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Wednesday, May 11

Lindsay Lohan Tests Positive for Alcohol Use, Pleads No Contest in Theft Case

It was another eventful day in Lindsay Lohan Land. A probation report released Wednesday states Lindsay Lohan tested positive for alcohol use roughly a month after her release earlier this year from rehab. [More]

Jockey found dead at Churchill Downs

A 24-year-old jockey who rode this year's Kentucky Derby second-place finisher was found dead in his vehicle Tuesday at Churchill Downs. [More]

Man compacted in garbage truck — and survives

A homeless man was compacted two or three times before his screaming caught the attention of the garbage truck driver, said firefighters who helped pull him from the truck. [More]

'Bomb Making' sign posted next to mosque

Muslim leaders are upset that a homeowner who lives next door to a newly opened mosque has posted a sign on his front lawn that reads "Bomb Making Next Driveway." [More]

Fake website, press release target Missouri coal company

A Missouri-based coal company was the victim of a hoax Tuesday after activists set up a fake website saying the company would offer free, custom-branded inhalers to children. [More]

World's tallest tower sees its first suicide leap

A man committed suicide on Tuesday in a plunge of 39 floors from a segment of the world's tallest skyscraper in Dubai, according to the its owner and reports in the local media. [More]

Kiddie porn accidentally submitted for funeral tribute

The thumb drive Josue Rivera, 38, gave a funeral director to play at a service was supposed to be a memorial slideshow of the person who had passed away. U.S. marshals say otherwise. [More]

No bail for man in attempted cockpit entry

A Yemen native who disrupted a San Francisco-bound flight was portrayed by prosecutors Tuesday as a dangerous and erratic passenger who tried to barge into the cockpit twice, did not carry any luggage and yelled "God is great" in Arabic. [More]

Lawmakers to see bin Laden death pics

Some committee members in the House and Senate will be allowed to view the photographs taken of Osama bin Laden after he was killed, a U.S. official said. [More]

Facebook flaw leaked millions of user account access tokens

Advertisers and other third parties had the potential to gain unauthorized access to many Facebook user accounts and profile information because of a software flaw, Symantec Corp. said Tuesday night. [More]

Pastor admits lying about being Navy SEAL

A pastor who regaled family and parishoners with tales from his time as a Navy SEAL is set to make a full confession after his story turned out to be just "ego-builder," according to local reports. [More]

Sexuality class canceled after controversy

Northwestern University in Illinois said a human sexuality class was canceled for next year after the professor allowed a sex toy demonstration after a class. [More]

Kerrigan to testify at brother's manslaughter trial

Prosecutors plan to call Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan as a witness during her brother's manslaughter trial in the death of their 70-year-old father, an assistant district attorney said Tuesday. [More]

Tuesday, May 10

Schwarzenegger, Shriver separating after 25 years

It was a storybook marriage in 1986 on a spring weekend on Cape Cod that united a princess of an American political dynasty, Maria Shriver, and the gap-toothed muscle-clad movie star famous enough to be known by one name, Arnold. [More]

Photograph of Dying Princess Diana in Film Screening at Cannes Festival

A shocking photograph of a dying Princess Diana will be screened for the first time at the Cannes Film Festival in France, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday. [More]

Woman freed after car crashes down elevator shaft

The Seattle Fire Department says a woman has been safely rescued after her car crashed through Sheetrock in a hospital parking garage and plunged 10 feet down an elevator shaft. [More]

Woman Allegedly Bashes Boyfriend With Cooking Pot After He Fails to Buy Her Mother's Day Gift

A New York mom allegedly whacked her baby daddy over the head with a cooking pot because she was furious that he did not buy her a Mother's Day gift, the New York Post reported Monday. [More]

NY Jewish paper sorry for altering White House pic

The Brooklyn weekly Di Tzeitung, which says it doesn't publish images of women, printed the doctored photo Friday. It issued a statement saying its photo editor hadn't read the "fine print" accompanying the White House photo that forbade any changes. [More]

Charges against Colorado investigator dismissed

A Colorado judge has dismissed charges against a Fort Collins police detective accused of lying in a murder case that ended in the conviction of an innocent man. [More]

Texas Man Sets Mom Aflame, Holds Teacher Hostage

Police say a Texas man set fire to his mother, then went to a nearby school and held a teacher at knifepoint in a locked office before the superintendent broke down the door and helped free her. [More]

Steinbrenner helped FBI before winning pardon

The FBI released documents Monday stating that New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner assisted the agency in two investigations — one of them apparently a terrorism probe — in the years leading up to his pardon by President Ronald Reagan on a campaign-contributions conviction. [More]

Navy says chaplains may perform same-sex unions

Navy chaplains will be trained about their ability to perform same-sex civil marriage ceremonies under new guidance that would take effect if the Defense Department moves to recognize openly gay military service members. [More]

