Mayor: Officer should be fired for Connecticut shooting

U.S. 04/30/19, 09:36

A Connecticut mayor says a town police officer who fired 13 times at an unarmed couple's car during a traffic stop should be fired.Hamden Mayor Curt Leng told protesters at a town office building Monday evening that he has seen enough evidence to recommend the local police commission fire Devin ...

David Brion Davis, scholar of slavery, dead at 92

Entertainment 04/15/19, 16:32

David Brion Davis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian who documented the centrality of slavery in Western culture through a landmark trilogy that made him among the world's most respected and influential scholars, has died.Davis, a professor emeritus at Yale University, died Sunday at age 92. Yale announced that he died of ...

Using 1 germ to fight another when today’s antibiotics fail

U.S. 02/26/19, 01:21

Bacteria lodged deep in Ella Balasa's lungs were impervious to most antibiotics. At 26, gasping for breath, she sought out a dramatic experiment — deliberately inhaling a virus culled from sewage to attack her superbug."I'm really running out of options," said Balasa, who traveled from her Richmond, Virginia, home to ...

Researchers find clues that depression may speed brain aging

U.S. 02/14/19, 13:32

Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are peeking inside living brains to tell if depression might worsen that decline — and finding some worrisome clues.Depression has long been linked to certain cognitive problems, and depression late in life even may be a risk factor for ...

Students sue to open Yale fraternities to women

U.S. 02/12/19, 09:53

Three women who attend Yale University sued the school and nine all-male fraternities Tuesday, seeking to force the social organizations to admit women in response to alleged sexual assault, harassment and discrimination.The class-action lawsuit, filed in federal court in Connecticut, calls for a sweeping order banning fraternities from considering gender ...

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