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March 9, 2017

Girl has six-pound tumour removed from mouth

— Twelve-year-old Janet Sylva of Gambia wants to be a doctor when she grows up, she says with a broad grin — one that surgeons in New York gave back to her after removing from her mouth one of the largest tumors they’d ever seen. NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. “I’m …

Man accused of decapitating mom was calm calling 911

— An 18-year-old man accused of decapitating his mother can be heard on a 911 recording saying he felt like killing his mother because she made him angry. RALEIGH, N.C. His public defender, attorney C. Boyd Sturges III, has said the man is “pretty profoundly disturbed.” Tweet Report an error …

Surgery helps world’s heaviest woman shed weight

Bariatric surgery involves banding or removing part of the stomach, which limits food intake. Abd El Aty is currently at Mumbai, India’s Saifee Hospital, where she’s lost more than 220 pounds since arriving in January. Print this story Report an error (AFP PHOTO / SAIFEE HOSPITAL) Indian doctors said March …

German inmates treated to McDonald’s

Inmates started eating from the golden arches after the food suppliers cancelled the prison contract earlier this month. Tweet The inmates mark off their choices and officers pick up their orders from a McDonald’s nearby. Print this story Change text size for the story BERGISCH GLADBACK, Germany — Inmates at …

‘Codfather’ pleading guilty in fish quota scam

But environmentalists — and competitors — fear that Rafael’s antics have created misleading data on the true state of the fish stocks.  A story in Hakai magazine said Rafael began building his empire after he was released from prison in the early 1980s following an IRS beef. Tweet Massachusetts fishing …

Report: China developing spaceship to land on the moon

in number of rocket launches last year. BEIJING — China is developing an advanced new spaceship capable of both flying in low-Earth orbit and landing on the moon, according to state media, in another bold step for a space program that equaled the U.S. 1 launchpad explosion. Russia had 17 …

Austrian jailed for flying swastika kite

Change text size for the story Tweet Report an error He is not being identified due to privacy laws. (Getty Images) VIENNA — An Austrian court has sentenced a man who flew a kite displaying a swastika to two years in prison for contravening anti-Nazi laws. The man had already …

Hawaii sues over Trump’s revised travel ban

Change text size for the story The 9th U.S. A federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order halting the initial ban after Washington state and Minnesota sued. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reinstate the order. Given that the new executive order spells out more of a national …

Fire erupts in lawyer’s pants during arson trial

Gutierrez was representing 48-year-old Claudy Charles, who is on trial for intentionally setting a car on fire in South Miami. The lawyer had begun his closing arguments when the fire in his trousers erupted. Police and prosecutors are investigating the incident, seizing the dead e-cigarette batteries as evidence. Stephen Gutierrez. …