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Wednesday, July 7

TV reporter pleads not guilty in alleged shoplifting case, apologizes to viewers

A Connecticut television traffic reporter has pleaded not guilty to shoplifting allegations and apologized for disappointing any of her viewers. [More]

Abducted 4-year-old girl found at car wash

A 4-year-old girl taken from her Louisiana, Mo., front yard has been found alive 80 miles away near St. Louis, NBC News reported late Tuesday. [More]

Miami police: Officer kills man during traffic stop

Police say two officers in a single patrol car pulled over the motorist Monday around noon. The man reportedly got out of his vehicle, and at some point, one of the officers shot him. [More]

Ex-Detroit School Board president faces charges he fondled himself in front of superintendent

The former president of the Detroit School Board appeared in court Tuesday to face charges he fondled himself in front of the woman who was then the district's superintendent. [More]

U.S. Priest Stole $1 Million for Male Escorts

The Rev. Kevin J. Gray was a popular priest who appeared to live humbly, forgoing a car and walking to Mass from another parish where he lived so that a Catholic charity could use his space at the rectory. But after a routine audit of the church's finances turned up discrepancies, authorities began a criminal investigation that they say unraveled a secret double life of male escorts, strip bars and lavish spending on the finest restaurants, luxury hotels and expensive clothing, financed with money stolen from the parish. [More]

Pa. woman may keep corpses if she builds crypt

A 91-year-old woman found living with the corpses of her husband and twin sister will be allowed to keep them if she installs a mausoleum or crypt, a prosecutor said Tuesday. [More]

Prince declares the Internet ‘dead’

Prince, never a model of rational thought, declared the Internet “dead” in an interview published by a British newspaper on Monday. [More]

LA judge denies dismissal motion in Smith case

A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday denied a defense motion to dismiss two charges against a doctor accused of illegally funneling prescription drugs to Anna Nicole Smith. [More]

Gov't sues to throw out Arizona immigration law

The Obama administration sued Arizona on Tuesday to throw out the state's toughest-in-the-nation immigration law and keep other states from copying it. [More]

Illegal Immigration Costs U.S. $113 Billion a Year, Study Finds

The cost of harboring illegal immigrants in the United States is a staggering $113 billion a year - an average of $1,117 for every “native-headed” household in America - according to a study conducted by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). [More]

Gulf awash in 27,000 abandoned wells

More than 27,000 abandoned oil and gas wells lurk in the hard rock beneath the Gulf of Mexico, an environmental minefield that has been ignored for decades. No one — not industry, not government — is checking to see if they are leaking. [More]

Ad offers neighbor's stuff

The 29-year-old resident of Chelsea Meadows apartments got sick of looking at a trailer loaded with furniture in the complex parking lot, Pasco County deputies say. [More]

12-year-old Mo. boy charged with 1st-degree murder in shooting deaths of mother, stepfather

A 12-year-old mid-Missouri boy has been charged in juvenile court with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of his mother and stepfather. [More]

Manson follower denied parole

Leslie Van Houten, the one-time follower of convicted serial killer Charles Manson follower long seen as the most likely of his ex-acolytes to win freedom someday, was denied parole Tuesday for a 19th time. [More]

Lohan missed 9 weekly counseling sessions

Actress Lindsay Lohan missed nine alcohol counseling sessions since December, when a judge ordered her to attend weekly classes or face jail, the program's director testified at Tuesday's probation revocation hearing. [More]

Woman allegedly poses as boy, solicits sex from teen

A Franklin woman pretended to be a 14-year-old boy to get close to a Springboro girl, police said. [More]

Tuesday, July 6

Judge sentences Lohan to 90 days in jail

A judge sentenced Lindsay Lohan on Tuesday to 90 days in jail and an inpatient rehab program after finding the actress had violated the terms of her probation in a 2007 drug case. The actress immediately burst into tears after the ruling. [More]

Prosecutor undecided on whether to charge Wash. man accused of using bow on suspected burglar

