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Restaurateur, ex-commando, paparazzo charged in Nice kidnap plot

Nice (France) (AFP) - France on Sunday charged an Italian restaurateur, a homeless former British special forces soldier and a one-time paparazzi photographer over the kidnapping of a French hotel magnate, a prosecutor said.
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Tracking violent ex-cons: Registries grow, but do they work?

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — In the desperate hours after a University of Toledo student disappeared while bicycling this summer, her friends scanned the state's list of sex offenders and started knocking on doors....
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Toddler dies in Washington state house fire, his dog huddled at his side

A toddler who died in a house fire was found with his dog and teddy bear next to him, and authorities believe the dog tried to protect the boy, a spokesman for Spokane's Fire Department said Saturday....
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Size 10 Cheerleader Bounced From London Club for Being 'Too Big'

A rather attractive British girl was unable to celebrate her birthday at a London club after staff refused her entry claiming that she’s ‘too big’....
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Teen kills father, opens fire on South Carolina schoolyard: police

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A 14-year-old South Carolina boy shot and killed his father then drove to an elementary school playground where he wounded two children and a teacher with a handgun before being tackled by a firefighter who held him for police, authorities said on Wednesday....
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Chelsea Manning sentenced to solitary for suicide try

U.S. Army soldier Chelsea Manning, who is serving 35 years in prison for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, was sentenced to 14 days in solitary confinement as punishment for attempting suicide and keeping a banned book in her cell, supporters said on Friday. ...
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French helicopters to rescue 110 stuck in cable car at over 3,000 meters

PARIS (Reuters) - Helicopters are being sent to rescue 110 people stuck at over 3,000 meters altitude in a cable car that links France and Italy near Europe's highest mountain, the Mont Blanc, police said....
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French beach burkini ban sparks disdain across the sea

London (AFP) - The ban on the Islamic burkini swimsuit on some French beaches has triggered disdain in English-speaking countries, where outlawing religion-oriented clothing is seen as hampering integration....
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British man killed and another wounded in knife attack in Ayia Napa

A British man has been stabbed to death in the holiday resort of Ayia Napa in Cyprus....
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80-year-old Polish temptress 'drugged, swindled suitors'

Warsaw (AFP) - Polish authorities have arrested an 80-year-old woman who allegedly drugged and then robbed a string of senior citizen suitors she met through newspaper lonely hearts adverts....
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