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  • ‘Baby Doe’ Murder: Mother’s Boyfriend Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing Toddler Found in Trash Bag

    Michael McCarthy was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with parole eligibility in 20 years for the murder of Bella Bond, the 2-year-old girl whose body was found in a trash bag near Boston two years ago. McCarthy, the one-time boyfriend of the girl’s mother, Rachelle Bond, was found guilty Monday of second-degree murder in a trial that lasted about a month. Prosecutors said McCarthy killed Bella and said she was a “demon,” and then went on a heroin binge […]

  • Michael Bond, Paddington Bear Creator, Dies at 91

    The author Michael Bond, creator of the hugely popular children’s character Paddington Bear, has died at the age of 91. Bond died at home on Tuesday following a short illness, his publisher HarperCollins announced Wednesday in a statement on Facebook, calling him a “giant of children’s literature.” Bond was born in Berkshire, England in 1926 and began writing in 1945, after serving in World War II. He was working as a cameraman for the BBC when he came up with […]

  • TSA Agents Find Massive Live Lobster in Checked Luggage at Boston Airport

    Transportation Security Administration agents got a surprise when they stopped an unusual passenger this week at Boston’s Logan International Airport: a 20-pound lobster, alive in a checked bag. TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy tweeted a photo Monday of the massive crustacean. “.@TSA officers are skilled at screening all sorts of items in checked baggage…including this 20+ pound lobster at @BostonLogan,” he wrote. .@TSA officers are skilled at screening all sorts of items in checked baggage…including this 20+ pound lobster at @BostonLogan […]

  • Couple Sought After Georgia Restaurant Owner, Teen Daughter Brutally Beaten Over Cold Chicken

    Cold chicken and a dearth of french fries apparently triggered the beating of a restauranteur and her teenage daughter, and now police are searching for two suspects seen on surveillance video carrying out the attack. Nathaniel Eric Smith and Latasha Smith are wanted by police in Baxley, Georgia, for aggravated battery and cruelty to children, Police Chief James Godfrey told CNN affiliate WTOC. “Camera surveillance footage … tells it all,” he said. “I mean, it’s just brutality.” The customers became […]

  • Rep. Chaffetz Proposes $2,500 Housing Stipend for Members of Congress: D.C. ‘Is One of the Most Expensive Places in the World’

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz thinks members of Congress should receive a housing stipend, saying in an interview that Washington “is one of the most expensive places in the world” as he pointed to “dozens” of members who live out of their offices. “I think a $2,500 housing allowance would be appropriate and a real help to have at least a decent quality of life in Washington if you’re going to expect people to spend hundreds of nights a year here,” the […]

  • Sarah Palin Sues New York Times for Defamation; Seeks More Than $75,000 in Damages

    Sarah Palin has sued The New York Times for defamation. The former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate filed a lawsuit against the Times on Tuesday alleging that a recent editorial falsely portrayed her as responsible for inciting the 2011 shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords. “Today, Sarah Palin took a stand against The New York Times Company by filing a lawsuit which seeks to hold The Times accountable for stating that Governor Palin is part of a ‘sickeningly familiar […]

  • New Island Appears Off Coast of North Carolina

    North Carolina’s Cape Hatteras National Seashore has always been stunning, but now there’s a new wonder for visitors to explore. A new island has appeared in the ocean almost overnight. Spotted by eagle-eyed locals on the ground — and photographed by Chad Koczera — the sandbank has grown from tiny isle to large land mass. Now visitors are braving the waters to explore this new addition to the shoreline. “Shelly island” Some have nicknamed the isle “Shelly island,” visitor Janice […]

  • Congress Readies North Korean Travel Ban Following Death of Otto Warmbier

    Congress plans to take up new legislation as soon as next month to implement a ban on travel to North Korea by US citizens following Otto Warmbier’s death after he was imprisoned by North Korea for 17 months. The House foreign affairs committee will mark up a bipartisan bill that would outlaw most US travel to North Korea for five years. The legislation would ban tourism travel altogether and require US citizens who do visit the country to get a […]

  • Woman Delays Flight in China With ‘Lucky’ Coin-Throw Into Engine

    Bad weather, crowded skies and military drills…and now add coin-tossing to the growing list of reasons for China’s notorious flight delays. Police took away an 80-year-old woman Tuesday after fellow passengers reported that she was throwing coins at the plane during boarding of China Southern Airlines flight CZ380 on the tarmac of Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport. “The passenger, surnamed Qiu, who has no prior criminal record or mental health issues, claimed she tossed coins as a prayer for a safe […]