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Judge allegedly falls asleep during child rape trial

An investigation has been launched following claims a judge fell asleep in court, causing a child rape trial to be halted.<p>The Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO) confirmed it was looking into the allegation against Recorder Philip Cattan, who was presiding over a trial at Manchester crown …

Pot seen as reason for rise in Denver homeless

DENVER (AP) — Officials at some Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger …

Nissan expands recall prompted by faulty air bag

NEW YORK (AP) — Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry.<p>…

Study: Watching TV after work makes you feel like a loser

It seems natural to reach for the remote to take a breather after a taxing day of conference calls and TPS reports, but a new study warns that especially work-weary folks who flick on the TV or play video games may feel incredibly guilty and like failures afterward, reports the <i>Independent</i>.<p>Instead …

Clarification: Fast Food Workers-Convention story

VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) — In a story July 26, The Associated Press reported that Latoya Caldwell, a mother of four from Kansas City, Missouri, who …

Beach Blanket Ban: Oregon Proposes No-Smoking Rule for Coast

Smoking along all of Oregon’s more than 360 miles of Pacific coastline would be banned under a proposal by the state Parks and Recreation Department. A ban on smoking in state parks, except in vehicles, campsites and some designated areas, was approved in February, and the state has begun warning …

Butts

A Surprising Number Of Harvard Grads Admit They Have Cheated

Seniors' evaluations of other students suggest that the actual number may be much higher.<p>On average, those surveyed guessed that "53 percent of their peers had cheated on a homework assignment, 32 percent on a paper or take-home exam, and 14 percent on an in-class exam."<p>On May 6, the school adopted …

College & University

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Pope Renews Attack on Mafia in Polluted Region of Italy

ROME — Pope Francis called for nature to be protected from criminal abuse on Saturday during a visit in the southern Italian town of Caserta, near Naples, in a region long blighted by illegal toxic waste dumps and the pervasive grip of the Camorra mafia.<p>During a televised open air mass before …

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'Spider-Man' arrested for slugging cop in Times Square after asked to stop harassing tourists

A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.<p>Junior Bishop, 25, of Brooklyn, was charged with assaulting an officer, resisting arrest and criminal mischief.<p>The New York Police Department said the officer …

Detroit not alone in shutting off water for unpaid bills

Detroit has drawn fire from all over the world for shutting off water to customers delinquent on their bills, but the city isn't unique. Cities across the country do it also.<p>In Michigan, Hamtramck, Warren, Pontiac, Eastpointe, Romulus and other cities have shut off delinquent customers as a way to …

New York Court Rules Spanking Children Is A "Reasonable Use Of Force"

A four-judge panel in New York unanimously found that a father who spanked his young son was in the right.<p>A ruling last Wednesday from the state Appellate Division found that the spanking "was a reasonable use of force," despite a family court judge determining last year that the father had abused …

Domestic Violence

New technique could boost internet speeds tenfold

The problem with TCP/IP<p>Data is sent over the internet in "packets," or small chunks of digital information. The exact format of the packets and the …

Extracted

Anna Paquin Bisexuality: Why She Won’t Stop Talking About Being Bi

Anna Paquin has long been a crusader against stereotypes for the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender community. The “True Blood” star, 31, has publicly …

BuzzFeed sacks editor Benny Johnson over plagiarism

The news and entertainment website BuzzFeed has fired one of its most prominent writers for plagarism after finding he had copied sentences and phrases "word for word" from other sites.<p>BuzzFeed's editor-in-chief, Ben Smith, issued a statement announcing that Benny Johnson, the viral politics …

Susan Sarandon Reveals Affair with David Bowie: 'That Was a Really Interesting Period'

Costarring in 1983’s horror movie <i>The Hunger</i> left Susan Sarandon and David Bowie hungry … for each other.<p>In a new interview with The Daily Beast, the …

David Bowie

First Footage Of 'Batman V Superman' And Wonder Woman Costume Unveiled At Comic Con

The wait is over, as fans were treated to a surprise courtesy of Warner Bros. today during the Hall H panel at San Diego Comic Con. While no official <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> panel was officially scheduled, we all knew it was coming, so the only question was how much we’d see.<p>Warner did …

Jenny McCarthy: I Never Criticized Cousin Melissa Over Her Weight

Jenny McCarthy has nothing but love for her family – and that includes Melissa McCarthy.<p>According to the <i>View</i> cohost, reports that she has criticized …

Jenny McCarthy

Martin Tahse dies at 84; TV producer of 'ABC Afterschool Specials'

Martin Tahse, a stage and television producer best known for his work on "ABC Afterschool Specials" and other programs aimed at young audiences, died July 1 in a nursing home in Los Angeles. The cause was complications of Parkinson's disease, said his friend, Michael Vodde. Tahse was 84.<p>Tahse was a …

Bergdahl’s Bitter Homecoming: The Psychological Cost of War

According to reports, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has not yet contacted his family. That seems strange to most, but the reintegration process after war (and …

Colleges woo Native Americans with new programs

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Elijah Watson knows he wants to go to college. He also knows that it will be difficult to leave home on the Navajo …

Former Public Transit Bus Converted Into Mobile Shower For Homeless In San Francisco | Fox News

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A nonprofit group is taking a novel approach to helping the homeless in San Francisco with a new bus that allows them to take a shower.<p>The former public transit bus has been outfitted with two full private bathrooms and offers hot showers, clean toilets, shampoo, soap and …