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Wednesday, November 30

Kidnapper Sues Former Hostages, Says They Broke Promise

Can there be no trust between a kidnapper and his hostages? A man who held a Kansas couple hostage in their home while fleeing from authorities is suing them, claiming that they broke an oral contract. [More]

Bicyclist Gets Nearly $100G After Fall on Icy Trail

The president of the Florence Park District says he's disappointed in a system that allows a man riding a motorized bicycle on a winter night on a trail that doesn't allow motorized vehicles to receive an insurance settlement. [More]

Cops: Mom shot dead was stabbing child

Neighbors of an Atlanta woman shot dead when police said they saw her stabbing her daughter are trying to figure out what caused the woman to snap. [More]

Colorado School Janitor Arrested for Alleged Sexual Relationship With 13-Year-Old Girl

A school janitor in Colorado was arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl, Fox 31 reported. [More]

Ex-Philadelphia School Official Seeks Unemployment After $905,000 Buyout

A former Philadelphia school district superintendent who collected a $905,000 contract buyout from the city has reportedly filed for unemployment. [More]

3 Conn. money managers: No secret lottery winner

Three money managers awarded a $254 million Powerball jackpot said Tuesday there's no fourth participant despite a claim they're covering for a winner who wants to stay anonymous. [More]

Airline Refuses to Give Refund to Cancer Patient

U.S. Airways said they are standing by their decision not to refund money for tickets purchased by a woman diagnosed with terminal breast cancer. [More]

JLo's Fiat Ad Angers Artists

Some Bronx graffiti artists are angry that their mural was used without their permission in a car commercial featuring Jennifer Lopez. [More]

Ex-Crime Boss Whitey Bulger's Longtime Girlfriend Faces More Charges

A lawyer for the longtime girlfriend of former crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger said Tuesday that he might ask that her trial be held in California if federal prosecutors bring additional charges against her for the time the couple spent living in Santa Monica. [More]

Cain 'reassessing' campaign after affair allegation

Embattled Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told his staff Tuesday he is "reassessing" the viability of his campaign in the wake of a new allegations he engaged in a lengthy extramarital affair, CNN has learned. [More]

Bankruptcy Filing Gives American Airlines Time to Cut Costs, Debt

American Airlines' parent company is seeking bankruptcy protection as it seeks to unload massive debt built up by years of accelerating jet fuel prices and labor struggles. [More]

Feds Arrest New York Lawmaker on Bribery Charges

Less than three weeks after being acquitted in a federal corruption case, a New York state assemblyman from a prominent Brooklyn political family was arrested Tuesday on new charges that he sought and accepted bribes from a carnival promoter. [More]

Tuesday, November 29

Accidental Killing Leads Hunter to Take His Own Life

A Vermont man took his own life Saturday after accidentally killing his friend in a deer hunting accident, police said. [More]

Woman alleges long affair with Cain

In an explosive allegation, a Georgia woman said Monday she and Herman Cain had a 13-year extramarital affair that lasted nearly until the former businessman announced his candidacy for the White House several months ago. [More]

Officers Shoot Woman Who Stabbed Child to Death

Police officers shot and killed a woman in an Atlanta home when she didn't comply with orders to stop stabbing her young daughter, who also died, authorities said Monday. [More]

Utah Professor Pleads Not Guilty to Viewing Child Pornography on Flight

A university professor pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that he viewed child pornography on his laptop during a flight from Salt Lake City to Boston. [More]

A twist: Heiress Huguette Clark signed two wills

The mysterious story of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark has a new layer of surprise. It turns out that she signed two wills, the first one benefitting her family, and the second one cutting out her family altogether. And she signed them one after another, within six weeks. [More]

Tobey Maguire, others settle over poker winnings

The "Spider-Man" star agreed to pay $80,000 to settle the lawsuit filed over more than $311,000 he was paid by a convicted Ponzi scheme operator in Texas Hold `Em matches that included celebrities, businessmen and others, court documents state. [More]

Dad Reportedly Charged After Son Killed in Washer

French authorities have reportedly charged a 33-year-old father with murder after he allegedly killed his 3-year-old son by stuffing him into a washing machine and turning it on. [More]

