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Teen attacked girl with stool

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy who attacked his girlfriend with a stool has been remanded on bail pending sentence.

The Dublin boy pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to the teenage girl. Garda Niall Rigney told Judge Clare Leonard at the Children's Court that the incident, in west Dublin on October 9 last, began when the girl had been getting ready to go to school.

He said the boy stood at the upstairs landing of her home while she was downstairs and "a stool was dropped on her head". The girl was taken to hospital and received staples for her head injuries.

Churchill cigar sells for €5k

A cigar which Winston Churchill left unfinished in 1941 fetched £4,500 (€5,100) at a sale.

Auctioneers Keys, of Aylsham, Norfolk, said Churchill abandoned the stub to attend a cabinet meeting.

It was picked up by a Downing Street valet who sent it to a friend with a note jotted on Number 10 writing paper.

Keys said the stub -- nearly four inches long -- was bought by a private collector at a sale in Aylsham.

Ex-sheriff beats bribery charges

A jury has acquitted a former Nevada sheriff's deputy of bribery charges after she was accused of accepting nearly $10,000 (€7,200) in gifts in exchange for giving special treatment to the jailed founder of the Girls Gone Wild video empire.

Sgt Michon Mills broke into tears as the foreman of the jury read the verdict in federal District Court last night.

The 39-year-old woman had been accused of accepting gifts from an associate of Joe Francis after he was jailed in Reno on tax charges in 2007 and 2008.

Activist killed abortion doctor

A jury took just 37 minutes to convict an anti-abortion activist of murder for putting a loaded gun to the head of a prominent abortion provider and pulling the trigger inside a church.

Scott Roeder, 51, of Kansas City, Missouri, admitted his actions from the witness stand. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison.