Handcuffed man dies after being Tasered by cop 9 times. He stopped twitching after the seventh 50,000 volt zap. The medical examiner says he was most probably already dead at that point and has ruled it a homicide.
Drug smugglers use Hurricane Dolly as cover.
Police allegedly marched a rape victim who had been found crying in the street at 1am to a cab firm, and then made her pay the fare home. The woman, said to be an executive who earns £70,000 a year, had been at a party on a Thames boat and was spotted by passers-by, slumped on a south London pavement. To top it off, she had to share a cab with a strange man.
Canine pornstars up for adoption.
Thanks in part to suicide guides, sites and clubs on the internet, Japan is in the midst of a suicide epidemic. Hundreds of Japanese have killed themselves this year by mixing ordinary household chemicals into a lethal cloud of poison gas that often injures others and forces the evacuation of entire apartment blocks.
The 517 self-inflicted deaths by hydrogen sulfide poisoning this year are part of a bigger, grimmer story: Nearly 34,000 Japanese killed themselves last year, according to the Japanese national police. That's the second-highest toll ever in a country where the suicide rate is ninth highest in the world and more than double that of the USA, the World Health Organization says.
Suicidal man on fifth story ledge finally decides not to jump, but then while trying to get down, slips and falls to concrete. He's in critical condition.
Protester superglues himself to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Video.
Actual headline: Men sentenced for setting friend's crotch ablaze. Yes, alcohol was involved.
Dumbest. Generation. Ever.
Golfers hide under a tree during thunderstorm, you can guess what happened next. They couldn't recall what year it was, but one of them could still remember the golf score.
Beijing setting up designated protest zones for Olympics.
Man takes up a dare to play chicken with freeway traffic in his underwear. And loses.