Chevy Giving Volt Owners Loaners Over Fire Claims

If the recent reports of fires caused by government crash testing have you worried about getting into your Chevrolet Volt, the folks at General Motors have the answer: we’ll loan you a regular car. [More]

Governor apologizes for 'overreaction' to teen's tweet

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback apologized for what he called his staff's "overreaction" to a disparaging tweet directed at him by a high school senior. [More]

Monday, November 28

Men answering ad find child, 4, with dad's body

Two men who knocked on a Bellevue door answering a Craigslist ad for a room to rent instead found a 4-year-old boy alone with the body of his dead father. [More]

Arizona Gun Club Invites Families to Pose With Santa and a Machine Gun

An Arizona gun club is putting a new twist on Christmas by inviting families to pose for a photo with Santa Claus and a gun. [More]

Boy beaten to death on 4th birthday

A Chicago boy was beaten to death Friday on what family members said was his fourth birthday. [More]

Arrested grandfather 'emotional wreck'

An Arizona police department will conduct an investigation into the bloody arrest of a 54-year-old grandfather during a Black Friday sale at a Walmart, an assistant police chief said Saturday. [More]

Ohio puts 200-pound third-grader in foster care

An Ohio third-grader weighing more than 200 pounds has been taken from his family and placed into foster care when county social workers said his mother wasn't doing enough to control his weight. [More]

Widow dies after thugs take spouse's ashes

A 79-year-old widow has died after a scuffle with thugs who stole her purse and her most cherished possession – her husband’s ashes, which she carried with her for 17 years. [More]

SWAT team's shooting of Marine causes outrage

An ordinary morning was unfolding in the middle-class Tucson neighborhood — until an armored vehicle pulled into the family's driveway and men wearing heavy body armor and helmets climbed out, weapons ready. [More]

Man viewed child porn on US flight

Police say a man who was viewing child pornography on a domestic airline flight from Salt Lake City to Boston has been arrested. [More]

Sunday, November 27

Anthony Weiner Does Black Friday Shopping with New Moustache

Anthony Weiner stepped out yesterday sporting a questionable moustache reminiscent of 1970s adult-film star John 'Johnny Wadd' Holmes. [More]

Family Awarded $1 Million After Daughter Discovers Brother's Brain on Display

A family who found out that their son's brain was on display at the Staten Island Mortuary when his sister visited on a field trip was awarded $1 million by a jury. [More]

Cops: Ga. Couple Nails Door Shut to Boy's Room

Police say a Georgia couple is accused of locking a 3-year-old boy inside a bedroom by nailing the door shut. [More]

'Frosty the Snowman' Arrested at Town Parade

A man in a "Frosty the Snowman" costume was arrested Saturday during the annual Christmas parade in Chestertown, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. He's accused of scuffling with police and kicking at a police dog. [More]

New bodies could bring Ohio Craigslist toll to 3

The discoveries of two new bodies could bring to three the death toll from a Craigslist ad that police say lured victims into a lethal robbery scheme. [More]

Three Facing Charges in Alleged Toilet Paper Scam

Three people face up to two decades in prison in a $1 million toilet paper scam in Palm Beach County. [More]

Saturday, November 26

Sandusky's Grandson Comes Forward With Allegations of Sexual Abuse

The allegations towards accused Penn State pedophile Jerry Sandusky continue with his grandson now coming forward with claims of sexual abuse. [More]

Black Friday crowds: 'It was insane ... it was crazy'

Millions of Americans jammed stores Friday, supporting analysts' prediction that Black Friday sales would be better than last year's despite the down economy. [More]

Grandfather Roughed Up by Police in Walmart

Police in suburban Buckeye were under fire Friday when a video was posted online showing a grandfather on the floor of a Walmart store with a bloody face after police said he was subdued trying to shoplift during a chaotic rush for discounted video games. [More]

Pepper spray and violence mar Black Friday bargain hunting

Incidents of retail-store violence on Black Friday served as a reminder to shoppers and storekeepers alike: With bigger crowds comes the need for more precautions. [More]

