News Bits

A German court rejected a restaurant employee’s claim for monetary compensation after an irate customer threw a half eaten kabob at her while calling her “a stupid cow.”

A New Zealand man was charged with assault after picking up and throwing a hedgehog at a 15-year-old boy.

Medicine mix-ups and accidental drug overdoses harm roughly one out of 15 hospitalized children, according to a new scientific study.

Charlton Heston, famed actor and political activist, died last week at the age of 84.

President Bush signed a letter to Congress for a controversial policy that would allow free trade with Colombia.

U.S. military deaths in Iraq have totaled 4,013 according to the latest count by The Associated Press.

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