Local

UMass Becomes Smoke-Free

Photo: clipart.com

UMass Becomes Smoke-Free

As of Monday, UMass Amherst is a smoke free campus.  UMass joins 1,100 campuses nationwide that have adopted the policy.  Of the university’s 30,000 students, around 13-14 percent still smoke cigarettes.  The school is offering vouchers for nicotine patches for those who want to quit.

Recent Headlines

in National, World

U.S. forces carry out operation against al Shabaab

Fresh
shabaab

U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia.

in National

Amid foreign crises, Obama takes solace in economic turnaround

Fresh
obama

With economic growth now far more robust than when he took office, Obama finds some measure of solace on the domestic front.

in National

Fast-food workers plan intensified protests

fast

McDonald's line cooks, Burger King cashiers, and other fast-food restaurant workers across the U.S. plan to walk off the job.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Boy’s hilarious reaction to baby news

Updated
19-overlay3

This little boy is NOT excited about being a big brother again, but his reaction is priceless.

in National

Making headlines this week

surf

A look at the week's biggest newsmakers and the stories you won't soon forget.