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Despite rescuing hundreds of children from a sect, police are still in the dark. Andrew Gumbel reports

As state officials prepare planes to spray the San Francisco Bay area with pesticides to fight an invasive moth, politicians are starting to worry not only about the endeavor’s potential impacts on human health, but on local commerce.,trib041108.article

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The Big Apple has a new logo, and Apple says: Drop dead.

Suspect sought after store video catches him in the act

Coffee may cut the risk of dementia by blocking the damage cholesterol can inflict on the body, research suggests.

Starbucks barista donates one of her spares to good customer in need

About 1 in 50 U.S. infants are victims of nonfatal child abuse or neglect in a year, according to the first national study of the problem in that age group.

No-brainer findings uncover hidden truths in conventional wisdom

Ten people were trapped and killed and two managed to escape early Thursday from a house engulfed by flames near Brockway, a town of about 2,000 people situated about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, authorities said.

A former stripper-turned-soccer-mom convicted of plotting to kill her former fiance 12 years ago was sentenced Wednesday to 99 years in prison.

WARREN, Michigan (AP) — The lithium-ion batteries to be used in General Motors’ Chevrolet Volt electric car will soon be installed and tested in specially-equipped versions of the Chevrolet Malibu, the company said.

Elizabeth Agin’s professional popularity is simple and deep: The Tennessee-based cemetery science investigator knows where the bodies are buried — and she can find out where there are more.

They say it’s what’s inside that counts. Hogwash. It’s the suit that makes the man — or the cyborg, as the case may be.

More than 55,000 people have been hit by dengue — a sometimes deadly mosquito-borne virus — around Rio de Janeiro in the last four months, Brazilian authorities said Thursday.

Every 11 years or so, the sun gets a little pissy. It breaks out in a rash of planet-sized sunspots that spew superhot gas, hurling clouds of electrons, protons, and heavier ions toward Earth at nearly the speed of light. These solar windstorms have been known to knock out power grids and TV broadcasts, and our growing reliance on space-based technology makes us more vulnerable than ever to their effects.

You’ve probably read articles about fighting traffic tickets — but the reality is many of us (probably most of us) just don’t have the money to hire a lawyer — or the time/expertise (let alone gumption) to actually challenge a ticket on our own.

The Pentagon on Tuesday released a now-defunct legal memo that approved the use of harsh interrogation techniques against terrorism suspects, saying that President Bush’s authority during wartime trumps any international ban on torture

 NASA scientists have identified the smallest black hole ever found — less than four times the mass of our sun and about the size of a large city.

Not much new happens in this sleepy little southeast Alaska fishing community, and the locals seem to like it that way.

As far as hard jobs go, it’s up there with air-traffic controller and crane operator. Stepmothers preside over a minefield of hidden hurts, half-concealed traditions and occasional tugs-of-war. Want the job?

35-year-old still in pain from medical procedures, family members said

Dozens of high schoolers forced to take breath tests

BALTIMORE, Maryland (AP) — Baltimore police say three children found dead in a hotel room on Sunday had been drowned in the bathtub by their father.

Woman demands apology, says ‘no one deserves to be treated this way’

MIDDLEBURY, Vermont (AP) — The more the snow melts, the more the mystery deepens: What happened to Nicholas Garza?

“A lot of perfectly good food is thrown away,” says Nelson, a spokeswoman for, a New York City group that promotes “freeganism,” which eschews conventional commerce in favor of a lifestyle that uses minimal resources.

 — A chunk of Antarctic ice about seven times the size of Manhattan suddenly collapsed, putting an even greater portion of glacial ice at risk, scientists said Tuesday.

None of the 232 passengers or crew hurt on Australia-bound jetliner

Canadian computer technician finds loophole in new privacy controls

IOWA CITY, Iowa – A woman and her four children were found dead inside their Iowa City home today, and police were investigating a fatality on nearby Interstate 80 that they believe may be the woman’s husband, a former banker recently indicted on embezzlement charges.

