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Guantanamo Defense Lawyers In 9/11 Trial Aren't Under FBI Investigation, DOJ Tells Court

WASHINGTON -- The FBI isn't investigating any lawyers defending accused Sept. 11 plotters on trial at the Guantanamo military detention camp and has closed a probe of a non-attorney member of a defense team, the government said Wednesday.<p>The denial was made by a Justice Department lawyer in …

Supreme Court Grants Stay of Execution in Missouri

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Supreme Court granted a stay of execution for Missouri inmate Russell Bucklew today, following …

With martial law, Thai government nearly powerless

BANGKOK (AP) — The question to Thailand's army chief was a basic one: After he declared martial law this week, would he be consulting the government? …

She risked her life to continue pregnancy

When Elizabeth Joice found out that she was pregnant, she and her husband, Max, were ecstatic.<p>A fertility specialist had told her that this would never happen, Max says, because of the chemotherapy Elizabeth underwent to beat sarcoma in 2010.<p>"It very much felt like a miracle," he says. "Bringing a …

E-cigs' liquid nicotine causing poisonings

As electronic cigarettes increase in popularity, calls to the nation's poison control centers about exposure to the liquid nicotine used in many of the devices have surged, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.<p>In February, there were 215 poison center calls involving …

Secrets from the set of 'Big Bang Theory'

It's one of the most famous sets on television right now.<p>On the hit CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory," a group of scientists and their friends and neighbors go through the ups and downs of nerd life, while surrounded by memorabilia that would make any collector drool.<p>"Being on those sets, seeing the …

American public will finally get account of illegal CIA torture under Bush

Today, the Senate Intelligence Committee is sending the White House its six-year investigation of CIA interrogation practices, and the results look like bad news for the nation's intelligence agency. According to a McClatchy report, the committee has concluded that the agency illegally detained 26 …

Ebola Virus Continues to Ravage Guinea and Liberia

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>West Africa is seeing its worst Ebola outbreak since 2005, and it is every bit as terrifying as you …