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2009-09-04 13:17:18

A man in Georges Township, Pa., fired a cannon in his yard, sending a cannonball through the side of his neighbor's home, police allege. Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Brian Burden said William Edward Maser, 54, allegedly fired his 80-pound French and Indian War replica cannon Wednesday evening, sending a two-pound lead ball into his neighbor's closet, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Thursday. Burden said the cannonball broke a window while going through the side of the unidentified...

2009-08-30 23:52:05

Dueling experts will make it difficult to convict a former Kentucky high school coach in the death of a player from heat stroke, criminal law specialists said. Jason Stinson goes on trial Monday in Jefferson Circuit Court, charged with reckless homicide and wanton endangerment, The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal reported Sunday. Medical experts hired by each side dispute whether a lack of water was the cause of death of Max Gilpin, 15,.

2005-08-09 11:53:58

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts woman who said she does not believe in doctors was charged with child neglect after her emaciated 13-year-old daughter was found at her home in diapers and suffering from a life-threatening infection.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.