As she began a foot pursuit of a suspect down a dark alley and around a forbidding street corner, Cincinnati police officer Mandy Curfiss radioed to headquarters that she was heading toward a local gas station.
Sitting at the kitchen table in his small house, Steven Butler has trouble even with a very simple question. He cannot tell you the day of the week or the month, and he has to have the help of a calendar to tell you the year.
You've sold 3.3 million copies of Guitar Hero II, a game in which would-be Claptons try to match the furious fingering of onscreen musicians. So what do you play for an encore? If you're Activision, you strike a profitable new chord by selling songs to players who've grown bored with the tunes that came with the game. In April the company began offering three-song downloads for $6.25 - yup, more than double the price of songs on iTunes - and sold 300,000 in the first three months.
Stun-gun maker Taser International said Friday that an independent study of the effects of one of its new devices, the Taser X26, found no significant heart rhythm abnormalities in volunteers subjected to its shock.
One week after President Bush nominated him to be secretary of homeland security, former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik withdrew from consideration Friday night after discovering a former household employee had a questionable immigration status.