WASHINGTON: A truck driver implicated by his DNA and family tree in a double murder more than 30 years after the crime will face trial this week in the first case using a revolutionary investigative technique. Supporters and critics alike of “genetic genealogy” — the technique used to identify the suspected “Golden State Killer” by making DNA matches with his distant relatives — have followed the case of William Talbott II, who will appear in court starting this week in Seattle. The trucker is accused of killing two young Canadians, Jay Cook, 20, and his girlfriend Tanya Van Cuylenborg, 18, in 1987. Cook was suffocated to death, with a pack of cigarettes stuffed into his throat, and Van Cuylenborg died of a gunshot wound to the head. After decades of unsuccessful searching, Seattle police finally arrested Talbott in May 2018, although he had not raised suspicions until then. “If it hadn’t been for genetic genealogy, we wouldn’t be … [Read more...] about First US murder trial using DNA, family tree evidence
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All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is "preparing to sign with the Brooklyn Nets" when contracts can officially be completed in free agency on July 6, the Boston Herald reported Thursday. The Herald report cited separate sources pointing to an Irving-Nets union but said the Boston Celtics have not been informed of Irving's plans and remain optimistic he could remain with the team. The top pick in the 2011 draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Irving is a six-time All-Star viewed as one of the best players available in a loaded free agent class this summer. Prior to the just-completed season, Irving grabbed the microphone at TD Garden and told a packed house of season-ticket holders he planned to commit to the Celtics long-term. "I needed just some time to kind of be back in Boston and feel great about different things I wanted to explore in my career," Irving said at the time. He said he dreamt of his No. 11 hanging from the rafters one day, joining the retired numbers of legendary Celtics. … [Read more...] about News NBA: Kyrie Irving moving to Brooklyn?
Few know that the person known as the Philippines’ “Woman of Steel” is as pliant as the stem of an orchid before her mother. Alice Eduardo, president and CEO of Santa Elena Construction & Development Corp., may have dinner with presidents but she always has breakfast with her mother Elisa, and father, Andres, no matter how busy she may be. “Mama always tells me, ‘You don’t have to do this’,” Alice tells us on the eve of Mother’s Day, “But I feel that starting my day close to my roots — literally — makes me soar the rest of the day.” “Tuwang-tuwa naman sila to start their day with me,” adds Alice. Born to a well-to-do family in Jaen, Nueva Ecija, where her father was a dentist and her mother, a CPA, Alice remembers her mother always teaching her to be “grounded and humble.” “Ang sabi ng Mama, do not discriminate,” says Alice. Now even more well-to-do — to put … [Read more...] about How being a good daughter built Alice Eduardo’s success
He would go on regular humanitarian and mission trips abroad to help the less fortunate and had even asked his friends to join him on his trips. On Monday, all prospect of such trips ended when Dr Jimmy Tang Chian Piao died while on holiday with church friends in the Maldives. The 52-year-old Singaporean dentist was found floating face down and motionless in a lagoon at the Club Med Kanifinolhu resort in North Male atoll. According to Maldives news website the Maldives Independent, the incident was reported to the police at 12.39pm. News reports from the Maldives said Dr Tang was rushed to the ADK Hospital in the capital, Male, and died while undergoing treatment. There was allegedly no autopsy done, so the exact cause of death was not clear. But a friend and former classmate of Dr Tang's told The New Paper yesterday that he heard Dr Tang suffered a heart attack while in the water, which caused him to drown. The water in the lagoon was reportedly not deep. The friend, who declined to … [Read more...] about Singaporean dentist dies on holiday in Maldives
By Julie Jargon WSJ Tues., April 30, 2019 Divorce can bring out the worst in parents who are already accustomed to bickering with each other. Even an argument about whether a kid should join a soccer team—and who will pay—can end up in a courtroom. To minimize discord and unnecessary court time, family-law judges increasingly order warring parents to use co-parenting apps. The new tools may not solve every problem, but experts say they can ease the stress on children caught in the crossfire. Created by divorced parents, family-law attorneys and judges who saw a need to create a better way for families to communicate, the apps can allow parents to document their compliance with the parenting plan. Some have a check-in feature so parents can prove that they picked up or handed off their children when and where they were supposed to. Others use artificial intelligence to flag messages written in an aggressive tone, reminding parents to keep their communications … [Read more...] about When parents divorce, apps can reduce the child-custody acrimony