Trump names anti-abortion leader to high post at HHS

NEW YORK (AP) -- The White House says President Donald Trump is appointing the former president of a leading anti-abortion organization to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services. Charmaine Yoest, who actively supported Trump in his campaign, will serve as assistant secretary of public affairs at HHS.

WHO: Japan needs anti-smoking law ahead of Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan should ban smoking in all public places if it wants to successfully host the Tokyo Olympics and promote tourism, a senior World Health Organization official said Friday. Japan, often known as a smoker's paradise, has no binding law controlling secondhand smoking and has come under pressure to institute one ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games.

If you build it, they'll stay; boomers remodel their homes

NEW YORK (AP) -- If you build it, they will stay. The small businesses that dominate the home remodeling industry are expecting robust growth in the next few years, thanks partly to baby boomers who want to remain in their homes. Home remodelers say they've had a pickup in projects from boomers who are in or approaching retirement and are seeking to modify their houses.