New York Police Department has arrested a man in the shooting deaths of three New York City shopkeepers, according to Commissioner Raymond Kelly.
Superstorm Sandy left the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island national monuments with enough infrastructure damage to keep them closed, the National Park Service said Wednesday. Both locations have been closed since October 29, when a rare mix of converging, destructive weather made landfall in the Northeast.
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is often associated with the wandering minds and erratic behavior of schoolchildren, but it can have serious consequences for adults as well. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that people with ADHD who are on medications for the condition are less likely to commit crimes.
A new study suggests that mammograms find some tumors that wouldn't be a problem. Researchers say mammograms also fail to catch some dangerous tumors. The American Cancer Society says the study must be "viewed with caution."
The Department of Energy is putting federal money behind the development of small-scale nuclear reactors that supporters say are cheaper, safer and easier to build, though the design still needs federal approval.
Art Ginsburg, who as "Mr. Food" demonstrated recipes and cooking tips in 90-second segments for millions of TV viewers over more than 30 years, died Wednesday of cancer, a company official said.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a voluntary recall of a craft kit to create a foam pumpkin turkey following concerns the magnets included with the seasonal adult product could pose a hazard if ingested by small children.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress effective Wednesday, citing the need to spend time "restoring my health." Jackson, 47, announced his resignation in a letter sent to House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday. Jackson, 47, who has been treated for what he described last month as "several serious health issues," is the subject of several investigations. Voters in his South Side Chicago district re-elected him for a 10th two-year term this month, despite his legal and health troubles.
As congressional leaders and President Barack Obama search for common ground to tame the national debt as the weeks dwindle down to end of the year, House Speaker John Boehner said the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare, must be included in deficit negotiations.
Obama for America, the name of the president's re-election campaign, is already at work in an adjusted role as a policy advocate for President Barack Obama's second term. Those on the campaign email list likely received a message Wednesday from the group, explaining the consequences of the so-called fiscal cliff and the president's plan in the ongoing negotiations to avert the economic disaster.