| Dec 7, 2009
| 2:09 PM
Kirk Bloodsworth, the first American death row inmate to be exonerated by DNA evidence, has lived to see something he never could have imagined -- an award named after him, and its first recipient a Democratic senator from Vermont.
Tuesday night, at a...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 8:56 PM
If Casey Anthony had been tried 30 years ago in that same Orange County courtroom, she probably would be facing a death sentence today instead of the few measly years she spent awaiting trial.
The 25-year-old mother who last week slipped out of a...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 8:19 PM
Did you hear that? A shrill suctioning sound, followed by a loud thud?
That was our money being sucked out of Florida and landing in Boston.
Cutting-edge research done at Scripps Florida in Jupiter attracted the attention of a Boston venture-capital...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 1:18 PM
On Thursday, Robert Wilcoxson and Kenneth Kagonyera walked out of a North Carolina jail as free men.
A panel of judges declared them not guilty and set them free. Freed after serving a decade behind bars for a murder they didn't commit.
| Nov 14, 2012
| 5:08 PM
The story of the nonprofit CEO who solicits charity while raking in a giant salary is, by now, becoming a Central Florida cliché.
There was NorthStar High School in Orange County, which was a miserable failure academically but paid its principal $824,000...
| Jan 14, 2013
Details of the West Memphis 3 investigation can only be described as ridiculous.
“They had one guy say that I looked at him and made him levitate. And this is in police records,” says Damien Echols, who in 2011 was freed from prison after...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:51 PM
"The capacity to blunder slightly is the real marvel of DNA. Without this special attribute, we would still be anaerobic bacteria and there would be no music." — Lewis Thomas
The pedigree of human beings, Thomas wrote, probably traces to a...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Moving downward from the shoulder, the arms of Neil Shubin, fish paleontologist, are built like this: one bone, two bones, lots of bones, digits.
The same is true for a bird's wing, a leopard's forward leg and the front fins of Tiktaalik, the ancient...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:24 PM
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...
| May 2, 2014
| 2:20 PM
If the producers of television's hit comedy “The Big Bang Theory” ever need to add a teenage star to their cast of brilliant, eccentric minds, then Jasmin Joseph of Woodland Hills El Camino Real would fit right in.
She's an aspiring...
| Sep 19, 2012
Attorneys for U.S. Open tennis umpire Lois Goodman, charged with killing her husband with a broken coffee cup, failed Wednesday in a bid to stop police from getting a sample of her DNA....