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Saturday, April 16

Actor Nicolas Cage arrested in New Orleans

Actor Nicolas Cage was arrested after he got drunk in the city's French Quarter and argued in the street with his wife over whether a house they were in front of was theirs, police said Saturday. [More]

Boy handcuffed after milk spill incident

Authorities in Indiana said a 12-year-old may face juvenile probation following an argument with a school resource officer about some spilled milk. [More]

Another air traffic controller caught sleeping

The Federal Aviation Authority on Saturday suspended yet another air traffic controller for sleeping on the job, the seventh apparent incident this year that the agency has disclosed. [More]

Woman charged with mooning schoolbus

A Florida woman has been charged with dropping her pink pants and mooning a school bus carrying elementary school students. [More]

Policeman pries python's jaws off woman's neck

A Kansas woman faces a charge of harboring a vicious animal after her pet python grabbed onto her neck and would not let go until a police officer intervened. [More]

Half of supermarket meat may have staph bug

Half the meat and poultry sold in the supermarket may be tainted with the staph germ, a new report suggests. [More]

Immigrant Gets More Than 34 Years in Prison for Running Over Westernized Daughter

An Iraqi immigrant has been sentenced to 34 1/2 years in an Arizona prison for running over his daughter because she became too Westernized. [More]

Skydiver dies after midair collision with 2nd jumper

One skydiver died and a second was critically injured Friday when they collided in midair over Perris Valley Airport, Calif., just two weeks after similar accident killed two. [More]

Pirates Keep Hostages Despite Being Paid Ransom

The owners of a hijacked ship said Saturday that they were perplexed by the continuing detention of some of their crew members by Somali pirates despite their paying a multimillion-dollar ransom. [More]

Philadelphia Orchestra board OKs Chapter 11 filing

The world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra, long considered one of the best in the nation, will be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection - an apparent first in recent history for a major U.S. orchestra. [More]

What to do when your dog starts misbehaving

Many pet owners have experienced that uh-oh moment when their dog goes from generally good behavior to disturbing - snapping at people or other dogs, peeing or ripping things up. [More]

Dogs in Shades

Put some shades on a dog and it suddenly becomes super cool. [More]

Ariz. plows controversial ground with birther bill

Arizona, a state that has shown little reluctance in bucking the federal government, is again plowing controversial political ground, this time as its Legislature passed a bill to require President Barack Obama and other presidential candidates to prove their U.S. citizenship before their names can appear on the state's ballot. [More]

Moms killing kids not nearly as rare as we think

"How could she?" It's the headline du jour whenever a horrific case emerges of a mother killing her kids, as Lashanda Armstrong did when she piled her children into her minivan and drove straight into the frigid Hudson River. [More]

Friday, April 15

S.C. Man Says Woman He Met, Married in One Day Stole Cash

A South Carolina man married a woman within hours of meeting her only for his bride to steal his cash and run off with the reverend who carried out the nuptials. [More]

Detroit sends layoff notices to all public teachers

The emergency manager appointed to put Detroit's troubled public school system on a firmer financial footing said on Thursday he was sending layoff notices to all of the district's 5,466 unionized employees. [More]

Man pulls up behind wife's stolen car

A Florida man whose wife's car had been stolen said he was shocked to see the vehicle in front of him when he stopped at a red light. [More]

Oops! Lady Liberty stamp is of Vegas replica

A stamp that was supposed to show the Statue of Liberty actually features a replica outside a Las Vegas casino, The New York Times reported Friday. [More]

Parents of tipsy toddler sue over drink mixup

The parents of the Michigan toddler accidentally served alcohol at an Applebee's restaurant last week have filed suit against the chain's parent company, saying its employees have made similar mistakes with other children. [More]

Florida Man Arrested on Charges He Went to Meet Mother and Daughter For Sex

A man in the Navy Reserve who was soon to be deployed, was arrested after he allegedly went to meet a woman to engage in sex with her and her 14-year-old daughter before anchors away, reported News 13. [More]

16 police officers arrested in connection with Mexico mass graves

Sixteen municipal police officers from the northeastern Mexican town of San Fernando have been arrested for allegedly protecting those responsible for the mass graves uncovered there, the country's attorney general said. [More]

