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US Military May Have Shipped Live Anthrax to Australia in 2008

Photo by George Frey/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A review of operations at the U.S. Army's Dugway Proving Ground in Utah has found that another batch of live anthrax that was shipped to Australia in 2008, U.S. officials said Friday.Like the previously reported batch, mistakenly sent over the past ye […]

Jail or Pepper Spray: Judge Dishes Out Unusual Sentence

Kuzma/iStock/Thinkstock(PAINESVILLE, Ohio) --  A judge from an Ohio town named "Painesville" ordered a woman to be "pepper sprayed" in court Thursday by a man she attacked with the tear-inducing substance in order to give the victim a "feeling of vengeance."Judge Michael Cicconetti meted out the unu […]

FBI Bulletin Urges Vigilance Over Another 'Anti-Islam' Event

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(PHOENIX) -- Not even one month after two gunmen opened fire outside of an event in Texas celebrating artists’ portrayals of the Prophet Mohammad, the FBI is warning authorities across the country to be vigilant as a similar event gets underway in Arizona. A dem […]

Hudson River Kayak Case: Angelika Graswald Pleads Not Guilty

New York State Police(ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y.) -- Angelika Graswald pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that she intentionally killed her fiance, Vincent Viafore, on a kayaking trip on New York’s Hudson River last month. Graswald, 35, did not speak during her arraignment in Orange County Court in Goshe […]

Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Child Injured in Florida Bounce House

Brandon Burchett(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- A civil lawsuit filed against Fort Lauderdale, Florida claims that one of the three children injured in the Memorial Day beach bounce house incident suffered physical and mental trauma due to the city's negligence.Brian Greenwald, the attorney representing […]

FAA Probing Reports of Drones, Green Lasers Over New York

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The skies have been less than friendly to several commercial flights traveling over New York recently.The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that it was investigating a report of an unmanned aircraft being operated illegally near LaGuardia Airp […]

Scripps National Spelling Bee Ends with Co-Champions

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images (OXON HILL, Md.) -- The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended on Thursday night with not one, but two winners! Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar were named co-champions Thursday night after running out of words. This was the second consecutive year where the be […]

Man Named 'God' Settles with Credit Agency He Sued

God Gazarov is seen in this undated photo posted to LinkedIn. Courtesy God Gazarov(NEW YORK) -- His prayers have been answered.  A Brooklyn, New York man named God won a battle with the credit reporting agency Equifax, which finally recognized his name after years of problems getting loans and highe […]

DOJ: Thousands Of Service Members Overpaid Their Student Loans, Will Be Repaid

MariaArefyeva/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) –  Thousands of service members will be getting paid back by their student loan company this June. But this isn't a paycheck, it's more like a rebate. That's because tens of thousands of service members in school were overcharged on their student loan inte […]

Army Investigated Bowe Bergdahl for Harassment, Found Allegations to Be False

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Bowe Bergdahl was investigated earlier this year following an allegation of harrassment, but the U.S. Army North said Thursday it cleared him of wrongdoing.Bergdahl was accused by a fellow soldier who lived in his barracks at Fort Sam Houston in Texas. U.S. Army North spokesper […]