'Deep Throat' of Watergate fame dies at 95
SAN FRANCISCO - W. Mark Felt, the former FBI second-in-command who revealed himself as 'Deep Throat' 30 years after he helped The Washington Post unravel the Watergate scandal, has died. He was 95.
Felt died Thursday at his home in Santa Rosa under hospice care after suffering from congestive heart failure for several months, said family friend John D. O'Connor, who wrote a Vanity Fair article disclosing Felt's secret in 2005.
The shadowy central figure in one of the most gripping political dramas of the 20th century, Felt insisted his alter ego be kept secret when he leaked damaging information to Post reporter Bob Woodward.
The scandal led to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974, two years after the break-in at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate office building in Washington.
Remains don't reveal how Anthony died
ORLANDO, Fla. - Pieces of a tiny skeleton found in swampy woods can tell authorities one thing: Missing 3-year-old Caylee Anthony was killed. What they can't help explain, authorities said Friday, is how or when she died.
Authorities said at a news conference that DNA tests conducted on remains found by a utility worker last week less than a half-mile from where the child lived matched Caylee's genetic profile. But the only clue they give about her death is that her bones didn't suffer trauma, said Orange County medical examiner Dr. Jan Garavaglia.
Man who claims cops sodomized him plans to sue
NEW YORK - A tattoo parlor employee who claims he was assaulted and sodomized by New York City police officers has filed papers to sue the city and the police department.
Michael Mineo said he was attacked Oct. 15 in a subway station. Officer Richard Kern was charged with aggravated sexual abuse and assault; fellow Officers Alex Cruz and Andrew Morales were charged with hindering prosecution and official misconduct for allegedly covering up the crime.
All three pleaded not guilty.
Massachusetts teen robbed for money to buy car
BARNSTABLE, Mass. - Cape Cod prosecutors said the body of a suspected 16-year-old drug dealer was burned after he was shot, stabbed and robbed of $10,000 by his half brother and two others.
Prosecutor Michael O'Keefe said the burning body of Jordan Mendes was found Tuesday in Hyannis. He said Mendes was fatally shot a day earlier.
Mendes' 13-year-old sibling, another teen and 20-year-old Robert Vacher of Brewster are charged with murder and armed robbery. The teens cannot be tried as adults under state law.
O'Keefe said they tried to use the cash to buy a BMW. He says evidence suggests Mendes was 'a significant drug dealer.'
Judge: Items from OJ heist will go to LA
LAS VEGAS - The Nevada judge who sentenced O.J. Simpson to prison said most of the sports memorabilia seized by authorities after a hotel room robbery in Las Vegas will go to Los Angeles.
Once there, it'll be sold by the sheriff to satisfy a wrongful death judgment the families of slaying victims Ronald Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson won against Simpson in 1995.
Judge Jackie Glass also ruled Friday that Simpson, co-defendant Clarence 'C.J.' Stewart and the four men who testified against them have to pay a combined $3,560 in restitution to collectibles dealer Bruce Fromong.
Mother of Palin's daughter's boyfriend arrested
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska state troopers arrested the mother of Bristol Palin's boyfriend on drug charges Thursday.
Sherry L. Johnston was arrested after troopers served a search warrant on a Wasilla home. The 42-year-old Johnston was charged with six felony drug counts.
Troopers did not identify the drug involved.
Johnston is the mother of 18-year-old Levi Johnston. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin announced in September that her 18-year-old daughter, Bristol, was pregnant and Johnston was the father.