Zeta-Jones 'brave' to reveal bipolar disorder

Mental health advocates hope that actress Catherine Zeta-Jones's public acknowledgment of her bipolar disorder will help dispel some of the myths and stigma around mental illness. [More]

18 years after Waco, Davidians believe Koresh was God

On Tuesday, a handful of surviving Branch Davidians will gather at a hotel off a freeway in this dusty Central Texas town to remember the federal siege on their religious compound, an event that has become synonymous with the word Waco. [More]

Missing Bones of Murdered Missouri Woman Found in Classroom

The bones of the victim of an unsolved Missouri murder which had been missing for years were recently found at the University of Arkansas where they were being used as teaching tools, The Joplin Globe reported Thursday. [More]

Cops: Dad killed 2 kids, sent pic to their mom

A man sent his ex-girlfriend a cell phone photo showing their infant and toddler sons with a "goodbye" message and then a photo that appeared to show the baby dead, two of the mother's friends said. [More]

Zsa Zsa Gabor to become new mother at 94, husband says

Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband wants his 94-year-old wife to become a mother again using an egg donor, artificial insemination and a surrogate mother, Prince Frederic von Anhalt told CNN Thursday. [More]

Thursday, April 14

Man allegedly stabbed by woman in lacrosse scandal dies

A man who police say was recently stabbed by the accuser in the 2006 Duke University lacrosse scandal has died, the Durham County, North Carolina, medical examiner's office confirmed Thursday. [More]

Couple caught having sex in library

Officials with a North Carolina children's library said a man and woman were banned from all county libraries after being caught having sex in the facility. [More]

School wants Easter eggs called 'spring spheres'

A Seattle teen volunteering in a Grade 3 classroom says she wanted to put treats together for the children for Easter, but was told she'd have to call the eggs "spring spheres." [More]

Son: Mom cried NY river plunge 'terrible mistake'

A suicidal mother who loaded her four children into a minivan and drove off a boat ramp into the frigid Hudson River changed her mind as the van sank and cried, "I made a mistake, I made a terrible mistake," said her 10-year-old son, who survived by crawling out a window and swimming ashore. [More]

Woman: I was raped in Denver airport concourse

A woman who missed a connecting flight at Denver International Airport said she was raped in a deserted concourse by a man she met at an airport bistro. [More]

Florida Man Arrested on Charges He Went to Meet Mother and Daughter For Sex

A man in the Navy Reserve who was soon to be deployed, was arrested after he allegedly went to meet a woman to engage in sex with her and her 14-year-old daughter before anchors away, reported News 13. [More]

Aviation official quits over sleeping controllers

The government official overseeing day-to-day air traffic operations resigned on Thursday after additional disclosures of air controllers sleeping on the job. [More]

California Teachers Union Draws Fire for Rallying Behind Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamala

The California Federation of Teachers (CFT) last month passed a resolution reaffirming their support for Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was sentenced to death in 1982 the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner during a routine traffic stop. [More]

Man who shot TV gets probation

A Wisconsin man who engaged in a 15-hour standoff with police after shooting his TV during "Dancing with the Stars" has been put on probation. [More]

Van der Sloot Reportedly Linked to Prison Stabbings

Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway, has been accused of stabbing three fellow inmates inside a Peruvian jail, Dutch media reported Wednesday. [More]

World's oldest man dies in Montana at 114

Walter Breuning's earliest memories stretched back 111 years, before home entertainment came with a twist of the radio dial. They were of his grandfather's tales of killing Southerners in the Civil War. [More]

Bonds guilty of obstruction of justice

A federal jury convicted Barry Bonds of a single charge of obstruction of justice Wednesday but failed to reach a verdict on the three counts at the heart of allegations that he knowingly used steroids and human growth hormone and lied to a grand jury about it. [More]

Kobe Bryant fined $100,000 over anti-gay slur

The National Basketball Association fined Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers $100,000 on Wednesday for "offensive and inexcusable" comments he made during Tuesday night's game, the league said in a statement. [More]

Census: Hispanics surpass blacks in most US metros

Hispanics now outnumber African-Americans for the first time in most U.S. metropolitan areas, shifting the political and racial dynamics in cities once dominated by whites and blacks. [More]

Whoopi Goldberg's 'one really major regret'

