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Freddie Gray officers suing prosecutor Marilyn Mosby

<b>(CNN) —</b> Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby is going from prosecutor to civil defendant in connection with the case of the death of Freddie Gray.<p>On Wednesday, Mosby announced that charges against three officers still facing trial were being dropped. Mosby gave only a statement, but had to …

Justice

4 Guardians Arrested for Allegedly Using Stun Gun to Punish Children for Not Doing Pushups

Police in Florida have arrested four adults for allegedly using a stun gun to discipline the children living in their care, PEOPLE confirms.<p>A total …

Court Says Orange County DA's Tactic To Disqualify Judge Who Exposed Misconduct Was 'Abusive'

Still, the justices ruled in favor of the DA office's ability to disqualify the judge.<p>LOS ANGELES ― Justices for a California appellate court said in an opinion Monday that a tactic used repeatedly by the beleaguered Orange County District Attorney’s Office to disqualify a judge who exposed their …

Are cats the ultimate weapon in public health?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nevin McCown knows he works a job most guys would envy, so as head brewer at Empirical Brewing, he never minded staying late to close up shop -- with one exception.<p>He'd turn off the equipment in the cavernous warehouse in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. He'd be packing up his gear …

Pets

Samuel L. Jackson Catches You Up On 'Game Of Thrones' Through The Magic Of Swearing

The idea of starting to watch <i>Game of Thrones</i> at this point, five seasons in, seems like an incredibly daunting task. With all that backstory and the …

TV Series

West Virginia girl still missing 3 weeks after floods

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — During the little rest James Phillips gets since his daughter vanished, his mind rumbles with flashes of horror.<p>In his …

We're in the middle of a cancer-treatment revolution — here's what's keeping us from beating the disease

With success stories like President Jimmy Carter, who declared he was cancer-free only a few months after sharing that he'd been diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, new immunotherapy treatments like the one he used are creating a sea change in the way cancer is treated.<p>While success stories abound, …

Assisted living worker accused of stealing antiques

MILWAUKEE — When the Thiensville Police Department arrived at Donald Derosier's doorstep, they weren't expecting much.<p>Derosier, they had been told, had stolen some antiques from a former resident at the Willowbrook Place Assisted Living facility, where Derosier worked as a maintenance man.<p>The …

Crime

Mom breaks down after seeing her 3-year-old do lockdown drill

<b>(CNN) —</b> At first, Stacey Feeley thought that her daughter was just being funny when she was standing on the toilet.<p>"I thought she was doing something cute," she told CNN's Rosemary Church in an interview.<p>But her mischievous 3-year-old was practicing a lockdown drill -- hiding from a potential …

Guns

The Feds could pull funding from Native American-run hospitals over shoddy conditions

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services — which administers health care programs for the needy, disabled and elderly — noted earlier this month that patients at Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota, are in "immediate jeopardy" of serious injury, harm, impairment or death, the</i> …

How the Politics of Abortion Could Affect Women Who Want to Be Tested for the Zika Virus

US officials are scrambling to deal with the potential spread of the virus, and some fear that the anti-abortion political climate will make things more complicated for pregnant women who want to be tested for it.<p>All Marie wanted was to get the Zika test.<p>Her husband was working in Cuba, and during …

Public Health

The drugs to execute criminals could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, California prison agency records show

Internal California prison agency records suggest the state might have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy execution drugs for lethal injection, according to documents released Tuesday by a civil liberties group.<p>Public records obtained by the ACLU of Northern California show that prison …

Hepatitis C-related deaths hit record high in U.S., CDC says

Deaths from the liver disease hepatitis C reached an all-time high in 2014, killing more Americans than HIV, tuberculosis and staph infections.<p>New data released Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that more Americans die now as a result of hepatitis C infection than …

Public Health

Medical Errors Are the Third Leading Cause of Death: Study

Heart disease, then cancer are the leading causes of death for Americans. Chronic lower respiratory diseases like bronchitis and emphysema take third …

Medicine

Medical errors are No. 3 cause of death in the U.S., after heart disease and cancer

