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Iran's Media Raises $600K for Renewed Rushdie Fatwa

'It will never lose its power,' Iran official says of death edict

(Newser) - Since 1989, Salman Rushdie has had to live a mostly underground life after Iran's then-supreme leader called for his assassination over the novel The Satanic Verses. Now that fatwa, which is occasionally paraded out by the country's religious leaders, has been reupped yet again, and this time 40... More »

Zimmerman Flees Miami, 'Bounty' on His Head

Killer of Trayvon Martin was chased by angry crowd, says TMZ

(Newser) - George Zimmerman is on the run: Trayvon Martin's killer attracted an angry crowd while hanging out at a beach in Miami last week and ended up fleeing the city with a bounty on his head, TMZ reports. As the story goes, Zimmerman gave an interview on Tuesday with Univision... More »

NFL Reaffirms 4 Players' Suspensions in Bounty Scandal

But reduced penalties for 2 Saints players

(Newser) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the suspensions of Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith today for their role in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal and reduced penalties for Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove. Vilma will sit out the entire season and Smith's punishment stands at four games. Hargrove, a... More »

Kids' Coaches May Have Offered Football Bounties

Pop Warner league is investigating

(Newser) - If you thought it was bad that NFL teams paid bounties to go after opposing players, this story won't sit well. Pop Warner, the nation's biggest youth football league, has suspended coaches on a top California team accused of doing the same. The Orange County Register first reported... More »

Al-Shabab Puts Bounty on Obama's Head: 10 Camels

But only 10 chickens and 10 roosters for Hillary Clinton

(Newser) - The US placed bounties on the heads of several top al-Shabab commanders last week, and the Somali militants were so impressed that they're now copying the tactic. Of course, their payouts aren't quite as impressive as the $3 million to $7 million the US is offering. "Whoever... More »

4 Saints Suspended in Bounty Program

Jonathan Vilma banned for the season

(Newser) - The NFL isn't just coming down on the coaches in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal : Four players were suspended without pay today, ESPN reports. Linebacker Jonathan Vilma is suspended for the entire season, while defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove (now a Green Bay Packer) received an eight-game suspension, defensive... More »

UK Lord Offered $16M Bounty on Obama, Bush: Report

Nazir Ahmed denies comments

(Newser) - A British lord has allegedly offered $16 million to anyone who can capture President Obama and George W. Bush, prompting his suspension from the Labour party "pending investigation." The comments—which Nazir Ahmed denies making—followed a US offer of $10 million for the capture of Hafiz Mohammad... More »

NFL Confirms: Saints Coach Gone for the Season

Sean Payton out; Goodell rejects 'rogue coach' theory

(Newser) - See ya, Sean. The NFL today confirmed its ruling that New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton is out for the season over the team's "bounty" scandal , the New York Times reports. In upholding the suspension, Commissioner Roger Goodell disagreed with a Saints lawyer who blamed the bounty program... More »

Bounty on Gadhafi's Head: $1.7M

Libyan rebels want to end this thing...

(Newser) - It sounds like quite the deal: Kill or capture Moammar Gadhafi, and you'll be pardoned for any crimes you may have committed ... and walk away with $1.7 million. That's the offer from Libya's National Transitional Council, which hopes the fairly sweet package will compel someone close... More »

Gadhafi Puts Big Bounty on Opposition Leader

He offers $419K for capture of Mustafa Abdul Jalil

(Newser) - Moammar Gadhafi put a price on the head of a Libyan opposition leader today, offering the equivalent of $419,000 for the capture of Mustafa Abdul Jalil, CNN reports. Libyan state television branded the head of the interim government in eastern Libya an "agent spy" and offered an additional... More »

Microsoft Offers $250K to Catch Worm Creators

(Newser) - Microsoft has offered a $250,000 bounty for the creators of the dreaded Conficker worm, which has infected 10 million computers worldwide, PC Magazine reports. The software giant is working with security firms and domain name administrator ICANN to find the culprits, whose virus exploits a vulnerability in Windows. Microsoft... More »

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