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October 4, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - A 69-year-old Oceanside man accused of killing his wife and then cooking her body parts has died of cancer before trial. Frederick Joseph Hengl, who had pleaded not guilty, died in the jail infirmary, the district attorney's office said Friday. Hengl was arrested Nov. 16, 2012, after neighbors complained of a foul odor coming from his home and the sound of a power saw. Police found Hengl's wife's head in a freezer and hunks of meat cooking on a stove. Hengl's wife, Anna Faris, 73, was reportedly suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Snooki's totally grossed out about one part of her body, and she's thinking about fixing the situation. No, not that Situation, "Jersey Shore" fans! Where should we focus? Her breasts, she says. "My boobs are disgusting!," the "Dancing With the Stars" contestant revealed on the Friday episode of " Bethenny ," via E! News . Hey, things happen when you have a kid and then lose a ton - or even 40 pounds - of baby weight. Especially on a 4-foot, 8-inch frame. They're "hanging," she said, because they got so big when she was pregnant.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
The feature debut from the Australian sibling writer-director team of Colin and Cameron Cairnes, "100 Bloody Acres" somehow manages to be both retro and up to date with its giddy, delightful gross-out horror-comedy mash-up storytelling. In the story, two brothers - draw your own connections there - are struggling to keep their organic fertilizer business going. The overbearing Lindsay (Angus Sampson) and meek Reg (Damon Herriman) have been using human bodies in the formula and are running out of their secret ingredient.
NATIONAL
April 22, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Paul Kevin Curtis dreamed of conspiracy and was convinced that the government was spying on him -- which it had been, at least a little, since 2007, in the sense that officials occasionally investigated him on suspicions that his anti-government ramblings might turn violent. The Mississippi Elvis impersonator was charged last week on suspicion of mailing three letters filled with ricin, a poison, to President Obama , Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Lee County, Miss., Judge Sadie Holland in the days following the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15. The letters inside were similar to ramblings he had posted on his blog and on his Facebook page.
NATIONAL
April 18, 2013
WASHINGTON - In the early-morning hours before he was arrested on suspicion of sending a poison-laced letter to the president of the United States, Paul Kevin Curtis was typing messages on his Facebook profile. Over the previous few days, the 45-year-old part-time singer had posted photos of fellow Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison impersonators, snapshots of buxom women and a certificate welcoming him to Mensa, a society for people with high IQs. At 5 a.m. Wednesday, about 12 hours before his arrest, he wrote, "I'm on the hidden front lines of a secret war. A war that is making Billions of dollars for corrupt mafia related organizations and people.
SPORTS
February 14, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Ryan Hollins really knows how to kick a guy when he's down. I mean, the Clippers backup center really knows how to do it. Just ask Houston Rockets center Jeremy Lin. Well, that might be kind of tough. So take a look at the video above and see for yourself. After snatching the ball from Hollins during the second quarter of Wednesday night's game at Staples Center, Lin was fouled by Clippers forward Lamar Odom. As he was falling to the floor, Lin was then kicked in the stomach by Hollins, who immediately raised both hands in an attempt somehow to prove his innocence (because those are the body parts used to kick someone)
SCIENCE
December 27, 2012 | By Kenneth R. Weiss
Make no mistake. Tigers have gone extinct in Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Singapore, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, the islands of Bali and Java in Indonesia and possibly in Korea.  The iconic big cats remain endangered with extinction in other parts of their range, including China, Russia, Nepal, India and Thailand, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature . A few years...
SCIENCE
October 11, 2012 | By Jon Bardin
We make hundreds of decisions every day, and many times we can't fully explain why we choose one option over another. Now a new study reveals at least one reason why we make the choices we do: Because of the way our memories work, the context in which we have positive experiences can bias our decision-making later. Our brains allow us to remember things in part because they make associations between different things that occur together: Between a speaking face and words, between a location and what happened there, between dates and facts.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2012 | By Holly Myers
Masami Teraoka's third exhibition with Samuel Freeman begins with three large, touchingly melancholy portraits painted in the style of traditional Japanese ukiyo-e prints. Rendered in watercolor on unstretched canvas, each roughly 9 by 7 feet in size, the paintings were made in 1990 in response to the AIDS crisis. The association isn't immediately obvious but resonates hauntingly in the stricken expressions of Teraoka's stylized subjects - a mother and child, a father and child, and a surgeon, respectively.
HEALTH
September 13, 2012 | By Psyche Pascual
Dr. Anthony Atala, director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, is used to hearing his work described as science fiction. Way back in 1999, he and his team grew bladders in a lab and successfully implanted them in patients with spina bifida. Then in 2004, his team grew urethras for five young boys in Mexico City. Eight years later, the laboratory-grown tissue looks as natural as the boys' own. At the rate research like Atala's is progressing, scientists predict that replacement organs will be a reality within years, not decades.
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