Tuesday 12 December 2017

In brief: Doctor was right to amputate penis

A Kentucky doctor acted properly when he amputated part of a truck driver's penis after finding cancer during circumcision surgery in 2007, a jury found this week.

Phillip Seaton (64) had sought $16m (€11m) in damages against Dr John Patterson for performing the partial amputation after he discovered a cancerous tumour on Mr Seaton's penis.

Paediatrician jailed over abuse

A US paediatrician convicted of abusing scores of young patients over more than a decade will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Earl Bradley showed no emotion as a judge sentenced him yesterday to 14 life sentences for first-degree rape. He was also sentenced to 165 years' jail for multiple counts of assault and sexual exploitation of a child.

Captain keeps job after slur video

A US Navy panel in Virginia ruled on Wednesday that the captain of an aircraft carrier who was penalised for producing bawdy videos with slurs against gays can remain in the service, officials said.

Captain Owen Honors was relieved of command of the USS Enterprise in January, soon after the videos were made public.

Sign hack sparks 'panda-monium'

A wave of "panda-monium" has swept through a northern Arizona city thanks to a mischievous street-sign hacker who warned drivers of a "rogue panda on rampage".

State transportation officials said this week that a person was able to post the hoax warning by hacking into an electronic message board in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Funeral home 'lost body after burial'

The daughters of an Alabama, US, woman who died in 2010 have sued the funeral home that handled her burial, claiming it lost the body.

The daughters of Jimmie Lee Scott said after their mother died, her body was handed over to Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, who lost it and couldn't find it, even after digging up several graves.

Gable's grandson in laser offence

The grandson of actor Clark Gable was charged in Los Angeles this week with pointing a laser at a police helicopter and momentarily blinding two officers.

Clark James Gable (22) was arraigned yesterday on three counts of discharging a laser at an aircraft.

Irish Independent

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