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Sunday, October 30

Fans trash stage after Metallica cancels concert

The show became a no-go when the band announced just prior to concert time that they'd have to postpone due to "failure of a security barricade in front of the stage that could not be adequately repaired." [More]

Steve Jobs' Sister Reveals CEO's Final Words

Mona Simpson, the sister of Apple co-founder, recalls her brother's final moments in eulogy. [More]

Saudi royal offers bounty to catch Israeli soldier

A member of Saudi Arabia's royal family increased to $1 million a reward offered by a Saudi cleric to anyone who captures an Israeli soldier to swap him for Palestinian prisoners. [More]

Brown estate was saddled by debt

James Brown's charitable trust had withered to just $14,000 and his estate was saddled with more than $20 million in debt before a professional money manager was able to turn it around, an attorney said. [More]

What's the McRib made of, anyway?

At face value, the sandwich contains just pork, onions, and pickle slices slathered in barbecue sauce and laid out on a bun. But the truth is, there are roughly 70 ingredients. The bun alone contains 34, says TIME's Melnick. [More]

Texas erects I-69 signs that will soon be stolen

Texas is getting things moving on a new interstate highway, but thanks to its name, don't expect the signs to be around too long. [More]

Update: Deer found inside python in Florida

The intact body of a 76-pound deer was found inside a nearly 16-foot-long Burmese python in the Florida Everglades, officials said. [More]

Phoenix flight attendant found dead in Mexico City

A US Airways flight attendant based in Phoenix was found dead in a Mexico City hotel room while on a layover, and authorities are investigating the death as a homicide. [More]

Saturday, October 29

Florida Domino’s Managers Charged With Burning Down Rival Pizza Parlor

Two managers of a Domino's Pizza restaurant in Florida were facing arson charges Saturday after allegedly burning down a competing Papa John's franchise in an attempt to increase sales. [More]

California Sikh Barred From Being Prison Guard Settles Suit

California is settling a lawsuit filed by a man who was barred from becoming a prison guard when he refused to shave the beard required by his Sikh religion. [More]

Man severed arm with guillotine

Police in Washington state said a man living in the woods walked to a medical clinic after severing his arm on a guillotine he apparently built. [More]

Miami cop accused of driving 120 mph in squad car to off-duty job

A Miami police officer in a marked squad car has been charged with reckless driving, accused of zigzagging through Florida Turnpike traffic at more than 120 miles an hour so that he could be on time for his off-duty job, the Florida Highway Patrol said Saturday. [More]

Huge python in Florida had eaten a deer

Officials in the Florida Everglades have captured and killed a 16-foot-long Burmese python that had just eaten an adult deer. [More]

Teen Put $500 of Pizza on Stolen Cards

Authorities in Tennessee say a 15-year-old boy posed as a police officer to steal people's credit card numbers, then racked up hundreds of dollars in charges for pizza and a house party. [More]

Qantas grounds entire fleet

Qantas has grounded its entire fleet and is locking out its staff in response to unions' industrial action. The airline is fighting with its pilots, ground staff and engineers over pay, conditions and the outsourcing of jobs overseas. [More]

Friday, October 28

Cops Set to Surrender In Ticket-Fixing Scandal

What began nearly three years ago as a low-profile wiretap investigation of a police officer has resulted in criminal charges against 16 officers accused of abusing their authority by helping relatives and friends avoid paying traffic tickets. [More]

Judge approves historic settlement for black farmers

Tens of thousands of American farmers who suffered racial discrimination by the U.S. Agriculture Department in the 1980s and '90s may start getting compensation from a $1.25 billion settlement, a federal judge has ruled. [More]

Parents arrested after giving away toddler

A Cleveland couple faces child endangerment charges after giving away their neglected 2-year-old girl, authorities said. [More]

Woman Who Crawled Inside Gutted Horse Carcass Wanted to 'Feel One' With Nature

A woman who crawled inside the gutted carcass of a horse and took photos of herself and her boyfriend holding the animal's organs will not face charges. [More]

Larry King: I got my Madoff investment back

Larry King says he invested $700,000 with Wall Street scammer Bernard Madoff but was lucky enough to get it all back. [More]

Drunk, topless woman leads cops on wild ride

Police say a nearly naked woman led officers on a car chase that reached speeds of 200 km/h before she finally surrendered. [More]

Thieves return cremated baby's ashes

Whether thieves returned the cremated ashes of a baby girl out of conscience or clumsiness matters not. An Australian family has their precious urn back after it was found a few blocks from their house in Brisbane. [More]

Ohio gym teacher convicted in student sex case

A high school teacher was convicted Thursday of having sex with five students, some of them football players, after a judge rejected an insanity defense that argued the teens took advantage of her. [More]

Thursday, October 27

TSA Agent Disciplined for Leaving Passenger Note About Sex Toy

A Transportation Security Administration screener at New Jersey's Newark Airport who found a sex toy in the baggage of a transatlantic traveler - then advised her in writing what to do with it - was facing disciplinary action Wednesday. [More]

Supporters Testify for Ohio Teacher Accused of Sex

Some former students of an ex-high school teacher accused in southwest Ohio of having sex with teen boys testified at her trial that they cannot believe the charges against her. [More]

Woman Allegedly Stabs Boyfriend Over 'Monopoly' - Goes Directly to Jail

A Santa Fe woman has been arrested on suspicion of repeatedly stabbing her boyfriend over a game of Monopoly. [More]

Lindsay Lohan's father arrested again

Actress Lindsay Lohan's father jumped from a third-floor balcony Thursday to try to escape re-arrest, police said, but officers soon caught up with him and took him into custody - again. [More]

Popular tattooed Barbie causes controversy

Since its release earlier this month online, the $50 limited edition doll designed by Los Angeles-based fashion company tokidoki and aimed at adult collectors, has sold out but not before causing controversy. [More]

Teen on Way to Driver's License Test Crashes Into Exam Building

It was back to the drawing board for one South Dakota teen who was keen to get her driver's license after a mishap Wednesday in which she hit the gas instead of the brake. [More]

Eleven Charged in Massive $1B Pension Fraud Scandal

Eleven people, including a former union president, were slapped with fraud charges Thursday in connection with a massive pension scam involving fake disability claims by Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) workers that cost the agency $1 billion, authorities said. [More]

