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Woman jailed for stabbing to death convicted paedophile

A woman has been jailed for three-and-a-half years for manslaughter, after stabbing a convicted paedophile to death.<p>Sarah Sands, 32, wept as she was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Tuesday. Sands was cleared of murdering her neighbour, 77-year-old Michael Pleasted, but found guilty of manslaughter …

Medical journal’s bogus investigation could derail better dietary guidelines

The BMJ published an article that makes erroneous statements<p>Every five years, the US government issues new dietary guidelines for Americans. These guidelines have a big impact on food labeling and scientific research, as well as on the way Americans eat. The formulation of guidelines starts with a …

Medical Journals

To Catch A Bomb-Maker

This is the story of a little-known FBI forensics lab and how it changed the war on terror<p>The insurgent began with a cordless phone—one of the knockoffs of a Chinese-built Senao so popular in northern Iraq. Hunched over a worktable somewhere near the refinery town of Baiji, about 150 miles north of …

Terrorism

5.6 million fingerprints stolen in personnel data hack, U.S. government says

<i>By David Alexander</i><p><i>WASHINGTON (Reuters) –</i> Hackers who stole security clearance data on millions of Defense Department and other U.S. government employees got away with about 5.6 million fingerprint records, some 4.5 million more than initially reported, the government said on Wednesday.<p>The …

Security

Mentally ill children locked in police cells due to hospital bed shortage

Three mentally ill children a week are locked up in police cells in Britain due to a lack of hospital beds amid government cuts to mental health services, new figures show.<p>Over the past year, 161 under-18s with mental health issues were placed in cells around England and Wales because of the NHS …

Nationwide Crime Spike Has Law Enforcement Retooling Its Approach

Crime in America may be on the rise again. It's too early to talk about a national trend, but there have been troubling spikes in shootings and murders in big cities such as New York, Baltimore and Los Angeles.<p>Until recently, crime decreased steadily for two decades, and the national murder rate is …

TDG: Letters From Whitechapel

Entomotoxicology: Alternative Matrices for Forensic Toxicology

Entomotoxicology, a relatively new branch of forensic entomology, deals with the use of insects in detecting drugs and other toxins in decomposing …

Hair Analysis in Forensic Toxicology

Forensic testing for drugs of abuse in hair has become a useful diagnostic tool in determining recent past drug use as well as examining long-term …

Man tears off his own private part after eating poisonous mushrooms

poisonous mushrooms<p>By: Shifra Unger<br>(Scroll down for video) A man is in critical condition after ripping off his own private part while hallucinating …

Russian agent's autopsy was 'one of the most dangerous … in the Western World'

LONDON — The body of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was so radioactive that his postmortem was "one of the most dangerous" ever undertaken …

Top Ten Deadliest Poisons In The World

In this life there are a lot of contradictions , For Example there are a lot of factors that help living creature including human to sustain while …

Grandma Poisons Herself And Her Family With Hot Chocolate Packet That Expired In 1990

An Italian grandmother poisoned herself, her husband, her son, and her grandchildren with a 25-year-old hot chocolate packet. The 77-year-old woman, …

France attack suspect Yassin Salhi admits beheading boss, police link killer to militant in Syria

The suspected Islamist who attempted to blow up a French chemical plant has admitted killing his manager beforehand, a source close to the …

How Dungeons & Dragons Informed 'Fast And The Furious'

Behind his muscular build and masculine growl, Vin Diesel hides a secret. He loves Dungeons & Dragons—and credits the role-playing game with helping form the <i>Fast and the Furious</i> franchise.<p>“The wonderful thing about playing Dungeons & Dragons as a boy is that it helps you think of mythology,” says …

Scene at botched Oklahoma execution of Clayton Lockett was 'a bloody mess'

A doctor tried to set a new intravenous line in the groin area of Clayton Lockett during the condemned Oklahoma inmate’s botched execution, but blood squirted on to his clothing.<p>The prison warden described the scene as “a bloody mess”, according to a court document lawyers filed on Friday night on …

If execution by torture isn't 'cruel and unusual' punishment, what is? | Scott Lemieux

The US supreme court has ruled that even the least morally defensible executions are allowable. But there’s some hope in the court’s dissents<p>You might think that the Eighth Amendment, which forbids “cruel and unusual” punishments, clearly prohibits death penalty regimes like those currently in …

N.Y. prison break: Sweat says he, Matt practiced escape, official says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Recaptured escapee David Sweat has told police that he and Richard Matt conducted a practice run of their prison break the night before they disappeared from Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York, a state official says.<p>Agents with the state Inspector General's office have been …

AFP ‘won’t apologise’ for Bali 9

Mr Colvin said that, even without Mr Rush’s information about his son’s plans, Scott Rush had been flagged as a potential conspirator in an anonymous …

How the O.J. Simpson murder trial 20 years ago changed the media landscape

The cameras came on, and America stopped to watch. O.J. Simpson was in the back of a white Ford Bronco, former college and National Football League teammate Al Cowlings behind the wheel, and police cars were trailing slowly behind. Around 95 million viewers tuned in, reality playing out on jostling …

FX Is Launching An ‘American Horror Story’ Companion Series About The OJ Simpson Trial

This is a heck of a sentence: Ryan Murphy — of <i>Glee</i> and <i>American Horror Story</i> fame — is launching an <i>AHS</i> “companion series” at FX titled <i>American Crime Story</i>, and the first season will focus on the OJ Simpson murder trial. Here’s some background info while you let all of that sink in.<p>“This is an …