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Thursday, June 3

Carradine's widow files wrongful death suit in LA

David Carradine's widow filed a wrongful death lawsuit Thursday against a French company handling the actor's last film, claiming it failed to provide proper services to protect him. [More]

Transgender Men Go Topless at Delaware Beach - and Police Can't Do a Thing

Despite numerous complaints, police in Rehoboth Beach, Del., say they can't stop transgender men from baring their surgically enlarged breasts because it isn't a crime for men to remove their tops on the beach. [More]

Slay suspect van der Sloot in custody

Joran van der Sloot, the suspect in a young woman's slaying this week in Peru and previously considered a suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba, was captured Thursday in Santiago, Chile, authorities said. [More]

'Golden Girl' Rue McClanahan dies at 76

Rue McClanahan, the Emmy-winning actress who brought the sexually liberated Southern belle Blanche Devereaux to life on the hit TV series "The Golden Girls," has died. [More]

Lawyer: Gary Coleman's Ex-Wife Lied to Hospital About Marriage

Shannon Price was by Gary Coleman's side at a Utah hospital on Friday, when she authorized doctors to take him off of life support. Since Coleman's death that day, she has been making arrangements for his funeral. Yet despite what Price told the hospital, she and Coleman divorced almost two years ago - calling into question her authority to make a decision to "pull the plug." [More]

Woman Claims She Was Fired From N.Y. Bank for Being Too Attractive

A curvy Queens woman says she was forced out of her job at Citibank because her male co-workers found her figure "too distracting." [More]

Kristen Stewart: Fame is like being ‘raped’

Kristen Stewart says she sometimes can't handle being famous — and that it's almost like being "raped." [More]

Calif. parole agents missed chances to stop child molester who later killed 2 teenage girls

State parole agents missed numerous chances to send a convicted child molester back to prison before he raped and killed two San Diego-area teenagers, the corrections department said Wednesday. [More]

Lawsuit backlash hits wrong person

A California woman who shares a name with the woman suing Google for giving bad directions says she is receiving angry messages meant for the other woman. [More]

Obama extends benefits for gay federal employees

President Barack Obama on Wednesday expanded benefits for same-sex partners of federal employees, a move likely to be welcomed by gay rights activists who have questioned his commitment to their causes. [More]

Liberian teen gets probation in gang-rape of 8-year-old girl

A 15-year-old Liberian refugee who pleaded guilty to participating in the gang rape of an 8-year-old girl was sentenced to probation. [More]

Police hunt for porn actor accused in LA killing

Police are looking for a porn actor suspected of killing a colleague and injuring two others with a sword that was used as a movie prop. [More]

BP Chief: We Weren't Prepared for Gulf Spill

BP fumbled its latest underwater experiment with the wild Gulf gusher -- just like every other endeavor the company has tried to fix the nation's worst oil spill and BP's chief executive said the company wasn't fully prepared for the disaster. [More]

White House Faces Fresh Questions Over Back-Room Dealmaking

The White House faced fresh questions over back-room dealmaking after the White House acknowledged one of President Obama's top advisers had suggested to a Democratic candidate the potential for an administration job in lieu of challenging the candidate whom the president favored in the Colorado Senate race. [More]

Ford to discontinue Mercury brand this year

Ford Motor Co. said today it will cease production of its 72-year-old Mercury brand by the end of 2010 after years of declining sales. [More]

California moves to ban plastic grocery bags

The California Assembly on Wednesday passed legislation prohibiting pharmacies and grocery, liquor and convenience stores from giving out plastic bags. The bill also calls for customers to be charged for using store-issued paper bags. [More]

Texas police seize 147 Mexico-bound AK-47 rifles

Police in a Texas city just north of the Mexican border said on Wednesday they had seized 147 assault rifles apparently headed for Mexico, where tens of thousands of people have been killed by violent drug gangs. [More]

