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After the Sandy Hook shooting, gun sales spiked — and so did accidental gun deaths

In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting, people bought lots of guns. That led rates of accidental firearm death to spike, especially among children.

We took a scientific look at whether weed or alcohol is worse for you — and there appears to be a winner

When contrasting weed and alcohol, there are lots of factors to consider, including effects on your heart, brain, and behavior. One seems to be worse for you.

Pence attacks the media for focusing on Trump’s failure to condemn white supremacists

Vice President Mike Pence echoed President Donald Trump's response to the protests in Charlottesville over the weekend and criticized the media's response.

Trump’s favorite target for anti-crime rhetoric may not deserve its violent reputation

"Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help," Trump tweeted. "1714 shootings in Chicago this year."

Threats against congressional lawmakers have already exceeded the number for all of last year

Members of Congress have already received more threats than they have during all of last year, writes Paul D. Irving, sergeant at arms.

The 2 men who were killed in a Portland knife attack have been identified

The victims died trying to deescalate a situation where Jeremy Christian was "ranting and raving" at two young Muslim women.

Venezuela admits homicides soared to 60 a day in 2016, making it one of the most violent countries in the world

A rare official announcement about crime rates indicates deadly violence in Venezuela soared to new highs in 2016.

Trump’s speech highlighted victims of crimes by immigrants — but a look at the data shows it’s incredibly rare

President Trump's speech to Congress highlighted victims allegedly killed by immigrants. But on foreign-born crime and terrorism, the facts aren't on his side.

Anti-government protests are sweeping through Ethiopia and turning deadly

At least 55 people, including one US citizen, died during a stampede following a clash between anti-government protesters and police in Ethiopia on Sunday.