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The jury heard testimony from about two dozen witnesses and reviewed photos and videos in coming to its decision. The family of the driver who was killed says it will continue to pursue the case.
September 24, 2014
When healthier school lunch standards went into effect, many worried kids would toss their mandated veggies. But researchers say letting kids pick what they put on their tray can cut down on waste.
September 24, 2014
A debate has flared surrounding ethics in video game journalism and the role and treatment of women in the video game industry. Attacks online have turned heated, vicious and ugly.
September 24, 2014
The English conductor, keyboard player and musicologist died today at age 73. He used modern scholarship and keen musicianship to bring new life to works by Handel and Bach, Mozart and Haydn.
September 24, 2014
The measure targets travel of militants abroad as well as recruiting and funding for extremists groups. It was adopted at a meeting chaired by President Obama.
September 24, 2014
After living through their own nightmares, Ebola survivors are still mourning the loss of their loved ones. But they're giving back by working at the treatment centers and caring for children.
September 24, 2014
Scientists are deeply divided on whether lab-made flu viruses are legitimate medical research or national security threats. A new federal policy asks institutions to evaluate those risks early on.
September 24, 2014
Some owners of Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are discovering that their super-slim glass and aluminum devices aren't holding up well in an environment that's usually safe: their pockets.
September 24, 2014
Gefilte fish can be a hard sell even in its standard savory form. But some European Jews like it sweet, a preference that, surprisingly, overlaps exactly with a geographic and linguistic divide.
September 24, 2014
An Algerian group calling itself "Soldiers of the Caliphate" that is said to be affiliated with ISIS, kidnapped mountain guide Herve Gourdel over the weekend.
September 24, 2014
President Obama has been reluctant to call it a war, yet the administration and the Pentagon boast of a 40-nation coalition and warns of a military operation that could last for years.
September 24, 2014
Former Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, who was defrocked earlier this year, has been accused of paying for sex with children while he was papal ambassador to the Dominican Republic.
September 24, 2014
If you raised the price of Don Draper's cigarettes, would he have cut back on the whiskey? Probably not, but it works on most beer and spirits drinkers, a study finds. Wine drinkers, not so much.
September 24, 2014
Health Minister Aaron Motsolaedi faced an HIV/AIDS crisis when he took office in 2009. He's made great progress on that front. His new campaign: Convincing South Africans to live healthier lives.
September 24, 2014
The way the National Institutes of Health doles out research grants accentuates booms and busts in the financing of scientific research. More variety in the length of grants could help.
September 24, 2014
The president, in an address to the General Assembly, says nations are at a crossroads and that the international system must meet challenges ranging from terrorism to disease.
September 24, 2014
High schoolers are vulnerable to depression. Telling teenagers that people and circumstances can change and things will get better helps reduce the risk of depressive symptoms, a study finds.
September 24, 2014
The World Maker Faire comes to one of the nation's most diverse neighborhoods.
September 24, 2014
The latest report in response to the horse meat scandal of 2013 reminds us that the potential for fraud in the food supply is high. But scientists are working to predict and prevent the next incident.
September 24, 2014
Scientists cheered and the prime minister congratulated his country on navigating "a route known to very few" to reach the Red Planet — something few other nations have accomplished.
September 24, 2014

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