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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,. He collapsed Aug. 20, 2008, after running sprints at...

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. Deborah Robinson, 38, appeared in court on Monday to face charges of child endangerment and wantonly and recklessly permitting substantial body injury to a child under 14. She could spend up to 7-1/2 years in prison if convicted. Paramedics found the teen...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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