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ALL IN THE FAMILY Wednesday, August 6
Five siblings in a rural Turkish family near the Syrian border were discovered by researchers in 2005 to be natural, fluid quadruped walkers (hands and feet to the ground, rear ends up), which was then thought possibly to mark the first known …
AND CARRY A BIG … Wednesday, August 6
Moscow Times reported the arrest of "Tomas" in Moscow in March for allegedly stealing a mobile phone, noting he was referred to adult court even though family members claim he's only 13. Officials decided he must be at least 16, based on medical …
YER KILLIN' ME! Wednesday, August 6
In May, Turkey's Hurriyet Daily News reported a 62-year-old man on an Istanbul TV dating show said he was just "an honest person looking for a new wife" — while casually mentioning he'd served two prison terms, one for murdering one wife and the …
DRESSING ON THE SIDE Wednesday, August 6
Alonzo Liverman, 29, was arrested in June in a Daytona Beach police sting on prostitutes' johns. "I'm hungry," was the female officer's come-on. Responded Liverman, "I got a salad." Even though no salad was found on Liverman, police determined the …
THE JUSTICE ANGLE Wednesday, August 6
In the midst of the city of Detroit's water crackdown — shutting off spigots of residents delinquent on their bills — the Council of Canadians has come to the rescue. First, the council pressed the United Nations to label Detroit's program a …
ADVERTISING AS A WEAPON Wednesday, August 6
Ms. Ajanaffy Njewadda and her husband recently filed a lawsuit against New York City's transit authority (MTA) following her tumble down some stairs at a subway station (causing a broken ankle, concussion and lingering trauma requiring psychiatric …
SURGEONS AT PLAY Wednesday, August 6
A man whose name was withheld ("D.B.") filed a lawsuit in April against medical clinics and physicians who performed his colonoscopy in Fairfax, Virginia, in 2013, based on what the patient learned from audio his smartphone recorded while he was …
DONKEYS RISING Wednesday, August 6
In Turkey, some shepherds outfitted their sheep-monitoring donkeys with solar panels and battery packs to illuminate nighttime isolated fields in emergencies. Pregnant animals can be aided during field births and not have to return to the farms.
RECURRING THEMES Wednesday, August 6
The most recent murder suspect to whine about his oppressive jail conditions seems to be Adam Landerman, 21, awaiting trial in a grisly 2013 murder of two people. In July, his patience apparently exhausted, he filed court papers in Joliet, Illinois, …
NOTW CLASSIC Wednesday, August 6
At first, Rev. Fred Armfield's arrest for patronizing a prostitute in Greenwood, South Carolina, in January 2010 looked uncontroversial, with Armfield allegedly confessing he'd bargained Melinda "Truck Stop" Robinson down from $10 to $5 for oral …
 
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