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US: Suspect arrested in Colorado mall bomb incident

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Police suspect Earl Albert Moore, 65, of Littleton, Colo., of leaving a pipe bomb and two propane tanks at a Denver-area mall.
A man suspected of leaving a pipe bomb and two propane tanks at a Denver-area shopping mall has been arrested 30 miles northwest in Boulder, authorities said Tuesday.

Earl Albert Moore, 65, was captured Tuesday at a grocery store, said Boulder Police spokeswoman Kim Kobel.

Authorities have been searching for Moore since the explosives were discovered April 20 at the Southwest Plaza Mall in the south Denver suburbs. The bomb and tanks were found after a fire, but they didn't detonate. No injuries were reported.

The fire occurred on the 12th anniversary of the shootings at Columbine High School, which is about two miles from the mall. Authorities also noted that the times of the mall fire and the Columbine shootings were similar, as was the use of a pipe bomb and propane tanks, which were used during the attack at the school in 1999 that killed 12 students and a teacher.


US: Woman mauled to death by pit bulls in New Mexico

A woman has been mauled to death by a pack of four pit bulls in the town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, authorities said on Monday.

Margaret Salcedo, 48, was walking alone when the dogs, which had escaped from a fenced yard at a private home, attacked her at an intersection on Sunday afternoon, Truth or Consequences Police Chief Patrick Gallagher said.

A passerby in a car opened his door to intervene, but he stayed in the vehicle when a dog charged him, police said.

"The officer arrived on the scene in less than three minutes, but it must have felt like an eternity to the poor woman being attacked," Gallagher told Reuters.

One of the dogs charged the officer, who shot and injured the animal, police said. All four dogs ran off, and the officer administered first aid to the wounded woman.

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Texas: Father Arrested After Disabled Boy's Body Found in Cardboard Box

Jeffrey Singer

Jeffrey Singer

A father whose 11-year-old son's body was found in a cardboard box in the back of his SUV allegedly claimed that the boy drowned in the bathtub while he was shopping, according to CNN affiliate KHOU.

45-year-old Jeffrey Singer of Pasadena, TX is charged with causing serious bodily injury to a child by failing to seek medical care for his son Jonathan, who prosecutors say suffered from cerebral palsy, blindness and appeared emaciated. The boy's body was found after Singer allegedly drove to his father's house early Sunday morning with the box in his car and confessed that he had harmed his son. His father then called 911.

Prosecutors revealed additional details of the allegations against Singer in a court appearance Tuesday, KHOU reported. According to prosecutor Amanda Skillern, he told a relative that he went to a store while he was supposed to be watching Jonathan on April 12 and his son was dead in the bathtub when he returned.


Seinfeld cancels on Trump after Obama comments

Donald Trump's "birther" comments are no joke for Jerry Seinfeld.

The 56-year-old comedian has canceled his appearance at a benefit for Donald Trump's Eric Trump Foundation because the real estate mogul has been questioning whether President Obama was born in America.


Ukraine's Richest Man Buys UK's Most Expensive Flat


Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine's richest man, has bought the UK's most expensive flat at the One Hyde Park residential development in London's Knightsbridge, the FT has learned.

Mr Akhmetov was behind the purchase of the penthouse, which sold for £136.6 million. The identities of buyers at One Hyde Park have been one of London's best-kept secrets, closely guarded by confidentiality agreements with the developers and protected by offshore ownership structures and Swiss corporate advisers.

Elena Dovzhenko, spokeswoman for Mr Akhmetov, confirmed that the oligarch's holding company, System Capital Management, had invested in One Hyde Park.


CNN investigation: Obama born in U.S.

Was Barack Obama really born in America?

A new CNN investigation reveals what most analysts have been saying since the "birther" controversy erupted during the 2008 presidential campaign: Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961. Period.

While the president has made light of the controversy, the question remains political red meat for some of his critics. A recent CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll showed that nearly 75% of Americans believe Obama was definitely or probably born in the United States. More than four in 10 Republicans, however, believe he probably or definitely was not born in America.


