| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:54 AM
Two men were arrested in Northern California on suspicion of illegally luring a black bear with bait, killing it and then trying to butcher and partially dispose of the carcass in a shallow grave.
Jason Scott Wilkison, 43, of Grass Valley, and...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Well, that's awkward: A white supremacist who made headlines worldwide for plotting to take over a town in North Dakota received the results of a DNA test -- and the results say he's 14% black.
And this all happened while cameras were rolling.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:26 AM
When it comes to evolutionary debates, this one is a major dogfight.
Since the time of Charles Darwin, scientists have argued over the origin of domesticated dogs, speculating wildly about how, when and where a toothy, flesh-eating beast was first...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:19 PM
DNA and proteins are arguably the most important components of the cells of living creatures. Both are produced by stringing together long chains of individual molecules — amino acids in the case of proteins and nucleotides in DNA.
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:08 PM
The Los Angeles Zoo is trying to raise the population of female Komodo dragons, a giant and endangered lizard, by using a DNA test originally devised to identify the gender of bird eggs.
Swelling the female ranks would help close a gender gap in captive...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 3:22 PM
He came, he saw, he tried to conquer. Instead, he got arrested: Craig Cobb's attempts to turn Leith, N.D., into a white-supremacist enclave have hit a wall now that he's in a local jail, accused of terrorizing townsfolk.
But there's a new, ironic...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:50 AM
LONDON -- DNA tests have confirmed that a Bulgarian Roma couple are the parents of Maria, a blond, green-eyed 4-year-old girl taken by police in central Greece last week from the Roma settlement where she was living, Bulgarian authorities said Friday....
| Nov 24, 2013
Aleta Browne fell hard for Fred Nixon.
She was both a sister and wife of Los Angeles cops, and worked as a clerk for Police Chief Daryl Gates. Nixon was one of the LAPD's rising stars, on his way to taking over a coveted position as the chief's official...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:29 PM
MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE — The sun is fading, the temperature is dropping and this desert party is just getting started.
They're prying open beer bottles and blasting rock music from an RV. Motorcycles rest on kickstands beside an ancient lava...
| Dec 1, 2013
We're not exactly sure why two Los Angeles councilmen are proposing a ban on growing genetically engineered crops or selling the seeds in the city. Maybe that's because they don't seem all that clear on the matter themselves.
So far as anyone knows,...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 2:41 PM
A 55-year-old Los Angeles man pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he killed two missing women, including one whose body was discovered in trash bags along a roadside in Rosarito, Mexico, in 1996.
Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra took a plea...