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Casey Anthony gets four year sentence for lying, to be released July 13

ORLANDO, Fla (Reuters) – A Florida judge on Thursday sentenced Casey Anthony to four years in jail for lying to police after her daughter disappeared, but she will be released from custody next week after getting credit for time served and good behavior. Court officials said Anthony, 25, will be let out…

Casey Anthony to be sentenced for lying about child’s death

ORLANDO, Fla (Reuters) – A Florida judge will decide on Thursday whether Casey Anthony remains behind bars or leaves jail a free woman. Casey was acquitted on Tuesday of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008 but faces possible jail time for lying to police during the investigation. Each of the four…

Tsunami warning for New Zealand after 7.7 quake

A tsunami warning was issued for New Zealand and Tonga after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off the coast of the Kermadec Islands at 7:03 a.m. local time Thursday (3:03 p.m. ET Wednesday.) The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) initially reported the quake had a magnitude of 7.9, but that was…

UK Prime Minister Cameron backs call for investigation of newspaper’s phone-hacking scandal

Prime Minister David Cameron backed calls for a public inquiry into phone-hacking by the News of the World on Wednesday, amid claims that it targeted relatives of murdered children and victims of the London bombings. But he said police should first complete their investigations into “absolutely disgusting” claims about the…

South Korea’s Pyeongchang wins vote to stage 2018 Games

IOC President Jacques Rogge announced Pyeongchang’s victory at the IOC’s session in Durban. It will be the first time a Korean city has staged the Winter Games and only the third time it will have been held in Asia. “This is one of the happiest days for our country, our…

White House: Iraq has little time to request troops stay

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Tuesday said time was running short for Iraq to issue a request for U.S. troops to stay in the country beyond the end of this year. “We are waiting … to see whether or not the Iraqi government makes a request of us.…

Gum disease can delay pregnancy for months

STOCKHOLM — Women who wish to fall pregnant should be advised to brush their teeth and floss regularly as gum disease affects chances of conception, a fertility conference in Stockholm was told on Tuesday. Periodontal disease can delay the time it takes to conceive by two months on average, an…

NYC pet stores ban drunk people from purchasing puppies

Pet stores in New York City’s West Village are taking measures to stop drunk people from buying and handling puppies, NYC news site DNAinfo reported Tuesday. Fernanda Moritz, manager of a store called Le Petite Puppy, said the store has a new rule that passers-by may not buy or hold…

Pressure on Murdoch over new phone hacking allegation

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron condemned the alleged hacking of a murdered schoolgirl’s voicemail by the News of the World, part of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, as the scandal closed in on a top News Corp executive and Murdoch protegee. That the prime minister should find time…

Fresh rape attempt charge hits Strauss-Kahn

A fresh attempted rape suit against former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn threatened Tuesday to wreck his hopes of returning to frontline French politics if acquitted at his New York trial. Tristane Banon, 32, planned to lodge “a complaint for attempted rape” around eight years ago against Strauss-Kahn with French prosecutors…

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