South Florida Crime Stoppers Director Going to Jail for Swallowing Tip

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_5dd173e756.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (MIAMI) -- It was, he said, a "pretty dry" lunch. Richard Masten, the director of Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers, was arrested for contempt of court on Friday after refusing to hand over an anonymous crime tip to the judge – instead, choosing to put the paper tip in his mouth, chew it and swallow it, according to ABC affiliate WPLG. Masten will spend 14 days in jail for his crime, which he said was done on principle as the agency processes anonymous tips for law enforcement.

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Tennessee Teens Reel in Bags of Money During Fishing Trip

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_66817fb810.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) -- Near a fishing tournament in Tennessee, two teenagers caught what is likely a once in a lifetime catch-- money. Mark Spicer and Dylan Crumbley were out fishing at Blythe Ferry north of Chattanooga when they reeled in two large bags filled with more than $10,000. "I thought I had a turtle at first, started reeling it in and it turned out to be bag," Spicer said.

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NJ Soccer Mom Convicted of Hiring Hit Man to Kill 'Other' Woman Speaks Out

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_a55737b941.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (LYNDHURST, N.J.) -- A New Jersey soccer mom sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for trying to hire a hit man to murder her romantic rival is now speaking exclusively to ABC News. "I was a woman destroyed by emotions and I am paying for it dearly," wrote Nicole Faccenda in an email to ABC News. Faccenda, 45, of Lyndhurst, N.J., is in prison in West Virginia for soliciting a murder-for-hire in 2011 to kill the new girlfriend of her longtime boyfriend.

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Obama Praises U.S-Irish Ties at Annual St. Patrick Day Celebration

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_23b825c8dc.jpgRon Sachs-Pool/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- President Obama Friday hailed U.S.-Irish relations, as he celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, two days early, with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. “The American dream has always been the Irish American dream,” the president said at a St. Patrick’s Day reception. The early celebration kicked off Friday morning with an Oval Office meeting, where Obama praised the “incredible bond that exists between our two countries,” and continued at a lunch at the Capitol.

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Pentagon to Keep Aircraft Carrier in Mediterranean During Ukraine Crisis

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_a71a152165.jpgU.S. Navy via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon is keeping the aircraft carrier George H W Bush and the other ships in its strike group in the Mediterranean for a few days more than originally scheduled. Officials said the carrier is being kept in the Mediterranean as part of the overall effort to reassure America’s allies in the region during the ongoing  crisis in Ukraine.

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