Headlines about America's drug crisis have long centered on opioids such as heroin and fentanyl. But a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paints a more complicated picture of the drug crisis.
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A 16-year-old Guatemalan immigrant has died in US custody, days after arriving at an Office of Refugee Resettlement shelter.
Days after four members of a Sikh family were found shot dead in their Ohio apartment, authorities say they're trying to find out who shot them, and why they were killed.
Thousands gathered Wednesday evening on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, holding candles in memory of victims of this week's shooting.
What do we say to the god of death?
A Georgia stepmother is set to become the state's only female death row inmate after she was convicted this week of starving her 10-year-old stepdaughter to death.
For the past 467 days, Zei Uwadia has been hospitalized on life support -- but that hasn't kept the quiet-natured teenager from walking, eating her favorite foods or even doing planks as exercise.
The young man accused of killing five people in Louisiana was arrested Sunday morning in Richmond County, Virginia, after briefly pointing a weapon at deputies, Sheriff Steve Smith said.
A regular serving of fried chicken or fish is associated with a higher risk of death from any cause except cancer, according to a new study done in postmenopausal women in the United States.
Three men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a rookie northwestern Louisiana police officer, including a man who was the officer's boyfriend and father of her child, authorities say.
A judge has found three Chicago police officers not guilty of covering up details in the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager.
Doing less sitting and more moving is tied to living longer, according to a new study.
People who eat diets that are high in fiber have lower risk of death and chronic diseases such as stroke or cancer compared with people with low fiber intake, a new analysis found.
LaPorsha Washington was embraced by family and community members before she addressed the crowd gathered at a Houston-area Walmart on Saturday, not far from where her 7-year-old daughter Jazmine Barnes was gunned down earlier this week.
Authorities in Texas are working through a steady stream of tips as they seek to track down the "violent, heinous killer" of a 7-year-old girl, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Wednesday.
Last year Ifeanyi Ugokwe was arrested and locked up for weeks. His crime: he tried to take his own life.
A man suspected of killing police officer Ronil Singh this week in Newman, California, has been arrested, Deputy Blake Edwards with the Kern County Sheriff's Office said Friday.
The number of people shot dead at a church in the Brazilian city of Campinas this week has risen to five, officials said Wednesday.
The recommended amount of sleep for adults is six to eight hours a night. Sleeping more than those hours is associated with an increased risk of death and cardiovascular diseases, says a global study published Wednesday in the European Heart Journal.
The UK has a higher death rate from respiratory illnesses than other developed Western nations, according to a new study.
Some Pittsburgh polling stations on Tuesday handed out voting stickers that reflected the mood of a grieving and healing city.
The parents of a 9-year-old girl who was declared brain dead by a Fort Worth, TX, hospital, have been denied a temporary restraining order extension that would keep their daughter on life support, a judge ruled Wednesday.
We've all heard exercise helps you live longer. But a new study goes one step further, finding that a sedentary lifestyle is worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease.
Ariel Winter has teased which character is set to die on her hit ABC series, "Modern Family."