FILE - A sales associate demonstrates the use of a electronic cigarette and the smoke like vapor that comes from it in Aurora, Colo. on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Children - like adults - are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large national study to gauge use by middle and high school students. About 2 percent of the students said they’d used an e-cigarette in the previous month, according to a survey done in 2012. That was up from 1 percent in 2011. Results were released Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Study: Children’s use of e-cigarettes increasing

ATLANTA (AP) — Children — like adults — are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large national study to gauge use by middle and high scho...…
FILE - In this June 18, 2013, file photo, U.S. Marines monitor Eager Lion multinational military maneuvers in Quweira, 186 miles south of Amman, Jordan. The Obama administration is considering a plan to use U.S. military trainers to help increase the capabilities of the Syrian rebels, in a move that would greatly expand the current CIA training being done quietly in Jordan, U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Thursday, Sept, 5, 2013. The Pentagon already has at least 1,000 troops in Jordan, including trainers working with Jordanian forces. The U.S. left about a dozen fighter jets and a Patriot missile battery there after a recent training exercise. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

US officials: US considers training Syria rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering a plan to use U.S. military trainers to help increase the capabilities of the Syrian rebels, in a move that wo...…
This photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the National Security Agency, on Sunday, June 9, 2013, in Hong Kong. The National Security Agency, working with the British government, has secretly been unraveling encryption technology that billions of Internet users rely upon to keep their electronic messages and confidential data safe from prying eyes, according to published reports Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, based on internal U.S. government documents.(AP Photo/The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras)

Govt to declassify some secret court opinions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is declassifying portions of some secret court orders concerning the government’s authority to seize records under...…
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2012, file photo, Chobani Greek Yogurt is seen at the Chobani plant in South Edmeston, N.Y. Chobani says it's issuing a recall of some of its Greek yogurt cups that were affected by mold, according to the company, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. The recall comes after some customers reported claims of illnesses. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Chobani recalls some Greek yogurt cups

NEW YORK (AP) — Chobani says it’s recalling some of its Greek yogurt cups that were affected by mold, a move prompted by reports of illnesses by some customers. Th...…
FILE - This May 14, 2012 file photo shows a Massachusetts Environmental Agency enforcement officer talking to members of the crew on the fishing vessel Green Acres in New Bedford, Mass. Federal efforts to rebuild depleted fish populations have largely been successful, but pressure to overfish some species remains high and some fish stocks have not rebounded as quickly as projected, a new report says The report comes from the National Research Council, an arm of the National Academies of Science. It says 43 percent of fish stocks identified as being overfished were rebuilt or showed good progress toward rebuilding within 10 years. Another 31 percent were on track to rebuild if sharply reduced fishing levels remain in place. But the report also says 26 percent of overfished stocks continue to be overfished. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

Report: Catch limits boost depleted fish stocks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal efforts to rebuild depleted fish populations have largely been successful, but pressure to overfish some species remains high, and some fi...…
In this Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, a member of the Bureau of Land Management Silver State Hotshot crew from Elko, Nevada, walks through a burn operation on the southern flank of the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in Calif. The wildfire burning in and around Yosemite National Park has become the fourth-largest conflagration in California history. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service, Mike McMillan)

USFS: Hunter caused huge wildfire near Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park was caused by an illegal fire set by a hunter, the U.S. Forest Service sai...…
In this photograph provided by the G20 host broadcaster, an aerial view of the Constantine Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. The palace, which will be the venue for G20 leaders beginning on Thursday, Sept. 5, was founded in 1715 by the first Russian Emperor Peter the Great and used as a summer residence that was meant to outshine the French Versailles. (AP Photo/g20Russia)

Syria overshadows economy as G20 leaders meet

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — They’re supposed to be talking about growth and money, but the threat of war in Syria is creeping into nearly every conversation as...…
FILE - In this July 25, 2013 file photo, Attorney General Eric Holder speaks in Philadelphia. Holder tells Russia US won't seek death penalty for Edward Snowden. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Feds won’t enforce same-sex veterans law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday it will stop enforcing a law that blocks benefits to partners of military veterans in same-sex marriages. I...…
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TSA expanding rapid screening to 100 airports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Travelers could soon be able to keep their shoes on while going through security at more airports around the country. The U.S. Transportation Securi...…
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, right, arrive for a closed-door intelligence briefing for members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, as President Barack Obama seeks congressional authorization for military intervention in Syria. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama: On Syria, US, world credibility is on line

In an impassioned appeal for support both at home and abroad, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the credibility of the international community and Congress is on the line in the debate over how to respond to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. As Obama made his case overseas, legislators on Capitol Hill debated whether a proposed resolution authorizing military force would shift the momentum after more than two years of Syrian civil war.…