States wrestle with developing, restricting drones
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:46:40 -0400
BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — Law enforcement, government agencies and others are itching to use drones for everything from finding lost hikers to tracking shifting wildfires. But privacy watchdogs are urging state legislatures to step in and head off any potential privacy violations.
US-Russian 3-man space station crew lands safely
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:38:09 -0400
MOSCOW (AP) — A Soyuz capsule carrying a U.S.-Russian crew returning after spending nearly six months on the International Space Station landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan.
Terror trial to hear more from shoe-bomb witness
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:35:26 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors at a New York terrorism trial will continue to question a British man who says he was supposed to use a shoe bomb in late 2001 to blow up a plane in a second wave of terrorism aimed at America.
Stem cell scientist calls for retraction of study
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:32:38 -0400
A co-author of a Japanese study that promised a revolutionary way to create stem cells has called for the headline-grabbing research to be retracted over claims its data was faulty. The findings, published by Japanese researcher Haruko Obokata and US-based scientists in the January edition of British journal Nature, outlined a simple and low-tech approach in the quest to grow transplant tissue in the lab. But it has faced hard questions as the Japanese research institute that sponsored the study launched a probe last month over the credibility of data used to reach the explosive findings. The Japan-based Riken Institute, which could not be immediately reached Tuesday, had earlier said it was standing by the results for the time being.
Ex-Christie aides to judge: Quash subpoenas
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:23:41 -0400
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers for two key figures in a political payback plot ensnaring New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration will be in court to try to convince a judge not to force them to turn over text messages and other private communications to state legislators investigating the matter.
Hearing set in Kansas quadruple homicide
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:19:38 -0400
OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors were scheduled to begin presenting evidence Tuesday in the capital murder case against a 28-year-old man accused of killing four people, including a toddler, at an eastern Kansas farm.
Search widens for missing Malaysian passenger jet
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:19:29 -0400
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Authorities hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner expanded their search on land and sea Tuesday, reflecting the difficulties in finding traces of the Boeing 777 more than three days after it vanished with 239 people on board.
Rights groups query wisdom of Hamlet tour in N. Korea
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:16:13 -0400
Human rights groups have questioned the wisdom of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London taking a production of Hamlet to North Korea, but stopped short of calling for the plan to be scrapped. But Phil Robertson, the deputy director of Human Rights Watch's Asia division, said exclusion would be the order of the day if the performance went ahead in Pyongyang. "It would have to be in Pyongyang, which is a showcase city whose residents are selected to live there because they have shown their loyalty," Robertson said. Although North Korea is the subject of numerous UN and other international sanctions, there is no cultural boycott or other provision that a performance like that planned by the Globe would violate.
Arsenal's Wenger hoping for deja vu at Bayern
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:09:20 -0400
Munich (Germany) (AFP) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hoping for deja vu when the Gunners face Bayern Munich away in Tuesday's Champions League last 16, second-leg clash. Wenger's side go to Munich's Allianz Arena needing to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg at the Emirates Stadium three weeks ago. Arsenal bowed out of Europe to the same opponents at the same stage last season, but not before enjoying a shock 2-0 win in Munich's after losing 3-1 at home to Bayern. The Bavarian giants only went through on away goals before going on to win the Wembley final and Wenger said it's all about belief again for his side in Bavaria.
'Burger King baby' now seeks birth mom on Facebook
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:03:14 -0400
In 1986, a newborn wrapped in a red sweater was found abandoned in the bathroom of a fast-food restaurant in Pennsylvania. Nearly three decades later, the baby is all grown up and looking for her biological mother — and tens of thousands of people are trying to help.