A prosecutor in Washington state says she's still deciding how to proceed with a December case in which authorities say a man shot a prowler in the buttocks with a hunting bow. [More]

Widow lived with corpses of husband, twin

The 91-year-old widow lived by herself in a tumbledown house on a desolate country road. But she wasn't alone, not really, not as long as she could visit her husband and twin sister. No matter they were already dead. Jean Stevens simply had their embalmed corpses dug up and stored them at her house. [More]

Notorious Call Girl Ashley Dupre Changing Career

Former call girl Ashley Dupre has a new career plan -- and it has nothing to do with sex. Since her big reveal as Eliot Spitzer's escort in 2008, Dupre, 25, has pursued pop music, posed nude for Playboy and penned a dating advice column in the New York Post called, "Ask Ashley." [More]

Wyoming threatens to sell prime Grand Teton land

Wyoming is trying to force the Interior Department to trade land, minerals or mineral royalties for 1,366 acres it owns within the majestic park. If the foot-dragging feds don't agree to a deal — soon — Freudenthal threatens to put a For Sale sign on the property. [More]

One year later, questions linger about Steve McNair's murder

Steve McNair's second-eldest son used to look forward to the July Fourth family get-togethers around the grill, waiting for the sun to set and fireworks to start. [More]

Arizona Candidate: Cut Off Power to Illegal Immigrants

Ratcheting up the debate over immigration in his state, a candidate for the Arizona utilities commission is threatening to cut off power and gas to illegal immigrants if he's elected. [More]

Dutch agency admits mistake in UN climate report

A leading Dutch environmental agency, taking the blame for one of the glaring errors that undermined the credibility of a seminal U.N. report on climate change, said Monday it has discovered more small mistakes and urged the panel to be more careful. [More]

Rules being reviewed on tipster's $100,000 reward

The tipster's six-figure reward hasn't been awarded yet. And in the end, the full $100,000 may not be given to the person who helped direct Tampa police officers to Dontae Rashawn Morris, the suspect accused of shooting and killing two police officers last week. [More]

Doctor: 'Dying' Lockerbie bomber may live 10 years

A doctor who said the man convicted of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 had only three months to live now says the Libyan could survive another 10 years, London's Sunday Times reported. [More]

Democrats push for new Internet sales taxes

The days of tax-free Internet shopping will, if Rep. Bill Delahunt gets his way, soon be coming to an abrupt end. [More]

Prosecutor wants to lock up Detroit-area parents who repeatedly miss teacher conferences

The night Demarco Harris shot and killed a woman during a robbery on a Detroit street, his parents told police knocking on their door at 2 a.m. they didn't know where their 12-year-old was. [More]

Catholic dioceses struggle to monitor abusers barred from ministry but still in priesthood

At the peak of the Roman Catholic clergy sex abuse crisis, the discipline plan American bishops adopted prompted dioceses to remove nearly all accused clergy from the priesthood. [More]

Singer Cheryl Cole in hospital with malaria

Pop star Cheryl Cole is in hospital in Britain after apparently contracting malaria while on holiday in east Africa, her spokesman said Tuesday. [More]

Wash. mom now knows what happened to her son: Killers confess after 2 decades of frustration

Two decades after the 16-year-old Puyallup boy disappeared, one of his former classmates has confessed to murder, police said. Troy Culver was charged this week with first-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter in Lincoln County, Ore. [More]

Post office plans to announce new rate increase

Battered by massive losses, the Postal Service wants to raise rates to bring in more money. [More]

Pilot Killed in Experimental Helicopter Crash in Florida

A pilot was killed Sunday when the helicopter he built in his garage crashed in Titusville, Fla. [More]

Horses dragged driver as he tried to stop rampage

The buggy driver whose horses trampled spectators at this town's Fourth of July parade had tried desperately to stop the rampage, clinging to the reins as the animals dragged him down the street, his family said Monday. [More]

