By Mary Dixon

The U.S. Surgeon General says e-cigarettes are not harmless and that too many teenagers are vaping. Dr. Vivek Murthy warns that vaping is an emerging public health threat. He says teens are ingesting nicotine and it’s bad for developing brains … Chicago police have been shot at for the sixth time in two weeks. The latest was in the University Village neighborhood and the suspected shooter is in custody … President-elect Trump has named a climate skeptic to head up the EPA, and is slamming an Indiana union leader on Twitter for criticizing the deal to keep some Carrier jobs in the Hoosier state … The wild giraffe population in Africa has fallen 40 percent in the last 30 years. Conservationists blame habitat loss, civil unrest and illegal hunting … Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman is reportedly headed back to New York, while the Cubs bring Wade Davis to town. The White Sox are getting pitching prospects as they send Adam Eaton to Washington … It’ll be a blustery day, with a few flurries and a high in the mid-20s.


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