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California man wants to dive for bin Laden’s corpse

Bill Warren isn’t among the hordes who demanded to see photographs of fallen al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. No, he wants to see the body itself. Warren intends to dive into the Arabian Sea and search for bin Laden’s corpse as soon as he raises enough money to afford it…

Guantanamo detainees were tortured to death, say families

WASHINGTON — The families of two detainees who died in Guantanamo Bay in 2006 on Monday challenged the government’s assertion that the prisoners committed suicide, saying they were tortured to death. Relatives of Saudi national Yasser al-Zahrani and Yemeni Salah al-Salami demanded the federal appeals court reconsider their cases in…

Cell phone radiation officially listed a potential cancer risk

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) classifies cell phones as a possible carcinogen in the same category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform. A team of 31 scientists from 14 countries in the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the cancer arm of the World Health Organization,…

S. Korean man crucified himself over Easter

SEOUL (AFP) – A middle-aged South Korean taxi driver found dead on a crucifix after Easter weekend nailed himself to the cross, police said Tuesday, adding his deep religious faith helped him withstand the pain. The body of the 58-year-old man surnamed Kim was found on May 1 on a…

Scientists doubt veracity of TSA body scanner safety tests

The Transportation Security Administration says its full-body X-ray scanners are safe and that radiation from a scan is equivalent to what’s received in about two minutes of flying. The company that makes them says it’s safer than eating a banana. But some scientists with expertise in imaging and cancer say…

Scientists find ‘master switch’ to controlling human fat

LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists have found that a gene linked to diabetes and cholesterol is a “master switch” that controls other genes found in fat in the body, and say it should help in the search for treatments for obesity-related diseases. In a study published in the journal Nature Genetics, the British researchers…

Experimental AIDS vaccine showing promise in monkeys

CHICAGO/LONDON (Reuters) – An experimental vaccine helped monkeys with a form of the AIDS virus control the infection for more than a year, suggesting it may lead to a vaccine for people, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. They said the vaccine works by priming the immune system to quickly attack…

House GOP aims to cut off new funding for TSA body scanners

Legislation proposed by Homeland Security Subcommittee Chairman Robert Aderholt (R-AL) on Thursday cuts off new funding for body imaging scanners used by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at airport security checkpoints. The Fiscal Year 2012 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill does not provide the $76 million requested by President Barack Obama…

Son says bin Laden sea burial demeans family: report

LONDON (Reuters) – A statement purporting to come from a son of Osama bin Laden denounced the al Qaeda leader’s killing as “criminal” and said his burial at sea had humiliated the family, an online monitoring service said. The statement, attributed to Omar bin Laden, bin Laden’s fourth eldest son,…

Eleventh body pulled from collapsed Mexico mine

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Rescuers recovered an 11th body from a collapsed coal mine in northern Mexico late on Friday and kept searching for three more missing bodies. Rescuers are digging around the clock to remove rubble in the shallow mine shaft that collapsed Tuesday after a methane gas explosion outside…

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