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Ohio mom who microwaved baby wants fourth trial

DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- An Ohio woman convicted of killing her baby daughter in a microwave oven wants a fourth trial because of errors made in her last trial, her lawyer said.
Severed foot in lake was Halloween prop

Severed foot in lake was Halloween prop

ANTIOCH, Ill., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Authorities in Illinois said a severed foot a boy reported spotting in a lake was found by a search team to be "a fake Halloween prop."

Man charged for squirrelly sense of humor

BARTONVILLE, Ill., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- An Illinois man was cited for disorderly conduct for allegedly chucking a dead squirrel through a fast-food restaurant's drive-through window, police say.

Doctor gets 5 years in road rage case

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A judge in Los Angeles Friday sentenced a doctor to five years in prison for intentionally hurting two bicyclists with his car.

Hospital tries no-cut weight-loss surgery

BOSTON, June 28 (UPI) -- A Boston hospital has performed a variation on gastric bypass surgery that does not require cutting into a patient, making it safer and less traumatic.

Company getting sheriff's calls

ELGIN, Ill., June 4 (UPI) -- An Elgin, Ill., business says a phone book misprint led to the firm's phone number being incorrectly identified as the sheriff's office non-emergency number.

Sparrow brain study may aid humans

SEATTLE, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered a major change occurs annually in the brains of songbirds and the finding might impact human medical treatments.

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Ghost hunters bedevil Ill. cemetery

BARRINGTON, Ill., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Police in a Chicago-area town are trying to keep ghost hunters out of a supposedly haunted cemetery.
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