Man wearing cosmetic sheet mask sought in series of robberies

In each of the robberies, a man wearing a white paper mask enters a business and demands cash, according to a Los Angeles Police Department news release that referred to the robber as the "white masked bandit.And that's when we gave him all the money," said Junne Valencia, an employee at a frozen yogurt shop that the suspect robbed.

It’s not just lobbyists who say tax reform will slash home prices

Taxes would go up, particularly for the middle class, the report found, and by making it more expensive to own a home, housing prices would fall more than 10%.Read: Realtors say middle class will face higher taxes, lower house prices under Trump plan As reform has gained momentum, the Realtors have doubled down on their assertions.

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Powered BySearching for "Rep Joe Barton" Texas Republican Rep.He announced his re-election bid.

Abnormal Proteins Discovered in Skin of Patients With Rare Brain Disease

Scientists have found prions — abnormal proteins widely believed to cause a rare, brain-destroying disease — in the skin of 23 patients who had died from it, according to a study published on Wednesday.The discovery suggests that skin samples might be used to improve detection of the disorder, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, which now is usually diagnosed with much more difficult procedures, like brain biopsies or autopsies.

Judge allows woman's confession in ex-boyfriend's fatal stabbing


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Melanie Eam’s confession of the fatal stabbing of her ex-boyfriend will be allowed during her trial for second-degree murder, a Palm Beach County judge ruled Wednesday.Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley’s ruling comes after two separate hearings at which Eam’s lawyer, Bruce Lehr of Miami, fought to suppress the confession.

How to Buy a Great TV This Black Friday

To stoke sales, electronics manufacturers typically slash prices of popular TV sets during Black Friday to the lowest all year.If your living room gets lots of sunlight, you will want a very bright TV with vivid colors that can overcome some of that ambient light that washes out your TV, Mr.