Fewer Americans are buying cigarettes these days, but smokeless products like e-cigarettes are on the rise. They're not regulated like other tobacco products, but the FDA warns that day may yet come.
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino's red convertible used in "Pulp Fiction' was stolen in 1994; officers believe they recovered it this month in the Oakland area.
Journalist Jason Probst says he doesn't recognize his own state. He wrote a faux obituary lamenting Kansas' lost battle with extremism. But Republican Gov. Sam Brownback sees a bright future. He wants to eliminate state income taxes, hoping to build a model for other red states.
The Federal Aviation Administration has ended its furlough program, which was blamed for creating or worsening travel delays this week. The move comes after Congress voted at the end of this week to let the FAA move money around in its budget.
Sokeel Park assists refugees from North Korea adjust to their new lives in the South. He hears first hand accounts of everyday life in the oppressive country — a life that can be poor, dangerous and rigidly controlled by the state.
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is recovering in a Georgetown hospital Saturday, following surgery for a fractured shoulder. The 74-year-old justice fell while riding his bike along Washington's National Mall on Friday.
Faced with sharp losses after the Boston Marathon bombing attack, businesses in the affected Copley Square area can apply for federal help, the Small Business Administration says. People flocked to Boylston Street on Saturday, its first weekend the street's been fully open since the bombing attack.
Sectarian tensions are fueling violence and protests in Iraq, where more than 170 people have been killed since Tuesday, when government forces clashed with Sunni Muslim protesters. "Sectarianism is evil," Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says on Iraqi TV, after 10 Iraqi military and militia members were killed in separate attacks Saturday.
An American tourist held in North Korea is accused of trying to bring down the country's regime, according to the North's official news agency. The move comes as tensions grow on the Korean peninsula between the isolated North and the South's Western allies.
Throughout the region that was once the Ottoman empire, people make coffee pretty much the same way: using coffee beans ground into a fine powder, then boiled in a little brass pot. But ordering "Turkish" coffee today doesn't go over well in some Balkan or eastern Mediterranean countries that have some lingering anti-Turkish feelings.
Federal agents who are investigating poison-laced letters that were sent to President Obama and others have arrested Everett Dutschke, of Tupelo, Miss. The Daily Journal of Tupelo reports that the arrest occurred around 1 a.m. Saturday.
Bangladeshi authorities arrest at least seven people linked to the collapsed building's owner; a day before the accident, he had insisted the building was safe and people should return to work.
The 2012 election was the most expensive in history, but there remain some gaping holes in our knowledge about who paid for what. The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering a proposal to add more transparency in future elections, but it won't happen without a fight.
The bidding hasn't closed yet, but a charity auction of having a cup of coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook has attracted offers of more than $600,000. The coffee klatch will take place at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. There is no word on whether refills are free.
The militant group says it will use "every possible tactic" to inflict casualties on foreigners in Afghanistan. They specifically mention insider attacks, a growing threat in recent years. Taliban attacks are up nearly 50 percent compared to this time in 2012, an independent report says.
Violence between Muslims and Christians in Egypt, which has only increased since the revolution, is prompting public debate about religious identity. To try to ease tension and de-emphasize differences, one group of Egyptians wants to remove religious labels from national ID cards.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg seems determined to become the formidable adversary the NRA has never had. The billionaire mayor is spending from his personal fortune to help defeat lawmakers who voted against gun control proposals last week. His first target: Democrat Mark Pryor of Arkansas.
The Situation Room is one of the most mysterious and important rooms in the White House. It's where George W. Bush gave the order to begin the Iraq War. Now, that famous room has been rebuilt in Dallas, inside the new George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
When ABC cancelled the daytime soaps All My Children and One Life to Live in 2011, millions of fans suddenly found themselves left without their daily guilty pleasure. Both shows are re-launching Monday, but they won't be on any TV channel — the soaps are going online.
The San Diego Chargers picked up the Notre Dame linebacker Friday. Te'o dropped into the second round for a number of reasons, including being tricked into a relationship with a girl that didn't exist and his poor performance at the national championship game.