Governments should ban the use of electronic cigarettes indoors and in public places and outlaw tactics to lure young users, the World Health Organization said in a report. It also raised concerns about the role of big tobacco companies in the fast-growing market.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says starting the school day at 8:30 a.m. or later would help curb teenagers’ lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems. But changing start times isn’t easy for schools, as the Kansas City district knows.
Attorneys for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife wrapped up their case Wednesday in the couple's corruption trial, their defense featuring McDonnell's testimony and the idea that the marriage was so chilly they could not have conspired together.
Three years after flooding from Tropical Storm Irene made most of the state office complex in Waterbury unusable, its replacement is rising out of what was a sodden mess that reeked of the nearby Winooski River.
The summer heat will soon fade, but summer vacation memories will live on in photos. Did you travel somewhere fun this summer? Share your local, national or international images and enter The Star’s 2014 Summer Travel Photo Contest. Send us your pictures taken during this summer travel season: Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day 2014. The deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Sept. 30.
Negotiators hoping to forge a new contract for dockworkers and keep hundreds of billions of dollars in cargo moving smoothly through West Coast seaports made significant progress with a tentative deal on health care benefits, a knotty issue that tied up talks for months.
Louisiana's health department said Wednesday it will provide $18 million to keep Baton Rouge General Hospital's Mid-City emergency room open, and hospital officials said they have canceled plans to close the ER on Nov. 1.
Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't get to him.