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Prosecutor in Texas execution case accused of misconduct

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 14:04
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A prosecutor who handled the case of a Texas man executed for the fire deaths of his three daughters has been formally accused of misconduct over allegations that he concealed evidence during the 1992 murder trial.

British DNA gives window into ancient past, Vikings and all

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 11:50
NEW YORK (AP) — Genetic samples collected from across the United Kingdom are shedding light on the ancient past, including Viking invasions and a mystery about the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons, researchers report.

House passes GOP bills targeting EPA's 'secret science'

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 11:33
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed two Republican-backed bills that would place new restrictions on the Environmental Protection Agency.

Largest US cache of chemical weapons about to be destroyed

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 09:13
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Army is about to begin destroying the nation's largest remaining stockpile of chemical weapons.

DNA tests help California shelter speed up dog adoptions

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 08:37
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A quarter of the dogs taken in by one California animal shelter look like Chihuahuas. So how do you make a pet stand out when it's similar to so many other dogs at the shelter? Check the DNA.

Another patient sues scope maker over 'superbug' outbreak

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 07:56
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another patient has sued the maker of a medical scope linked to a deadly "superbug" outbreak at Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center.