Produced by Chris O'Connell and Jonathan Leach [This story first aired on Oct. 21, 2017] A glamorous seductress with a love for furs made an error while driving through Russia. It seems she forgot to hide the body of her alleged victim -- whom she had in the front seat of her rental car. The mistake, which was caught on traffic cameras, would eventually put her in the middle of an international manhunt and a target for a tough-talking New York private eye. "48 Hours" and correspondent Peter Van Sant travels from New York to Russia with a daughter who's convinced that woman in the front seat is her missing mother. THE CASE OF A LIFETIME Herman Weisberg: I guess I have a unique view of the world because of my job. …In my world, there are a lot of bad people doing a lot of bad things... And when people find themselves a target of bad people, they … call someone like me. …we're the last of the guns for hire so to speak. Herman Weisberg knows … [Read more...] about Red Notice for Murder: The hunt for Russian fugitive Viktoria Nasyrova
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Last Updated Dec 16, 2017 10:55 PM EST CBS News correspondent Anne Marie Green writes about how she came across this story, and the Angie Dodge murder investigation, which she reported for "48 Hours" in"The DNA of a Killer." I first learned about the 20-year-old murder of Angie Dodge in a roundabout way, after getting my DNA analyzed by one of those commercial DNA databases. When I got my results back I was not surprised. There were no big revelations and, just as I suspected, I am not related to royalty. But I did wonder if I could learn anything more from the DNA report. That search sent me down a rabbit hole that lead me to the story of Michael Usry Jr., a young filmmaker who became a suspect in the Angie Dodge murder investigation. After getting my DNA report I learned that there are a number of genealogy sites, educational institutions and companies that are willing to offer you further insight into what your DNA may reveal, as long as you're willing to upload your DNA … [Read more...] about How safe is your DNA?
ARMY chiefs were forced to abandon a £26million Apache helicopter after it broke down - on a school cricket pitch. The war machine was flown into posh £35,000-a-year Felsted school, in Essex, as part of a Help for Heroes fun day. But when the pilot tried to take off the chopper failed to start - leaving it blocking the cricket-mad school’s crease. The aircraft was still parked on the pitch yesterday six days after the embarrassing engine failure. It means the school - which counts cricket legend Nick Knight as a former pupil – has been unable to use its cricket pitch. A Felsted spokesman said: “It experienced a technical fault. “I don’t know exactly what happened, but the aircraft can not currently be moved. “There are plans in place for it to be moved as soon as possible. MOST READ IN UK NEWSROYAL LESSON Meghan to spend 'months with royal adviser' learning how to be effective royal TRAIN WOE Here's what you need to know about the Northern … [Read more...] about Army abandon £26million Apache helicopter after it broke down on school cricket pitch
A ROYAL Navy frigate heading for North Korea will carry a lethal new missile system, the Defence Secretary will today reveal. HMS Argyll has been kitted out with the deadly £850m Sea Ceptor – which can destroy war jets, drones and supersonic missiles. It will be the first time the new air defence missile system has been deployed on operations. Insiders said Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll will deploy to the tinder box Asia pacific region later this year, travelling through the fiercely contested South China Sea to Japan. The mission will take it close to the “Korean theatre”, sources confirmed. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: “Sea Ceptor will protect our nation against the intensifying threats we face today and in the future, giving our ships a powerful shield against everything from supersonic missiles to enemy fighter jets. “Fitting our warships with this ground-breaking technology not only protects our Navy but shows we are world leaders at … [Read more...] about Royal Navy warship heading for North Korea will carry a lethal new missile system, the Defence Secretary is set to reveal
Biology textbooks may be due for a rewrite.For the first time, scientists have detected a DNA structure inside living human cells that looks more like a four-stranded knot than the elegant double helix we learned about in school.The tangled shape, known as an i-motif, had been seen before in the lab, but few researchers expected it to occur in human cells.The new work shows not only that i-motifs do indeed exist in human cells, but that they may be quite common.“Our imaging suggests that this is a normal thing that happens,” said Marcel Dinger, a molecular biologist at the Garvan Institute for Medical Research in Sydney, Australia, who oversaw the research. “It is very likely that genomes in all the cells of our bodies are forming i-motifs at some point in time.”A report on the find was published Monday in Nature Chemistry.The study lends credence to the idea that these unusual DNA shapes may play an essential role in human biology, said Laurence Hurley, a … [Read more...] about In human cells, scientists find DNA that looks like a twisted knot instead of a double helix