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Planned Parenthood sues Texas over new law, hopes to prevent a 'terrible situation'

The nation’s largest provider of abortions sued the state of Texas on Friday over a controversial new law that puts restrictions on abortions.<p>Planned Parenthood, which has nearly 750 affiliate health centers, faces a loss of a large number of their centers in the state due to provisions within the …

New Jersey Gay Marriage: Judge Says Same-Sex Marriages Can Start October 21

Same-sex couples in New Jersey may soon be able to marry.<p>Judge Mary Jacobson of the Mercer County Superior Court ruled Friday that gay couples can marry in the Garden State starting October 21.<p>Jacobson said she made her decision in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on United States v. …

New law lets teens delete digital skeletons

Remember that dance-party photo you regretted posting online? How about the time you over-shared your feelings about your ex or made that comment about Barack Obama?<p>All forever etched in the annals of the Internet.<p>Well, maybe not - at least if you're under 18.<p>Legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown …

Privacy

Former FBI technician to plead guilty to classified leaks

WASHINGTON — A former FBI bomb technician has agreed to plead guilty to leaking classified information to the Associated Press last year about the disruption of a plot to bomb a U.S.-bound airliner by al-Qaeda's affiliate terror organization in Yemen, the Justice Department announced Monday.<p>Donald …

U.S. Army Set to Ban Tattoos Below the Elbow or Knees

The U.S. mil­it­ary and tat­toos have an en­tangled his­tory. The rise of the tat­too in pop­u­lar cul­ture star­ted with floods of inked vet­er­ans …

Here's What Happens To Google Employees When They Die

It’s no surprise that the employee benefits of Google are among the best in the land—free haircuts, gourmet food, on-site doctors and high-tech “cleansing” toilets are among the most talked-about—but in a rare interview with Chief People Officer Laszlo Bock I discovered that the latest perk for …

New MIT 3-D Printing Innovations Create Printable Objects That Assemble Themselves

This notion of self-assembly seems futuristic, but it’s been researched before, particularly within the field of nanotechnology. And Tibbits, along …

Engineering

In Life, Man Immune To HIV Helped Scientists Fight Virus

Stephen Crohn, a man best known for staying alive during the early days of the AIDS epidemic, died Aug. 23 at age 66. Throughout his lifetime, the New York artist helped researchers uncover vital clues about HIV and how to stop it.<p>Crohn's partner was one of the first people to die from AIDS in …

Need 70 days off your feet? NASA pays volunteers $18K to lie in bed

If you just can't get out of bed, NASA might have a mission for you.<p>A NASA study is recruiting volunteers to to lie in a bed that's tilted downward at a 6-degree angle for 70 days. Subjects who complete the entire bed rest project can earn up to $18,000.<p>The study is meant to test the conditions …

Space Exploration

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Italy's human trafficking problem worsening - UN

<b>A UN expert on human trafficking has called on Italy to do more to confront the problem.</b><p>After an extensive study of the issue in Italy, UN Special Rapporteur Joy Ezeilo said she had concluded that the situation was worsening.<p>She cited cases in which victims had been forced into the sex trade or …

NASA Declares End to Deep Impact Comet Mission

Communication cutoff leads to loss of comet hunter, say space officials.<p><b>NASA officials declared the Deep Impact mission lost on Friday, after a computer glitch doomed the comet-smashing spacecraft.</b><p>Launched in 2005, the spacecraft memorably smashed a copper-jacketed probe into the comet Tempel 1 at …

South Korea greenlights 'invisible' skyscraper for construction

The South Korean government has cleared The Korean Land and Housing Corporation, which it owns, to build the world's first "invisible" skyscraper — near Seoul's Incheon International Airport. Erecting a completely invisible high-rise is obviously not literally possible — if it were, putting it near …

KKK and NAACP Chapters Meet

Marijuana Billboard Calls For NFL To Stop Punishing Players For Using Pot (PHOTOS)

A billboard calling out the NFL to stop punishing players for marijuana use has popped up outside Sports Authority Field at Mile High just in time for the Broncos-Ravens NFL season opener.<p>The 48-foot-wide billboard--in Broncos colors, no less--produced marijuana policy reform group the Marijuana …

Montana Prosecutors Will Appeal 30-Day Rape Sentence

Montana prosecutors on Wednesday decided to appeal a 30-day jail sentence given to a former teacher who admitted to raping a 14-year-old student.<p>District Judge G. Todd Baugh unleashed a firestorm of criticism when he issued the lenient sentence saying that the victim, who later committed suicide, …

New Football Helmet Could Save the Sport

Athletes in the U.S. suffer 3.8 million sports-related concussions each year. While helmet makers dither with small improvements, Swedish scientists have built something that could protect us all.<p>On August 19, 2012, in week two of the NFL preseason, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie …

Six Flags Says World's 'Tallest Drop Ride' To Open In 2014

Talk about terrifying: Six Flags announced today that it is building the world's "tallest drop ride" at New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure.<p>As the company said in a press release, it'll "hoist riders 415 feet into the sky, twice as high as the Statue of Liberty, and rocket them back to Earth at …

TREASURY AND IRS: All Gay Marriages Will Be Recognized For Federal Tax Purposes

The announcement means that even if a gay couple resides in a state that does not recognize gay marriage, they will be recognized under federal law as long as they were married in a state that does.<p>It comes about two months after the Supreme Court's historic ruling overturning the Defense of …

'Grand Canyon of Greenland' discovered under ice sheet

The age of discovery isn't over yet. A colossal canyon, the longest on Earth, has just been found under Greenland's ice sheet, scientists announced Thursday in the journal Science.<p>"You think that everything that could be known about the land surface is known, but it's not," said Jonathan Bamber, …

Earth Science

Obama administration to allow recreational marijuana laws to stand

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration announced Thursday a limited pullback on federal enforcement of marijuana, saying it will not interfere with new state laws that permit recreational use of marijuana.<p>The Justice Department said it will not seek to veto new state laws in Colorado and Washington …

Cannabis

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Tom Coburn Labels Himself a “Global Warming Denier”

Tom Coburn doesn’t deny that he’s in denial. The Oklahoma Republican senator — who has previously called global warming science “crap” — described …

McDonald's New Chicken Wings Are A Huge Mistake

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Thanks to a few hungry Atlantans, McDonald's chicken wings are now a reality and are going to be …

Some schools quitting healthier lunch programs - TODAY.com

After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many students turned up their noses at meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that the cafeterias were losing money.<p>Federal officials say they don't …

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