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Medical Examiner: Murdered Yale Student Strangled

A Yale graduate student whose body was found stuffed behind a lab building wall died by 'traumatic asphyxia due to neck compression,' the Connecticut medical examiner said Wednesday.

Yale Technician in Custody in Grad Student Murder

Police and FBI agents searched the home of a Yale University animal research technician Tuesday night and led him away in handcuffs to the cheers of neighbors in a search for evidence that might tie him to the slaying of a graduate student.

Critics: News Outlets Largely Ignoring ACORN Scandal

Employees at no fewer than three ACORN offices have been caught on videotape advising a man and a woman posing as a pimp and a prostitute on how to skirt federal law to obtain housing — but mainstream media is ignoring it, critics say.

Fourth Videotape Reveals ACORN Advising 'Pimp,' 'Prostitute'

A fourth video by an independent filmmaker posing as a pimp along with a purported prostitute has surfaced depicting an ACORN staffer in California assisting the couple in their quest to obtain housing for their illegal sex business.

ACORN Brothel Advice Full of Holes, Analysts Say

Legal and tax analysts say there's a chance the advice, however astonishing, could be used to set up an illegal brothel in the short-term — but that the racket might not last long.

Senate Cuts ACORN Loose

Vote blocks housing grants after hidden videos capture employees advising a 'pimp' and 'prostitute' | VIDEO

Patrick Swayze Dies of Pancreatic Cancer at 57

Patrick Swayze personified a particular kind of masculine grace both on and off screen, from his roles in films like "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost" to the way he carried himself in his long fight with pancreatic cancer.

Obama Won't Be 'Banker-in-Chief'

President marks anniversary of Lehman crisis by saying he backs free market, but won't let economy be threatened• YOU DECIDE: Is Economy Back On Track?

Schools Wrestle With Pledge Policy in Classroom

Teachers and administrators around the country are scratching their heads over the Pledge of Allegiance — asking whether educators should be forced to tell students that the patriotic tribute is only optional.