Indiana lawmakers appear unlikely to increase cigarette tax

More than half of U.S. states have increased their cigarette taxes in the past 10 years, including other conservative states, but in Indiana, where more than 20 percent of adults say they smoke, lawmakers haven’t touched the current 99-cent a pack tax since 2007.

Airstrike on Syrian town hit by chemical weapons kills 1

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrike on the eastern side of Khan Sheikhoun killed a woman, marking the first death in the town since Tuesday’s chemical attack that killed 87.