How to write a will — and what happens when you die without one

Fans were shocked to learn Aretha Franklin didn't leave behind a will. Here's what will happen to her estate — and why you really, really need a will of your own.

The average black trans woman doesn’t live beyond 35. On my 34th birthday, I’m celebrating them too.

Our lives are being cut short at alarming rates.

Anthony Bourdain contemplates happiness, life and death in the ‘Parts Unknown’ season finale

The final episode was filmed in Bhutan, a country that's been called "the land of happiness."

Why you’re numb to the horrors in Syria, according to an empathy researcher

News of the war in Syria hasn't garnered much attention, despite record deaths from bombing and escalating violence. Here's what studies suggest limit human empathy — and what you can do about it.

Depression and work: Symptoms to watch for & how to manage your career despite heartbreak or anxiety

Your symptoms don't have to match the dictionary definition for "depression" in order for you to need help: Here's how to deal at work if you experience sadness, anxiety or other negative feelings.

The last baby orca to be born at SeaWorld dies after serious health issues

Kyara was the last baby orca to be born into SeaWorld's controversial breeding program.


10th person dies after 38 found locked in sweltering tractor-trailer outside Texas Walmart

8 were found dead at the scene; 2 more died after being rushed to the hospital in critical or serious condition.

Parents claim Texas teen livestreamed his suicide as part of deadly “Blue Whale” internet craze

The game is now linked to two deaths in America.

British police find the final “visible human remains” in Grenfell Tower fire

At least 80 people are dead, or missing and presumed dead.

German Bus Crash: 18 feared dead and dozens injured after fiery accident

At least 30 other people sustained injuries.

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Shooting: Here's what to know about confirmed gunman Henry Michael Bello

Henry Bello reportedly worked for Bronx-Lebanon Hospital prior to the shooting.

'Stranger Things' season 2 will follow up on Barb's death

It may not be exactly what fans have been hoping for though.

Family of Otto Warmbier declines autopsy

Otto Warmbier died Monday, shortly after being released from North Korea.

London Mosque Attack: Suspect identified as Darren Osborne

The suspect has been identified as 47-year-old Darren Osborne.

Carrie Fisher Autopsy Toxicology Results: Actress had cocaine, heroin and ecstasy in system

Her toxicology screening tested positive for several different drugs.

'Fear the Walking Dead' season 3, episode 4 delivers jaw-dropping ending for Daniel Salazar

Well, we certainly didn't see that coming.


Michelle Carter guilty in texting suicide death of boyfriend Conrad Roy III

A judge has ruled in the case of 20-year-old Michelle Carter.

Our burning questions before the 'Orange Is the New Black' season 5 premiere

Season four of 'Orange Is the New Black' ended on a pretty intense cliffhanger.

Kalief Browder's death reminds us of the link between depression and incarceration

The 22-year-old died by suicide two years ago Tuesday.

London attacks: Death toll now up to 8 after body recovered from Thames

A body has been recovered from the Thames River.

Diamond Reynolds on why she recorded Philando Castile: "People are not protected against the police"

"I wanted everyone to see, that if I died in front of my daughter, everyone would know the truth."

The 'Fear The Walking Dead' season 3 premiere showed a lot of guts with a shocking death

This was so unexpected, and I'm glad the show made a gutsy call.

Portland MAX stabbing: Suspect who killed two men defending Muslim women in custody

The deceased were reportedly trying to defend two Muslim women.

Chris Cornell Cause Of Death: Medical examiner, autopsy confirm suicide

Wayne County Medical Examiners Office confirms Chris Cornell's cause of death as suicide by hanging.

"In My Time of Dying" is the last song Chris Cornell sang, the lyrics have fans in tears

Fans are heartbroken over the lyrics of Chris Cornell's final song.

Two ICE detainees have died in Georgia in the span of two days

A tragic development in President Donald Trump's war on immigrants.

Chris Cornell's death a possible suicide, according to Detroit investigators

The 52-year-old musician died Wednesday night.

Penn State Hazing Death: Parents of Timothy Piazza say their son's death was "torture"

"It was horrific. This wasn't boys being boys."

Christopher Boykin Death: 'Big Black' of 'Rob & Big' dead at 45

Boykin died Tuesday morning.

Edward Crawford, Ferguson protest hero, found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound

“I didn’t throw a burning can back at police,” Edward Crawford has said about his act. “I threw it out of the way of children.”