Childhood eczema predicts adult asthma

MELBOURNE, April 15 (UPI) -- Children who have eczema are at increased risk of suffering from allergic asthma, researchers in Australia found.

Jury receives D.C. Madam prostitution case

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Jurors in a federal courtroom in Washington began deliberating Monday in the so-called D.C. Madam case in which an escort service was accused of prostitution.

'D.C Madam' jury selection starts

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- Jury selection began Monday in Washington in the trial of Deborah Jeane Palfrey, better known as the "D.C. Madam," accused of running a prostitution ring.

La. senator on D.C. Madam's list

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., offered up an apology Monday for his phone number turning up in the records of the so-called D.C. Madam.

D.C. madam's phone records still sealed

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- The lawyer for the accused "D.C. madam" said a ban on making her phone records public is unfair.

Former secretary speaks about D.C. Madam

NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) -- A legal secretary said she was fired from a Washington law firm after it was revealed she worked for the so-called D.C. Madam.

Alleged madam: Sorry official revealed

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- The woman dubbed the D.C. Madam said Monday she's "genuinely sorry" for a customer who resigned his high-level job in the Bush administration.

D.C. madam calls case 'rotten'

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the alleged "D.C. Madam," said Monday that her clients should be charged along with her for federal racketeering.

Former AIDS czar resigns in sex scandal

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- Deputy U.S. Secretary of State Randall Tobias, the former AIDS czar, resigned Friday after admitting he used the services of a Washington escort service.

Alleged madam names customer

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- A woman accused of running a high-end Washington prostitution ring named a former U.S. Navy commander as a customer in court documents.

Prosecutors allege witness harassment

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors say an alleged Washington madam and her lawyer are trying to intimidate ex-employees and clients so they won't testify against her.

D.C. madam may release client list

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- A California woman charged with running a prostitution service in the Washington area is threatening to sell her client list to raise money for her defense.

Alleged madam sent newsletters to workers

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Federal investigators looking into a Washington escort service have discovered the boss sent newsletters to her employees.

Scientists want polar bear protection

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- A U.S. climate researcher is leading a team of 30 North American and European scientists in urging the polar bear be listed as a threatened species.
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