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Pink stun-gun attack: Woman suffers after flea-market assault

Pink stun-gun attack: Woman suffers after flea-market assault

Women armed with pink stun guns struck the Maingate Flea Market last weekend and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, the Osceola County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Recognized as frequent shoppers, the women returned to a handbag booth where...


Embrace your green thumb: Now's the time to plant vegetables

If you hurry, there’s just time to get some potatoes, onions and asparagus in the ground and growing before it gets too warm. Unlike finicky tomatoes, these garden staples like cool weather and won’t be bothered by a late freeze. The three can be...


With a little paint, Dallas woman turns recycled car parts into works of art

Some folks might get satisfaction from rescuing dogs or baby birds or plants found in a garbage heap. Dallas resident Sharon Zigrossi rescues hubcaps. She does not return them to their usual automotive location. She turns them into decorative works...


Bird flu research: U.S. panel may take another look

Laboratory-engineered strains of H5N1 influenza, also known as bird flu, aren’t as dangerous as some have been led to believe, said a scientist involved in the controversial research Wednesday. The researcher, virologist Ron Fouchier of the Erasmus...


H5N1 bird flu infection may be more common, less deadly, than thought

The World Health Organization says the H5N1 bird flu kills nearly 60% of people who become infected, but a study released Thursday suggests the true fatality rate may actually be much lower. Virologists at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New...

Producing more babies via automation

Producing more babies via automation

In vitro fertilization success rates have been stuck in the mid-30% range for many years. But researchers in the United Kingdom have found they can improve the odds of pregnancy by more than a quarter by using automated equipment for growing embryos....

Lake detectives uncover Mount Dora grow house

Lake detectives uncover Mount Dora grow house

A Lake County man is in jail after detectives discovered he'd convereted his entire home into a marijuana growing operation. Joshua Page Lester, a 39-year-old Mount Dora man, was arrested Tuesday evening after detectives found about 135 marijuana...


Dallas club product Clint Dempsey scores in first U.S. soccer victory over Italy

GENOA, Italy — The United States beat Italy for the first time in 11 games over 78 years, a 1-0 victory in an exhibition Wednesday night on Clint Dempsey's goal in the 55th minute. Dempsey took a short pass from Jozy Altidore and put a right-footed...

Dallas News, 17:14 in Sport

NFL analysts: Cowboys need cornerbacks; will draft Alabama's Dre Kirkpatrick

Since February 22, five experts from and the NFL Network have compiled a first round mock draft and four of them have the Cowboys selecting Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick with their 14 overall selection. NFL Network analyst Charles Davis...

Dallas News, 17:20 in Sport
Robert Griffin III: Should the Redskins go all in to get him?

Robert Griffin III: Should the Redskins go all in to get him?

Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III was the star of the NFL Scouting Combine, and with all signs pointing to the Indianapolis Colts selecting Stanford signal-caller Andrew Luck with the first pick in the NFL draft, Griffin could be the crown jewel...


Exit poll: Evangelical Christians prefered Santorum in primary

Among Michigan voters, evangelical Christians and those who say a candidate’s religious beliefs matter a great deal preferred Rick Santorum to Mitt Romney, according to an analysis released today by Pew of CNN exit polls. White evangelical or...


Orlando candidates spar over absentee votes

Three candidates in Orlando's upcoming election want Gov. Rick Scott to investigate their allegations of tainted requests for absentee ballots, although city officials and Orange County's elections supervisor say their accusations are groundless....


Rangers' Yu Darvish uses all seven pitches in session Wednesday

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish threw 35 pitches to two minor leaguers in a 10-minute session. Catcher Mike Napoli said Wednesday Darvish used his entire seven-pitch repertoire in facing Joey Butler and Chris McGuinnes....

Dallas News, 17:25 in Sport

U.S. judge allows DEA to suspend Cardinal license

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge on Wednesday allowed the Drug Enforcement Administration to suspend the distribution of controlled substances from Cardinal Health Inc's Lakeland, Florida, facility. Judge Reggie Walton in U.S. district...


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