Va. mom blames teen son's suicide on bullying

A Virginia teenager who said he was being bullied by a classmate hanged himself this week after his mother complained to the sheriff's office and school administrators met with the two students and their parents. [More]

Ex-JonBenet suspect sought after alleged threats

Police are seeking the whereabouts of the man who once falsely claimed to have murdered JonBenet Ramsey after a former acquaintance told authorities that he threatened to kill her if she revealed his attempts to form a cult of little girls to have sex with him. [More]

Umpire apologizes for bad call that cost Galarraga a perfect game

Armando Galarraga bitterly sipped a beer minutes after he almost pitched a perfect game, lashing out at first base umpire Jim Joyce for blowing a call that negated his place in baseball history. An apology and hug changed Galarraga's attitude. [More]

No-Hitter Could Be Restored for Tigers Pitcher

The book on Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga’s near-perfect game on Wednesday might not be entirely closed yet, FOX Sports reported. [More]

Bumped fliers would get up to $1,300 under new plan

Airline passengers would receive as much as $1,300 for being bumped from a flight and would have 24 hours to cancel reservations without penalty, among other consumer protections proposed today by the Obama administration. [More]

S.C. governor candidate denies 2nd tryst claim

A South Carolina lobbyist resigned from a rival political campaign on Wednesday and then became the second man to claim he had a tryst with a Republican lawmaker trying to become the state's first female governor. [More]

Nevada jury sentences man to death by lethal injection for rape-murder of college coed

A jury sentenced a Nevada man to death Wednesday for raping and killing a college coed after sexually assaulting two others in a string of attacks that had the city of Reno on edge for most of 2008. [More]

Curtain lifting on former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial 18 months after arrest

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich sees his trial's Thursday start as the end of an 18-month ordeal that began with his humiliating arrest on charges of scheming to profit from his power to fill President Barack Obama's former Senate seat. [More]

Maytag recalls 1.7 million dishwashers

This ought to keep the Maytag repairman busy for a while. The appliance manufacturer, along with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced on Thursday the recall of about 1.7 million dishwashers made by the company between February 2006 and April 2010. [More]

Wednesday, June 2

Holloway suspect sought in Peru murder

Peruvian police said Wednesday that Joran Van Der Sloot previously arrested in the 2005 disappearance in Aruba of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway is being sought as a suspect in a weekend murder of a Peruvian woman. [More]

Koppel: I will mourn son all my life

Ted Koppel is speaking out about his 40-year-old son, Andrew, who died early Monday morning reportedly after a daylong drinking binge. [More]

N.Y. school sued after teen suspended over rosary

A federal judge today ordered a school to reinstate a 13-year-old boy who was suspended for wearing rosary beads, pending a hearing into whether the suspension violated his civil rights. [More]

Ex-Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer charged with felony theft

Former Florida GOP chairman James Greer was arrested at his Orlando home this morning and charged with six felonies for his part in a scheme to defraud the state party, according to Statewide Prosecutor William Shepherd. [More]

Arizona Gov. to DOJ: Bring It On

Bring it on. That's the attitude Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is taking toward the possibility that the Obama administration could file a legal challenge to her state's immigration law. [More]

Lost man cuts down power poles, gets help

Utility officials in Canada's Saskatchewan province said a man lost in the northern wilderness chopped down four power poles to attract investigators. [More]

Thief steals trailer - with two owners inside

A thief who stole a car with a trailer attached got away with more than he bargained for - as the two owners were in the back. [More]

Florida mother accused of killing daughter Caylee, 2, misses court after fall in shackles

A Florida mother charged with murdering her 2-year-old daughter missed a court hearing after she suffered some minor injuries in a fall at an Orlando courthouse. [More]

Supreme Court Loosens Miranda Rule

.The Supreme Court retreated from strict enforcement of the famous Miranda decision on Tuesday, ruling that a crime suspect's words can be used against him if he fails to clearly invoke his rights. Suspects must now say they want to be silent. [More]

