Report: Christina Anderson died of blunt force trauma

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The Medical Examiner's Office in San Diego said Christina Anderson died of blunt force trauma and was bound before her body was burned along with her son.

Funeral held for slaying victims Christina, Ethan Anderson

SANTEE, Calif., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A memorial service was held Saturday for Christina Anderson, a California mother, and her son, Ethan, who were killed by a family friend.

Family of abducted teen in California was tortured before being killed

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The mother and brother of Hannah Anderson, the California teen abducted by a family friend, were tortured before being killed, search warrants indicate.

Hannah Anderson was unaware of death of mother, brother

CASCADE, Idaho, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Hannah Anderson, found alive in Idaho after her abduction, was unaware her mother and brother were killed, a police officer said Monday.

Murder suspect found dead in Idaho; teen girl found safe

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Authorities in Idaho said Saturday a teenage California girl kidnapped by a murder suspect was found safe and her alleged abductor had been killed.

California issues first cellphone Amber alert over missing children

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- California issued its first cellphone Amber Alert late Monday, as phones in Southern California received an alert of two missing children in San Diego.

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Cows wander through neighborhood

HARROGATE, England, July 18 (UPI) -- Residents of a British town said they were awakened in the early morning by a stampeding herd of about 30 escaped cows.
Suspect: 'Planet does not need humans'

Suspect: 'Planet does not need humans'

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- James J. Lee, identified as the gunman killed by police at the Discovery Channel in Maryland, had a history of environmental extremism, online posts indicate.

Mystery writers group to honor 2 scribes

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Mystery Writers of America says it plans to name the authors James Lee Burke and Sue Grafton as the recipients of its 2009 Grand Master Award.

Swimming pool center of pot farm

LONDON, April 17 (UPI) -- British investigators say they found nearly 1,000 marijuana plants valued at $1.6 million in a house and swimming pool in Lancashire.

Alzheimer's enzyme identified

COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have identified an enzyme responsible for the deterioration of brain function experienced by people suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Spider causes Maine SUV accident

BANGOR, Maine, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A Maine man trying to shoo a tiny spider out of his SUV ended up crashing and destroying his huge Lincoln Navigator.

FEMA hires thousands for hurricane threats

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- FEMA is trying to hire thousands of extra workers to deal with hurricane season emergencies.

'Two-mouthed' trout caused by injury

LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Clarence Olberding of Lincoln, Neb., believed he had caught a new type of trout -- one with two mouths.
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