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Scientist says charges against him false

LONDON—Italian scientist Dr. Paolo Macchiarini was once considered a pioneer in regenerative medicine, credited with creating the world’s first windpipe partially made from a patient’s own stem cells.

But in the last year, Macchiarini has been charged with falsifying his resume, and accused of scientific misconduct and misrepresenting his work.

MP had heart attack: coroner

OTTAWA—A statement from the constituency office of an Alberta MP found dead at his desk last week says he died of a heart attack.

The statement said an autopsy confirmed the cause of death for Conservative Jim Hillyer.

The 41-year-old was found dead March 23 after he returned to the capital following surgery to treat an infection in his leg.

Tot had drowned

AUSTIN, Man.—RCMP say an autopsy has confirmed that a Manitoba boy whose body was found in a creek Saturday drowned.

Chase Martens walked away from his family home near Austin last Tuesday—prompting an extensive search involving hundreds of people.

An autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed the cause of death, police said today.

U.S. town for sale


CAL-NEV-ARI, Nev.—Buying your own town is as easy as buying 500 acres of vacant land located just 70 miles south of Las Vegas from the founder of a place called Cal-Nev-Ari.

Nancy Kidwell is offering the entirety of her town for just $8 million.