911 caller reports mom took his beer

Police in Florida said a man charged with making false 911 reports called the emergency number several times to report his mother took away his beer. [More]

Some homeowners just stop paying mortgages

A growing number of the people whose homes are in foreclosure are fashioning a sort of homemade mortgage modification, one that brings their payments all the way down to zero. [More]

Mexican man dies after clash with U.S. Border Patrol

The Mexican government says a man from Mexico died after being shocked by a stun gun during a confrontation with U.S. Border Patrol agents at a California border crossing. [More]

Giant sinkhole shocks neighborhood in Guatemala City

Residents of a center-city neighborhood in Guatemala City, Guatemala, are still in shock after a massive sinkhole opened last weekend, gobbling several buildings and nearly an entire intersection, according to local officials. [More]

Why call it quits after decades of marriage?

Tipper Gore stood smiling in her blue coat on stage with her arms out, ready to embrace Al Gore at the Democratic National Convention a decade ago. He arrived into her arms and they locked lips for the world to see. "The sheer carnality of the kiss - the can't-wait-to-get-back-to-the-hotel-room urgency, the sexual electricity flowing south - was riveting," Time magazine's Lance Morrow wrote at the time. [More]

Ferguson: Access offer began as way to help friend

An apologetic Sarah Ferguson told Oprah Winfrey that even though she is in deep financial debt, her offer to sell access to her former husband, Prince Andrew, for $724,000 began as an effort to raise money for a friend. [More]

Flag Vandalism Mars Memorial Day in Several States

From Oregon to Minnesota to Ohio, vandals trampled on Old Glory over the Memorial Day weekend. In one Ohio town alone, approximately 25 American flags were found set ablaze on Monday. [More]

Elizabeth Taylor releases love letters from Burton

Elizabeth Taylor has made public for the first time her love letters from Richard Burton, giving new insight into a passionate, playful but turbulent romance that spanned 20 years and two marriages. [More]

Why the web benefits liberals more than conservatives

From the micro-donation platform first popularized by Howard Dean in 2003 to the million-strong Barack Obama Facebook page to the huge audience of the Huffington Post, liberals have been the dominant political force on the internet since the digital revolution began. [More]

Solved: Former Colorado governor had missing moon rock

A missing moon rock awarded to Colorado in 1974 has turned up in an ex-governor's house. [More]

Nicklaus still expects Tiger to break his record

Tiger Woods, dressed in a royal blue shirt, hopped over a short fence and onto the range at Muirfield Village. Jack Nicklaus, in gray blazer and tie, hosted a ceremony on the other end of the range. [More]

'Quit Facebook Day' falls flat

Monday was Quit Facebook Day, and for all intents and purposes, it was a bust. [More]

Tuesday, June 1

Feds meet with film director Cameron on oil spill

"Top kill" didn't stop the Gulf oil spill. How about something "titanic"? Federal officials are hoping film director James Cameron can help them come up with ideas on how to stop the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. [More]

Charlie Sheen will serve jail time in plea deal

Charlie Sheen will plead guilty to a misdemeanor offense and get 30 days jail time, says a source close to the negotiations in the star's ongoing domestic violence case. [More]

Al and Tipper Gore to separate after 40 years

Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, are separating after 40 years of marriage. [More]

Divorce attorneys catching cheaters on Facebook

Before the explosion of social media, Ken Altshuler, a divorce lawyer in Maine, dug up dirt on his client's spouses the old-fashioned way: with private investigators and subpoenas. Now the first place his team checks for evidence is Facebook. [More]

Ted Koppel's Son Andrew Dead After Drinking Binge

TV newsman Ted Koppel's 40-year-old son Andrew has died, reportedly after a daylong drinking binge in New York City. [More]

Man accidentally shoots himself in testicles

A man accidentally shot himself in the testicles at Lowe's Home Improvement store in Lynnwood Sunday afternoon, police said. The man's handgun, which was in the waistband of his pants, went off at about 12:30 p.m. — an apparent "accidental discharge." [More]

