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Cop killers get over 100 years in prison
The gunman in the fatal drive-by shooting of Chicago Police Officer Alejandro Alex Valadez was sentenced to 105 years in prison Wednesday while his co-defendant received a 120-year prison sentence, Chicago Sun Times reported.

China's rich ditching country to avoid smog
By the 1970s, Central Park was in a state of decay. Bridges were crumbling. Meadows had dried up. Graffiti and vandalism blighted playgrounds and benches.

Did Kurt Cobain kill himself? 20 years on
With the 20th anniversary of the suicide of Kurt Cobain coming up next month, Seattle police knew they'd be getting plenty of questions about the Nirvana frontman, the Associated Press reports.

Swede exonerated in serial killings after 23 years
A Swede who once was considered a psychopathic serial killer is a free man after authorities found that his eight murder convictions were based on false confessions, the Associated Press reports.

Everest climbers to get stairway to heaven
Nepal is considering installing ladders on the vertical cliff that is the final obstacle climbers scaling Mount Everest have to overcome when they tackle the worlds highest peak, The Times of Britain reports.

Med school student Elizabeth Raine auctioning her virginity
A woman using the name Elizabeth Raine, 27, is auctioning her virginity, the Huffington Post reported Sunday. She claims to be a student at one of America's top medical schools.

Pakistan censors International New York Times front page article
The print edition of the International New York Times - the international version of the New York Times- in Pakistan cut an article entirely, and ran with a blank space, Bloomberg reported. What would have been published was a long article with the..

Woman dies after injecting Vaseline into breasts
An Argentine woman, Sonia Perez Llanzon, 39, died after she reportedly injected herself with Vaseline in an attempt to give herself a breast augmentation, the Huffington Post reported Sunday. She died from a blood clot in her lungs.

Man executed for brutally killing 2 co-workers 27 years ago
A Florida man has been executed for killing two female co-workers by beating them with a hammer and setting them on fire during a robbery at a fabric store where they worked, the New York Daily News reported.

China's rich ditching country to avoid smog
By the 1970s, Central Park was in a state of decay. Bridges were crumbling. Meadows had dried up. Graffiti and vandalism blighted playgrounds and benches. There was an overwhelming feeling that its best days had passed. "Positive use had increasing..

'Sellotape selfies' go viral online
While the recent drink nomination craze passed away, there is another craze for sellotape selfies.

NYC theater okays raunchy movie for toddlers
Owners of the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York City will give free admission to babies to see the graphic sex drama Nymphomaniac: Vol. I on Mar. 26 if they are accompanied by ticket-buying adults, the New York Daily News said Thursday.

Toddler given 6 shots of vodka
Two Texas women are accused of giving a 1-year-old toddler six shots of vodka.

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No imperial dinner for Obama?
U.S. agrees to return ancient Korean seals in Obama's trip to Seoul: source