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  • Defendant tells jury he didn't kill restaurant manager in 1999

    Defendant tells jury he didn't kill restaurant manager in 1999
    In the years after restaurant manager Nicholas Megrath's brutal murder on May 1, 1999, Jesse Lee Miller Jr. says he tried to live a normal life even as he remained a suspect in his former co-worker's death. Miller held jobs at fast-food joints, toiled in...
  • DNA evidence and the O.J. Simpson trial

    I enjoyed reading Patt Morrison's interview with lawyer Barry Scheck. For years I have wondered if I had been unfair to Scheck in considering him a hypocrite for devaluing DNA evidence in the O.J. Simpson trial while using it as a mainstay in his worthy...
  • Sold illegally from a clinic, adoptees use DNA to seek birth families

    DUCKTOWN, Tenn. At a small inn tucked behind a Chevron gas station just off U.S. 64, men and women in their 50s and 60s trickled into room 109 Saturday morning. A teacher, a former newspaper editor and a hairdresser were among the first to arrive. They...
  • Barry Scheck on the O.J. trial, DNA evidence and the Innocence Project

     Barry Scheck on the O.J. trial, DNA evidence and the Innocence Project
    The O.J. Simpson case, which began to unfold 20 years ago this month, was a blip — a significant one, but a blip — in Barry Scheck's legal career. Scheck is now better known as co-founder of the Innocence Project, the not-for-profit...
  • 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...
  • Victims of Mexico's drug war: Tracing the missing

    Victims of Mexico's drug war: Tracing the missing
    For almost three years residents of Allende, close to the Mexican border with Texas (see map), harboured a dreadful secret. In 2011 the town of 27,000 people suffered a violent attack by the Zetas, Mexico's most brutal drug gang. Driven by a thirst for...
  • Authorities hope one murder holds key to another

     Authorities hope one murder holds key to another
    A DNA match has given new life to the troubled investigation into Holly Staker's 1992 rape and murder, and Lake County authorities are trying to solve her killing by reinvestigating a crime committed nearly a decade later. Attorneys revealed in court...
  • 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...
  • Gov. McAuliffe: Let's juice Virginia biotech

    Gov. McAuliffe: Let's juice Virginia biotech
    RICHMOND – Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants 10 suggestions from state's biotechnology sector to help Virginia improve its climate for the growing industry. McAuliffe said Wednesday that he's asked for the recommendations by Sept. 1, and that the push...
  • 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...
  • Mystery haunts Michigan woman left on doorstep as baby

    Mystery haunts Michigan woman left on doorstep as baby
    The mystery began on a quiet night in May 1946. Fifteen-year-old Lois Yeck was listening to the radio when she heard a knock at the front door of her family's home in the western Michigan city of Ludington. She went to the door, but saw no one there....