Jury selected: Girl was fondled by Wal-Mart employee
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A jury has been picked to hear a lawsuit by the family of a girl who claims Wal-Mart failed to protect her because the company didn’t require criminal background checks on its employees.
The girl, who was 10 years old when she was fondled by a Wal-Mart employee...
Topekans too cheap to support topless club
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The general manager of a topless club that shut its doors this winter after a nine-month run says Topeka residents proved to be too tight with their money.
Lollipops Gentlemen’s Club opened last June in a new 17,000-square foot building, across the street from another topless club. It closed in February, and the property is now up for sale.
...people who came to Lollipops, one of about six similar clubs in Topeka, would watch topless dancers without spending money on them.
Court martial in Army training death
FORT RILEY, Kan. (AP) — Charges have been referred against two Fort Riley infantry soldiers for the training death of a fellow soldier.
Narcolepsy drug may be cocaine solution
WASHINGTON (AP) — The hottest topic in cocaine addiction is another drug — a medicine already sold to wake up narcoleptics.
Hundreds of cocaine users are testing whether that legal pill, called modafinil, could help them kick the addiction, and there’s early evidence that it may.
Florida woman dead after Taser shock
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A woman in a wheelchair who swung knives and a hammer at relatives and police died after being shocked by a stun gun, officials said.
Mayors: Feds don't do enough against illegal guns
NEW YORK — Asserting that the federal government had failed to curb gun trafficking, mayors from 15 cities gathered on Tuesday at Gracie Mansion and agreed to intensify efforts to combat illegal firearms.
Mayors Michael R. Bloomberg of New York and Thomas M. Menino of Boston, the organizers of the summit, said the mayors needed to use every tool, from crackdowns on irresponsible gun dealers to new gun-tracing technologies, because federal authorities had abdicated their responsibility.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A man who fatally shot two people named in Maine's sexual offender registry drove by the homes of four others in the area who appear on the list, a police official said Tuesday. Stephen Marshall also viewed the national registry, as well as those in New Hampshire and Vermont, said Col. Craig Poulin, Maine's state police chief, briefing a legislative committee on the investigation into the April 16 killings.