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Jackson Woman Tended Dead Friend's Corpse, Watched NASCAR

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US, Michigan - A woman admits she kept the dead body of her friend in the Jackson home they shared but says it was for months, not more than a year as police believe.

Charles Zigler's mummified body was discovered last week covered in a chair.

Linda Chase told the Jackson Citizen Patriot she regets her actions and feel horrible about it, but she just didn't want to be alone. "He was the only guy who was ever nice to me," she added.

Chase said she and Zigler were close friends, but not romantically involved, and had lived together for 10 years. She kept the body clean and dressed and talked to it while watching NASCAR on television.

Che Guevara

Protests Multiply Against Cuts in Spain

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Government employees in Madrid hold signs reading ''This is a hold-up'' during a demonstration against the Spanish government's latest austerity measures.
Hundreds of Spanish firemen, police officers and nurses marched yelling through the streets Monday, denouncing as "robbery" the pay cuts enforced under Spain's latest fiscal emergency plan.

"Hands up, this is a robbery," cried protestors as they blocked a major thoroughfare in central Madrid in a demonstration organised through messages on social networking sites such as Twitter.

The latest protests erupted after Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy last week announced new pay cuts and tax increases, aiming to save 65 billion euros ($80 billion) in order to lower the public deficit.

Spain is suffering its second recession in four years, with an unemployment rate of more than 24 percent.

Cuts to public budgets are already affecting services such as schools and hospitals and critics say Rajoy's new austerity measures will worsen economic conditions for ordinary people.

Among the latest steps is a cut in the Christmas bonus paid to civil servants, equivalent to a seven-percent reduction in annual pay.

Eye 1

Horror: Naked, Blood-Soaked Man Breaks Into 2 Homes, Kills Elderly Woman

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Carol Jane Sturgis, 79, was found dead in her home.
US, California - An elderly Fair Oaks woman murdered in her own home Sunday evening has been identified.

The Sacramento County Coroner's webpage identified her as 79-year-old Carole Jane Sturgis.

The suspect in her death, 32-year-old Moses Trotter, was naked and bloody when he was taken into custody outside Sturgis' Olympic Way home Sunday evening.

Deputies were first called to the area by a resident reporting a man in his house in the 4900 Block of Durland Way, according to Dep. Jason Ramos.

  • Nuke

    Japan's Largest Anti-Nuclear Rally in Tokyo Draws Over 170,000

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    Tens of thousands of people overran a park in Tokyo urging Japan to abandon nuclear power as the country prepares to restart another reactor, which was shut down among 50 others following last year's meltdown at Fukushima.

    ­Temperatures sweltering, the Yoyogi Park failed to accommodate all the rally participants from all over Japan, who were waving banners "Goodbye Nuclear Plants" and "The Nuclear Era is Over" while chanting "No Nuclear."

    "If we don't do anything and stay silent, it means we agree in restarting the nuclear plants," said the protesters, led by Nobel-winning novelist Kenzaburo Oe.

    Organizers put the number of attendees at 170,000-200,000; this makes the demonstration the largest in 50 years. Over 7.4 million signatures have been collected for a petition demanding a phase-out for nuclear power.


    Three New Victims Come Forward in Case Against Jerry Sandusky

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    Jerry Sandusky
    There's more bad news for former Penn State assistant coach and convicted child abuser Jerry Sandusky.

    Monday, three men accused Sandusky of abuse dating back to the early 1970s. It is the earliest known reports of Sandusky abuse to date.

    Sandusky, convicted last month on 45 charges of sexually abusing young boys, is currently in prison awaiting sentencing. According to reports, the three men came forward to the police and are claiming abuse that would have happened when Sandusky was in his late 20s and early 30s and employed by Penn State.

    According to the Patriot-News: "Two sources with knowledge of the investigation say police are aware these men have come forward." However, it is unknown whether they were among the more than 430 interviews conducted by investigator Louis Freeh, whose report on the misdeeds at Penn State have sent shockwaves through the country.

    Penn State declined comment when reached by Yahoo! Sports.

    Black Cat

    Northern Strike 2012 - training exercise emphasizing air-to-ground operations

    Nineteen Air National Guard units from seven different states will gather July 9-20, 2012 to participate in Northern Strike 2012. Northern Strike 2012 is an Air National Guard sponsored training exercise emphasizing air-to-ground operations that will prepare ANG, ARNG, and Active Component fighter, bomber, mobility, and rotary aircrew, ANG and Coalition Tactical Air Control Party (TACP), Air Support Operations Center (ASOC), Air and Space Operations Center (AOC), Combat Weather, Medical, and Intelligence personnel to conduct direct combat operations.

