Researchers: Stop-smoking drugs Chantix, Zyban pose no heart risks

CHICAGO (AP) — Two popular stop-smoking drugs are as safe for the heart as nicotine patches and dummy pills, according to research requested by...

New Zealand fines travelers who won’t unlock secure devices

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Visitors to New Zealand can be fined 5,000 New Zealand dollars ($3,243) for refusing to provide passwords to unlock electronic...

Raccoon captivates crowd in St. Paul

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A raccoon stranded on the ledge of a building in St. Paul, Minnesota, captivated onlookers and generated interest on...

House speaker ’disturbed’ DCS failed to act

By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma said Monday that he was “disturbed” after finding out that the state’s child...

E-cigs outperform patches and gums in quit-smoking study

By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A major new study provides the strongest evidence yet that vaping can help smokers quit cigarettes, with...

DNR official wants to amend two hunting and trapping proposals

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana Department of Natural Resources official has recommended making adjustments to two proposals regarding bobcats, raccoons, opossums and coyotes that...

To register to vote, send the state a text

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana residents looking for a faster way to register to vote can now do so on their smartphones by sending a...

Lawsuit on Trump hotel advances

By TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland said they are moving forward with subpoenas for...

Hundreds at vigil honor slain Terre Haute officer

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Terre Haute for a prayer vigil honoring a city police officer killed in...

Authorities say NYC mayor crossed the border illegally

By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his security detail violated both Mexican and U.S. immigration laws...