Dennis Hopper's widow plans to fight for his money

What had been shaping up as a nasty divorce now appears to be headed for a nasty probate fight. Iconic actor Dennis Hopper, who died Saturday after a long bout with cancer, had been seeking to divorce his wife of 14 years, Victoria Duffy. Now, say reports, she plans to battle for a hefty share of his riches. [More]

Former 'Survivor' producer charged in wife's death

A Mexican judge has issued an arrest warrant for reality TV producer Bruce Beresford-Redman in the death of his wife at a Cancun resort in April, his lawyer said Monday. [More]

Marine aircraft mishap injures 10 at NYC park

A U.S. Marine Corps aircraft's powerful propellers whipped up a wind that sent branches hurling off a tree and into a crowd of about 150 people watching a Memorial Day demonstration in a park, leaving 10 people with cuts and other minor injuries, officials and a witness said. [More]

B-17 drops flowers in NY to honor CIA casualties

Historic aircraft escorted a B-17 bomber as it dropped flowers over the Statue of Liberty in a public Memorial Day tribute to seven CIA employees killed in Afghanistan. [More]

Lindsay Lohan’s ‘Inferno’ too hot for big screen

Lindsay Lohan’s big return to acting is supposed to be in the role of Linda Lovelace, a.k.a, “Deep Throat,” in the film “Inferno.” However, the role may be so controversial, it won’t see the light of day in any mainstream fashion. [More]

High scores make you lose in soccer

Bruce Cappon refers to the organized sport his son plays as "farceball." [More]

Dog tags found after 66 years

A Texas man said he recently received correspondence from an Italian man who found his father's lost dog tags on a World War II battlefield. [More]

Sen. Schumer calls for repeal of law limiting liability of company that owned sunken oil rig

Sen. Charles Schumer says he will introduce a bill to repeal a law that could allow the owner of the oil drilling rig that sank in the Gulf of Mexico to limit its liability for the disaster to $27 million. [More]

How golf balls took on the oil spill and lost

They can fly 300 yards through the air and have helped turn the likes of Tiger Woods into multi-millionaires, but it seems the powers of the golf ball don't end there. [More]

Bank robber stuck around after Va. robbery

Police in Virginia say a man who robbed a bank in Fairfax County was still standing around in the parking lot with his loot when officers arrived. [More]

Monday, May 31

Sarah Ferguson tells Winfrey she had been drinking

Sarah Ferguson says she had been drinking and was "not in my right place" when she was caught on video offering access to her former husband, Prince Andrew, for $724,000. [More]

Census counts illegal immigrants in detention centers

The U.S. Census Bureau is counting illegal immigrants facing deportation in detention centers across the country — about 30,000 people on any given day. [More]

Woman who walked onto highway sues Google Maps

A Utah woman is suing the search engine Google, claiming its maps function gave her walking directions that led her onto a major highway, where she was struck by a car. [More]

'Professional' litigant plans another suit

A homeless man in New York, infamous for filing lawsuits when businesses or institutions eject him for his body odor, has a new target, observers say. [More]

Search turns up head of slain Calif. man

Authorities searching a Long Beach park found the final missing body part — a severed head — believed to belong to a community college student killed and dismembered in a double murder-for-profit plot in Orange County, police said Sunday. [More]

Fergie's multi-million dollar payout revealed

The Duchess of York and her daughters were given around $6.38 million by the royal family, unnamed royal sources told the Sunday Telegraph. Now she's broke and believed to be more than $2 million in debt. [More]

Woman pinches pennies, leaves $4.5 million

A frugal Washington woman left a surprise $4.5 million legacy, with most of it going to a swimming pool her small town may be unable to afford, officials say. [More]

Man kills woman, self at N.C. Target store

A man walked into a North Carolina Target store on Sunday and shot an employee he had had a previous relationship with before turning the gun on himself, police said. [More]

