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  • Bottles of Old Farm whiskey at South Broadway Manor Bed and Breakfast. (Sean Stipp/Tribune-Review)Bottles of Old Farm whiskey at South Broadway Manor Bed and Breakfast. (Sean Stipp/Tribune-Review)

    A man accused of drinking $102,000 worth of vintage whiskey says he's innocent. reports that nine cases of the rare booze were discovered when the historic J.P. Brennan mansion in Scottdale, Pa., was renovated and turned into South Broadway Manor Bed and Breakfast. The owner of the B&B, Patricia Hill, hired John W. Saunders as caretaker. She later discovered that bottles in four of the nine cases had been emptied and is accusing Saunders of drinking them and putting the bottles back.

    Saunders called the charges "totally false" outside the courtroom where he was set to face a preliminary hearing. "Yuck! That stuff had floaters in it and all kind of stuff inside the bottles. ... I don't think it would even be safe to drink."

    John Saunders speaks outside Scottdale courthouse (Sean Stipp/Tribune-Review)John W. Saunders (Sean Stipp/Tribune-Review)

    Saunders sought, and was granted by Judge Chuck Moore, a delay of the preliminary hearing so that he might apply to work with a public defender. The next hearing will take place May 15. explains that the Old Farm whiskey was distilled in

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  • A fist full of hundreds (Thinkstock)A fist full of hundreds (Thinkstock)

    Throwing a birthday party for your boss is usually a good idea. Unless, of course, you're accused of embezzling from the company and the party leads the boss to question your accounting practices, perform an audit and contact law enforcement.

    In that instance, the party might have been a mistake.

    According to the Sun Sentinel, such is the strange case of Ruth C. Amen, the (now former) office manager for a Florida real estate company in Boca Grande.

    The Sentinel cites a news release from the Lee County Sheriff's Office on how the former bookkeeper was caught. Amen, who had been the office manager for Gulf to Bay Realty for over 10 years, was solely responsible for keeping track of the company's finances, including payroll and billing. After the surprise birthday party, which Amen organized without permission from the higher-ups, company leaders examined the books more closely.

    [Related: Five jailed in U.K. for inventing movie in tax scam]

    All told, Amen is alleged to have embezzled

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  • A 21-year-old Michigan man is being credited with saving a newborn's life after performing CPR on the 3-pound, 8-ounce girl who had just been born on the side of a road.

    The story comes from, which spoke with Ryan Cornelissen about his unexpected heroics. He said he'd been on his way to the bank when he saw a man attempting to flag him down. Cornelissen pulled over and learned that the man's wife had just had a baby, and that the newborn was having trouble breathing. The couple had been on their way to the hospital to have the baby, but had run out of time.

    "The mom was sitting in the front seat, she had a blanket, and all I saw was the top of the baby's head," Cornelissen said. Neither parent spoke English very well, so Cornelissen called 911 for them. The dispatcher explained how to perform CPR on the newborn.

    "Tilt its head back just a little, but not too much, OK? ... You're going to cover the baby's nose and mouth with your mouth," the dispatcher said.


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  • Pentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept
    Pentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace — the fourth such incident since March.

  • NASA’s New Rocket Is Powerful Enough To Damage Nearby Buildings At Launch
    NASA’s New Rocket Is Powerful Enough To Damage Nearby Buildings At Launch

    You can’t launch a rocket without breaking a few sound barriers, and NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) — which will be the most-powerful rocket the agency has ever built — is no exception. “We have to ensure we have the proper suppression system to basically turn that noise down to a safe level.”

  • Marathon bombing suspect's lawyers seek dismissal
    Marathon bombing suspect's lawyers seek dismissal

    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are asking a judge to dismiss indictments and put proceedings in the case on hold over concerns about the jury selection process in federal court.

  • Hamas leader: Don't compare us to ISIL
    Hamas leader: Don't compare us to ISIL

    As much of the world expressed revulsion over the beheading of American journalist James Foley by an ISIL executioner, Hamas political chief Khaled Meshaal took pains to disassociate his organization from the Islamist militant group that has conducted a murderous rampage across a large swath of Syria and Iraq.

  • Doctors save patient with 20-pound tumor
    Doctors save patient with 20-pound tumor

    The man did not even realize he had the tumor until he happened to get an X-ray after a fall

  • Oregon sues Oracle, claiming fraud over failed Obamacare website

    By Teresa Carson PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - The state of Oregon sued Oracle America Inc. and six of its top executives Friday, accusing the software giant of fraud for failing to deliver a working website for the Affordable Care Act program. The 126-page lawsuit, filed in Marion County Circuit Court, claims that fraud, lying and "a pattern of racketeering" by Oracle cost the state and its Cover Oregon program hundreds of millions of dollars. Oregon paid Oracle about $240.3 million for a system that never worked, the suit said. Oracle issued a statement saying the suit "is a desperate attempt to deflect blame from Cover Oregon and the governor for their failures to manage a complex IT project.

  • Vacationer-in-chief? How Obama’s R&R stacks up to other presidents
    Vacationer-in-chief? How Obama’s R&R stacks up to other presidents

    Veteran White House reporter Larry Knutson’s new book on the history of presidential relaxation

  • Some tests near Imperial's Canada mine spill show high copper

    (Reuters) - A small number of water samples taken near the site of a major spill at Imperial Metals Corp's Mount Polley mine have shown copper levels high enough to pose a risk to fish, British Columbia officials said on Friday, but the copper did not exceed drinking water guidelines. Two samples taken deep in Quesnel Lake on Aug. 12 showed high concentrations of copper, 134 micrograms per liter and 217 micrograms per liter, according to documents posted by the province on Friday. To meet water quality guidelines for even short-term or "acute" exposure for fish, copper levels should be 8.5 micrograms per liter or less. Four other samples narrowly exceeded chronic or acute guidelines for copper exposure by aquatic life.

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