Summary The Food and Drug Administration will propose its first regulations for electronic cigarettes, including requiring health warnings and banning sales to minors. "I call the market for e-cigarettes the wild, wild West in the absence of regulations." In addition to concern about the effect on users, opponents of the devices have warned about secondary risks, particularly from the liquid nicotine that consumers can buy to refill some devices.
Summary TOKYO -- President Barack Obama says he wants to see a dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China Sea resolved peacefully. Obama says the islands have historically been administered by Japan and the U.S. does not believe that they should be subject to change unilaterally. He urged them to "keep the rhetoric low."
Summary Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'. SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries' diplomatic relations.
Summary WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration will propose sweeping new rules on Thursday that for the first time would extend its regulatory authority from cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, popular nicotine delivery devices that have grown into a multibillion-dollar business with virtually no federal oversight or protections for American consumers. The regulatory blueprint, with broad implications for public health, the tobacco industry and the nation's 42 million smokers, would also cover pipe tobacco and cigars, tobacco products that have long slid under the regulatory radar and whose use has risen sharply in recent years.
Summary The busted 106-year-old cast iron pipe sent more than 20 million gallons of water gushing up to the streets -- flooding a daycare center filled with children and affecting water service in at least eight different city zip codes. After the break, crews with the Water Department worked throughout the harsh winter to repair the broken mains and clean the area of dirt and debris.
Summary The proposed rules, drafted by Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and his staff, would allow Internet service providers to charge companies different rates for faster connection speeds. Companies like Disney, Google or Netflix will be allowed to pay Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon for special, faster lanes to send video and other content to their customers under new rules to be proposed by the Federal Communications Commission, the agency said on Wednesday.
Summary Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell didn't forget to ask this time around. With two outs and a 1-2 count on Grady Sizemore, Farrell came out of the dugout to alert the umpiring crew of a dark-brown substance on the right side of Pineda's neck.
Summary WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules that allow Internet service providers to offer a faster lane through which to send video and other content to consumers, as long as a content company is willing to pay for it, according to people briefed on the proposals. The proposed rules are a complete turnaround for the F.C.C. on the subject of so-called net neutrality, the principle that Internet users should have equal ability to see any content they choose, and that no content providers should be discriminated against in providing their offerings to consumers.
Summary Feb. 2, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA: Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (right) with wife Ashton Wilson on the red carpet prior to the Super Bowl XLVII NFL Honors award show at Mahalia Jackson Theater. Wilson and the former Ashton Meem were married in Richmond, Virginia in January 2012 , just a few months before Wilson was selected by the Seahawks in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Summary You live in Dallas. Dallas and Fort Worth -- NOT the same thing. It's kind of far, you guys, and what with the construction it takes a while to get there. It's not because we hate you and have a craving for Pepto Bismol.