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  • DNA 'switches' separate Neanderthals from modern humans: study

    DNA 'switches' separate Neanderthals from modern humans: study
    How can creatures as different in body and mind as present-day humans and their extinct Neanderthal cousins be 99.84 percent identical genetically? Four years after scientists discovered that the two species' genomes differ by a fraction of a percent,...
  • Zion man urges no defense in Va. slaying sentencing

    Zion man urges no defense in Va. slaying sentencing
    ALEXANDRIA, VA. — Jorge Torrez, the Zion native who is charged with fatally stabbing two young girls there in 2005, has told his defense counsel not to make any statements on his behalf in a federal courtroom nor to cross-examine witnesses during...
  • Trial starting for 2nd man accused in '94 Waukegan killing

    Trial starting for 2nd man accused in '94 Waukegan killing
    Nearly 20 years have passed since prominent Waukegan businessman Fred Reckling was beaten to death in his appliance store. But for family, friends and former employees assembled at the Lake County courthouse Tuesday for the start of the trial of...
  • Torrez jurors hear Zion testimony, including chilling 911 call

    Torrez jurors hear Zion testimony, including chilling 911 call
    Jurors who will decide whether Jorge Torrez should be executed for killing a sailor in 2009 will hear more evidence Wednesday tying him to the stabbing deaths of two young girls in Zion in 2005, brutal killings that were followed by a troubled...
  • Torrez discusses Zion slayings in jailhouse recordings

    Torrez discusses Zion slayings in jailhouse recordings
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Jorge Torrez, who is awaiting sentencing in a sailor’s murder and is charged in the slaying of two Zion girls on Mother’s Day 2005, told a fellow inmate how he stabbed both girls over and over, knifing their throats...
  • Police charge man accused of raping women in N.E. Baltimore

    Police charge man accused of raping women in N.E. Baltimore
    Baltimore police arrested a 45-year-old Baltimore man they suspected in two sexual assaults over a period of 15 months in Northeastern Baltimore. John Thomas Leach, of the 3400 block of Mary Ave. in the Glenham-Belhar neighborhood, was charged with...
  • Stocks slump, extending decline from last week

    For investors, a volatile stock market passed a worrisome milestone on Monday. The market logged its longest losing streak in two months, and extended a sell-off that began last week. After biotechnology and internet stocks pulled the market lower...
  • Jurors convict Zion man in Va. sailor killing, to hear evidence in slayings of 2 girls

    Jurors convict Zion man in Va. sailor killing, to hear evidence in slayings of 2 girls
    Following his conviction at a federal death penalty trial Tuesday, Jorge Torrez’s life is in the hands of jurors who are expected to hear evidence that he committed a string of brutal crimes, including the 2005 murders of two young girls in a Lake...
  • Neil Shubin tells the story of us in 'Your Inner Fish'

    Neil Shubin tells the story of us in 'Your Inner Fish'
    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...
  • Growing interest in STEM [Commentary]

    Growing interest in STEM [Commentary]
    The dearth of women and certain minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields represents a huge problem within this country and is a crisis often repeated in the news today. These stories often provide the same problem and,...
  • Maryland police DNA tactics again at issue in top courts

    Maryland police DNA tactics again at issue in top courts
    An Anne Arundel County man who was found guilty of a burglary based in part on DNA evidence asked a state appellate court Thursday to throw out his conviction, arguing that police improperly kept his genetic information in the database they used to link...