Wednesday, October 26

Georgia Man Firebombs Taco Bell Over Chalupa Portion Size

Cops are hunting an aggrieved customer who firebombed a Georgia Taco Bell because he was unimpressed by the amount of filling in his chalupas. [More]

Baby Hitler Parents Lose Custody of All 3 Kids

Parents who named two of their children "Adolf Hitler" and "Aryan Nation" lost custody of all three of their children Thursday. [More]

Performance artist gives birth in gallery

Having called giving birth "the highest form of art," performance artist Marni Kotak has completed her first project: The birth of a baby boy inside a Brooklyn art gallery. [More]

Cops: Mom killed sons for insurance money

A South Carolina mother who told police her son killed three family members and himself has been charged with quadruple murder because she wanted their life insurance money, police said on Tuesday. [More]

State Dept. spends $70K on Obama books

The State Department has bought more than $70,000 worth of books authored by President Obama, sending out copies as Christmas gratuities and stocking “key libraries” around the world with “Dreams From My Father” more than a decade after its release. [More]

ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in 'Occupy' Movement

The former New York office for ACORN, the disbanded community activist group, is playing a key role in the self-proclaimed “leaderless” Occupy Wall Street movement, organizing “guerrilla” protest events and hiring door-to-door canvassers to collect money under the banner of various causes while spending it on protest-related activities. [More]

Jones Tweets 'Kill Palin'

Orlando Jones slammed for tweets calling on liberals to 'kill Sarah Palin.' [More]

Coroner: Amy Winehouse died from too much booze

Amy Winehouse drank herself to death. The soul diva died with empty vodka bottles in her room and lethal amounts of alcohol in her blood — more than five times the British drunk driving limit, a coroner ruled Wednesday. [More]

Diaper Reportedly Saves 3-Year-Old in Fatal Car Crash in Florida

A toddler floated to safety after an argument forced her parents to crash the family car into a South Florida lake. [More]

Man Thought to Be John Wayne Gacy Victim Found Alive in Florida

Siblings who long suspected that their brother was one of serial killer John Wayne Gacy's eight unidentified victims have instead found that he has been living in Florida for decades. [More]

Feeding the movement: How Occupy protesters are eating

Occupy Wall Street protestors have been marching, sleeping and eating in New York's Park for the last six weeks. We take a look at what they've been eating, including fresh produce and meat from local farms prepared by professional chefs, as well as offerings donated by everyday people. [More]

Tuesday, October 25

Hayride operator faces drunk-driving charges

An Ohio hayride operator faced drunk-driving charges after the farm tractor he was driving veered off the road and flipped one of the wagons it was towing, injuring 28 passengers, two of them seriously. [More]

Trucker rethinks next haul after crash with bees

Truck driver Louis Holst has never been scared of bees, but he's rethinking his next long-haul load a day after being swarmed by 25 million of the stinging insects. [More]

Lindsay Lohan Scores Big Payday for Nude Photo Shoot in Playboy

How do you rid your mind of nasty images of blood, guts and gore after working an eight-hour clean-up detail at the county morgue? If you're Lindsay Lohan, you pose for nasty pictures in Playboy magazine! [More]

Michael Lohan Arrested After Domestic Dispute With Ex-Girlfriend

Michael Lohan, the father of actress Lindsay Lohan, was arrested by police in Tampa, Fla., early Tuesday after a domestic dispute and charged with battery. [More]

Judge Blocks Drug Testing For Welfare Applicants

A federal judge temporarily blocked Florida's new law that requires welfare applicants to pass a drug test before receiving benefits on Monday, saying it may violate the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. [More]

5 NYPD Officers Arrested in Gun Smuggling Sting

A sting operation resulted in the arrest Tuesday of five New York Police Department officers on charges that they smuggled firearms, cigarettes and slot machines they thought were stolen, federal authorities said. [More]

Names of Casey Anthony Jurors Released in Florida

A court released the names of the jurors in the Casey Anthony trial for the first time since they acquitted the Florida woman of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. [More]

Most powerful US nuclear bomb being dismantled

The last of the most powerful U.S. nuclear bombs — a weapon hundreds of times stronger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima — is being disassembled nearly half a century after it was put into service. [More]

Georgia Man Convicted in Plot to Seize Courthouse, Force Obama Out of Office

A jury has convicted a Georgia man of a federal firearms charge in what authorities said was a plot to take over a Tennessee courthouse to force President Barack Obama out of office. [More]

Arrest made in toddler's run-over death

A 24-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter for the death of Wang Yue, the toddler who garnered international attention after she was run over and ignored by passersby, authorities said Tuesday. [More]

Monday, October 24

87-year-old's truck found loaded with cocaine

Michigan State Police say they found more than 100 bricks of cocaine in a pickup truck driven by an 87-year-old man on Friday. [More]

Man suing for age bias says judge too old

A 60-year-old New York man suing a music competition for age discrimination claims the 88-year-old judge assigned to his case is "slow-witted and unable to function." [More]

Utah Mom Admits Trying to Sell Girl's Virginity

Authorities say she had her 13-year-old daughter model in underwear for a man to whom she was offering to sell the girl's virginity for $10,000. [More]

NASA sting terrifies woman, 74

The elaborate mission to recover a moon rock led NASA agents to one of the most down-to-earth places: a Denny's restaurant in Riverside County. [More]

Steve Jobs: Bill Gates Ripped Off Ideas of Others

Steve Jobs called long-time rival and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates as "unimaginative" and not really a product person, according to a biography of the deceased Apple chief executive. "He'd be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger," Jobs added. [More]

Insurer adjusts, to pay 'miracle' Joplin survivor

Mark Lindquist, whose against-the-odds story of survival and heroism in the Joplin tornado touched people around the world, got some good news Monday: The insurance company that initially denied his medical claim agreed to pay a day after an Associated Press story. [More]

Jewelry thief leaves name behind

Police say a woman who stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a shop in Obernburg, Germany, erred big time - she left her name and address behind. [More]

Puppy rescued after trip on top of train

A black Lab puppy is lucky to be alive after being rescued from the top of a train car after a journey that had a mysterious beginning. [More]

