| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Doubt — and a reportedly royal severed head — haunts a murky corner of forensic science these days, as researchers squabble over an unearthed packet of mummified remains thought to have belonged to King Henry IV of France.
The mystery has...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:43 PM
A veteran cold case detective ignored a key piece of evidence in an unsolved murder, delaying for several years the eventual discovery that Stephanie Lazarus, a Los Angeles police officer, was guilty of the killing, according to allegations in a lawsuit...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 1:05 AM
The American Angus Association reports another solid year for those who raise and benefit from Angus cattle. During the organization's 130-year history, demand for high-quality beef has never been stronger, and genetic selection technology is more...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The forensic anthropologist lifted a thighbone from the skeleton arrayed on her metal lab table and studied the fine cracks traversing its surface, gray and weathered as driftwood.
Associate professor Lori Baker, 44, set the bone down and cradled the...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:22 PM
The road to a clean biofuels future is not easily traveled.
Ceres Inc. in Thousand Oaks has some highly regarded science on its side as a producer of genetically modified seeds for crops used to make biofuels.
Under the motto "Growing tomorrow's...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:01 AM
He hasn't been caught yet, but a rapist wanted in at least 30 "extremely violent" sexual assaults and robberies at Southern California massage parlors has been charged with 31 felonies.
The charges filed by the Riverside County district attorney's...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
When I first heard the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the recent DNA case, Maryland v. King, I thought to myself, this is a good thing - that is, until I read the entire opinion. While Justice Kennedy authored the majority opinion, joined by Chief...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Four months after two South Laurel residents were found slain inside their home, Prince George’s County police have charged a Laurel man they say was the female victim’s paramour.
Thurston Lamont Yerby, 47, of the 11000 block of South...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:55 PM
John F. Haggerty and James J. Valdes have been reappointed to the Harford Community College Board of Trustees by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
Haggerty was first appointed to the board in 2007. He holds a bachelor's degree in science from the University of...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:23 AM
A Colorado grand jury voted to indict John and Patsy Ramsey on charges of child abuse resulting in the first-degree murder of their 6-year-old daughter, JonBenét, the beauty pageant princess whose death stunned the nation, according to documents...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 1:14 PM
LONDON -- The former boyfriend of American student Amanda Knox pleaded with an Italian appeals court Wednesday to acquit him in the 2007 killing of her British roommate, saying the charges were “absurd.”
Taking the stand for the first time...