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Parents should read aloud to infants every day, pediatricians say

It's hard to keep up with so many statistics about modern parenting, but here's one that floored me when I heard it a few years ago: By 4, children living in poverty hear 30 million fewer words than children in higher income households,

Louisiana family in mourning after finding cat cut in half

It's a crime that's hard to believe and it happened right here in our own backyard. A family pet, intentionally killed, and it's gruesome.

Michael Jackson's legacy five years later: Music, family and 'What if?'

Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009, in a desperate search for sleep as he prepared for a comeback tour that he hoped would pull him out of deep debt and restore his reputation as the world's top entertainer.

Beach 'superstars' -- and the not-so stellar

Beach bums beware: 10% of water samples collected from U.S. beaches failed to meet the government benchmark for swimmer safety, according to a new report.

Does cereal have too many vitamins for kids?

Most parents are concerned about their kids getting enough vitamins. Should they also worry about giving their kids too much?

Heatstroke: A summer danger

Heatstroke deaths often surge in summer months as temperatures rise.

Supreme Court: Police need warrant to search cellphones

The Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled that police may not search the cell phones of criminal suspects upon arrest without a warrant -- a sweeping endorsement for privacy rights.

KFC: No evidence girl with scarred face asked to leave restaurant

It was a heart-wrenching story. A Mississippi grandmother said she brought her 3-year-old granddaughter into a KFC in Jackson earlier this year.

Superstar team takes on 'Superman'

After celebrating his 75th anniversary last year and getting rebooted for the big screen, what would DC Comics do for an encore for the Man of Steel (at least until his next movie, "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice")?

preme Court: Police need warrant to search cell phones

The Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled that police may not search the cell phones of criminal suspects upon arrest without a warrant -- a sweeping endorsement for privacy rights.