Man accused of killing, dismembering girlfriend

Police on Thursday accused a Brazilian man of killing and dismembering his 17-year-old British girlfriend, taking pictures of her body parts with his cell phone and stuffing her torso in a suitcase.

Eight die in Minnesota plane crash (Reuters)

At least seven people were killed in the crash of a small plane at an airport in southern Minnesota, local media reports said on Thursday. (Graphics/Reuters)Reuters – A small business jet crashed near an
airport in southern Minnesota on Thursday, killing eight people
on board, officials said.

Horror on Canadian bus as man beheaded (Reuters)

Police cover up the front windshield of a Greyhound bus west of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, July 31, 2008. A man sleeping on a Greyhound bus as it rolled across the Canadian Prairies was killed and decapitated by his seatmate on Wednesday night, other passengers on the bus told the media. (Fred Greenslade/Reuters)Reuters – A man sleeping on a
Greyhound bus as it rolled across the Canadian Prairies was
killed and decapitated by his seatmate as horrified passengers
fled to safety in the night, witnesses and police said on
Thursday.

Astronaut technology could prevent elderly falls (AP)

Erez Lieberman displays in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, July 24, 2008, an 'iShoe' insole he developed which contains sensors that can detect a wearer's balance. Lieberman, a graduate student who developed the technology while working as an intern at NASA, says the device could help elderly people avoid catastrophic falls.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne)AP – Scientists working to help astronauts regain balance after extended flights in zero gravity say they’ve found a way to use the research to help elderly people avoid catastrophic falls.