Intelligence quotient

This undated photo made available by the Florida Department of Corrections shows inmate Freddie Lee Hall. Hall. The Supreme Court will hear an appeal on Monday, March 3, 2014 from Hall, a Florida death row inmate who claims he is protected from execution because he is mentally disabled. The case centers on how authorities determine who is eligible to be put to death, 12 years after the justices’ prohibited the execution of the mentally disabled. The court has until now left it to the states to set rules for judging who is mentally disabled. In Florida and a handful of other states, an intelligence test score higher than 70 means an inmate is not mentally disabled, even if other evidence indicates he is. Hall has scored above 70 on most of the IQ tests he has taken since 1968. (AP Photo/Florida Department of Corrections, HO)

Court skeptical of IQ scores in deciding execution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court indicated Monday that states should look beyond an intelligence test score in borderline cases of mental disability to determine whether a death row inmate is eligible to be executed. […]

03/03/2014

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High court to look at death row inmate with low IQ

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will take up a Florida case over how judges should determine if a death row inmate is mentally disabled, and thus ineligible for execution. The justices said Monday they […]

10/21/2013

US VP Joe Biden

10 Things to Know for Friday

(AP) – A look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. OBAMA FACES RESISTANCE ON POSSIBLE SYRIA STRIKE The administration shared intelligence with lawmakers aimed at convincing […]

08/29/2013

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Financial stress may hit your brain and wallet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Being short on cash may make you a bit slower in the brain, a new study suggests. People worrying about having enough money to pay their bills tend to lose temporarily the […]

08/29/2013

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Early number sense plays role in later math skills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are unraveling the earliest building blocks of math — and what children know about numbers as they begin first grade seems to play a big role in how well they do everyday calculations later on.

03/25/2013

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What you ‘like’ on Facebook can be revealing

LONDON (AP) — Clicking those friendly blue “like” buttons strewn across the Web may be doing more than marking you as a fan of Coca-Cola or Lady Gaga.

03/13/2013

Teen pot use linked to later declines in IQ

NEW YORK (AP) – Teens who routinely smoke marijuana risk a long-term drop in their IQ, a new study suggests. The researchers didn’t find the same IQ dip for people who became frequent users of […]

08/27/2012

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