Monday, July 5

Cost of the queen: less than $1 per person a year

Like millions of her subjects, Queen Elizabeth II is going to have to make do and mend - cutting spending and putting off palace repairs as royal finances are squeezed by Britain's budget crisis. [More]

Body of chess legend Fischer exhumed in Iceland

Icelandic authorities exhumed the remains of chess legend Bobby Fischer on Monday in order to carry out a paternity test to settle a dispute over his estate, a local official said. [More]

George Clooney to testify at Milan fraud trial

George Clooney stars in a real-life courtroom drama on July 16 when he appears at the trial of three people accused of usurping his name for a fashion label, a judge said on Monday. [More]

Get off my land! Census worker arrested in Hawaii, federal prosecutors are fighting charges

In these divisive times, Census worker Russell Haas has come to expect some resistance when he goes door to door to count the residents of the rugged communities near Hawaii's Kilauea volcano. He didn't expect to get arrested. [More]

Woman charged in vanilla DUI case

An officer noticed partially empty bottles of vanilla extract, labeled as 35 percent alcohol by volume, and Diet Coke in the front seat, and they said they smelled a strong vanilla odor on the woman’s breath. [More]

Was girl who died in '09 buried alive?

Her mother named the little girl Nevaeh, "heaven" spelled backwards. Jennifer Buchanan says her daughter always was a little bit of heaven to her. [More]

Eating champ leaves NY jail after hot dog fracas

Japanese eating champion Takeru Kobayashi, arrested at a July Fourth hot dog-eating contest, was freed Monday after a night in jail, looking a little weary and saying he was hungry. [More]

Tests on Gulf oil "superskimmer" inconclusive: ship owner

Tests on a supertanker adapted to skim large quantities of oily water from the surface of the Gulf of Mexico are inconclusive because of high seas, ship owner TMT Shipping Offshore said on Monday. [More]

NFL credit card switch has users scrambling

The National Football League's decision to move its branded credit card business from Bank of America to British banker Barclays is forcing customers of the Charlotte, N.C., bank to scramble to spend reward points before they expire next month. [More]

Sources: Missing boy's stepmother tried murder-for-hire

The stepmother of missing Oregon boy Kyron Horman attempted to hire a landscaper to kill her husband several months ago, CNN affiliates KGW and KATU reported Monday, citing sources with knowledge of the investigation. [More]

Russian mathematician wins $1 million prize, but he appears to be happy with $0

Who would turn down a $1 million prize for solving a math problem? Perhaps the smartest man in the world. [More]

Sunday, July 4

NY man blows off arm with party fireworks

Police say a man lighting fireworks has blown off his arm at a party on New York's Long Island. Suffolk County police say 36-year-old Eric Smith was using a 3-foot long metal tube to shoot mortars. [More]

Tammy Lynn Michaels: Melissa Etheridge Left Me Blindsided, Broke

A day after Melissa Etheridge filed legal papers to end their domestic partnership Friday, Tammy Lynn Michaels has taken to her blog twice in one day to say she was not only blindsided by the filing, but has been left basically broke with their kids, borrowing money to pay for gas. [More]

Strapped U.S. Police Turn to Marijuana Busts for Cash

Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko, his budget under pressure in a weak economy, has laid off staff, reduced patrols and even released jail inmates. But there's one mission on which he's spending more than in recent years: pot busts, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. [More]

Drug Gang Enforcer Admits Ordering U.S. Consulate Worker's Killing, Mexico Says

A drug-cartel enforcer told Mexican police that a rival gang infiltrated the biggest U.S. consulate along the border through a worker who helped get them U.S. visas, and that he ordered her killed for it. An American official rejected the claim Friday and said the motive for the slaying remains unknown. [More]

Military officials will need OK before interviews

Military officials will need Pentagon clearance for interviews and other dealings with reporters, according to an order from Defense Secretary Robert Gates not long after the top general in Afghanistan was fired for his comments in a magazine article. [More]

