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Grand jury begins work in Ohio rape investigation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury on Tuesday began investigating whether other laws were broken in the case of a 16-year-old girl raped by two high school football players after an alcohol-fueled party last summer.<p>One of the questions before the 14-person panel meeting in Steubenville in eastern …

Thousands want to take one-way trip to Mars, but will you pay their way?

Organizers of the Dutch-based Mars One project opened up their website on Monday to take applications for a one-way trip to Mars in 2022.<p>That's right: These astronauts won't be coming back. The idea is to jump-start a permanent settlement on Mars, with more supplies and settlers arriving every …

Battlefield 'killer robots' almost a reality, campaigners warn

Autonomous robots with the power to make decisions about killing human beings are under development, and their use raises worrying questions about morality and accountability in war, human rights campaigners warn.<p>A human rights agency has raised concerns about the advent of "killer robots", capable …

Supreme Court Asks: Can Human Genes Be Patented?

Same-sex marriage got huge headlines at the Supreme Court last month, but in the world of science and medicine, the case being argued on Monday is far more important. The lawsuit deals with a truly 21st century issue — whether human genes may be patented.<p>Myriad Genetics, a Utah biotechnology …

Turkish composer and pianist convicted of blasphemy on Twitter

A Turkish court has convicted pianist and composer Fazil Say of blasphemy and inciting hatred over a series of comments he made on Twitter last …

71% of Facebook Users Engage in 'Self-Censorship'

Men self-censored more than women -- particularly if they had large numbers of male friends.<p>Most Americans now know the feeling of typing something into a social media input box, thinking again, and deciding against posting whatever it was. But while it certainly <i>seemed</i> like a widespread phenomenon, …

Pulitzer Prizes Awarded

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The winners of this year's Pulitzer Prizes were announced this afternoon, in all 21 categories, …

A Prisoner Calls President Obama Out on Guantanamo Bay

A man held prisoner for more than a decade describes the abuse he's suffered at the hands of the present administration.<p>Reuters<p>He is doing a historic wrong.<p>Glenn Greenwald details his particular role in Gitmo, and the way that some of his supporters obscure it. "The people in the faction who spent …

After a High-Profile Rape, Rio Cuts Vans Used by Its Poor

Rather than improving police accountability, the city inexplicably took away an important source of transportation.<p>RIO DE JANEIRO -- After a Brazilian woman was raped by local van operators here, the police did nothing. When a tourist couple was kidnapped, beaten, and raped by the same men several …

Colorado decision on Fox News reporter delayed

A Fox News reporter faces possible jail time for failing to name a confidential source who provided her information about the mental condition of Colorado movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes.<p>Fox News reporter Jana Winter isn't heading to jail -- at least not yet.<p>Winter was in a Colorado …

Mayor: Goat's head at Wrigley 'speaks for itself'

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today that a goat's head dropped off at Wrigley Field is no laughing matter, but tell that to Cubs players.<p>"Come up with something original," scoffed Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija, noting that the billy goat curse against the team "has only been around for 60 or 70 years. You …

Israel detains five women for wearing shawls in Western Wall prayer protest

Israeli police detained five women activists on Thursday at the Western Wall, one of Judaism's most sacred sites, for wearing prayer shawls, which Orthodox tradition sees as solely for men, a spokesman said.<p>The incident occurred during a monthly prayer session by the Women of the Wall, a group …

JON STEWART TO REPUBLICANS: 'What Is It With You People And' Bestiality?

Stewart highlighted a clip from rising GOP star Ben Carson, who said last week that gays and "people who believe in bestiality" should not be allowed to change the longstanding definition of marriage.<p>"You get that one of those things is not like the other, right?" Stewart said. "It's like saying, …

From The Mouths Of Babes

<b>We're just catching up</b> with the latest from Congressman Louie Gohmert, the gift from Texas that keeps on giving. When last we left Louie, he was fighting with the National Park Police over a parking ticket. Now, though, he's chosen to explain how gun control will lead to gay marriage which, in …

Why Kraft Is Fighting To Keep Yellow Dye In Its Macaroni And Cheese

The bloggers, Lisa Leake and Vani Hari, point out that the artificial dyes — Yellow Dye 5 and Yellow Dye 6 — require a warning label in some other countries.<p>"These unnecessary — yet potentially harmful — dyes are not in Kraft Macaroni and Cheese in other countries, including the UK, because they …

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Vote moves Uruguay towards marriage equality

Uruguay's Senate has voted to legalise same-sex marriage by approving a single law governing matrimony for heterosexuals and homosexuals.<p>Tuesday's 23-8 vote comes after a lower-house approval in December. It will now return to the lower chamber of Congress for amendments.<p>If the bill is approved, …

Kids killed as mom tries to go through train crossing

The girls' mother drove around lowered gates at the crossing in Batavia, Iowa.<p>BATAVIA, Iowa -- The sound of passing freight trains is a constant backdrop in this small southeast Iowa community.<p>So is the sight of people driving around lowered gates at the Fourth Street crossing, says a woman who …

Syria Has a Massive Rape Crisis

All across the war-torn country, regime soldiers are said to be sexually violating women and men from the opposition, destroying families and, in some cases, taking lives.<p>One day in the fall of 2012, Syrian government troops brought a young Free Syrian Army soldier's fiancée, sisters, mother, and …

South African TV channel apologises for airing Nelson Mandela obituary

A South African television channel has apologised after accidentally airing part of an obituary prepared for Nelson Mandela.<p>Viewers complained that the Universal Channel, carried by a South African satellite provider, was being insensitive by repeatedly airing clips titled "Remembering Madiba …

Australia launches child sex abuse inquiry

Australia has launched a national inquiry into allegations of child sex abuse in state and religious institutions and NGOs, a process in which more …

Ariz. town OKs same-sex unions, gets challenge from state

"It's time to stand up" against discrimination, the city attorney said.<p>BISBEE, Ariz. — Hours after the City Council in this small southeastern Arizona city became the first in the state to approve of civil unions for same-sex couples, the state's attorney general said he would challenge the new …