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ChuckHagel-112414.jpg President Barack Obama announced Monday that Chuck Hagel will be stepping down as Defense Secretary after less than two years at the Pentagon. Reports have suggested that Hagel's departure reflects an effort to transition from a period of reform at the Defense Department to an era more focused on external threats such as the terrorist group known as ISIS.
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Boehner-112114.jpg On the heels of President Barack Obama's controversial decision to take executive action on immigration, House Republicans have filed a lawsuit over the president's unilateral actions on the healthcare reform law known as Obamacare.
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Those who smoke hookahs and other water pipes may inhale toxic levels of benzene with every puff, according to a new study from researchers at the Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health at San Diego State University. For the study the researchers analyzed the urine of 105 hookah smokers and 103 non-smokers who had been exposed to hookah smoke.
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Though a $123 million opening was actually below most expectations, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" still posted far and away the biggest opening of 2014 over the weekend, hauling in nearly $30,000 per site at an aggressive 4,151 total theaters. Meanwhile, "Dumb and Dumber To" had a sharp drop-off from its opening total.
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