2 arrests linked to Calif. police attacks

Two men who investigators believe are linked to a series of booby trap attacks on police in a town in the Southern California desert have been arrested, authorities said Saturday. [More]

Drugs sub captured in South American jungle

The Drug Enforcement Administration said Saturday it has helped seize a submarine capable of transporting tons of cocaine. DEA officials said that the diesel electric-powered submarine was constructed in a remote jungle and captured near a tributary close to the Ecuador-Colombia border. [More]

Suspect in Fla. cop killings surrenders

A convicted felon accused of killing two Tampa police officers during a traffic stop surrendered after detectives spent more than a day negotiating with an associate of the man, police said Saturday. [More]

Shark bites fisherman trying to remove lure

A 20-year-old man out fishing off New York's Long Island was bitten Saturday by a shark that he had just caught. [More]

Man charged in boat crash near Statue of Liberty

A New Jersey man was charged with vehicular manslaughter after a boat crash near the Statue of Liberty that killed a groom-to-be and injured two other men. [More]

Saturday, July 3

Woman assaulted boyfriend with weedeater

A 49-year-old Pace woman was arrested after her boyfriend alleged she attacked him and came at him with a weed eater. [More]

Maggots just latest airline bag shocker

Many air travelers complain about weird seatmates, but they could be more creeped out if they knew what other passengers had packed in their luggage. [More]

Woman Allegedly Fakes Son's Death, Her Own Death to Avoid Foreclosure

Facing a mortgage payment she couldn’t afford, a Massachusetts woman allegedly faked the death of her son serving in the military, and eventually faked her own death, to avoid foreclosure. [More]

NY spy suspect wants to stay in US, 'embarrassed' over photos in papers

The Russian diplomat's daughter accused of being a spy is "embarrassed" by photos of her that have turned up in media reports and fears she will be deported, her lawyer said. [More]

UK conman convicted of trying to sell Ritz Hotel

An unemployed British truck driver was convicted Friday of trying to sell the world famous Ritz Hotel for 250 million pounds ($380 million) to a duped investor. [More]

'In-N-Out' hometown bans new drive-through restaurants

The birthplace of California's drive-through craze has had its fill of fast food restaurants. [More]

Your keyboard can give you food poisoning

Computer keyboards can get easily besmirched with food, dirt and germs just like other frequently touched items such as door knobs and money. [More]

Teacher leashes middle school child

A south Florida middle school teacher was fined for allegedly having a student lead a classmate around on a leash, authorities say. [More]

Steele Faces Growing Calls to Resign Despite Moves to Quell Uproar

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is under increasing pressure from within his own party to step down for saying the nine-year old U.S. military conflict in Afghanistan is a "war of Obama's choosing" that history suggests is "probably a lost cause." [More]

Friday, July 2

Welfare Cash Available at California Strip Club

Strip clubs are known for doling out risque entertainment - but welfare benefits? That has been the case in California, where more than $12,000 in welfare cash was dispensed from strip club ATMs from 2007 to 2009 as part of the state's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program [More]

$20 million settlement for California captive approved

California lawmakers approved a $20 million settlement Thursday with the family of Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped as a girl and held captive in a secret backyard for 18 years by a paroled sex offender. [More]

LA County child abuse investigator arrested on suspicion of having sex with teen

A Los Angeles County child abuse investigator has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old girl. San Bernardino police say 45-year-old Rod Carter was arrested Sunday for investigation of statutory rape and was released on bail. [More]

Schwarzenegger orders minimum wage for California state workers

As many as 200,000 state workers in California could see their pay scale slashed to minimum wage, if orders from the governor's office are followed. [More]

Man charged with Peeping at Wal-Mart

Police recently arrested a man who cited a poor sex life as the reason he allegedly captured cell phone images directed under women’s skirts while at the Conyers Wal-Mart. [More]

Marines use Anna Chapman photos to warn sailors of the danger of beauties in foreign countries

U.S. Marines preparing for shore leave in the Seychelles islands were having a standard security briefing this week when they were shown photos of a figure who's been in the news lately: Russian spy suspect Anna Chapman. [More]

