STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three U.S.-based scientists won this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing powerful computer models that others can use to understand complex chemical interactions and create new drugs. Two of the three are university professors in California -- Michael Levitt, a professor at Stanford University School of Medicine; and Arieh Warshel, a distinguished professor of chemistry at USC.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials say a woman's body has been discovered in a rarely used stairwell at San Francisco General Hospital where a female patient went missing more than two weeks ago. Authorities did not immediately say whether the woman found yesterday was 57-year-old Lynne Spalding, who was being treated for an infection at the hospital when she disappeared from her room on Sept. 21.
RIALTO, Calif. (AP) — A former Rialto school district accountant who was allegedly captured on video stuffing lunch money into her bra has been charged with embezzling $1.8 million over the past eight years. San Bernardino County prosecutors have filed 16 felony counts against 48-year-old Judith Oakes, who is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow. Oakes handled deposits of student lunch money into a district bank account.
TOKYO (AP) — Michael Jackson's estate is suing a man and three companies in Japan, claiming they are using the name and likeness of the late pop star on key chains, mugs and other products without permission. The lawsuit filed in Tokyo does not seek money but demands the actions to stop. An attorney for the Jackson estate says the man named in the lawsuit is contesting the allegations.