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Cheryl Miller's driver's license was among the evidence collected from the car she and Pamela Jackson were last seen in. The two South Dakota girls disappeared in 1971. Now, authorities say it appears they accidentally drove into a creek. It wasn't until last year that low waters revealed the vehicle.

43-Year-Old Cold Case Closed: South Dakota Girls Died In Accident

Families and friends who have wondered since 1971 about what happened to two South Dakota girls now have some closure.

Authorities said Tuesday that they believe Pamela Jackson and Cheryl Miller died when their 1960 Studebaker Lark accidentally went off a gravel road and into a local creek. "All the evidence would appear to indicate an accident," South Dakota Attorney Gen. Marty Jackley said.

<em></em>Does this blue chicken make you queasy? Scientists say there might be an evolutionary reason for that.

Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

There's something unsettling — freakish, even — about Lawrie Brown's photos of everyday meals.

In one photo, the California-based photographer has placed a shockingly blue raw chicken atop a bed of rice and peas. In another, pink cereal puffs float in a sea of yellow milk. And Brown slathers three hefty scoops of green ice cream with purple fudge in a third, with blood-red cherries as garnish. Other photos in her "Colored Food Series" feature green corn, blue crackers and green spaghetti.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- A 57-acre plot in this village is the perfect place to construct an $800 million power generation plant because it sits near an "electrical highway" of power lines that connect Cleveland and Pittsburgh, says the executive of a Boston-area energy company. Clean Energy Future LLC, formed in 2011 and based in Manchester, Mass., is looking to build a natural-gas-fueled power plant at 1107 Carson Salt Springs Road, reports its president, Bill Siderewicz. "We're hoping to begin construction by the end...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien BOARDMAN, Ohio -- The Mahoning County Educational Service Center has obtained official approval to open a science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, academy that would serve the region. The center obtained one of seven STEM academy designations awarded by the Ohio STEM Commission this week, says its superintendent, Ron Iarussi. "We're a year away, so we have a full year to plan," he says. The goal is to develop an academy devoted to STEM-related curricula for ninth and 10th graders, Iarussi says. A...