Bachmann's ex-NH staff: Campaign was rude, cruel

Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann's former New Hampshire staffers say they were deceived and treated as second-class citizens before they quit in frustration last week. [More]

Ohio Dentist Offers to Buy Back Kids’ Halloween Candy

An Ohio dentist is offering children the opportunity to turn their Halloween candy into cash to promote dental health. [More]

For Sunday, October 23

Body Found in Freezer May Be Woman Missing Since 1983

The body of a Maine woman missing for nearly 30 years is believed to have been found in the freezer of the now deceased man who originally reported her missing, The Bangor Daily News reported. [More]

Mexico says 'Little Rooster' is 15-year-old kingpin

Prosecutors said Saturday that a 15-year-old boy has confessed to running a drug trafficking gang on the Mexican resort island of Isla Mujeres and murdering two women who reportedly worked as drug dealers. [More]

Marine Reservist Shot and Killed by Oregon Bear Hunter

A 20-year-old Marine reservist was fatally shot by a man who mistook him for a bear while on a hunting trip with his grandson. [More]

Air Force Veteran Angry That Daughter's School Is Asking Her to Recite the Pledge of Allegiance

An Air Force veteran is outraged that her daughter’s school recently announced that students will be asked to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of each day, the Seattle Times reports. [More]

Georgia Police Say Soldier Killed Sheriff's Deputy, Then Shot Himself

A National Guardsman who appeared to be drunk and had been firing at passing cars shot and killed a sheriff's deputy, then committed suicide alongside a Georgia road, authorities said Sunday. [More]

Utah Police Pepper Spray Polynesian Group Performing Traditional Dance

Police in a small Utah town are being accused of overreacting after using pepper spray to break up a group of Polynesian men and boys performing a traditional dance called the Haka after a high school football game. [More]

Jobs tears into Google in upcoming biography

Google can only hope that Steve Jobs' final vendetta doesn't haunt the Internet search leader from his grave. [More]

America's most overpaid chief executives

We looked at the compensation of CEOs at the 100 public companies that paid their chief executives the most during calendar 2010. Based on how well the companies they run performed for shareholders, several CEOs are clearly not worth their pay. [More]

Owner of NYC protest park navigates a dilemma

For the activists of Occupy Wall Street, the plaza of Zuccotti Park has become their home away from home. But it's safe to say the corporation that owns the plaza never envisioned having these kinds of houseguests. [More]

Saturday, October 22

Pregnant Woman Killed After Shielding Children From Gunfire at School

A pregnant 34-year-old New York mother was fatally shot as she bravely shielded her children and others when gunfire erupted outside a Brooklyn school Friday afternoon, police said. [More]

Wild ride for Teamster in a toilet

A Teamster takes an unplanned ride in a portable toilet at a nuclear reactor site in Washington state, a newspaper reports. [More]

Man caught having sex in museum

Authorities say the man who pleaded guilty three years ago to providing cocaine to former South Carolina Treasurer Thomas Ravenel has been charged with trespassing after being caught having sex in a Charleston museum. [More]

Hiker mistakenly shot by bear hunter

A California member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves has been shot and killed in Oregon after authorities say a hunter mistook him for a bear. [More]

Occupy Wall Street Protester Scales Statue, Says He Won't Come Down Until Bloomberg Quits

An "Occupy Wall Street" protester who scaled a 30-foot sculpture in lower Manhattan on Saturday morning demanded a cigarette, a jacket and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's resignation. [More]

Deputies: Woman accidentally calls cop for drug deal

Deputies say a 61-year-old Mississippi woman was arrested after accidentally calling a detective to make a drug deal, then insistently calling and texting more when the officer initially blew it off, thinking it was a joke. [More]

John Lennon's tooth up for auction

A Teamster takes an unplanned ride in a portable toilet at a nuclear reactor site in Washington state. [More]

Chinese Toddler Ignored in Bloody Hit-and-Run Dies

A toddler who was twice run over by vans and then ignored by passers-by on a busy market street died Friday a week after the accident and after days of bitter soul-searching over declining morality in China. [More]

Friday, October 21

Car Company Gets $529 million U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland

With the approval of the Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable of doing the work. [More]

Jack Daniel's Faces More Taxes From Hometown

If ever there was a “company town,” it is Lynchburg, Tennessee. Jack Daniel's produces 23 million gallons of amber gold – about a billion dollars worth, every year. But the company’s deep pockets make it a prime target for a local government that is strapped for revenue – and now talk of slapping the storied whiskey producer with a $10 tax on every barrel the distillery fills. [More]

Jobs refused cancer treatment too long: biographer

Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs refused potentially life-saving cancer surgery for nine months, shrugging off his family's protests and opting instead for alternative medicine, according to the tech visionary's biographer. [More]

Two years in prison for sexting teacher

A Florida band teacher pleaded no contest to charges stemming from allegations he sent nude pictures of himself to a 14-year-old girl. [More]

Dissed hotel claims TripAdvisor plays dirty

The owner of the Grand Resort Hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is suing the leading travel-review site for $10 million after his property topped the site’s list of Dirtiest Hotels in the U.S. earlier this year. [More]

NY may close bus service that makes women sit in back

New York City authorities said they will shut down a city bus service run by Orthodox Jews if the group doesn't stop making women sit at the back of the bus. [More]

Lilo's Mom: I'll Tell All

Lindsay Lohan's mom is trying to expose her own daughter's dark secrets, blowing the lid off of Lindsay's alleged drug and alcohol use in a memoir that she's shopping around town. [More]

Ohio governor to sign order on "dangerous animals"

Ohio Governor John Kasich plans to sign an executive order on Friday covering "dangerous wild animals," days after a collector caused a panic by releasing dozens of tigers, lions, bears and other animals. [More]

Thursday, October 20

Mom pleads guilty to feeding kids beer, cocaine

A Connecticut mother has pleaded guilty to charges that she forced her 4-year-old son to drink beer and gave her 10-month-old daughter beer and cocaine. [More]

Lohan late, turned away on first day at morgue

Coroner's officials say Lindsay Lohan has arrived 40 minutes late to her first day of community service at the morgue and was turned away. [More]

Boy forced to walk home along freeway

A second-grader is forced to walk two-and-a-half miles home from school instead of taking the bus, and the Spring Independent School District is calling it an "inexcusable mistake." [More]