U.S. Jury Awards Family $1M Over Son's Brain in Jar

A jury has awarded $1 million to a family that sued New York City after learning that their dead son's brain was on display at the city morgue. [More]

FBI: Ohio Body May be Second Craigslist Ad Victim

The FBI is investigating whether a body found Friday in a shallow grave in Akron, Ohio, is a second killing connected to a phony Craigslist job ad that authorities say lured victims into a deadly robbery scheme. [More]

A travel nightmare: Man stands throughout 7-hour flight

Air travelers usually are prepared for the occasional hectic and overcrowded flight. But all are hoping they'll at least be able to sit down. [More]

Chewing tobacco and a Major League dream

A baseball tradition is about to end. This week, Major League Baseball announced it would no longer allow the use of chewing tobacco when fans are present. If you've got it, says the league, you've got to conceal it. [More]

Van der Sloot murder trial in January

Joran van der Sloot will stand trial beginning January 6 on robbery and murder charges related to a 21-year-old woman's death, a Peruvian court announced Friday. [More]

Aruba Orders Release of U.S. Man Suspected in Death

A U.S. businessman suspected in the August disappearance and presumed death of his traveling companion in Aruba must be released from jail next week and will be free to leave the island, a judge ruled Friday. [More]

Friday, November 25

Man calls 911 when stolen boat runs out of gas

Coast Guard officials in Florida say they helped one seafood company with their big catch of the day - a 33-year-old man who took the establishment's crab boat out for a ride. [More]

NBC apologizes to Bachmann over song

NBC has apologized to Rep. Michele Bachmann after the house band for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" played an inappropriate song during her appearance on the show Monday, CNN confirmed Thursday. [More]

Typo elects son instead of dad

A candidate for a Connecticut office said a typo led to his son, who has the same first and last names but a different middle name, being elected in his place. [More]

New evidence emerges in D.B. Cooper case

In 1971, skyjacker D.B. Cooper parachuted into the night sky over Washington and vanished. Now, FBI agents have something they don’t often get in a 40-year-old criminal case: new physical evidence. [More]

Russian anchor fired over middle finger

A Russian TV station said it has dismissed a news anchor for flipping the bird while reading an item about U.S. President Barack Obama. [More]

Stage collapse victims sue Sugarland

The families of four people killed and dozens injured when a stage collapsed at a Sugarland concert in August filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the country duo. [More]

Millions savor Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade

About 3.5 million people were expected to crowd the route of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York on Thursday while an additional 50 million watched from home. [More]

Police: Man drove forklift into home

Florida authorities said a man was arrested and charged with attempted murder after he allegedly drove a forklift into an occupied trailer home multiple times. [More]

Woman Charged in Airline Terror Hoax on Ex-Lover

A California woman surrendered to the FBI Wednesday on charges that she called an airline to report a fake terrorist threat hours before her ex-lover was to board an international flight, authorities said. [More]

Woman Crying Fowl Over Turkey With 2007 Expiration Date

A Tennessee woman was shocked when she realized the turkey she bought at a local grocery store had expired four years ago, WKRN.com reports. [More]

Lawmakers to look at Corzine, rating firms' ties

U.S. lawmakers plan to look into the relationship between bankrupt mid-size brokerage firm MF Global Holdings Ltd's former CEO Jon Corzine and the major credit-rating agencies, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing a person familiar with the matter. [More]

'Pawn Stars' offers jobs to NBA players

The owners of the Las Vegas pawn shop featured on History Channel series "Pawn Stars" are offering jobs to out-of-work NBA players. [More]

Thursday, November 24

Nurse worked six days in nine years

Italian police said they arrested a nurse with the National Health System accused of using bogus excuses to work only six days in nine years. [More]

Woman Claims She Burglarized Home to Pay For College

A Connecticut woman accused of stealing more than $4,000 worth of jewelry from a home told police she did it to pay for college. [More]

Dad: Twins came from stolen sperm

A Houston man has launched a unique court battle, claiming his twin sons resulted from his sperm being stolen and taken to a Houston fertility clinic without his knowledge. [More]

'Hamburglar' turns self in to police

Police in Iowa said a man dubbed "the Hamburglar" after breaking into a McDonald's and cooking himself a meal turned himself in to officers. [More]

