The school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that claimed the lives of 17 children and educators has sparked a renewed interest in gun-control legislation in statehouses across the country.
A long-established San Francisco fertility clinic had a liquid nitrogen failure in a storage tank in which thousands of eggs and embryos are kept frozen for future use, jeopardizing the tissue that hundreds of women have deposited there in hope of having children. The March 4 incident at Pacific Fertility Clinic, acknowledged on Sunday by the facility's president, is the second such admission in a matter of days, coming on the heels of a similar malfunction the same weekend at an unrelated clinic in Cleveland.
Another school shooting, another debate over gun control. An overwhelming majority of Americans want stricter gun laws, but Congress is unlikely to ban assault rifles outright, and some of the president's proposals -- a ban on "bump stocks," for example -- have unclear paths to success. But there is another approach that would be constitutional and well supported by historical precedent. It might even help reduce the budget deficit that Republicans just sent skyrocketing. Of course, Washington is showing no signs of even considering it.
In song and prose, surfing has long been celebrated as a way to soothe the mind and invigorate the body. But scientific evidence has been limited. Now the Navy has embarked on a $1 million research project to determine whether surfing has therapeutic value, especially for military personnel with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or sleep problems.
Hubert de Givenchy, a French designer whose fashions influenced haute couture in the 1950s and '60s and transformed his close friend, actress Audrey Hepburn, into a style legend, died March 10 at 91. The death was announced by artistic director of Givenchy, Clare Waight Keller. No other information was immediately available.
Seven of the patients were dead, and two more were dying of a rare chronic, progressive lung disease that can be treated but not cured. It's estimated that about 200,000 people in the United States have Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) at any one time. But the common denominator of a small group of patients at a Virginia clinic over a 15-year period is worrying the Centers for Disease Control: Eight were dentists; a ninth was a dental technician.
A helicopter plunged into the frigid waters of New York City's East River on Sunday night, killing five of the six people on board, authorities said. The red helicopter crashed into the river near Roosevelt Island, between Manhattan and Queens, at about 7 p.m., police said. Videos captured by witnesses show the helicopter descending quickly, capsizing and tilting onto its side, its rotor blades still spinning in the water.
WASHINGTON - The White House on Sunday vowed to help provide "rigorous firearms training" to some schoolteachers and formally endorsed a bill to tighten the federal background checks system, but backed off President Donald Trump's earlier call to raise the minimum age to purchase some guns to 21 years old from 18 years old.
President Donald Trump claimed Saturday to have the backing of the leaders of China and Japan for his high-risk plan to hold a summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. In posts to his Twitter account, Trump said his decision to agree to a meeting with Kim - which caught Asian capitals, and many in his own administration, by surprise - was being viewed as a positive step by leaders who watched nervously as U.S.-North Korea tensions escalated.
The war veterans chosen for rehabilitation are carefully selected at The Pathway Home, somewhere at the intersection of significant need and a willingness to get better. The few selected must want to be there. Former Army infantryman Albert Wong, before he killed three clinicians and himself Friday at the Pathway Home's facility in Yountville, California, was not doing as well as his fellow veterans seeking care for issues like post-traumatic stress disorder.