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May 18, 2014

In Other News, May 18

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Mom can be banned from ranting on Facebook, court rules

FLEMINGTON, N.J. — A state appellate court has ruled that a mother’s rights were not violated by a judge’s decision that barred her from ranting about her children and ex-husband on Facebook. The judge’s 2011 order was a special condition of the woman’s probation stemming from an attempt to kidnap her two children and take them to Canada, the Courier News reported. — Fox News

As heavy as 14 elephants, as long as two tractor trailers: Meet Mr. Titanosaur

They may be the biggest boys on any block — any block, ever. In fact, the dinosaurs unveiled Saturday by Argentina’s Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio may be the largest to grace the Earth. At about 130 feet long and 180,000 pounds, it’s no wonder, then, that these colossal creatures are dubbed titanosaurs — titan being a nod to the giants of ancient Greek mythology. — CNN

Racism claim dooms bid to honor Mark Twain in Nevada

A state panel has effectively killed a bid to name a Lake Tahoe cove for Mark Twain, citing opposition from a tribe that says he held racist views on American Indians. — ABC

Police say fleeing thief struck by vehicle in hit and run

Police say a fleeing thief was struck by a car in a hit and run Saturday evening in Toronto. The victim, police say, was being chased by a retail store employee after stealing multiple coats when he was struck by a vehicle. — CP24

Arrests in deadly Turkish mine fire

Four people have been arrested in connection with last week’s coal mine fire in Soma, Turkey, that killed 301 miners, the country’s semiofficial Anadolu news agency reported. Soma Coal Mining Co. operating manager Akin Celik, engineers Yalcin Erdogan and Ertan Ersoy, and security chief Yasin Kurnaz were taken into custody Sunday, the agency said, citing Turkish prosecutor Bekir Sahiner. — CNN

 

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