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Texas Sheriff’s Office ‘Taking Precautions’ to Protect Elected Officials After District Attorney, Wife Slain

Texas Sheriff’s Office ‘Taking Precautions’ to Protect Elected Officials After District Attorney, Wife Slain

Hemera/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — After the second murder of a prosecutor in the past two months in Kaufman County, Texas, the sheriff said his department was “taking precautions” to protect elected officials, but stopped short of saying he believed they we…

Bonnie Franklin, Star of “One Day at a Time” Dies of Prancreatic Cancer at 69

Bonnie Franklin, Star of “One Day at a Time” Dies of Prancreatic Cancer at 69

(LOS ANGELES) — Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImageBonnie Franklin, best known for her role as a single mom on the ’70s-’80s sitcom One Day at a Time died at her Los Angeles home Friday morning surrounded by her family of complications from pancreatic can…

Overall Cancer Deaths Down 20%, Report Finds

Overall Cancer Deaths Down 20%, Report Finds

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The number of Americans dying from cancer is dropping, according to a new annual report from the American Cancer Society.The organization finds that overall cancer deaths in the U.S. declined 20 percent in 2009…

Priest’s ‘Horrible’ Job of Telling Newtown Parents of Children’s Deaths

Priest’s ‘Horrible’ Job of Telling Newtown Parents of Children’s Deaths

ABC News(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — A Newtown, Conn., priest had the “horrible” job of going door-to-door informing families early Saturday morning that their children had been killed in the elementary school massacre.
There were 20 children among the 27 peopl…

Drunk Driving Incidents Declining, Says DOT

Drunk Driving Incidents Declining, Says DOT

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — States are making progress on reducing drunk driving incidents. In 27 states there were declines in the number of deaths blamed on drunk driving last year, according to a report from the Department of Transportatio…

Hurricane and Nor’easter Underscore Tree Hazards

Hurricane and Nor’easter Underscore Tree Hazards

Matthew Fiasconaro/ABC News(NEW YORK) — Bob Johnson and his wife Pegi were watching television weather coverage in their Allentown, N.J., home waiting out superstorm Sandy, when they saw flame-like sparks on electrical lines across the street.”It was …

Meningitis Outbreak: 404 Cases, 29 Deaths

Meningitis Outbreak: 404 Cases, 29 Deaths

Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Eighteen more people have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis in an outbreak linked to tainted steroid injections, health officials reported Friday.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention increased…

Meningitis Outbreak Still Grows: 386 Cases, 28 Deaths

Meningitis Outbreak Still Grows: 386 Cases, 28 Deaths

Hemera/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Nine more people have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis in an outbreak linked to tainted steroid injections, health officials reported Thursday.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has increased the tall…

Superstorm Sandy Deaths: 2 NY Boys Killed by Downed Tree

Superstorm Sandy Deaths: 2 NY Boys Killed by Downed Tree

File Photo – Matthew Fiasconaro/ABC News(NEW YORK) — A community in Westchester County, N.Y., is in mourning Tuesday after two boys, ages 11 and 13, were killed when a tree downed during Sandy struck the suburban house where they were hunkered down.”I…

Meningitis Outbreak: 331 Cases, 25 Deaths, 7 Joint Infections

Meningitis Outbreak: 331 Cases, 25 Deaths, 7 Joint Infections

Hemera/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Another person has died from fungal meningitis in an outbreak linked to tainted steroid injections, bringing the total to 25 deaths, health officials reported Friday.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has …

Monster Energy Drink Stock Drops After Death Reports

Monster Energy Drink Stock Drops After Death Reports

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Shares of Monster Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ: MNST) fell over 14 percent after the Food and Drug Administration revealed it received reports that five people consumed the energy drink before their d…

Monster Energy Drink Stock Drops After Death Reports

Monster Energy Drink Stock Drops After Death Reports

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Shares of Monster Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ: MNST) fell over 14 percent after the Food and Drug Administration revealed it received reports that five people consumed the energy drink before their d…

Meningitis Outbreak: 271 Cases, 21 Deaths

Meningitis Outbreak: 271 Cases, 21 Deaths

Hemera/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — One more person has died from fungal meningitis linked to tainted steroid injections, raising the death toll for the outbreak to 21.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has increased the tally of cases to 27…

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Claims Four More Lives; 245 Cases Reported

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Claims Four More Lives; 245 Cases Reported

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — The national meningitis outbreak continues to spread as health officials say the infection has killed four more people in Tennessee, Florida and Virginia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are now reporti…

CDC Reports Eighth Fungal Meningitis Death

CDC Reports Eighth Fungal Meningitis Death

Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Health officials estimate that 13,000 people may have been exposed to contaminated lots of an epidural steroid that has been linked to a rare fungal meningitis that has infected 105 people across nine states, ki…

Two More Die from the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Two More Die from the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — According to the Centers for Disease Control on Saturday, two more people have died from contracting fungal meningitis, which brings the death toll to seven.There are currently 64 cases of fungal meningitis reported by …

Firsthand Account of Afghan Insider Attacks as War Reaches 2,000 Dead

Firsthand Account of Afghan Insider Attacks as War Reaches 2,000 Dead

US Department of Defense(NEW YORK) — The war in Afghanistan — the nation’s longest — has now reached a grim milestone: 2,000 Americans killed in the country.The most recent of the 2,000 deaths — suspected to be an insider attack by Afghan for…

Plane Crash in Nepal Kills 19

Plane Crash in Nepal Kills 19

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — A plane carrying climbers to the Mount Everest region hit a vulture and crashed just after take-off in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, killing 19 onboard, including British and Chinese passengers.Villagers were unable to i…

Update from Police: Minn. Office Shooter Kills 4, Then Self

Update from Police: Minn. Office Shooter Kills 4, Then Self

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The shooter who opened fire at a Minnesota sign-making business killed four people before fatally shooting himself, according to police. The fatal shooting took place at Accent Signage Systems in the Bryn Mawr neighborh…

DOJ: No Charges in CIA Detainee Death Investigations

DOJ: No Charges in CIA Detainee Death Investigations

Wathiq Khuzaie/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. government said Thursday that it had closed its investigation into the alleged torture of more than 100 detainees held by the CIA in overseas prisons, and the deaths of two men who died while in CIA c…

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