GOP Kentucky governor to investigate Democratic predecessor | Fox News

FRANKFORT, Ky. –  Kentucky's Republican governor said Tuesday he is hiring a private law firm to help investigate his Democratic predecessor for what he said were potentially illegal procurement practices. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said the firm will assist the state's Finance Cabinet in scrutinizing no-bid contracts and also reports of state workers being forced to make political donations...

Paroxetine in early pregnancy once again linked to birth defects | Fox News

A pharmacy employee looks for medication as she works to fill a prescription while working at a pharmacy in New York December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS) - RTR28BCM Women who take the antidepressant paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat) early in pregnancy may be more likely to have...

Statins review says benefits ‘underestimated’ – BBC News

Image copyright Thinkstock The benefits of the cholesterol-reducing drug statins are underestimated and the harms exaggerated, a major review suggests.Published in the Lancet and backed by a number of major health organisations, it says statins lower heart attack and stroke risk.The review also suggests side effects such as muscle pain do occur, although in relatively...

‘Error of law’ in new religious studies GCSE – BBC News

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The new RS GCSE aims to prepare students better for modern life in Britain The education secretary made "an error of law" in leaving "non-religious world views" out of the new religious studies GCSE, the High Court has ruled.Three families argued Nicky Morgan had taken a...

The Raqqa Diaries by Samer review – brutal and powerful

Reports smuggled out of Isis-occupied Syria detail the horrors faced by a desperate populationIn March 2013, Free Syrian Army fighters, alongside the al-Qaida-linked militia Jabhat al-Nusra, liberated Raqqa, a city in Syrias east. Statues of Assad were attacked, detainees were set free, a hip-hop concert was held. Activists hotly debated the shape of the democracy to come. They set...

Is Solitary Confinement On The Way Out?

States are weighing whether solitary confinement, or segregated or restrictive housing, creates more problems than it solves. The Associated Press Candie Hailey at a rally calling for the end of solitary confinement in New York. Hailey spent more than three years in jail, much of it in solitary confinement, before being acquitted. States...