Texas court suspends judge taped beating daughter

Judge William Adams, who made national headlines after the release of a 2004 video of him beating his then-teenage daughter, has been suspended by the Texas Supreme Court. [More]

Second Boy Admits to Pushing Cart on Woman

A 12-year-old boy has admitted that he and a friend pushed a shopping cart off a fourth-floor walkway in New York City in a prank that critically injured a woman. [More]

Bachmann: Fallon song choice was sexist

GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is lashing out at NBC for not apologizing or taking immediate disciplinary action for an off-color song played during her appearance on Jimmy Fallon's "Late Night." "This wouldn't be tolerated if this was Michelle Obama," Bachmann said. [More]

Fallon apologizes to Bachmann for song

As Michele Bachmann strode on to the stage for an appearance on Fallon's "Late Night" early Tuesday, the show's band played a snippet of a Fishbone song called "Lyin' Ass Bitch." [More]

7 Diet Myths Busted

The honest-to-goodness truth about how to keep your weight under control. [More]

Police honor man who led them to Lee Harvey Oswald

Dallas police honored a man on Tuesday whose "keen observation skills and strong sense of civic duty" led them to Lee Harvey Oswald, who had crept into the back of a darkened movie theater to hide on Nov. 22, 1963, shortly after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. [More]

Judge Rules Capital City Can't File for Bankruptcy

A federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday dismissed the petition by the City Council of Pennsylvania's debt-choked capital of Harrisburg, saying it had been legally barred by state law from seeking bankruptcy protection and, in any case, had no authority to file it. [More]

Lawsuit: Plane noise caused hearing loss

An Oregon man's lawsuit against Delta Airlines claims he suffered permanent hearing loss as a result of a loud noise during a flight. [More]

Wednesday, November 23

Burglar left himself logged into Facebook

Police in Georgia said they were searching for a burglary suspect who allegedly left himself logged into Facebook on his victim's computer. [More]

Greyhound bus driver leaves passengers stranded

Greyhound bus company is conducting an investigation after a bus driver left 45 passengers stranded for about eight hours in the middle of the night at a gas station in the state of Missouri. [More]

Drunk driver called 911 on himself

Authorities in Wisconsin said a 21-year-old man called 911 to report himself for driving drunk and ask to be taken to jail. [More]

102,000 cupcakes! Small bakery burned by Groupon

A bakery owner was forced to make 102,000 cupcakes after being swamped by customers taking up her cut-price Groupon offer, according to reports Tuesday. [More]

Fallon's Band Slips Bachmann a Musical Note

Late night show's band played snippet of the 1985 Fishbone song called "Lyin' Ass Bitch" while Michele Bachmann walked onstage. [More]

How Moore, Kutcher's marriage turned toxic

It was an unlikely romance from the start - and in the end, the six-year marriage of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore fell apart because of issues that had long fueled skepticism about their relationship: their famous 15-year age difference, his wandering eye, her insecurities. [More]

Woman jailed for stealing $1 million from Mark Twain House

A former employee of author Mark Twain's historic Connecticut home who admitted to embezzling more than $1 million from it in a long-running scheme was sentenced on Monday to 3-1/2 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution of and taxes on the stolen funds. [More]

California teen admits killing gay student, to serve 25 years

Months after a jury couldn't decide his fate, a Southern California teen has agreed to plead guilty for gunning down a gay classmate three years ago in their junior high classroom. [More]

Senior, 101, robbed twice in 3 months

Cops are looking for suspects after a 101-year-old Georgia man was robbed of his wallet twice in three months. [More]

Former Obama fundraiser Rezko gets 10-year sentence

A U.S. judge on Tuesday sentenced Antoin "Tony" Rezko, a former Chicago fundraiser for President Barack Obama, to 10-1/2 years in prison for corruption and extortion. [More]

Cash-strapped cities, schools say: 'Your Ad Here'

Seven vinyl banners draped this month along one of Chicago's most iconic bridges, advertisements some have dubbed "a visual crime" and "commercial graffiti," are reviving a debate about how governments raise money in tough economic times. [More]

