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Kennedy sued by two nurses

TWO nurses have filed a $200,000 (€154,795) civil lawsuit against the son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, accusing him of negligence, assault and battery, as well as causing them emotional and physical distress.

It comes a week after Douglas Kennedy was acquitted of child endangerment and harassment charges.

The charges stemmed from Kennedy's attempt in January to take his newborn son from a suburban New York maternity ward. The two nurses said Kennedy hurt them as they tried to prevent him from leaving with the newborn.

Kennedy vowed to fight the lawsuit.

Aids activists strip in protest

THREE women Aids activists saying they wanted to highlight the "naked truth" about potential spending cuts in HIV programmes were arrested after taking their clothes off in the lobby of US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner's office.

The trio had the words "Aids cuts kill" painted on their bodies and had linked arms with four men who also disrobed in protest.

The nude protesters, and other clothed demonstrators chanted: "People with Aids are under attack. What do we do? Fight back."

New way to see Las Vegas

TOURISTS will soon have a new way to see the lights of Las Vegas: by being spit out of the mouth of an 11-story slot machine and zinged down a five-block zip wire past some of the city's oldest casinos.

Officials unveiled plans for a permanent zip wire on the Las Vegas promenade known as the Fremont Street Experience.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman said the SlotZilla thrill ride was destined to become a city landmark.

Chefs solution for deadly fish

CHEFS have said that one way to stop the predatory, fast spreading northern snakehead is obvious -- with a fork.

With a reputation as fearsome as its name -- Frankenfish -- the voracious snakehead fish has intruded throughout much of the Potomac River basin in Virginia and Maryland in the last decade, snapping up anything that gets in its way.