Health overhaul may mean longer ER waits, crowding

Emergency rooms, the only choice for patients who can't find care elsewhere, may grow even more crowded with longer wait times under the nation's new health law. [More]

Man stole duck from park, planned to eat it, authorities say

An apparently hungry Chalmette man has been arrested for stealing a duck from a public park with the intent of cooking it up for a meal, the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office said. [More]

'Scumbag pedophile priest' jailed for 19 years

A Catholic cleric, who described himself as a "scumbag pedophile priest," has been jailed for nearly 20 years for abusing 25 children in Australia. [More]

'Yes we're divorcing,' says Kelsey Grammer as third marriage ends

It certainly isn’t third time lucky in love for Frasier star Kelsey Grammer. The star is splitting from his wife of nearly 13 years, Camille Donatacci, confirming the news today on his Twitter account. [More]

Police explain reasons for reopening Gore case

Police explained Thursday why they reopened a sexual assault investigation into Al Gore, saying an extra review was needed because detectives looking into the matter last year failed to notify high-ranking officials of their decision to drop the case. [More]

N.H. Man Arrested for 154th Time

A man was arrested for the 154th time after allegedly stealing two cases of beer from a Kittery, Maine, convenience store. [More]

Top Justice Dept. Official Lied Under Oath About Dismissal of New Black Panther Case, Ex-DOJ Lawyer Says

A former Justice Department attorney who resigned last month in protest of the Obama administration's handling of a voter intimidation case involving the New Black Panther Party accused a top Justice official of lying under oath about the circumstances surrounding the decision to drop the case [More]

21 killed in shootout between drug, migrant trafficking gangs near Arizona border

A massive gun battle between rival drug and migrant trafficking gangs near the U.S. border Thursday left 21 people dead and at least six others wounded, prosecutors said. [More]

Casey Anthony Loses Attorney Because of Finances

A member of Casey Anthony's legal team is leaving the case because of a lack of funding for travel and other expenses. [More]

Police shooting suspect released from prison despite felony warrant

The felony worthless check warrant that two Tampa police officers were about arrest Dontae Morris on during a traffic stop Tuesday night had been issued before the convicted drug dealer was to be released from prison three months ago. [More]

Thursday, July 1

Portland police re-opening Gore investigation

Former Vice President Al Gore welcomes a Portland police decision to reopen an investigation into a massage therapist's allegations that he groped her at a hotel four years ago, his spokeswoman said. [More]

3 rare photos give glimpse of Elvis, Graceland

Elvis Presley archivists have found three rare photos dating back more than 50 years that show the young singer greeting fans at the gates of Graceland. [More]

ACLU issues travel warnings to Arizona

The nation's top civil liberties group today issued travel alerts for Arizona, saying the state's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants could lead to racial profiling and warrantless arrests. [More]

British mayor drops pants, apologizes

The lord mayor of Leicester, England, has lost so much weight his pants fell down during an educational event for schoolchildren, attendees said. [More]

World's Largest Oil-Skimming Vessel to Help With Spill

The Taiwanese-flagged former tanker named the "A Whale" is the length of 3 1/2 football fields and stands 10 stories high. It just emerged from an extensive retrofitting to prepare it specifically for the Gulf, where officials hope it will be able to suck up as much as 21 million gallons of oil-fouled water per day. [More]

Ex-Miss California Carrie Prejean to marry NFL player

Carrie Prejean may have lost her crown, but she's getting a husband. The controversial ex-Miss California USA will tie the knot with NFL player Kyle Boller Friday in San Diego, E! News reported Tuesday. [More]

L'Oreal billionaire fraud trial to begin

A celebrity photographer goes on trial Thursday accused of cheating the ageing heiress of the L'Oreal cosmetics empire Liliane Bettencourt out of a billion euros. [More]

After 25 years, CNN seeks Larry King's replacement

A handful of potential successors have already emerged to take over for Larry King when he leaves his prime-time CNN interview show sometime this fall. [More]

