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…

SC cop caught in school attack being sued for ‘recklessly’ accusing black students of gang activity

SC cop caught in school attack being sued for ‘recklessly’ accusing black students of gang activity

Arturo Garcia Richland County, South Carolina Deputy Ben Fields — who was filmed throwing a female high school student to the ground on Monday — is already being sued in federal court for allegedly targeting black students, Heavy reported. The suit, which is scheduled to go to trial in January, stated that Fields “recklessly targets

Serious work ahead for comedian Jimmy Morales after surprise win in Guatemalan presidential race

Serious work ahead for comedian Jimmy Morales after surprise win in Guatemalan presidential race

Agence France-Presse Comedian and political neophyte Jimmy Morales, elected president of Guatemala in a landslide, faced the morning-after challenge Monday of restoring confidence in a state ravaged by corruption, gang violence and poverty. The 46-year-old conservative swept to victory Sunday on a tide of voter outrage over a corruption scandal that felled his predecessor, Otto

Typos spell doom for Arkansas plan to legalize marijuana

Typos spell doom for Arkansas plan to legalize marijuana

International Business Times

Spelling errors and other “ambiguities in text” stood in the way of the approval of a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Arkansas, reported the Associated Press. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge cited the mistakes and discrepancies Monday as the reason for rejecting the proposal for the second time. JUST IN: Arkansas AG rejects proposed constitutional…

Something is on a collision course with Earth

Something is on a collision course with Earth

International Business Times

The threat of a massive asteroid making a close approach to Earth on Halloween is a bit of spooky news, but there’s a new object on its way that will actually hit Earth next month. WT1190F is a tiny, mysterious object recently spotted by telescopes that will hit Earth on November 13. Luckily, it’s less a…

Barney Frank eats pot brownies

Barney Frank eats pot brownies

International Business Times

Former congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) opened up to a Gawker reporter about his marijuana use during an interview Monday. The interviews took place ahead of the release of the Showtime documentary on Frank entitled “Compared To What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank.” Frank was a member of the House of Representatives from 1983-2013, serving as…

Sanders slams Hillary for support of DOMA: Saying it stopped something worse ‘just wasn’t true’

Sanders slams Hillary for support of DOMA: Saying it stopped something worse ‘just wasn’t true’

Arturo Garcia Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) criticized Hillary Clinton on Monday over her statements that the anti-LGBT policies signed during her husband’s presidency were “defensive actions” meant to stop conservatives. “It bothered me to hear Secretary Clinton saying ‘Well, what DOMA was about was to prevent something even worse,’” Sanders told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow.