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Saturday, April 2

Florida Mother Angry After Teacher Tapes Student's Mouth

The mother of a Florida middle school student is upset after her 13-year-old daughter came home from school and told her a teacher put tape over her mouth. [More]

2 arrests in beating of 73-year-old crossing guard

Police have arrested two Michigan parents they say beat a 73-year-old school crossing guard after he tried to break up a fight between their son and another 7-year-old boy. [More]

Lohan, rehab worker heard yelling on 911 call

A rehab worker told a 911 dispatcher that she ordered Lindsay Lohan to pack her bags and leave the Betty Ford Center after the actress hit her during a December argument, according to a recording of the call released Friday. [More]

Video: Lohan hits the street, face down, outside bar

Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan was photographed face down on a New York City street Wednesday night, and now people are questioning whether she was intoxicated and what effect this latest antic will have on her pending criminal case. [More]

NY suit describes 10-year-old girl's school arrest

A lawsuit is seeking damages from New York City on behalf of a third-grader handcuffed after a fight with a classmate. [More]

Drunk judge found wrapped only in bedsheet

Charges are filed against a Pennsylvania judge after police say they found him highly intoxicated, unclothed and wrapped in a bedsheet in a hotel where a judicial conference was being held. [More]

Las Vegas prosecutor facing drug charge quits

A Las Vegas prosecutor who handled recent drug cases involving Paris Hilton and pop singer Bruno Mars has resigned following his arrest in a crack cocaine case. [More]

Should lottery winners share with colleagues?

If you won $19 million, would you share it with your co-workers? [More]

Hole appears in passenger jet at 36,000 feet

A Southwest Airlines plane with a gaping hole in fuselage made an emergency landing at a military base in Arizona on Friday after a sudden drop in cabin pressure, airline officials said. [More]

Giffords intern says lawmaker talking on phone

The man who won praise for going to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' aid immediately after she was shot says he has spoken to the injured congresswoman several times on the phone and is amazed by her recovery. [More]

Friday, April 1

Snooki gets $32K to talk 'GTL' on Rutgers campus

The Rutgers University Programming Association paid Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi of the reality TV show "Jersey Shore" $32,000 Thursday to dish on her hairstyle, fist pumps, as well as the GTL — gym, tanning, laundry — lifestyle. [More]

One-Legged Man Trips Up Robber in Boston

A man with a prosthetic leg saved the day at a Boston convenience store when he tripped a robber attempting to escape. [More]

Farrakhan: Gadhafi no monster, has helped Muslims

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is reiterating his defense of Moammar Gadhafi, saying the embattled Libyan leader isn't the monster being portrayed by the Western media. [More]

Waitresses fired when new uniforms don't fit

Sixteen cocktail waitresses at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City were fired after being told they’re not a fit for the casino’s new sexy uniforms. [More]

Fake massage parlor inspector demands rubdown

A California man is charged with demanding a rubdown and $200 while pretending to be a massage parlor inspector. [More]

Anheuser-Busch heir sued over girlfriend's death

The family of a 27-year-old model who died last year of what authorities say was a drug overdose at the mansion of August Busch IV is suing the Anheuser-Busch heir, accusing her former boyfriend of carelessness and negligence. [More]

Betty White to host new NBC reality show

The unstoppable Betty White is taking on reality TV with a hidden-camera show that turns senior citizens into merry pranksters. NBC has ordered 12 episodes of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers," the working title for a series based on a hit Belgian program that has been produced in other European countries and South Korea. [More]

Coach resigns in video gaffe

Wellesley High School volleyball coach Wayne Lem, credited with helping restart the school’s boys volleyball program, resigned after the student-athletes accidentally viewed an adult video for a few seconds, according to school officials and the coach. [More]

Car Thief Caught After Car Runs Out Of Gas

Police said a man who stole luxury cars from dealerships in Palm Beach County was arrested Tuesday after the stolen car he was driving ran out of gas. [More]

Judge denies former astronaut's legal request

An Orlando judge has denied a request from former astronaut Lisa Nowak to have her criminal record sealed. [More]

Bronx Zoo cobra found in its reptile house

A highly venomous Egyptian cobra that went missing at the Bronx Zoo was found Thursday after nearly a week on the lam in the reptile house, zoo officials said. [More]

Russian billionaire buys $100M Silicon Valley home

The U.S. housing market may be struggling to regain its footing, but the $100 million sale of a single-family home in the heart of Silicon Valley shows that luxury properties are still in demand. [More]

Hershey's raises prices nearly 10%

The Hershey Company says it is raising wholesale prices by 9.7% on most of its candy products. [More]

