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Boston fire chief gets vote of 'no confidence' in handling of bombings

Thirteen out of 14 Boston deputy fire chiefs have signed a letter of "no confidence" in Fire Chief Steve Abraira's handling of the Boston Marathon bombings, a source with knowledge of the situation told CNN Tuesday night.

High-tech tools for STDs

At any given time, 110 million Americans have a sexually transmitted infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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

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

Popular psychologist Joyce Brothers dies

Popular American psychologist Joyce Brothers has died, her daughter said Monday. She was 85. "She passed away peacefully and in her home ... with her family all around her," Lisa Brothers said.

Fox confirms '24's' return, announces fall 2013 lineup

The answer to the question of whether "24" could return to Fox is now an unequivocal "yes."