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Doctors support raising the smoking age

Teenagers looking to buy cigarettes in New York may have to look elsewhere if a city council proposal is approved and signed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The proposal would raise the legal age to buy any form of tobacco from 18 to 21.

Home prices still surging ... for now

Home prices are still surging, but the pace of the gains has steadied as interest rates continue to rise.

Sentencing phase of Fort Hood shooting court-martial set to resume

Heartbreaking testimony from victims and family members of the Fort Hood shooting will continue Tuesday, as the court-martial of convicted shooter Nidal Hasan moves closer to a dramatic conclusion.

Newtown students start first new school year after shooting

The return to school after the summer break is an annual milestone in every child's life.

Jurors may decide on death sentence for Nidal Hasan

A military jury could begin considering by late Tuesday whether Maj. Nidal Hasan will be executed for the November 2009 mass murder on a Texas Army base.

Facebook friends could change your credit score

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Should you trust your doctor?

Most of us assume that our doctors are trustworthy. They undergo a minimum of seven years of postgraduate schooling, pass rigorous tests and are responsible for our health and the health of our families.

Cancer drug industry sees $10 billion merger

Looking to get a stronger footing in the cancer drug market, Amgen, the world's largest biopharmaceutical company, has struck a deal to buy Onyx Pharmaceuticals for $10.4 billion.

Facebook friends could change your credit score

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Second suspect arrested in WWII vet's death

Police in Spokane, Washington, have arrested a second suspect in last week's beating death of a World World II veteran. Kenan Adams-Kinard was arrested about 3 a.m., according to police.