"I only really have one really major regret," Whoopi Goldberg tells CNN's Piers Morgan. "And it was I had the opportunity to spend a birthday with Sammy Davis Jr., and I didn't." [More]

Bonds guilty of obstruction of justice

A federal jury convicted Barry Bonds of a single charge of obstruction of justice Wednesday but failed to reach a verdict on the three counts at the heart of allegations that he knowingly used steroids and human growth hormone and lied to a grand jury about it. [More]

ABC cancels 2 longtime soaps from daytime lineup

ABC canceled two of its three soap operas on Thursday, consigning "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" — and Susan Lucci, daytime's most famous actress — to television history. [More]

Wednesday, April 13

Update: GE target of hoax saying it will return tax refund

In a bid to throw more attention on corporate tax loopholes, a prankster group issued a fake press release picked up by the Associated Press Wednesday claiming General Electric plans to return a $3.2 billion tax refund to the U.S. Treasury Department. [More]

Man Electrocuted on Roof of Ohio Mall

Authorities say a man was electrocuted while reportedly trying to steal cable from an Ohio mall on Tuesday. [More]

Dye pack explodes in bank-robbery suspect's pants

A dye-pack from a bank exploded in a suspected robber's pant-pocket today, injuring the man and sending him running through a Winter Park shopping center. [More]

Artist paints with cremated remains

A Florida artist focused on hand-drawn portraits said most of her commissioned work includes cremated remains brushed into the artwork. [More]

Brewmaster apologizes for bar pee

The brewmaster of Chicago's Goose Island brewery apologized for urinating into beer glasses while standing on a bar during a birthday party. [More]

Police: Man hid in Walgreens for beer

Police in Kansas said a burglar hid inside a Walgreens store until it closed and tried to leave with a case of Bud Light beer. [More]

Work delayed by osprey nest

A Florida marine contractor estimated an osprey nest built at the top of his crane has cost him about $20,000 due to delays in salvaging work. [More]

Remains of California Man Swept Away in Tsunami Found in Oregon

Authorities have identified human remains found on an Oregon beach as those of a California tsunami victim who was swept out to sea while taking photographs of the massive waves. [More]

GE to return $3.2 billion to US Treasury

Facing criticism over the amount of taxes it pays, General Electric announced it will repay its entire $3.2 billion tax refund to the US Treasury on April 18. [More]

Unpaid writers sue AOL, Huffington Post

A blogger and union activist has filed a lawsuit against AOL and the Huffington Post for not paying freelance bloggers. [More]

Actor Nicolas Cage's $1M Stolen 'Superman' Comic Resurfaces

Actor Nicolas Cage said it was "divine providence" that his stolen vintage comic book was found 11 years later in a storage unit in Southern California. This wasn't just any comic book. It is the first Superman comic, titled "Action Comics No. 1," worth about $1 million. [More]

Former NJ mayor sentenced in property flip scheme

A longtime New Jersey mayor and an aide convicted of participating in a scheme involving illegal campaign donations and property flipping have been sentenced to prison. [More]

New Jersey Transgender Man Sues Over Drug-Center Firing

A transsexual man has sued the drug-treatment center where he worked, claiming it discriminated against him when it fired him from a job that only a man is allowed to do: watching men urinate. [More]

Tuesday, April 12

Philly Professor Used Lap Dancers In Classroom

A Philadelphia professor is the subject of an investigation following allegations he hired strippers to take part in a symposium where he and students received lap dances. [More]

Jury convicts mom who withheld cancer meds

A Massachusetts woman who withheld at-home chemotherapy medications from her autistic, cancer-stricken son was convicted of attempted murder Tuesday. [More]

Female reporter denied Masters access

A female sports reporter blasted the all-male Augusta National Golf Club on Monday, a day after a security guard wouldn't let her in to interview one of the stars of the recent Masters tournament. [More]

Girls Robbed of $150 at Lemonade Stand

Authorities say three girls selling lemonade in central Georgia to raise money for a hospitalized toddler were robbed of about $150 at their stand. [More]

Applebee's makes changes after child gets alcohol

The Applebee's restaurant chain says it's changing the way it serves juice after a toddler was mistakenly given a small amount of alcohol at a Detroit-area location. [More]

