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CDC calls rising E-cigarette among teens ‘deeply troubling’

The number of American teens and preteens smoking electronic cigarettes doubled in 2012 over the year before — a trend US health authorities called “deeply troubling” on Friday. Some 1.78 million US middle and high school students — around 11 to 18 years old — smoked so-called e-cigarettes in 2012,…

Creationist: Big Bang theory ‘bad science’ because it contradicts the Bible

The Big Bang theory is “bad science” because it contradicts the story of the creation of the world found in Genesis, according to World Net Daily contributor David Rives. “If you look at the science behind astronomy — the good science — it backs up what the Bible says, that…

Tokyo Governor slams Fukushima coverage on eve of 2020 Olympics vote

Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose blasted the media coverage of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Friday and said that people should not believe in scare stories but on basis and facts. The 66-year-old was appearing at Tokyo’s final press conference on the eve of the vote as to who of…

Talks underway to unionize Volkswagen’s U.S. plant

The United Auto Workers said Friday it is in talks with Volkswagen to unionize the German automaker’s US plant and grant workers there a seat on the global works council. The UAW has been making a major push to organize foreign auto plants in recent years after seeing its membership…

U.S. spy chief criticizes journalists for publishing leaks about anti-encryption efforts

The Obama administration has responded to revelations on the NSA’s successes in defeating online security and privacy published on Thursday by the Guardian, New York Times and ProPublica. In a statement issued on Friday, the office of the director of national intelligence (ODNI), which oversees the US’s intelligence agencies, suggested…

New York man killed in remote-controlled helicopter mishap

A Queens, NY family received word Thursday night that their 19-year-old son and brother was killed when a remote-controlled helicopter he was flying struck him in the head. According to New York City’s WABC-TV, Roman Pirozek Jr. lost control of the miniature helicopter while piloting it in a park in…

Obama tells Russian activists he is proud of their work

President Barack Obama on Friday told Russian rights activists that he is “proud of their work,” saying Russia must remember to let civil society function freely. Meeting with nine activists, including two representing LGBT groups, Obama said “it’s important to remember that in every country, here in Russia, in the…

Colorado youth pastor charged for sexually assaulting minor for more than 7 years

A youth pastor in Colorado is facing charges of sexual assault after a young woman accused him of an “inappropriate” relationship that lasted seven years. Boulder police spokeswoman Kim Kobel said in a news release obtained by KMGH that 35-year-old Jason Allen Roberson turned himself in on Wednesday after police…

The last person to see Hitler alive dies at 96

Adolf Hitler’s personal bodyguard, who was the last surviving witness of the Nazi dictator’s final days in the bunker towards the end of World War II, has died, his agent said Friday. Rochus Misch died aged 96 in Berlin on Thursday after failing to recover from a heart attack, Michael…

Iran plans to ‘remove any ambiguity regarding our country’s nuclear program’

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Friday Iran wants to allay concerns over its nuclear programme, suspected of hiding efforts to build an atomic bomb, and resolve the impasse with world powers. Perhaps most significantly, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation, Ali Akbar Salehi, said separately Tehran could conceivably…

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