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Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy

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

Bill making sexual activity between mental health doctors and patients shelved

A bill that would have made sexual contact between a psychotherapist and his patients illegal was shelved today. Nicole Dion promised to come back to the Capitol again next year to fight for the passage of this bill in Louisiana.

Louisiana teen removed from life support after injury on high school football field

After three days in intensive care, a family had to make the painful decision to remove their 17-year-old from life support.

Abortion doctor convicted of murder waives appeal, avoids death sentence

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.

Federal safety officials consider lowering blood alcohol level that constitutes drunk driving to 0.05

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

Photographs give a glimpse of Ariel Castro's yard

Bicycles. Barbed wire.

Judge: Good cause for insanity plea in Aurora shootings

A judge said Monday there is good cause to let Colorado movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity. But Judge Carlos Samour Jr.

Unsatisfying sub provokes pickle assault

She apparently doesn't like pickles. A Massachusetts woman who ordered a steak-and-cheese sub at a subway station was so angry about "too many pickles" on her sandwich that she punched an employee and shoved two jars of pickles at her, transit pol

Police name suspect in New Orleans parade shooting

A suspect has been identified in a New Orleans parade shooting that left 19 people injured.

Parents worried about future of Belfair Elementary School

Parents and with their school board members spoke out Monday night about their concerns for the future of Belfair Elementary School.