Naked Man Attempts to Abduct 6-Year-Old Girl in Massachusetts

A naked man near a Lawrence, Mass., baseball field reportedly tried to pull a 6-year-old girl who had run off from her grandmother into the woods with him on Thursday. [More]

N.Y. Beauty School Raided After Two-Year Fraud Probe

A "hole in the wall" Chinatown beauty school that somehow managed to collect millions of dollars in federal aid was raided by agents Friday after a two-year fraud probe, the New York Post reported Saturday. [More]

After failed fix, a somber summer of oil, anger

There is still a hole in the Earth, crude oil is still spewing from it and there is still, excruciatingly, no end in sight. After trying and trying again, one of the world's largest corporations, backed and pushed by the world's most powerful government, can't stop the runaway gusher. [More]

Fisherman files restraining order against BP

A fisherman who was hospitalized after becoming ill while cleaning up oil in the Gulf of Mexico has filed a temporary restraining order in federal court against oil company BP. [More]

Carly Simon brews fresh lawsuit against Starbucks

Carly Simon isn't finished kicking up a storm over Starbucks' decision to get out of the music business just five days before her previous album was scheduled to be released in its stores. [More]

NY man asking police for directions to animal shelter for stray dog gets arrested for DWI

A man who went to a New York village police station seeking help for a stray dog found trouble instead after police say he drove there drunk. [More]

Better Diet and Exercise Help Prevent Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes cases are soaring in the United States. Researchers have long thought that poor diet and lack of exercise — hallmarks of modern life — are contributors. A new study confirms that thinking, showing that dieting along won't stave off diabetes. [More]

Up to 25 Bodies Found in Mexican Silver Mine

Between 20 and 25 bodies were recovered from an abandoned silver mine in southern Mexico, apparently victims of drug gang violence, federal police commissioner Facundo Rosas said Sunday. [More]

Sunday, May 30

Church plans to picket rocker Dio's memorial service

A public memorial service for heavy metal rocker Ronnie James Dio is planned for Sunday, with members of the Westboro Baptist Church saying they will picket the ceremony. The church in Topeka, Kansas, is known for its intolerance of gays and its picketing of soldiers' funerals. [More]

Man faces DUI manslaughter charge after running down fiancée

A 65-year-old St. Petersburg man was arrested Friday after authorities determined he was drunk when his minivan struck and killed his 65-year-old fiancée in April as she was waiting for him to pick her up, according to Pinellas Park police. [More]

Calif. Medical Marijuana Workers Vote to Join Union

In Oakland, Calif., medical marijuana isn't just legal. It's organized. One hundred workers in the medical marijuana industry voted on Friday to unionize as part of a retail agriculture and community patient care union, a CBS affiliate reported. [More]

Study shows 'gaydar' may be real

"Gaydar," the supposed innate ability of gay people to identify other gays even in a crowd, may actually exist, Dutch researchers say. [More]

Drug gangs dismember Mexico prison warden

The body of a prison warden kidnapped by gunmen earlier Saturday was found dismembered and scattered in several locations in a small state adjacent to the Mexican capital, Mexican media reported. [More]

Top Tips to Sleep More and Stress Less

Most of us don’t get enough sleep a day. Sleep is essential to the body and mind. If we don’t get enough of it, our mental and physical functions may become impaired. Sleep requirement is different in different stages of life. A one-year-old requires around 14 hours of sleep a day, a five-year-old needs about 12 hours of sleep, and an adult needs 7-8 hours of sleep. [More]

BP says Gulf 'top kill' effort to stop leak didn't work

Yet another mix of risky undersea robot maneuvers, containment devices and longshot odds is being prepared to fight the uncontrolled gusher feeding the worst oil spill in U.S. history. [More]

BP contractor denies beefing up workers for Obama visit

An independent contractor supplying workers to clean up an oil spill on the Gulf Coast denied Saturday that his company sent more workers to Grand Isle, Louisiana, on Friday just because President Obama was visiting. [More]