Man receives speeding ticket from 1985

A South Carolina man said he received a speeding ticket in the mail this week for an incident in 1985 he thought was long resolved. [More]

Thursday, March 31

Wisconsin unions threaten to boycott businesses that don't display their signs

Union members have extended their fight in Wisconsin, threatening to boycott businesses who won't display signs in their windows showing solidarity. [More]

Teen plunges 30 feet to death during concert

A man plunged to his death after he crashed through a window at an arena during a concert, police said. [More]

NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins Reportedly Attacked by Ex-Referee

NBA Hall of Famer and Atlanta Hawks television analyst Dominique Wilkins was attacked by a former referee after the Hawks game Wednesday night, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. [More]

Britney Spears sued for $10M over fragrance deal

A brand marketing company has sued Britney Spears for more than $10 million claiming they were cut out of a deal for the singer's fragrance line. [More]

Body of Missing Ohio Mother Found Inside Septic System

A suspect in the disappearance of a 25-year-old Ohio mother has led authorities to her body, police said Wednesday. [More]

Former truck driver deciphers top secrets of first atomic bombs

A former truck driver with no college education, John Coster-Mullen taught himself how to build an A-bomb. "The secret of the atomic bomb," he says, "is how easy they are to make." [More]

Tenn. man convicted of killing man, eating flesh

A Tennessee man has been convicted of killing a man in a bar and eating his flesh. [More]

Coloring book used in jail drug smuggling scheme

Three inmates and their loved ones were charged with attempting to smuggle drugs into a New Jersey jail on the pages of a children's coloring book, authorities said on Tuesday. [More]

House Republicans seek IRS probe of AARP

AARP lobbied for the new health care law and now it stands to profit, Republican lawmakers charged Wednesday as they called for the IRS to investigate whether the powerful interest group representing older Americans should be stripped of its federal tax exemption. [More]

Company pulls 'pushup' girls' bikini

A bikini with a "pushup" swim top aimed at 7-to-12-year-olds has been removed the Abercrombie Kids Web site, the Ohio company confirmed. [More]

Ex-federal judge to report to prison on April 15

A former federal judge from Georgia sentenced to 30 days in prison for drug-related crimes involving a stripper was ordered to report to a federal prison in Oklahoma on April 15. [More]

He's back! Arnold returns to acting in 'Governator'

With his years as governor behind him, Arnold Schwarzenegger will soon return to his acting career with a new animated TV series. [More]

Teacher Fatally Shot Outside Florida Home

A 61-year-old world history teacher was shot and killed when he stepped outside to see who rang his doorbell. [More]

5 teens accused of gang raping 11-year-old girl

Prosecutors in southern California are seeking to try four teenage boys as adults in the alleged gang rape of an 11-year-old girl in a park bathroom. [More]

Wednesday, March 30

Jail time for woman accused of faking son's cancer

A judge ordered a Michigan woman to spend a year in jail Tuesday for scamming thousands of dollars from donors by drugging her 12-year-old son to make him appear to have cancer — a sentence that her family complained was too lenient. [More]

Man Found Fused to Chair He Sat In for 2 Years

A morbidly obese Ohio man was in the hospital Tuesday after police found him fused to a chair he had not moved from in two years and were forced to cut a hole in the wall of his house just to get him out, WTRF-TV reported. [More]

Whale That Killed Trainer Returns to SeaWorld Show

The killer whale that drowned a trainer at Orlando's SeaWorld facility last year is slated to perform for the first time since the incident. [More]

Tourists seek child sex in Acapulco

This is Acapulco's dark secret and the reason why the Mexican beach resort has gained a sad notoriety with tourists seeking children for sex. [More]

GoDaddy CEO Under Fire for Elephant Hunt in Africa

Some animal rights activists and animal lovers are outraged at CEO Bob Parsons after he posted online a video of himself hunting and killing an elephant. [More]

Lindsay Lohan cleared in rehab fight probe

Lindsay Lohan has one less legal problem to worry about after a prosecutor decided not to charge her in connection with an altercation while she was in a substance abuse rehab program in December. [More]

Update: Hole in plane caused by bullet

A hole in a US Airways jet that landed in Charlotte, North Carolina, was caused by a bullet that pierced the passenger cabin, three government sources told CNN Tuesday. [More]

Murder an accident? To insured it is, court says

New York's top court says the estate of a man run down by a homicidal driver is entitled to make insurance claims for injuries caused by an accident. [More]

Shatner a Billionaire?

