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Boy throwing rocks at car hit by crossbow

San Diego police say a 16-year-old boy throwing rocks at a sport utility vehicle was struck by a crossbow arrow fired by a passenger.

Facing foreclosure, dad abandons son with PlayStation at neighbors house and flees

A father accused of abandoning his 11-year-old son because his home was in foreclosure has been arrested in a small coastal town in central California and now faces extradition back to Minnesota.


Teen girl paralyzed, 10 others wounded after shooting at party advertised as 'Drama free' online

Erik Badia, Alex Christodoulides and Bob Kappstatter New York Daily News 29.08.2011
Teen girl paralyzed, 10 others wounded after shooting at party advertised as 'Drama free' online

A Queens party advertised on Facebook and Twitter as "Drama Free" turned into a shooting gallery early Saturday. Eleven young people were shot, including a teenage girl left paralyzed, when a gunman opened fire into the crowd.

Mexico offers $2.4m reward in deadly casino arson that killed 52

KATHERINE CORCORAN and PORFIRIO IBARRA RAMIREZ San Francisco Chronicle 27.08.2011
Mexico offers $2.4m reward in deadly casino arson that killed 52

President Felipe Calderon declared three days of mourning Friday following the arson of a casino by presumed drug traffickers that killed 52, calling those responsible "true terrorists."


Mother throws disabled 7-month-old  infant off fourth story hospital garage

The husband of a woman accused of tossing her disabled 7-month-old son off the fourth story of a hospital parking structure said Wednesday that his wife suffered from postpartum depression and he doesn't blame her for her actions.

Jury sides with doctor who cut off part of man's penis

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. — Jurors rejected a truck driver’s claim for $16 million in damages after part of his penis was amputated because they believed the doctor saved the man’s life, the jury forewoman said in an interview Wednesday.


Two cousins charged with starting largest ever Arizona wildfire

Two cousins who allegedly left a campfire unattended have been charged with starting Arizona's largest ever wildfire that torched more than 800 square miles of wilderness before it was contained. prosecutors said on Wednesday.

16-Year-Old Arrested For Raping 68-Year-Old At Chicago Train Station

A 16-year-old has been charged in the rape of a 68-year-old woman at a Gary train station earlier this month.


Strauss-Kahn criminal sexual assault case dropped

Joseph Ax and Daniel Trotta Yahoo! News Canada 24.08.2011
Strauss-Kahn criminal sexual assault case dropped

A New York judge dropped all criminal sexual assault charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Tuesday, leaving him free to return to France and rebuild a shattered career.

Jobless bank robber says he "stole to survive"

A jobless man accused of robbing a dozen banks across the Phoenix valley told investigators he did it to survive and that "desperation was a great motivator," authorities said on Tuesday.


Woman 'encouraged husband to have sex with 12-year-old girl so that she would get pregnant and they could claim more benefits'

A woman encouraged her husband to have sex with a 12-year-old girl so that she would get pregnant and they could claim extra cash benefits.Alicia Bouchard even sat and watched while her 26-year-old husband had sex with the underage girl at their F...

Prosecutors File Motion to Drop DSK Charges, Saying Evidence Does Not Establish Her Claims

Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz | NBC New York 23.08.2011
Prosecutors File Motion to Drop DSK Charges, Saying Evidence Does Not Establish Her Claims

Prosecutors filed a motion on Monday to dismiss all charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, stating that the Manhattan maid who accused him of sexual assault had told so many lies that her story could no longer be considered reliable.


Sex-assault case against former IMF chief to be dropped

WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM, JOHN ELIGON and JIM DWYER The Seattle Times 22.08.2011
Sex-assault case against former IMF chief to be dropped

Three months after authorizing Dominique Strauss-Kahn's swift indictment after his arrest on sexual-assault charges, the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr., has decided to ask a judge to dismiss the case, a person briefed on the matter s...

Police scramble to fight flash-mob mayhem

This week in Germantown, Maryland, it took less than a minute for a flash mob of teenagers to descend on a 7-Eleven, ransack shelves and make off with hundreds of dollars worth of stuff. It's going to take much longer for police in Montgomery Coun...


2 Drunken Driving Arrests For Maryland Mom In 3 Hours

A Salisbury woman has been arrested twice in three hours on drunken driving charges, and police say she had her 4-year-old daughter with her the second time.

Woman Arrested After Stabbing Lizard: Cops

Deputies arrested a San Carlos woman who allegedly stabbed a bearded dragon lizard during an argument with the pet's owner early Saturday morning, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.


Police find two dozen stolen tombstones at California home

Deputies searching a suspected California meth house found some two dozen granite tombstones stolen from local cemeteries in the backyard, a San Bernardino County Sheriff's spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

Obama "Hope" Artist Shepard Fairey beaten up after spat over controversial Danish mural

Xan Brooks, Dominic Rushe, Lars Eriksen The Guardian 17.08.2011
Obama "Hope" Artist Shepard Fairey beaten up after spat over controversial Danish mural

When graffiti artist Shepard Fairey turned his talents to US politics, his reward was international acclaim and a letter of thanks from Barack Obama. When he employed a similar tactic in Denmark, however, the response proved altogether less edifyi...


Man shot dead after Pennsylvania Facebook hit allegations

London Eley and Timothy Bynum insist they were just blowing off steam when they posted a Facebook exchange about a plot to kill the father of Eley's baby. But target Corey White's family saw the posts this spring and called police. A Philadelphia ...

Boy Killed Great-Grandma With Sword, Also Wounded His Grandmother

A Georgia teen killed his great-grandmother and wounded his grandmother with a sword before cops took him down with a stun gun, officials said.



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