Nearly 60% of children between the ages of 3 and 11 are exposed to second hand smoke
There is a growing body of evidence that children's exposure to smoking increases their risk of heart disease as an adult.
The director general for Doctors Without Borders calls the outbreak "tragic and avoidable"
A year ago, when Dr. Stephane Hugonnet was dispatched to Guinea to investigate a series of unexplained deaths, he had little idea that he'd be contending with an outbreak that would quickly spread from a small southern rainforest village, across borders, and around the world.
It's a portable piece of technology providing seemingly bottomless access to a drug craved by more than 1 billion people worldwide -- nicotine. That craving is caused by smoking tobacco but is now being increasingly satisfied by e-cigarettes and the trend to "vape" instead of smoke.
Airbnb may be the poster child of the peer-to-peer movement, with more than 800,000 hosts and a valuation in excess of $13 billion.
Lethan injection remains the primary method for executions in the state
Utah's governor signed a bill Monday that brings back firing squads as a potential way to execute some death row prisoners.
The Pueblo Chemical Depot is set to begin destroying the United States' largest remaining stockpile of chemical weapons this week in southern Colorado. Here are nine things to know about these chemical weapons and how we got here:
Two University of Oklahoma students were expelled Tuesday for their alleged "leadership role" in a racist chant by Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members, a decision that President David Boren says speaks to his school's "zero tolerance" policy for such "threatening racist behavior."
he measure, "Flags and decoration adjustment for inclusivity," banned all flags in lobby
Student leaders at the University of California-Irvine vetoed a resolution on Saturday that would have banned hanging flags of any nation, including America's Stars and Stripes, in the lobby of student government offices, amid widespread criticism from students and alumni.
By Ben Brumfield CNN News Wire
When searching for a hidden stash, an obvious place to check is the mattress.
By Eliott C. McLaughlin CNN News Wire
The Ferguson Police Department has demonstrated a pattern of racial discrimination, the Justice Department said Wednesday. But while some experts say the numbers alone tell only part of the story, the 102-page report merely reaffirmed many residents’ beliefs.
We live in an increasingly mobile world. So it should be no surprise that three stocks synonymous with the personal computer are taking a hit this year.
Maya Angelou will soon be commemorated in a new forever stamp.
The nation's first state-wide ban on plastic bags has been pushed back more than a year after opponents secured enough signatures to put it to a public vote.
In 2014, I turned $1 million into $120 million. Too bad it wasn't real money.
It was a story that moved Stan Lee, the creator of many of the best-known superheroes in history, into action: a Spider-Man-loving boy with autism named Jamel Hunter. According to the New York Times, a December Times article about the child, who reportedly didn't say a word until he was in preschool, caught the eye of one of Lee's neighbors, jazz musician Corky Hale.
The same superbug that contributed to two deaths in Los Angeles has been reported in North Carolina, where one person has died, a spokesman told CNN. Eighteen people have contracted carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, so far this year, said Kevin McCarthy, spokesman with the Carolinas HealthCare System.
While Disneyland has long been known as the "happiest place on Earth," Disney's cruise ships sound like they're also pretty cheerful spots to vacation. At least that's what the 2015 Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards, announced Monday, are indicating. Disney Cruise Line dominated this year's awards, winning in 12 categories.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but a California-based photographer turned a picture into a reality check. Award-winning photographer Gregg Segal decided it was high time Americans had a visual of their waste production, so he decided to snap pictures of people in seven days of their own trash in a series titled: "7 Days of Garbage." The photos went viral.
Between light-hearted moments like Benedict Cumberbatch taking a swig from a hip flask and Neil Patrick Harris parading on stage in his underwear, it was all about activism and controversial topics at the 87th Academy Awards. A broad range of issues, from immigration to suicide to Alzheimer's disease to wage inequality, took center stage.
California's famous navel oranges and Washington's apples are rotting in the hot L.A. sun.
It was a big night for one of music's biggest stars.
First launch is planned for 2024, to land in 2025
There are doubts over the feasibility of the project, but "pioneers are always ridiculed," says Mars hopeful Alison Rigby Mars One: 'We're all going to die, but it's important what you do before you die' By Sarah Cruddas Mars One, a group that plans to send humans on a one-way trip to Mars, has announced its final 100 candidates. They have been selected from 200,000 applicants and will go on to further testing later this year, which they expect to include team-building exercises and later, isolation.
