FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Federal civil rights investigators want the Ferguson police chief to ban his officers from wearing bracelets supporting a white colleague who shot and killed an unarmed, black 18-year-old. …read more
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) – A Texas doctor, who prosecutors said was poisoned by an obsessed colleague and lover, testified on Friday in her criminal trial that the woman served him a sweet cup of coffee one morning even though he preferred his black. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, an oncologist, is charged with aggravated assault of a family member, a charge that covers domestic violence in dating relationships, for allegedly spiking Dr. George Blumenschein’s coffee in January 2013. “It was very, very sweet,” Blumenschein testified. … …read more
An American doctor who has contracted the dangerous Ebola virus in Liberia is “weak and quite ill,” a colleague of his told AFP on Tuesday. Kent Brantly, 33, became infected with Ebola while working with patients in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, as he helped treat victims of the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Brantly and another American healthcare worker are among the more than 1,200 people who have become infected with Ebola in West Africa since March. He is still in the early stages of the Ebola infection but having some daily struggles,” David Mcray, a family medicine doctor in Fort Worth, Texas, told AFP by phone.
Scientists on Saturday vowed to press ahead with their quest for a cure for AIDS, despite losing a veteran colleague and suffering a setback in research. Addressing a symposium on the search for a cure, Nobel prize winner Francoise Barre-Sinoussi said the death of Joep Lange, a frontline scientist in the 33-year war on AIDS, was a major setback.
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PHOENIX (AP) — A homeless ex-convict is being held on $1 million bond, accused of beating a priest with a metal rod in his residence at a Phoenix church and then wrestling away a handgun owned by the clergyman before fatally shooting the man’s assistant.
An Italian journalist and his Russian translator have been killed in fighting between pro-Russian forces and Ukrainian government troops in eastern Ukraine, the Italian Foreign Ministry quoted Ukrainian authorities as saying. The bodies of Andrea Ronchelli, a freelance photographer who worked with the Cesura photographers’ collective, and his colleague, a Russian national, were taken to a hospital in the town of Slaviansk, the ministry said in a statement on Sunday. Members of Ronchelli’s family were expected to arrive in Kiev on Sunday. …read more
The Fox TV series “Cosmos” will send viewers on a trip through space and time to delve into the origins of our home planet Earth on Sunday (May 4), and actress Amanda Seyfried will use her voice to help the show do it. Sunday’s episode of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” takes a look at the “autobiography” of Earth written in the planet’s atoms, oceans and continents, according a Fox description of the episode. Seyfried (“Mamma Mia”) will lend her voice to noted American geologist Marie Tharp during one of the episode’s animated segments used to reenact great discoveries in science. “Cosmos” will recount Tharp’s creation of “the first true map of Earth’s ocean floor, and discovers microscopic life that exists deep beneath the ocean,” Fox officials wrote in a description of the episode, which is entitled “The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth.” Tharp and her colleague Bruce Heezen, a marine geologist, completed their first maps of the Earth’s oceans between the 1950s and 1960s, according to a Library of Congress account.
CHICAGO (AP) — A proud father visiting his son in Afghanistan spent what would become both men’s final days seeing the city where the younger man ran a small clinic, drinking tea with a university colleague and learning about his son’s work.