Boy (12) charged with child murder
A 12-YEAR-OLD boy is being charged with second-degree murder after a two-year-old foster child living with his family was beaten to death in a Washington, DC, suburb.
Police said the boy's father called emergency services on Tuesday night and the little girl was pronounced dead at hospital. A post-mortem confirmed the child died of blunt force trauma.
Man's mortgage paid off in pennies
A MAN who pledged to make his last mortgage payment in pennies has kept his promise.
After warning his bank, Thomas Daigle dropped off about 62,000 pennies for the final payment on the Massachusetts home he and his wife, Sandra, bought in 1977. He explained that he just wanted to make his last payment "memorable".
Moors murderer's tribunal is on hold
MOORS murderer Ian Brady's mental health tribunal will be delayed because he is too ill to attend, a judge has ruled.
Judge Robert Atherton said he accepted that Brady, who is understood to have suffered a seizure earlier this week, was too ill to take part in the public hearing, which was due to begin on Monday. No new date has been set.
Women get fewer working hours
WOMEN round the world are less likely than men to work the number of hours they want, according to a new poll.
The study found the widest gap in Ecuador and Saudi Arabia, where women were 23pc less likely than men to be employed at capacity. In the US, the gap is 9pc. Study co-author Jenny Marlar said this was probably related to education and local culture.
Rapper apologises for video message
N-DUBZ star Dappy has said sorry after the video for his single 'Tarzan 2' featured the message "Free Leo Chindamo" -- a call for head teacher Philip Lawrence's killer to be freed.
Dappy said he "honestly wasn't aware" of the crime and wrote: "I knew his brother from when I was young. In no way did I intend to cause upset and certainly didn't know about his past. My heart goes out to Mr Lawrence's family."
10 people die from spiked moonshine
AT least 10 people died earlier this week in Honduras after drinking adulterated alcohol.
The victims came from a rural area near Siguatepeque, a city 90km north of the capital, Tegucigalpa. Most died earlier in the week probably after drinking the methanol-spiked moonshine over the weekend, police said.