The Special Operations Command, which runs the Green Berets and Navy SEALs, is teaming up with scientists and engineers to build a suit with more protection, a wearable antenna and computers that monitor wounds. They hope to have working prototypes within a few years.
By suspending New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, Major League Baseball stopped short of the lifetime ban that had been threatened. But in the league's history, even lifetime bans have sometimes translated into suspensions of less than a year.
The Navajo Nation is one of the most violent reservations in the country. The U.S. attorney's office tries to take on the most violent crimes, but it often lacks enough evidence to prosecute. And because of antiquated tribal codes, the maximum Navajo court sentence is one year.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued the first standards for what food companies can label "gluten-free." Audie Cornish speaks to Dr. Peter Green, the director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, about the FDA announcement.
Jurors in the James "Whitey" Bulger trial got to listen to several hours of closing arguments in a Boston federal courtroom on Monday. Bulger is the former mob boss accused of litany of crimes including racketeering, murder, extortion and money laundering.
On Monday, Major League Baseball dropped the hammer on more than a dozen players for using performance-enhancing drugs. Twelve have accepted 50 game suspensions. Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014, pending appeal.
One year ago, NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars. We look at the science the mission has accomplished and the strange gravity anomaly engineers stumbled onto at the bottom of Gale Crater, where the rover landed.
The court-martial of Nidal Hasan is scheduled to begin on Tuesday. Hassan, an Army psychiatrist, killed 13 people and injured more than 30 others in the November 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.
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