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Proposals Would Set Age 21 as Minimum for Buying Smokes


BOSTON—As Boston considers raising the legal age for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products in the city from 18 to 21, Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing...

  • President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 25, 2015, to brief the public on the nation's homeland security posture heading into the holiday season, following meeting with his national security team. Hamstrung by Congress, GOP opposition, Obama is headed to Paris to clinch a global climate agreement. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Hamstrung by Congress, Obama Tries to Clinch Climate Pact

    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama is trying to negotiate a legacy-making climate change pact this coming week in Paris with one hand tied behind his back. Congress... Read more

  • A pedestrian tries to stay dry as she crosses Lamar St at Pacific Ave in downtown Dallas Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. A cold front hit the Dallas Fort Worth area early bringing cold weather and rain. (Ron Baselice /The Dallas Morning News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY; NO SALES

    Fatalities as Freezing Rain, Floods and Ice Hit Central US

    FORT WORTH, Texas— At least three people have died in fast-moving floodwaters in Texas as freezing rain and flooding pummeled the state and other parts... Read more

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    Live Updates & Video: ‘Active Shooter’ at Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs

    Reports on Friday afternoon say there’s an “active shooter” who barricaded himself inside a Planned Parenthood office in Colorado Springs, Colorado. UPDATE at 4:28 p.m... Read more

  • A protester holds a sign as people rally for 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times by Chicago Police Department Officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago, on Nov. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

    Protest Over Chicago Teen’s Shooting Ties Up Retail District

    CHICAGO—Hundreds of protesters blocked store entrances and shut down traffic in Chicago’s ritziest shopping district on Black Friday to draw attention to the 2014 police... Read more

  • Here's a list of stores' hours for Black Friday and Thanksgiving day, including Walmart, Costco, Target, Macy's, Best Buy, and Toys R Us. (Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

    Black Friday: Video Shows Fight Over Steamer but Some Think It’s Too Bizarre to Be True

    It seems like every year, there’s a brawl over some choice item during Black Friday sales. And it appears 2015 is no different. A video... Read more

  • FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse for an appeal hearing in Bellefonte, Pa. The university’s audited financial statements dated Oct. 30, 2015, for the year that ended June 30, show that Penn State settled with six more of Sandusky's victims or accusers for $33.2 million in new payments over claims. According to the audit, that puts the school’s total payout at nearly $93 million. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    Penn State’s Sandusky Settlements Now Total Nearly $93M

    HARRISBURG, Pa.— Penn State settled with six more victims or accusers of Jerry Sandusky, according to a new audit that puts the school’s total payout... Read more

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    Tyshawn Lee Shooting: Corey Morgan Arrested in Connection With Boy’s Murder

    Chicago Police on Friday said a 27-year-old man was arrested in the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy on the city’s South Side earlier this... Read more

  • In this photo provided by Vanessa Pena, a man gestures after jumping a fence at the White House on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Washington. The man was immediately apprehended and taken into custody pending criminal charges, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama and his wife and daughters were spending Thanksgiving the holiday at the White House. (Vanessa Pena via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Man Charged After Thanksgiving Lockdown at White House

    WASHINGTON  — The Secret Service says a man who jumped the White House fence draped in an American flag on Thanksgiving has been charged. Secret Service spokesman Robert... Read more

  • The 89th Macy'€™s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan on Nov. 26, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Awes, Despite High Security

    NEW YORK—With over 8,000 performers and 3.5 million spectators, the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is more than a New York tradition; it’s the most... Read more

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    Utah Man Passes Airport Security With Stolen Boarding Pass

    SALT LAKE CITY — A sex offender with a stolen boarding pass got through airport security in Salt Lake City and checked in at a... Read more

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

    Trump Called out for Appearing to Mock Disability

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump denied Thursday that he mocked a reporter with a disability in a South Carolina speech, despite appearing to imitate mannerisms of the... Read more

  • In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. Van Dyke, who shot McDonald 16 times, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

    This New Dashcam Video Shows Moments Before Chicago Cop Fatally Shot Laquan McDonald

    The graphic video showing the shooting of a black 17-year-old in Chicago sparked protests in the city, but more footage has surfaced. WLS-TV acquired the... Read more

  • Death penalty protesters outside of John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston during the official sentencing of Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev on June 24, 2015. (Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

    Americans Struggle With Capital Punishment Amid Push for Criminal Justice Overhaul

    WASHINGTON—Even as President Barack Obama tries to make a hard case for overhauling sentences, rehabilitating prisoners, and confronting racial bias in policing, he has been... Read more

  • A supporter of the group Anonymous in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 5, 2013. (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

    Group Linked to Anonymous Takes Down ISIS Website, Replaces it With Message to ‘Calm Down’

    A group affiliated with the Anonymous hacker collective took down an alleged ISIS website and replaced it with advertisements and a message to calm down... Read more

  • The South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 26, 2015. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

    White House Lockdown on Thanksgiving: Fence Jumper on North Lawn Amid Obama Terrorism Claims

    A fence jumper breached the North Lawn fence at the White House, prompting a lockdown. Reports came in at around 3 p.m. ET about the... Read more

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    What’s Going On With This Road Near Los Angeles?

    A road in Los Angeles County, California, buckled and rose from the ground this week–but there was no earthquake. Buckled Vasquez Canyon Road in Santa... Read more

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