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece – Three men from a free-press group ran onto the field of the stadium in Ancient Olympia during Monday’s flame-lighting ceremony for the Beijing Olympics, evading massive security aimed at preventing such disruptions in the wake of China’s crackdown in Tibet.

A judge has ordered Starbucks Corp. to pay $86.7 million plus interest to thousands of California baristas after the court found the company had illegally forced those workers to share tips with shift supervisors.

Jumbo jellyfish, starfish and sea spiders among scientists’ discoveries

A French woman severely disfigured by facial tumors has been been found dead just two days after a court rejected her request for an assisted suicide.

Oregon police lieutenant lives to tell his tale of survival (video on page linked below)


Motorists should expect to pay upwards of $3.75 a gallon in the coming weeks as prices at the pump catch up with record crude, but relief may arrive by summer.

Heartbroken man puts house, car, job and even friends on the cyber block

DHARAMSALA, India — The Dalai Lama on Tuesday invited international observers, including Chinese officials, to scour his offices here and investigate whether he had any role in inciting the latest anti-Chinese violence in Tibet. He also threatened to resign as leader of Tibet’s government-in-exile in the event of spiraling bloodshed in his homeland.

NEW YORK (CNN) — A fifth and sixth body has been pulled from the site where a crane collapsed Saturday on the East Side of Midtown Manhattan, New York police said Monday

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There was just simply no one better to turn to than the eccentric grandmother who loved animals so much that her 86-acre North Georgia farm was home to donkeys, goats, high-priced show dogs and even a few wayward deer.

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The FBI continued in 2006 to badly mishandle letters that it uses to obtain personal records without a court order, according to a Justice Department report released Thursday.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Two Portland men were sentenced Tuesday after they were convicted of beheading a kitten.

LONDON – As doctors struggle to eradicate polio worldwide, one of their biggest problems is persuading parents to vaccinate their children. In Belgium, authorities are resorting to an extreme measure: prison sentences. – more to come as the story happens.

Guitar Hero,’ ‘Rock Band’ have got kids interested in old-time rock ‘n’ roll

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec (Reuters) – Although Canada is one of the snowiest countries in the world, a series of violent “snow rage” incidents reveal that even the locals have their limits.;_ylt=AnUk3bDe7.Qc6K0EviT.nu2s0NUE

 In 2002, at the ages of 62 and 48, Pat and Catherine Patterson decided to leave it all behind. They sold their real-estate business and their cars, gave their furniture to their children, and put their home up for rent. Strapping their remaining possessions to two bicycles, the couple set off to bike around the world.

Dallas police were investigating Wednesday morning why a mother threw her two children off an overpass and then jumped into oncoming traffic on Interstate 30 near Jim Miller Road.

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian says he plans to run for Congress.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A meteorite that struck Peru in September, digging out a deep hole and startling nearby residents, traveled faster and hit harder than would have been expected, researchers reported on Tuesday.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Police investigating the slaying of the University of North Carolina’s student body president may have a new break in the case.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian police deliberately covered up the murder of a 15-year-old British teenage girl who was found dead in Goa last month, the state’s tourism minister said on Monday.

EVERETT, Wash. – A 10-year-old Everett-area boy is at Children’s Hospital after being buried in a sandbox by his playmates.,,20183056,00.html

Casey “Knowles” herself told ABC-TV’s Good Morning America Weekend that she’s been contacted by the Obama campaign about the possibility of doing an ad for him.

BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber killed five American soldiers on a foot patrol Monday after detonating his explosives vest in central Baghdad, the U.S. military said, the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in Iraq in more than a month.

‘N Sync founder Pearlman ‘accepting full responsibility’ for bilking investors

The individual user has been king on the Internet, but the pendulum seems to be swinging back toward edited information vetted by professionals.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The student body president at the University of North Carolina was last seen alive just hours before she was found shot to death on a street in what police said they believe was a random act.

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s apparently no link between the bombing of a military recruiting station in New York’s Times Square and letters sent to Congress saying “We Did It,” law enforcement officials said Friday.