• US Attorney’s office in DC sets up integrity unit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Columbia is setting up a special unit to identify and investigate cases that resulted in wrongful convictions. The creation of the Conviction Integrity Unit was announced Friday. The office says the unit will also make recommendations about ways to improve training, investigations and prosecution…

  • Foundations building center to store animal DNA

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A non-profit foundation dedicated to saving rare breeds of animals is teaming with the Smithsonian Institution on a project to preserve animal DNA through cryogenics. Peter Borden, the executive director of the SVF Foundation in Newport, tells the Providence Journal (http://bit.ly/1oF0Teu ) the partnership will be known as the The Smithsonian…