Holy guacamole! Avocado shortage

Scientists predict avocado shortage

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (CNN) — A dire prediction for guacamole lovers. Avocados are already in short supply because of an ongoing drought in California. And sci...…
Aerials over the explosion damage (WPVI/CNN)

1 dead, 7 hurt in NJ explosion after gas line leak

A gas leak and subsequent explosion leveled one house and damaged dozens of others at a suburban town house development Tuesday, killing one resident and injuring seven workers.…
In this Feb. 7, 2014 photo, Matt Figi hugs and tickles his once severely-ill 7-year-old daughter Charlotte, as they wander around inside a greenhouse for a special strain of medical marijuana known as Charlotte's Web, which was named after the girl early in her treatment, in a remote spot in the mountains west of Colorado Springs, Colo. A few years ago, Charlotte's doctors were out of ideas to help her. Suffering from a rare disorder known as Dravet’s syndrome, Charlotte had as many as 300 grand mal seizures a week, was confined to a wheelchair, went into repeated cardiac arrest and could barely speak. Now Charlotte is largely seizure-free, able to walk, talk and feed herself, with her parents attributing her dramatic improvement to this strain of medical cannabis. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Doctors call for more study of pot for seizures

A medical group of epilepsy experts on Monday called on the federal government to reconsider classifying marijuana as a dangerous drug so its impact on seizures can be...…
This handout photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, provided by The Rockefeller University, shows Elana Simon, 18, of New York, pictured in a laboratory at The Rockefeller University in New York. The teen survivor of a rare liver cancer spearheaded a study, published Thursday in the journal Science, that led a team of researchers to find a gene flaw involved with the disease. (AP Photo/Zach Veilleux, The Rockefeller University)

Teen helps scientists study her own rare disease

WASHINGTON (AP) — First the teenager survived a rare cancer. Then she wanted to study it, spurring a study that helped scientists find a weird gene flaw that might play a...…
Deaf toddler hears for the first time

Deaf toddler hears for the first time

PLANO, TX (KTVT/CNN) – Like most toddlers, Kendall Johnson squeals, gurgles and fusses – but she’s making noises that she can’t hear. “Most of the...…