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Man faced 15 years in prison for recording police officer

An Illinois man faces a felony and up to 15 years in prison for recording a traffic stop using his cell phone. Illinois has one of the most restrictive eavesdropping laws in the country. Someone recording audio must have the permission of everyone being recorded. “I’m in a private car…

Man wins right to wear pasta strainer on head in driver’s license photo

VIENNA — Pasta strainers are now considered suitable religious headgear in Austria … at least as far as the transport authorities are concerned. Three years after applying for a new driver’s licence, an Austrian man has finally received the laminated card. And the picture shows him sporting an upturned pasta…

Man arrested in Essex over Lulz hacking attacks

LONDON — Police working with the FBI have arrested a 19-year-old man over attacks by the Lulz Security hacking group on the websites of the CIA, US Senate, Sony and others, Scotland Yard said on Tuesday. The man was arrested on Monday night at a house in Wickford, Essex, over…

Man in custody over suspicious car near Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Authorities closed several major highways around the Pentagon and took a man into custody on Friday after discovering a suspicious package inside a car, police said. Officials could not confirm local media reports that the package inside the vehicle resembled a bomb. Reports said a police bomb…

Man files suit after ‘terrifying’ FBI raid on wrong house

A Bellevue, Pennsylvania man is suing a dozen FBI agents for allegedly violating his and his family’s constitutional rights when their home was wrongfully raided by agents wielding assault rifles. The Pittsburg Tribune-Review reported that FBI agents used a battering ram to enter Gary Adams’ rented home in search of…

Man beheads British woman in Tenerife supermarket

MADRID (Reuters) – A British woman was decapitated in a supermarket on the Spanish resort island of Tenerife on Friday by a man who then fled into the street grasping her head, the local emergency services said. The mayor of the town of Arona, quoted by Spanish media, said the…

Man jailed for smuggling Chinese anti-aircraft missiles into US

LOS ANGELES — A US man was jailed for 25 years on Monday for smuggling goods including surface-to-air missiles from China in the first conviction under a 2004 anti-terrorism law, officials said. Yi Qing Chen was convicted last October on charges of smuggling drugs and counterfeit cigarettes as well as…

Man goes without pulse for 96 minutes — and lives

A 54-year-old man who collapsed and was without a pulse for 96 minutes was successfully resuscitated and shows no neurological symptoms or other consequences of the hour and a half he spent as a dead man, the Mayo Clinic reported. Emergency workers used defibrillators and CPR on the man, who…

Man who tried to hijack Italian plane overpowered

ROME (Reuters) – A man who tried to hijack a Paris-Rome flight Sunday and take it toLibya was overpowered by cabin crew during the flight and arrested when the plane arrived in Rome, Italian news reports said. The Ansa and Agi news agencies said the man was in a very confused state…

Man admits to killing spree, murdered 10 with a hammer

A man in China has admitted using a hammer to kill 10 people including his father, wife and son after he was refused a loan to prop up his struggling business, state media said Saturday. Zhou Yuxin, 33, said he also wanted to kill his father-in-law after he called Zhou…

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