Experts say hookah can be just as dangerous as smoking cigarettes

The United States may be winning the war on cigarettes. After decades of public service announcements about the dangers of smoking, fewer teens are lighting up.

Air passengers face '14,000 hours' of delays over French strike

Thousands of travelers are facing long delays and cancellations as a strike by French air traffic controllers intensifies, wreaking havoc with flight schedules across Europe.

Mike Rowe on 'PR campaign for hard work'

Mike Rowe says he didn't consciously seek a cause to support -- it found him.

Bills helping minimum-wage workers clear first hurdles

About 1.5 million full-time, year-round workers or about 14 percent of people in California, according to U.S. Census data, are paid the $8 minimum wage.

Bomber pilot helped land airliner after captain fell ill

It sounds like the plot from an old movie: airline crew members make this passenger announcement, "Is anyone on board a pilot?"

Man hunted by FBI charged with illegal device possession

The man arrested near the Golden Gate Bridge after dangerous materials were found in his home was charged with possession of an illegal device Tuesday.

Facebook pressed to return money from ads promoting Syrian President's page

Facebook is facing pressure to return money it accepted to run ads promoting its page for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's presidential campaign.

Four school stabbing victims in critical condition; teen suspect charged as adult

A teenage boy wielding two kitchen knives went on a stabbing rampage at his high school in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, early Wednesday, before being tackled by an assistant principal, authorities said.

Army's ban on dreadlocks; other styles seen as offensive to some African-Americans

The U.S. Army's new ban on many types of ethnic hairstyles has African-American women who wear their coifs in dreadlocks, braids and cornrows in a twist.

Oprah to campaign for House candidate

You may have never heard of Lavern Chatman, a Democrat running for Congress in northern Virginia.

All Rise for Enroll Call

As the Obamacare enrollment deadline approaches, it becomes clearer that African Americans have the most to gain from low-cost health care coverage.

Ways to close the nation’s wealth gap

Today, middle class households feel the same financial stress that low- and moderate-income families have borne for years, says new research by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), a national nonprofit organization working to alleviate poverty and create economic opportunity. ...

Two buildings collapse, at least 2 dead after Manhattan explosion

NEW YORK (CNN) -- At least two people were killed after a massive explosion and raging fire Wednesday morning in Manhattan’s East Harlem, authorities said.

Crowdsourcing volunteers comb satellite photos for Malaysia Airlines jet

You -- the person now reading this story -- can help experts solve the mystery of what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared over the open sea.

War affects children in unforeseen ways

When Melissa Seligman's husband left on his second deployment to Iraq in 2005, their 2-year-old daughter began banging her head on the floor. The Army wife tried to rock the girl, sing to her. With a newborn to care for, ...