Is William Shatner officially a billionaire? He may be, thanks to [More]

Cops say heroin hidden inside bolts was 'clever'

Australian police have seized 25 kg of heroin despite the drug's 'clever concealment' inside bolts. [More]

High court: Exonerated inmate can't sue

A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled against a former death row inmate who sought damages from the state after prosecutors hid crucial blood tests that would have earlier proven his innocence. The 5-4 decision Tuesday involved John Thompson, who came within weeks of execution and had spent 18 years behind bars before being set free after the new forensic evidence came to light. [More]

Fiesta Bowl CEO Junker fired after internal probe

The Fiesta Bowl fired president and CEO John Junker after a scathing internal report released Tuesday found "an apparent scheme" to reimburse employees for political contributions and "an apparent conspiracy" to cover it up. [More]

Engineers knew nuke plant was vulnerable to tsunami

A review of company and regulatory records shows that Japan and its largest utility repeatedly downplayed dangers and ignored warnings — including a 2007 tsunami study from Tokyo Electric Power Co's senior safety engineer. [More]

Fatal bus accidents renew interest in safety bill

Deadly bus crashes over the past decade have claimed dozens of lives, including college baseball players in Atlanta, Vietnamese Catholics in Texas, skiers in Utah and, this month, gamblers returning to New York's Chinatown. [More]

Single men more likely to cheat on taxes

Who are the biggest tax cheats in America? Single men under age 45. Sixty-four percent of people who admit to fudging their taxes were single men, and 55 percent were under 45, according to a recent survey by DDB Worldwide Communications. [More]

Tuesday, March 29

Ohio Woman Choked Walmart Greeter, 71

Police say a pregnant woman and her mother were arrested after the older woman choked a 71-year-old Walmart greeter while leaving the store. [More]

Police say Dallas doc tried to run over a smoker

A Dallas physician is accused of trying to run over someone he allegedly saw smoking near his car. [More]

Clown charged with sexually assaulting girl, 12

Prosecutors in California have filed felony charges against a professional clown accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl nine years ago. [More]

Beyonce Gives Dad the Boot

Beyonce will no longer be managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, her publicist said Monday. [More]

Sheriff: Teen pistol-whipped mom to buy her a car

Authorities in southwest Florida say a 17-year-old girl pointed a gun at her mother, pistol-whipped her and forced her to drive to a dealership to buy her a used car. [More]

Ex-mistress says Bonds threatened to kill her

Barry Bonds' former mistress testified Monday that he blamed a 1999 elbow injury on steroid use, and that the body and behavior of baseball's home run king changed during their nine-year relationship. [More]

Willie Nelson could sing his way out of pot trouble, a prosecutor says

Willie Nelson's latest pot bust could be settled for a song and $100, a west Texas prosecutor said. [More]

Woman buys term paper, then complains

A woman who ordered a custom-written term paper from a Minnesota company says she complained to the Better Business Bureau when it didn't arrive on time. [More]

Search continues for Egyptian cobra missing from Bronx Zoo

It may take days or even weeks to find a venomous Egyptian cobra that has gone missing from New York's Bronx Zoo, officials say. [More]

Cop arrested over nude photos of teen runaway

A school policeman accused of coercing a runaway girl to take nude photos of herself was arrested on Monday, becoming the city's second officer to face sex charges in four months. [More]

$319 million jackpot goes to N.Y. state workers

Within a state workforce already threatened with layoffs, a small group of workers has apparently found the sudden luxury of walking away from their jobs if they choose. [More]

SC lawmakers take dim view of new light bulbs

South Carolina lawmakers are taking a stand in favor of states' lights. With incandescent bulbs being phased out under federal law, legislators want to exempt South Carolina from the measure. [More]

Taylor's unpublished love letters up for auction

Before becoming a bride eight times over, Elizabeth Taylor was a 17-year-old starlet scribbling letters to her first fiance. [More]

Pilot finds hole in plane's fuselage

A US Airways 737 pilot in Charlotte, North Carolina, discovered a small hole in the exterior of his plane's fuselage Monday, prompting the airline to take the plane out of service and for the FBI to begin an investigation. [More]

Monday, March 28

Whistle-blowing witch grounded by TSA

Airport security officer Carole Smith was fired from the TSA after a co-worker accused her of witchcraft and putting a hex on her car. Her termination also came after she complained about lax security. [More]

Woman who buried tenants in yard dies in prison

A California woman who was convicted of killing her elderly tenants and burying them in the backyard of her boarding house died Sunday in prison, authorities said. She was 82. [More]

Get your satellite TV; gun included free

A Montana Radio Shack's gun giveaway for customers who sign up for the Dish Network is taking off like a shot, the owner says. [More]

Harry Coover, creator of Super Glue, dies

Harry Wesley Coover Jr., known as the inventor of Super Glue, has died. He was 94. [More]

Letters: Courthouse gunman angry at justice system

The Atlanta courthouse gunman said in letters that he escaped from guards and then killed four people in a shooting rampage to fight back against what he believed was a racist justice system, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. [More]