Buy a home, get a US visa, Senators propose

Two Senators have come up with a plan to boost the moribund U.S. housing market: Give residence visas to foreigners who spend at least $500,000 to buy a home in the U.S. [More]

Employees give unusual absence excuses

Chicago-based Web site CareerBuilder said a survey found workers have called in sick with wild excuses, including a brother kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel. [More]

Video: Oregon man moves to Arizona on mower

With no job and no house left, Stephen Hulsey packs his dachshund and household items onto his lawnmower and heads to Arizona. [More]

Pennsylvania governor signs Harrisburg takeover bill

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed legislation on Thursday that allows for the takeover of the state's capital city of Harrisburg, setting up a legal confrontation between the state and the city. [More]

Bill Aims to Protect Guitar Owners After Gibson Raid

Tennessee lawmakers alarmed over a recent federal raid on Gibson Guitar factories in their state plan to introduce a bill aimed at protecting instrument owners from being punished under the same law that snared the legendary company. [More]

Images of a captured Gadhafi, bloodied and dazed, broadcast

Moammar Gadhafi, who ruled Libya with a dictatorial grip for 42 years until he was ousted by rebels in a bloody civil war, was killed Thursday when revolutionary forces overwhelmed his hometown, Sirte, the last major bastion of resistance two months after the regime fell. [More]

Slideshow: Moammar Gadhafi through the years

A look at the life and times of Libya’s mercurial and flamboyant leader. [More]

'Adult Baby' in California Wins Right to Social Security Disability Checks

A 30-year-old California man who wears diapers and lives as an “adult baby” can keep his $800-a-month Social Security disability checks, the agency ruled. [More]

Wednesday, October 19

Clerk Kills Would-Be Robber Who Grabbed Daughter

Sheriff's officials in southwest Florida say a clerk at a 24-hour food store shot and killed a man who tried to rob her and take her 1-year-old daughter. [More]

Police Arrest Immigration Officer in Pot Smuggling Case After High-Speed Chase

Arizona state police say a deportation officer with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been arrested in a pot smuggling case after leading authorities on a high-speed chase, throwing bundles of marijuana out the window of his government vehicle. [More]

Southwest Flight Lands After Cockpit Break-In Try

Ali Reza Shahsavari, 29, was arrested Tuesday after his unruly behavior aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Kansas City compelled the flight crew to make an emergency landing in Texas. [More]

Man quits job at hotel with 19-piece band

A Rhode Island man has become a YouTube star with a video of him using a 19-piece band to help him quit his job at a Providence hotel. [More]

Police: Drunk dad let kids get towed

Massachusetts police said a drunken driving suspect who allowed his children to be towed away with his car showed up at the wrong courthouse. [More]

Lindsay Lohan's probation revoked

A Los Angeles County judge revoked probation for Lindsay Lohan on Wednesday after reprimanding the actress and her attorney in court for Lohan's failure to comply with her community service. [More]

Florida Boy, 12, Charged as an Adult in Brother's Murder

In the courtroom, the first degree murder defendant is shorter and outsized by all of the cops surrounding him. In the interrogation room, he can barely sit still and stay awake. This defendant, who, if convicted, could spend the rest of his life in prison, is 12 years old. [More]

Couple married 72 years dies holding hands

An Iowa couple who was married for 72 years died one hour apart last week in the hospital as they held hands. [More]

Tuesday, October 18

Amazon sued in Seattle over revealing actress' age

An actress is suing Amazon.com in Seattle for more than $1 million for revealing her age on its Internet Movie Database (IMDB) website and refusing to remove the reference when asked. [More]

President's teleprompter stolen. Obama speechless

A van containing President Obama's teleprompter and podium were stolen from a Virginia hotel parking lot on Monday, according to NBC12 in Richmond. [More]

Skydive teacher fired over freefall sex

A California skydiving company said it fired an instructor who also works as a porn star after he posted a video online of him having sex during freefall. [More]

Cops: 9-Year-Old 'Designated Driver' Pulled Over, Says 'I Was Driving Good'

A Detroit-area man had his 9-year-old daughter drive him to the store because he had apparently been drinking, police said Monday, and surveillance video from a gas station shows him telling a clerk that his daughter was his "designated driver." [More]

Cops: Man had only '2 pizzas to drink' before wreck

Police said a Louisville man drove his car into a ditch and then told officers he only had "two pizzas to drink" for lunch. [More]

Is Clock Ticking on Oprah Network?

Rosie O’Donnell is not exactly the savior Oprah Winfrey’s OWN cable network was hoping for. [More]

'You tried to cut my head off': Saw-wielding wife held

A woman has appeared in court accused of cutting her sleeping husband's neck and shoulder with a power saw. [More]

Death row dog missing from Oregon pet hotel

Blue the dog had spent his days locked up in the Albany Pet Hotel, waiting while his death sentence is appealed. Now police say someone climbed the fence at the hotel, smashed a window and helped Blue the dog escape death row. [More]

McCourts OK divorce deal; he gets Dodgers

Frank and Jamie McCourt have reached a settlement in a costly and nasty feud over control of the Los Angeles Dodgers, paving the way for a showdown in bankruptcy court between the embattled team owner and Major League Baseball. [More]

Monday, October 17

KC mom admits she was drunk when her baby vanished

Law enforcement officials launched a new round of searches for a missing Kansas City baby on Monday after her mother went on national television and admitted she was drunk when the girl disappeared but insisted she did nothing to harm the child. [More]

Woman sues airline over 'extreme turbulence'

A Texas woman is suing Continental Airlines and three other carriers over mental trauma she said she experienced during turbulence on a flight. [More]

Chicago Woman Charged With Assault After Pelting Husband With Cupcakes

Sweet treats turned sour for a Chicago woman when she was charged with domestic battery after allegedly pelting her husband with cupcakes. [More]

Manhattan Islamic center owes $1.7 million, landlord says

Lower Manhattan's controversial Park51 Islamic center is now in a court battle with utility Consolidated Edison, which says the center owes it $1.7 million in a dispute over back rent. [More]

Weapons stolen from Los Angeles SWAT training site

Dozens of police weapons, including submachine guns, were stolen from a SWAT training building by thieves who cut through a series of locked doors, police said. [More]

