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A Guilty Conscience Needs No Accuser

The Barry County Sheriff's Department in Michigan has received $1,200 in cash with an emotional letter. The writer admitted stealing $800 from a convenience store some 30 years ago.

Visual Effects Firms Miss Out On Films Financial Success

Life of Pi won four Oscars including one for visual effects. But the company that did much of its work, Rhythm & Hues is bankrupt and is being sold at auction. At a time when movies are increasingly depending on computer effects, why are the economics not holding up?

Accident During Live-Fire Exercise Kills At Least Seven Marines In Nevada

A mortar round apparently exploded inside an artillery tube, military officials tell NPR's Tom Bowman.

Historian Propels Connecticut To Claim 'First In Flight'

Gustave Whitehead, a German immigrant who lived in Bridgeport, Conn., was the first to fly a plane, according to one expert who examined a photo recently unearthed in a Bavarian museum. This claim has reignited a debate among researchers, and a fight with the Smithsonian.

Bloomberg Wants Retailers To Keep Tobacco Products Out Of Sight

The proposal unveiled Monday comes a week after a judge blocked the New York mayor's effort to limit large sugary drinks. Its aim, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, is to curb the rate of youth smoking.

Maker Of 3-D Printer Guns Now Has Federal Firearms License

A group advocating open-sourced 3-D printing of guns says its founder is now a federally licensed gun manufacturer and dealer. Back in February, the organization released a video displaying the success of a new magazine that holds 30 bullets for an AR-15 rifle.

Among Thousands Of Gun Deaths, Only One Charles Foster Jr.

Charles Foster Jr., 24, died on New Year's Day in Columbus, Ga., just one of tens of thousands of Americans who will be killed by a firearm this year. While mass shootings like the one in Newtown, Conn., attract a frenzy of media coverage, most gun homicides, like Foster's, garner little news attention.