The secret life of kids online: What you need to know

A new report from the AAP clues parents into what their kids are really doing online. Good news: It's not all bad. [More]

Court to take up huge sex bias claim vs. Wal-Mart

At stake is whether the suit can go forward as a class action that could involve 500,000 to 1.6 million women, according to varying estimates, and potentially could cost the world's largest retailer billions of dollars. [More]

Reese Witherspoon weds agent beau in California

Reese Witherspoon has walked down the aisle. A spokeswoman for the actress says the "Walk the Line" star wed her fiance, Hollywood agent Jim Toth, in Ojai, Calif., about 90 miles north of Los Angeles. Publicist Nicole Perna did not reveal details about the Saturday ceremony. [More]

Thinking about Botox? A peel? Best skin fixes

Needles, lasers and peels, oh, my! They can be pricey and painful, but sometimes they’re the best route to the beautiful skin you crave. Get the insider facts about what doctor’s-office treatments can and can’t do. [More]

Facebook eyes former Obama aide

Facebook, the social networking giant, is seeking to hire former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs for a senior post, The New York Times reported. [More]

Sunday, March 27

Deadly cobra escapes. Bronx Zoo closes reptile house

Officials have closed the Reptile House at New York's Bronx Zoo after a poisonous Egyptian cobra disappeared from an enclosure. [More]

San Diego Dad Put $3,000 Bounty on Daughter's Boyfriend

Police have arrested a California man for allegedly trying to hire someone to kill his teenage daughter's boyfriend. [More]

Ohio woman upset with Army over son's diet death

A man trying to get into the Army lost 63 pounds in less than four months — an extreme diet that helped lead to his death — and the Army says it is now investigating his mother's allegation that military recruiters had coached him on how to shed weight. [More]

N.H. Man Found Guilty in Savage Home Invasion- Man Killed in Connecticut Home Invasion

A 21-year-old man who admitted killing a New Hampshire mother and maiming her daughter in a savage machete and knife attack in their home was convicted of murder Friday, after jurors rejected his claim he was insane at the time. [More]

Jesuits settle NW abuse claims for $166 million

Clarita Vargas was sent to an Indian boarding school some four decades ago to study her ABCs and learn to blend in with majority culture. She says she instead learned a nightmarish lesson — that children sometimes have no one to protect them from pedophiles. [More]

Heirloom ring tossed from moving car found

Accidentally tossing an heirloom ring out of a car window into the woods while pitching an apple core should be the sad end to the story. But not this time. [More]

Web photos reveal your location

Flickr and Twitter are great for staying in touch with family and friends. You can keep everyone updated on what's going on. Just post a quick message or share a photo. But you may be sharing much more than you bargained for. [More]

Cleveland Browns fan sues over NFL lockout

A Cleveland Browns fan sued the National Football league and its teams over the player lockout, claiming it violated his contract to buy tickets through his personal seat license. [More]

Men attacked by relative with sword

Neighbors called police in southern California earlier this week when a samurai-sword-wielding man reportedly chased his relatives through a residential neighborhood. [More]

Pastor loses job after doubting hell's existence

The pastor of a rural United Methodist church in North Carolina wrote a note on his Facebook page supporting a new book by Rob Bell, a prominent young evangelical pastor and critic of the traditional view of hell as a place of eternal torment for billions of damned souls. [More]

La. convict says he wants to kill jury, gets death

A Louisiana man convicted of killing a store clerk in 2005 told jurors at his sentencing that he wanted to kill them. [More]

Retailer blasted for girls' push-up tops

No stranger to controversy, U.S. retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has come under fire for offering a push-up bikini top to young girls. [More]

Saturday, March 26

Ferraro, 1st woman on US presidential ticket, dies

Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic congresswoman who became the first woman on a major party presidential ticket as Walter Mondale's running mate in 1984, died on Saturday at the age of 75, her family said. [More]

Man gets 99 years in prison for 16th DWI

A 52-year-old man got a lengthy prison sentence after being convicted of driving while intoxicated for the 16th time. [More]

Ax-wielding man forces mom to watch movies

Sheriff's deputies arrest 22-year-old Robert Tuttle for allegedly attacking his 60-year-old mother with an ax, threatening to kill her, and forcing her to stay in his bedroom and watch movies with him. [More]

Doctors: Reagan shooter is recovering, not a danger

After almost 30 years in a mental hospital, John W. Hinckley Jr., the college dropout who tried to kill President Ronald Reagan, is moving closer to the day his doctors may recommend he go free. [More]

