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Michelle Carter trial: Boyfriend researched ways to commit suicide

Conrad Roy III's online searches in the weeks before taking his life included articles with titles such as "Painless suicide -- A complete guide to suicide," and "Quick, easy ways to commit suicide," according to a defense witness at his girlfriend's Massachusetts trial on involuntary manslaughter charges.

Retailers at risk of bankruptcy

Moody's Investors Service and USA Today published a report on several U.S. retailers facing bankruptcy as consumers shift their purchasing to online services. ��Here's a list of some of the companies rated Ca or lower by Moody's.

Could snake venom help heart patients?

An experimental antiplatelet drug has surprising bite. Based on a protein found in snake venom, the new drug prevented blood clotting in mice without causing excessive bleeding after an injury, according to research published Thursday in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. The drug has yet to be tested in humans.

The Qatar crisis: What to know

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates in June broke off relations with Qatar, --- a country of nearly 2.3 million people, mostly foreign workers, accusing it of supporting terrorism. Here's the latest developments on what is currently a deepening crisis.