Joni Mitchell thinks she's experienced being a black man.
Georgia has its first confirmed case of measles since 2012, the state's Health Department said Monday.
How did Beck beat out Beyonce?
No, Beck, you're not a loser. But some people think you should have been.
The recent slew of massive hacks are costing you money -- your U.S. government tax refund.
Home Depot is going on a hiring spree.
The idea is at the foundation of social media channels: Seen something strange? Post it online. The desire to share the unknown, or complex, is a human urge, and no-one knows this better than doctors.
"The infected infant arrived in Atlanta from outside of the U.S. and is being cared for at Egleston at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta," the Georgia Department of Public Health said in a statement.
In Sunday night's biggest surprise, Beck's downbeat "Morning Phase" nabbed the Grammy for album of the year -- eclipsing darling-of-the-moment Sam Smith, who collected four Grammys, and pop queen Beyonce, whose latest, self-titled album was a critical and commercial smash.
An American Airlines flight trying to leave Boston on Sunday night was delayed for about 2½ hours before it finally took off at 10:52 p.m. The crew of American Flight 223 knew hours before takeoff that they couldn't go the distance to Los Angeles.
Twice-convicted murderer Warren Lee Hill was executed Tuesday, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections. Despite pleas by human rights groups and legal representatives who have argued that Hill's intellectual disability should have made him ineligible for the death penalty, Hill died by injection at the prison in Jackson, Georgia.
NASA has released its proposed 2016 budget request of $18.5 billion, an increase of $500 million over the agency's approved budget this year.
By Michael Martinez and Paul Vercammen
Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder and all other counts in a hit-and-run in Compton, California, that left one man dead and injured another last week.
An actor who appeared in the "Power Rangers" franchise is being held on $1 million bail in the stabbing death of his roommate in their Palmdale, California, home, according to law enforcement.
As families across America prepare to watch the Super Bowl, the safety of the game remains hotly debated in households across the country.
From her desire to launch a career in music and acting to her grief over the loss of her mother, singer Whitney Houston, the 21-year-old shares much with her followers.
SeaWorld rescue teams have taken in more than 50 baby sea lions stranded on San Diego shores in desperate need of help. Since Jan. 1, crews have been rescuing several pups at a time between the shores of Camp Pendleton and Mexico.
If Wall Street's predictions are more accurate than the weatherman's blizzard forecasts, then Apple sold an insane number of iPhones last quarter. That means the company might post the biggest profit in U.S. corporate history.
You might be able to see it with strong binoculars or backyard telescopes
A treat is in store for sky watchers Monday, as a large asteroid will fly close to Earth. "Close," of course, is relative. The asteroid, called 2004 BL86 will come about 745,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from Earth, or about three times as far away as the moon at 11:19 a.m. ET, according to NASA.
Experts on both sides of the Atlantic say that Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo's threat to take Fox News to court is largely empty.
Shortly after his tweet proclaiming "snipers aren't heroes" netted a barrage of criticism, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore tried to explain where that sentiment came from -- his war veteran father.
A spokeswoman for the Orange County Health Care Agency has confirmed that "several" Disneyland employees have been diagnosed with measles.
Forget horoscopes or fortune tellers. There's a new way to tell your future, and it involves a much more reliable medium: human neuroscience.
Picking through the rubble of war-damaged buildings in combat zones, looking for enemies, survivors, booby traps or worse is one of the most dangerous jobs in the military.
Just about every day on Facebook, I see posts by parents asking for advice related to their children. Granted many of my friends are parents, but I imagine you see similar posts when you log on as well.
Andrae Edward Crouch, a seven-time Grammy winner and gospel music legend, died Thursday at a Los Angeles-area hospital, following complications from a Jan. 3 heart attack, said a family statement on the singer’s Facebook page.
ISIS spokesman seen on video calling for followers to "rise up"
New York City Police Department officials and other law enforcement personnel across the United States were alerted to a new threat from ISIS after the terror group released a video message Saturday calling for its followers to "rise up."
You need look no further than the glut of beautiful, young and immortal vampires and permanently incapacitated zombies overpopulating our culture to see that America has issues when it comes to aging.
If Muslims "must be held responsible" for last week's terror attacks in France, as media mogul Rupert Murdoch has said, does that make all Christians responsible for evil perpetuated by a small minority?