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Diana Walsh SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE A smoker puffs on a cigarette near the train station in B... Donald Ray smokes a cigarette near the Caltrain station i... The most sweeping anti-smoking law in the world gets its first public airing tonight in the Peninsula city of Belmont,...
Jessica Silva KENS 5 Eyewitness News The Texas House of Representatives will take public comment on a proposed statewide smoking ban Tuesday. The ban would make it illegal to smoke in any public place or place of employment. San Antonio bar owners say they'll take a major hit in...
JEFF DONN Associated Press With aging, it's become a routine faithfully endured by the Guffords. Each day starts with a blood sugar check and a shot of insulin. Then a couple of pills, maybe mashed into a bowl of tuna and canned carrots. Mixed with dry chow. All for their 12-...
MICHAEL CIEPLY The New York Times Tired of abuse by mankind, the earth is angry. Worse, the planet is out to even the score. Audiences can expect a story along those lines when M. Night Shyamalan’s film “The Happening” reaches screens in the next year. The project, to which 20th...
ASSOCIATED PRESS It starts out like most fotonovelas, Latino comic books with themes often centered on love and betrayal: Teenage "Yaneth" is at a picnic when she spots handsome, raven-haired "David." She nabs his number and afterward, playfully sends him a text message. A few...
Daniel Yi LA TIMES Megan from marketing got two televisions, a DVD player, an Xbox 360 and two iPods. Vicki from training got a digital camera, a GPS navigation system and a Bose speaker dock with her iPod. Ben and So Youn, the couple from the lab, got a 42-inch flat-screen TV...
Liam Houlihan news.com.au A LEADING Muslim cleric has blamed the devastating drought, climate change and pollution on Australians' lack of faith in Allah. Radical sheik Mohammed Omran told followers at his Brunswick mosque that out-of-control secular scientific values had caused...
Not since the Victorian age of starched sheets and starchy manners, builders and architects say, have there been so many orders for separate bedrooms. Or separate sleeping nooks. Or his-and-her wings. In interviews, couples and sociologists say that often it has nothing to do...
Scott Harrison KRDOTV.com It may have started out as a prank, or as a dare. But some Castle Rock Middle School students are in big trouble for allegedly producing and distributing nude photos of female classmates. According to police, as many as six girls were dared to pose for...