New app calculates calories through photos of food

Worried about how many calories you are going to consume in that slice of pizza, chocolate cake or bag of fries? A new iPhone application may help. [More]

Chicago public school bans home-made lunches

No more brown-bagging it: School administrators say parents aren't packing healthy lunches, so all kids must eat cafeteria food. [More]

Six common mistakes that home sellers make

If you’re planning on putting your home on the market, it’s crucial to understand the time-honored mistakes sellers make, and how to avoid them. [More]

Obama regrets vote against raising debt limit

The White House said Monday that President Barack Obama regrets his vote as a senator in 2006 against raising the debt limit - the same kind of increase he's now pressuring Congress to approve. [More]

Obama first to put tax increases on budget table

Higher taxes have been missing from the fierce budget battle that nearly shut down the federal government. But President Barack Obama is about to put them on the table — at least a modest version that he had pushed before. [More]

Budget tricks helped Obama save programs from cuts

The historic $38 billion in budget cuts resulting from at-times hostile bargaining between Congress and the Obama White House were accomplished in large part by pruning money left over from previous years, using accounting sleight of hand and going after programs President Barack Obama had targeted anyway. [More]

Kentucky State Legislator 'Extremely Critical' After Breaking Up Fight at High School

A Kentucky state legislator has been injured attempting to break up a fight at a southeastern Kentucky high school. [More]

Vegas woman dies after backroom cosmetic surgery

With her smooth skin and wavy, honeyed hair, Elena Caro was celebrated as a beauty by her husband and teenage daughter, who often told her that she didn't need cosmetic surgery. [More]

4 charged in scheme to sell baby to child molester

Police have charged four people from Indianapolis in a scheme to sell a baby girl to a convicted child molester and his sister. [More]

Space shuttles going to Fla., Calif., suburban DC

NASA's three remaining space shuttles will go to Cape Canaveral, Los Angeles and suburban Washington when the program ends this summer, the space agency said Tuesday. [More]

Monday, April 11

`Glee,' `Modern Family' among GLAAD award winners

"Glee," "Modern Family" and "Project Runway" are winners of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's 22nd annual Media Awards. [More]

Toddler Rushed to Hospital After Reportedly Being Served Alcohol at Applebee's

A 15-month-old boy was accidentally served alcohol in a kid’s meal at a Michigan Applebee’s, MyFoxDetroit.com reports. [More]

Coach arrested in attack on parent in San Diego

Authorities say a youth football coach was arrested during a game in San Diego after he allegedly punched and kicked a parent, who was knocked unconscious when he hit the ground. [More]

Man Arrested on Bus With 600 Snakes

Police arrested a smuggler in Argentina on Saturday after finding more than 600 snakes and other reptiles packed in the luggage compartment of a bus, AFP reports. [More]

Actor 'dies' five times in 24 hours

Veteran Hong Kong actor Law Lok-lam had an unusual run of bad luck when he set what could be a record by dying in five different soap operas in 24 hours. [More]

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino KOs Soda, OKs Alcohol

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has banned soda, sports drinks and sweetened ice teas from city property, according to a recent government press release. [More]

PETA removes infertility link from vasectomy contest

Animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), has changed the wording of their vasectomy contest after angering the infertile community. [More]

Sunday, April 10

Principal Apologizes For Mock Auction of Black Students

The superintendent of Norfolk, Va., schools apologized Saturday for a controversial classroom lesson involving the mock auction of black students. [More]

Suspended sentence for woman in acid attack hoax

A woman who splashed her face with drain cleaner then claimed a black woman had attacked her has pleaded guilty to making a false statement to a public official and apologized to African-Americans. [More]

Naked man with AK-47 fires at SWAT robot

A Florida man blasted away with an assault rifle at a SWAT robot while wearing nothing but his birthday suit, in an encounter recorded on video by the robot. [More]

Mich. court orders new trial, citing poor defense

A man convicted of sexual assault has won a new trial after the Michigan appeals court said his lawyer did a poor job, including a failure to cross-examine the young girl. [More]

Handcuffed suspect steals Texas patrol car

Police in Texas said a suspected burglar handcuffed and buckled into the back seat of a patrol car climbed to the front seat and drove off. [More]

