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June 24, 2014

In Other News, 6/24

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Greenpeace executive flies 250 miles to work

Pascal Husting, Greenpeace International’s international program director, said he began “commuting between Luxembourg and Amsterdam” when he took the job in 2012 and currently made the round trip about twice a month. The flights are funded by the environmental group, despite its campaign to curb “the growth in aviation,” which it says “is ruining our chances of stopping dangerous climate change.” — The Telegraph

Woman shown mercy after sex attack lies led to arrest

A British court has spared from prison a woman who lied about being sexually assaulted, a lie which led to an innocent man’s arrest. Tracy Kent was spared prison after a judge was told she had been psychologically damaged by, among other things, her inability to have children and weight problems. — The Gazette Live

World Cup celebrations marred by unruly Mexican soccer fans

World Cup fever turned to chaos as crowds of unruly soccer fans hit the streets of several cities in southern California following Mexico’s advance to the second round of the tournament. The Los Angeles Police Department declared a citywide tactical alert in an attempt to handle crowds as they blocked intersections, jumped on cars and set off fireworks. — KABC

Phoenix man arrested for 1989 sexual assault, murder

Phoenix police say they have charged 58-year-old Cudellious Love with the murder of Laura Hunding. Detectives were recently able to match DNA found at the crime scene with Love. They then tracked him down and interviewed him in May, when he denied any involvement in the killing. Additional DNA samples were collected then, and Love was arrested after the new samples confirmed the match to the crime scene. — KTAR

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