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James ‘Whitey’ Bulger found guilty on 31 of 32 counts of murder, racketeering and conspiracy

BOSTON (Reuters) – James “Whitey” Bulger, once the most feared mobster in Boston, on Monday was found guilty of 31 out of 32 criminal counts contained in a sweeping murder and racketeering indictment. But jurors found that prosecutors had proven their case against Bulger on only 11 of the 19…

Bradley Manning’s lawyer: Showed signs of being unfit to serve before leaks

By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier convicted for giving classified documents to the WikiLeaks website, exhibited behavior that could have served as a warning he was unsuitable to serve abroad as an intelligence analyst, his lawyer said in court on Monday. As the…

Doctors recommend Prozac, not Pepto, for children with chronic stomach pains

(Reuters) – Children with chronic or recurring stomach pain without a clear medical explanation were also more likely to have an anxiety disorder than those without stomach problems, in a new study. By the time kids with stomach pain reached age 20, just over half had had symptoms of an…

Eccentric Beijing resident builds rock villa atop apartment skyscraper

An eccentric Beijing resident has built a huge house among what looks like a pile of rocks dotted with trees on top of a 26-storey apartment block in the capital, reports said Monday. Neighbours have complained about China’s latest architectural oddity, which covers more than 1,000 square metres (10,000 square…

Aging Chinese apologize for the ‘evils’ of the Cultural Revolution

As a teenager radicalised by China’s Cultural Revolution, Zhang Hongbing denounced his mother to the authorities. Two months later a firing squad shot her dead. Now after more than 40 years of mounting guilt, Zhang has ruffled the silence that cloaks China’s decade of turmoil with a public confession. Such…

White-collar fraud expert proves ‘mortgage-backed securities’ neither mortgage-backed nor secure

Obama’s recent proposal to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and give the private sector a monopoly on issuing mortgage-backed securities came under fresh scrutiny on Monday after previously-sealed court documents in USA et al v. American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc et al revealed that many mortgage-backed security issuers…

Pixar alters ‘Finding Nemo’ sequel plot after Sea World’s fight over killer whale documentary

Disney-owned studio said to have altered movie storyline after claims made in Blackfish over deaths at SeaWorld The Disney-owned animation studio Pixar has taken the rare step of changing the plot of its forthcoming sequel to the 2003 blockbuster Finding Nemo, according to a New York Times report, following claims about a US marine…

African-American Orioles baseball player: San Francisco fan threw a banana at me

MLB O's Jones: Fan threw banana at me (via Fox Sports) Updated Aug 12, 2013 9:52 AM ET   Center fielder Adam Jones had a busy day Sunday at AT&T Park in San Francisco, driving in four runs — including a three-run homer — in the Orioles’ 10-2 drubbing of the…

Florida woman shot at Starbucks by friend who forgot gun was in her purse

Police say a loaded handgun in a Florida woman’s purse accidentally discharged when she dropped it in a St. Petersberg’s Starbucks on Saturday. The bullet from 51-year-old Pamela Beck’s gun struck her friend, 38-year-old Amie Peterson, above the knee. The wound was not serious and Peterson was released from the…

Right-wing French air force officer arrested over planned Ramadan mosque attack

Sergeant remanded in custody accused of planning to attack Lyon mosque as worshippers celebrated end of Ramadan A French air force officer said to hold extreme rightwing views has been accused of planning to attack a mosque as worshippers celebrated the end of Ramadan. The 23-year-old sergeant, who has not…

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