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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows death row inmate Thomas Whitaker. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, unanimously recommended the death sentence of Whitaker be commuted to life. Whitaker is set for lethal injection Thursday, Feb. 22, for masterminding the fatal shootings of his mother and brother at their suburban Houston home in 2003. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP, File)
February 22, 2018 - 7:46 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday spared the life of a convicted killer shortly before the man's scheduled execution for masterminding the fatal shootings of his mother and brother. In sparing the life of Thomas "Bart" Whitaker about an hour before he was scheduled for...
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Bill Gurolnick rides his bike near his home in Northbrook, Ill., on Feb. 20, 2018. Gurolnick, who turns 87 in March 2018, is participating in a study at Northwestern University that researchers hope will help them understand why some people in their 80s and 90s are able to keep the same sharp memory as someone 20 or 30 years younger. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
February 22, 2018 - 11:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these "superagers" to uncover their secret. The work is the flip side of the disappointing hunt for new...
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This handout photo issued by the National Crime Agency shows Dr Matthew Falder. A judge in Britain has on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 sentenced a prolific pedophile to 38 years in prison in what is being described as a watershed moment for authorities coming to grips with technology’s ability to spread depravity. Geophysicist Matthew Falder admitted 137 offenses, including blackmail and encouraging the rape of a child.
February 19, 2018 - 10:31 am
LONDON (AP) — A judge in Britain has sentenced a prolific pedophile to 32 years in prison in what is being described as a watershed moment for authorities coming to grips with technology's ability to spread depravity. Geophysicist Matthew Falder admitted 137 offenses, including blackmail and...
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February 13, 2018 - 2:00 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas father and husband who is fighting efforts to deport him to Bangladesh was taken off a plane that was flying him back to his native country and is being held at a detention center in Hawaii, his attorneys said Tuesday. Federal immigration officials put Syed Ahmed...
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Linda Kosuda-Bigazzi, 70, center, appears at Bristol Superior court for a hearing on a murder charge, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 in Bristol, Conn. Linda Kosuda-Bigazzi is charged with murder in the death of her husband, Dr. Pierluigi Bigazzi, a professor of laboratory science and pathology at UConn Health. (Patrick Raycraft/Hartford Courant via AP, Pool)
February 13, 2018 - 12:48 pm
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A University of Connecticut scientist was arraigned Tuesday on charges that she murdered her husband, a UConn doctor whose body may have been left inside their home since June. Linda Kosuda-Bigazzi, 70, declined comment as she entered Bristol Superior court for the hearing on...
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The President's FY19 Budget is on display after arriving on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 12, 2018 - 1:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's proposed 2019 budget (all times local): 1:40 p.m. President Donald Trump's infrastructure plan is receiving a frosty response from Democratic members of Congress. The president's plan would use $200 billion in federal money to leverage local...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2017 file photo, Patrick Stewart arrives at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Stewart was so moved by the inventors and inventions being honored by the motion picture academy Saturday night, Feb. 10, 2018, that he offered a spontaneous recitation of a scene from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The venerable actor hosted the academy’s annual Scientific and Technical Awards ceremony, an untelevised dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, and he closed the evening by going off-script with Puck’s plea in defense of art. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
February 11, 2018 - 2:58 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Stewart was so inspired by the inventors and inventions being honored by the motion picture academy Saturday night that he offered a spontaneous recitation of a scene from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The venerable actor hosted the academy's annual...
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This photo taken Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, shows Michelle Carr, a nurse and new mother living in Kittery, Maine, holding a dead lizard that she found and while eating a fresh salad, recently. Carr said she bought a bag of store-brand romaine lettuce at a supermarket in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Jan. 26. The lettuce was distributed by a California company. A supermarket spokeswoman said it notified the supplier.. (Rich Beauchesne/Portsmouth Herald via AP)
February 09, 2018 - 1:41 pm
ROMANIAN STUDY: HALF-DAY OLD SNOW IS SAFE TO EAT BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — How safe is it to eat snow? A Romanian university has published the results of just such a study. The 2017 experiment showed it was safe to eat snow that was a half-day old, and safer to eat it in the colder months. But by...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, Brian Madeux, starts to receive the first human gene editing therapy for Hunter syndrome, as his girlfriend Marcie Humphrey, left, applauds at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland, Calif. At right is nurse practitioner Jacqueline Madden. Gene editing aims to permanently change someone's DNA to try to cure a disease. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
February 06, 2018 - 7:33 pm
A second patient has been treated in a historic gene editing study in California, and no major side effects or safety issues have emerged from the first man's treatment nearly three months ago, doctors revealed Tuesday. Gene editing is a more precise way to do gene therapy, and aims to permanently...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2017, file photo, containers of Roundup, a weed killer made by Monsanto, is seen on a shelf at a hardware store in Los Angeles. Republican lawmakers are threatening to cut off U.S. funding for the World Health Organization’s cancer research program over its finding that the glyphosate herbicide Roundup is probably carcinogenic to humans. House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith said Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, that the 2015 conclusion by the International Agency for Research on Cancer was fundamentally flawed and relied on cherry-picked science. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
February 06, 2018 - 5:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers are threatening to cut off U.S. funding for the World Health Organization's cancer research program over its finding that the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup is probably carcinogenic to humans. House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith said...
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