Minivans Get Poor Safety Ratings in Crash Tests

Minivans Get Poor Safety Ratings in Crash Tests

Popular with parents because they are commonly considered to be one of the safer vehicles on the road, minivans have taken a blow to their safety ratings with a new series of crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The tests showed that minivans are not as safe as many people have […]

Missouri Executes Leon Taylor for 1994 Gas Station Shooting

Missouri Executes Leon Taylor for 1994 Gas Station Shooting

Leon Taylor, the man who was convicted for shooting and killing gas station attendant Robert Newton during a 1994 robbery, was executed in Bonne Terri, Missouri, early Wednesday morning. Newton was shot by Taylor in front of his 8-year-old stepdaughter in Independence, Miss., on April 14, 1994. Taylor also tried to shoot the girl, but his gun jammed […]

Secondhand Smoke From Marijuana May Be Just as Bad as Cigarettes

Secondhand Smoke From Marijuana May Be Just as Bad as Cigarettes

A new study from the University of California, San Francisco, has found that breathing secondhand smoke from marijuana may be just as bad for the health as cigarette smoke, causing heart and blood vessel damage. The reduced functioning of the blood vessels may raise the risks of a person developing atherosclerosis, which can lead to increased heart […]