Half-brother charged in death of missing California boy

MENIFEE, Calif., July 11 (UPI) -- Police in California said the death of an 11-year-old boy who had been missing since Saturday resulted from "a domestic issue within the residence."

Parents charged for leaving son in cage

O'FALLON, Mo., March 17 (UPI) -- Parents who left their autistic son in a makeshift cage in Missouri have been charged with a felony crime, the prosecuting attorney said in a press release.

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Aquarium uses eel to power Christmas tree

SANDY, Utah, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The Living Planet Aquarium in Utah says it is using an electric eel to power the lights on a Christmas tree in its "Journey To South America" gallery.

7 arrested in slaying of La. deputies

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Seven suspects are in custody in the slaying of two Louisiana sheriff's deputies in LaPlace, 25 miles west of New Orleans, Louisiana State Police said Friday.

British banks hit hard in credit crunch

LONDON, March 18 (UPI) -- Major British banks and top companies lost $102 billion Monday and the British pound declined in value, shaking confidence in the country's economy.

Paralyzed man's dog gnaws off his toes

LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A paralyzed man in Lexington, Ky., was hospitalized after he noticed his pit bull partially bit off his toes while he was sleeping, officials said.

New clues found in Graves' disease study

LOS ANGELES, March 1 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have discovered clues as to why Graves' disease attacks the eyes, suggesting new targets for treating the disfiguring autoimmune disorder. The immune systems of Graves' disease patients produce an antibody not found in healthy people.

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Canada cracks down on pot growers

CHILLIWACK, British Columbia, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Officials in Chilliwack, British Columbia, are considering fining landlords $7,650 if they fail to notice marijuana growing on their property.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist Bill Donnelly tells the Boston Globe officials with the Big Dig -- a huge and complex Boston road construction project -- are as bad at crowd estimates as they have been at cost estimates.
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Terry Smith

Terry Smith is an Australian artist and historian, best known for his participation in the Art & Language group. He is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory in the Henry Clay Frick Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh. He was formerly the head of the Department of Fine Arts, Power Institute, University of Sydney.

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