Wednesday July 8th

Scientists develop anti aging drug that can extend life for decades from chemical found in soil on mysterious Easter Island.

A miraculous ‘fountain of youth’ drug that could extend people’s life spans by more than a decade has been developed by scientists. The anti-ageing pill was created from a chemical found in the soil of Easter Island – one of the most remote and mysterious places on the planet.

Grandma with shovel 1, Bambi O.

Maybe Dorothy Richardson was scared, or maybe she was protecting her flower garden. Whatever the reason, the 75-year-old Euclid woman is accused of beating a fawn to death. Richardson faces charges of animal cruelty from the incident, which occurred June 15 at her home near the Cleveland Metroparks Euclid Creek Reservation.

Worker dies after falling into vat of chocolate.

A worker died this morning after falling into a vat used to melt and mix chocolate in Camden, officials said. The accident occurred at Cocoa Services Inc. at a warehouse owned by Lyons & Sons, Inc., at 701 North 36th Street.

Detroit police officer charged with stealing money from auto theft tip program.

Officials at Michigan’s statewide auto theft tip line hope clues keep coming in, despite a Detroit Police auto theft investigator facing charges he stole more than $26,000 in reward money. (SNIP) Stevie Perry, 38, of Detroit was released on $10,000 personal bond this morning after his arraignment in 16th District Court in Livonia, Court Administrator and Magistrate Denis Epler said.

Nice grandsons. Maybe they’ll get some of the same treatment from their cellmates.

A pair of Salt Lake City men are accused of assaulting their grandmother with bottles of shampoo and baby powder before urinating on the woman and leaving her injured in a bathroom. The attack occurred July 2 at a home near 700 South and 300 East, according to charging documents filed Tuesday in 3rd District Court. Michael Levi Hansen Jr., 20, and Christopher Eugene Hansen, 22, forced their way into a bathroom in the home they shared with their 66-year-old grandmother as the woman was taking a shower, court documents state.

Google announces plans to offer new open source operating system for computers.

It’s been an exciting nine months since we launched the Google Chrome browser. Already, over 30 million people use it regularly. We designed Google Chrome for people who live on the web — searching for information, checking email, catching up on the news, shopping or just staying in touch with friends. However, the operating systems that browsers run on were designed in an era where there was no web. So today, we’re announcing a new project that’s a natural extension of Google Chrome — the Google Chrome Operating System.

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North Korea strong suspect behind crippling Fourth of July cyber attack against U.S. government computer networks.

A paralysing barrage of electronic cyber attacks has been let loose on government computers and networks in the US and South Korea, including the White House and Pentagon, underscoring the growth in assaults against vital state infrastructure. Other targets affected by one of the most serious cyber attacks to hit the US included the New York stock exchange, the national security agency, homeland security department, state department and the Washington Post.

NYPD hushes up incident of sergeant driving drunk, running over pedestrian at 6:40 in the morning.

An NYPD Sergeant has been quietly charged with driving drunk and mowing down an upper East Side man who had just picked up his morning coffee, the Daily News has learned. Sgt. Joseph Spiekerman, 43, was arrested following the June29 crash in which he hit Barry Gintel, 68, after running a red light at York Ave. and E. 86th St., court records reveal.

Woman offers above ground pool and a couple hundred bucks to have ex boyfriend bumped off. Used Myspace and text messages to set up hit.

An northern Indiana woman attempted to hire a person to find a hit man to kill her ex-boyfriend because he was trying to take custody of one of her children, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court Tuesday. Heidi L. Friedburg and William C. Alexander are being held without bond after being named in a criminal complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Chicago for conspiring to have someone commit murder.

Missouri man is suing over noise generated by nearby wind turbines.

It’s clean, renewable, but apparently wind energy isn’t quiet. Maybe you’ve seen those big wind turbines north of Kansas City. Resident Charlie Porter is suing over the noise. His 20-acre farm north of King City is surrounded by the giant wind turbines.

FBI agent gets two years probation, community service for killing neighbor’s little dog with pellet gun.

The FBI agent who pleaded “no contest” to charges of animal cruelty has been sentenced to 2 years deferred probation and 300 hours of community service. Neighbors accused Agent Lovett Leslie Ledger, Jr., of killing their Chihuahua with a pellet gun in February 2008. He was charged with animal cruelty.

Washington D.C. Metro commuter rail operator caught on tape looking down texting on cell phone while train is whizzing down the tracks.

A Metro rail operator has been suspended without pay for five days after a rider caught him on video apparently sending text messages while his train was running in automatic mode. The rider then posted the video on YouTube. The rider recorded the video June 5 on a Blue Line train headed from King Street to Van Dorn Street. It appears to show the conductor with his head slumped forward, paying no attention to the tracks ahead.

Boston trolley driver to answer charges that his texting while operating train caused wreck that injured 50 people.

A Boston trolley driver who investigators say was sending a text message during an accident has been indicted. Aiden Quinn was indicted by a Suffolk County grand jury Wednesday on charges of grossly negligent operation of the train.

San Quentin prison in CA to stop accepting new inmates for awhile because of the swine flu bug.

San Quentin State Prison will stop accepting inmates from 19 Northern California counties Wednesday because of swine flu fears, corrections officials said Tuesday. Nearly half the 5,200 inmates in the prison north of San Francisco are being quarantined. Luis Patino, a spokesman for the federal receiver who oversees prison medical care, said tests show four inmates likely have the H1N1 virus, and 47 inmates are showing symptoms.

Nice to see a state supreme court is dealing with such important stuff as this.

A Las Vegas man won a courtroom battle Wednesday with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles over his “HOE” license plate, which the agency refused to renew on grounds that he was using a slang reference to prostitutes. The high court said the DMV based its refusal of William Junge’s plate on definitions found in the Web-based Urban Dictionary, which includes user contributions. It ruled that the contributed definitions “do not always reflect generally accepted definitions for words.”

Thieves con apparently lazy real estate agents to gain access to houses.

Two Chandler couples hoping to sell their houses to prospective buyers were instead duped out of expensive watches, jewelry, collector coins and a purse. Both owners said they received calls from a real estate agent asking to show their home to clients and requesting that the families not be home at the time. Both later noticed small but expensive items missing.

Quote of the day.

Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want—and their kids pay for it.

-Richard Lamm

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