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US Soldier Fires on Afghan Civilians, Kills at Least 16

Unknown number dead, wounded in early morning attack

(Newser) - A US soldier in southern Afghanistan has been detained after he walked off his base this morning, shooting and killing civilians in the area, reports the New York Times . At least 16 are dead in the rampage, reports the BBC , with many women and children among them. The soldier reportedly... More »

Mischa Barton in Psychiatric Lockdown

OC star hospitalized in Los Angeles after breakdown: sources

(Newser) - OC star Mischa Barton was removed from her Hollywood home by police and placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold last night, reports Access Hollywood. A spokesman for the British-born actress confirmed that she will miss the premiere of her new movie Homecoming in New York tonight because of medical treatment.... More »

Spears Pal Strikes Back Against Dad

Ex-manager asks court to spring Britney from family control

(Newser) - Britney Spears' former manager and pal Sam Lutfi is trying to liberate her from her family's control by getting her case moved from Los Angeles to federal court, E! reports.  He's arguing in a petition that Jamie Spears is unfit to oversee his daughter's life and that she's being... More »

Brit's Parents Fear Her Life's 'At Risk'

Pop star released from psych ward without their consent

(Newser) - Britney Spears' parents are terrified of the potentially life-threatening consequences of their daughter's release against the recommendations of her psychiatrist from UCLA Medical Center, where she was being treated for mental problems. "We are deeply concerned and believe her life is at risk," said the singer's parents, who... More »

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