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Surgeons left 16 different items in German patient's body during routine procedure

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The family of an elderly patient who died in Germany after surgeons left 16 different items in his body during a routine operation is now suing hospital authorities for over $120,000.

Dirk Schroeder was said to have suffered "appalling agony" after the routine surgery for prostate cancer in 2009. Doctors had told him that he could expect to live another six years at least.

However, the procedure failed to relieve his pain, and within three months the 74-year-old was back in hospital after a nurse on a home visit in Hanover, Germany discovered a huge gauze pad protruding from his wound, according to Ninemsn.com.

Later, after two subsequent operations, surgeons managed to remove 16 different items from Schroeder's body, including a needle, a six-inch toll of bandage, a six-inch long compress and several swabs and a piece of surgical mask.

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Four-year-old girl, Savannah White, goes to the dentist and her mother gets the shock of her life!

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Savannah White is probably going to hate the dentist forever.

Alecia White decided to take her daughter to the dentist for some routine dental work. The dentist told the mom that her four-year-old daughter, Savannah White, had four cavities. Of course, the mom made the decision to have the cavities filled. During the process, Alecia White decided to wait in the waiting room while her child was being sedated and worked on by the dentist.

Alecia White took her daughter, Savanna White, home while she was still filling groggy from the sedation. Shortly after, Alecia White was in for the shock of her life.

Alecia White looked into her daughter's mouth and that's when she found out that every single one of the child's teeth was capped with silver crowns. Picture the villain from James Bond films known as "Jaws." Yes, I'm being serious. The child's whole mouth was silver.

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Science teacher accused of offering oral sex to police officer after DUI arrest

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Mary P. Maloney, 53, of Lake Worth, is charged with DUI, hit-and-run, and attempting to bribe a police officer after she was arrested on Jan. 13, 2013.
A Palm Beach County school teacher who was charged with DUI after a hit-and-run collision offered oral sex to a police officer and invited him to grope her in exchange for letting her go, police said.

Mary Patricia Maloney, a 7th grade science teacher at Palm Springs Middle School, was arrested Sunday by Greenacres police after a report of a hit-and-run at South Jog Road and Purdy Lane.

"How much do I need to pay you to just let me go?" Maloney, 53, allegedly said to an officer driving her to the police station, according to the arrest report. "Don't you understand I am a school teacher?"

Maloney of Lake Worth, then allegedly offered to provide oral sex to the officer. She also invited the officer to grope her breasts, according to the arrest report.

Maloney has a prior DUI conviction from 2009, according to the arrest report. Police said she was driving while knowing her license was under suspension.

Red Flag

Police: Michigan couple grew 206 marijuana plants 'across the street from city hall'

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A couple in Coloma, Michigan was arrested Wednesday and charged in connection to a marijuana growing operation authorities claim they found in the rear of their computer repair business, located directly across the street from the town's city hall.

In all, police said they pulled 206 marijuana plants out of the building. Area residents also told Michigan's ABC 57 News that they "smelled weed constantly" in the area around city hall for weeks leading up to the bust.

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Professor James Tracy says he's facing university probe over Newtown conspiracy

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A tenured professor who controversially claimed the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut never happened is worried that he may now lose his job.

Florida Atlantic University professor James Tracy told the university's student newspaper that the university plans to have a meeting with him later this week regarding his conspiracy theory, which he published online.

"They're getting people calling them saying that this person shouldn't be teaching, he's an awful person and what have you, so I think that they have to do something," Tracy told University Press.

Pistol

Recreational assault weapons fire riddles Ohio home, narrowly misses officer

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Two men were arrested in Ohio on Wednesday after their target practice with an AK-47 assault rifle accidentally shot up a woman's home and nearly hit a officer who was responding to reports of gunfire.

Mary Kuruc told WEWS that her daughter discovered a bullet hole in the siding of their Montville Township home and other holes inside the house. After calling 911, Montville Police Sgt. Matt Neil began investigating and the home was hit again.

"We noticed a second bullet hole, followed the trajectory of it and noticed the bullet landed in the microwave," Kuruc recalled.

Neil found himself in the line of fire as he tried to track down where the bullets were coming from.

Pirates

U.S. software developer caught outsourcing his job to China

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A software developer was busted for outsourcing his job to a programmer in China while he surfed the Web at work.

The case was described by Andrew Valentine, a principal with Verizon Enterprise Solutions, who published a blog post about the incident.

"We've seen plenty of employee misconduct cases, but not typically like this," Valentine told ABC News.

Valentine's team was contacted by another company based in the U.S. for assistance over "anomalous activity" it noticed in records of employees logging remotely into the company's IT system.

Verizon Enterprise Solutions is not releasing the name of the company or the employee.

Attention

German surgeons leave 16 objects in patient, lawyer claims

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© Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters
A lawyer representing a now-deceased man says doctors removed a needle, compresses and surgical strips from German banker Helmut Brecht after his wounds failed to heal properly following surgery in 2009.
A lawyer in Germany claims surgeons left up to 16 objects in her client's body after an operation for prostate cancer.

Annette Corinth says doctors removed a needle, compresses and surgical strips from banker Helmut Brecht after his wounds failed to heal properly following surgery in 2009.

Health

Man revives woman after snow burial in Utah backcountry avalanche; pair rescued

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The survivor of a backcountry avalanche, Elizabeth Malloy, left, and her skiing companion, during a press conference, Jan. 16, 2013.
A 43-year-old backcountry skier revived after she was buried in an avalanche is now in fair condition at University of Utah Hospital, hospital officials said.

On Saturday, Jan. 12, Elizabeth Malloy and a male friend were in Millcreek Canyon, Utah, a popular spot near Salt Lake City with no designated ski resorts but well-known for snowshoeing and cross country skiing.

At approximately 5 p.m., police believe Malloy and her friend triggered an avalanche while backcountry skiing.

"When the avalanche happened, she was completely buried," Lt. Justin Hoyal of the Utah Unified Police of Greater Salt Lake told ABC News. "The male party that she was with had the necessary equipment. He was able to locate her and get her out."

Once the male dug out Malloy from the snow, he noticed she was unconscious, Hoyal said.

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Mississippi governor moves to 'make gun control illegal'

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) on Wednesday sent a letter to Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves (R) and state Speaker of the House Philip Gunn (R) asking them to make President Barack Obama's effort to control gun violence "illegal."

Bryant made his letter public by posting it on Facebook hours before the president had even announced the gun safety measures.

"President Obama will likely issue an Executive Order today that infringes our constitutional right to keep and bear arms as never before in American history," Bryant writes. "I am asking that you immediately pass legislation that would make any unconstitutional order the the President illegal to enforce in Mississippi by state or local law enforcement."