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  • Court to Rule on Wiretap in 'Too Fat to Kill' Case

    March 18, 2014 8:24 AM 18

    The “too fat to kill” defense didn't work for a Florida man convicted of murdering his son-in-law in 2006, so he appealed his conviction on the grounds that New Jersey's wiretapping law is unconstitutional. A ruling is due from New Jersey's highest court on the murder case in which the defendant claimed he was too fat to have committed the crime

  • Heiress, arts patron Rachel "Bunny" Mellon dies at 103

    March 18, 2014 4:53 AM 28

    RICHMOND, Va. - Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, a wealthy arts and fashion patron, friend of first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and political benefactor who funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to former presidential candidate John Edwards that was used to hide his mistress, died Monday. She was 103. Mellon's family and her longtime personal attorney said she died of natural

  • Calif. teen, guilty in Miss Teen USA ‘sextortion’ plot, sentenced to 18 months in prison 

    March 17, 2014 10:48 PM 207

    Jared James Abrahams, 20, admitted in November that he hacked the webcams of young women, including classmate and reigning Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf, 19, and watched them undress. The cyberperv would then take pics of the women and use them as leverage to force them to send more. A California Internet creep who ran a “sextortion” scam by hacking into the computers

  • Acampo man arrested on terrorist charge

    March 17, 2014 7:06 PM 18

    A San Joaquin County man was arrested early Monday morning near the Canadian border on a federal complaint charging him with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Nicholas Teausant, 20, of Acampo, was on his way to Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a foreign terrorist organization more widely known

  • China hits out at Malaysia for ‘contradictory’ info on MH370

    March 17, 2014 6:22 PM 103

    Relatives of those on the missing flight MH370. China has criticised Malaysia for releasing conflicting information on the missing plane. – AFP pic, March 17, 2014.Malaysia drew a fresh round of scathing criticism from China today over conflicting information on missing flight MH370, with state media and social media users voicing increasing scepticism

  • Paris smog leaves drivers desperate to get around car ban

    March 17, 2014 4:57 PM 18

    Paris enforced the most drastic traffic curbs in 20 years on Monday, fining almost 4,000 drivers who tried to dodge them, but stopping at a single day of restrictions as cooler weather brought relief from pollution. Transport chiefs made public transport free in the French capital, while drivers with even-numbered licence plates were told to leave their

  • Teens face child porn charges following alleged sexting incidents

    March 17, 2014 3:45 PM 30

    Two Oxford County teens face child porn charges after allegedly sharing nude photos of a 13-year-old girl. According to Oxford County OPP, police were contacted by a county resident with concerns that photos of the girl were being stored and shared via mobile devices. Both are charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, while the 14-year-old

  • Military rejected Canada Day Afghan tribute, citing concerns of ‘militarization’

    March 17, 2014 1:27 PM 57

    03/17/2014 07:54 AM Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press Military planners have treaded delicately on how best to remind the country of the sacrifices of Canadian Forces members in Afghanistan, raising concerns about potential political and public sensitivities, newly released documents show. That led military brass to ultimately recommend abandoning

  • Officials: Car bomb kills at least five at Libya army base

    March 17, 2014 11:56 AM 18

    A car bomb exploded outside a Libyan army base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding others, hospital sources and a security official said. A hospital official in Benghazi said the five were killed when the bomb exploded as people were leaving a graduation ceremony for officers in the army, Reuters reported

  • Parades, races honoring St. Patrick's Day in Bay City, Detroit take place in deep freeze

    March 17, 2014 9:17 AM 40

    BAY CITY, Michigan — St. Patrick's Day revelers in Michigan have faced a test of their hardiness as temperatures mainly in the teens greet those marking the annual celebration of the Irish saint. Michigan temperatures were mainly in the teens Sunday at the start of parades in Bay City and Detroit. An organizer tells The Bay City Times that about 5,500 people