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Motorcyclist protesting helmet law dies of head injury

A motorcyclist riding in a group without a helmet died in an accident when he flipped over his handlebars, Reuters reported. The man, Philip Contos, was bare-headed on purpose — the group he was riding with was protesting New York’s law requiring that motorcyclists wear helmets. He died of the…

Gabbrielle Giffords recovering after skull operation

LOS ANGELES — US lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords, who was almost killed in a horrific shooting in January, is recovering well after an operation to replace part of her skull, doctors said. The Arizona lawmaker underwent a cranioplasty to replace the part of her cranium removed to allow space for her…

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords recovering after skull operation

LOS ANGELES — US lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords, who was almost killed in a horrific shooting in January, is recovering well after an operation to replace part of her skull, doctors said. The Arizona lawmaker underwent a cranioplasty to replace the part of her cranium removed to allow space for her…

Up to 10 bodies linked to New York serial killer

NEW YORK — New York police stepped up the hunt Tuesday for a suspected serial killer after a human skull and bones, potential ninth and 10th victims, were found in separate locations on Long Island. Police began investigating the so-called “Craigslist Ripper” in December after the remains of four prostitutes,…

LA museum unearths ice-age mammoth skull

LOS ANGELES — Excited archeologists in California are rubbing their hands: after three years’ back-breaking work they are finally, painstakingly revealing the face of Zed, the ice age mammoth. Zed is the prize find in a fossil treasure trove unexpectedly unearthed at a Los Angeles building site in 2006, when…

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