Dan Wheldon's death showcases dangers of racing

The death of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt led to sweeping safety improvements in NASCAR, which has not suffered a fatality since. Now, 10 years after Earnhardt's death shook the motorsports world to its core, IndyCar has been devastated by the loss of Dan Wheldon. [More]

Off-Road Racer Rick Huseman Dies in Plane Crash

Off-road racing champion Rick Huseman and his brother were among three people killed when a small plane crashed in the Southern California desert, a coroner's official said Monday. [More]

Boy survives 3-story drop from burning building

A 6-alarm arson fire tore through a large apartment building, including the apartment of a couple on the third floor who dropped their young grandson into the arms of a waiting firefighter. [More]

5 Charged With Abusing Mentally Disabled in Nebraska

Five workers at a Nebraska center for developmentally disabled adults have been charged with abusing residents after an investigation found they hit, slapped and choked residents, often until they fell unconscious. [More]

Woman gets $4 compensation for Korean War killing

A South Korean woman has been offered a little over $4 in government compensation for the death of her brother during the 1950-53 Korean War, embarrassing officials who say they were bound by an out-dated law. [More]

Cardinals to take on Rangers in World Series

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 12-6 in Game 6 Sunday night to win the National League Championship Series. [More]

Sunday, October 16

Dan Wheldon dies in huge crash at IndyCar finale

Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after his car became ensnarled in a fiery 15-car pileup on Lap 13, flew over another vehicle and landed in a catch fence. [More]

Dead newborn found in cruise ship

The FBI was investigating after a dead newborn baby was found onboard a Carnival cruise ship, authorities said Sunday. [More]

Florida Hotel Fires Employee for Refusing to Remove American Flag Pin

A front desk supervisor at a Florida hotel was fired recently when he refused management’s request to remove the American flag pin he was wearing. [More]

Passenger charged with striking flight attendant

An American Airlines direct flight from New York to Los Angeles landed last night in Denver after a man became unruly and hit a flight attendant. This time, the government is filing serious charges. [More]

Watchdog: Air traffic controller errors soaring

Errors by air traffic controllers in the vicinity of airports as well as incidents in which there was an unauthorized plane, vehicle, or person on a runway have increased sharply, a government watchdog said in a report released Thursday. [More]

Kurt Cobain hometown is 'sick of the meth heads and thieves'

The local bowling alley in Aberdeen has been plagued with a new generation of graffiti. Much of it seems much less imaginative than Cobain's: gang symbols, or tributes to the hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse. [More]

Pay for highest-paid US CEO tops $131 million

Compensation for the chief executives of America’s biggest corporations is way up in 2011, 28 percent higher than last year on average. [More]

California Men Accused of Selling Guns, Meth From Hot Dog Stand

Looking for something new on the menu to try from your favorite street food vendor? Try machine guns or sawed-off shotguns, with a side of methamphetamines. [More]

Downey urges Hollywood: 'Forgive Mel Gibson'

"I urge you to forgive my friend his trespasses," Downey said to loud applause. "Allow him to pursue this art without shame." [More]

Teen Dies After Breaking Leg at Football Practice

Edmond School District spokeswoman Susan Parks says 16-year-old sophomore Ryan Smith died Wednesday night, a day after he was injured. [More]

Saturday, October 15

Former owner wants cut from hockey stick

A Canadian man who sold the world's oldest hockey stick for nearly $1,000 three years ago said he now thinks he should receive more money. Experts said it could fetch up to $2 million. [More]

Cashier accused of beating 2 customers

A cashier at a New York fast food restaurant has been charged with felony assault for beating two unruly customers with a metal object during an argument, after cell phone video captured a scene in which one customer climbs across the counter in an apparent attempt to reach the store employee. [More]

Phoenix Police Fatally Shoot Man in Wheelchair

A man in a wheelchair has been fatally shot by Phoenix police after officers say he pointed a gun at them. [More]

NY Judge Says Al Qaeda Should Pay $9B for 9/11 Attacks

A Manhattan federal magistrate judge said Friday that Al Qaeda owes more than $9 billion for the damage caused in the 9/11 terror attacks. [More]

US bishop charged for not bringing porn to police

The first U.S. bishop criminally charged with sheltering an abusive clergyman has been accused of failing to protect children after he and his diocese waited five months to tell police about hundreds of images of child pornography discovered on a priest's computer, authorities said. [More]

Herman Cain 9-9-9 sticker shock? 18% sales tax possible in some states.

Are you ready for some Herman Cain sales tax sticker shock? If the Republican candidate's 9-9-9 tax plan – which would set up a 9 percent federal sales tax, 9 percent federal payroll tax, and 9 percent federal business tax – were to go into effect, the new federal sales tax would piggyback on top of state and local sales taxes already in existence. [More]

Friday, October 14

FAA investigates skydiving sex stunt over California

The Federal Aviation Administration says it will look into a videotaped skydiving sex stunt to determine if the pilot might have been distracted during the incident over Kern County. [More]

Olive Garden Apologizes For American Flag Snub

Controversy over an Alabama Olive Garden's refusal to allow a patron to enter the restaurant with an American flag reportedly has prompted the restaurant chain to issue a personal apology from its vice president. [More]

Pastor accused of cashing dead teacher's pension checks

A New York pastor has been arrested and accused of fraudulently cashing pension checks worth nearly a quarter-million dollars sent to a school teacher who died more than a decade ago, authorities said on Thursday. [More]

Teacher Dies After Setting Herself on Fire at School

The math teacher was hospitalized Thursday with third-degree burns after attempting to take her own life by walking onto the playground of a high school with a can of fuel and lighting herself on fire. [More]

University of California teacher union to block online courses

Education spending has been hammered by the Great Recession, with California hit harder than most. Now the University of California chapter of the American Federation of Teachers is fighting to block online courses to save jobs. [More]

Hilary Swank "deeply regrets" attending Chechen party

Double Oscar winner Hilary Swank said on Thursday that she "deeply regrets" attending a birthday celebration last week in Chechnya for a leader accused of orchestrating torture and other human rights violations. [More]

Treasury Admits: Never Been a Loan Like Solyndra

Treasury Department officials testified Friday that they've never in their careers seen the government handle a loan quite like the Energy Department handled the $528 million in taxpayer dollars that was lent to failed solar firm Solyndra. [More]

Ashton Kutcher Moving Out?