Man dies trying to revive dead wife

Authorities in Washington state say a man who called 911 to report that his wife had collapsed apparently suffered a heart attack and died as he was trying to revive her. [More]

Naked man falls through woman's ceiling

A Mississippi woman got a shock Tuesday when a naked man came tumbling through her ceiling and asked her for clothes. [More]

Legal spat over Campbell Soup still simmering

A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit to go ahead against Campbell Soup Co, the world's largest soup-maker, over whether its purported "low-sodium" tomato soup really has less sodium. [More]

California Principal Sells Shoe Collection to Save Jobs

School principal Michele Miller is selling 285 pairs - which fill a room in her apartment - to help close a district budget gap of up to $2.2 million. [More]

Bret Michaels sues Tony Awards over 2009 mishap

Bret Michaels sued CBS Broadcasting and the organizers of the Tony Awards on Friday over a 2009 mishap that resulted in him being hit in the head by a set piece, claiming the accident contributed to a brain hemorrhage that nearly killed him. [More]

Name dropper? Lindsay ditching the Lohan

Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan is planning to join the ranks of Madonna, Prince and Bjork — by dropping her last name, according to her mother. [More]

Farrakhan defends Gadhafi, pans US role in Libya

Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said Friday that the United States lacks the moral authority to attack the forces of embattled Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi. [More]

Police: Dog defecating in yard leads to shooting

An argument between two armed neighbors over a dog and its feces escalated to a shootout in rural Mississippi, sending one neighbor to the hospital with injuries from shotgun pellets and the other neighbor to jail. [More]

Mom claims to give Botox to 8-year-old daughter

Beautician mom proudly Botoxes, waxes her 8-year-old daughter in bid to make her a future 'star.' [More]

Miss San Antonio reinstated

A Texas jury reinstated Miss San Antonio 2011 Domonique Ramirez after determining the pageant organization breached her contract by firing her. [More]

Company: Exposure was preventable

A power company apologized Saturday and said the exposure of three men working at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant to highly radioactive water might have been avoided with better communication. [More]

Suspect in Ga. officer's slaying surrenders on TV

Holding five hostages in an apartment surrounded by police, the suspect in the slaying of a Georgia police officer made an unusual request to negotiators — he wanted to surrender on live TV. [More]

OMG! Online abbreviations make dictionary

OMG! LOL! The venerable Oxford English Dictionary approves of the three-letter, Internet-inspired expressions you use for "Oh, my God!" and "Laughing out loud." [More]

Friday, March 25

James Dean molestation kept secret by Taylor

"When Jimmy was 11 and his mother passed away, he began to be molested by his minister. I think that haunted him the rest of his life," Elizabeth Taylor said off the record before she died. [More]

Wis. billionaire charged with child sex assault

A billionaire executive whose family has run SC Johnson for five generations was charged Thursday with having sexual contact with a now 15-year-old girl over the course of several years. [More]

Life for Florida man who impregnated 9-year-old

A South Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for impregnating a 9-year-old girl who gave birth to the baby. [More]

Jury: Ousted Texas beauty queen gets her crown back

A Texas jury ruled Thursday that a 17-year-old beauty queen allegedly told to "get off the tacos" after gaining weight was wrongly stripped of her crown and has had it returned by a judge. [More]

Registered Sex Offender, Girlfriend Face Charges After Allegedly Dangling 3-Year-Old Boy From Florida Apartment Window

A registered sex offender and his girlfriend are facing child abuse charges after Florida police allegedly caught the woman dangling her 3-year-old boy out a window to prevent cops from seeing him in the offender’s apartment. [More]

Plato, Mo., sits at center of nation's population

It's official: The new center of the U.S. population is in Missouri, about 2.7 miles northeast of the village of Plato. [More]

Court: Teeth are not dangerous

Finding that teeth are not a dangerous weapon, The Oregon Court of Appeals Wednesday overturned a first-degree assault conviction. [More]

Target sues San Diego gay rights group

Target Corp. is suing a San Diego pro-gay marriage group to get it to stop canvassing outside its San Diego County stores, alleging its activists are driving away customers. [More]

Cell Phone Stops Bullet, Saves Life

A Cleveland business owner is grateful for his cell phone for doing more than making calls after it stopped a bullet during a robbery. [More]

US woman guilty in 'milkshake murder' case

A Hong Kong jury unanimously found an American woman guilty of murder Friday in her retrial over the death of her wealthy husband. [More]

Former Marine Foils Attempted Smuggling of 13 Illegal Immigrants in Military Uniforms

An alert plainclothes U.S. Border Patrol agent who previously served in the Marine Corps foiled a brazen attempt by 13 illegal immigrants and two suspected U.S. smugglers to enter the United States by asking the driver a simple question that every Leatherneck knows: the birthday of the Marine Corps. [More]

Two-thirds of alcohol wipes contaminated with bacteria

Two-thirds of tested samples of alcohol prep pads tied to a massive recall, serious infections and death were contaminated with dangerous bacteria, including tainted products from eight of 10 separate lots, according to a new government report. [More]

Cop sues boss for tasering genitals

Watch where you point that thing. Tasering a fellow cop in the genitals might just land you in legal trouble and cost you your job. [More]

Controller asleep — but how many did airport need?

