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How authorities used DNA, public genealogy website to track down the ‘Golden State Killer’

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| Sacramento investigators were able to track down the suspected “Golden State Killer,” decades after the crime, using DNA from public genealogical websites, the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office confirmed Thursday.

How genealogical websites helped ID suspected Golden State Killer

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Investigators compared DNA collected from a crime scene to online genetic profiles and found a match: a relative of Joseph James DeAngelo.

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This man spent years under suspicion after the Golden State Killer raped and murdered his wife

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Investigators suspected David Witthuhn in the bludgeoning death of his wife, Manuela, in 1981. His second wife says the shadow of that destroyed him.

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Bill Cosby found guilty on three counts of sexual assault

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A jury concluded he sexually violated Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. He claimed the encounter was consensual.

LAPD arrests one of its own in workers' comp fraud case

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Officer John Bailey, 43, is accused of knowingly committing workers' compensation fraud and receiving benefits under false pretenses.

Former cop, Vietnam vet arrested as Golden State Killer

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Officials arrested former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo, who they believe to be the notorious rapist and murderer. He has been charged with eight counts of murder

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注意!新电话骗局利用中国大使馆窃取个人信息

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“不要回应这些诈骗,如果接到,请挂断电话。”

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Sides agree to drop rape lawsuit against Russell Simmons

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A federal court filing says both sides will bear their own attorneys' fees, but gives no other details on whether a settlement was reached.

Watch out, Chinese speakers, you're the target of a new phone scam

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Even people who don't speak Cantonese or Mandarin are getting these calls, which claim to come from the Chinese Consulate.

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