College kid is giant killer in small claims court

Christopher Akinyemi hates feeling like a company has taken advantage of him. Like the rest of us, he gets angry at what seems like a constant stream of broken products, ignored warranties, screwed up reservations, endless phone calls and unwanted email. But unlike most of us, the 22-year-old college student in Indiana puts his anger to good use. He takes the culprits to small claims court. [More]

Jury selection opens in Casey Anthony murder trial

Jury selection started Monday in the trial of an Orlando woman charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter. [More]

Whitney Houston voluntarily enters rehab

Whitney Houston is back in rehab. A representative for the superstar singer confirmed Monday that Houston is undergoing treatment. [More]

'Ho-Hum Bandit' confessed to girlfriend

Authorities in Colorado said a bank robber dubbed the "Ho-Hum Bandit" was arrested after he confessed his crimes to his estranged girlfriend. [More]

Donkey promotion riles rights groups

A Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles has pledged not to use animals in promotions after it drew criticism for painting a donkey pink on a hot day. [More]

Monday, May 9

Unruly passenger had to be restrained

The Transportation Security Administration and San Francisco police are investigating a security incident from a flight Sunday night in which an unruly passenger headed toward the cockpit door, an American Airlines spokesman said Monday. [More]

NBC says Vieira leaving 'Today'

"Today" co-host Meredith Vieira will be leaving the show in June, NBC announced Monday. [More]

Nicolas Cage won't be prosecuted

An attorney for Nicolas Cage says the actor won't face criminal charges stemming from his April 16 arrest in New Orleans. [More]

Muslim leaders say they were taken off Tenn flight

Two Muslim religious leaders say they were asked to leave a commercial airliner in Memphis on Friday and were told it was because the pilot refused to fly with them aboard. [More]

Paul McCartney engaged to girlfriend Nancy Shevell

Paul McCartney and his girlfriend Nancy Shevell are engaged, his publicist said Friday, nearly four years after they were first spotted together. [More]

Ariz. seeks online donations to build border fence

Arizona lawmakers want more fence along the border with Mexico — whether the federal government thinks it's necessary or not. [More]

Texas boy, 4, fatally shot by 5-year-old sibling

A 4-year-old boy is dead after being shot in the stomach by a 5-year-old sibling who was playing with a bolt-action rifle in the family's Texas home, authorities say. [More]

Woman in Rutgers suicide case could avoid jail

A former Rutgers student charged in a webcam-spying case linked to a classmate's suicide agreed Friday to cooperate with authorities as they prosecute another defendant — and could avoid jail time for her help. [More]

Former Home of Bin Laden's Brother Sits Empty in Florida

Khalil bin Laden, one of the terrorist mastermind's 54 siblings, bought the home in 1980 for $1.6 million, but the wealthy businessman and his family fled their vacation spot under police escort shortly after 9/11, fearing they might be targeted because of the terrorist attacks. The 1920s-era mansion has sat empty ever since. [More]

Trial set in fatal torture of Pa. disabled woman

When the youngest of six defendants charged in the torture death of a mentally disabled woman goes to trial Monday, she'll try to prove that it wasn't a fit of jealous pique that inspired the killing. [More]

Sunday, May 8

Did woman die as Atlanta home was torn down?

A woman's body was found inside an Atlanta home being demolished Saturday, and witnesses say they heard her moan as a backhoe tore at the house. [More]

Iowa Teen Killed in Crash After Gas Theft

Police say a 16-year-old Iowa boy has died in a crash after another teen fueled up the car they were in and fled without paying. [More]

Similar name yields calls for Lotto winner

A Florida woman says her phone has been ringing non-stop with calls from people looking for a woman with the same name, who won $2 million in a state lottery. [More]

Hooters: Moms get free Mother's Day meal

Nothing quite says Mother's Day like a plate of chicken wings, and Sunday they are free for moms at any U.S. Hooter's restaurant, restaurant officials say. [More]

Dad, Daughter Who Survived Fiery Air Mishap in 2007 Die in Plane Crash

A father and daughter who narrowly escaped a fiery air crash in 2007 died on Saturday when their latest experimental plane crashed near a Texas airport. [More]

Wrong body at funeral, buried in grave

A Texas funeral home said an error in communication led to a body going to the wrong memorial service and being buried in someone else's grave. [More]

Taliban joins al Qaeda in admitting bin Laden dead

The Taliban has confirmed that Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. troops during a raid in northeast Pakistan. [More]

Soccer Star Beckham in Crash on L.A. Freeway

Authorities say David Beckham was behind the wheel of a car that rear-ended another vehicle on a Southern California freeway. [More]

Ex-student takes deal in Rutgers case

A former Rutgers University student who allegedly watched a web video secretly taken of a male student's sexual encounter with another man has been admitted to a pretrial intervention program. [More]

Saturday, May 7

Cops: Man bought alligator to attract women

An Illinois man says he kept a 4-foot alligator in his home because "chicks dig it." [More]

Police: Bank robber demanded $80

An Iowa man who allegedly robbed a bank with a note demanding $80 has pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree robbery. [More]

