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Military Personnel Swarm City in Russia Spy Probe

Investigators take closer look at two grave sites

(Newser) - An investigation into the apparent poisoning of a Russian double agent and his daughter concentrated Friday on two grave sites in the once-quiet city of Salisbury, the Guardian reports. With some 200 military personnel supporting police efforts, hazmat-suit-wearing experts established tents around two graves: the wife and son of Sergei... More »

20-Foot Sculpture Moved After Texters Kept Bumping Into It

'The Kiss' at Salisbury Cathedral formerly straddled a path

(Newser) - Walking while texting can be dangerous—a fact that was recently reconfirmed in England. A 20-foot-high sculpture of two clasped hands that formed an archway over a path on the grounds of the Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire had to be relocated because walkers kept bumping into it (despite the 6... More »

Rip Torn Freed on Bail, Bound for Rehab

After alleged bank break-in, actor due back in court Feb. 17

(Newser) - Rip Torn appeared in court in Connecticut today to face charges related to an alleged bank break-in Friday evening and was released on $100,000 bond. The 78-year-old actor will enter alcohol rehab as soon as possible, his lawyer said. The numerous charges against him include burglary, trespassing, and carrying... More »

Rip Torn Arrested for Breaking Into Conn. Bank

Actor was drunk, armed with revolver: cops

(Newser) - Rip Torn is due in court tomorrow after allegedly breaking into a bank while "highly intoxicated" and carrying a loaded gun, Connecticut state police say. The 78-year-old actor broke a window to gain entry to a Salisbury bank Friday evening and is being held on $100,000 cash bond,... More »

Crowds Throng Cloudy Solstice at Stonehenge

Revelers amassed at Stonehenge for sunup on the year's longest day

(Newser) - Normally fences keep the public from brushing up against Stonehenge's mossy monoliths, the Times of London reports, but for today's summer solstice, a record crowd was allowed to pack the British monument site. Druids, drinkers, and curious early risers filled the area to capacity well before sunrise, and the only... More »

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