Fire Dept. Officer on Leave After Faking Police Reports

Brandon Mullock is now on administrative leave from the Sacramento Fire Department after officials there found out details about his past career. [More]

TV priest admits relationship with 2nd cousin

A Roman Catholic priest in California has admitted to a sexual and romantic relationship with a county schools official who is also his second cousin. [More]

Sienna Miller: still suing over tabloid phone hack

Prominent Britons who accuse a tabloid newspaper of hacking into their phone messages said Saturday they were not satisfied with the paper's apology and offer of compensation. [More]

Restaurant's 'best burger' trophy stolen

Journalists covering a deadly shooting became part of the story when the man police say is the main suspect calmly walked up to them and told them he was the person authorities were after. [More]

Saturday, April 9

Md. House OKs illegal immigrant in-state tuition

As many southern states pass news laws to crack down on illegal immigrants, the Maryland General Assembly is moving to allow them to pay in-state college tuition. [More]

Mass. mom admits withholding cancer meds from son

A Massachusetts woman has been charged with attempted murder for withholding cancer treatment from her autistic son. [More]

Stripper gets 10 years for dragging death

An exotic dancer accused of killing a customer by running him over in her SUV outside his home and dragging him for a mile was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison. [More]

Man in wheelchair arrested after attack at bar

A man in his 60s was arrested Thursday on attempted murder charges after police said he stabbed two men at a San Diego bar. [More]

Police name suspect in blast near Calif synagogue

Police are hunting a suspect in a blast outside a California synagogue and community center that was initially believed to be an industrial accident. Area Jewish organizations were urged to be extra vigilant. [More]

What if you get sucked out of a plane?

The hole that ripped through the ceiling of a commercial airplane at cruising altitude last week may, for some, have brought to mind the pilot of the TV show "Lost." In that dramatic episode, an airplane breaks in half, and passengers go flying through a gaping hole in the fuselage. [More]

Teachers Union Chief Apologizes for Plagiarism

The head of a top teachers union has apologized for lifting parts of a New York reporter's script during a speech in California last month. [More]

Manny Ramirez retires rather than face drug ban

Manny Ramirez walked away from baseball on Friday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug, abruptly ending the mercurial career of one of the most talented — and tainted — hitters to ever play the game. [More]

Woman finds forgotten $189K lottery ticket

A Georgia woman said she found a forgotten lottery ticket while cleaning out her purse and discovered it is worth $189,302. [More]

Strapped in for ejection seat test – at 600 mph

BAE Systems tested a new ejection seat that will be deployed on over 3,000 F-35 Lightning II combat jets around the world, using a 600-mph rocket car, a battery of sensors and one lucky mannequin. They captured it on video — but don't blink or you'll miss it. [More]

Obama hails deal to avoid government shutdown

President Barack Obama says a last-minute deal with congressional leaders to avert a government shutdown happened because "Americans of different beliefs came together." [More]

Friday, April 8

Utah judge sets sex offender free

A Utah judge has ordered a registered sex offender who faces nearly two dozen charges of child sex abuse released on the basis that he is mentally incompetent to stand trial. [More]

Elfin Ears The Newest Cosmetic Surgery Craze

"Good Morning America" brought us up to speed on the latest in cosmetic surgery: elfin ears - a life decision we'd vaguely heard about before, entirely ignored, but will now accept as reality after being picked up by the mainstream media. [More]

SC teen killed on highway named in father's memory

A South Carolina teenager was killed in a wreck on a stretch of highway named in memory of his father, a soldier slain in Afghanistan. [More]

Thief uses stolen card to send 'thank you'

Police in Rhode Island said a thief who charged $2,400 to a woman's credit card used the card to send flowers and a "thank you" note to the victim's home. [More]

Girls Gone Wild founder cleared in civil case

An all-woman federal jury has decided that Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis is not liable for the emotional distress four anonymous plaintiffs claimed to have suffered after appearances in one of his videos. [More]

White children in the minority in 10 states

White children are now in the minority among people under 18 in 10 U.S. states and 35 large metro areas, according to a Brookings analysis of 2010 Census data. [More]

Allen Iverson to police: 'Do you know who I am?'

