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Schoolboy, 14, Arrested after He 'Stabs 26 Classmates in the Head and Neck with a Used Needle in Frenzied Break Time Attack'

  • Some students had to go to hospital to be tested for infections including hepatitis and HIV
  • The pupil was arrested on suspicion of assault, and remains in custody
  • It is understood he was taking part in a bizarre game
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Stabbed: A pupil shows where she was stabbed with the needle - the 14-year-old youngster want on a rampage during a lunch break
A 14-year-old boy has been arrested over claims at least 26 school pupils were stabbed with a medical needle during a lunch break.

The teenager is understood to have gone on a rampage at Toot Hill School, in Bingham, Notts, stabbing some students in the head and neck.

After the incident on Wednesday some students had to go to hospital to be tested for infections including hepatitis and HIV.

The school said pupils were stabbed with a lancet, but police believe a diabetic pen was used.

Nine have already been tested, although health officials say the risks are very slim, but the test results won't be known for three months.


How Apple Turns Shoppers Into Spending Zombies

Manipulated Shoppers
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If you're looking for new and better ways to save money shopping online, here's one: Abandon your shopping cart. Apparently, online retailers see a cart abandonment rate of about 65%, and many are eager to lure those customers back.

Earlier this month, Reuters reported that several major brands including Home Depot and Best Buy have started following up with customers who don't purchase the items in their carts. In some cases, stores offer shoppers discounts or other perks to encourage them to purchase leftover items.

More traditional, offline retailers have experience encouraging customers to spend money too. And it's not just pushy sales staff, in a lot of cases, the entire design of a store centers on tricking consumers into spending more money.

The classic example of this is the Apple Store. Cupertino company policy has all of a store's laptop screens set at the same 70-degree angle. Not only does this look good, it also forces customers to touch the computers to get a good view of their screens.

In general, Apple's store policy focuses on getting customers to interact physically with their products. That's why the leaders of the store's workshops have customers solve problems themselves, instead of showing them how to do something.


March against police stop and frisk

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housands of people marched in silence in New York to protest against street checks by police that rights activists say disproportionately target blacks and Hispanics.

The demonstration, called by civil rights organizations, began in Harlem and moved south through Manhattan to the residence of Mayor Michael Bloomberg in Manhattan's posh Upper East Side.

Among the groups that took part in the march were the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the National Action Network led by the Reverend Al Sharpton and a union that represents health care workers.

"End Stop and Frisks, Silent March Against Racial Profiling," said a flyer handed out by protest organizers.

More than four million New Yorkers, most of them blacks and Latinos, have been stopped and questioned by police in the street since 2004, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.


Cop in Gun Siege with Colleagues: Off-Duty Officer Barricades Himself into Estranged Wife's House and Starts Shooting

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Gunman: Off-duty officer Richard Klementovich, pictured, barricaded himself inside the house of his estranged wife while shooting at police in a 10-hour standoff
A 10-hour standoff between an off-duty New Jersey police officer who barricaded himself inside his estranged wife's house while sporadically shooting at police has ended.

Richard Klementovich, 42, an officer with Clifton police department, was taken into custody late Sunday from the Doylestown, Pennsylvania, property with 2,000 rounds of ammunition and multiple weapons, including rifles and sniper guns.

Neighbours were told to stay in their homes, preferably hiding in their basements with doors locked and shades drawn. Some were told to evacuate.

Police from various departments including Clifton, and SWAT teams worked to negotiate with the gunman. According to ABC News, officers were told that if they get a clear shot at him they should take it.


Iowa Nuns to Tour States Protesting GOP Positions

Des Moines, Iowa - A group of Roman Catholic nuns is set to leave Des Moines on a two-week bus tour of nine states to protest Republican federal budget proposals that the group believes hurt the poor and vulnerable.

The Nuns on the Bus tour departs Monday and is scheduled to finish in Washington, D.C., on July 2.

