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'Sonogenetics' allows brain cells to be controlled by sound waves

Scientists have used genetically modified worms to show that ultrasound can be used to activate brain, heart and muscle cells from outside the body<p>Scientists have bred worms with genetically modified nervous systems that can be controlled by bursts of sound waves.<p>The tiny nematodes change direction …

Floods kill 8, leave 5 missing in town known for sect leader

Three people survived as the flash flooding washed the vehicles several hundred yards downstream about 5 p.m. MDT Monday, Hildale assistant fire chief Kevin Barlow said.<p>The flood "obviously caught these people off guard," Barlow told The Associated Press. "Witnesses say they were backing out of it …

Weather

Jesse Matthew charged with death of second student in Virginia

A grand jury has indicted a man already charged with killing a University of Virginia student with the death of a Virginia Tech student who disappeared in 2009.<p>Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Morgan Harrington, the Albemarle County …

Woman killed, 400 homes destroyed by California wildfire

LAKEPORT, Calif. (Reuters) - A Northern California wildfire ranked as the most destructive to hit the drought-stricken U.S. West this year has killed one woman and burned some 400 homes to the ground, fire officials said on Monday, and they expect the property toll to climb.<p>The so-called Valley …

Napa County

Family claims California special needs student found dead may have been left on bus all day

The family of a 19-year-old Southern California special needs student found dead in the back of an empty school bus Friday believe he was left there all day before he died, it was reported late Sunday.<p>The family of Hun Joon Lee told local media that they believe their relative stayed on the bus for …

Crime

Kim Davis stands ground, but same-sex couple get marriage license

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kim Davis, America's highest-profile county clerk, returned to work Monday vowing to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples.<p>But that didn't stop Carmen and Shannon Wampler-Collins from successfully walking out of the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk's office with a marriage license in hand.<p>…

LGBTQI

Prison Worker Joyce Mitchell Claims Sexual Abuse by Jailbreak Inmate

Joyce Mitchell, the prison worker who pleaded guilty to helping prison inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat escape New York’s Clinton Correctional …

Egyptian security forces accidentally kill 12 tourists and guides

Visitors were said to have been travelling in convoy in an area of desert when they were attacked<p>At least two Mexicans and 10 others have died after their vehicles were accidentally attacked by Egyptian security forces in the country’s western desert.<p>The Egyptian interior ministry said a joint …

American Airlines accidentally used the wrong plane to fly to Hawaii

This goes without saying, but planes aren't like socks. You can't mix and match them. Each is uniquely identified and has a precise schedule with the airlines. That's why it's pretty shocking to hear that American Airlines used the wrong plane on August 31st to fly over a hundred passengers from LA …

After Iran deal, Obama struggles to gain Israel's trust

JERUSALEM (AP) — Seeking to sell his nuclear deal with Iran to a skeptical Israeli public, President Barack Obama has repeatedly declared his deep affection for the Jewish state. But the feelings do not appear to be mutual.<p>Wide swaths of the Israeli public, particularly supporters of Prime Minister …

Israel

The faces of America: Ellis Island portraits were full of hope

Ellis Island portraits<p>The faces that became America<p>1911<p>First opened in 1892, the immigration station at Ellis Island in New York harbor processed …

Missing 4-year-old boy's body found in San Diego bay

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The body of a 4-year-old boy who vanished during his first beach outing was found in the waters in San Diego's Mission Bay on Sunday, police said.<p>Divers recovered Wesley Hilaire's body about 100 yards offshore, hours after police issued an Amber Alert for him amid fear that he had …

Latin America

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1938: British children reluctantly go back to school by train

High-speed chase caught on camera

YouTube

Men using Periscope broadcast their plan to hurt someone, get arrested

Sacramento police say Damon Batson and Carlos Gonzalez used Periscope to film their own gotcha video.<p>The target of their work of cinema verite? Themselves.<p>Batson, 28, and Gonzalez, 25, were arrested after the video – which circulated on the Internet – showed the men allegedly discussing their plan …

Crime

Alabama police officer on trial for throwing Indian man to ground

(Reuters) - The federal trial of an Alabama police officer who faces a civil rights charge after being captured on video throwing an Indian man to the ground got underway on Tuesday with the start of jury selection, prosecutors said.<p>Eric Parker, 26, is accused of using unreasonable force while …

Justice
Crime

Body found in Spain likely that of missing American woman

A body found on a rural property in northwest Spain is most likely that of an American woman who went missing while walking along a pilgrimage route, Spanish officials said Saturday.<p>Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said evidence pointed to the remains being those of Denise Thiem. He said …

Latin America