Thursday April 17, 2014

Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

Pasadena man charged with attempted hair salon robbery

A 29-year-old man has been charged with attempting to rob an Annapolis-area hair salon. Police said a man, later identified as Ryan Trembly, entered the Bubbles Hair Salon and announced a robbery. A receptionist laughed at the man’s request, not believing him to be serious. The man then made small talk before leaving the salon.  More…

Journalist Wearing Google Glass Claims He Was Attacked

A man said he had his Google Glass snatched off his face and smashed to the ground in San Francisco’s Mission District Friday evening. 20-year-old journalist Kyle Russell, a reporter for Business Insider, said the attack happened as he was walking on the sidewalk with a colleague. A woman came up to him and yelled, “Glass!” and grabbed the device off his face and ran away.  More…

Borgata casino lawsuit: Gambler cheated, won $9.6 million

An Atlantic City casino is suing a big-time gambler, claiming he won $9.6 million in a card-cheating scheme in baccarat. The Borgata Hotel Casino filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Phillip Ivey Jr., considered one of the best poker players in the world.  More…

Nevada rancher, feds face off over protecting a turtle

A 20-year dispute between a Nevada rancher and federal rangers over illegal cattle grazing in the location of a desert turtle has erupted into an Old West-style showdown.  More… 

Houston woman guilty of killing boyfriend with stiletto heel

A Houston jury heard from Ana Trujillo, the woman convicted in the "stiletto murder," for the first time today as she re-enacted how she killed her boyfriend with her shoe.  More…

Police in small Iowa town buy a military tank

Originally designed to resist landmines and IEDs, it sure seems like the 49,000 pound, 10-foot tall tank will come in handy for the notorious war zone otherwise known as Washington County, Iowa (population 7,000). Police officials try to justify the purchase with excuses ranging from school shootings – to a terrorist attack happening in central Iowa.  More…

Nearly $100K raised for mom who left kids in hot car

An unemployed Arizona mother who allegedly left her two children in a hot car while she went for an interview has received more than $96,000 in donations from supporters as of Tuesday afternoon.  More…

95% of bank ATMs face Windows XP security deadline

An estimated 95% of American bank ATMs run on Windows XP, and Microsoft is killing off tech support for that operating system tomorrow on April 8. That means Microsoft will no longer issue security updates to patch holes in Windows XP, leaving those ATMs exposed to new kinds of cyberattacks. If banks fail to upgrade their ATMs to a newer version of Windows, customers might be at risk.  More…

Lines at Cronut bakery expected to be shorter after rat infestation

The morning line for cronuts may be a lot shorter after a rodents were recorded scampering around Dominique Ansel Bakery. The downtown Manhattan bakery became famous last year when owner and pastry chef Dominique Ansel invented the cronut – a croissant/doughnut hybrid that has inspired epic hour-long waits in the morning.  More…

Lawsuit Claims Chobani Stole Yogurt Recipe From Fage

In a new court filing — part of an ongoing lawsuit going back to 2012 — the ex-wife of Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya claims he stole the recipe “by bribing a former employee of Fage,” according to the New York Post.  More…

Chef Nigella Lawson barred from entering the U.S.

Celebrity cook Nigella Lawson was barred from boarding an LAX-bound plane at London’s Heathrow airport over the weekend and it’s still unclear why. Lawson, one of the stars of the reality cooking show "The Taste," had admitted to using cocaine many years ago while testifying in December in the fraud trial of two of her former personal assistants. Lawson has traveled to the U.S. since the trial.  More…

University of Virginia student sues for $40 million after wrongful arrest

A University of Virginia student arrested by Alcoholic Beverage Control agents who wrongly believed she’d illegally bought beer when in fact she only had bottled water is seeking $40 million in a lawsuit. Elizabeth Daly said the agents were not in uniform, one pulled a gun, and the other tried to smash her car window with a flashlight before her arrest.  More…