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HARRY TO THE RESCUE — FOR A PRICE
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has laid out his mission as an uncle: protect the newest member of his family, and make sure Britain's little prince has fun. Harry told reporters at a charity event in London yesterday that when he met Prince George, the new baby "was crying his eyes out, as all babies do." He says he wants to make sure the future heir to the throne "has a good upbringing, and keep him out of harm's way and to make sure he has fun." The rest, he said, he'll leave to the baby's parents, Prince William and the former Kate Middleton. That's not to say he won't help out: Harry adds that he hopes his brother knows "how expensive" his baby-sitting services are.
OCCUPY PEPPER SPRAYING OFFICER SEEKS WORKERS COMP
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — The former police officer who pepper-sprayed students during an Occupy protest at the University of California, Davis is appealing for worker's compensation. John Pike claims he suffered psychiatric injury from the 2011 incident. The California Department of Industrial Relations' Web site says Pike has a settlement conference on August 13 in Sacramento. An attorney who supported the Occupy UC Davis movement told the Davis Enterprise (http://bit.ly/13h2hG9 ) a protest will likely be held outside the courtroom. Pike was fired eight months after an investigation found that his action was unwarranted. Online videos of him casually spraying pepper-spray in the faces of nonviolent protesters went viral, prompting national outrage. Hackers posted Pike's information online. He received scores of threats that led a judge to rule against releasing the names of other officers at the scene.
TOGETHER IN LIFE — NOW IN DEATH
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California husband and wife who were born on the same day and celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary last year have died just a day apart. The couple's son Les Brown Junior tells the Long Beach Press-Telegram (http://bit.ly/18CyufA) 94-year-old Helen Brown died July 16 and 94-year-old Les Brown died the following day. She had stomach cancer. He had Parkinson's disease. The Browns were born on New Year's Eve, 1918. Last September they celebrated their 75th anniversary. They'll have a memorial service — fittingly a joint one — tomorrow.
SAN DIEGO MAYOR GETS HEAT FROM OWN PARTY TO RESIGN
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's own political party wants him to resign after seven women publicly identified themselves as targets of alleged sexual advances. The San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee voted 34-6 last night to ask the city's first Democratic mayor in 20 years to leave office. The vote comes a week after the panel deadlocked 24-24 on the question. Among those who attended last night's vote: Laura Fink, who says Filner patted her backside in 2005 when he was congressman and she his deputy campaign manager. Fink says she's gratified by the vote.
GUINNESS WORLD RECORD HOLDER FOR SHOES SLAIN
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say a woman with a world-record collection of more than 15,000 shoes was beaten with a baseball bat and found dead in her swimming pool. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/16fPqWO ) 29-year-old boyfriend Justin Charles Smith was arraigned yesterday in the death of 58-year-old Darlene Flynn. He didn't enter a plea. Authorities say they went to the Guinness World Record holder's home Monday after a report of a man and a woman yelling. When they arrived, they saw a shirtless man running away from the property and found Flynn's body in her backyard pool. It was unclear how long she had been dead. Smith was arrested later that day. Friends say the relationship had been volatile. Small claims court records show Flynn alleged Smith owed her nearly $10,000.
MEDICAL RESEARCHER ACCUSED OF POISONING WIFE
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A University of Pittsburgh medical researcher accused of poisoning his neurologist wife has been arrested in West Virginia on a criminal homicide charge. A police complaint says Dr. Robert Ferrante laced an energy supplement with cyanide before giving it to med school neurologist Dr. Autumn Klein. Hours before, the two had exchanged messages about how the supplement could help them conceive a child. His attorney had said Ferrante denies involvement in his wife's death — but he didn't respond to a request for comment on yesterday's arrest.
Created: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 03:15:20 EST
Updated: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 03:15:20 EST