Oldest US postal worker retires in Calif. at 95

It wasn't snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night that stopped Chester Arthur Reed from his appointed round. The mail handler just felt it was time to call it quits at age 95. [More]

Millions of vaccine doses to be burned

About a quarter of the swine flu vaccine produced for the U.S. public has expired — meaning that a whopping 40 million doses worth about $260 million is being written off as trash. [More]

Missing Ohio teen found hiding in boyfriend's attic, police say

A missing 17-year-old Ohio girl was found early Wednesday hiding in the attic of an apartment recently leased by her 20-year-old boyfriend, Norwalk police announced. [More]

Wednesday, June 30

Judge fired, fined for free popcorn

New York officials said a parking judge was fired and fined $2,500 for accepting free popcorn from a delivery driver whose tickets the judge had waived. [More]

School Superintendent Apologizes for Condom Policy Amid Nationwide Firestorm

The superintendent of a Provincetown, Mass., school district is apologizing to parents for what she calls a misunderstanding over a condom availability policy to elementary school-age students. [More]

Massachusetts School Offers to Allow Pledge of Allegiance - but Not in Class

Student Sean Harrington appears to have won his fight to bring the Pledge of Allegiance back into his Massachusetts high school - except the principal's proposed solution leaves the daily honor to the nation's flag literally hanging in the hall. [More]

Grandmother stunned in bed by police sues Oklahoma City

An 87-year-old grandmother who was Tasered by police while hooked to an oxygen machine in her bed is suing her Oklahoma hometown. [More]

Lawyer for Kennedy cousin convicted in Conn. murder to plead guilty to tax charge

Celebrity attorney Mickey Sherman, who represented Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in his murder trial has agreed to plead guilty to failing to pay almost $400,000 in taxes. [More]

NY suspect dubbed femme fatale of Russian spy case

Anna Chapman has been called the femme fatale of a spy case with Cold War-style intrigue — a striking redhead and self-styled entrepreneur who dabbled in real estate and mused on her Facebook page, "if you can dream, you can become it." [More]

Elizabeth Edwards hopes to shed "cuckolded wife" image

Elizabeth Edwards wants to break free of her image as a "cuckolded wife" after finding some inner peace since splitting with her cheating husband and aspiring U.S. president, John Edwards. [More]

Donald Duck charged with drunken driving

Police in Ohio say the fifth arrest of a "frequent flier" named Donald Duck on drunken driving charges is nothing to quack at. Donald Norman Duck, 51, who has four previous drunken driving convictions, was arrested Saturday. [More]

Stepmom of missing Oregon boy barred from children

A judge has barred the stepmother of a missing 7-year-old Portland boy from contact with her children and from access to firearms, further isolating her from the investigation into Kyron Horman's disappearance. [More]

Ore. police arrest man, 81, for allegedly chasing another man around taco stand with machete

Police said an 81-year-old man was arrested after he chased another man around a Salem taco stand while armed with a machete. Salem police said Monday the man accused the taco stand owner of stealing a drill from his nearby business. [More]

No plea deal in Stamos extortion case in Michigan

A northern Michigan man charged with conspiring to extort $680,000 from John Stamos said there was nothing illegal about his plan to sell unflattering photos of the actor. [More]

Florida Police Officer's Widow Has Baby Hours After His Killing

The widow of a Florida police officer gunned down after making a traffic stop early Tuesday has given birth to their first child just hours after he passed away. [More]

Mel Gibson split from ex-girlfriend turns bitter

Mel Gibson's breakup from Russian singer Oksana Grigorieva was supposed to be a quiet affair, but a confidential settlement and sealed court case haven't kept the former couple's troubles from hitting the spotlight. [More]

Serial bank robber known for getaway bicycle

A bank robber masquerading as a bike messenger has struck again. The serial bandit, who uses a two-wheeler to pedal away from his heists, held up a bank on Monday afternoon, the Santa Cruz, California. [More]

