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Fugitive boy to stay in custody

A 13-YEAR-OLD boy accused of stealing a car, who has repeatedly gone missing from care, is to stay in custody on remand for three weeks.

The boy, who is accused of the theft in north County Dublin, on March 16, is in voluntary care of the HSE. He had already been remanded in custody for several days following his arrest but was granted bail at the Dublin Children's Court on March 22.

Five days later, however, his bail was revoked when the court heard that he had gone missing for two nights and had been arrested again.

He appeared in court again yesterday where an additional charge for allowing himself to be carried in a stolen car, on March 27 was brought.

Sheriff jailed

in vice sting

A retired Colorado lawman once named national "Sheriff of the Year" will serve 30 days in the jail that bears his name after he pleaded guilty to trading drugs for sex with male prostitutes.

Former Arapahoe County Sheriff Patrick Sullivan (69) was taken into custody at the county jail which was named after him when he retired in 2002.

Sullivan was arrested last November when police set up a sting operation.

Cheney home

after heart op

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney has left hospital after undergoing a heart transplant 10 days ago.

His spokesman said Cheney (71) and his family "want to again express their deep gratitude to the donor and the donor's family for this remarkable gift".

Cheney has a history of heart problems, having suffered the first of five heart attacks at the age of 37.

Blige chicken

song is pulled

A Burger King commercial featuring Mary J Blige singing about chicken has been pulled. But the fast-food chain is blaming music licensing issues for the decision, not criticism of the ad.

In it, Blige sings soulfully about chicken snack wraps. But as the video went viral, some in the black community criticised the ad as stereotypical. The black women-oriented website Madame Noire likened it to "buffoonery".