Anyone wanting a pack of smokes will soon be out of luck in a CVS store. The pharmacy giant announcing today they're phasing out the sale of tobacco products in their stores. Company officials say it's part of a push to make the chain a full health care facility and open them up to more deals with hospitals and health insurers.
At least four arrests have been made related to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's death from an apparent heroin overdose. Overnight, police arrested three men and a woman in a New York apartment building, who they believe are connected to the drugs found in Hoffman's apartment. Hoffman was found dead in his bathroom, with a needle still in his arm. He was 46 years old.
He went to Hollywood on "American Idol." Now, Clay Aiken wants to go to Washington, DC. To serve in Congress. The 35-year old singer is a Democrat running for a House seat in North Carolina. First, Aiken has to win his party's nomination.
A criminal investigation is now under way into the chemical spill in West Virginia that left 300,000 people without water. A federal grand jury is investigating both Freedom Industries, the company that had the chemical storage facility, and the water company responsible for filtering and delivering clean water to residents. The investigation will focus on the leak of the coal-cleaning chemical from a tank on the shores of the Elk River, how it ended up in the river, and how it got into the water supply.
Seattle celebrating their NFL champion Seahawks with a victory parade Wednesday. The Seahawks blew out the Denver Broncos 43-to-8 to win their first title in franchise history. Fans packed streets along the parade route, which led to the team's stadium. Local school officials say the parade likely drew a lot of teachers and students. The Seattle public school system reported more than 550 teacher absences Wednesday. Some 13,500 students also didn't show up -- that's more than four times the average daily number of absences.