| May 21, 2014
| 5:34 PM
When a storage tank spilled an obscure coal-cleaning chemical into the water supply in West Virginia in January, officials ultimately told 300,000 people not to use the water.
Charleston was the largest city affected, as well as the source of the spill....
| Jan 19, 2012
| 1:41 PM
In a step into the spotlight on a prominent stage, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will attend the World Economic Forum annual meeting next week in Davos, Switzerland - a prestigious conference that draws world leaders in various fields.
The University of...
| Jan 7, 2012
Nearly 20 years after he was imprisoned, Juan Rivera walked out of Stateville Correctional Center and into a throng of jubilant family members Friday evening after he was exonerated in the murder of a Waukegan baby sitter.
His release came less than...
| Jan 8, 2012
For brief moments, Cassie Stanley can forget her precarious relationship with death.
She forgot on Christmas morning when her family opened presents. At other times, she forgets by immersing herself in watching the Bulls or Cubs on TV in her family's...
| Jan 6, 2012
When Carla Clark's cellphone rang, she assumed the news was bad. The phone number displayed on the caller ID belonged to the probation officer for her daughter, Melissa.
It was the last Tuesday of December, the day Melissa was scheduled to be taken...
| Sep 15, 2011
Melissa Clark sat wide-eyed and agitated in a visiting room at Cook County Jail's Cermak Hospital, rocking her right leg so vigorously that her entire body shook.
Why can't you bail me out? she repeatedly pleaded to her mother.
Carla Clark leaned...
| Jan 6, 2012
Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. -- many of them children -- were coming down with whooping cough each year when vaccines against "this menace," as one newspaper called it, were introduced in the 1930s and 1940s.
"Childhood Cough Is Given...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 2:18 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Getting a legal abortion is much safer than giving birth, suggests a new U.S. study published Monday.
Researchers found that women were about 14 times more likely to die during or after giving birth to a live baby than to...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Upon learning they are pregnant, most women dutifully nix the alcohol, sushi and caffeine.
But what about antidepressants?
Headlines about the potential risks of antidepressants on a developing fetus, including miscarriage, premature birth and newborn...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 11:41 AM
"Being in therapy is great," comedian Caroline Rhea once joked. "I spend an hour just talking about myself. It's kinda like being the guy on a date."
It's not a bad analogy — the dating one — when you're setting out to find a therapist. You...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 8:53 AM
Q: I suffer from chronic back pain that requires ongoing pain medication, but the medication only works for two to three hours at a time. Years ago, I had gastric bypass surgery. How does this surgery affect how medications work? Is it true that it can...