2:45 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

US Facebook death threats troll: Reece Elliott jailed

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A British man who threatened to kill 200 people in the US, in posts he made under a false name on Facebook, has been jailed for more than two years.
A British man who threatened to kill 200 people in the US, in posts he made under a false name on Facebook, has been jailed for more than two years. Reece Elliott, 24, of Foss Way, South Shields, made the threat in February on online memorial pages for two Tennessee girls killed in car accidents.
2:42 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Nigeria jails 'Boko Haram' militants for life

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Four alleged members of the Islamist Boko Haram group have been sentenced to life for their role in bomb attacks that killed 19 people.
Four alleged members of the Islamist Boko Haram group have been sentenced to life for their role in bomb attacks that killed 19 people. They were found guilty of masterminding and carrying out attacks on an electoral commission office and a church last year. These are the heaviest sentences given to any Boko Haram suspects.
2:34 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Sir Elton John postpones tour due to Appendicitis

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Sir Elton John has postponed a series of summer festival dates after being diagnosed with appendicitis.
Sir Elton John has postponed a series of summer festival dates after being diagnosed with appendicitis. According to his website, the singer called in doctors after falling ill during his current European tour. The statement added he was on a course of "intensive antibiotics" and was expected to undergo surgery "in the coming weeks".
2:30 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Army Kills 51, Deepening Crisis in Egypt

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CAIRO — The mass shooting of Islamist protesters by security forces on Monday at a sit-in for Mohamed Morsi, the ousted president, injected new outrage into the standoff over his removal by Egypt’s top generals, darkening hopes that they might reconcile the polarizing forces that have torn at the fabric of the country.
CAIRO - The mass shooting of Islamist protesters by security forces on Monday at a sit-in for Mohamed Morsi, the ousted president, injected new outrage into the standoff over his removal by Egypt's top generals, darkening hopes that they might reconcile the polarizing forces that have torn at the fabric of the country.
Shots - Health News
2:26 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Should Doctors Ask Older People If They Have Guns At Home?

Older men may have guns in the home that can pose a risk when people are depressed or not thinking clearly.
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Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 5:49 pm

Older men are at high risk of suicide, and they're far more likely to kill themselves if they have access to firearms.

Doctors should ask relatives of older people with depression or cognitive problems if there are guns in the home, much as they might ask about whether it's time to take away the car keys, an academic paper says.

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2:20 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Cornell Scientist’s Quest: Perfect Broccoli

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GENEVA, N.Y. — There it sits, a deep-green beauty at the farmers’ market: that sweet, crisp nutritional dynamo we know as fresh local broccoli.
GENEVA, N.Y. - There it sits, a deep-green beauty at the farmers' market: that sweet, crisp nutritional dynamo we know as fresh local broccoli. And then there's this: a bitter, rubbery mass that's starting to turn yellow around the tips, all bumped and bruised from its long trip from the field to the supermarket.
The Two-Way
2:04 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Teresa Heinz Kerry's Condition Improves

Teresa Heinz Kerry and her husband John, the secretary of state, in February.
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Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 5:10 pm

"Teresa Heinz Kerry continues to improve and remains in fair condition at Massachusetts General Hospital, while doctors seek the cause of seizure-like symptoms she experienced on Sunday," State Department spokesman Glen Johnson says in a statement sent to reporters Tuesday afternoon.

In the most extensive comments so far about her condition, Johnson also says that:

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The Two-Way
1:56 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Kroger Buys Harris Teeter In $2.5 Billion Grocery Deal

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 6:30 pm

In a merger of grocery chains, Kroger Co. is buying Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc., the companies announced Tuesday. The move expands the reach of Kroger, already the nation's largest grocery chain, into the Mid-Atlantic region. The buyout values Harris Teeter at $49.38 per share, a premium of more than 33 percent over its share price earlier this year.

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Parallels
1:16 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

In Protest, German Activists Light Up U.S. Embassy

German activists used a light projection on the U.S. Embassy in Berlin in the pre-dawn hours of Sunday. The Stasi were the former East German police who spied on citizens during the communist era.
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In the wee hours of Sunday, the U.S. Embassy in Berlin became the unwitting host of a light show expressing opposition the U.S. surveillance programs.

"The United Stasi of America," was splashed on a wall at the embassy around 1 a.m., the work of German guerrilla artists.

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