If you're infected with HIV, you're no longer automatically ruled out for an organ transplant.
But whether you need a new liver, kidney or other body part, the wait can be a long one. Now some doctors from Johns Hopkins say that ending a ban on the use of donor organs from people infected with HIV could help. A lot.
By their estimate, about 500 HIV-positive people in need of replacement livers and kidneys could get them each year if a law dating back to 1984 didn't forbid their use.
Juan Mendez, a United Nations representative on torture said Monday that the United States has denied him unsupervised access to Bradley Manning, the Army private charged with leaking among other things classified diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks.
Singer-songwriter Paul Simon was listening to a box set of old American recordings one day. Among the songs, he found a Christmas sermon bearing the voice of Atlanta's Rev. J.M. Gates, a hugely popular preacher in the 1930s and '40s. That sermon stayed with Simon, who turned it into a song.