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Sep 18, 2014

Slain Britons get Thai autopsies

Police in Thailand said Wednesday they had conducted autopsies on two British tourists whose bludgeoned bodies were found on a scenic resort island this week. DNA samples have also been collected from several people who were among those in the area where the killings ...

Sep 18, 2014

U.S. House approves arms for Syrian rebels

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted grudgingly to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces “do not and will not have a combat mission” in the struggle against Islamic ...

Sep 18, 2014

Ebola unlikely to become airborne: U.S. scientist

It is unlikely that Ebola would mutate to spread through the air, and the best way to make sure it doesn’t is to stop the epidemic, a top U.S. government scientist told concerned lawmakers Wednesday. “A virus that doesn’t replicate, doesn’t mutate,” Dr. Anthony ...

NASA's Maven spacecraft to arrive at Mars this weekend

Sep 18, 2014

NASA's Maven spacecraft to arrive at Mars this weekend

Mars, get ready for another visitor or two. This weekend, NASA’s Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet following a 10-month journey spanning 442 million miles (711 million kilometers). If all goes well, the robotic explorer will hit the brakes and slip into Martian ...

Chimps are natural-born killers, say scientists

Sep 18, 2014

Chimps are natural-born killers, say scientists

Chimpanzees can be lethally violent to each other, and a study released Wednesday says this stems from an inherent streak and not, as some have suggested, from human interference. Zoologists, led by the famed Jane Goodall, have speculated for years on the causes of ...