| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:19 PM
A father was charged with killing his newborn son after the infant died of a massive infection 11 days after he suffered an internal injury while alone at home with his father, Cook County prosecutors said today.
Arthur Carpenter, 22, of the 100 block...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 7:23 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A long-awaited medical examiner’s report released Friday offered new details on the death of a woman who disappeared from her San Francisco General Hospital bed and was found in a nearby exterior stairwell 17 days later.
| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Police arrested a Costa Mesa man Tuesday for allegedly causing his elderly mother's death by leaving her lying in a puddle of urine on the bathroom floor for two days.
Robert Dickerman, 47, had been neglecting his 80-year-old mother, with whom he lived,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
A recent headline in the Wall Street Journal noted, "More doctors dismissing patients who refuse vaccines for their children." This story was especially interesting to me, as I now only accept new patients who plan to vaccinate their children.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I continue to read about people who get extremely sick or even die while in the hospital because of sepsis. What causes it? Isn't there a way to prevent it?
ANSWER: Sepsis is a serious, potentially life-threatening complication...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A Chicago woman has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for the death of her boyfriend, who died after she soaked him in gasoline and the fumes ignited.
Prosecutors said Sherry Ann Hartison, 45, had a history of threatening Allan Penny if he did not...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:19 AM
A Chicago man who had been accused of throwing a fire extinguisher off an Elgin parking garage, striking and killing a homeless man, has been acquitted of first-degree murder charges.
A Kane County jury deliberated more than two hours before returning...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:13 PM
A Chicago man who heaved a fire extinguisher from an Elgin parking garage set in motion the events that led to a homeless person's death, a prosecutor argued Monday at the man's murder trial.
Yancarlo Garcia, 24, of the 1100 block of North Lawndale...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 5:02 AM
Cieran Craig Kelso, an 8-year-old lad from England, and Winter the Dolphin, the tailess star of the movie Dolphin Tale, have a lot in common.
Clearwater tourism officials flew Cieran and his family from England to Florida for a surprise visit to the...
| May 24, 2013
| 5:41 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State wildlife regulators are reminding anglers that use of salmon eggs or minnows for bait is restricted in some waters to prevent the spread of a virus that's deadly to fish.
If you buy minnows for bait, the Michigan...
| May 15, 2013
| 5:40 AM
An angler Dan Mishler knows built a fish shelter in the waters of Lake Charlevoix in front of his house.
Over the winter, said Mishler, who is the president of the Lake Charlevoix Association, the man was ice fishing over that shelter. In the early...
| May 16, 2013
| 5:32 AM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dr. Kermit Gosnell proved a serene but solitary figure in the courtroom during his long murder trial, in contrast to the chaotic life he built as an inner-city doctor, abortion provider and father of six.
Jurors who convicted...