Iraqi Forces Advance Near Mosul as IS Attacks Western Town
Iraqi Kurdish forces have pushed toward Mosul, cordoning off eight villages and coming within 9 kilometers (5 ½ miles) of the northern city held by the Islamic State group, which staged an attack in a western town hundreds of miles away
The Latest: Turkish Says Its Artillery Aiding Iraq Kurds
Turkey's prime minister says Turkish artillery has begun aiding Kurdish forces in their operation to liberate the town of Bashiqa, northeast of Mosul, from the Islamic State group
Zika 'Syndrome': Health Problems Mount as Babies Turn 1
Brazilian doctors are seeing unusual new health problems among infants born to mothers who had been infected with the Zika virus during their pregnancies
Arkansas Investigates Mumps Outbreak With More Than 400 Possible Cases
The Arkansas Department of Health is investigating a mumps outbreak that may have infected hundreds of people. A total of 427 suspected cases of mumps are being investigated in the state, with the majority of them children, the department reported on Friday . More than 30 schools in the state have
Making the Journey: A Look at the Plight of the World's Refugees
ABC News' Serena Marshall is at the Doctors Without Borders Exhibit on the global refugee crisis in Washington, DC.
Obama Welcomes Team USA to White House
President Obama welcomed Team USA to the White House today, congratulating them not only for their gold, silver and bronze medals but also for their representation of a diverse set of ideals that inspired Americans during the Rio Summer Games.
'Anti-Vaxxer' Mom Changes Mind After Her Three Kids Fall Ill
Kristen O'Meara chose not to vaccinate her young daughters as she was a big believer in anti-vaccination research. That changed when all three were stricken with a case of rotavirus, which causes acute stomach distress. "It was awful and it didn't have to happen because I could have had them
'Alternate' Vaccine Doctor Robert Sears Accused of Gross Negligence
A California pediatrician, known partly for his controversial views on immunization schedules, faces the possible suspension of his license after the executive director of the California Medical Board accused him of being “grossly negligent in his care and treatment” of a child patient. Dr. Robert
Why Parents Aren't Vaccinating Their Kids, According to New Study
The belief that vaccines cause autism -- which has been debunked by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others -- is no longer the primary reason parents are refusing vaccines for their children, according to a new study today from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) .