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This photo released by Zoo Atlanta on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 shows twin panda cubs born Monday to the zoo's resident giant panda Lun Lun, the first twin pandas born in the United States since 1987, zoo spokeswoman Keisha Hines announced. (AP Photo/Zoo Atlanta, Adam K. Thompson)

3 young pandas at Atlanta zoo are female, not male

ATLANTA (AP) — Genetic testing has revealed that three young giant pandas born at Atlanta’s zoo that were thought to be males are actually females. Zoo Atlanta spokeswoman Keisha Hines says an examination that was […]

12/13/2013

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Will probe bring justice in town’s rape scandal?

ROBBINS, Ill. (AP) – The rape evidence was stored in the police department’s musty basement: brown paper shopping bags, stuffed with sneakers, bras and underpants, jammed on metal shelves. Scattered blood vials and swabs covered […]

11/23/2013

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FBI reopens 1964 kidnapping case after DNA testing

CHICAGO (AP) — The FBI said Wednesday it is reopening its investigation into the 1964 kidnapping of a newborn boy from a Chicago hospital, after recent DNA testing revealed that a boy found in New […]

08/07/2013

In this July 31, 2013 photo, Chancery Judge Janace Harvey Goree, sits in her Yazoo City, Miss., chambers, expresses her grave concern to learn several middle school girls have become pregnant in recent years in Holmes County, where she lives. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Miss. law requires cord blood from some teen moms

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — If a girl younger than 16 gives birth and won’t name the father, a new Mississippi law — likely the first of its kind in the country — says authorities must […]

08/02/2013

Dying blink: Jurors deliberate at trial hinging on blinks

CINCINNATI (AP) — A video showing a paralyzed shooting victim blinking his eyes is expected to be key in a murder trial as jurors consider whether the blinks were intentional responses to detectives’ questions. Jurors […]

05/15/2013

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Possible human remains found in new 9/11 debris

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Riches pulled his firefighter son’s mangled body out of the rubble at the World Trade Center, but the phone calls still filtered in years afterward. The city kept finding more pieces of his son.

04/03/2013

World Trade Center remains (AP Photo)

Sifting of WTC debris for Sept. 11 remains begins

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City medical examiner says it has started sifting construction debris from the World Trade Center site in an effort to find any human remains from the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

04/01/2013

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Italian court orders new trial for Amanda Knox

ROME (AP) — Italy’s highest criminal court ordered a whole new trial for Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend on Tuesday, overturning their acquittals in the gruesome slaying of her British roommate.

03/26/2013

Amanda Knox (AP Photo)

Knox awaits verdict from Italy’s highest court

ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox was waiting anxiously Monday to hear whether her ordeal is over or whether she will face trial again, as Italy’s top criminal court considered whether to overturn her acquittal in the murder of her roommate.

03/25/2013

‘Horseburger’ firm blames 170 tons of Polish meat

DUBLIN (AP) — The Irish meat company at the center of Europe’s “horseburger” scandal on Tuesday blamed the contamination of its hamburger patties on the purchase last year of 170 tons of meat imported from Poland.

02/05/2013

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