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May 14th 8:51 pm ET


Scandal-plagued attorney general of Ohio resigns

Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann, left, announces his resignation Wednesday, May 14, 2008 in the Cabinet room of Governor's office in Columbus, Ohio. At right is Gov. Ted Strickland. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
Ohio's attorney general resigned Wednesday under threat of impeachment because of a sexual harassment investigation in his office and his extramarital affair.

Ants swarm over Houston area, fouling electronics
In what sounds like a really low-budget horror film, voracious swarming ants that apparently arrived in Texas aboard a cargo ship are invading homes and yards across the Houston area, shorting out electrical boxes and messing up computers.

Chicago overturns ban on foie gras in restaurants
Dining on foie gras — a delicacy made of duck and goose liver — will soon be legal again in Chicago.

Court hears man's claim to cut of Hughes' estate
It's the stuff movies are made of — literally: A delivery man says he rescued Howard Hughes after he found him face down and bloodied in the desert, so the reclusive billionaire left him $156 million in a hand-scrawled will as a reward.

Colombian paramilitaries appear in US courts
Fourteen warlords from far-right paramilitary militias suspected in Colombia of thousands of atrocities began court appearances Wednesday around the United States on drug trafficking charges.

Attys: Ohio man to plead guilty to writing threats
A man accused of writing racially hateful letters to prominent blacks, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is expected to plead guilty in federal court, attorneys said Wednesday.

Woman pleads guilty in Spitzer prostitution probe
A woman accused of booking clients for a high-priced call girl ring pleaded guilty Wednesday to money laundering and promoting prostitution in the federal probe that brought down former Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

Scientists are building database of bite marks
It has sent innocent men to death row, given defense attorneys fits and splintered the scientific community.

Canadian polygamist sect under pressure
Fluorescent lights cast a yellow-green pall on the posted student artwork. Children's voices recite lessons behind closed doors. A group of seventh-grade girls giggle and whisper as they wander back to class.

Arrest made in string of Florida wildfires
Authorities arrested a man they say was seen throwing a Molotov cocktail into the woods Wednesday in this Atlantic coast town, where several homes have been gutted by wildfires this week.