Abortions Of Female Fetuses Creating Widening Gender Imbalance In India
September 18 2012 12:12 PM EDT
The high abortion rate of female fetuses has led to a dramatic gender imbalance in India ? over the fifty-year period from 1961 to 2011, the number of girls born per 1,000 boys plunged from 976 to 914, according to the census.
Mexican Prison Break Near US Border
September 18 2012 9:25 AM EDT
Over 130 inmates have escaped from a Mexican prison in Peidras, located across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas. Mexican authorities have undertaken a massive manhunt, while U.S. authorities are closely monitoring the border to assist in the recapture of any prisoners that try to cross.
Ronald Post: Death Row Convict Says He is Too Fat To Be Executed
September 18 2012 4:42 AM EDT
An Ohio convict, sentenced to death by lethal injection early next year, has requested that his execution be delayed, arguing that he is to obese to be executed.
Coca Leaf Production Drops Off In Bolivia, U.N. Report Finds
September 17 2012 5:04 PM EDT
Cultivation of the coca leaf, which provides the main ingredient for cocaine production, has dropped off 12 percent, according to a U.N. report.
Former French Oil Executive Extradited To Togo, Faces Fraud Charges
September 17 2012 11:51 AM EDT
The former CEO of French oil corporation Elf Aquitaine, Loik Le Floch-Prigent, has been extradited from the Ivory Coast to Togo on charges relating to a $48 million fraud scheme. The funds in question were contained in a Togolese bank account belonging to the former military ruler of the Ivory Coast, Robert Guei, who was killed in 2002. Le Floch-Prigent had previously been convicted in France for embezzlement of hundres of millions of dollars in public funds during his time as head of Elf.
Kate Middleton Topless Photos: Legal Firm Representing Royal Couple Working For Free
September 17 2012 11:01 AM EDT
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will not have to spend a pound in their litigation against the French magazine, Closer, which published topless photos of Kate Middleton, sparking outrage in the UK and elsewhere.
Kate Middleton Topless Photos: Legal Action Taken in France, But Italian and Irish Magazines Also Print Pictures
September 17 2012 9:58 AM EDT
Attorneys from Britain?s Royal Family have initiated legal action against the French magazine that printed topless photos of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.
Jeffrey MacDonald Murder Case To Start New Trial Monday, Ex-Army Captain Maintains His Innocence 33 Years Later
September 17 2012 9:50 AM EDT
Jeffrey MacDonald, the man convicted in the 1970 murder of his pregnant wife and two daughters, is getting another shot at innocence on Monday.
Malware Infects PCs Even Before They Reach Retail Shops, Says Microsoft Study (VIDEO)
September 16 2012 6:22 AM EDT
A new study conducted by Microsoft dubbed Operation b70, from Aug. 2011, shows that several computers carry malware installed in the factory, BBC News reported.
Amazon Sales Now Taxable In California
September 15 2012 11:00 AM EDT
Amazon's sales tax exemption in California expired at midnight Saturday. The mammoth online retailer had cut a deal with state lawmakers last year, but the free ride is now over.
Apple Store Theft Captured On Video As Robbers Drive Car Through Entrance At Mall
September 14 2012 9:59 PM EDT
Amazing security camera footage has captured several theieves ramming a BMW into an Apple Store in order to steal iPhones. The Apple Store theft occurred on September 6, as the driver slammed his car into the electronics store and an accomplice loaded a bag with phones.
Apple Wins Judgment Vs. Samsung In International Patent Dispute
September 14 2012 4:12 PM EDT
A judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission found that Apple hadn?t violated any of Samsung?s patent rights for products designed into the iPhone and iPad product lines. Last month, a jury in U.S. District Court in San Jose, Calif., determined Samsung had infringed upon Apple?s patents and awarded the Cupertino, Calif., company $1.05 billion in compensation.
Kate Middleton Topless Photos: First Lady Of France Shares Her Pain
September 14 2012 12:27 PM EDT
The First Lady of France, Valerie Trierweiler, won damages against a French magazine that published photos of her wearing a bikini on a beach. Perhaps Kate Middleton -- who has suffered the indignity of having topless photos of herself printed in France -- could take some inspiration from this.
Michael Eugene Brewster, Alleged 'Bucket List Bandit,' Captured In Oklahoma City [PHOTO]
September 14 2012 11:29 AM EDT
Multiple news outlets are reporting that authorities have captured a suspect dubbed the "Bucket List Bandit." The bandit is believed to be responsible for bank robberies in nine states and has been arrested in Oklahoma City.
Kate Middleton Topless Photos: Royals May Sue French Publication Closer
September 14 2012 9:50 AM EDT
The British Royal Family is outraged by a French magazine called Closer's decision to publish topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. Kate and her husband, The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, may take legal action, citing a breach of privacy laws.
Peregrine Financial's Wasendorf To Be Freed After Guilty Plea
September 13 2012 8:00 PM EDT
Peregrine Financial Group Chief Executive Russell Wasendorf Sr., who has confessed to stealing more than $100 million from his futures brokerage's clients, will be released from jail after he pleads guilty on Monday to mail fraud, lying to regulators and embezzling customer money, according to a judge's order.
Judge Nixes New Powers For US Government To Indefinitely Detain Terror Suspects
September 13 2012 2:54 PM EDT
A judge backs plaintiffs who said the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 could lead to their being indefinitely detained, dealing a blow to the Obama administration.
Steve Wozniak, Apple Co-Founder, On iPhone 5 Patent Litigation: 'I Hate It'
September 13 2012 10:56 AM EDT
Steve Wozniak, the programmer and computer engineer who helped launch what would later become Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), didn't have the best things to say about his former company when the subject of Apple's recent legal battle with Samsung (KRX:005930) came up, even as he expressed his anticipation for purchasing the new iPhone 5. Speaking to Bloomberg about Wednesday's launch of the highly anticipated iPhone 5 unveiling, Wozniak praised the iPhone 5, but also commented on the recent ...
Facebook, Wal-Mart, Walt Disney Face Fresh Patent Suits From University Of California
September 13 2012 5:02 AM EDT
Facebook Inc. (FB), Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) face fresh patent suits from a University of California patent licensee, which sued some of the biggest U.S. companies previously, Reuters reported.
Amanda Knox Ex-Boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito Admits Bizarre Behavior in New Memoir
September 12 2012 1:37 PM EDT
Amanda Knox, the American exchange student who was convicted of murdering her flat mate, Meredith Kercher, while studying abroad in Italy in 2007, has been trying to return to a normal life since being acquitted of charges and released from Italian prison last year. But details surrounding Kercher's death are being brought up again, this time in a new memoir from Raffaele Sollecito, the Italian student Knox was dating at the time of Kercher's murder.