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Famed Italian fertility doctor placed under arrest for 'theft' of eggs

May 15, 2016

Famed Italian fertility doctor placed under arrest for 'theft' of eggs

A controversial Italian gynecologist famed for helping women in their 60s to have children is under house arrest in Rome on suspicion of removing eggs from a patient’s ovaries without her consent. Lawyers for Severino Antinori, who has been nicknamed the “grandmothers’ obstetrician,” dismissed ...

May 14, 2016

Pfizer says it is blocking use of drugs for lethal injections

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer said Friday it was blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally approved drugmakers whose medications could be used for executions have now put them off limits. “Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives ...

May 14, 2016

Philadelphia police van is disguised as Google Maps vehicle

Philadelphia police officers attached a large Google Maps logo to a surveillance van in an apparent attempt to disguise it as one of the company’s street-filming cars. Police spokesman Lt. John Stanford said Friday that no one was authorized by the department to place ...

May 13, 2016

'Free hugger' punches non-tipping tourist in face

A man offering “free hugs” in New York’s Times Square is accused of punching a Canadian tourist in the face after she refused to tip him for his hug and a photo. Jermaine Himmelstein was arrested on robbery and fraudulent accosting charges shortly after ...

Trial begins for officer charged in Freddie Gray case

May 12, 2016

Trial begins for officer charged in Freddie Gray case

The second trial in the Freddie Gray case gets underway Thursday, and it will be different than the one that ended last year with a hung jury. This trial is before a judge, and it has a better chance of ending with a verdict. ...

Masterpieces lost in Italian museum heist are recovered in Ukraine

May 12, 2016

Masterpieces lost in Italian museum heist are recovered in Ukraine

Paintings including masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto that were stolen from a Verona museum last year have been found in Ukraine, Italy’s culture minister said Wednesday. “It is a great day,” the minister, Dario Franceschini, said in a statement. “The artworks will soon be ...