Heart disease, cancer ... and medical errors?<p>A new tally of mistakes made in American hospitals suggests that medical errors are the No. 3 cause of death in the U.S. At least 250,000 deaths each year can be attributed to medical care that has gone awry, according to a report published Tuesday in …

Medicine

Exclusive: 'Unforgivable' failings in end-of-life care revealed as 40,000 dying patients subject to secret 'do not resuscitate' orders every year

As many as 40,000 patients a year are having “do not resuscitate orders” secretly imposed on them without their families ever being told, it can be disclosed.<p>A national audit of dying patients has highlighted a failure by authorities to tell relatives of plans put in place for their loved ones.<p>It …

Harvard mumps outbreak grows; dozens infected

<b>(CNN) —</b> Please stop infecting one another.<p>That is Harvard University's message to its students after a mumps outbreak left 40 people sick over the past two months.<p>The university first announced mumps cases in February, and infections have steadily increased despite efforts to isolate patients.<p>Paul …

Junior doctors' strike: All-out stoppage 'a bleak day'

<b>The first-ever all-out doctors' strike is a "bleak day", ministers say, but hospitals seem to be coping well during Tuesday's stoppage in England.</b><p>Junior doctors walked out of routine and emergency care at 08:00 BST.<p>The strike affects A&E, maternity and intensive care for the first time.<p>Health …

Food and Drug Administration Worried Yeast Infection Drug Causes Miscarriages

The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday it’s checking into a report that suggests a commonly used yeast infection pill may raise the risk of miscarriages and birth defects.<p>Pregnant women are already advised to use only creams or gels to treat yeast infections — which often worsen during …

FDA

DEA Plans To Decide Whether To Reschedule Marijuana By Mid-Year

The agency gave no clue whether it will remove pot from its Schedule 1 category of dangerous drugs.<p>The Drug Enforcement Administration plans to decide whether marijuana should reclassified under federal law in "the first half of 2016," the agency said in a letter to senators.<p>DEA, responding to a …

Global study lays groundwork for daily statin usage to prevent heart disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> In an effort to reduce cardiovascular disease, which causes 18 million deaths globally per year and affects more than 1 billion adults worldwide, researchers are suggesting the daily usage of cholesterol lowering drugs, called statins, according to a study released in the New England …

Sneaky-ass bird scares dude just trying to make a funny video

Some birds have no chill.<p>Twitter user Dylan Higgs was investigating noises in an air vent when the culprit suddenly showed its beak.<p>While Higgs …

Birds

More Armed forces personnel calling confidential helpline

<b>A confidential helpline has seen a nearly 90% increase in requests for help from serving military personnel, an armed forces charity has said.</b><p>SSAFA said there were more than 3,000 calls to Forcesline from serving troops last year, up from 1,600 in 2014.<p>The service was set up at the Army's request …

Hospitals in 4 states warn of possible exposure to hepatitis, HIV

<b>(CNN) —</b> The investigation started when someone allegedly saw a surgical tech slip a syringe filled with a powerful pain medication off a cart in a Colorado operating room.<p>Now, it's extended to include hospitals in at least three other states.<p>In Colorado, Arizona, California and Washington, nearly …

Public Health

17 funny, short, cute cat quotes with pictures

<b>Do you love cats? If you do, you will be overwhelmed by these funny, short and cute Cat Quotes with pictures. Like a faithful friend, cats make you</b> …

Cute

CDC issues new pain pill guidelines amid epidemic of overdose deaths

Doctors should be more cautious about prescribing narcotic painkillers except in the most extreme cases, federal regulators announced Tuesday, in an attempt to slow down the nationwide epidemic of overdose deaths.<p>The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged physicians to have their …

These plastic-eating bacteria could help cut down on waste

Recycling is <i>so</i> 20th century. According to one new study, there could be a new way to cut down on plastic waste: bacteria that consume one of the major components of our old bottles and clothes.<p>The study, published Thursday in Science, focuses on a newly-discovered bacterium called <i>Ideonella</i> …