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Houston man makes last-ditch plea to supreme court to halt his execution

A Houston man facing execution for killing his 15-year-old girlfriend, her mother and her grandfather 13 years ago is looking to the US supreme court to stop his lethal injection.<p>Derrick Dewayne Charles is set to die on Tuesday evening. The 32-year-old would be the seventh prisoner executed this …

Crime

Bruce Jenner and the shifting dynamics of TV's transgender moment

The stakes are high for Bruce Jenner, who in a highly anticipated interview airing Friday night is expected to reveal to Diane Sawyer what many have long speculated — that the 1976 Olympic champion is now identifying as a transgender woman.<p>But the ramifications go beyond Jenner, an American …

LGBTQI

Scientists issue call for urgent controls on e-cigarette sales to children

Scientists have called for urgent controls on the promotion and sale of e-cigarettes to children after finding high rates of usage among secondary school pupils in the region.<p>In a survey of more than 16,000 teenagers in north-west England, the researchers found that one in five students aged 14 to …

Public Health

The Week in Review: Benefits of Coffee

Coffee drinkers received some good news this week from new research pointing to the benefits of the popular beverage. A new study from scientists in Korea found drinking between one and five cups of coffee every day is good for arteries.<p>Calcium deposits in arteries, which cause blockage, were at …

How Do Pro Athletes Recover So Quickly?

<i>A:</i><p>Lindsey Vonn made history last month with her 64th World Cup win—the most ever for a female skier—after spending most of 2014 rehabbing a torn ACL. Even more remarkable: she had not one but <i>two</i> major knee surgeries in the past two years.<p>Many people who tear their ACLs are told it can take at least …

Exercise