Facebook ‘friend’ offer exposes bigamy


Facebook ‘friend’ offer exposes bigamy

SEATTLE

Facebook’s automatic efforts to connect users through “friends” they may know recently led two Washington women to find out they were married to the same man, at the same time.

That led to the man, corrections officer Alan L. O’Neill, being slapped with bigamy charges.

Papers move, scrap controversial strip

KANSAS CITY, Mo.

A national syndicate will offer replacement “Doonesbury” comic strips to newspapers that don’t want to run a series that uses graphic imagery to lampoon a Texas law requiring women to have an ultrasound before an abortion, executives said Friday.

A handful of newspapers say they won’t run next week’s series, while several others said the strips will move from the comics to opinion pages or websites only. Many already publish the strip by cartoonist Garry Trudeau, whose sarcastic swipes at society’s foibles have a history of giving headaches to newspaper editors, on editorial pages.

Judge, deputy hurt in courthouse attack

MONTESANO, Wash.

A man stabbed a judge and shot a deputy sheriff with her own weapon in a courthouse struggle Friday, said authorities who were searching for the assailant.

The suspect still might have the officer’s gun and was last seen running from the Grays Harbor County Courthouse, said Undersheriff Rick Scott. The motive for the attack in the coastal town of Montesano, about 90 miles southwest of Seattle, wasn’t clear.

Judge David Edwards and Deputy Polly Davin were treated at a hospital hours after the attack, which prompted a lockdown of the small town of about 4,000 residents.

Associated Press

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