Vape debate: Are e-cigarettes wiping out teen smoking?

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, a woman using an electronic cigarette exhales in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. With one in four teenagers now using e-cigarettes, underage vaping is universally condemned, and the federal government considers it an epidemic. But some other researchers believe recent trends continue to show vaping’s promise as a tool to steer millions of adult smokers away from cigarettes, the nation’s leading cause of death. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Teen smoking is plummeting amid a surge in vaping. Are e-cigarettes killing off cigarette use in young people?

Lawsuit: Church pressured victims into unfair settlements

CORRECTES TO SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BY FRANCISCAN MISSIONARIES File- This June 8, 2019, file photo shows Joshua K. Love sitting for a portrait in the living room of his home in Greenwood, Miss. Love and his cousin La Jarvis Love say they were sexually assaulted by Franciscan missionaries filed a federal lawsuit Thursday claiming that Catholic officials pressured them into signing settlements that paid them little money and required them to remain silent about the alleged abuse.  (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

Mississippi men claim Catholic officials pressured them into signing deals that paid them little money and required them to keep quiet about alleged abuse by Franciscan missionaries

House urges court to lift hold on subpoena for Trump records

House Democrats and the Manhattan’s top prosecutor told the Supreme Court Thursday that President Donald Trump’s arguments to shield his tax returns and financial records are weak, and not deserving of the justices’ intervention

Israel’s Netanyahu indicted on corruption charges

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2019 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaks during a press conference in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel’s attorney general on Thursday, Nov. 21, formally charged Netanyahu in a series of corruption cases, throwing the country’s paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening his 10-year grip on power. Netanyahu angrily accused prosecutors of staging “an attempted coup.” (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

Israel’s attorney general has formally charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a series of corruption cases, throwing the country’s paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening the long-time leader’s...

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DOJ would take halted executions to high court

Federal judge temporarily halts 1st federal execution in 16 years as lawsuit on how the government intends to carry it out continues

Iraqi officials: 8 protesters dead in day of violent clashes

Demonstrators try to extinguish a protester who has caught fire, during clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-Government protesters, in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Iraqi officials said several protesters were killed as heavy clashes erupt in central Baghdad. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Iraqi security and hospital officials say three people have died and 24 wounded in renewed clashes in central Baghdad between anti-government demonstrators and security forces, bringing the total death toll for the day to seven

Former Baltimore mayor enters guilty pleas in fraud case

Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh, left, leaves U.S. District Court in Baltimore with her attorney Steven Silverman on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. An 11-count federal indictment accuses Pugh of arranging fraudulent sales of her

The disgraced ex-mayor of Baltimore has pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges in a case involving sales of her self-published children's books

Teen used ‘ghost gun’ in California high school shooting

Authorities say the teenager who shot five classmates, killing two, at a Southern California high school used an unregistered ghost gun

Medicare drug plan finder can steer seniors to higher costs

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2018 file photo, the U.S. Medicare Handbook is photographed in Washington.  Medicare’s new prescription drug plan finder has a glitch that can steer unwitting seniors to coverage that costs much more than they need to pay. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Medicare’s revamped online drug plan finder could prove confusing and costly for consumers

Amid turmoil, Prince Andrew to step back from royal duties

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, Britain's Prince Andrew, puts on his glasses prior to his speech to business leaders during a reception at the sideline of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Britain's Prince Andrew said Wednesday Nov. 20, 2019, that he is stepping back from public duties with the queen's permission, saying that recent disclosures regarding his association with the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein have become a “major distraction” to the royal family’s work. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, FILE)

Britain's Prince Andrew to step back from public royal duties because of association with sex offender

As Epstein died, guards allegedly shopped online and slept

This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. Two correctional officers responsible for guarding  Epstein the night he took his own life are facing criminal charges this week for falsifying prison records.  (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)

Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself have been charged with falsifying prison records

Consumer group for toys: Nerf gun, Power Rangers claw present safety hazards

James Swartz, director of World Against Toys Causing Harm, holds a realistic toy machine gun during a news conference unveiling the organization's list of worst toys for the holidays, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

A high-powered Nerf gun, ice cream-scented Nickelodeon slime and a plastic Power Rangers claw are among the toys on a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season

House passes short-term spending bill to avert government shutdown

The House passed a short-term spending bill Tuesday that would avert a government shutdown on Friday, setting up a Christmas showdown over President Donald Trump's border wall that could fall in the midst of impeachment votes against the president.

U.S., Australian hostages released after three years in swap with Taliban

This two-photo combination image taken from video released June 21, 2017, by the Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, shows kidnapped teachers Australian Timothy Weekes, top, and American Kevin King, who were both abducted by the insurgents in Afghanistan in August 2016. Three ranking Taliban prisoners released by the Kabul government have been flown to Qatar in a swap for the American and the Australian hostage held by the insurgents since their abduction in 2016, Taliban officials said Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (EL-EMARA Taliban via AP, File)

An American and an Australian held hostage by the Taliban for the past three years were freed Tuesday just hours after high-level militants were also released, U.S. and Afghan officials said, in a move officials hope will jump-start peace talks to...

Manager drives from New York to Pennsylvania to return keys

A bagel shop manager in New York drove to Pennsylvania to return a key fob that a customer had left in his shop on Long Island

Lawsuits detail deadly Navy collision involving destroyer

This July 11, 2017, file photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows the USS Fitzgerald in dry dock in Yokosuka, Japan, for repairs and assessment of damage sustained from a June 17 collision with a cargo ship in the waters off of Japan. Survivors and descendants of those killed when a container ship collided with the U.S. Navy destroyer off Japan's coast are suing the ship's Japanese charterer, according to a lawsuit filed Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, that details the survivors' scramble for safety as water rushed in. (Spc. 1st Class Leonard Adams/U.S. Navy via AP)

A new lawsuit details a desperate scramble for safety as water rushed in when a container ship collided with a U.S. Navy destroyer off Japan’s coast two years ago, killing seven sailors

Police: Home in California backyard shooting was targeted

Fresno police investigator Brooke Passmore heads to the scene where a shooting took place at a house party which involved multiple fatalities and injuries in Fresno, Calif., Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

Police are searching for the assailant or assailants who sneaked into a backyard party in Fresno and opened fire while a crowd watched football on television

Trump’s hospital visit draws skeptical reaction; doctor says 'interim checkup' was 'routine'

The motorcade of President Donald Trump waits at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump’s unscheduled weekend visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center raises suspicions about his health

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