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Colorado Springs Will Stop Jailing People Too Poor To Pay Court Fines

6 hours 56 min ago

The Colorado city and the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado have announced a settlement that will end the practice. The city will even give payouts to people who were wrongly sent to jail.

California Raises Age Of Tobacco Purchase To 21 And Tightens Vaping Rules

7 hours 4 min ago

A package of tobacco bills signed into state law this week aims to cut the use of tobacco and e-cigarettes by adolescents and young adults, proponents say. Military personnel can still buy at age 18.

FDA Finalizes Rules On E-Cigarettes, Cigars And Hookahs

7 hours 12 min ago

The Food and Drug Administration released long-awaited plans Thursday. In addition to barring sales of tobacco products and e-cigarettes to people under age 18, the agency imposes other restrictions.

FDA Acts To Regulate E-Cigarettes And Cigars For The First Time

7 hours 44 min ago

The Food and Drug Administration has issued sweeping new rules that tighten its control over e-cigarettes, banning their sale to minors. The agency is also expanding its regulation of tobacco.

Songs We Love: The Grateful Dead, 'Samson And Delilah (Live, 1978)'

8 hours 2 min ago

The Dead brings together the blues, the Bible and a dramatic tale of passion and power in an electrifying, unreleased performance.

Why Afghanistan Is Once Again On The Brink

8 hours 25 min ago

With a shaky government at the helm, Afghanistan confronts a tanking economy, a widening war with the Taliban, rampant corruption and the departure of thousands seeking a better life abroad.

Turkey's Prime Minister To Step Down As President Erdogan Pushes For More Power

9 hours 40 min ago

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was seen by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as lukewarm toward his effort to transform the largely ceremonial office of president into Turkey's chief executive.

Captain America, Aaron Burr, And The Politics Of Killing Your Friends

10 hours 2 min ago

Captain America: Civil War drops some of the politics of the comics on which it's based, but it tells a different, equally current political story.

Alberta Wildfire Evacuees Ordered To Move Again; Blaze Destroys 1,600 Buildings

10 hours 15 min ago

Many residents who were evacuated from Fort McMurray Tuesday were ordered to move once again last night.

Just How Ugly Will The General Election Be? Here's A Preview

10 hours 17 min ago

Hillary Clinton premiered an unsurprising line of attack against Donald Trump — digging up some choice words from his now-vanquished Republican rivals.

Should We Really Be Keeping Cats And Dogs — And Geckos — As Pets?

10 hours 53 min ago

We love our dogs, cats and bunnies, sure. But are we fooling ourselves in thinking that pet-keeping is good for animals? Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look at a bioethicist's new book.

KFC Launches Edible Nail Polish In Hong Kong

10 hours 59 min ago

The two edible nail polishes are based on the company's Original and Hot & Spicy recipes. The Hong Kong test group is being asked to choose a nail flavor that will be massed produced.

First Listen: Nothing, 'Tired Of Tomorrow'

11 hours 2 min ago

Nothing's new album follows a tumultuous period in the band members' lives. Its 10 songs delve into anxiety and addiction, mental illness and mortality, while channeling anguish into catharsis.

'The Queue' Carries On A Dystopian Lineage

11 hours 2 min ago

Basma Abdel Aziz's new novel is set in an unspecified Middle Eastern city, where an endless line snakes back from the mysterious Gate where citizens await pronouncements from a sinister government.

First Listen: Corinne Bailey Rae, 'The Heart Speaks In Whispers'

11 hours 2 min ago

On Rae's third album, the singer-songwriter's fleshed-out jams and delicate, jazz-informed ballads examine the subtle trajectories emotions can take.

First Listen: Oddisee, 'The Odd Tape'

11 hours 2 min ago

The Brooklyn rapper-producer's latest instrumental album is evenly weighted from front to back. There's never an off moment — or even a precarious one.

First Listen: Jennifer Nettles, 'Playing With Fire'

11 hours 2 min ago

Few who've been following the Sugarland singer's career could deny her expressive range, but even she had never reveled in it quite this freely until now.

Trump's Golf Course, Trump's Rules?

11 hours 11 min ago

Former boxing champ Oscar De La Hoya says he saw Donald Trump cheat twice while they played golf together two years ago. They were playing at the Trump National Golf Club in Los Angles.

Video By 2 ESPN Female Reporters Calls Attention To Hateful Online Posts

12 hours 55 min ago

ESPN host and reporter Sarah Spain comments on her viral video #MoreThanMean, in which male sports fans read hateful social media comments made to her and a colleague, to their faces.

Sanders Reminds Appalachia Voters He Has Championed Their Cause

12 hours 55 min ago

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump will be in West Virginia on Thursday ahead of its primary on May 10. Appalachia is an important region for Sanders, who has done well among the white working class.

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