Google struggles to give away $10 million

On its tenth anniversary in 2008, Google promised $10 million to the best five ideas for using technology to improve the world. Google's intentions were good, of course - $10 million spent the right way could have a real impact on these problems, which range from building better banking tools to a real-time, user-reported news service. [More]

Jennifer Hudson says family murders "surreal"

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson broke down as she spoke for the first time publicly about the murders of her mother, brother and nephew. [More]

Remains at Cambodian grave 'not Errol Flynn's son'

DNA tests have revealed that human remains found at a Cambodian grave are not those of the son of Hollywood film legend Errol Flynn as had been suspected, a US military official said Wednesday. [More]

Tuesday, June 29

CNN broadcasting legend Larry King to step down

Larry King, the iconic TV interviewer, will step aside from hosting of his prime time CNN show later this year after 25 years, he said Tuesday. [More]

Michigan's first governor remains missing

Detroit officials said workers have been unable to locate the remains of Michigan's first governor as part of a park renovation project. [More]

Brewer Slams Administration Over Smuggler Warning Signs in Arizona Desert

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is slamming the Obama administration over government signs posted in the Arizona desert warning visitors to beware of illegal smugglers, saying the signs are hardly the kind of border security plan her state needs. [More]

Lawyers seek iPhone Death Grip victims

Less than a week after the release of the iPhone 4 - and the first complaints of reception problems - an ambulance-chasing law firm has begun soliciting clients for a possible class-action lawsuit against Apple. [More]

Florida man gets 45 years for strangling woman with bra

A central Florida man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for strangling his girlfriend with her bra. [More]

Texas police: Man fatally beat stepdaughter, 2, who wouldn't stop crying during World Cup game

A man accused of fatally beating his 2-year-old stepdaughter when she wouldn't stop crying as he watched a World Cup game has been charged with capital murder. [More]

Toilet lid became weapon in Pasco motel fight

A family argument turned violent Saturday when a woman took a ceramic toilet lid and swung it at her cousin's head, police said. [More]

'Melrose Place' star Amy Locane charged in fatal DUI crash

Former "Melrose Place" star Amy Locane has been charged in a fatal car collision where she was allegedly drunk, reports said Monday. [More]

McChrystal applies for retirement from Army

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who was fired last week as the top U.S. general in the stalemated Afghanistan war, told the Army today that he will retire. [More]

Mexican singer murdered after denying he was dead

Mexican singer Sergio Vega was murdered while on a national tour at the weekend, just hours after denying reports of his death, local media reported. [More]

Fired NY banker's suit, and suits, raise eyebrows

It went viral as the ultimate example of being punished for circumstances beyond one's control: a woman who said she was fired from her banking job because she complained that her male colleagues called her bodacious figure a workplace distraction. [More]

Fla. man charged in younger brother's death

Authorities in central Florida say a 20-year-old man has been charged with the murder of his brother after their father discovered the victim son's body buried in their yard. [More]

WTVT Fox 13 weatherman assaulted while in Miami

Local weatherman Andy Johnson was a victim of an assault while in Miami. [More]

Champion hot dog eater might be a no-show

The biggest beef in the hot dog eating world between Takeru Kobayashi and Joey Chestnut might have just burned out. [More]

Ex-Chicago officer's torture case may not be last

For some, the perjury conviction of a former Chicago police lieutenant accused of lying for years about the torture of suspects marks the end of a tragic chapter in the city's history. Others, including federal prosecutors, suggest it could be just a start. [More]

Capriati recovering from drug overdose

Former tennis star Jennifer Capriati was recovering Monday from an accidental overdose of prescribed medication, a family spokeswoman said. [More]

Father of Missing Oregon Boy Files for Divorce

The father of a 7-year-old Oregon boy missing for more than three weeks filed for divorce from the boy's stepmother on Monday, court documents showed. [More]