Boy mauled by leopard at Kansas zoo

A 7-year-old boy was hospitalized Friday after being attacked by a leopard at the Wichita zoo, Kansas media reported. [More]

Teen fights mom over Starbucks coffee

Florida 19-year old tells police his mom stole his iced latte so he pushed her down. [More]

Man forces train to stop, moons it

Police in Ohio say a man narrowly avoided being flattened by a train when he jumped onto the tracks and refused to move. [More]

UPS’s Safest Driver Reaches Milestone Logging Over 4 Million Miles

UPS driver, Ronald Sowder, has driven his big brown truck the equivalent of six round trips to the moon without a single auto accident. [More]

What you should know about iTunes' 56-page legal terms

During Saturday's White House correspondents dinner, "Saturday Night Live's" Seth Meyers jokingly scolded members of Congress for passing legislation they might never ever read. And he did so using a tech metaphor. [More]

Costumed man attempts bank robbery

A man in a monkey suit eluded police in a foot chase after he attempted to rob a bank in Gothenburg, Sweden, officials said. [More]

Police: 'I've never seen anybody that drunk'

A 20-year-old Southern California woman is caught driving with a blood-alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit, according to police who expressed surprise that she could still function. [More]

Woman awaits freedom after 17 years behind bars

Last week, Debra Brown became the first inmate exonerated under a 2008 Utah law that allows convictions to be reconsidered based on new factual — not scientific — evidence. More than 250 people since 1989 have been exonerated nationwide thanks to DNA testing. [More]

Videos show bin Laden watching himself on TV

Home movies taken from Osama bin Laden's hideout show the terrorist leader watching news coverage of himself on television. The videos were seized by Navy SEALs after bin Laden was killed Monday. [More]

Friday, May 6

Casey Anthony's defense team wants parents kept out of courtroom

A lawyer for Casey Anthony said Thursday in a court filing that he doesn't want the parents of the accused child killer in the courtroom during her first-degree murder trial. [More]

Pentagon: No firm evidence of Pakistani complicity - or competence

The U.S. has no "definitive evidence" that Pakistan knew Osama bin Laden had been living in the compound where Navy SEALs killed him. [More]

Man Makes $120G Selling 'Usama's Dead' T-shirts

A quick-thinking New Yorker who started selling T-shirts celebrating Usama bin Laden's death made $120,000 in less than two days. [More]

CBS drops talk show plans for Katie Couric

"The deal just kept getting more and more rich, with more and more people involved," said a person familiar with the situation at CBS. She's now reportedly considering a deal with ABC. [More]

JetBlue awards free vacation to dog

JetBlue, based in New York, said a canine frequent flier has been named the carrier's "Most-Traveled Four-Legged Jetsetter" and will receive a free vacation. [More]

Bin Laden's wife spent 6 years in Pakistani house

One of three wives living with Osama bin Laden has told Pakistani interrogators she had been staying in the al-Qaida chief's hideout for six years without leaving its upper floors, a Pakistani intelligence official said Friday. [More]

`Beverly Hillbillies' actress sues Barbie maker

The actress who played Elly May Clampett on the hit television series "The Beverly Hillbillies" is suing toy manufacturer Mattel Inc., claiming the company used her name and likeness for a Barbie doll without her authorization. [More]

Obama to meet bin Laden raid team

President Barack Obama on Friday will privately thank personnel from the U.S. team involved in the operation against Osama bin Laden. [More]

Hines Ward mistakenly handcuffed in L.A.

Hines Ward has been letting loose on "Dancing with the Stars," but he was considerably more restrained - handcuffed, in fact - during a traffic stop in Los Angeles early Thursday. [More]

Activists want N-word gone from Calif. gravestones

Time has weathered the 36 concrete gravestones in a dusty, half-century-old cemetery tucked away in a corner of California's former gold fields. Time has not erased, however, the bigotry of a bygone era carved into the markers. [More]

Thursday, May 5

Cruise line says passenger jumped overboard

A cruise line said Wednesday a passenger was seen jumping overboard as the ship headed toward San Diego. [More]

Native Americans blast bin Laden code name

Native Americans are objecting to the U.S. military's use of the code name "Geronimo" for Osama bin Laden during the raid that killed the al-Qaida leader. [More]

Bin Laden 'firefight': Only one man was armed

Four of the five people shot to death in the operation that killed Osama bin Laden, including the al-Qaida leader himself, were unarmed — an account that differs markedly from the Obama administration's original claims that the Navy SEALs came under heavy small-arms fire in a prolonged firefight. [More]

Judge says he's 'saddened' by bin Laden's death

Milwaukee County Reserve Judge Russell Stamper considers the death of bin Laden a case of coldblooded murder. "I was saddened," said Stamper, who fills in for county judges when needed. "You murdered a man." [More]

Mystery surrounds wounded bin Laden wife

A wife of Osama bin Laden who was wounded in a raid on his compound may have a treasure trove of information on the slain al-Qaida leader but isn't likely to give it up to U.S. authorities. [More]

