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Feature: Anti-equality campaigner comes out in favor of same-sex marriage, blasts former colleagues

Six years ago, Louis Marinelli sat down in his dorm room at the University of Northern Iowa and, as many college students do, started a Facebook group. “Protect Marriage: One Man, One Woman,” he named it, then watched it grow to more than 280,000 contributing members. A few years later,…

Man detained in Ohio for LA synagogue blast: FBI

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A man believed to be the suspect wanted over an explosion outside a Los Angeles-area synagogue last week was arrested in Ohio, reportedly on his way to New York, the FBI said. Ron Hirsch, described as “extremely dangerous,” had boarded a Greyhound bus bound for the…

Man says 1-year-old daughter’s overdose accidental

DENVER (Reuters) – A Colorado man charged in the overdose death of his one-year-old daughter said the girl ingested the painkiller oxycodone after he lost one of the pills, according to an arrest warrant affidavit released on Friday. Manuel Angel Rivera told investigators with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office that…

Man arrested in hacker stock fraud scheme

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US authorities Monday arrested and charged a Texas man accused of masterminding a scheme using a Russian hacker and an email spam campaign to pump up the value of fledgling companies, the Justice Department said. Christopher Rad, 42, of Cedar Park, Texas, was arrested by FBI agents…

Man held in Scotland over Stockholm bombing: police

LONDON — British police said Tuesday they had arrested a 30-year-old foreign national in Scotland in connection with a suicide bombing in Stockholm in December. The man was detained in a dawn raid in Glasgow on suspicion of “aiding terrorist activities” abroad, police said. Officers were also thought to be…

Man opens fire on bus of US soldiers at Frankfurt Airport

DEVELOPING… A bus transporting US soldiers to Frankfurt Airport was attacked Wednesday by a gunman who shot and killed at least two, according to published reports. A US soldier and the bus driver were among the dead, they added, and another two were serious injured. The shooting took place near…

Man jailed after filming himself driving 140 mph

PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) – A man who filmed the speedometer of his car while driving more than 140 miles per hour so he could post it on YouTube, ended up in jail on Saturday and the video confiscated, police said. Stanislav Vadimovich Bakanov was pulled over by police on Oregon…

Man says ex-CIA agent Posada gave him explosives for hotel bombing

In an exclusive interview Tuesday, a Salvadoran man told The Associated Press that a former CIA operative gave him powerful explosives and cash to carry out a 1997 hotel bombing in Cuba. Otto Rene Rodriguez said that he was given C-4 explosives and $2,000 by Luis Posada Carriles to enable…

Man claims Glaxo drug made him ‘gay sex addict’

A French father-of-two is to take GlaxoSmithKline to court on Tuesday, alleging the British firm’s drug to treat Parkinson’s disease turned him into a gay sex and gambling addict. The 51-year-old’s lawyers say their client’s behaviour changed radically after he was first administered the drug in 2003 for the illness,…

Man busted with explosives outside Michigan mosque

A 63-year-old man arrested with illegal fireworks outside a Detroit-area mosque reportedly threatened to do harm to a mosque ahead of his arrest, news reports indicate. Roger Stockham of California remained in custody Sunday after being arrested last Monday outside Dearborn’s Islamic Center of America, one of the country’s largest…

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