Drunk lawmakers, Crufts and cannolo

March 6, 2014


Gene therapy may offer a drug-free cure for HIV

A nurse carries a child in the San Jose Hospice, November 30, 2012. About 68 HIV-infected children receive free medical care at the hospice. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

 A ‘functional’ HIV cure in sight

Genetic modification therapy could offer a drug-free means of controlling the AIDs-causing virus.


It’s parliament, not a pub

Sober up. A new ban stops Czech lawmakers from buying booze on the job.


Should gay newlyweds file joint tax returns?

Same-sex couples can now file federal returns together — but is that the right financial move for all?


Sicilians send a pastry into space

Amateur scientists have launched a cannolo, a fake one, mind you, into the stratosphere.


Schools snipped over beard policy

The U.S. government is suing Philadelphia’s school district for demanding a Muslim police officer trim his beard.


Gallery: Cute pooches, right this way

Westminster, who? Crufts, the true king of dog shows, has kicked off in England.

A woman sits with a Great Dane during the first day of the Crufts dog show in Birmingham, central England March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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