Former NBA star Allen Iverson launched an expletive-ridden tirade against police when a car belonging to him was pulled over for a traffic violation last week, at one point telling the officer, "Take the vehicle, I have 10 more," according to a police report. [More]

Are credit score websites committing 'fraud'?

Confused about your credit score and where to get it? That’s intentional, according to a new lawsuit filed in a California federal court accusing credit giant Experian of playing fast and loose with the facts in ads for its FreeCreditReport.com and FreeCreditScore.com websites. [More]

Author of pedophile guide gets probation

A Colorado man who wrote "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure" has been sentenced to two years' probation in Florida. [More]

Ex-Detroit mayor locked up with convicted killer

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is sharing a prison cell with a convicted killer. [More]

Two Killed From 300,000 Gallon Water Tank Explosion

Two men died Thursday when a 300,000 gallon water tank exploded in Florida, unleashing a flood and causing an adjacent building to collapse. [More]

Woman facing charge after TSA egg incident

A Kansas woman said she is scheduled for a court date in Philadelphia after she opened a confetti-filled plastic egg over an airport security agent's head. [More]

One dead after shooting on nuclear sub

One person was killed and a second suffered life-threatening wounds following a shooting aboard a British nuclear submarine Friday, police said. [More]

Escaped NY zoo cobra named Mia: "missing in action"

The venomous Egyptian cobra that slithered its way to fame by escaping its enclosure at New York's Bronx Zoo for a week before being recaptured has been given a name - Mia, as in "missing in action." [More]

Thursday, April 7

Maine legalizing switchblades for one-armed people

Maine lawmakers on Wednesday approved legalizing switchblades for people with one arm, moving close to becoming the first state to make such an exception to laws that ban use of the spring-action knives. [More]

Colorado police pepper-spray little brat

8-year-old Aidan Elliott had just thrown a TV and chairs and was now trying to use a cart to bust through a door to an office where teachers had taken some young students for safety. [More]

Is Bristol Palin worth $332K compensation?

Bristol Palin was well worth the $332,500 she was paid to be an ambassador for a foundation aiming to prevent teen pregnancy, the organization's founder said Wednesday. [More]

Obama seeks re-election help from Al Sharpton

Ensnarled in another political spat with Republicans, President Barack Obama conceded to a civil rights audience Wednesday that there are times when people "lose hope" over whether national politics will ever change. [More]

Obama friend arrested for soliciting prostitute

One of President Barack Obama's close friends has been arrested in Honolulu on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute. [More]

Maine student born without hands honored for penmanship

Born without hands and lower arms, fifth-grader Nicholas Maxim received a unique award Monday for his participation in Zaner-Bloser's 20th annual National Handwriting Contest. [More]

Man drives body, 2 days dead, to hospital

A man who drove a decomposing body to a New Mexico hospital emergency room asked hospital staff to look at his "sick" friend, officials said. [More]

Woman hid stolen cash under wig

Police in Florida said they discovered $1,620 hidden beneath a suspected thief's glued-on wig. [More]

Maryland man glued to Wal-Mart toilet

Police in Maryland are on the hunt for the perpetrator of what appears to be an April Fools' prank that left a man glued to a toilet at a Wal-Mart store. [More]

FACT CHECK: Are federal workers overpaid?

At a congressional hearing last month, Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., said the average federal worker earns $101,628 in total compensation — including wages and benefits — compared with $60,000 for the average private employee. [More]

Matt Lauer Leaving 'Today'?

Matt Lauer told NBC he will leave the show when his contract expires at the end of 2012, Entertainment Tonight reports. [More]

Trump hammers away at Obama's citizenship

Real estate tycoon Donald Trump said Thursday he isn't convinced that President Barack Obama was born in the United States ,but says he hopes the president can prove that he was. [More]

Wednesday, April 6

ACORN Pleads Guilty to Voter Registration Fraud

The defunct political advocacy group ACORN has pleaded guilty to one count of an election law violation in Las Vegas, Nevada. [More]

FAA reports another sleeping air traffic controller

A second air traffic controller has been found to have fallen asleep on the job, this one intentionally sleeping for five hours while a fellow controller, working alone, landed seven aircraft, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday. [More]

Glenn Beck's Fox show dropped

Fox News Channel on Wednesday said it was dropping Glenn Beck's afternoon talk show, which has sunk in the ratings and suffered financially due to an advertiser boycott. [More]

