Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:28:49 GMTAn Alabama death row inmate coughed and heaved for about 13 minutes during his execution by lethal injection on Thursday night, AL.com reported.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:57:33 GMTA difficult execution in Alabama this week is raising well-tread questions about the humanity and appropriateness of lethal injections.
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 16:49:46 GMTThroughout the history of capital punishment in America, states have reviewed and revised execution methods in the interest of finding a more "humane" option.
Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:05:12 GMTWith supplies of lethal injection drugs running low and new sources increasingly difficult to come by, states are grappling with alternatives. Virginia is the latest.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:15:09 GMTCNN's Alexandra Field looks at the most common forms of execution used in the U.S. and how they can go wrong.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:17:55 GMTThough the holiday season is a favorite for many people, crowded stores full of shoppers running for the last toy on the shelf can be stressful.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:26:34 GMTSome people microchip their pets to ensure they're easily found when lost, but now a city in Japan wants to apply a similar approach to their elderly -- and they're turning to QR code stickers instead of microchips.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:02:06 GMTThe results of recent trials that tested much-anticipated Alzheimer's disease drugs dashed the hopes of patients with the debilitating condition. The most recent disappointment came from the large trial for solanezumab, by Eli Lilly, announced last month.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:12:50 GMTWhen Alex Jinkinson was born in Lima, Peru, doctors marked "male" on her birth certificate. But she wasn't a boy.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:53:48 GMTNearly half the kids at H.W. Good Elementary are from financially struggling families and who qualify for free and reduced school lunches.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:02:26 GMTAs the prospect began to sink in of losing access to free contraceptives if the health law is repealed or replaced, women have reportedly been racing to get IUDs or stockpile birth control pills before President Barack Obama leaves office.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:04:35 GMTThe stories capture our attention and break our hearts every time. The most recent case: An 18-year-old girl in Texas who took her own life in front of her family after she was repeatedly bullied about her weight.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:46:41 GMTThese toys can record children's conversations and upload the recordings, all without parents' consent, consumer groups say.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:05:00 GMTThe oldest known sample of the smallpox-causing variola virus has been found within the DNA of a 17th century child mummy. The mummy was found in a crypt beneath a Lithuanian church, according to a new study in the journal Current Biology. The finding shortens the timeline for how long smallpox may have afflicted humans.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:23:58 GMTAshley Rivas was 26 when she noticed she was getting tired earlier than usual on her runs. Over the next few years, the X-ray technician from Albuquerque, New Mexico, developed a persistent cough and wheezing, which her doctors attributed to exercise-induced asthma. She had other symptoms, too: weight loss, fever, and several bouts of pneumonia.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:49:44 GMTFor the first time, researchers have discovered genomic evidence of malaria in 2,000-year-old human remains from the Roman Empire, according to a new study.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:49:26 GMTWhen a child is chronically ill or disabled, "there's not just a group or a statistic. We're people ... people with hearts and lives and hopes and dreams and fears and wishes."
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:10:03 GMTNever underestimate the power of good vibes.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:42:49 GMTThe owners of a Minnesota video production company have filed a lawsuit, saying they shouldn't be forced to shoot same-sex weddings.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:55:43 GMTA boy with autism needed a replacement for his beloved sippy cup -- instead he got a thousand.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:05:55 GMTAn experimental technology offers new hope to patients who have suffered a severe burn.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:59:15 GMTIf you think your tween or teen spends too many hours online, you might need to look in the mirror before you dish out screen time criticisms. According to a new survey, parents spend as much time plugged in each day as their teens and three hours more per day than their tweens.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:44:50 GMTAbortion will always be one of those hotly debated and emotional issues. But if you think you have a good handle on the state of abortion in the U.S., you may be surprised by some of these stats:
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:14:00 GMTOne in 12 beauty and personal care products marketed to African-American women in the US contains highly hazardous ingredients, according to research released Tuesday by the Environmental Working Group.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:55:06 GMTThe San Francisco International airport has a new ungulate volunteer, and she's a beaut.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:28:14 GMTJonathan Ferrara is a modern art gallery owner driven by an old-fashioned idea: He wants the pieces he has gathered at his gallery in New Orleans to hold a mirror up to society and reflect an issue that has become a touchy one for Americans.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:27:30 GMTSometimes, you don't know the exact moment when your life has changed.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:26:29 GMTResearchers aren't quite sure exactly what asexuality is. On paper, the concept is clear -- asexual people simply don't experience sexual attraction -- but since scientists are so early on in their attempts to understand the phenomenon, they're not quite sure about many of the specifics.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:42:52 GMTFormer astronaut Buzz Aldrin has been released from a hospital in New Zealand and is on a flight back to the United States, according to a tweet from his manager, Christina Korp.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:49:00 GMTMiami and the South Beach area have been declared free of locally transmitted Zika virus, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said during a press conference Friday.