Parents to sue Rutgers over gay son's suicide
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- The parents of a Rutgers University student who killed himself after his roommate allegedly used a webcam to spy on him during a tryst with another man have filed notice that they intend to sue the school.
Joseph and Jane Clementi, parents of Tyler Clementi, filed notice Friday preserving their right to sue. They have to wait six months after the notice to file a lawsuit over their son's death, which became a symbol in a national outcry over the bullying of young gays.
In the notice, the couple said, "It appears Rutgers University failed to act, failed to put in place and/or failed to implement, and enforce policies and practices that would have prevented or deterred such acts, and that Rutgers failed to act timely and appropriately"
The claim, first reported by the Home News Tribune of East Brunswick, did not list how much in damages the Ridgewood family would seek.
Bail set for author of pedophile guide
BARTOW, Fla. (AP) -- A judge set bail at $15,000 Wednesday for a Colorado man who wrote a how-to guide for pedophiles.
Phillip Greaves of Pueblo is charged with violating the state's obscenity law, a third-degree felony that could land him in prison for five years.
Greaves, 47, was arrested Monday in Colorado, but Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd claims jurisdiction in the case because Greaves sold and mailed a copy of his book to undercover deputies in Florida who had requested a copy.
The self-published book caused a flap when it showed up on Amazon in November. It was later removed from the site. Greaves, who has no criminal record, writes in the book that pedophiles are misunderstood.
Library book returned 76 years past due date
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) -- Mark McKee can finally rest easy after returning a library book that he borrowed 76 years ago.
In 1934 when he was 13, McKee checked out "A Dog of Flanders" by English author Marie Louise de la Ramee from the public library in Mount Clemens, about 25 miles northeast of Detroit.
McKee, 89, former publisher of the Macomb Daily, said he recently discovered the book among his possessions and mailed it back to the library.
Library Director Donald Worrell Jr. said he was thrilled to receive the book and a letter from his friend, McKee, and added that he plans to put both on display. He waived any fines.
WikiLeaks suspect allegedly mistreated
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- The United Nations said Wednesday that it is looking into a complaint that the Army private suspected of giving classified documents to WikiLeaks has been mistreated in custody.
The U.N. office for torture issues, based in Geneva, said it received a complaint from one of Pfc. Bradley Manning's supporters alleging that conditions in a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va., amount to torture. Visitors say he spends 23 hours a day alone in a cell.
Manning was charged in July with leaking classified material, including video posted by WikiLeaks of a 2007 U.S. Apache helicopter attack in Baghdad that killed a Reuters news photographer and his driver.
In an interview with MSNBC on Wednesday, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called Manning a political prisoner and said he believes the United States is trying to get the soldier to testify against him.