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Bonnie and Clyde guns up for auction

Concealed handguns carried by infamous outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow when they were fatally ambushed in Louisiana in 1934 are coming up for auction in New England. Parker’s Colt Detective Special .38 revolver and Barrow’s Colt Model 1911 Government Model semi-automatic pistol are the marquee items going on the…

Letterman sparks fury over ‘Dark Knight’ spoiler

US talk show host David Letterman triggered online wrath from movie fans Friday, after apparently giving away a key plot twist in the new “Dark Knight” movie. While those who don’t want to know the ending can choose not to read stories about it — including this one — fans…

Peregrine chief arrested for lying to regulators

The head of collapsed US futures broker Peregrine Financial Group was arrested Friday on criminal charges, days after he apparently attempted suicide and confessed to fraud in a signed statement. Russell Wasendorf, the sole owner and chief executive of Iowa-based PFG, admitted in the suicide note that he had embezzled…

Ancient pre-Inca tomb found in northern Peru

Archeologists said Friday they have discovered a tomb about 1,200 years old, from the pre-Inca Sican era, in northern Peru. Human remains and jewelry were found July 4 along with the tomb, likely that of a member of the aristocracy of the Sican or Lambayeque elite, head researcher Carlos Wester…

400,000 told to evacuate in Japan deluge

About 400,000 people were ordered or advised to leave their homes in southwest Japan Saturday as heavy rain pounded the area for a third day leaving 29 dead or missing, officials and media said. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned of more landslides and floods on the main southern island of…

Wikipedia hits defining moment in social Web era

Wikipedia, the public knowledge website, is more than a decade old and remains among the top 10 Internet sites in the world, but some say it is becoming old and dowdy. Others want to keep it that way. At the “Wikimania” event held in Washington over the past week, several…

Sylvester Stallone ‘devastated’ by son’s death

Hollywood A-lister Sylvester Stallone was described as “devastated” after his 36-year-old son Sage, also an actor, was found dead, reportedly following a drug overdose. Sage Moonblood Stallone, who appeared in the 1990 film “Rocky V” as Rocky Balboa Jr, the son of his father’s title character, was found dead at…

George Zimmerman wants a new judge

MIAMI — A Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who shot an unarmed black teen to death on Friday requested that a new judge preside over his murder trial, accusing the current judge of bias against him. The State Attorney’s Office quickly objected to the motion filed by attorneys for George Zimmerman,…

Hollywood producer Richard Zanuck dead at 77

LOS ANGELES — Oscar-winning US film producer Richard Zanuck, famous for films including “Jaws,” “Driving Miss Daisy” and a string of Tim Burton movies, died Friday aged 77, his publicist said. The Hollywood veteran, son of Twentieth Century Fox mogul Darryl F. Zanuck, worked with Burton on films from 2001′s…

Visa, MasterCard to pay over $6 billion to merchants in swipe fees case

WASHINGTON — Credit card giants Visa and MasterCard agreed Friday to pay more than $6 billion to millions of merchants which had sued them for allegedly fixing card-use fees. In a negotiated settlement to resolve the seven-year-old case, Visa agreed to pay $4.03 billion to settle the class-action lawsuit while…

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