Rebecca D Cox

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Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Others Call for More NSA Transparency

Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft are part of a broad alliance of technology companies and civil liberties groups that will tomorrow demand …

George Zimmerman trial: juror calls for change to 'stand your ground' laws

A member of the jury that found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin called for changes in Florida's self-defence law, which she said gave jurors no option but to acquit the defendant.<p>The juror's statement adds to pleas from around the country …

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Pregnant former Olympian dies, but baby survives

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Olympic and professional runner from Ethiopia who was due to give birth in three weeks has died after collapsing at a Connecticut restaurant, but doctors were able to save her baby, her friends said Wednesday.<p>Meskerem Legesse, 26, who lived in Westport, Conn., was …

Lung cancer 'secrets' to be probed

<b>Scientists across Britain are to map the genes of the tumours of 850 lung cancer patients in a bid to understand more about the deadly disease.</b><p>The £14m research at six centres aims to find out how lung cancers become resistant to treatment; they are the most common cause of UK cancer death.<p>The …

Massive 576-page indictment of alleged Cleveland kidnapper reflects horror — and seriousness — of case

The 977-count indictment that accused Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro pleaded not guilty to on Wednesday is a catalog of the rape, torture, and brutality prosecutors say he inflicted on three women at his home on Seymour Avenue for over a decade.<p>The 576-page litany of alleged wrongdoings can also …

New dinosaur with huge nose and horns unearthed in Utah

A new breed of dinosaur with a massive nose has been identified in Utah. Dubbed the Nasutoceratops Titusi, the dinosaur was about 15 feet long when it roamed earth about 75 million years ago, according to the Natural History Museum of Utah. The Nasutoceratops — which translates to "big nosed horned …

Zimmerman consultant wanted all-female jury

One of the key strategists for the defense in the George Zimmerman murder trial describes the planning and thought that went into selecting the jurors who ultimately freed the killer of Trayvon Martin.<p>SANFORD, Fla. — One of the people instrumental in helping George Zimmerman's defense team pick an …

Sexual distraction? The fear that may keep women out of Special Ops

Women are bound for perhaps thousands of combat roles amid a mandated, military-wide integration, but the armed forces’ most coveted jobs — including Navy SEALS and Army Rangers — could remain segregated, male-only preserves largely due to concerns about sex, according to former special operations …

Trayvon Martin's Parents 'Devastated' by Not Guilty Verdict

The parents of Trayvon Martin felt "shock" and "disgust" when a Florida jury ruled Saturday night that George Zimmerman, 29, was found not guilty in …

Rick Perry Signs Abortion Bill Into Law

Following weeks of heated protests at the state capitol, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) signed into law on Thursday a package of abortion restrictions that is expected to drastically reduce access to abortion across the state.<p>House Bill 2 bans abortions 20 weeks after fertilization, four weeks earlier …

UAE arrests man for sharing road attack video

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/996000/996035_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534432544_13b9d62dcad6510440fa078308f56b81<p><b>Police in Dubai have arrested a man who filmed an incident in which a United Arab Emirates government official attacked an Indian van driver.</b><p>The man has …

Zimmerman jury sequestration included steaks, pedicures

The jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial were allowed to go bowling, shop at the mall and go to the Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum<p>The sequestration of the jury that ultimately acquitted George Zimmerman cost Florida taxpayers about $33,000 and allowed jurors creature comforts such as …

Tech Companies Issue Loud Call For Surveillance Transparency

Apple, Google, Microsoft and a broad coalition of major tech companies are making a loud call for greater government disclosure of digital communications monitoring.<p>In a letter out today, an alliance of 63 companies and groups are calling for dramatically increased transparency around U.S. …

For A Long And Healthy Life, It Matters Where You Live

It's not just how long you live that matters. It's healthy life expectancy – the additional years of good health you can expect once you hit 65.<p>And by that measure, a new analysis shows it makes a lot of difference where Americans live.<p>Hawaiians are lucky in more than their idyllic weather and …

'Worrying' rise in alcohol-related deaths among women in their 30s and 40s

Alcohol-related deaths of women in their 30s and 40s are steadily rising, according to a new study, which calls for urgent action to tackle what it …

DOJ Put A Hold On Trial Evidence, So Zimmerman Won't Get His Gun Back Yet

The hold is standard procedure and does not reveal whether the Justice Department plans to pursue a new prosecution of Zimmerman, 29, said the official, who would speak only on condition of anonymity.<p>A jury in Sanford, Florida, found Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder on …