Woman stabs pit bull to save toddler, pet

A woman said she was forced to use a bread knife to stab and kill a pit bull that went after her daughter and then attacked her English bulldog. [More]

How to foil a robber? Start laughing

Police say a Southeast Texas bank teller thwarted an attempted robbery when she read the holdup note and started laughing. [More]

California Man Sentenced in Mystery Shopper Job Scam

A California man who was found guilty of falsely promising bartending and mystery shopper jobs to thousands of people across the country in a $6 million scam has been sentenced to six years in federal prison. [More]

Boeing didn't expect 737 cracks so soon

Boeing was surprised when a section of a Southwest jetliner's fuselage ripped open in flight because the plane wasn't old enough to be worrisome, a company official said Tuesday, as the airline cleared most of its older 737 planes to return to the skies. [More]

Why no one was sucked out of Southwest jet

The top of a Southwest Airlines passenger jet popped open at 36,000 feet, but no one was blown out through the hole. Why not? [More]

Judge Reportedly Sentences New York Woman to Indefinite Jury Duty After Racist Remarks

A federal judge in New York reportedly sentenced a Brooklyn woman to indefinite jury duty after she made racist remarks toward minorities. [More]

Transocean executives donate safety bonuses to rig victims' families

Top executives of the company that owned the Deepwater Horizon oil rig announced Tuesday they will donate their safety bonuses to the families of the 11 workers killed in the April 2010 explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. [More]

Police: Ohio Man Charged With Teasing Police Dog

Police say an Ohio man accused of barking at a police dog has been charged with a misdemeanor. [More]

No fine for driving mower without license

A Virginia court tossed out a $50 fine for a man accused of driving without a license when he rode a power lawnmower from one job to another. [More]

12-Year-Old Accused of Stabbing Officer at Florida Middle School

A school resource officer was hospitalized after a 12-year-old boy allegedly brought a knife to school and stabbed the officer Tuesday morning. [More]

Tuesday, April 5

Conde Nast Paid $8 Million To Scammer Who Sent One Email

A man nicked Condé Nast, the magazine publishing empire full of Self-esteem, for $8 million simply by sending one email. [More]

Father of crash victims: Leave their remains under water

A leader of a group for families of those lost in the crash of an Air France jet said Tuesday that despite the discovery of their remains on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, he wants the bodies of his loved ones left where they are. [More]

12-pack thief's beer run turns deadly

A Fort Lauderdale man who swiped a 12-pack of Budweiser met his fate shortly thereafter when he crashed his car into a palm tree while making his getaway. [More]

Man calls 911 because bartenders won't let him back in

Though he later admitted there was no emergency, a Chicago man called police nonetheless to inquire as to why a downtown bar wouldn’t let him in. [More]

Down-and-out jailed for slaying self-help speaker

A man convicted of murdering a debt-ridden motivational speaker was sentenced Monday to at least two decades in prison in a case that tested the bounds of assisted suicide. [More]

Woman arrested, refused to clean dog mess

Police in Tennessee said they arrested a woman who allegedly struggled with officers after refusing to pick up after her dog. [More]

Oil rig owner sorry for 'best year'

The owner of the Gulf of Mexico oil rig that exploded last year, killing 11 workers and leading to what has been called the worst oil spill ever, said Monday that calling 2010 its "best year" in safety "may have been insensitive." [More]

Pastor paid men $1,300 to kill wife, cops say

A Texas pastor charged in the shooting death of his wife paid two men $1,300 to kill her after telling an alleged middleman that "someone was in his way," authorities said. [More]

Justin Bieber sets his mom's hair on fire on stage

Justin Bieber celebrated his mom's birthday on stage Saturday night -- with some unexpected pyrotechnics. [More]

Why President Obama really announced today: M-o-n-e-y

Make no mistake about it: Monday's re-election announcement by President Obama is about the money. [More]

They're quacking to be new Aflac duck

Tired of all the squawking about America's unemployment? Try out for a job as a corporate duck. [More]

Alley takes a tumble on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Kirstie Alley and "Dancing with the Stars" partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy (MAKS'-ihm shmehr-KAWF'-skee) have taken a tumble in the ballroom during the live performance show. [More]

