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New Jersey bridge scandal: Assembly could impeach Christie if more evidence comes out

Chris Christie would face possible impeachment if evidence emerges showing he knew more about the George Washington Bridge scandal, the New Jersey lawmaker leading a legislative inquiry said…  …

Bob Barr: Witnesses recanting should have stopped Troy Davis execution

Former lawyer, Republican congressman and libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr said the fact that the vast majority of the witnesses had recanted in the Troy Davis case should have implored the Board of Pardons and Paroles to stop the execution. “There has been very substantial evidence of innocent that has…

Documents: Alleged anthrax killer lacked necessary equipment

Court documents filed this week by the Department of Justice claim that Dr. Bruce Ivins, an army scientist who allegedly mailed packages of anthrax spores to government officials and members of the press in 2001, did not possess the equipment necessary to have orchestrated the attacks. Despite the admission, discovered…

Michigan murder trial reveals sex torture chamber at house

DETROIT (Reuters) – A Michigan murder trial over the killing of a man who was castrated has revealed an apparent torture chamber in the basement of a suburban Detroit house where men were castrated for sexual purposes. Robert Martin Nowak, 51, is charged with murder and criminal sexual conduct in…

IVF and Down’s syndrome: New test raises questions

A test designed to spot chromosome abnormalities in eggs could be a “revolution” in fertility, helping older women determine their chances of having an IVF baby, doctors said on Monday. But in developing the test, they added, worrying evidence emerged that in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) may boost the risk of a…

Peer pressure makes people form false memories: study

A study released this week shows that when a person is peer pressured, they can form false memories, convincing themselves of different recollections of the past to fit what others insist is true. The study was published in Science this week. Study subjects watched a movie in groups, then were…

Scientists want to dig up Shakespeare to find out if he smoked weed

Recently uncovered evidence suggests that William Shakespeare used marijuana, and now a team of paleontologists want to dig him up to prove it. Francis Thackeray, an anthropologist and director of the Institute for Human Evolution at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, has made a formal request…

Wal-Mart loses $187.6 million appeal over worker breaks

NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc has lost its appeal of most of a $187.6 million verdict for Pennsylvania hourly workers who accused the world’s largest retailer of denying them meal and rest breaks. A three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania on Friday said there was sufficient evidence for Philadelphia jurors in…

Report: New FBI rules permit agents to snoop without firm evidence

WASHINGTON – The Federal Bureau of Investigation intends to start allowing agents to track subjects without firm evidence of wrongdoing, several keyed-in officials tell the New York Times. Existing rules say the FBI’s roughly 14,000 agents need to formally open an inquiry in order to tap the agency’s comprehensive database…

U.S. pediatrician on trial for raping toddlers

GEORGETOWN, Delaware — A Delaware pediatrician went on trial for allegedly raping or sexually exploiting 86 young patients, all girls except one and almost all younger than three. Earl Bradley has pleaded not guilty to 24 counts against him, and sat quietly in gray prison scrubs as a veteran state…

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