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Most Americans fear anti-aging technology is luxury for the rich: survey

Most Americans do not want to live beyond age 100, and a poll out Tuesday suggests many worry that anti-aging technologies may end up being a luxury for the rich. The survey of more than 2,000 people by the Pew Research Center’s Religion and Public Life Project sought to probe…

Amazon launches online art gallery

NEW YORK — Amazon unveiled yet another business line Tuesday as it works to expand its appeal: Art. The 19-year online retail juggernaut, which began as a bookseller but now does everything from groceries to patio furniture, launched “Amazon Art” to market works from galleries in Miami, San Francisco, New…

Military judge cuts Bradley Manning’s potential sentence to 90 years

By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – A U.S. military judge reduced potential prison time for Private First Class Bradley Manning to 90 years from 136 years on Tuesday by ruling that some sentences for leaking secret files to WikiLeaks should be merged. Court-martial Judge Colonel Denise Lind convicted…

How predatory payday lenders pop back up even after states crack down

By Paul Kiel, ProPublica A version of this story was co-published with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In 2008, payday lenders suffered a major defeat when the Ohio legislature banned high-cost loans. That same year, they lost again when they dumped more than $20 million into an effort to roll back…

Former NSA chief: Snowden defenders are ‘twentysomethings who haven’t talked to the opposite sex’

Michael Hayden, who also headed the CIA, speculates on global hacker response if Edward Snowden brought back to US The former director of the National Security Agency and the CIA speculated on Tuesday that hackers and transparency groups were likely to respond with cyber-terror attacks if the United States government apprehends whistleblower Edward Snowden. “If…

French woman offers to breast feed gay couples’ babies for $130 a day

PARIS (Reuters) – A woman has posted an offer on a French website to breast-feed babies of homosexual male couples for 100 euros ($130) a day, stirring up media interest just weeks after a divisive same-sex marriage law was passed. The post, which the website said it verified as genuine…

Chinese baby ‘sold by doctor’ reunited with parents

BEIJING, China — A baby boy allegedly sold by the doctor who delivered him in China has been reunited with his parents, state media reported Tuesday, in a case highlighting the problem of child trafficking. Zhang Suxia, the doctor responsible for the birth in northwestern China’s Shaanxi province, allegedly persuaded…

Terminally ill 2-year-old dies after serving as ‘best man’ at parents’ wedding

By Francesca Trianni (Reuters) – A terminally ill 2-year-old Pennsylvania boy who served as best man at his parents wedding this weekend has died, his mother said. Logan Stevenson, who had leukemia, died in his mother’s arms on Monday night at the family’s home in western Pennsylvania. “He is with…

Nielsen TV show ratings linked to Twitter buzz

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A frenzy of Twitter chatter about a broadcast program generally means more viewers are tuning in, while more popular TV shows generate more Twitter activity, a new study by Nielsen has found. The media measurement firm says that for the first time it…

George W. Bush undergoes heart surgery

(Reuters) – Former U.S. President George W. Bush underwent a surgical procedure at a Dallas hospital on Tuesday to have a stent placed in his heart for a blocked artery, U.S. media reported. Bush was “in high spirits, eager to return home tomorrow and resume his normal schedule on Thursday,”…

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