Woman gets probation for drowning puppy in airport toilet Video

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Florida woman has been given two years of probation for drowning a 3-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport toilet. Cynthia Anderson, of Edgewater, Florida, was sentenced Thursday in Hall County District Court in Grand Island. She pleaded no contest in May to cruelly neglecting an animal, resulting in its death. A no contest plea isn't an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing.…

Planned Parenthood seeks fed study of fetal tissue research

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire for its role in providing fetal tissue for research, Planned Parenthood asked the government's top health scientists Wednesday to convene a panel of independent experts to study the issues surrounding the little-known branch of medicine. Planned Parenthood's request to the National Institutes of Health came as Senate Republicans pressed their fight to bar the organization from receiving federal aid.

Jimmy Hoffa disappeared 40 years ago today Video

(AP) -- On this date in 1975, former Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa disappeared in suburban Detroit; although presumed dead, his remains have never been found. The New York Daily News is reporting this morning (http://nydn.us/1VOgZ5c) that a former mob boss said authorities were on the right track when they searched a toxic waste dump in New Jersey.

Man says he petted zoo cougars after calling 'Here, kitty' Video

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who jumped a fence to pet cougars at the Columbus zoo and posted video on YouTube says he jokingly said "Here, kitty" and moved closer when the animals seemed to respond. Thirty-five-year-old Joshua Newell of suburban Gahanna pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor criminal trespassing charge Wednesday and was found guilty and fined $200.

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