Should jetliners be landing with only a single air traffic controller on duty — even if he's awake? Federal officials are grappling with that question following the safe landing of two jetliners this week with no help from the lone air traffic supervisor on duty at Washington's Reagan National Airport. [More]

Boy, 10, arrested for driving off in parents' SUV in a snit

A 10-year-old Texas boy angry over being punished takes his parents' SUV for a joyride that comes to a crashing end, the family says. [More]

Napolitano: US border towns with Mexico are safe

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Thursday that security on the southern U.S. border "is better now than it ever has been" and that violence from neighboring Mexico hasn't spilled over in a serious way. [More]

Thursday, March 24

Court OKs lawsuit over 'fat slob' remark

A federal appeals court is allowing a free speech lawsuit to go ahead after a Kentucky man was arrested when he called a police officer a "fat slob." [More]

Man Arrested for Allegedly Price-Fixing Walmart Items

A Florida man was arrested after police noticed him allegedly ‘rolling back’ the prices of Walmart items by placing pre-made bar code stickers on products. [More]

Mont. man gets year for fraud; used female voice

A Montana man who mimicked his ex-wife's voice is exchanging his ill-gotten Tempur-Pedic mattress for a cot in a federal prison. [More]

NTSB probing sleeping air traffic supervisor

Two airliners landed at Reagan National Airport near Washington without control tower clearance because the air traffic supervisor was asleep, safety and aviation officials said Wednesday. [More]

Booted beauty queen's fate in hands of jury

A jury of five men and seven women will decide whether a dethroned beauty queen who claims pageant organizers harassed her about her weight regains her title and gets a shot at becoming Miss Texas, and possibly Miss America. [More]

New census milestone: Hispanics to hit 50 million

In a surprising show of growth, Hispanics accounted for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade, exceeding estimates in most states. Pulled by migration to the Sun Belt, America's population center edged westward on a historic path to leave the Midwest. [More]

NH home invasion suspect: Deadly attack was 'cool'

A man who admits killing a mother and maiming her daughter in a machete and knife attack said in a taped interview with police that was played Wednesday that he thought the slashing was "cool" and would have killed the girl if he had realized she was still alive. [More]

Student sent home over hair highlights

An Illinois woman said her 12-year-old daughter was sent home from school for getting red highlights in her hair during spring break. [More]

Lawmakers, Executives Slam Obama for Boosting Brazil's Offshore Drilling

Republican lawmakers and oil industry executives are slamming President Obama for offering to help Brazil expand offshore drilling while U.S. production struggles to get back on its feet in the wake of the BP spill. [More]

Lohan rejects judge's plea offer in theft case

Lindsay Lohan rejected a judge's offer to end a felony grand theft case early and her attorney said Wednesday it is because the actress has a strong defense and is confident she can win an acquittal. [More]

Restaurant owner assaulted over dinner tab

Police in suburban Chicago say a man has been charged with assault for allegedly beating the owner of a seafood restaurant in a dispute over a dinner bill. [More]

Hot dogs for better health? Actually, yes

If given the choice between eating a hot dog or enjoying some rotisserie chicken, you may want to consider the hot dog. [More]

Elizabeth Taylor was prolific as a bride

Jokers liked to call her Mrs. Hilton Wilding Todd Fisher Burton Burton Warner Fortensky. Indeed, Elizabeth Taylor was prolific as a bride. [More]

It's drinks-o'clock somewhere

If you’re drunk and at work reading this, there is the increasing likelihood you’re not the only one. [More]

AP reporter has early memories of Elizabeth Taylor

Richard Burton snuggled in a booth at a Mexican food restaurant deep in conversation with his "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" co-star with eavesdroppers only able to make out a dignified "Yes, Elizabeth" on occasion. She called him "Richard." [More]

For al-Qaida, Detroit was just the cheapest flight

When an admitted al-Qaida operative planned his itinerary for a Christmas 2009 airline bombing, he considered launching the strike in the skies above Houston or Chicago, The Associated Press has learned. But tickets were too expensive, so he refocused the mission on a cheaper destination: Detroit. [More]

