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Woman arrested for videotaping traffic stop from her front yard

UPDATE: Charges dismissed against woman arrested while videotaping traffic stop A 28-year-old woman has been charged with obstructing governmental administration after refusing a police officer’s order to leave her front yard while she was videotaping a traffic stop. WHEC-TV reported that Emily Good of Rochester, New York filmed the police…

First mother-daughter womb transplant planned

STOCKHOLM — The world’s first mother-daughter uterus transplant could take place next year in Sweden, the head of an international research team in the western Swedish city of Gothenburg said Tuesday. “We have reached a stage where we have started to plan for a human transplant and we are investigating…

Tracy Morgan apologizes for extreme homophobic rant

Comedian Tracy Morgan apologized Friday for a comedy routine in Nashville last week that many have condemned as anti-gay. “I want to apologize to my fans and the gay & lesbian community for my choice of words at my recent stand-up act in Nashville,” Morgan said in a statement. “I’m…

Woman takes ex-boyfriend to court over his anti-abortion billboard

A New Mexico man was taken to court for harassment and violation of privacy by his ex-girlfriend for putting up a billboard that said she had an abortion against his wishes. The Associated Press reported that the billboard reads, “This Would Have Been A Picture Of My 2-Month Old Baby…

Maid’s lawyer seeks out other Strauss-Kahn victims

PARIS — The new lawyer for the maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape appealed Tuesday to “any woman” who was assaulted by the fallen IMF chief to contact him. “If there is any woman out there, whether in France or in Africa, who have been sexually assaulted or sexually…

Israel sees Syrian hand in Golan clashes, 23 dead

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel accused Syria on Monday of orchestrating lethal confrontations on the once-quiet ceasefire line between the two countries as a distraction from Damascus’s bloody crackdown on an 11-week-old revolt. Syria said 23 people, including a woman and a child, were killed and 350 wounded on Sunday when Israeli troops fired on…

Egypt to put 48 on trial for church clash

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s public prosecutor said it had referred 48 Muslims and Christians to criminal court on Saturday for their roles in sectarian violence that led to the burning of a church in the Cairo district of Imbaba on May 7. The clashes, in which 12 people were killed…

DC Comics relaunching Justice League series at issue No. 1

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – DC Comics will reset the dial by renumbering its lineup of superhero comics when it releases 52 issues tagged No. 1, starting with its famed Justice League series, the company said on Tuesday. The publisher behind Superman and Batman also plans to redesign costumes for many…

Bangladeshi woman cuts off rapist’s penis and gives it to police

DHAKA (AFP) – A 40-year-old Bangladeshi woman cut off a man’s penis during an alleged attempted rape and took it to a police station as evidence, police in a remote part of Bangladesh said Monday. The woman, a married mother of three, was attacked while she was sleeping in her…

‘Granny’ mugger strikes S. African shopping center

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – Police in South Africa are searching for an elderly woman who allegedly persuades young men at a mall to help carry heavy bags from her car, then kidnaps them from the parking lot and robs them. The woman, who works with two male accomplices, targets shoppers standing…

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