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My right to death with dignity at 29

On New Year's Day, after months of suffering from debilitating headaches, I learned that I had brain cancer. I was 29 years old. I'd been married for just over a year. My husband and I were trying for a family.

Drug cops converge on Georgia man's property after spotting okra

The grower was alarmed when the police helicopter swooped low over his property. Soon, Bartow County, Georgia, deputies -- "strapped to the gills" and with a drug dog in tow -- converged on his doorstep.

Ohio thieves use toddler as distraction while robbing store

A Medina, Ohio children's re-sale store owner says thieves struck her shop, using a toddler to distract employees.

Doctors testing new anti-viral drug on Texas Ebola patient

Doctors are continuing what they call an "investigational treatment" for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, a protocol that includes use of the experimental drug Brincidofovir.

Man confronts OKC panhandler after seeing her in new car

''You ask for money in the middle of the street and you`re driving a 2013 car.' This is video is making rounds online, a man approaching a grandmother in a new car. He is angry because she was begging for money.

Indiana police officers smash car window, tases man over seat belt violation

An Indiana family is suing the Hammond Police Department for use of excessive force during a traffic stop near Chicago.

U.S. steps up the fight against Ebola

The United States is stepping up its game in the fight against Ebola. For now, the U.S. will not ban travel from West Africa, but is considering more screening to fight Ebola.

Obama calling for new airport Ebola screening protocols

The President is calling for new protocols to help stop the spread of Ebola. He wants additional passenger screening, both in Africa and here in the US.

Supreme Court declines to take up gay marriage cases

The United States Supreme Court has refused to hear cases from five states which were seeking a same-sex marriage ban. That means same-sex couples can now get married in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

New research shows early intervention can improve, eliminate some symptoms of autism

In most cases children with autism spectrum disorder are not diagnosed until they are 3 or 4 years old, but new research published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders is showing evidence that early detection and intervention ar

Officer gives young Michigan mom car seat instead of a ticket

A public safety officer from Emmett Township, Michigan went beyond the call of duty on Saturday.

Spain has outbreak's 1st known case of contracting Ebola outside of Africa

A nurse's assistant in Spain is the first person known to have contracted Ebola outside of Africa in the current outbreak. Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato announced Monday that a test confirmed the assistant has the virus.

Ebola drugs are now in the works

Scientists racing to develop something that will stop the largest Ebola epidemic in history are trying a variety of experimental drugs on patients.

NBA renews television deals with ESPN, TNT

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The NBA just scored a $24 billion slam dunk.

Supreme Court keeping out of same-sex marriage debate, for now

The Supreme Court announced Monday it is staying out of the same-sex marriage debate -- at least for now -- rejecting requests from five states to immediately review their bans that prohibit gay and lesbian couples from civil wedlock.