Fla. estate for sale: 17 acres, bin Laden back story

A home once owned by Osama bin Laden's brother is on the market outside Orlando, Fla., at the cut-rate price of $2 million. [More]

Americans yearn to talk to SEALs in bin Laden raid

Patrons in bars across the country are raising toasts in the air, hoping the gesture of gratitude would somehow reach the clandestine Navy SEAL team that took down Osama bin Laden. Millions of others are turning to social networks with their thoughts. [More]

Okla. man: Attackers tattooed "RAPEST" on forehead

Two men and two women are accused of pinning down a man who has learning disabilities, tattooing the word "RAPEST" on his forehead and shocking his genitals with a stun gun before beating him unconscious with a baseball bat, police said Wednesday. [More]

Marie Osmond remarries 1st husband in Vegas

Marie Osmond has remarried her first husband in a private ceremony at a Mormon temple in Las Vegas. Osmond said in a statement that the 51-year-old singer and 54-year-old Stephen Craig, a former professional basketball player wed on Wednesday. [More]

'Superman' actor Jackie Cooper dies at 88

Cooper died on Tuesday at a convalescent home in the coastal city of Santa Monica. "He just kinda died of old age," attorney Roger Licht told Reuters. "He wore out." [More]

Connecticut Mom Charged After Child Ingests PCP

A 5-year-old girl has been hospitalized after police say the child accidentally ingested the hallucinogenic drug PCP. [More]

Mel Gibson's ex drops domestic violence claim

Grigorieva's attorney told Judge Scott Gordon she would not pursue claims that Gibson’s alleged violence against her is grounds to change the custody order for their infant daughter. [More]

Gibson performance brings 'Beaver' to life

Mel Gibson's interpersonal flaws have all but ruined his career. Now with the dark comic drama "The Beaver," Gibson delivers a career performance that salvages a flawed film. [More]

California boy charged with murdering neo-Nazi dad

A 10-year-old boy was charged Wednesday with murdering his neo-Nazi father in the family's Southern California home and his attorney said he might pursue an insanity defense. [More]

Huh? Low-salt diet ups risk of fatal heart attack?

Doctors and public health officials have been telling us for years that eating too much sodium can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke by raising blood pressure to unsafe levels. So how to explain a new study that suggests low salt intake actually increases the risk of dying from those causes? [More]

Fake out: Senators fall for fake bin Laden photos

Three U.S. Senators admit to falling for what were fake Osama bin Laden death photos. No U.S. Senator has been shown a photo, according to multiple administration sources, and all three Republican senators have since backtracked from claiming to have seen the real thing. [More]

15-year-old headed for Harvard

A New Jersey 15-year-old who was accepted to six of the seven Ivy League schools said she has chosen Harvard University in Massachusetts. [More]

Last World War I combat vet dies at 110

Claude Stanley Choules, the last known combat veteran of World War I, died Thursday at a nursing home in the Western Australia city of Perth, his family said. [More]

Wednesday, May 4

Man arrested in bra, panties, accused of stabbing goat

A West Virginia man found wearing women's underwear and standing over a goat's carcass told police he was high on bath salts. [More]

Ohio teens admit guilt in teen's hair afire on bus

Three teenage boys have pleaded guilty to charges after a classmate's hair was set on fire on a school bus in southwest Ohio. [More]

Stiffed stripper dragged by car

Police in Michigan said a stripper chased after a man she claimed refused to pay for lap dances and was "half dragged, half swung" by his car. [More]

Traffic cops appeared in porn film

Los Angeles transportation officials said two traffic officers are being investigated for allegedly appearing in a pornographic film while on duty. [More]

Female Student Dies After Jumping From Texas University Window

A Texas State University student died from injuries Tuesday night, one day after she and two other people jumped out of a dorm room window. [More]

Comedian Andy Dick arrested - again

Comedian Andy Dick has been arrested in Southern California for being drunk and disorderly in a restaurant. [More]

Man runs out of gas, buys lottery ticket — wins!

A South Carolina man can thank his car for running out of gas, which led him to buy a lottery ticket — and then claim a $200,000 jackpot. [More]

Judge Awards $1.9M to Family of Boy Killed by Bear

A Utah federal judge on Tuesday awarded nearly $2 million to the family of an 11-year-old boy killed by a bear at a campsite in 2007. [More]

White House: Bin Laden not armed during US raid

Osama bin Laden was not armed when a U.S. Navy SEAL raiding party confronted him during an assault on his compound in Pakistan, the White House says. [More]

Bin Laden's neighbors noticed unusual things

When a woman involved in a polio vaccine drive turned up at Osama bin Laden's hideaway, she remarked to the men behind the high walls about the expensive SUVs parked inside. The men took the vaccine, apparently to administer to the 23 children at the compound, and told her to go away. [More]