How Can You Tell Someone Is al-Qaida? Look at His Watch

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The U.S. military says Casio F-91W watches like this one have been used in terrorist bombings by members of al-Qaida, according to Guantanamo Bay files released by WikiLeaks.
It's a simple, water-resistant digital watch that retails for about $11. But beware: It could sell you out as al-Qaida.

A new batch of WikiLeaks files from Guantanamo Bay reveals a secret checklist U.S. investigators used to figure out whether detainees were really al-Qaida members. Among the criteria was the kind of wristwatch they were wearing.

The U.S. military lists the Casio F-91W model -- a cheap plastic watch available all over the world -- as a "suspicious item" on par with military transceivers, satellite phones, huge wads of cash and secret notes from al-Qaida facilitators. According to a confidential document distributed to American interrogators at the Guantanamo Bay prison, the Casio model "is an indicator of al-Qaida training in the manufacture of improved explosive devices (IEDs)."

"The Casio was known to be given to the students at al-Qaida bomb-making training courses in Afghanistan, at which the students received instruction in the preparation of timing devices using the watch," the document states.

One-third of detainees captured while wearing the Casio watch "have known connections to explosives," it said.


Seven injured, rooms destroyed: Mysterious blasts rock police station in Pakistan

At least seven policemen were wounded, two of them seriously, in a series of mysterious blasts inside Gulbahar police station on the main G.T. Road here on Monday, police said.

They said that the explosions also destroyed two rooms on the first floor and smashed windowpanes of the entire building.

Capital City Police Officer Liaquat Ali later told media persons that according to preliminary investigation the explosions were caused by gas accumulated in a gutter or electricity short circuiting. However, he dispelled the impression that it was a sabotage act.

He claimed that the affected rooms were sealed at the time of explosions. One of the rooms was being used as a store for electrical gadgets, he said, but did not give details of the gadgets or the extent of damage.


Is YOUR child watching porn? The devastating effects of graphic images of sex on young minds

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Every parents likes to think their children are not watching porn, but the reality is shocking
Studies show half of children over nine have seen graphic sex on the Internet

On a bed emblazoned with Hello Kitty images, 13-year-old Natasha poses for her best friend's mobile phone camera.

With one knee on the bed, and the other off, she raises her bottom in the air and looks around at the camera with a pout, set off by the red feather boa around her neck.

Natasha likes what she sees. You can't see her spots and her face looks thinner when she twists around.

So she posts it as her profile picture on Facebook, where more than a dozen of her 400 friends rush to post comments like 'Ooh, nice a***' and 'Sexeee!'.

And why should she see this as inappropriate when millions of adults project an ideal image of themselves on Facebook.

It's a statement of what we think is most important about us.

You have only to comb through the Facebook or Bebo profiles of a few of today's young girls, many of whom look like soft-porn stars in training, to witness how many want to be seen as sexy.
Of course, what woman hasn't got a faintly embarrassing picture of herself getting ready for the school disco and posing as she tried to find what being 'sexy' looks like?

But the stakes today are much higher. According to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), the sexier girls look in their pictures the more likely they are to be targeted by adult predators.

The latest figures show the organisation received 6,291 reports from the public, website hosts and online moderators last year (until February 2010) - a rise of 880 on the previous year. Offences ranged from grooming children online to distributing images and sexual abuse.


Bill Gates owns $3.2 billion stake in CN as railway's largest shareholder

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A CN locomotive makes it's way through the CN Taschereau yard in Montreal, Saturday, Nov., 28, 2009. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has become the largest shareholder of Canadian National Railway, with a $3.2-billion stake in Canada's largest rail company.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has become the largest shareholder of Canadian National Railway, with a $3.2-billion stake in Canada's largest rail company.

Montreal-based CN (TSX:CNR) says the world's second-wealthiest man owned or exercised control over 10.04 per cent of its shares as of Feb. 25.

Gates has been buying up the railway's stock since being identified as a shareholder in 2006.

He holds the 46.07 million shares through Cascade Investment and as co-trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust, CN said in a proxy circular ahead of Wednesday's annual meeting in Toronto.