BP has been good at downplaying disaster

At nearly every step since the Deepwater Horizon exploded more than a month ago, causing the worst oil spill in U.S. history, rig operator BP PLC has downplayed the severity of the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. [More]

Wal-Mart makes splashy price cuts to get mojo back

Wal-Mart is counting on $1 ketchup bottles and sub-$4 cases of Coke to get its low-price mojo back. [More]

Saturday, May 29

Actor Dennis Hopper of 'Easy Rider' dies

Dennis Hopper, the high-flying Hollywood wild man whose memorable and erratic career included an early turn in "Rebel Without a Cause," an improbable smash with "Easy Rider" and a classic character role in "Blue Velvet," has died. He was 74. [More]

There Was 'Nobody in Charge'

In the minutes after a cascade of gas explosions crippled the Deepwater Horizon on April 20, confusion reigned on the drilling platform. Flames were spreading rapidly, power was out, and terrified workers were leaping into the dark, oil-coated sea. [More]

Robbers use tea instead of guns to rob Iraqi bank

Robbers stole $5.5 million from a southern Iraqi state bank after giving guards tea laced with a sleeping drug, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday. [More]

Teacher to Pay Autistic Students She Abused $5 Million

The families of seven autistic students who were abused by their teacher in a northeastern Pennsylvania classroom have agreed to a $5 million settlement of their federal lawsuit. [More]

Heidi Montag Leaving Her Husband Spencer Pratt

The 23-year-old 'Hills' starlet is calling it quits with her husband of 19 months, Spencer Pratt. [More]

The 50 Worst Inventions

From the zany to the dangerous to the just plain dumb, here is TIME's list of some of the world's bright ideas that just didn't work out. [More]

Maserati owner collected welfare benefits

A Cerritos, Calif., woman was charged with welfare fraud for receiving more than $60,000 in benefits while hiding assets including a Maserati, officials say. [More]

Michigan Considers Law to License Journalists

A Michigan lawmaker wants to license reporters to ensure they’re credible and vet them for “good moral character.” [More]

Judge rules reality TV producer's kids can't go to mom's memorial

The children of a Los Angeles woman found dead at a Mexican resort last month will not be allowed to attend a memorial service for their mother Sunday, a judge ruled Friday. [More]

Woman, 71, arrested on arson charge

A 71-year-old woman whose house had a fire March 9, has been charged with first-degree arson, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said. [More]

Lindsay Lohan wants a Chanel alcohol tag

Troubled actress and aspiring style guru Lindsay Lohan wants Chanel to help customize an unwanted fashion accessory - her alcohol monitoring bracelet. [More]

Bandleader Kevin Eubanks ends 18 years with Leno

It's a wrap for "Tonight Show" bandleader Kevin Eubanks after 18 years backing up host Jay Leno. [More]

Blogger Claims Affair With Gubernatorial Candidate

The South Carolina governor's race is getting more sordid by the day, as a local blogger tries to back up his claim that he had an affair with Republican candidate Nikki Haley. [More]

Tiger Woods not allowed to date, source reveals

He's not back in the game quite yet. Despite Tiger Woods' imminent divorce from wife of five years Elin, 30, an insider tells Us Weekly his legal team told him he can't date until the split is finalized. [More]

Woman Has Wheelchair Ramp Stolen From Home

A wheelchair-bound Ohio woman had her wheelchair ramp stolen from outside her home. [More]

Gulf oil spill hits Day 40 with no end in sight

The worst oil spill in U.S. history hits its 40th day on Saturday with Gulf residents clinging to one tenuous hope: that BP's complicated "top kill" operation will plug the gushing well. [More]

Danica faces up to the boos ahead of Indy 500

Danica Patrick is used to setting new firsts for women in motorsport, but she wouldn't have expected her latest breakthrough to be for the amount of booing and abuse she received from fans. [More]

Economy, immigration drive California governor race

California's dismal economy and fears the nation's largest population of illegal immigrants are stealing scarce jobs are dominating a suddenly tight race for the Republican nomination for governor. [More]