Somali pirates get 439-year sentences

In a rare case, a Spanish court convicted two Somalia men of piracy in the 2009 takeover of a Spanish fishing vessel and sentenced each to 439 years in prison, according to a copy of the sentence viewed by CNN on Tuesday. [More]

Wheelchair inappropriate in club

A pair of wheelchair-bound Swedish women said they were insulted when a hot line operator told them nightclubs are an "inappropriate" place for wheelchairs. [More]

Samurai Sword-Wielding Bin Laden Hunter Demands Share of U.S. Reward

A samurai sword-wielding American who waged his own personal quest to capture Usama bin Laden demanded Tuesday a share of the official $27 million reward following the terror chief's death. [More]

Man sued for $12 million for alleged impotency

A woman is suing her ex-husband in Dubai for more than $12 million, claiming he failed to sexually perform during their marriage, according to a report. [More]

Tuesday, May 3

White House struggles to get story right on raid

Killing Osama bin Laden was a big victory for the U.S., but how exactly the raid went down is another story — and another, and another. Over two days, the White House has offered contradictory versions of events. [More]

Leaked Doc May Have Forced Speed Up of Bin Laden Raid

Wikileaks released a set of leaked Guantanamo prisoner files to the public last week. Among them a document dated from 2008 mentioned both Osama's trusted courier's name and Abbottabad, the city which Osama had been hiding inside. [More]

Lawsuit: Furniture rental company spies on PC users

A major furniture rental chain provides its customers with computers that allow the company to track keystrokes, take screenshots and even snap webcam pictures of renters using the devices at home, a Wyoming couple said in a lawsuit. [More]

Mummified Body of Former Playmate Found

The mummified body of a former Playboy playmate who once starred in the cult film "Attack of the 50-Foot Woman" was found in her Los Angeles home, police said Monday. [More]

Rick Springfield arrested on suspicion of DUI

Rick Springfield has been released from jail after being arrested by sheriff's deputies Sunday night on suspicion of drunken driving. [More]

Woman had fraud credit card in her vagina

Authorities in Florida said they arrested a woman who was concealing a fraudulent credit card and a counterfeit driver's license in her vagina. [More]

Obama golf pal pleads no contest to soliciting sex

A longtime friend and golfing buddy of President Barack Obama pleaded no contest on Monday to a misdemeanor charge of soliciting a prostitute in Hawaii. [More]

Hearing impaired men stabbed over sign language

Police say two hearing-impaired South Florida men were stabbed at a bar when their sign language was mistaken for gang signs. [More]

Not everyone believes bin Laden really is dead

Knowing there would be disbelievers, the U.S. says it used convincing means to confirm Osama bin Laden's identity during and after the firefight that killed him. But the mystique that surrounded the terrorist chieftain in life is persisting in death. Was it really him? How do we know? Where are the pictures? [More]

US holds photos of slain bin Laden, weighs release

U.S. officials weighed the pros and cons of releasing secret video and photos of Osama bin Laden, killed with a precision shot above his left eye, as fresh details emerged Tuesday of an audacious American raid that netted potentially crucial al-Qaida records as well as the body of the global terrorist leader. [More]

'Hurt Locker' team plans film on bin Laden

Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal have had the project in the works, and now that bin Laden has been killed, a person close to the filmmakers said Monday that the film is more relevant than ever. [More]

Burial at sea is routine for US Navy

The burial at sea of terrorist Osama bin Laden raised some eyebrows around the world, but for the U.S. Navy, it's a routine exercise. [More]

Detroiters split on Bloomberg suggestion

Detroit residents expressed differing opinions on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's suggestion the city be repopulated with immigrants. [More]

Justin Bieber busted by flight attendant

Justin Bieber reportedly was scolded by a Qantas Airlines flight attendant on Sunday for getting out of his seat as the plane taxied to the runway in preparation for takeoff. [More]

Monday, May 2

In Pakistan, an embarrassed silence on bin Laden

Pakistan faced enormous embarrassment Monday after Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Special Forces just a few hundred yards from its military academy, raising questions about its military and intelligence community. [More]

How U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden

The mission that killed one of the world's most notorious terrorist leaders was carried out by U.S. forces with the cooperation of Pakistan, U.S. President Barack Obama said Sunday night. [More]

The secret team that killed bin Laden

Were it not for this high-value target, the killing of Osama bin Laden at his luxury hideout in Pakistan early Monday might have been a routine mission for the specially trained and highly mythologized SEAL Team Six. [More]

Before the Raid, SEALs Rehearsed in a Full-Scale Replica of the Bin Laden Compound

The Navy SEAL team that offed the 21st century's most wanted man Sunday was so concerned about preparation and accuracy that they re-created the one-acre compound where their target was living, "Ocean's Eleven" style. The SEALS ran trial runs there in early April until they were ready to take down Osama bin Laden. [More]

Man unknowingly tweeted bin Laden raid

As U.S. forces in Pakistan swooped in on Osama bin Laden on Sunday, at least one Twitter user was unknowingly reporting details of the raid. [More]

Bin Laden was found at luxury Pakistan compound

U.S. forces finally found al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden not in a mountain cave on Afghanistan's border, but with his youngest wife in a million-dollar compound in a summer resort just over an hour's drive from Pakistan's capital, U.S. officials said. [More]

How Did Pakistan Miss That High-Profile Hideaway?