A moving truck was spotted outside the Los Angeles home of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, furthering rumors that the couple of six years is headed toward a break up, Us Weekly reported Friday. [More]

Comedian Chris Tucker faces foreclosure on mansion

Court records show comedian Chris Tucker is facing foreclosure on his 10,000-square-foot lakefront mansion he bought for $6 million in 2007. The bank claims he still owes more than $4.4 million. [More]

Wozniak is first in line for iPhone 4S

A line began to form at the Apple Store here on the eve of the iPhone 4S release, as is often the case around the world during the company's product launches. [More]

4-Year-Old Takes Mom's Car on Wild Ride

Fullerton police say a 4-year-old boy had a wild ride but escaped serious injury after he drove off alone in his mom's car during rush hour, eventually rolling the vehicle over and crashing. [More]

Thursday, October 13

$500,000 in pensions: 'Insane' even for Illinois?

A labor leader in Chicago is expected to receive pension payments of $500,000 a year, while another could get about $438,000 a year, according to a report Wednesday. [More]

Lawmaker arrested on DUI, gun charges

The sponsor of the law that made it legal to carry a gun into bars in Tennessee is facing charges of possession of a handgun while under the influence and drunken driving. [More]

Prosecutor Misdeeds May Have Let Murderer Kill Another Victim as Innocent Man was Imprisoned

New DNA testing in two separate murders shows alleged prosecutor misconduct may have allowed a murderer to kill another victim while an innocent man sat in prison for the initial crime. [More]

12-year-old girls find out they were switched at birth

When the mistake becomes apparent, these situations can be painful and complicated for everyone involved and raise the question, Who is the mother? Is she the person who is biologically related to the child? Or is she the person who nursed the child, rocked her to sleep, changed her diapers? [More]

Family Lost In Massachusetts Corn Maze Calls 911 For Help

Authorities in Massachusetts say a family that got lost in a seven-acre corn maze called 911 for help, apparently taking advantage of the police department's motto that says "We Want To Be Bothered." [More]

Solar Project That Received $1.2 Billion Federal Loan Sponsored by Financially Troubled Firm

With the Solyndra scandal still swirling, the Obama administration is under pressure to reveal the financial condition of the solar companies that received $4.75 billion in similar federal loan guarantees on the last day of the program. [More]

Police: Driver flipped license plate to save toll

A Virginia truck driver used a device that could have come from a James Bond movie to try to get out of paying the $65 toll to cross the George Washington Bridge into New York City, police say. [More]

La. drivers get incorrect refund checks

Louisiana officials said 26,000 drivers who were incorrectly charged $3 fees were sent refund checks, but many of the checks were mistakenly made out for $300. [More]

Texas Woman Allegedly Calls Ex-Boyfriend 1,001 Times, Shatters Windows With a Sword

After what seems to be a particularly painful breakup, a woman is accused of egging her ex-boyfriend's house, shattering his windows with a 5-foot sword and calling him 1,001 times in a three-month span. [More]

Pelosi filing shows financial disclosure loophole

A real estate investment by House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi's husband went undisclosed for years and has opened a window into a loophole that allows House members to avoid specifying some of their financial assets. [More]

Michelle Obama makes secret shopping trips

Michelle Obama said she and her daughters often sneak out of the White House for shopping trips and even once managed to visit a Petco without being recognized. [More]

Obama raises more than $70 million

President Barack Obama's campaign raised more than $70 million combined for his re-election and the Democratic Party during the summer, an amount that gives him a clear financial advantage over his Republican rivals even as faces economic and political headwinds. [More]

Clever organizing tricks and storage ideas

The experts at Real Simple have a knack for recognizing under-used household items as clever clutter-busting tools. Here are some new and unexpected ways to organize your home with things you may already have lying around. [More]

Wednesday, October 12

Newspaper gets accidental traffic ticket fax

An Illinois sheriff's department records clerk who sought to have a college student's speeding ticket dismissed accidentally faxed the request to a newspaper. The News-Democrat said it found the ticket recipient was the son of a Deputy. [More]

5 law officers among 70 charged in Arkansas drug trafficking bust

Five law enforcement officers were among 70 people in Arkansas charged in a federal drug-trafficking crackdown that also involved public corruption charges, authorities said Tuesday. [More]

Mind-blowing sex actually can wipe memory clean

While sex can be forgettable or mind-blowing, for some people, it can quite literally be both at the same time. The woman, whose case was reported in the September issue of The Journal of Emergency Medicine, was experiencing transient global amnesia, a rare condition in which memory suddenly, temporarily, disappears. [More]

Sharks guard golf course

Officials at an Australian golf course said they are proud of the attention received by the approximately 12 bull sharks living in a water hazard. [More]

Doctor apologizes for $73,000 ring lawsuit

A well-known Houston doctor said he was dropping a lawsuit seeking a $73,000 engagement ring from his ex-fiancee and he will pay her legal fees. [More]

Harrisburg, Pa., files for bankruptcy

The Harrisburg, Pa., city council passed a resolution on Tuesday night authorizing a Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing, a city official said on Wednesday. [More]

Protesters march past millionaires' NYC homes

They started their protest down in the Financial District, speaking out against Wall Street companies and denouncing corporate greed and the gap between the rich and the poor. Then the demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street took it further uptown — to the homes of some corporate executives. [More]

Michael Douglas to play Liberace in HBO biopic

"Behind the Candelabra" will be directed by Steven Soderbergh. It will also star Matt Damon as Scott Thorson, the younger live-in lover of the flamboyant entertainer. [More]

Gacy victims exhumed to ID them

More than 30 years after a collection of skeletal remains was found beneath John Wayne Gacy's house, detectives have secretly exhumed bones of eight young men who were never identified in hopes of answering a final question: Who were they? [More]

Burglar found sleeping in car

Florida police said a man accused of burglarizing several cars was arrested after the owner of one of the vehicles drove it away with him sleeping in the back. [More]

Chilling details in Northwest crime spree

Authorities have recovered bloody clothing, a knife and stolen credit cards that they believe were in the possession of a couple accused of going on a deadly crime spree across the Pacific Northwest, according to an affidavit. [More]

