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'Million Mom March' protests police killings at Justice Department – in pictures

Protester estimates 1,000 in crowd marching in Washington in event organised by campaign group Mothers for Justice United

Justice

Body Cameras On Cops: Do They Work?

The jury is out<p>The mere presence or absence of a camera does not deter violent behavior. We know this through decades of research on CCTV demonstrating that video monitoring has little to no effect on violent crime and modest effects on other types of crime. We also know this from our own …

Law Enforcement

Does the human eye prove that God exists?

Darwin was baffled by it; Christians see it as evidence of the divine. Will science ever unlock the secrets of the human eye?<p><b>When the body of Dr Yoshiki Sasai,</b> an eminent Japanese biologist, was discovered in August this year, his death was widely mourned across the world of <b>science</b>. Not just for …

University of Maryland

The myth of religious violence

As we watch the fighters of the Islamic State (Isis) rampaging through the Middle East, tearing apart the modern nation-states of Syria and Iraq created by departing European colonialists, it may be difficult to believe we are living in the 21st century. The sight of throngs of terrified refugees …

The Body Electric

Michael Utley does not remember much about his death.<p>Over the years, he has woven together a narrative of what happened using threads collected from witnesses, friends, and family. On May 8, 2000, Utley, a 48-year-old stockbroker, was golfing with his coworkers Dick Gill and Bill Todd, along with …

Weather

Ebola - It's Far, Far Worse Than You Thought

Ebola could kill a million people by the end of January, disaster planners warned this week as experts said the disease might become endemic and clinics started turning away victims.<p>The US is sending 400,000 home care kits with protective gowns, masks, gloves, chlorine and medicines to Liberia, the …

Julia Roberts on Strangling Meryl Streep in August: Osage County: “It Had to Be Done”

If you haven’t yet heard, Julia Roberts goes to the mat—both verbally and physically—with Her Highness Meryl Streep in <i>August: Osage County</i>, the upcoming feel-bleak family movie of the year. In John Wells’s adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play (from Tracy Letts), Roberts plays Barbara, the …

People with HIV Can Live as Long as Uninfected Populations

A new study reports that young people with HIV have a life expectancy similar to that of the general population.<p>Researchers of the new study …

Affleck: Political money feels 'gross'

Ben Affleck might seem like a political junkie, but the actor appears to have soured on the political system.<p>Asked by Playboy magazine to explain how he came about his interest in politics, Affleck said: “I grew up in a house with a mother who was a teacher and a Freedom Rider — very left-wing …

Jason Momoa In Talks For Batman vs. Superman

Adam Sandler tops Forbes list of overpaid actors

It is the news cineastes everywhere might have been hoping to hear: Hollywood may soon be forced to shoot fewer Adam Sandler movies - or at least, to pay him lower fees for making them - after the much-maligned comic suffered the indignity of being named top of Forbes magazine's annual list of the …

Film today: Puss in Boots to Pope in biopic

In the headlines<p>• Jennifer Lawrence and Chloe Grace Moretz named IMDB's most popular stars yet male actors paid more, gender inequality rife in Hollywood<p>• Antonio Banderas tipped to play young Pope Francis<p>• NBC plans Rosemary's Baby TV miniseries<p>• Later today, the Screen Actors Guild nominations …

The 10 best films of 2013, No 8 – Only God Forgives

Nicolas Winding Refn's brilliant, bizarre and ultraviolent anti-revenge movie Only God Forgives is his most interesting work since the Pusher trilogy in the Mads Mikkelsen era. It is put together with lethal strangeness: there are bad-dream setpieces of sentimentality and nauseous black comedy. The …

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire still burns brightly above Gravity

The winner<p>Following its sensational debut the previous weekend, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire had no problem hanging on to the top spot, with a gross (£5.53m) more than triple its nearest rival, Gravity, with £1.74m. The drop for Catching Fire – down 46% – will be considered respectable, given …

South Korean MPs consider measures to tackle online gaming addiction

South Korea's parliament is considering a law that would classify online gaming as potentially antisocial addiction alongside gambling, drugs and alcohol.<p>The bill has won support from parents, religious groups and doctors but has alarmed the internet industry and enraged gamers. The legislation …

Sign language interpreter a 'fake'

JOHANNESBURG — The national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa says a man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake." Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa's …

China Puts Former Security Chief Under House Arrest

Zhou is the most senior official to be ensnared in a graft scandal since the Communists came to power in 1949. He was the domestic security tsar and a member of the party's Politburo Standing Committee - the pinnacle of power in the country - when he retired last year.<p>Chinese President Xi Jinping …

Associated Press News

Sebelius back to Hill for more

Kathleen Sebelius isn’t going anywhere — but the White House isn’t exactly pulling out all the stops to defend her work.<p>That’s the reality of Sebelius’s uncomfortable status as she returns to the Hill on Wednesday to catch more arrows over Obamacare. The Health and Human Services secretary seems to …

'Something For Everyone To Dislike' In Budget Deal

The reviews are coming in for the bipartisan budget deal crafted by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and as the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> says, the package seems to have "something for everyone to dislike."<p>"It won't cut federal spending or shrink the national debt, so conservative …

US and UK suspend non-lethal aid for Syria rebels

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1036000/1036149_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524695499_dc1bef870a1442fed6439edb9835ce3c<p><b>The US and UK have suspended all "non-lethal" support for rebels in northern Syria, but not humanitarian aid.</b><p>A US spokesman said it was concerned …

Middle East

Leaders in Congress unveil two-year budget deal

A short-term budget deal will set spending levels and alleviate unpopular budget cuts for two years.<p>WASHINGTON — Budget negotiators announced Tuesday a bipartisan deal to set spending levels for the federal government for two years and partially replace unpopular spending cuts with other …

Researchers Finally Ask Henrietta Lacks's Family If They Can Study Her Cells

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's taken 62 years, but researchers finally asked Henrietta Lacks's family for consent to use her …