A doctor and medical ethicist says parents who choose not to vaccinate their children should be liable, in the form of lawsuits, for anyone who becomes sick from their child. Dr. Art Caplan's comments come as New York City is fighting to contain a growing epidemic of the measles.
As the United States begins to withdraw from Afghanistan after more than a decade of military involvement, China is beginning to increase its presence, both diplomatically and financially.
A potato gun is a WMD. At least, the strict, plain-English definition of a weapon of mass destruction would include the old-fashioned potato gun. Through changes over the years, the definition of a WMD has been broadened -- and now prosecutors have all the power when it comes to charging people.
A bill that would ban abortions for women more than 20 weeks pregnant and could close down all but five abortion clinics in Texas was defeated Tuesday after a nearly 13-hour filibuster from State Senator Wendy Davis. Though she may have only delayed the inevitable, it brought her support from many around the country.
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that companies cannot patent parts of naturally-occurring human genes, a decision with the potential to profoundly affect the emerging and lucrative medical and biotechnology industries.
The United States still says Syrian government use of chemical weapons in its ongoing civil war would represent crossing a red line -- but at the moment the United States in unsure whether that line has been crossed. That's the latest after President Barack Obama spoke the media Tuesday.
Violent crime is down in Philadelphia, but officer-involved shootings are up. That dichotomy, and the number of officer-involved shootings this year, has led the Philadelphia police commissioner to call on the Federal Department of Justice to review the department's policies and training on use of force.
At least two terrorist attacks, including a plot against the New York Stock Exchange, were thwarted thanks to government surveillance programs, U.S. officials said at an Intelligence Committee meeting Tuesday. The government has been trying to reframe the conversation around the programs after their existence was made public by Edward Snowden.
A federal judge handed a victory to women's health advocates, saying that the federal government erred when it overruled a panel of scientists who recommended that Plan B One-Step be made available to women of all ages. He gave the government 30 days to change its policies.
The 113th Congress opened for business on Thursday and they're already embroiled in a controversy. House leaders, in the fact of fierce criticism, reversed course and said they'd schedule a vote for Friday on the first installment of relief for victims of Superstorm Sandy.