20th child left IN Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. — A woman drove her troubled 12-year-old son from Georgia to Nebraska and abandoned him under the state’s unique safe-haven law, which parents have used to leave 20 children at hospitals since the law took effect in July. Previously abandoned children from Iowa and Michigan have been returned to their home states.
Texas A&M may settle
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M University regents have authorized the school president to settle a lawsuit brought by families over a deadly bonfire collapse. In 1999, the wedding cake-like bonfire structure collapsed while students were building it. Twelve people died and 27 were hurt.
U.S. woman May face trial
PERUGIA, Italy — Prosecutors rejected claims Monday that police contaminated evidence and requested that an American woman and her former Italian boyfriend stand trial in a British student’s death. A judge is expected to rule today whether Amanda Knox, 21, of Seattle and Raffaele Sollecito will be tried.
Tigers escape Burning truck
BERLIN — Three Siberian tigers used their training to leap through a wall of fire to safety from a burning truck Monday on the orders of their circus ringmaster, said circus owner Daniel Renz.
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