Friday 9 December 2016

Relationship cut short by scissors

Published 06/12/2011 | 05:00

A 69-year-old Californian woman has been arrested after her husband reported that she tried to cut off his penis with a pair of scissors.

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Palm Springs police said Virginia Valdez was arrested on suspicion of mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon and spousal abuse. Her husband was treated at a hospital for injuries and released.

Chair dispute led to knife attack

A Wisconsin man who allegedly attacked a fellow guest at a Thanksgiving Day dinner after she ignored his claim to a specific chair at the dining table has been charged with attempted homicide.

Kendrick Carr (23) allegedly pulled a foot-long butcher knife on the woman after she refused to stand up from the chair he said he wanted to sit in.

Message in bottle returned to sender

A message in a bottle dropped in the Atlantic as part of a school project by a 10-year-old American boy has been retrieved across the ocean in the Azores.

Curtis Kipple, of Adams Basin, New York, sent the message in March. His school received a return email this week from a tiny fishing village on the Azores archipelago off Portugal, about 4,200km away.

Winehouse dress sells for €50,000

A printed chiffon dress worn by the late singer Amy Winehouse for the cover of her chart-topping album 'Back to Black' has sold for £43,200 (€50,311) at auction.

The hammer price, minus buyer's premium, was £36,000 (€42,000), still well above pre-sale estimates.

TV quiz's Osman is top 'weird crush'

TV presenter Richard Osman has become an unlikely heartthrob after being named this year's top "weird crush".

The co-host of BBC quiz show 'Pointless' triumphed in an annual poll for 'Heat' magazine, deposing last year's number one, Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais's sidekick.

Teen 'sexting' not out of control yet

Teen sexting of nude photos online or via cellphone may be far less common than people think, new US research suggests.

Only 1pc of children aged 10 to 17 have shared images of themselves or others that involve explicit nudity, a study found. Roughly the same number said they'd shared suggestive but less graphic photos; while 7pc said they'd received either type of picture.

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