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Aug 29, 2016

Man arrested after Australian gay club lube laced with acid

A 62-year-old man who allegedly put highly corrosive acid inside a lubricant dispenser at a gay nightclub in Australia has been arrested and charged, reports said Monday. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation said it understood the incident occurred on Saturday at Aarows bar which describes ...

Aug 28, 2016

Renowned Egyptian rights lawyer Malek Adly, arrested in May, is freed

Egyptian authorities Sunday released a renowned human rights lawyer arrested after protests against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s decision to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia. Malek Adly had been held in pretrial detention since being arrested by plainclothes police on May 5. His defense ...

Aug 26, 2016

Russian convicted in masterminding global online theft ring

A federal jury convicted the son of a Russian lawmaker Thursday of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and orchestrating an international online theft scheme that netted him millions of dollars. Jurors deliberated over two days before finding Roman Seleznev guilty ...

Two nuns found murdered in Mississippi home; motive unknown

Aug 26, 2016

Two nuns found murdered in Mississippi home; motive unknown

Authorities say two Catholic nuns have been found slain in a Mississippi home where they lived. Durant Assistant Police Chief James Lee said Thursday that an officer found them when they didn’t report to work as normal. Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren ...

Aug 25, 2016

Pilot pulled from plane in Michigan pleads no contest to being drunk

An American Airlines co-pilot who was grounded at a Detroit-area airport because of excessive alcohol has pleaded no contest. Defense attorney Frank J. Manley says John Maguire was placed on probation Wednesday during an appearance in court in Romulus, Michigan. He was charged with ...