Tuesday, October 11

Swank slammed for going to Chechyna fete

Hilary Swank and Jean-Claude Van Damme are facing negative PR, having attended the birthday party of a Chechen leader accused of human rights violations. [More]

CDC official charged with molestation

An official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been arrested and charged with two counts of child molestation and one count of bestiality, police said. [More]

TV Chef: Eating Puppies OK

British TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall claimed that eating puppy meat is no more morally objectionable than consuming pork. The celebrity chef previously shocked viewers by eating placenta pate, curried fruit bat, giraffe and calf testicles and now claims that he would not be against a "high-welfare organic puppy farm." [More]

Hank Jr. writes song about 'Fox & Friends,' ESPN

Hank Williams Jr. is about to have his say. Williams' has cut a new song, "Keep the Change," calling out "Fox & Friends" and ESPN after an interview last week on the Fox News talk show led to the end of his association with the sports network and "Monday Night Football," long home to his "Are you ready for some football?" theme. [More]

Wall Street shrugs off Occupy Wall Street, so far

Since the Occupy Wall Street movement kicked off last month, big banks and their employees seem to have made a point of ignoring it, with some privately writing it off as no more than a badly organized nuisance. [More]

Wall Street Firms Slashing Another 10K Jobs

Slammed by the European debt debacle and turbulence in the financial markets, the New York securities industry could slash another 10,000 jobs by the end of next year, a new report from the New York State Comptroller estimated on Tuesday. [More]

$1.9 million in overtime to police NY protests

The NYPD has already spent about $1.9 million in overtime to police the "Occupy Wall Street" protest, and with the mayor ordering budget cuts, the costs may end up hurting taxpayers. [More]

Jobs death caused by respiratory arrest, cancer

A copy of Steve Jobs' death certificate made public Monday indicates that the Apple Inc. co-founder died of respiratory arrest resulting from pancreatic cancer that had spread to other organs. [More]

Ford Pulls Plug On Hybrid SUV

The Ford Escape Hybrid was the first hybrid built by an American automaker, and over 100,000 have been sold since its introduction in 2004. Ford is killing it next year, thanks in part to lack of interest and a base price over $30,000. [More]

Is the U.N. Worth the Billions It Gets From U.S.?

Is the multibillion-dollar U.S. annual payout to the United Nations a good investment? The Obama administration says it is a smart move. The facts, however, suggest otherwise. [More]

Woman gives birth after running Chicago Marathon

Amber Miller felt contractions just minutes after crossing the finish line at the Chicago Marathon. A few hours later, the suburban Chicago woman — who slogged her way through 26.2 miles while nearly 39 weeks pregnant — delivered a healthy baby girl. [More]

NBA cancels first two weeks of regular season

NBA Commissioner David Stern canceled the first two weeks of the season Monday after owners and players were unable to reach a new labor deal and end the lockout. [More]

Monday, October 10

California Man Attacks 'Lazy' Son With Sword Over House Chores

A father attacked his 18-year-old son with a sword in California, after accusing him of being lazy and not doing chores, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. [More]

Beauty queen gets $2 million reward in Bulger case

A former Miss Iceland who met Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger and his girlfriend in California was reportedly paid a $2 million reward for the tip that led to his arrest. [More]

Is Beauty Queen in Danger After She's ID'd as Tipster?

Ex-U.S. prosecutors warn Icelandic woman ID'd by paper as 'Whitey' Bulger tipster could now be in danger. [More]

Demi Moore & Ashton Kutcher Reunite For Campfire Counseling

Two and a Half Men star Ashton Kutcher used Yom Kippur, the holiest and most solemn day of the year for Jews, to beg his heartbroken wife Demi Moore for forgiveness -- at a campfire heart-to-heart in Santa Barbara. [More]

Ben & Jerry's Supports Wall Street Protesters as Parent Company Unilever Endures Union Fight

Ben & Jerry's may have served up a creamy bowl of support for Occupy Wall Street's attack on corporate profits, but the ice cream purveyor's European parent mega-company is having its own issues putting away a messy pension battle with its workers in Britain. [More]

Sharpton broadcasts from NY hub of Occupy Wall Street protests

The Rev. Al Sharpton brought his nationally syndicated radio show to the New York hub of the Occupy Wall Street movement on Monday, lending his support to a cause that he says speaks for "99% of the people." [More]

Woman suspected of removing fetus from Wis. mother

A relative says a pregnant Milwaukee mother did not know the woman whom police say abducted her and forcibly removed the full-term fetus, killing both of them. [More]

Design student says Jobs tribute not original

A Hong Kong design student's tribute to Steve Jobs that generated a buzz in cyberspace following the death of the co-founder of Apple last week is not original, the teen-ager said Monday. [More]

Man buys pizza, beer after robbing bank

A man bought pizza and beer in Yuma, Ariz., immediately after allegedly robbing a bank on the same street, police say. [More]

'Superhero' arrested, accused of assault

Seattle police say the young man who claims to be a superhero named Phoenix Jones was arrested after he was accused of assaulting several people with pepper spray. [More]

Lawyer's license suspended over slurs

A Chicago attorney who used homophobic and offensive language to describe other lawyers has agreed to a temporary suspension of his license, officials said. [More]

Shop offers frozen popcorn

Three friends in the Las Vegas Valley have opened a popcorn business with a unique twist - freezing the snack in liquid nitrogen. [More]

Sunday, October 9

Students to Get Through High School ... By Failing

A low-performing Manhattan high school that was granted up to $6 million in extra funds to undergo a “transformation” has found the secret formula for success: Dumb down the requirements for students to pass. [More]

Calif. illegal immigrants get state college aid

California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed a bill giving illegal immigrant college students access to state-funded financial aid, the second half of two-part legislation known as the "Dream Act." [More]

Cop Saves Life by Jamming Finger Into Felon's Gun

A quick-handed NYPD sergeant stopped a violent felon from shooting him in the gut by jamming his ring finger under the hammer of the felon’s .38 revolver, cops said today. “This guy pulled the trigger so many times he broke the sergeant’s finger,” said the police source. [More]

Steve Jobs another Thomas Edison or Henry Ford? Maybe not.