While U.S. intelligence officials worked furiously to track Usama bin Laden, the world's most-wanted terrorist was living in a sprawling, $1 million complex surrounded by a privacy wall and security gates. He was living a short walk from a top military training center in a town about 35 miles from Pakistan's capital. [More]

Osama bin Laden corpse photo is fake

An image apparently showing a dead Osama bin Laden broadcast on Pakistani television and picked up by British newspaper websites is a fake. [More]

FBI updates 'Most Wanted' with bin Laden's death

The FBI has updated its list of Most Wanted terrorists to note that Osama bin Laden is dead. Its website — with details about bin Laden and the $27 million being offered in rewards — now includes a large red-and-white "deceased" label atop bin Laden's photograph. [More]

US used 'multiple methods' to ID body

The U.S. used multiple means to confirm the identity of Osama bin Laden during and after the firefight in which he was killed, before placing his body in the North Arabian Sea from aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier, senior U.S. officials said Monday. [More]

DNA testing confirms bin Laden death

The Obama administration used DNA testing and other means to confirm that elite American forces in Pakistan had in fact killed Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, officials said Monday, as the world absorbed the stunning news. [More]

Timeline: Bin Laden, over the years

A look back at some key moments in the life of Osama bin Laden, including attacks that he was purportedly behind and messages attributed to him. [More]

For 9/11 families, 'no such thing as closure'

The death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of American forces brings a measure of justice, the families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks say, but doesn't bring back their loved ones. [More]

Dog Submerges Herself In Bathtub To Survive Fire

A dog survived a raging house fire for six hours by hiding in a water-filled bathtub, according to firefighters. [More]

Legally blind runner wins women's marathon in Ohio

A South Carolina stay-at-home mom who's legally blind won the women's race at the 13th annual Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati on Sunday. [More]

Investigators find black box from Air France crash

Investigators have located and recovered the memory unit of the flight data recorder of a 2009 Air France flight — a remarkable deep-sea discovery they hope will explain why the aircraft went down in a remote area of the mid-Atlantic, killing all 228 people on board. [More]

Gun brought to school brings charges

An 8-year-old boy from Queens, N.Y., who took his father's loaded pistol to school and sold it to a classmate faces charges with his dad, police say. [More]

Sunday, May 1

US has killed Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was slain in his luxury hideout in Pakistan in a firefight with U.S. forces, ending a manhunt that spanned a frustrating decade. [More]

Lohan wants to end necklace theft case

Lindsay Lohan wants to enter a no contest plea to end a criminal case filed over a $2,500 necklace reported stolen, a source close to the actress said Saturday. [More]

Arab Waiter Says He Had to Change His Name From 'Mohamed' to Work at NYC's Waldorf Hotel

An Arab banquet waiter at the legendary Waldorf-Astoria hotel said he was forced to wear different name tags at work to prevent guests from being frightened by being served by someone named Mohamed, the New York Post reported Saturday. [More]

Medical Deferment Let Trump Avoid Vietnam War

After taking credit for President Obama releasing his long-form birth certificate to quell doubts about his citizenship, real estate developer Donald Trump may have to release his own records to address questions about his past. [More]

Pa. girl, 10, charged with murder in death of baby

A 10-year-old girl has been charged with third-degree murder in the shaking death of an infant in central Pennsylvania. [More]

Math genius explains $1M prize refusal

Grigory Perelman, the Russian math whiz who solved a century-old problem, said he refused a $1 million prize because he knows "how to control the universe." [More]

Letting teen drink under parent's watch backfires

A new study shows that teens who drink with an adult supervising are more likely to develop problems with alcohol than kids who aren’t allowed to touch the stuff till they hit age 21. [More]

Inmate breaks up fight between guards

A prisoner at a New York State jail reportedly lost a tooth as he tried to break up a scrap between two veteran guards fighting over a bag of chips, reports say. [More]

Helicopter crashes while filming reality TV show

A helicopter with three people onboard crashed Saturday evening in Indiana, Pennsylvania, while filming a reality show, officials said. [More]

Calif. woman outsmarts muggers

A woman escaped two would-be robbers who allegedly accosted her in the driveway of her Vallejo, Calif., home, a police spokesman said. [More]

Edwards Ordered to Testify Again in Sex-Tape Case

A North Carolina judge has ordered former presidential candidate John Edwards to answer a series of questions that he dodged in a deposition for the privacy lawsuit filed by his mistress Rielle Hunter against his former campaign aide, Andrew Young. [More]

We're all being tracked: What do we do about it?

