Bodies found in bags
A convicted sex offender is facing multiple charges of aggravated murder and kidnapping over the deaths of three Ohio women whose bodies were found wrapped in bin bags.
Michael Madison faces a total of 14 charges, including gross abuse of a corpse, rape and having weapons under disability, in connection with the deaths of Shirellda Terry (18), Angela Deskins (38) and Shetisha Sheeley (28).
CAMP'S KISS OF DEATH
The parents of a 15-year-old US girl are suing a summer camp in Massachusetts, saying their daughter was kicked out after she was kissed by a boy.
The lawsuit says the girl was evicted from Camp Emerson after a camp official falsely accused her and the boy of sexually provocative behaviour. The action seeks €450,000 in damages.
AN 'UNPLANNED' BABY
A woman who thought she would never be a mother gave birth 15 hours after visiting her GP with "tummy ache".
Amanda Ross (41) said she had not experienced any symptoms of pregnancy before giving birth to her daughter, Chloe. She said she visited her GP after feeling a "little bit unwell". Chloe, weighing 4lb 9oz, was born the next day by Caesarean section at Southmead Hospital in Bristol.
PERKS OF RULING CHINA
Lavish weddings, holidays and lunch-time wine on the public purse were among corrupt perks that led China's ruling Communist Party to discipline 2,290 officials so far this year.
The party's disciplinary arm provided examples of breaches, including a party chief who was stripped of his post for holding a lavish wedding for his daughter and receiving around €115,000 in cash and gifts.
CATS CAN PURR IN PAIN
According to a survey, two thirds of people are unaware that the purring of a cat is a sign of pain as well as contentment.
The poll for the charity Cats Protection also revealed that more than two-thirds (67pc) do not recognise a tail in the air as a sign of greeting.
AIRPORT POISON SCARE
Four people were taken to hospital after a small pesticide container spilled at Miami International Airport in Florida.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said a passenger's bag was on a loading ramp when a bottle marked as shampoo spilled out. 'The Miami Herald' said four people initially complained of headaches and two of them began to vomit and suffered stomach pain.