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  • Japan will conduct Pacific whale hunt in wake of court ruling

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Friday it would conduct a sharply scaled down form of its annual Northwest Pacific whaling campaign this year despite an international court ruling last month against the mainstay of its whaling program in the Antarctic....
  • Disabled players relish ferocious competition of wheelchair rugby

    AKRON, Ohio The gladiators' legs were tucked inside their machines. On their hands, they placed a foam-like wrap, followed by gloves and duct tape, sticky side up. It was time to do battle. Wheelchair rugby was originally called murderball, and for...
  • Revisiting a debate: Does psychiatry overmedicate?

    PHILADELPHIA When Robert Whitaker's book, which questioned the extensive and long-term use of medications in psychiatry, was published in 2010, doctors treated him like a "heretic," he said. So it has been something of a vindication that people like...
  • Auto review: GMC gives Sierra truck a carlike feel

    GMC's Sierra 1500 pickup has been completely redesigned for 2014, offering an array of model and engine choices, just like its Chevrolet Silverado sibling. The regular cab model, with two doors and only a front seat, begins at $26,075, while crew cab...
  • As opposition grows, China defends plans for petrochemical plants

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China has launched an intense media campaign to defend the safety of producing a chemical used to make polyester fiber, as public opposition to new petrochemical plants threatens to disrupt expansion plans by state energy giants such...
  • Earth-sized planet found orbiting in a habitable zone

    Sifting through observations from more than 100,000 distant stars, astronomers say they have discovered the first definitive Earth-sized planet that orbits in a habitable zone where water could exist in liquid form — a necessary condition for life...
  • Fourth U.S. Navy official charged in bribery investigation

    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The fourth U.S. Navy official charged in the widening corruption investigation of a Singapore-based defense contractor made his first court appearance on Thursday, accused of accepting gifts of cash, electronics and luxury hotel...
  • Review: 'Transcendence' rises above the sci-fi genre

    Though its plot and premise are pure science fiction, "Transcendence" goes pleasingly against the genre grain. A story of the possible perils and pleasures of artificial intelligence that stars Johnny Depp, "Transcendence's" ideas are at least as...
  • Probe of GPS monitoring of suspected serial killers sought

    Probe of GPS monitoring of suspected serial killers sought
    SACRAMENTO — The leader of the state Senate is seeking an investigation into how two sex offenders being monitored by parole agents and tracked by GPS devices were allegedly able to rape and kill four women without being detected. The two sex...
  • Senate leader calls for GPS investigation after O.C. serial killings

    SACRAMENTO -- The leader of the state Senate is seeking an investigation into how two sex offenders being monitored by parole agents and tracked by GPS devices were allegedly able to rape and murder four women without being detected. The two sex...
  • NASA Langley part of new space tech research

    NASA Langley part of new space tech research
    The technologies needed to get humans deeper into space and safely on another planet are continuing apace, and will take financial commitments for years to come, a NASA official says. But NASA's partnerships with industry and academia to develop and...