9:39am

Thu May 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Charges Possible In Death Of Ky. 2-Year-Old Shot By Brother

Originally published on Thu May 2, 2013 10:23 am

The home in Kentucky's Cumberland County where a 2-year-old girl was shot by her 5-year-old brother with a gun he'd been given as a gift. Investigators say the shooting Tuesday was accidental, but there is a chance some charges might be filed.
Dylan Lovan AP

The heartbreaking death of a 2-year-old Kentucky girl who was shot and killed Tuesday by her 5-year-old brother with a rifle he had been given as a gift might lead to criminal charges.

The Lexington Herald-Leader writes that "Kentucky State Police said Wednesday it is too early to say whether charges will be filed in the case of a 5-year-old boy who accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old sister."

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9:37am

Thu May 2, 2013
The Salt

Grocery Home Delivery May Be Greener Than Schlepping To The Store

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 8:20 am

Amazon Fresh delivery man Tim Wilkie totes food to a house on Mercer Island, Wash.
Joe Nicholson AP

Home grocery delivery sounds like a frill for people too lazy to schlep to the store. But having food delivered can be more environmentally friendly than driving to the store, researchers say.

Having groceries delivered can cut carbon dioxide emissions by at least half, compared to driving to the store, according to a new study. That's because the delivery truck offers the equivalent of a "shared ride" for the food.

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9:36am

Thu May 2, 2013
The Two-Way

It's A 'Tale Of Two Popes' As Benedict Returns To Vatican

Originally published on Thu May 2, 2013 10:08 am

The helicopter carrying Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI lands at the Vatican on Thursday.
Vincenzo Pinto AFP/Getty Images

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI moved back to the Vatican and his new retirement residence Thursday, where he will live side by side with the reigning pontiff, Pope Francis.

The arrangement makes history because Benedict, 86, is the first pope to voluntarily step down as head of the Roman Catholic Church in more than 700 years.

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8:42am

Thu May 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Send Your Haiku To Mars! NASA Seeks Poets

Originally published on Thu May 2, 2013 11:33 am

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took this close-up of the red planet Mars in 2007, when it was just 55 million miles away.
NASA UPI/Landov

Galactic poet?

Here's how to become famous.

Send your work to Mars!

NASA is raising awareness for its upcoming launch of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft with its Going to Mars project. The MAVEN spacecraft is scheduled for launch this November, to study the Red Planet's upper atmosphere; the craft will examine why Mars lost its atmosphere, and how that catastrophe affected the history of water there.

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8:35am

Thu May 2, 2013
Environment

Is Fracking Getting Greener?

Natural Gas Drilling Rig in Wyoming

The federal Environmental Protection Agency has just revised its estimate of the amount of greenhouse gas that leaks everyday in oil and gas drilling fields.  The EPA says that as much as 20 percent less methane gas is leaking from drilling operations than it had previously thought.  The announcement comes as good news for the oil and gas industry and is an acknowledgement, says David Ludlam, of big strides in engineering.

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