Archive for February, 2009
While it may be shocking, the practice of “sexting” – sending nude pictures via text message – is not unusual, especially for high schoolers around the country.
This week, three teenage girls who allegedly sent nude or semi-nude cell phone pictures of themselves, and three male classmates in a western Pennsylvania high school who received them, are charged with child pornography. Continue Reading »
An infant boy was married off to his neighbours’ dog in eastern India by villagers who said it will stop the groom from being killed by wild animals, officials and witnesses said Wednesday.
Around 150 tribes people performed the ritual recently in a hamlet in the state of Orissa’s Jajpur district after the boy, who is under two years old, grew a tooth on his upper gum. Continue Reading »
Nevada gambling regulators have warned casinos about a card-counting program for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch that can illegally help players beat the house in blackjack.
Card counting by players is not illegal in Nevada but using a device to count cards is considered a felony.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board warned casinos of the program last week.
Nevada learned of the program from California gambling regulators who said officials at an Indian casino found customers using it.
But board member Randy Sayre says the agency hasn’t received any reports of the program being used in Nevada.
Card counting can help blackjack players determine when they are likely to win a hand and should adjust their bets.
A county clerk in Colorado has a simple response to staff cuts caused by budget shortfalls: Just don’t answer the phones.
El Paso County officials complain that the staff of the county Clerk and Recorder’s office stopped answering calls last months. Instead, recorded messages refer all callers to the assessor’s and treasurer’s offices. Continue Reading »