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  • Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?

    Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?
    Marijuana is going mainstream: Totally legal in Colorado and Washington; medicinally legal in Connecticut, 19 other states and the District of Columbia. But is it mainstream safe? Connecticut's new medical pot law requires state-licensed growers to...
  • London firm creates mind-controlled commands for Google Glass

    London firm creates mind-controlled commands for Google Glass
    Forget voice commands and touch gestures: A London firm has developed a way for Google Glass users to control their devices just by thinking. This Place, an agency that specializes in creating user interfaces and experiences for programs used in the...
  • Charlie Beck's prolific pen: A look back at the LAPD chief's letters

    Charlie Beck's prolific pen: A look back at the LAPD chief's letters
    Since taking the helm of the Los Angeles Police Department, Charlie Beck has been one of the more prolific letter-writing chiefs. The Times has published five of his often lengthy letters since he became chief in 2009, and — as one would expect...
  • DNA testing denial hampers effort to overturn Newport News murder conviction

    DNA testing denial hampers effort to overturn Newport News murder conviction
    NEWPORT NEWS — A judge's recent decision to deny DNA testing in a murder conviction might be the end of the road for a man who has argued his innocence for 20 years. Newport News Circuit Judge David F. Pugh denied Nathaniel Pierce's motion last...
  • Students awarded Community Foundation scholarships

    Eighty-three local students received college scholarships from donors to the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The Community Foundation has about 100 scholarship funds, established by donors and this year more than $730,000 has...
  • Almost all of us have genetic defects hidden in our cellular furnaces

    Almost all of us have genetic defects hidden in our cellular furnaces
    The arrival of fast and relatively inexpensive genome sequencing is likely to open whole new avenues for diagnosing and treating diseases. But in a new study, scientists show that it can also reveal how some age-related diseases -- from diabetes to...
  • Rare bumblebee rebounding? Sightings create hopeful buzz

    SEATTLE For Will Peterman, the first thrill was spotting a rare, Western bumblebee north of Seattle last summer. The second was when the calls and emails started rolling in. Once abundant throughout the Western United States, the bumblebee with the...
  • South Windsor Man Charged In 2013 Vernon Bank Robbery

    South Windsor Man Charged In 2013 Vernon Bank Robbery
    VERNON — A 22-year-old South Windsor man who police say robbed a Vernon bank a year ago used some of the $76,000 he stole to buy and fix up a 1988 Camaro and to buy marijuana to resell, according to the warrant for his arrest. Police said Dionige...
  • Police say DNA from aborted fetus led to arrest in assault on 14-year-old

    Police say DNA from aborted fetus led to arrest in assault on 14-year-old
    KISSIMMEE — DNA from an aborted fetus led to the arrest last weekend of a suspect charged with having sex with a 14-year-old girl he met on Facebook, according to police records. Kevon Butler, 23, was charged over the July Fourth holiday weekend...
  • Quick-acting protein could be used to fight viral infections

    Quick-acting protein could be used to fight viral infections
    When a virus enters a cell, the invasion is not welcome. The cell goes into a defensive mode, with one particular gene expressing a protein whose long scientific name oligoadenylate synthetases-like protein is more easily referred to as OASL. That...
  • JHU students develop more comfortable defibrillator vest

    JHU students develop more comfortable defibrillator vest
    For those waiting on surgery to place a defibrillator inside their chest, special vests can deliver lifesaving shocks in the event of a heart arrhythmia. But the downside, some say, is that the vests are so uncomfortable some patients don't wear them...