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National & World $139 million deal in LA teacher semen cookies case $139 million deal in LA teacher semen cookies case
The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end all remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous counts of lewd conduct against his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.
National & World Teacher charged, on leave for dragging teen
A Central California physical education teacher was charged with a misdemeanor and put on leave after he tried to drag a 14-year-old girl across the concrete and into the high school's pool.
National & World Worker charged in glass-in-Big Mac case wins $437,000 Worker charged in glass-in-Big Mac case wins $437,000
A former McDonald's worker acquitted of charges he placed shards of glass into a police officer's Big Mac nearly a decade ago has won a $437,000 settlement from the city after arguing the officer fabricated the story to win money by suing the fast food restaurant.
National & World Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood
It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus.
National & World Florida State shooter was well-liked but troubled
A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school's library early Thursday believed the government was targeting him for persecution, detailing his thoughts in a journal and in videos detectives obtained, authorities said.
National & World 5 family members killed on 'dream trip' to Disney 5 family members killed on 'dream trip' to Disney
A 16-year-old boy driving his family on a "dream trip" to Disney World apparently fell asleep at the wheel, causing the sport utility vehicle to veer off the highway and roll over, killing three children and two adults, authorities said Thursday.
National & World Egypt acquits doctor in deadly female genital mutilation Egypt acquits doctor in deadly female genital mutilation
An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a doctor charged with committing female genital mutilation that led to a 13-year-old girl's death in a Nile Delta village, the country's first trial on charges of breaking the ban on the practice.
National & World Utah's concealed carry permits popular around US Utah's concealed carry permits popular around US
Tens of thousands of gun owners from around the country are taking advantage of Utah's concealed firearm permits each year - often taking a required class given by instructors licensed by Utah but who live in other states.
National & World Israel troops demolish Palestinian attacker's home Israel troops demolish Palestinian attacker's home
The east Jerusalem home of a Palestinian who carried out a deadly attack last month was demolished Wednesday, hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised strict security measures in the wake of a grisly synagogue assault.