No charges in courthouse gunman's jail escape plot

After nearly three years investigating a courthouse gunman's bizarre break out scheme, prosecutors are walking away from the case without charging anyone, despite evidence the shooter's pen pal-turned girlfriend paid off a jail guard. [More]

Wednesday, March 23

Stern sues Sirius, claims it stiffed him on bonus

Just months after signing a new $400 million contract with SiriusXM Radio, talk show host Howard Stern says he's not getting paid enough by his employer. [More]

Arizona Teacher's Letter Reignites Immigration Debate

A substitute teacher's letter to Arizona lawmakers has reignited the state's immigration debate after he wrote that his Hispanic students hate America and just want to be gang members. [More]

'Pawn Stars' reality show co-star arrested

"Pawn Stars" reality TV show co-star Corey "Big Hoss" Harrison has been arrested after a barroom run-in at a California mountain resort. [More]

Man jailed after bringing beer to DWI hearing

A New York man is being held in jail after showing up an hour and a half late for a court hearing on a felony DWI charge — he was also drunk and carrying an open can of Busch beer, authorities say. [More]

92yo opens fire after being refused a kiss

The central Florida woman fired a semi-automatic pistol four times at her 53-year-old neighbour's house after he refused to kiss her, police said. [More]

California mother arrested for encouraging son to fight

A California mother was arrested this week after she was captured on video encouraging her son to pummel another boy, police said. [More]

Naked Woman Rescued From Cliff in California

The woman, who was not identified in the report, was unharmed, but it took rescuers 30 minutes to rig a series of ropes to harness the woman. [More]

Family says Mexican drug lord is suffering in jail

The imprisoned "godfather" of Mexican drug trafficking is looking more like a grandfather these days, with cataracts, deafness, ulcers and a hernia, his family wrote in a rare open letter to Mexico's top police official Tuesday. [More]

Film legend Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79 in LA

Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed film goddess whose sultry screen persona, stormy personal life and enduring fame and glamour made her one of the last of the old-fashioned movie stars and a template for the modern celebrity, died this morning. [More]

Man survives wild ride through sewer

A worker swept more than 3,000 feet through untreated wastewater in an underground sewer pipe was safely rescued with minor injuries on Monday after a 15-minute nightmarish ordeal. [More]

Pop star Chris Brown stormed off 'GMA' set, network says

R&B singer Chris Brown stormed off the set of ABC's "Good Morning America" show after he was interviewed about a 2009 altercation with ex-girlfriend Rihanna, the network said. The show producer later discovered that the thick glass from Brown's dressing room window had been smashed, ABC said. [More]

Lindsay Lohan's dad arrested in West Hollywood

Authorities in Los Angeles say Lindsay Lohan's father has been arrested over allegations he held his girlfriend against her will and prevented her from calling 911. [More]

NYC Subway Hero Says Police Initially Left Him to Fend for Himself Against Killer

Joseph Lozito, who was heralded after he helped police wrestle to the ground a knife-wielding man accused of stabbing three people to death in February, announced he will sue the city and the NYPD for damages. [More]

What's in the popcorn? Cinemas would rather not have to say

Movie-chain operators are fighting proposed federal nutrition disclosure rules on concession snacks, saying they're an unwarranted intrusion into their business. [More]

Tuesday, March 22

School parents want girl with peanut allergy sent home

Some public school parents in Edgewater, Florida, want a first-grade girl with life-threatening peanut allergies removed from the classroom and home-schooled. To protect the girl under the Americans with Disabilities Act, students in her class are required to wash their hands before entering the classroom in the morning and after lunch, and rinse out their mouths. [More]

Arizona Bride Arrested for Assault at Wedding Reception

Police say a bride was arrested at her own wedding reception in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert after she kicked a police officer. [More]

Former NFL star Lawrence Taylor to be sentenced in sex crimes case

Hall of Fame NFL linebacker Lawrence Taylor is expected to be sentenced to six years' probation with sex-offender status during a court hearing Tuesday, according to the Rockland County, New York, district attorney's Office. [More]

Democratic Senator Reveals Nearly $300,000 in Unpaid Property Taxes

Any way you slice it, $287, 273 is a lot of money, especially in this economy. For one-term Senator Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., up for re-election in 2012, that's the amount of personal property taxes she failed to pay since 2007. [More]

Former ICE Lawyer Sentenced for Filing False Papers to Help Immigrants Stay in U.S.

