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Former University Cop Pleads Not Guilty to Murdering Motorist

Friday, July 31, 2015

A white former university police officer pleaded not guilty Thursday to murdering black motorist Samuel DuBose, whose shooting death after a traffic stop was captured on video and became the latest killing by law enforcement to fuel protests demanding policing reforms. Raymond Tensing, 25, entered the packed Cincinnati courtroom with his hands cuffed behind his back, wearing a striped jail jumpsuit. He entered his plea standing alongside his attorney, Stew …

Subtypes of Prostate Cancer Identified

Friday, July 31, 2015

Through genomic profiling of 259 men with prostate cancer, scientists have identified five groups of prostate cancer with distinct DNA signatures. The discovery represents a major advance, as researchers can now begin trying to tailor therapies to those subtypes. The approach has worked well in breast cancer and helped millions avoid the unnecessary cost, pain and time spent on treatments that are destined …

Man Stabs 6 People at Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade

Friday, July 31, 2015

Jerusalem — Revelers dancing and singing through the streets of Jerusalem during the holy city’s annual gay pride parade were left shrieking in pain and panic Thursday night, as an anti-gay extremist lunged into a group leading the march and stabbed six people, Israeli police and witnesses said. Police said the attacker, Yishai …

Obama: Kenya Is at ‘Crossroads’

Monday, July 27, 2015

Nairobi, Kenya — Declaring Kenya at a “crossroads” between promise and peril, President Barack Obama on Sunday pressed the nation of his father’s birth to root out corruption, treat women and minorities as equal citizens, and take responsibility …

As Rich Get Super-Rich, They Pay Lower Taxes

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Washington — One of the cornerstones of American income tax policy is that taxes are progressive. People who make more money devote a higher share of their income to federal income taxes than people who make less money. That allows for a redistribution of wealth that lowers inequality. …

On Fashion: Adults Should Stay Out of the Business of Declaring Kids to Be ‘Style Icons’

Sunday, July 26, 2015

In the aftermath of First Lady Michelle Obama’s trip to London and Italy last month, the already voluminous oeuvre dedicated to the style of her daughters — Sasha, 14, and Malia, soon to be 17 — increased exponentially. As they accompanied their mother to various public events, they …

Maybelline Makeup Marks 100 Years

Sunday, July 26, 2015

There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to eye makeup. Take the history of Maybelline. The global makeup brand is in the midst of its centennial celebration, complete with multiple star-studded parties. But before all the blushes and BB creams, it was about a family company …

Social Robots Want to Help at Home

Sunday, July 26, 2015

When most people think of robots, they either think of hulking Terminators or the types of dumb industrial robots taking part in a future robot uprising. But there’s another class of robot that’s also gaining traction — social …

Jimmy Carter Holds Ideals Close at 90

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Jimmy Carter let me down. Not with his book A Full Life: Reflections at 90 — a warm and detailed memoir of his youth followed by a clear-eyed assessment of the issues he tackled as president and afterward …

Rough Beginning Leads Donkey to Texas Family

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Decatur, Tex. — This Ricky Bobby is a real jackass. But the Wilson family just loves him. The Bethlehem donkey, almost two months old, is nearly housebroken. He sometimes wears Depends for Women and there are pee pads …

A Great American Writer

Sunday, July 26, 2015

I met E.L. Doctorow only once. We were introduced by a mutual friend at the National Book Awards dinner a couple of years ago. A writer of his eminence is accustomed to praise, and I expected no more …

Around the Remote: Chuck Barney’s Picks for July 26-Aug. 1

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Don’t Miss I Am Cait — Fresh off her stirring speech at the Espy Awards, Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) invites viewers into her life via this eight-part reality series. The show promises to tell her “intimate story” as she seeks out her “new normal” as perhaps the …

To Your Good Health: Adrenal Nodules Can Produce Hormones

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Dear Dr. Roach: My husband’s recent CT scan of his stomach and digestive system with and without contrast revealed that he has nodules on both adrenal glands. It was suggested that he undergo a blood test to determine if the nodules are producing hormones. For the past 21 …