• Breathing secondhand smoke during childhood can lead to long-term breathing and health problems and a shorter life expectancy, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association. • Even though the harms of exposing kids to cigarette smoke are well-known — asthma and lung infections among them — many children still breathe this smoke at home or in public places or while riding in cars or buses, noted Dr. Geetha Raghuver, lead author of the statement.
WASHINGTON -- Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump was set to open the latest outpost in his real estate empire on Monday, Sept. 12, a luxury hotel in a historic...
Children born by cesarean delivery appear to have higher odds of developing obesity than their peers who experienced vaginal births, a U.S. study suggests. Women who had surgical deliveries known as C-sections were also more likely to be overweight, or to develop complications like diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy, than women who had vaginal births, the study found.
TORONTO—Canada may make it easier for temporary foreign workers to get permanent residency and eventual citizenship, Immigration Minister John McCallum said on Sunday. Speaking on CTV television's "Question Period," a national politics talk show, McCallum did not give details, saying he was waiting for a parliamentary report on the matter to be introduced in September. Canada's Liberal government has said it is revamping the program, which brings in workers who are often in low-skilled positions.
ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia—Saudi authorities deployed drones to watch over nearly 2 million pilgrims as they ascended Mount Arafat at the climax of the haj on Sunday, part of stepped up efforts to avoid a repeat of last year's crush amid an escalating war of words with Iran. In one of the deadliest disasters to befall the annual Muslim rite in decades, the crush last year killed nearly 800 pilgrims, according to Riyadh, though counts by countries of repatriated bodies showed over 2,000 people may have died, more than 400 of them Iranians. Chanting "here I am at thy service, O Lord," the fai
NEW YORK—Americans commemorated the 15th anniversary of the Sept.
Shaun Hill is expected to be the starting quarterback over Sam Bradford for the Minnesota Vikings in Sunday's season opener against the Tennessee Titans. Vikings players were informed that Hill will get the start, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and confirmed to ESPN on Saturday. Bradford, who was acquired for a 2017 first-round pick and a conditional 2018 fourth-rounder in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles last week, joined the Vikings after Teddy Bridgewater tore multiple ligaments in his knee Aug.
MILWAUKEE—One of the two Wisconsin girls accused of attacking a classmate to please a fictional character named Slenderman is expected on Friday, Sept. 9, to ask a court to change her plea to not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect, local media reported. Anissa Weier, along with Morgan Geyser, have been in custody since they were charged with attempted first-degree homicide in the May 2014 stabbing attack in Waukesha, a suburb of Milwaukee. All three girls were 12 years old at the time of the stabbing. Weier and Geyser are now 14.
General Motors on Friday said it will recall nearly 4.3 million vehicles worldwide due to a software defect that can prevent airbags from deploying during a crash, a flaw already linked to one death and three injuries. GM's action marked the latest massive air bag-related recall in recent years by leading automakers, and was the latest air bag-related issue the Detroit automaker has faced.
Investors rekindled their love affair with emerging markets this year, pouring billions of dollars into their stocks and bonds, but the prospect of the Federal Reserve raising U.S. interest rates threatens to cool the relationship once again. Higher U.S. rates and bond yields tend to make emerging market assets relatively less attractive and push up the dollar, inflating the amount of dollar-denominated debt held by emerging market borrowers.