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Here’s why we’re in trouble

Tippecanoe County, Ind. judge Loretta Rush, interviewed by the Journal & Courier of Lafayette, Ind., underscored parental drug use as a major risk factor in a child's drifting into substance abuse.

September 28, 2011 | | News of the Weird

China takes on mother’s milk

Scientists at China's Agricultural University in Beijing announced that they had produced human breast milk from genetically modified dairy cows and expect supplies to be available in supermarkets within three years. Employing technology once used to produce the sheep "Dolly," researchers created a herd of 300 modified cows, which yielded milk that was reported as "sweeter" and "stronger" than typical cow milk.

September 27, 2011 | | News of the Weird

There’s gold in them thar gutters

"The streets of 47th Street are literally paved with gold," said one of New York City's gold wranglers, as he, down on all fours and manipulating tweezers, picked specks of gold, silver and jewels that had fallen off of clothing and jewelry racks as they were rolled from trucks into stores.

September 25, 2011 | | News of the Weird

There’s a storm coming all right

Earlier this year a baby was born to Canadians Kathy Witterick and David Stocker, but seven months later, they still have not revealed to family or friends whether little "Storm" is a boy or a girl.

September 23, 2011 | | News of the Weird

Weird smells are a big deal

It is not the most popular fetish, but a few men do don raincoats and climb down into public outhouse pits.

September 22, 2011 | | News of the Weird

‘Boom’ right back at ya

'Boom' right back at ya

September 21, 2011 | | News of the Weird

OK, that’s wrong, but not that ‘weird’

The city of Daytona Beach Shores, Fla., agreed to pay $195,000 to settle a lawsuit in which six people claim they were strip-searched unlawfully by police.

September 20, 2011 | | News of the Weird

Can’t we all get along?

Emerging democracies typically exhibit growing pains as they develop stability.

September 18, 2011 | | News of the Weird

It was all for the best

Military veteran Joshua Price, 26, was arrested after police in a Chicago suburb found child pornography and 1,700 photos of dismembered women on his computer, but at a court hearing, Price explained that his photographs were a necessary escape from war-related trauma.

September 16, 2011 | | News of the Weird

Oh sure, you are wanted NOW!

In May, in Rensselaer, N.Y., and in June, in Bluefield, W.Va., two men, noticing that police were investigating nearby, became alarmed and fled out of fear of being arrested - since both were certain that there were active warrants out on them.

September 15, 2011 | | News of the Weird

You’ll have that tat for life

It was a 2004 gang-related murder that had frustrated Los Angeles police for four years until a homicide investigator, paging through gangbangers' photographs for another case, spotted an elaborate tattoo on the chest of Anthony Garcia.

September 14, 2011 | | News of the Weird

Tiny brushes work for tiny art

Britain's Ben Wilson is one artist with the entire field to himself - the only painter who creates finely detailed masterpieces on flattened pieces of chewing gum found on London sidewalks.

September 13, 2011 | | News of the Weird

Just keep on trying

A 38-year-old man, unidentified in news reports, was hospitalized in Princeton, W.Va., in October 1992 with gunshot wounds.

September 11, 2011 | | News of the Weird

Don’t confuse them with the facts

"Science does not trump the testimony of individuals," said Detroit prosecutor Marilyn Eisenbraun, explaining her office's decision to disregard DNA evidence that the University of Michigan's Innocence Clinic said exonerates Karl Vinson, 56, who has spent 25 years in prison for rape.

September 09, 2011 | | News of the Weird

Just playing is safe

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

September 08, 2011 | | News of the Weird

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