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DNA Evidence in 1998 Yale Killing Was Contaminated

The family of a Yale student found stabbed to death off campus in 1998 has learned that DNA evidence in the unsolved murder was contaminated by a former forensic lab worker.

Hawaii's White Sandy Beaches Are Shrinking

Geologists say more than 70 percent of Kauai's beaches are eroding while Oahu has lost a quarter of its sandy shoreline.

N.C. Police Charge Mother in Missing Girl Case

The mother of a 5-year-old girl who disappeared in North Carolina was charged Saturday with human trafficking and other offenses, though authorities said they still did not know the girl's whereabouts.

Football Players Clad in Camouflage Salute Military

South Carolina and Maryland emerged from their locker rooms Saturday wearing camouflage uniforms with military values such as 'Duty,' 'Honor,' and 'Courage' on the back in place of names to honor those who have served.

First U.S. Marijuana Cafe Opens in Oregon

The United States' first marijuana cafe opened on Friday, posing an early test of the Obama administration's move to relax policing of medical use of the drug.

Families of 9-11 Victims Divided Over Detainee Trial Plan

Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement to bring Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to trial at a New York City courthouse Friday was received by families of Sept. 11 victims with mixed reaction.

Chavez Urges Venezuelans to Trim Their Waistlines

President Hugo Chavez said in a televised speech Friday that "there are lots of fat people" in Venezuela and advised his supporters to exercise and eat healthy to trim their waistlines.

Obama: We'll 'Engage' Asia

Obama, calling himself 'first Pacific president,' urges greater cooperation between U.S., Asia in Tokyo speech

ACORN suing government

UNDATED — ACORN says cutting their government funding was unconstitutional and they are suing. The agencies funding was cut after a video surfaced with two people posing as a pimp and a prostitute.

Accused Jaycee Kidnapper Apologizes in Jailhouse Letter

The man accused of kidnapping and raping Jaycee Dugard has issued an apology in a jailhouse letter and referenced 'a sexual problem believed to be impossible.'