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9/11 bomb alert man in court

A man accused of trying to take a fake bomb through a security checkpoint at Kansas City International Airport on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks has a history of mental illness, his mother has told investigators.

Anthony Falco Jr (47), whose last known address is in Pennsylvania, shook his head in disagreement repeatedly and mumbled the word "lies" at one point while in court.

Falco is charged with making false statements and trying to bring items simulating an explosive device through security.

'Happy Feet' missing at sea

The wayward penguin known as 'Happy Feet' is missing in the Southern Ocean.

Experts said the most likely scenario is that the emperor penguin's satellite transmitter fell off when he was released last week.

The small unit was attached to his feathers with super glue and was designed to fall off when he molted early next year.

The bird was discovered on a New Zealand beach in June. He became sick from eating sand which he likely mistook for snow, but was nursed back to health over two months at the Wellington Zoo.

Adele hits the

record books

Chart-topping star Adele is to be recognised for a hat-trick of achievements by Guinness World Records.

The singer -- who has become a global superstar -- is included for the astonishing success of her second album 21. She has set new UK records for a solo female with both the most consecutive weeks at number one (11) and the most cumulative weeks at the top (21). In addition she is the first woman to have two singles and two albums in the UK top five at the same time.

Shot Giffords in TV return

Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has pencilled in her first TV interview since being shot in January.

She and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, will sit down for the interview with Diane Sawyer of ABC News in November. Democrat Ms Giffords was shot in the head while meeting constituents on January 8.