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Does Botox affect the ability to parent?

TV personality Kelly Ripa recently told In Touch Weekly she uses Botox possibly as often as she trims her nails. She also said her kids are useful gauges for when it's time for a tune-up.

BPA linked to children's obesity

The chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA, has a long and controversial history.

Colorado shooting suspect to appear in court as new charges sought

The man accused of spraying bullets in a crowded Colorado movie theater, leaving 12 dead and 58 wounded, is scheduled to attend a court hearing Thursday as prosecutors seek additional charges.

Official to testify on 'Fast and Furious' report, which slaps 14 at Justice, ATF

The Inspector General of the Department of Justice, whose office published the report on the botched gun probe "Operation Fast and Furious," will testify Thursday before a House oversight committee a day after the report's release

Apple's secret plan to join iPhones with airport security

What if you found yourself stuck alone at a faraway airport -- with no money, credit cards or ID? How easily could you fly back home again?

Report on controversial gun running operation expected soon

The long-awaited report on the controversial gun-trafficking operation known as Fast and Furious may be issued by the Justice Department inspector general as early as Wednesday.

Chicago teachers vote to suspend strike, resume classes

Hundreds of thousands of Chicago schools students will return to class Wednesday after the teachers' union voted to suspend its sometimes acrimonious strike that lasted about a week.

NASA's last space shuttle to take wing to its retirement home

NASA managers will conduct a final review of space shuttle Endeavour early Wednesday before sending it on a cross-country flight from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Los Angeles, where the now-retired spacecraft will be put on display.

Darius Rucker to perform at L'auberge benefit concert for OLOL Children's Hospital

L’Auberge Baton Rouge will host a private concert to benefit Our Lady of the Lake’s Children’s Hospital.

Federal agency says 2012 is the hottest year on record

The first eight months of 2012 were the hottest ever recorded in the continental United States and the summer period of June, July and August was the third hottest ever, the National Climatic Data Center reported Monday.