Edwards A Republican lawyer’s candidacy for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is under scrutiny after an examination of his record showed that he promoted a “gay-panic defense” in the case of a man who shot two lesbians. The Philadelphia Daily News reported on Monday the state Supreme Court candidate Mike George’s defense of Stephen Roy

Goldman Sachs worker likely faces jail amid rare criminal charges for a banker

Goldman Sachs worker likely faces jail amid rare criminal charges for a banker

Rupert Neate, The Guardian A Goldman Sachs banker is expected to be jailed over the leaking of confidential information from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the investment banker’s former employer. Federal prosecutors are preparing to this week announce criminal charges against the banker, Rohit Bansal, and an employee of the regulator, according to

Fox host: Tarantino has no right to protest police brutality because he ‘makes violence humorous in films’

Fox host: Tarantino has no right to protest police brutality because he ‘makes violence humorous in films’

David Edwards The hosts of Fox News’ Outnumbered lashed out at Quentin Tarantino on Monday after the legendary director participated in a Black Lives Matter protest against police brutality over the weekend. Fox News host Harris Faulkner reported that the New York City police union was calling to boycott Tarantino’s movies because he had participated

No rape charges for Colorado deputy who admitted to ‘sexual misconduct’ while on-duty

No rape charges for Colorado deputy who admitted to ‘sexual misconduct’ while on-duty

David Ferguson Prosecutors in Adams County, Colorado have said they will not press charges against a 25-year-old sheriff’s deputy who was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman. According to the Denver Post, prosecutors said that the Sheriff’s Department’s investigative team assigned to former deputy Brandon Donahue’s case failed to follow proper procedure. The