A former Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for taking bribes and filing false papers for immigrants seeking to remain legally in the United States. [More]

Handcuffed woman drove away in police car

Police in Florida said a handcuffed woman in the back of a police car crawled into the front seat and drove away in the cruiser. [More]

NY ex-lawmaker gets prison in insurance fraud case

A former New York lawmaker will spend at least four years in prison following his conviction in a Hamptons insurance fraud case. [More]

Court sentences former Israeli president to 7 years in prison

A Tel Aviv district court Tuesday sentenced former Israeli president Moshe Katsav to seven years in prison on multiple charges of rape and sexual harassment. [More]

NY police spokesman pleads not guilty to DWI

The longtime spokesman for the Albany, N.Y., Police Department has pleaded not guilty to a charge that he was driving drunk in an unmarked police car. [More]

Kate Middleton to use repaired Rolls-Royce

Kate Middleton will arrive at Westminster Abbey for her April 29 wedding in a Rolls-Royce that was damaged in December when Prince Charles and his wife Camilla were attacked by student protesters, officials said Tuesday. [More]

Monday, March 21

Agency says SC train ride inspector faked report

South Carolina officials say a state inspector did not test a children's train ride and falsified a report about the ride that crashed over the weekend, killing a boy and injuring dozens. [More]

Man who had sex with horse released from prison

A South Carolina man who twice pleaded guilty to having sex with a horse has been released from prison after 16 months and ordered to stay away from the stable where his girlfriend lives. [More]

Ex-prostitute awarded $200,000 in damages

A former prostitute who was forced to perform sexual acts on a Boston police officer was awarded $200,000 in compensatory damages in federal court yesterday, officials said. [More]

Teen accused in bomb threat allowed to play in tournament

Despite objections from prosecutors, a Northbrook teenager who was charged late last year with threatening to blow up two north suburban schools will be allowed to play in a basketball tournament this weekend. [More]

CBS Wants Sheen Back Now

The president and CEO of CBS was working Monday toward bringing disgraced TV star Charlie Sheen back to "Two and a Half Men," RadarOnline reported. [More]

Burrito price hike leads to gun fight

A Taco Bell customer enraged that the seven burritos he ordered had gone up in price fired a BB gun at an employee and later fired an assault rifle at officers, police said. [More]

Calif. woman nabbed in odd mail attempt

A California woman was arrested after driving her car into a motor vehicle facility to mail a letter, police said. [More]

6-Year-Old S.C. Boy Killed When Ride Overturns

Law enforcement are investigating what could have caused a miniature train to derail at a South Carolina park killing a 6-year-old boy, as at least one local official questioned whether the disaster was an accident. [More]

Stolen Pete Sampras Trophies Dropped Off at L.A. Hospital

Tennis great Pete Sampras was set Monday to be reunited with dozens of his stolen trophies after they were dropped off anonymously at the back of a Los Angeles hospital. [More]

Boston hospital performs full face transplant

A Texas construction worker badly disfigured in a power line accident two years ago has received the nation's first full face transplant at a Boston hospital. [More]

Sunday, March 20

Young Bully Victim Hits Breaking Point

A new video posted on YouTube has the world talking again about bullying. The video shows a boy who is being bullied hit his breaking point and fights back. [More]

Video of Bully Getting Body Slammed

YouTube pulled this video. It is on TMZ after short commercial. [More]

Knife-wielding robber scared off by woman with hedge shears

A knife-wielding man who demanded car keys from two sisters working in their yard Wednesday morning ran off when one of them confronted him with a pair of hedge shears. [More]

11-year-old girl can't be 'willing' in sex

What's more shocking than the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl? The fact that some people are actually blaming the little girl. [More]

Newspaper Guild Calls on Unpaid Writers to Boycott Huffington Post

The national Newspaper Guild has upped the ante in a strike against the Huffington Post, calling on all unpaid writers to stop contributions to the website. [More]

Man paid couple for sex party, but told wife he was taken hostage

An Orland Park woman, who awoke recently to find her husband and a man she’d never seen before standing by the bed in their underwear, told police she didn’t understand why her husband wouldn’t let her call the police after claiming he’d been taken hostage. [More]

Mayor: Photo after worker death was union setup

The mayor of this Southern California city says a municipal workers' union took a photo of him celebrating St. Patrick's Day less than two hours after an employee apparently jumped to his death because it was seeking to embarrass him. [More]

Expert: Hangovers worsen with age

A New York state alcohol metabolism expert says hangovers get worse as drinkers age and cheap alcohol can lead to more intense morning-after discomfort. [More]

'Miracle on the Hudson' jet destined for NC museum

The world will be able to relive the triumph of what has been dubbed "The Miracle on the Hudson" when the Airbus A320 is shipped this spring from a northern New Jersey warehouse to Charlotte, N.C., for an exhibit at the Carolinas Aviation Museum. [More]

Did God have a wife? Scholar says he did

God had a wife, Asherah, whom the Book of Kings suggests was worshiped alongside Yahweh in his temple in Israel, according to an Oxford scholar. [More]

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