Study links smoking bans to drunk driving A new study in the Journal of Public Economics finds that places in the U.S. with patch-work smoking bans see more drunk driving accidents as smokers have to drive farther to find a friendly bar or restaurant. State-wide smoking bans appear to mitigate the effects, except near state borders.5:55 p.m.
Taking the mouth-to-mouth out of CPR New American Heart Association guidelines recommend two steps when a person appears to be in cardiac arrest: call 911, then start chest compressions. Mouth-to-mouth is no longer part of the CPR process. Dr. Jon Hallberg explains that mouth-to-mouth kept many people from administering CPR at all.6:20 p.m.
Minneapolis was quiet while other cities burned In the aftermath of the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination 40 years ago, many U.S. cities saw violence, riots and fires. In the Twin Cities, though, the memorials to Dr. King were peaceful. Vivian Jenkins Nelsen remembers that day.6:24 p.m.
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Employers Skittish over Economy, Rising Prices
Employers have shed jobs for three straight months, more evidence that the economy could be contracting. While the pace of layoffs is not as sharp as in previous recessions, the combination of rising food and energy prices, along with the real estate downturn, has employers very cautious.
Job Opportunities for Day Laborers Decline
The latest federal jobs report shows significant losses in industries highly populated by immigrants, both legal and illegal. That means even more people have been lining up at day labor centers, despite fewer opportunities for work.
In Kenya, Obama Enjoys Enthusiastic Support
Most Kenyans are taking great pride that a first-generation Kenyan American has advanced so far in the Democratic nominating process. If elected, they expect he'll do great things — in the United States and in Kenya.
King Remembered on 40th Anniversary of Death
The assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, forever changed the widening struggle for civil rights. Details of the day reveal King's mindset in the hours before he was killed. Also, the Rev. Joseph Lowery, one of King's contemporaries, reflects on the man behind the myth.
With Election Unresolved, Tensions Rise in Zimbabwe
The opposition has claimed victory for its candidate. The ruling party says there will be a runoff, though the electoral commission hasn't released results from the presidential polls. Meanwhile, government forces Thursday raided opposition party offices and detained foreign journalists in Harare.
Adam Green Returns with 'Sixes & Sevens'
Half of the mostly defunct band The Moldy Peaches, Green has put out his fifth solo full-length CD. The album's genre-jumping and stream-of-consciousness lyrics make the title, a term for disarray, seem apt. But the songs are melodic and imaginative.
Clintons Earned More Than $109 Million Since 2000
Tax returns released by Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) Friday show that she and former president Bill Clinton have earned more than $109 million since 2000, nearly all of it after they left the White House.
Candidates Pay Homage to Fallen Rights Leader
On the 40th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Barack Obama each pay tribute to the slain civil rights leader and his legacy.
Backroom Primary: Wash. Superdelegate for Clinton
Superdelegate Ron Sims is the county executive of King County, Wash., which includes Seattle and Microsoft's hometown, Redmond. It's a big job, and a politically difficult one — especially for an African American backing Hillary Clinton in state Barack Obama won handily.
Colleges Reject Record Number of Applicants
A lot of smart, accomplished kids are getting disappointing news this week as the nation's top colleges and universities are accepting record low numbers of applicants. The unlucky students are caught up in a simple numbers game: The class of '08 is one of the largest ever.