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In brief: Pair left hanging in bungee ordeal

Published 21/07/2011 | 05:00

A Woman decided to help her future husband overcome his fear of heights by taking him on a bungee ride in Dallas, Texas.

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But after convincing William Mancera to board the ride with her, Thalia Rodriguez and her fiance found themselves stuck 50ft off the ground for three hours because cables got tangled. Mr Mancera said "never again".

Anthrax case error corrected

The US Justice Department has corrected a legal filing to reassert its conclusion that a lone scientist staged the anthrax attacks that killed five people in New York, Florida and Washington DC in the autumn of 2001.

Court papers submitted last Friday suggested that the US government had altered its position regarding evidence pointing to Dr Bruce Ivins as the perpetrator, but the department has now said that was not the case and that the earlier filing contained "inaccurate information".

Jailbird bride arrested again

A new bride arrested in Michigan on a three-year-old warrant for identity theft charges and briefly jailed wearing her wedding dress was picked up again after missing her day in court.

Tammy Lee Hinton (53) was arrested on Saturday but failed to appear in Jackson County District Court on Monday. Blackman-Leoni Township police later re-arrested her when she was released from a local hospital.

Police dog ditched for lack of bite

A would-be police dog has been rejected from the recruitment process because she did not like to bite.

Vegas, a 19-month-old German shepherd, failed Northumbria Police's rigorous selection process -- including being "too tentative" when it came to biting.

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