By Scott Malone and Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man slain by law enforcement officers on Tuesday had discussed plans to behead police officers with an associate arrested the same day, according to papers filed in Boston federal court on Wednesday. Usaamah Abdullah Rahim, 26, who law enforcement officers shot to death after he allegedly confronted them with a large knife, had told David Wright "I'm just going to, ah, go after them, those boys in blue," an FBI agent involved in the investigation said in an affidavit. Rahim had ordered three knives, with blades ranging in length from 8 inches (20 cm) to 9.75 inches (25 cm), from online retailers and had joked in wire-tapped phone conversations with Wright, 24, about "thinking with your head on your chest," according to the affidavit.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A glamorous Vanity Fair cover served as Caitlyn Jenner's introduction to the world, but far more mundane matters await the Olympic champion before she can legally assume her new identity.
Wondering how long you have? Simple score gives five-year death risk
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Health researchers have developed a scientifically rigorous death risk calculator that predicts a person's risk of dying within five years and say they hope people will use it to improve their health. Using a simple set of around a dozen questions about such things as the number of cars you own or whether you tend to be a slow or, better, a fast walker, the predictor can give a five-year death risk calculation for any Briton aged between 40 and 70 years old. The researchers who developed the calculator with Sense About Science, a UK charity that works to help people make sense of scientific and medical claims, say it could improve health awareness and also in future be used by family doctors to identify high-risk potential patients.
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - One of the longest-serving inmates on Texas' busy death row was set to be executed on Wednesday, more than three decades after being convicted of fatally shooting four people in 1983. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute appeal filed by lawyers for Lester Bower, 67, who is scheduled to be executed by injection at 6 p.m. CDT (7.00 p.m. EDT) at the state's death chamber in Huntsville. If the execution goes ahead, Bower would be the oldest death row inmate put to death in Texas since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.
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