The outpouring of appreciation for Apple cofounder Steven Jobs, who passed away this week, has surpassed levels typically reserved for presidents or popes. But even as the remembrances and kudos came this week, others were cautioning against overstating Jobs's contributions. They noted that while his genius was unquestionable, it's unclear that he will be seen in the same light as a Thomas Edison, the Wright brothers, or Henry Ford. [More]

10-Year-Old Arizona Boy's Joy Ride Ends With a Big Bang

Police say a 10-year-old boy caused thousands of dollars worth of damage in his Phoeniz, Ariz., neighborhood when he got behind the wheel of a sport utility vehicle with his 5-year-old brother in the back seat, and his 12-year-old friend down the block riding shot gun. [More]

Paul McCartney gets married in London

A hint of autumnal Beatlemania was in the air Sunday as Paul McCartney — for the second time in his improbable life — climbed the steps of Old Marylebone Town Hall to get married. [More]

Woman Shoves Stroller to Safety Before Getting Hit by Train

A woman pushing a baby in a stroller across railroad tracks in Southern California Saturday night was killed by a train but she shoved the stroller to safety just in time, authorities said. [More]

Saturday, October 8

Man steals jewelry during break in robbery trial

A man in Tennessee is accused of ripping off a jewelry store during a lunch break in his trial for robbery. [More]

Muslim drivers suspended over praying time

More than 30 Seattle-area Hertz shuttle drivers are without work in a clash over Muslim prayer. The suspended drivers are members of Teamsters Local 117, which is attempting to get the workers back in their shuttle vans. [More]

Fake Cop Pulls Over Real Cop

Police say a New Mexico man pretending to be police officer is facing charges after he pulled over a real Albuquerque Police Department detective. [More]

Billy Bob Thornton's daughter sentenced to 20 years for manslaughter

Billy Bob Thornton's estranged daughter, Amanda Brumfield, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday after being convicted of aggravated manslaughter of a child in May, the Orlando Sentinel reports. [More]

Fire Chief Photos "Inappropriate"

In a stunning development in the porn scandal rocking the LA City Fire Department. the newly appointed fire chief has admitted that he too took part in "inappropriate" photos taken in front of a city fire engine. [More]

Ex-astronaut in love triangle crashes plane

Federal officials confirm that former space shuttle pilot Bill Oefelein, one of the figures in an infamous astronaut love triangle, was the pilot of a small plane that stalled and crashed last month in rural Alaska. [More]

Owners baffled by theft of 50-foot-long Pa. bridge

A 50-foot-long bridge in western Pennsylvania has been stolen, and its owners say they're baffled by the crime and have no idea who took it. [More]

Inmates blamed for sewage spill that damaged homes

Officials in a Colorado city are blaming a sewage spill that damaged homes on jail inmates who flushed things down cell toilets. [More]

FBI searches for missing Mo. baby in Kan. landfill

FBI agents scoured a Kansas landfill for the second time this week as the search for a missing 10-month-old Missouri girl entered its fourth day — and just hours after the child's mother said police accused her of being involved. [More]

Feds target California pot 'industry'

Federal prosecutors in California are targeting what they characterize as the "large, for-profit marijuana industry" that has developed since the state legalized medical marijuana 15 years ago. [More]

Steve Jobs the pitchman: A look back at Apple's classic ads

Apple CEO who died Wednesday had a major impact on the advertising world. [More]

Obama administration asks court to block parts of tough Alabama immigration law

The Obama administration has asked a federal appeals court to block a tough new immigration law in Alabama from going into effect, saying it "invites discrimination against many foreign-born citizens and lawfully present aliens." [More]

Emails raise fresh questions on Obama energy loan

An Obama administration appointee at the Energy Department pressed White House analysts to sign off on a $535 million loan to Solyndra even though his wife worked for the failed solar panel maker's law firm, according to internal emails made public on Friday. [More]

Amanda Knox Juror: I Never Believed They Did It

One of the jurors who overturned Amanda Knox's murder conviction said Friday he was never convinced by the "conjecture" of the prosecution's case and that he believed the U.S. student and her co-defendant simply didn't kill her British roommate. [More]

Friday, October 7

New York Man Convicted of Punching Karaoke Singer, 79

A 42-year-old man has been convicted of punching a 79-year-old man into a plate glass window after complaining about the older man's karaoke singing at a western New York bar. [More]

Man uses shovel to kill invading deer

A New York state man who went into his workshop expecting to shoo a deer away said he instead wound up having to kill it with a shovel. [More]

Woman gets 18 months for sinking yacht

A "manipulative, angry" woman who admitted sinking her estranged husband's yacht was sentenced in a British court Thursday to 18 months behind bars. [More]

Judge Allows Woman Charged With Murder to Take Two-Week Roadtrip

A Washington state judge is letting a murder defendant take a two-week, five-state road trip before her arraignment. [More]

California 'Psychic' Scared Girl Into Stealing $10G in Jewelry, Police Say

A Californian "psychic" has been arrested on suspicion of telling a 12-year-old girl she would remain cursed unless she paid her a fee, causing the youngster to steal $10,000 of jewelry, the Los Angeles Times reported late Thursday night. [More]

10-Year-Old Steals Mom's Car Then Drives Into House

A 10-year-old boy stole his mother's SUV and drove it through south Phoenix Thursday night, narrowly missing a group of children before crashing into a house. [More]

DOE loan chief quits amid Solyndra furor

The head of the U.S. Department of Energy's Loan Program Office has resigned amid a fiscal firestorm over the bankruptcy of a company that received a $535 million federal loan, DOE Secretary Steven Chu said. [More]

Jobs authorized biography so his kids can know him

Steve Jobs, in pain and too weak to climb stairs a few weeks before his death, wanted his children to understand why he wasn't always there for them, according to the author of his highly anticipated biography. [More]

Steve Jobs saved technology from itself

ust imagine, for a moment, a world in which Steve Jobs had never lived. How might daily life be different? Computers are still around, but not as you know them. They're complex, hateful things, mostly used in the office for spreadsheets and other business applications. Nobody bothered to sell a good-looking user interface with a desktop and mouse, because nobody could be sure there was a mass market for it. [More]

Police: Robber prayed with victim

Police in Pennsylvania said they arrested an alleged robber who knelt on the floor near his wheelchair-bound victim while she prayed. [More]

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