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US soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, in March 2011.

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have killed at least 500,000 people, according to a new report that breaks down the toll

Brown University's Costs of War report even notes that the number of deaths are low because of the limits documenting death in conflict zones.

Births in 2017 the lowest in last 7 years and 2 diseases accounted for more than half of deaths last year: ICA

It was also disclosed that more males had passed away than females in 2017, and there were 94 recorded infant deaths.

A deadly drug epidemic sweeping the US has caused ER visits for overdoses to jump 30%

Every year, thousands of patients receive a prescription for drugs ranging from morphine to fentanyl — and every year thousands of people die from an overdose.

10 people who died in 2017 who reshaped the world

2017 saw a number of people who made a massive impact in world history, in both good ways and bad, pass away.
A view of The New Yorker's October 16, 2017 cover

The New Yorker evokes a powerful message about the Las Vegas shooting on its latest cover

The New Yorker previewed the cover of its October 16 issue with an evocative message following the horrific shooting on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday.

The botched Texas smuggling operation that killed 10 has become a flashpoint for the immigration debate

Ten people died after being transported in a sweltering tractor-trailer in an alleged human smuggling case that has prompted calls for immigration reform.

John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, has been laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery

Glenn died in December 2016 at the age of 95, after a long career that included serving as a Marine fighter pilot, a NASA astronaut and a US senator.

30 beloved stars who died in 2016

Many legends of Hollywood and beyond died in 2016, from music stars like Prince and George Michael to screen stars including Carrie Fisher.