When Sony's PlayStation disaster pushed the Apple's geolocation fiasco out of the headlines, we lost much more than 77 million accounts' worth of data. We lost a tremendous learning opportunity, a chance to focus on the greatest privacy question of our time, or perhaps any time: Should we let corporations and governments know where we are all the time? [More]

CBS reporter Lara Logan recounts assault in Egypt

CBS correspondent Lara Logan felt sure she would die while being sexually assaulted by a mob when covering the jubilation in Cairo's Tahrir Square after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, she says in an interview to be broadcast on Sunday. [More]

Sony execs apologize for network security breach

Sony executives bowed in apology Sunday for a security breach in the company's PlayStation Network that caused the loss of personal data of some 77 million accounts on the online service. [More]

Man arrested for sex 'chats' from office

Authorities said they arrested a Florida man who used his office computer to expose himself to an undercover agent posing online as a 14-year-old girl. [More]

Saturday, April 30

Texas Bill Would Make Invasive Pat-Downs a Felony

A former Miss USA's claims of being groped during a pat-down at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport could be a felony under a bill gaining momentum in the Texas Legislature. [More]

Art exhibit offers breast-milk cheese

A New York artist presenting an exhibit is inviting visitors to the gallery to eat her artistic creations - shaped cheese made from human breast milk. [More]

Files suggest elder Obama forced to leave Harvard

President Barack Obama's father was forced to leave Harvard University before completing his Ph.D. in economics because Harvard administrators "were having difficulty with his financial arrangements and couldn't seem to figure out how many wives he had." [More]

Mike Tyson Tattoo Artist Sues Warner Bros.

The man who gave Mike Tyson his distinctive facial tattoo has sued Warner Bros. over the similar-looking facial art on Ed Helms' character in the upcoming The Hangover: Part II. [More]

Royal wedding is not hit with everybody

Kid has the right idea about the royal wedding. [More]

Woman busted allegedly buying hooker for dad, 80

A woman in Tampa may have figured she'd found a better Easter gift for her elderly father than a basket of candy: a tryst with a prostitute. [More]

Man Says That Mudflap Girl Is His Mom

If you’ve driven anywhere in the past 30-odd years, chances are you’ve seen the chromed silhouette of a reclining woman affixed to the mudflaps of a big rig. She’s known far and wide as Mudflap Girl, but Ed Allen has another name for her: Mom. [More]

Man arested for sex 'chats' from office

Authorities said they arrested a Florida man who used his office computer to expose himself to an undercover agent posing online as a 14-year-old girl. [More]

Robber hands out bank loot on getaway bus

A homeless Tampa man who robbed a bank and made his getaway on a public bus decided he'd spread the wealth with some of the passengers, police said. [More]

New York third grader charged with selling loaded gun

A New York City third-grader and his father have been arrested after the boy sold a loaded 9mm pistol to a classmate for $3, police said on Friday. [More]

Armed judge ordered out of house in Fla.

Police in Florida said a neighbor's mistake led to a judge, armed with a pistol, being ordered out of a home on suspicion of being a burglar. [More]

When the cancer doctor becomes the patient

Mindy Greenstein, a psychologist who specialized in counseling people with cancer, always thought she'd be prepared for the bad news of a cancer diagnosis. She was wrong. [More]

Twister outbreak is 2nd deadliest in US history

The death toll from this week's storms rose to 343 Saturday, according to an NBC News count, making the tornado outbreak the second deadliest in U.S. history. [More]

Deadline looms for `Two and a Half Men' decision

There are 2 1/2 weeks left for Warner Bros. Television and CBS to decide the fate of "Two and a Half Men." [More]

Friday, April 29

Man Accused of Attacking Wife With Hammer While She Slept

A Massachusetts man attacked his wife with a sheetrock hammer while she was sleeping, police say. [More]

Man on bike robs drive-through

Police in Connecticut said a bicycle-riding robber threatened a clerk at a Dunkin' Donuts drive-through and pedaled away with a cash drawer. [More]

Conn. priest gets 3 years for stealing from church

A Roman Catholic priest in Connecticut has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading no contest to stealing more than $1 million in church money and spending it on male escorts and a lavish lifestyle. [More]

Woman shot in foot through floor

A Streetsboro, Ohio, woman was shot in the foot when a shotgun was fired through her apartment floor. [More]

Doctors in Trouble for Wis. Protesters' Sick Notes

Some of the doctors at the University of Wisconsin who gave out sick notes to union supporters skipping work to protest face punishment ranging from written reprimands to docked pay and loss of leadership positions. [More]

Convicted RFK assassin says girl manipulated him

Convicted assassin Sirhan Sirhan was manipulated by a seductive girl in a mind control plot to shoot Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, and his bullets did not kill the presidential candidate, lawyers for Sirhan said in new legal papers. [More]

TomTom Apologizes For Selling Speeding Data To Dutch Government

TomTom, the troubled GPS navigation device maker, was forced to quickly apologize after news reports came out about how the company had sold aggregate data on driving habits it collected from the devices to the Dutch government. [More]

