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CALIFORNIA: How Steve Jobs died

The death certificate issued Monday for Steve Jobs said he died Oct. 5 at home in Palo Alto, Calif., of respiratory arrest caused by a pancreatic tumor. The document from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department in San Jose listed respiratory arrest as the immediate cause of death, with "metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor" as the underlying cause. Jobs' death occurred five years after the onset of the tumor, the certificate said. Jobs was buried Friday in a nondenominational cemetery in Santa Clara County. Apple's chief executive resigned his position Aug. 24. He was diagnosed in 2003 with a neuroendocrine tumor, a rare form of pancreatic cancer, and underwent a liver transplant in 2009.


MARYLAND: Doubts on anthrax case

Two scientists say they've written a research paper questioning the government conclusion that an Army microbiologist at Fort Detrick was the sole perpetrator of the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people and sickened others. Epidemiologist Martin Hugh-Jones at Louisiana State University said the article will be published in the Journal of Bioterrorism & Biodefense. The article, co-written with Dallas chemist Stuart Jacobsen, maintains that anthrax spores were coated with chemicals, indicating a higher degree of manufacturing skill than Bruce E. Ivins possessed. Ivins, who denied involvement, died in 2008 as the Justice Department prepared to charge him with murder. Department spokesman Dean Boyd said the article provides no evidence spores were from anywhere but Ivins' lab.


WISCONSIN: Held in gruesome killings

A woman who faked a pregnancy and panicked as her supposed due date grew near attacked a pregnant woman with a baseball bat and cut her full-term fetus out of her womb with an X-Acto knife, according to court documents filed Monday in Milwaukee. Annette Morales-Rodriguez, 33, faces counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Maritza Ramirez-Cruz and her unborn son.

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