| Apr 19, 2014
| 3:20 PM
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,...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 5:56 PM
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...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 6:07 PM
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...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 6:05 PM
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...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:11 PM
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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 1:58 PM
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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 1:49 PM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:48 PM
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...
| 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...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:46 AM
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,...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 6:11 PM
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...