Big tip? Customer leaves $1 million in restaurant

Police were looking for the owner of a suitcase "full of money" that was left at a restaurant on Tuesday [More]

Couple give $15,000 to stranger

A Florida couple said they awarded $15,000 to a 19-year-old cerebral palsy sufferer who tracked down an iPhone thief because he "seemed to be a super kid." [More]

Steve Jobs fielded customer service requests

Among chief executives, Steve Jobs was an outlier. Jobs was directly involved in Apple's customer service, fielding e-mails about broken laptops and intervening on support calls. [More]

Tuesday, November 22

Major League Baseball player stabbed to death

A Major League Baseball player was stabbed to death Monday in the Netherlands, police said. Greg Halman, 24, was found dead just after 5 a.m. Monday in Rotterdam, a police spokeswoman said. Halman played center field for the Seattle Mariners. [More]

Man asks for police help, gets arrested

A man who asked police for help in getting a little gas to his car ended up in handcuffs after Covington, La., police say he had stolen license plates on the car and narcotics inside. [More]

Elementary School Calls Cops on Kids Kissing

Florida educator calls for sheriff after two 12-year-olds are caught kissing on school playground. Fortunately, Sgt. Stephanie Eller said "no one was arrested." [More]

Witness Says She Heard Natalie Wood Screaming

New witness says she heard actress scream 'Help me, I'm drowning' on the night she died 30 years ago. [More]

Mom in love triangle kills 2 kids, self

A woman who killed a son and a niece, and shot her ex-boyfriend and three others before killing herself, was bitter over an affair with the married man, authorities said Monday. [More]

Man hits clerk, vandalizes Chevron over burrito

A 34-year-old man was arrested over the weekend after assaulting a gas station attendant who told him he had to pay for his burrito before microwaving it, Stockton, Calif., police say. [More]

Ohio man fighting charge over rubber costume ax

An Ohio man who carried a rubber prop ax into a bar before Halloween is trying to get prosecutors to dismiss an inducing panic charge. [More]

Woman tried to smuggle drugs in hollow Bible

Deputies in South Carolina say a woman used two hollowed-out Bibles to try to smuggle weapons, drugs and a cell phone to a prison inmate. [More]

Former AIG Chief Sues Government Over Bailout

A company run by the former CEO of American International Group Inc. is suing the government for $25 billion in damages over its taxpayer bailout of the big insurer. [More]

Monday, November 21

Police: Fake doc injected cement in woman's rear

A woman who wanted to work at a nightclub started searching for someone who could perform plastic surgery at a cheap price to give her a curvier body. Police say what she found was a woman posing as a doctor who filled her buttocks with cement, mineral oil and flat-tire sealant. [More]

N.Y. Waiters Recruited to Steal Info from Customers

An ambitious and disciplined identity-theft ring recruited waiters at steakhouses and other high-end New York restaurants to steal diners' credit-card information, then used it for luxury shopping sprees, authorities said. [More]

Florida DOT Website Features Video of Pedestrians Being Mowed Down by Vehicles

A graphic video showing pedestrians getting hit by vehicles should be removed from the Florida Department of Transportation website, a state senator is arguing. [More]

Hooters Waitress Speaks at Fla. School, Angers Mom

A Florida mother complained to her son's school after a Hooters waitress was invited to speak to the students there about her job. [More]

Ohio Woman Faces Jail Time for Feeding Squirrels

An Ohio woman could serve jail time for feeding squirrels on her neighbors' property. [More]

Police Look to Tune Out Scanner Hobbyists

Police departments around the country are moving to shield their radio communications from the public as cheap, user-friendly technology has made it easy for anyone to use handheld devices to keep tabs on officers responding to crimes. [More]

2 Runners Die After Collapsing During Philly Marathon

Philadelphia police say two runners in Sunday morning's Philadelphia Marathon have died after collapsing during the race with apparent heart attacks. [More]

Mila Kunis keeps promise to be Marine's date

Film star Mila Kunis has made good on her promise to a Marine who had been serving in Afghanistan. [More]

Police Accuse Caregivers of Waterboarding Elderly Woman

Georgia police have accused two women of waterboarding an ill, 89-year-old woman. [More]

