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Rap mogul Suge Knight charged with murder

Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested on a murder charge early Friday morning in a fatal hit-and-run in Los Angeles.<p>Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's information office said Knight is being held at the West Hollywood sheriff's station on $2 million bail.<p>Knight turned …

Kenyan marathon star Rita Jeptoo receives two-year ban for doping

Marathon champion<p>Rita Jeptoohas been banned for two years after testing positive for the blood booster EPO, Athletics Kenya announced Friday.<p>A Sept. 25 out-of-competition blood test revealed traces of the banned substance.<p>Jeptoo went on to win the Chicago Marathon for the second time in October. …

Jay Z to take on Apple and Spotify by buying streaming music services

Star tables bid for Scandinavian firm Aspiro, which hopes a new owner will lift its WiMP and Tidal services ‘to a new level’<p>Jay Z is set to become the next big digital music mogul after making a $56m bid for Aspiro, the Scandinavian company behind streaming services WiMP and Tidal.<p>The bid made by …

Music Industry

Islamic State seeks legitimacy in prisoner swap

Bowe Bergdahl

South African death squad leader Eugene de Kock freed from jail

South Africa

Modeling Suspects' Faces Using DNA From Crime Scenes

But can it work well enough to generate reliable leads?<p>This winter, a biotechnology company began offering a whole new service to police departments. Virginia-based Parabon NanoLabs' Snapshot service allows police to send Parabon NanoLabs DNA samples taken from crime scenes. From that DNA, the …

Where Itching Comes From

The science behind what makes people scratch<p>Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him even temporary relief. His solution was to break a clay pot and use the rough edge of one of its …