Oregon thief with "good taste" nips $2,300 cognac

A masked, quick-moving thief smashed a liquor store window early on Monday in suburban Portland and walked off with a bottle of cognac valued at more than $2,300. [More]

Are we there yet? One family's 11-year road trip

Imagine traveling around the world with your family, by car, for 11 years straight. That is exactly what Herman and Candelaria Zapp and their four children — all born on the road — are doing at this moment. [More]

Monday, April 4

Rosie O'Donnell blames Robin Roberts for Brown's rage

Rosie O'Donnell doesn't think Chris Brown was out of line for trashing his dressing room at Good Morning America last month, but blames Robin Roberts for his outrage. [More]

Tired man stole doughnut truck

Police in Florida said they arrested a man who said he stole a doughnut delivery truck from a Walmart parking lot because he was tired of walking. [More]

Rutgers defends Snooki's $32,000 appearance

Rutgers university defended spending about $32,000 to bring reality television star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi to campus this week, despite several students questioning if it was a wise use of money. [More]

Oil rig owner sorry for 'best year'

The owner of the Gulf of Mexico oil rig that exploded last year, killing 11 workers and leading to what has been called the worst oil spill ever, said Monday that calling 2010 its "best year" in safety "may have been insensitive." [More]

Lithium batteries on crashed UPS plane

The cargo of a United Parcel Service plane that caught fire and crashed last year included lithium batteries that should have been declared as hazardous cargo, but weren't, according to an accid. [More]

Couric leaving news anchor post

Katie Couric is leaving her anchor post at "CBS Evening News" less than five years after becoming the first woman to solely helm a network TV evening newscast. [More]

Sheen does better in Chicago after Detroit failure

This time, Charlie Sheen got a standing ovation before and after his show. [More]

Prank costs Illinois teen $150

An Illinois teen who texted friends saying she'd been robbed and shot in the foot was fined for what turned out to be an April Fool's Day prank, officials said. [More]

Texas Pastor Charged in Wife's Shooting Death

A pastor and a member of his church have been charged in the shooting death of his wife in South Texas. [More]

Sunday, April 3

Duke Lacrosse Accuser Stabbed Boyfriend

Authorities say the woman who falsely claimed she was raped by Duke lacrosse players has been accused of stabbing her boyfriend in the chest at a North Carolina home. [More]

Pastor defends billboard message

The pastor of a Florida house of worship called Saturday Night Live Church says its billboard reading "Scumbags Welcome!" is in keeping with Jesus' preaching. [More]

Cancer Patient With 'Nothing to Lose' Tackles Robber

A terminal cancer patient tackled a would-be bank robber and held the suspect on the ground until police arrived because she "had nothing to lose." [More]

Wife, 92, to stand trial for murder

AT 92, Clara Tang is accused of bludgeoning, suffocating and stabbing her 98-year-old husband to death. Now she has become the oldest woman in Australia to be committed to stand trial for murder. [More]

Toddler Dies After Falling From Roller Coaster in Chicago

Authorities say a 3-year-old boy has fallen out of a roller coaster and died at an amusement park in a Chicago suburb. [More]

Autistic son died after waking family to fire

The father of a 12-year-old autistic boy says his son died in a fire at the family's mobile home in southern Arizona after the child appeared confused and ran back into the house. [More]

Burglary suspect decked in jewelry

A shirtless suspected jewel thief was wearing between 50 and 100 necklaces when arrested, police in Florida said. [More]

Sheen gets cold reception in Detroit

Charlie Sheen and the women he calls his "goddesses" walked onto a Detroit stage Saturday night to thunderous applause. It didn't take long for the good will to fade. [More]

Man gets 23 years for robbing Ill. lottery winner

A 35-year-old suburban Chicago man who targeted and shot an Illinois Lottery winner has been sentenced to 23 years in prison. [More]

38 years ago he made the first cell phone call

Sunday is the anniversary of something that undoubtedly has changed your life. Whether for good or for bad is a question only you can answer. [More]

Three-day search in Japan finds nearly 70 bodies

The operation by Japanese and U.S. militaries was timed to coincide with spring low tides that concentrated floating debris and allowed access to tidal flats. [More]

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