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Vester Flanagan told to seek medical help by Virginia TV station, say memos

The Guardian has obtained internal memos from 2012 sent to gunman that outline ‘aggressive’ behaviour making colleagues feel ‘threatened’<p>Virginia shooting: what we know so far<p>Vester Flanagan, the gunman who killed two journalists in Virginia, was told by his bosses to seek medical help after …

Greek coast recovers five bodies after two migrant boats capsize

Greek and Turkish coast guard vessels recovered five bodies after two boats carrying refugees or migrants capsized in separate incidents off the Turkish coast and a Greek island Monday.<p>Greece's coast guard recovered the bodies of two men, rescued six people and was searching for at least five more …

North Africa

13 Kinds Of Fries That Aren't Potatoes, But Are Just As Delicious

Life's too short to only fry potatoes.<p>We've got nothing against a classic potato fry here. If anything, we adore french fries, and for countless reasons. They're the perfect ketchup vessel. They taste just as good at 4 a.m. and the next day, too, when you realize you left them on the kitchen …

Oh my baize! New cue sport LOOP turns pool on its head

Why I built Britain’s first elliptical pool table, for the game of LOOP, which will have its inaugural championship at the Port Eliot Festival later this month.<p>When I began writing about maths I had no idea that it would lead me to the glamorous world of indoor sports.<p>But while I was researching my …

Paula Deen Just Posted A Picture Of Her Son In Brownface On Twitter

The tweet, a tone-deaf homage to I Love Lucy, has since been deleted and the social media manager responsible has been fired.

NASA's Curiosity rover has captured a gorgeous blue Martian sunset

The Red Planet has a blue streak. NASA's Curiosity rover has been traveling along the Mars surface by its lonesome for nearly 1,000 days now (which has done terrible things to its complexion). Last month, while it was taking a break inside the Gale Crater, the rover looked up at the sky between …

Space data protect whales from ships

A new tool tracks the locations of whales along the U.S. west coast, in order to decrease the chances of whales colliding with ships or getting …

Why scientists put dinosaur snouts on chickens - Futurity

Researchers have transformed chicken embryos to give them snouts and palates similar to those of small dinosaurs like Velociraptor and Archaeopteryx.

Chickens

Russian rocket mishap lengthens ISS crew's stay

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will have to hang out there a little longer. Last month's failed resupply mission raised concerns that the problem might also affect spacecrafts carrying people. The three ISS crew members scheduled to return this week — NASA's Terry Virts, ESA's …

Space Exploration

Tony Robinson Shooting: No Charges for Wisconsin Police Officer

The Madison, Wisconsin, cop who shot and killed unarmed teenager Tony Terrell Robinson Jr. won't face charges, the prosecutor said Tuesday.<p>Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne called the shooting of Robinson, 19, on March 6 by Officer Matt Kenny a "lawful use of deadly police force," saying …

Law Enforcement

Autopsy: Tulsa man's lungs collapsed after he was shot by reserve deputy

An autopsy has revealed that the man who was mistakenly shot and killed by a reserve sheriff's deputy in Tulsa County, Okla., suffered two collapsed lungs and a broken rib and was under the influence of drugs, according to a report from the state medical examiner's office.<p>Eric Harris, 44, died of a …

Law Enforcement