Eighth of Americans know someone who couldn't afford health care, died

More than 13% of Americans -- about 34 million people -- say a friend or family member recently passed away in the last five years after being unable to afford treatment for a condition, according to a new poll from Gallup and West Health.

Eastern equine encephalitis claims second victim in Massachusetts

Another person who was infected with Eastern equine encephalitis has died, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said on Friday. The patient was a man in his 70s who lived in Bristol County in southeastern Massachusetts.

Hip fractures deadly for many seniors

The news an elderly relative has broken a hip tends to sound alarm bells, perhaps more than breaking another bone would. That's because a hip fracture dramatically increases an older person's risk of death.

'It could be any day now': Why how you die matters

It's approaching 1 a.m. in Bilborough, a suburb of the British city of Nottingham. Peter Naylor, 70, is slumped in his bed, only yards from the front door of his small bungalow.

2nd man who died in Democratic donor's home overdosed on meth

The second man found dead in Democratic donor Ed Buck's West Hollywood home in January died as a result of a methamphetamine overdose, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Monday. The death has been ruled accidental.

Tiger kills potential mate on first date

An endangered Sumatran tiger was mauled to death at London Zoo on Friday, just moments after it was introduced to a potential mate for the first time.

Questions raised about James Brown's death

At least 13 people who knew James Brown have said they want an autopsy or a criminal investigation of his death, according to a new CNN investigative series.

William ‘Bill' Coors dies at 102

William "Bill" Coors, the former chairman of Adolph Coors Co. and grandson of the company's founder, has died at 102, The Associated Press reported.