Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 11:20 am
Weeks after detainees at Guantanamo Bay were said to be voracious readers of Fifty Shades of Grey, one lawyer says that, at least in his client's case, that idea is bogus.
Attorney James Connell says his client, Ammar al-Baluchi, turned over a copy of the bestselling erotic novel and had never heard of it before guards gave him a copy on Monday.
Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 2:13 pm
Like Icarus, the mythological character who plunged to his death after flying too close to the sun, a comet took a solar swan dive earlier this week. NASA has captured its final moments on video.
Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 1:05 pm
"I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible."
That's part of a statement from Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to NBC-TV's Today show.
Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 7:09 am
Boys born in the West are more likely to skip circumcision than they are to have the once common procedure.
It's a dramatic change over the past 32 years. Back in 1979, about two-thirds of boys out West got circumcised in the hospital soon after they were born. By 2010, only 40 percent were.
Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 9:42 am
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