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Crazy Things, 4/14/2006.
Friday, April 14, 2006 - reddit
A man in Uniontown Pennsylvania has been charged with criminal homicide after beating his live-in girlfriend to death for refusing to heat up some sandwiches for him. He reportedly threw her to the floor, threw a microwave at her, beat her chest and then smacked her head on the floor until she lost consciousness -- "It was an accident. I didn't do it on purpose" he told police. He then went to his neighbors looking for help, but returned after finding nobody home, drank a beer, and again went out looking for help.300 bone fragments have been discovered on the roof of a skyscraper in New York believed to be human remains from the World Trade Center collapse. They were found by construction crews preparing the former Deutsche Bank building for demolition.
pirates activists have seized a refrigerated ship near the Canary Islands recently; they contend the ship has been fishing illegally and refuse to disembark until the Spanish government acts on their claims.
Public schools in New York City plan to begin using randomly placed metal detectors to search students for weapons, which of course is much more effective than permanently placed detectors that can check the entire student population rather than a few random people at a time. This during a time when crime in NYC schools is actually falling.
A convicted rapist sentenced to life in prison in the UK scored a victory recently when an appeals court ruled that the elderly woman he attacked had no claim to the estimated $12 million dollars he won in a lottery due to a technicality. The man purchased the ticket while free after having served 16 years of his sentence. The woman was 59 at the time of the attack.
And finally, China has made it illegal for anyone to run an e-mail server without a license.
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