Sunday, November 20

McDonald's supplier accused of cruelty

McDonald's and Target dropped an egg supplier this week after an activist group released disturbing video showing what it says shows animal cruelty at three of the company's barns. [More]

Woman tried to sell house she didn't own

Police in St. Paul, Minn., say a woman tried to sell a house at a low price but it turns out she doesn't own it. [More]

12-Year-Old Boy Pleads Guilty to Dropping Shopping Cart Four Stories Onto Woman Below

One of the two pre-teen boys charged with dropping a shopping cart over a fourth-story railing in New York City - nearly killing a philanthropist who was shopping for underprivileged kids - could be sentenced to as little as probation after pleading guilty to felony assault Friday. [More]

Arrest over botched butt implants

A transgender woman from Miami is facing charges of practicing medicine without a license after police say she injected a woman's rear with a homemade concoction. [More]

Tailgater Killed at Yale-Harvard Football Game

A driver of a U-Haul truck carrying beer kegs through a tailgating area before the Yale-Harvard game Saturday suddenly accelerated, fatally striking a 30-year-old Massachusetts woman and injuring two other women, police said. [More]

NBA Stars to Play in Obama Campaign Fundraiser

President Obama's re-election campaign is bringing together more than two dozen National Basketball Association stars for a fundraising basketball game next month. [More]

Five myths about your gasoline taxes

A perpetual deadlock in Congress has resulted in eight extensions of the national transportation bill, causing roads to crumble, bridges to fall, and transit to break down. [More]

Penn State Profited From Sandusky's Sleepover Camps

University received almost $250,000 from The Second Mile — Jerry Sandusky's charity — for a series of sleepover camps, where the former coach allegedly targeted victims years after he was accused of child molestation and banned from bringing children onto the school's campus. [More]

Saturday, November 19

Women Turning on Ashton

In the hours since Demi Moore announced she was divorcing her husband of six years, Ashton Kutcher, the female employees of Yahoo’s women’s blog Shine have been chatting about their disdain for Kutcher. [More]

87-year-old Occupy protester can't get arrested

Among the hordes of Occupy Wall Street protesters, Frances Goldin stands out: She has a tuft of purple hair and carries a sign that reads, "I'm 87 and mad as hell." [More]

Boat Captain: Wagner responsible for Natalie Wood death

The former captain of the boat from which actress Natalie Wood drowned in 1981 alleged on TODAY Friday that her husband, actor Robert Wagner, was responsible for her death. [More]

Police say Wagner not a suspect in Wood death

Investigators reopened the case of Natalie Wood's 1981 drowning after receiving new information they deemed credible enough to warrant another look at one of Hollywood's most enduring mysteries. [More]

Mysterious celebrity deaths

From Natalie Wood - to Superman, how did they die? [More]

Regis Philbin makes exit from morning TV

Blowing a kiss to his audience of more than 28 years, Regis Philbin signed off morning television on Friday. [More]

Ohio mom charged in death of 28-pound teen girl

A mother and three nurses were charged Thursday in the death of the woman's 14-year-old daughter, who had cerebral palsy and weighed 28 pounds, a prosecutor said. [More]

Job ad lures men: 1 killed, 1 shot

One jobseeker was killed and another was shot after they responded to a Craigslist ad for a job on an Ohio cattle farm, officials said Thursday. [More]

Syracuse sex abuse claims resurface

Syracuse University placed associate men's basketball coach Bernie Fine on administrative leave Thursday over an inappropriate contact allegation made by a man in 2005. [More]

Joe Paterno has lung cancer

Joe Paterno, the Penn State football coach who lost his job amid allegations of child sex abuse against his former defensive coordinator, has a treatable form of lung cancer, his son said Friday. [More]

Elderly newlywed: 'It is never too late'

An 83-year-old Missouri man who married his 96-year-old girlfriend said he hopes younger people will realize "it is never too late" for love. [More]

Firm Claims Pressure to Fudge Job-Loss Numbers

Contractors say Obama administration wanted review of proposed mining regulation changed to 'soften' number. [More]

