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New Studies reiterate need for science and regulation of E-cigarettes
 

Two new studies this week reinforce the need for continued study of “e-cigarettes,” an emerging product that allows users to inhale vaporized nicotine in a cigarette-like fashion. Legacy has long held the position that e-cigarettes need to be approached with caution, and that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products should regulate the devices.

Tokyo will host 2020 Olympics

Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics on Saturday, capitalizing on its reputation as a “safe pair of hands” and defying concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

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Vatican: 100,000 attend Syria peace vigil

Tens of thousands of people filled St. Peter’s Square for a four-hour Syria peace vigil late Saturday, answering Pope Francis’ call for a grassroots cry for peace that was echoed by Christians and non-Christians alike in Syria and in vigils around the world.

Cities blue over parking placards

A blue placard dangling from the rear-view mirror is the equivalent of parking gold for drivers in many cities — they can park for free and for as long as they want. Now there’s a gold rush on for them.

Arizona woman released after decades on death row

An Arizona woman who spent more than two decades on death row was released on bond Friday after a judge ruled there’s no direct evidence linking her to the death of her young son, other than a purported confession to a detective whose honesty has been questioned.

U.S. birth rate leveling off after falling four straight years

U.S. births may be leveling off after dropping for four years in a row, suggesting that the economy and other factors aren’t stopping couples from having more children.

 
Hernandez pleads not guilty to murder indictment

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder charge Friday following his indictment in the killing of a friend authorities say was shot five times in an industrial park.

Too cute: Dallas Zoo welcomes 2 cheetah cubs, and a puppy

The Dallas Zoo will raise a pair of cheetah cubs with a Labrador retriever puppy, believing the dog will be a calming influence on the big cats as they grow to adulthood.

 
SpaceShipTwo makes second supersonic test flight

Virgin Galactic says it successfully conducted a second rocket-powered, supersonic test flight of the passenger spaceship it is developing.

Man confesses on YouTube to killing man in crash

A driver has confessed in a video posted online that he’s to blame for a wrong-way car crash stemming from a night of heavy drinking that killed another man and says he’s willing to take “full responsibility.”

 
Obama notes split over Syria attack, plans speech

President Barack Obama acknowledged deep divisions at home and abroad on Friday over his call for military action in Syria — and conceded the possibility he’ll fail to sway the American public. He refused to say whether he would act without passage of congressional authorization for a strike in response to chemical weapons use.

 
Runaway truck flattens vehicle, hits home in Utah

A red vehicle sitting in a Bountiful driveway was flattened Thursday morning after it was hit by a runaway semitrailer carrying 45 tons of sand.