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  • DNA evidence yields arrest in 2012 Rowland Heights rape case

    DNA evidence yields arrest in 2012 Rowland Heights rape case
    Authorities say they were able to use DNA evidence to track down a man who they say brutally beat and raped a 29-year-old woman in her apartment in 2012. The woman, who has not been identified, woke up at 6 a.m. Oct. 27 in her Rowland Heights ...
  • Health officials warn flu is striking early this season

    Health officials warn flu is striking early this season
    It may be no surprise to snifflers stuck in doctor's office waiting rooms: The 2013-2014 influenza season appears to be picking up steam earlier than most flu seasons. On Friday, state and Los Angeles County health officials reported "sharp increases"...
  • 'Light at the end of the tunnel' for West Virginia water crisis

    'Light at the end of the tunnel' for West Virginia water crisis
    West Virginians saw signs of hope Sunday even as 300,000 people spent a fourth day under orders not to use their tap water after a chemical spill. "I believe we’re at a point where we see light at the end of the tunnel," Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin...
  • Tapes show inmates forced from cells by guards using pepper spray

    Tapes show inmates forced from cells by guards using pepper spray
    SACRAMENTO -- Videotapes released Thursday by a federal court show graphic images of mentally ill prisoners in California being forced from their cells by guards who douse them repeatedly with pepper spray. Some of the inmates are being forced to comply...
  • Texas man free on bond after murder conviction is overturned

    Texas man free on bond after murder conviction is overturned
    HOUSTON — A Texas man was released on $50,000 bond  Tuesday in El Paso, nearly 20 years after he was imprisoned for a pair of fatal drive-by shootings he insists he did not commit. Prosecutors were deciding whether to retry Daniel Villegas, 36,...
  • Non-GMO Cheerios are just what the customer ordered

    Non-GMO Cheerios are just what the customer ordered
    It’s good news that General Mills has decided not to include genetically engineered ingredients in Cheerios. Not because crops whose DNA has been tinkered with in a laboratory are dangerous to human health. There’s still a dearth of evidence...
  • FDA must stand firm in the 'natural' food fight

     FDA must stand firm in the 'natural' food fight
    Contrary to what many consumers assume, a "natural" label on foods doesn't necessarily mean much. The Food and Drug Administration has never defined the term, though it says it doesn't object to its use to describe foods without added color, artificial...
  • Grim Sleeper: Judge allows DNA evidence gathered at restaurant

    Grim Sleeper: Judge allows DNA evidence gathered at restaurant
    A judge on Tuesday ruled that DNA evidence that led to alleged Grim Sleeper serial killer Lonnie Franklin Jr. was lawfully obtained via plates and utensils seized by a police officer who posed as a restaurant busboy. Appearing on the stand for the first...
  • DNA evidence in Grim Sleeper case was taken legally, judge rules

    DNA evidence in Grim Sleeper case was taken legally, judge rules
    A judge ruled Tuesday that DNA evidence that led to accused Grim Sleeper serial killer Lonnie Franklin Jr. was lawfully obtained from a pizza slice, cups and napkins seized by a police officer who posed as a restaurant busboy in 2010. Appearing on the...
  • Lice evolve faster than their human and chimp hosts

    Lice evolve faster than their human and chimp hosts
    When humans and chimpanzees parted ways about 5 million to 7 million years ago, they took their head lice with them. But since that mutual divergence, those lice have evolved far more rapidly than their primate hosts, according to a new study. The head-...
  • Glaxo to stop paying doctors to promote its drugs

    Glaxo to stop paying doctors to promote its drugs
    Ending a practice that some say creates a conflict of interest, British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline said Tuesday it would end its practice of paying doctors to promote its drugs. Glaxo, maker of drugs such as the antidepressant Paxil, also...