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  • Two face charges of illegally luring, killing California black bear

    Two face charges of illegally luring, killing California black bear
    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...
  • White supremacist takes DNA test, finds out he's part black

    White supremacist takes DNA test, finds out he's part black
    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. Craig...
  • When - and where - did dogs first become our pets?

    When - and where - did dogs first become our pets?
    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...
  • Frederick Sanger dies at 95; biochemist revolutionized DNA sequencing

    Frederick Sanger dies at 95; biochemist revolutionized DNA sequencing
    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. Understanding...
  • L.A. Zoo attempts to close Komodo dragon gender gap

    L.A. Zoo attempts to close Komodo dragon gender gap
    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...
  • Prosecutor: Supremacist targeted by ally's graffiti after DNA test

    Prosecutor: Supremacist targeted by ally's graffiti after DNA test
    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...
  • DNA tests show blond girl seized by police is daughter of Roma mother

    DNA tests show blond girl seized by police is daughter of Roma mother
    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....
  • An old slaying is revisited — trying to crack a cold case

    An old slaying is revisited — trying to crack a cold case
    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...
  • In the Mojave, a scientist-entrepreneur works to 're-create Martians'

    In the Mojave, a scientist-entrepreneur works to 're-create Martians'
    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...
  • L.A.'s bid to target genetically engineered crops isn't productive

    L.A.'s bid to target genetically engineered crops isn't productive
    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,...
  • Man pleads guilty to killing two missing women, one dismembered

    Man pleads guilty to killing two missing women, one dismembered
    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...