    The focus of the exercise is to provide requirements based training emphasizing day and night Close Air Support (CAS), Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR), Air Refueling, Air Drop, and Medical Evacuation missions utilizing Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Major Combat Operations (MCO), and Counterinsurgency (COIN) scenarios.

    The exercise runs for two weeks and more than 300 fighter, bomber, mobility, and rotary sorties are planned in order to meet stated objectives for participating units. In addition, more than 30 Joint Terminal Attack Control (JTAC) team members will receive advanced training during the 12-hour daily flying window.

    "I am thoroughly impressed with the way this huge exercise came together," said MG Gregory Vadnais, The Adjutant General of the Michigan Army and Air Guard. "Col Teff and his staff in Alpena have a state-of-the-art, world-class training facility; a perfect location for Northern Strike 2012, the first-ever Air National Guard sponsored exercise hosted in the state of Michigan."


    Major Military Training Exercise "Northern Strike" Leads to 'UFO Sightings' in Northern Michigan?

    UFO sighting websites lit up this week after several residents in northern lower Michigan phoned 9-1-1 to report suspicious, unexplained lights in the night sky.

    But the conspiracy theory didn't live long.

    A military official confirmed today that the lights likely were decoy flares used in a large-scale training exercise that they promoted via press release the morning of the 9-1-1 calls.

    Colonel Bryan Teff, commander of the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, says operation "Northern Strike 2012" is the largest ever air-to-ground training exercise hosted in Michigan.

    Ninteen Air National Guard units from seven different states are gathered in northern Michigan for the exercise, which began Monday and will continue through July 20.

    "The primary things that we're doing over the two weeks are focused on close air support and training to provide support for ground forces, whether that be in Afghanistan or somewhere else," Teff said.

    Heart - Black

    62-year-old's Death Just a Game for 3 Chicago Teens Who Recorded a Video of the Attack and Uploaded it on Facebook

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    Delfino Mora, 62, a father of 12 children, was attacked early Tuesday morning.
    Three teens were playing a game they called "Pick 'Em Out and Knock 'Em Out" when they videotaped a deadly attack on a 62-year-old man last week that was recorded and posted on Facebook, prosecutors said today.

    Malik Jones, 16, Nicholas Ayala, 17, and Anthony Malcolm, 18, were each charged with first-degree murder and robbery in the slaying of Delfino Mora, who was attacked while collecting cans in an alley in West Rogers Park last week.

    Prosecutors said the teens had decided to play "Pick 'Em Out and Knock 'Em Out" when they spotted Mora about 5 a.m. in the alley near the 6300 block of North Artesian Avenue on the Far North Side.

    Jones told the other two, " 'I think I'm gonna knock out this (expletive),' " then started the video recorder on his cell phone and handed it to Malcolm, Assistant State's Attorney Terry Clancy said in court today at a bond hearing for Ayala and Malcolm.


    Israeli man in self immolation protest at injustice

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    Self-immolation protest puts pressure on Netanyahu to act

    A 57-year-old Israeli man was in a critical condition yesterday after setting fire to himself during a demonstration by more than 8,000 people marking the anniversary of last summer's widespread protests in support of social and economic justice.

    Moshe Silman, a former small businessman who has since fallen on dire financial circumstances, was said to have second- and third-degree burns on more than 90 per cent of his body after dousing his clothes with petrol and starting to immolate himself.


    Horror as Needles Found in Sandwiches on Board Delta Air Lines

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    Needles were found in sandwiches served to Delta passengers.
    An airline is trying to figure out how needles got into turkey sandwiches on four flights from Amsterdam to the US.

    Delta Air Lines said that what appear to be sewing needles were found in six sandwiches on four flights yesterday.

    One passenger on a flight to Minneapolis, US, was injured, but the passenger declined to get medical attention, according to Delta spokeswoman Kristin Baur. The other needles were on two flights to Atlanta and one to Seattle.

    Baur said security for its meal production has been increased and it is using more prepackaged food while the investigation continues.

    The sandwiches were made in the Amsterdam kitchen of catering company Gate Gourmet, and were to be served to business class passengers on Delta flights.