The nuns will visit Catholic-sponsored social service agencies and the offices of Republican members of Congress including Steve King's office in Ames, House Speaker John Boehner's office in Chester, Ohio, and Rep. Eric Cantor's office in Richmond, Va.

Organizer Sister Simone Campbell says the tour is not a response to the Vatican's recent criticism of nuns as being too outspoken on social issues. Network, a Catholic social justice lobby founded by sisters, is sponsoring the tour.

Source: The Associated Press

Heart - Black

Ann Romney Stands Up to Protesters for Husband Mitt

A group of protesters learned a quick lesson on Sunday: Don't interrupt Ann Romney.

While the wife of candidate Mitt Romney introduced her husband and her sons, all on hand to help their dad celebrate Father's Day on the trail in Ohio, a group of about 25 protesters could be heard chanting "We are the 99 percent."

But Ann Romney wasn't having it, and certainly wasn't going to let the group steal her husband's spotlight.


Los Angeles riots figure Rodney King found dead

Rodney King was beaten while in police custody in 1991
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Rodney King was beaten while in police custody in 1991
Rodney King, the figure at the centre of the Los Angeles riots 20 years ago, has been found dead aged 47, according to police reports.

His fiancee found his body at the bottom of a swimming pool, but there was no sign of foul play.

King was a victim of police brutality in 1991, but the officers involved were acquitted the following year.

The verdict triggered clashes between black youths and police which left more than 50 dead and thousands injured.


Women Likely Videotaped in Sears Dressing Room

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Female customers who shopped at a Sears store in North Hollywood, Calif., over the past three years may have been videotaped in the dressing rooms and restrooms, according to an attorney representing 25 women suing the retail chain.

The group is suing Sears and a former maintenance worker who allegedly videotaped them from 2009 to April 2012.

Michael Alder, the attorney for the plaintiffs, said an unknown number of female customers were also likely videotaped in the store during that period.

"There's a lot of people who were patrons and don't have any idea that they've been videotaped," Alder said.

Alejandro Gamiz, 27, a maintenance worker who worked at Sears for seven years, who is accused of placing hidden cameras behind the walls of the store. He was arrested on April 12 for burglary and surreptitious filming of unsuspecting women by North Hollywood Area Sexual Assault detectives. Gamiz posted $20,000 bail and was released from custody.

The Los Angeles District Attorney's office is still reviewing the case and has not yet filed charges against Gamiz. Gamiz did not return a request for comment.

Comment: Creepie.

Bad Guys

Country Farmhouse Used for Pedophilia Ring

A Household Cavalry soldier and his wife were among those at the centre of a paedophile ring that held sex parties at a country farmhouse, a court heard.
Nicholas Cordery, inset, owned the farm in Murcott near Malmesbury, Wilts.
Simon Davies and his wife Fiona Parsons-Davies admitted child abuse charges along with the owner of the remote chalet, sheep farmer Nicholas Cordery, 62.

Two other men, Peter Malpas and Anthony Flack, also pleaded guilty to sex offences against children at Reading Crown Court.

The court heard the five had been part of a group that abused girls as young as eight at the building where police found sex toys alongside teddy bears.

Arrow Down

One Person Dead after Radiohead Stage Collapses at Toronto Park

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Police officials are shown at the scene of a stage collapse at Downsview Park in Toronto on Saturday, June 16, 2012.
Toronto Police say a man in his thirties is dead after the stage at Downsview Park collapsed late Saturday afternoon, hours ahead of a scheduled concert by rock band Radiohead.

Toronto Police Const. Tony Vella told reporters that "a number of people" were on the stage preparing for the concert when the top portion collapsed. While a number of workers fled to safety, four others were caught in the wreckage.

Toronto Fire platoon chief Tony Bellavance said firefighters had to extricate one person, who suffered crushing injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police also said a 45-year-old man was taken to Sunnybrook hospital with a non-life-threatening head injury after the incident, which happened around 4 p.m. ET.

Two other males were injured, but were treated at the scene by paramedics.

Toronto Fire Services and contractors secured what was left of the large stage, so a full investigation could safely begin.