Alleged Cuba Kidnap Dad Loses Bid for Insanity Defense

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_c957a67002.jpgABC News (MIAMI) -- The couple who made international headlines after police in Florida say they kidnapped their two young children and sailed to Cuba will stand trial, after prosecutors told a judge the father was faking claims of insanity. Both Joshua and Sharyn Hakken pleaded guilty by reason of insanity to the abductions.

Read more...

Report: Former Penn State Coach Says He Was Molested as a Boy

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_9c7ebf33c0.jpgChris Gardner/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- A former Penn State assistant football coach who testified against Jerry Sandusky in his child sexual abuse trial was molested as a youngster, a new ESPN The Magazine report says. According to ESPN, Mike McQueary made the admission to various players shortly after a grand jury accused Sandusky in November 2011.

Read more...

Rep. Alan Grayson Denies Pushing Estranged Wife

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_4826b89b98.jpgJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- After being slapped with a temporary protective injunction barring him from contact with his estranged wife, Rep. Alan Grayson, a Florida Democrat, denied that he battered her during a spat at the couple’s home over the weekend. “It simply isn’t the way she described it,” Grayson told a small group of reporters as he left the House chamber.

Read more...

$10M Gold Coin Hoard May Have Been Stolen from Mint

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_7cd0a553a1.jpgDariusz Majgier/Thinkstock (SAN FRANCISCO) -- A California couple who found a stash of buried gold coins valued at $10 million may not be so lucky after all. The coins may have been stolen from the U.S. Mint in 1900 and thus be the property of the government, according to a published report. The San Francisco Chronicle's website reported that a search of the Haithi Trust Digital Library provided by Northern California fishing guide Jack Trout, who is also a historian and collector of rare coins, turned up the news of the theft.

Read more...

Bin Laden's Son-in-Law Getting His Day in US Court

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_0129eada67.jpgAFP/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Jury selection began Monday in the trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law at Manhattan Federal Court. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, 48, is the highest-ranking member of al Qaeda to be tried on U.S. soil. The former spokesman for the terrorist group is accused of conspiring to kill Americans and providing support during the time of the attacks against the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001 that left nearly 3,000 people dead.

Read more...