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FDA aims to tighten control of hydrocodone

One person dies every 19 minutes from a prescription drug overdose in the United States.

U.S., Pakistan had secret agreement on dozens of drone strikes

Pakistani officials have for years secretly endorsed the U.S. drone program, even picking out at least one target for such an attack, according to a Washington Post report. Neither the White House, the U.S.

Did 'White Widow' Samantha Lewthwaite spy on Kenya mall?

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNN) -- Only last week Kenya police sources say officers investigating the Westgate mall massacre were called to a meeting to explain why Samantha Lewthwaite, the so-called "White Widow," continues to elude them. The pressure is on

Lawyer: San Francisco hospital staffer saw body in stairwell days earlier

A worker at San Francisco General Hospital alerted a supervisor about a body in a stairwell four full days before the facility announced that a long-missing patient's body had been found in the same locale, a lawyer for the patient's fa

FDA aims to tighten control on commonly prescribed painkillers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing new restrictions that would change regulations for some of the most commonly prescribed narcotic painkillers on the market today. The reclassification would affect hydrocodone combination pills,

JonBenet Ramsey case: Years later, court to release documents with new details

The little beauty queen pranced across the stage and into America's heart 17 years ago. In heavy makeup, almost like a real-life doll, her images captivated the nation with every strut, every twirl, every wave.

Teacher's assistant accidently sends nude photos to entire class

A teacher's assistant at the University of Iowa got a lot of unwanted attention after accidentally sending nude pictures of herself to her students.

Toddlers raped, murdered in crime-ridden township

Two little girls, full of life and loved by their families were kidnapped, raped and murdered. This horrible incident happened in a crime-ridden Township in Johannesburg, South Africa.

11-year-old arrested after allegedly bringing gun, 400 rounds to school

Vancouver (KCPQ) -- Police arrested an 11-year-old student at Frontier Middle School Wednesday on an attempted murder charge after officers located a handgun, more than 400 rounds of ammunition, and multiples knives that they said he had brought to t

McDonald's helps workers get food stamps

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- McDonald's workers should have no problem qualifying for government programs like food stamps and heating assistance. The hamburger chain pretty much admits that in a call made by a worker to "McResources"-- a helpline set u