Friday, May 28

Teenager Has Testicle Amputated After 'Tapping' Game

A Minnesota teenager had to have his testicle amputated after being punched in the groin by a classmate. [More]

Calif. College Offers Scholarship to Illegal Immigrants

A public community college in California has set up a scholarship fund for immigrant students — including illegal immigrants. The $2,500 scholarship has sparked anger by some, including at least one lawmaker who is threatening to cut off federal funding to the school. [More]

Former child TV star Gary Coleman dies at 42

Gary Coleman, the child star of the smash 1970s TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" whose later career was marred by medical and legal problems, died Friday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. [More]

White House admits pushing Sestak to drop Senate bid

The White House tried to get Representative Joe Sestak to drop his Senate primary bid in Pennsylvania in exchange for an unpaid administration job, according to an internal report released on Friday that concluded the offer was legal. [More]

White House Used Bill Clinton to Pressure Sestak

The White House confirms that it used former President Bill Clinton as an intermediary to discourage Rep. Joe Sestak's Democratic primary challenge in the Pennsylvania Senate race. [More]

Woman sues strip club after her 16-year-old daughter is hired as dancer

A Bay area mother is furious after her 16-year-old daughter was hired as a nude dancer at the Emperors Gentleman's Club on Adamo Drive in Tampa. [More]

Obama: National Guard Won't Be on Front Lines in Arizona

The 1,200 National Guard troops President Obama is dispatching to the U.S.-Mexico border will provide intelligence, reconnaissance and other "back office" support, but one thing they won't be doing is helping a beleaguered Border Patrol and local law enforcement nab illegal immigrants and smugglers flowing into Arizona. [More]

Judge: Ohio church day care worker endangered kids by putting sleep supplement in their candy

A former Ohio church day care worker has been found guilty of endangering children by slipping an over-the-counter dietary supplement into candy to help them sleep. [More]

Woman says waking up alone on plane was 'horrifying'

A Michigan woman who fell asleep on a United Express flight to Philadelphia says she woke up and was shocked to find she was alone on the plane. [More]

RFK Jr.'s wife, accused of running over curb near NY school, pleads not guilty to DWI charge

The wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. pleaded not guilty Thursday to a drunken-driving charge and will be evaluated to see if she needs treatment for alcohol abuse. [More]

Congress moves to end ban on gays in military

Congress has taken two big steps toward ending the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military. [More]

Nev. senator says voicemail to rape victim's sister wasn't about the case involving his friend

A state senator Thursday denied he was trying to bribe a rape victim's sister when he left her a message suggesting it could be "financially beneficial" if she told the truth. [More]

Sarah Ferguson is ‘totally broke’

Sarah Ferguson will sit down and explain to Oprah Winfrey just what was going through her head when she was caught trying to sell access to ex-husband Prince Andrew, but in the meantime, sources close to the Duchess of York are the ones doing the talking. “She’s totally broke,” one source told Us Weekly. “Her desperation led to the lack of judgment.” [More]

Smoker Wins $8 Million Verdict

A Connecticut smoker who developed larynx cancer has won $8 million in a lawsuit against a tobacco company, the first such jury verdict in New England, her attorney said Thursday. [More]

NYC adviser to celebrities is charged with fraud

Prosecutors charged a financial adviser who has worked for Wesley Snipes, Sylvester Stallone and Martin Scorsese with stealing $30 million from clients and accused a former city council president of lying about his own finances during the probe. [More]

Serial Rapist Found Guilty of Rape and Murder of Nevada Coed

A Nevada man was convicted Thursday of raping and strangling a 19-year-old college coed during a string of attacks that had the city of Reno on edge two years ago. [More]

Man tries to get engagement ring back from with fiancé, gets bloody nose and arrested

A 30-year-old Winneconne man faces a disorderly conduct charge following a tussle with his 24-year-old fiancé over her engagement ring during an argument at a downtown tavern Tuesday. [More]

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