Woman claims Continental lost husband's body

A woman is suing Continental Airlines, claiming that the carrier lost the remains of her common-law husband, the Monitor reports. [More]

Woman sued after elaborate online hoax

A lawsuit against a U.S. woman who perpetrated an elaborate online hoax - in which she pretended to be a volunteer firefighter and as many as 20 of his friends - will be going ahead. [More]

NYC Couple Who Split House With Wall Get Divorce

A feuding New York City couple who built a wall through the house that neither one would give up has finally been granted a divorce. [More]

What Katie Couric's likely successor will bring

The appointment five years ago of Katie Couric as evening news anchor represented a bold step, certainly something new for CBS News. Her likely successor, Scott Pelley, hearkens back to a day when CBS was the gold standard in television news. [More]

Man in cow suit steals milk

Authorities in Virginia said a man in a cow suit stole 26 gallons of milk from a Walmart and handed the jugs to passersby outside. [More]

WikiLeaks suspect to be housed with other inmates

The Army private accused of passing classified documents to WikiLeaks was cleared Thursday to live alongside other inmates at a Kansas military prison, a dramatic change from his previous quarters in a Virginia Marine Corps brig where he spent 23 hours a day alone in his cell. [More]

Obama assembles all-star cast to talk immigration

His immigration overhaul stalled, President Barack Obama is enlisting an array of voices, including Latino entertainment and media stars, to help jump-start legislation and reassure crucial but restless Hispanic voters that he has not abandoned his campaign pledge to change the law. [More]

Trump has a long history of assisting Democrats

When it comes to political contributions, Donald Trump has no problem spreading the wealth around. [More]

Thursday, April 28

25-Year-Old Man Sues Parents For Stopping Allowance

A 25-year-old man has been ordered by a judge to leave home and look for a job after he took his parents to court for stopping his allowance money. [More]

Attorney Sues After Spending Almost $19,000 at Florida Strip Club

An attorney who specializes in DUI offenses is suing a Florida strip club, claiming it got him so drunk he spent almost $19,000 on his credit card. [More]

Police inadvertently shoot dog attack victim

A woman who had escaped without serious injury from a dog attack was accidentally shot by police while she hid from the animal behind a door, police say. [More]

Parents concerned by teacher's novels

Some parents at a Pennsylvania school said they were upset to learn a high school English teacher has a second job writing erotic romance novels. [More]

Muslim Actress Reportedly Receives Threats for Playboy Pictorial

A Muslim actress has reportedly caused outrage, receiving threats for posing nude in the German edition of Playboy. [More]

247 People on Terror Watch List Bought Guns in 2010

More than 200 people suspected of ties to terrorism bought guns in the U.S. last year legally, FBI figures show. [More]

NC teacher faces sex charges after student essay

A former high school band teacher in North Carolina was arrested on sex charges after a young woman wrote in an essay in her college newspaper that he got her pregnant — and took her to get an abortion — when she was his student. [More]

High court strikes blow against class-action suits

Fine print in everyday consumer contracts can include provisions that require Americans to surrender their rights to file class-action lawsuits, the U.S Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, overturning a lower court ruling. [More]

Publisher of upcoming 'birther' book makes no apologies

The publisher of an upcoming book questioning the circumstances of President Barack Obama’s birth took credit Wednesday for fueling conspiracy theories about the president’s origins. [More]

Circumcision ban in San Francisco considered

A group opposed to male circumcision said on Tuesday they have collected more than enough signatures to qualify a proposal to ban the practice in San Francisco as a ballot measure for November elections. [More]

Family of doctor who delivered Obama 'honored'

On Wednesday, the late Honolulu obstetrician's family members were "blown away" and "honored" to learn that a newborn he delivered in 1961 was President Barack Obama — a discovery that came after the White House released a copy of the president's original birth certificate. [More]

Man drives car into Grand Canyon, survives

A man survived with injuries after driving his car over the south rim of the Grand Canyon by accident, authorities said on Wednesday. [More]

Police: Calif. Man Lived With Dead Woman for Week

A California man was found living with the badly decomposed body of a woman after neighbors called to complain of an unusual smell coming from inside the man's studio apartment, police said Wednesday. [More]

NY investigates report of police escort for Diddy

Police say the Friday night escort was requested by the hip-hop star's dry cleaner, who asked several officers before the sergeant agreed. [More]

Wedding invite list contains serious political snubs

David Beckham, Madonna's ex-husband and even the actor who played the comic character "Mr Bean" all received a much-coveted invitation to Britain's royal wedding. [More]

Body of missing Maine woman found in NH pond

The body of a missing Maine woman whose car was abandoned at a ski area with her toddler unharmed inside was recovered Wednesday from a nearby pond. [More]

New York Man Arrested Twice the Same Night on Drunk Driving Charges

A New York man was arrested twice in a matter of hours early Tuesday morning for drunk driving, state police said. [More]

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