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The Ethics Of Being Brain Dead: Doctors And Bioethicists Discuss Jahi McMath And Marlise Munoz

(RNS) The cases of two young women — a California teen and a pregnant Texas mother — have generated sympathy for their families, but also have left some doctors and bioethicists upset about their treatment.<p>Many doctors are questioning continued medical procedures on a 13-year-old girl declared …

Whitey Bulger jailhouse love letters revealed as he's moved to Arizona

Former South Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger was transferred to a high-security federal penitentiary in Arizona as the Boston Globe revealed an emotional exchange of prison love letters between Bulger and the woman with whom he lived in hiding for years.<p>Bulger, 84, is at USP Tucson, …

Bullsh*t! Journalists Prohibited From Shooting Video With Drones, Says FAA

In November of last year, the <i>New York Times</i> weighed in heavily about the journalistic benefits of remote-operated drones. The article highlighted …

Blaze destroys ancient Tibetan town dubbed 'Shangri-La'

Inferno rips through 1,300-year-old Tibetan community, which had been pin-pointed as the location of the mythical Shangri-La in James Hilton's novel The Lost Horizon<p>A ten-hour inferno has destroyed the ancient Tibetan town which, according to the Chinese government, was the earthly incarnation of …

McAuliffe offers olive branch to GOP

RICHMOND, Va. — Terry McAuliffe, the legendary Democratic fundraiser and political fixer, had a message for Republicans during his rain-drenched inauguration Saturday as Virginia’s governor: Let’s make a deal.<p>With a Republican-controlled General Assembly and control of the state Senate up for grabs …

Climate change affects bee population

In the last few years, a third of the bee population has been lost in Europe. According to the Croatia's National Beekeeper’s Association, there are 9,000 bee keepers with a bee population of nearly 500,000.<p>In Croatia, unseasonably warm weather is causing bees to come out of hibernation earlier in …

Ten US Air Force officers investigated over drugs

<b>The US Air Force is now investigating 10 officers at six military bases for alleged illegal drug possession, service officials report.</b><p>Nine lieutenants and a captain at bases in the US and Britain have been implicated in the investigation.<p>Two nuclear launch control officers at Malmstrom Air Force …

Military

Egypt army chief al-Sisi 'may run for president'

<b>Egypt's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will run for president if the people request it and the military supports the bid, state media quote him saying.</b><p>"If I nominate myself, there must be a popular demand, and a mandate from my army," state paper Al-Ahram quoted him as telling Egyptian …

'Handful of people' admitted to hospitals after West Virginia spill

West Virginia health officials said Saturday that several people have been admitted to hospitals for chemical-related symptoms following a solvent leak into the area's water supply that has left more than 300,000 residents unable to use tap water.<p>Seventy-three people have gone to area emergency …