Teen sailor returns to port where her voyage began

Abby Sunderland, the precocious 16-year-old girl who attempted to sail solo around the world, is returning to the port from which she launched her voyage five months ago, her boat having been abandoned in tatters but her spirit unbroken. [More]

Mexico to press ahead with vote despite slaying

Mexican politicians vowed to press on with elections despite the assassination of the leading candidate for governor of a border state, urging frightened citizens to vote and show they are not intimidated by drug cartels threatening the country's democracy. [More]

Monday, June 28

Milwaukee supervisor: Arizona is "a ways removed from the border"

In supporting a boycott of Arizona, Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy West announced her belief that, unlike Texas, Arizona is not a border state, describing it as "a ways removed from the border." [With Video] [More]

Teacher sentenced to 10 years for having sex with students

A judge in Tampa, Florida, on Monday sentenced Stephanie Ragusa, a former middle school math teacher, to 10 years in prison for having sex with two underage students in 2008. [More]

Sandra Bullock, Jesse James finalize divorce

Sandra Bullock has finalized her divorce from husband of nearly five years Jesse James. [More]

Senator Byrd dies at 92

Senator Robert Byrd, who evolved from a segregationist to a civil rights advocate in becoming the longest serving member ever of the Congress, died on Monday, a spokesman for the West Virginia Democrat said. [More]

3 Marilyn Monroe chest X-rays sell for $45,000

A set of three Marilyn Monroe Chest X-rays from a 1954 hospital visit sold Sunday for $45,000 at the Hollywood Legends auction at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. [More]

3 Burmese pythons saved from flooded home

The Nebraska Humane Society has seized three Burmese pythons from a flooded home in the Omaha suburb of King Lake. [More]

Steve Jobs: "There Is No Reception Issue"

Steve Jobs has sent out another email to an iPhone 4 owner addressing the antenna/signal loss problem. Instead of telling this person to holding it differently, Jobs tries an even more radical tactic, saying, "There is no reception issue. Stay Tuned." [More]

Blubbering Chris Brown Steals Show at BET Awards

Awards shmawards - it was all about comebacks and crying at the BET Awards on Sunday night, with Kanye West and Chris Brown leading the charge. [More]

Bizarre claims keep Jackson's estate lawyer busy

Michael Jackson was involved in a startling number of lawsuits throughout his career, and now his estate is attracting enormous legal interest. [More]

After discord, Tyler says Aerosmith now at peak

Steven Tyler can laugh about it now. The fall off the stage that caused the cancellation of Aerosmith's 2009 summer tour. His stint in rehab for prescription drug abuse. The fights with his bandmates, and the talk of replacing him as lead singer for Aerosmith. [More]

French protest retirement age rising to 62

The front lines of the latest French protest against raising the retirement age revealed a remarkable sight: Not the slightest wrinkle, not a single gray hair. [More]

Frustrated by boycott, station owners want BP help

Tension is mounting between BP and the neighborhood retailers that sell its gasoline. As more Americans shun BP gasoline as a form of protest over the Gulf oil spill, station owners are insisting BP do more to help them convince motorists that such boycotts mostly hurt independently owned businesses, not the British oil giant. [More]

Raccoon blamed for 5-hour downtown Memphis outage

A raccoon described as acrobatic and mean-spirited knocked out power to a section of downtown Memphis that included two hospitals and the newspaper for more than five hours. [More]

Plane that crashed into Arizona school in trouble from start

The small plane piloted by Wesley Chapel resident Jeffrey Ulrich that crashed into an Arizona high school earlier this month, killing his entire family, seemed to have trouble even before taking off on a scheduled flight over the Grand Canyon, according to witnesses interviewed by the National Transportation Safety Board. [More]

Drunk pair push stroller with kids, bayonet

Authorities said a drunken man and woman were arrested after they were found pushing a baby stroller holding two young boys, open containers of alcohol and a bayonet inside. Police said in a statement that the 30-year-old woman and 52-year-old man were arrested after police were called about 1:30 a.m. Friday when the woman tried to take a bike off a porch. [More]

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