Friday, November 18

Teen Driver in Fatal Crash Wanted to Die, Authorities Say

A fiery head-on crash that killed five people last week wasn't an accident but a nearly 100 mph murder-suicide by a distraught teen, authorities said Thursday. [More]

Demi Moore says she is divorcing Kutcher

Actress Demi Moore said Thursday she plans to divorce Ashton Kutcher. "It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton," Moore, 49, said in a statement. [More]

Virginia Police Officer Charged With Raping Child

Court records show a Poquoson police officer has been charged with raping a girl less than 13 years old. [More]

NY man wearing 'I'm a drunk' shirt accused of DWI

A New York man wearing a T-shirt declaring "I'm a drunk" is facing DWI charges after a collision with a police car. [More]

So Long, Jack? Lawmaker Invites Distillery to Move

Lawmaker hopes Jack Daniel's will relocate distillery from hometown to Michigan over proposed tax increase. [More]

Fifth rattlesnake found at school

A California high school was closed for the remainder of the week when custodians discovered the fifth rattlesnake in recent weeks at the facility. [More]

Pizza a Vegetable? Congress Says Yes

Congress wants pizza and french fries to stay on school lunch lines and is fighting the Obama administration's efforts to take unhealthy foods out of schools. [More]

Biebs Accuser Busted by Texts?

Justin Bieber's alleged baby mama Mariah Yeater sent a text Wednesday to a friend, begging him to erase an incriminating text in which her mom says someone other than Justin Bieber is the child's father, and then promising to give him a cut of the action when she scores a payday. [More]

Google Maps Mystery Solved

Newfound Google Maps images have revealed an array of mysterious structures and patterns etched into the surface of China's Gobi Desert. The media — from mainstream to fringe — has wildly speculated that they might be Chinese weapons-testing sites, satellite calibration targets, street maps of Washington, D.C., and New York City, or even messages to (or from) aliens. It turns out that they are almost definitely used to calibrate China's spy satellites. [More]

Painting by fictional artist sells for $11,000

A painting supposedly by a fictional American artist has reportedly sold for more than $11,000 at auction. [More]

Reaching 90 more likely than ever

The rolls of America's oldest old are surging: Nearly 2 million now are 90 or over, nearly triple their numbers of just three decades ago. [More]

10-Year-Old North Carolina Girl Hangs Herself After Allegedly Being Bullied at School

North Carolina authorities are investigating the death of a 10-year-old girl who hanged herself in her bedroom after allegedly being bullied at school. [More]

Thursday, November 17

Millionaires on Capitol Hill: Please tax me more!

A band of millionaires stormed Capitol Hill on Wednesday to urge Congress to tax them more. [More]

'I'm stupid': Burglary suspect gets stuck in chimney

Police said the person found in the chimney of a suburban-Atlanta home was not Santa Claus arriving early but a 17-year-old alleged burglar who got stuck. [More]

Gingrich acknowledges Freddie Mac consulting fees

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich acknowledged on Wednesday that he had received consulting fees from troubled mortgage giant Freddie Mac for providing "strategic advice." Bloomberg News said he had been paid between $1.6 million and $1.8 million in consulting fees from two contracts with Freddie Mac. [More]

'Occupy' Without Violence Or 'Burn NYC to Ground'?

Organizers of protests and marches Thursday in New York City for the two-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement are calling for non-violent demonstrations, but that hasn't stopped some protesters from demanding a fiery confrontation with authorities. [More]

"Situation" sues Abercrombie & Fitch over ad campaign

"Jersey Shore" star Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino on Tuesday sued retailer Abercrombie & Fitch over what he claims was a publicity stunt to sell clothes using phrases associated with the reality TV actor. [More]

Justin Bieber Will Take Paternity Test, May Sue Accuser and Her Lawyers

An attorney for a woman who claims Justin Bieber is the father of her baby boy said Wednesday her lawsuit has been withdrawn as both camps wait for the singer to take a paternity test. [More]

Texting mistake lands would-be drug buyer in jail

Text messages about buying drugs mistakenly sent to a Nebraska state trooper led to the arrest of a 23-year-old man on marijuana possession and other drug charges, police said on Tuesday. [More]

Woman Charged With Stealing $200K From Charity.

