Actress Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times op-ed article on Tuesday that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cance
A Philadelphia abortion provider found guilty of first-degree murder has agreed give up his right to appeal in exchange for avoiding a possible death sentence, Philadelphia's district attorney's office announced Tuesday.
A decade-old benchmark for determining when a driver is legally intoxicated -- the 0.08 blood-alcohol content rate -- should be lowered to 0.05, reducing the amount a motorist can imbibe before being presumed to be drunk, federal safety officia
Vermont moved Monday to become the fourth state in the nation with a law permitting doctors to prescribe deadly doses of medication to patients facing terminal illness, and the first to pass such a measure through the state legislature.
A man travelling from Saudi Arabia was arrested after a pressure cooker was found in his luggage at Detroit Metro Airport.
The man, Hussain Al Kwawhir, is also accused of using an altered passport and lying to Customs and Border Protection Agents.
When college buddies Eric Prum and Joshua Williams tinkered with an empty Mason Jar early last year, and transformed it into a hip-looking cocktail shaker, they had no inkling they'd created a potentially million-dollar idea.
The Justice Department secretly collected two months of telephone records for reporters and editors at The Associated Press, the news service disclosed Monday in an outraged letter to Attorney General Eric Holder.