A former bookkeeper for the Little Sisters of the Poor in Louisville was charged Wednesday with embezzling more than $200,000 from the charity, then using the money to buy herself a new car, among other items. [More]

Men use gift cards to turn donuts into dollars

Two men put a new twist on the American expression "dollars to donuts" when they recoded Dunkin' Donut gift cards with stolen bank account details and used them to withdraw money in New York City. [More]

New Judge Appointed in Sandusky Child Sex Abuse Case

A new judge has been appointed to oversee the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case, the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts announced Wednesday. [More]

Police arrest suspect in shooting that hit White House

Police arrested a 21-year-old man on Wednesday suspected of shooting at the White House last week, after federal agents found two bullets that had hit the mansion, including one that struck a window. [More]

Cult Leader Manson Follower 'Tex' Watson Denied Parole

The self-described right-hand man of cult leader Charles Manson, who was convicted of orchestrating the Tate-LaBianca slayings 42 years ago, was denied parole from a California prison Wednesday for the 14th time. [More]

Wednesday, November 16

Thief run over by getaway truck

Police in Florida said a woman who stole beer from a convenience store was run over by her getaway vehicle when she fell from the passenger door. [More]

Missing toddler's mom seen on 'sugar daddy' site

Police investigating the disappearance of two-year-old Sky Metalwala were in contact last week with the operator of a dating website where Sky's mother, Julia Biryukova - or someone using her name and likeness - created a profile in July. [More]

Police: McDonald's menu change inspired attack

A Wisconsin woman who allegedly attacked her boyfriend and stood on the hood of his car said she was upset about McDonald's switching to breakfast. [More]

Update: 87-year-old man says he was forced to deliver drugs

An 87-year-old Indiana man said he hauled cocaine from Arizona to Michigan because he feared drug dealers would harm him, his children and his grandchildren if he didn't. [More]

Heather, Jack Surprise Split

In what sounds like a plot line for their classic prime time time soap, Heather Locklear and Jack Wagner have called off their engagement after years off on-again, off-again dating. "Jack and Heather are no longer engaged," Locklear's rep said. [More]

Ohio to Execute Man Who Killed 3 Sleeping Sons

Ohio was poised Tuesday to end a nearly six-month break in its use of capital punishment by executing a man who fatally shot his three sons while they slept in 1982, shortly after his wife filed for divorce. [More]

Ohio Father Charged After Infant Found With Wipe Lodged in Throat

A father who was charged with felony child endangering when a diaper wipe was found lodged in his infant son's throat maintains it was an accident and will fight the allegation, his attorney said Monday. [More]

Man Who Killed Mom and Two Daughters in 1989 Executed in Florida

A man convicted of killing a woman and her two teenage daughters in June 1989 as the victims returned from a dream vacation to Disney World has been executed. [More]

Starbucks is raising prices in several markets

Starbucks Corp, which has been grappling with higher costs for coffee and other key commodities, Tuesday raised prices on some drinks in several major markets. [More]

Yesterday: Starbucks drops bean surcharge

Starbucks has stopped tacking on a fee for bags of coffee beans that weigh less than a pound. The Seattle coffee company eliminated the fee at its stores nationwide this month after a Massachusetts consumer-protection agency fined the company over the practice. [More]

Mom shocked over crotchless panties at kids' store

At least one mom is furious after discovering cheetah-print crotchless panties at a children's clothing store in Colorado. [More]

Woman dies of gunshot 15 years after shooting

Officials in the Seattle area have declared a homicide after a woman died last week from a 15-year-old gunshot wound. [More]

Judge Orders Divorcing Couple To Swap Facebook And Dating Site Passwords

Most divorces require spouses to part with some of their property, but in Connecticut, a soon-to-be ex-husband and wife are being asked to give up more than just investments, cars, TVs, kids, and pets. They have to hand over their social networking passwords. [More]

AirTran sued over cockroaches on flight

A North Carolina couple is suing AirTran Airways, alleging that cockroaches crawled out of air vents and overhead carry-on bins during a flight from Charlotte to Houston in September. [More]

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