A Los Angeles police officer was arrested Saturday, accused of molesting at least two young girls who he allegedly lured into his home.
Officer Miguel Schiappapietra, 28, a six-year veteran of the force, is expected in court Tuesday to face two counts of lewd acts with a child.
Both victims are under the age of 10, said Sgt. Brian Hudson of the LA County Sheriff's Department Special Victims Bureau.
Hudson said Schiappapietra moved into the Castaic community just five weeks ago, and was most recently stationed at the LAPD's Foothill Station.
Schiappapietra, who is himself a father of young children, is being held on $100,000 bail.
During an interview with Esquire, Brad Pitt revealed he's never been happier than he is now despite only having a "few friends."
The 49-year-old actor, who currently has six children with fiance Angelina Jolie, admitted that having a big family is what he'd always wanted.
In fact, Pitt is so content being a family man that he claims to never have known a better life.
The reason behind the actor's lack of friends might be his self diagnosed prosopagnosia, a disease which prevents him from remembering new faces. He says the condition makes him seem "egotistical" and "conceited" because he can never remember people he's met.
Pitt's full interview with Esquire is available in the physical issue of the magazine, out now.
The Maryland home of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was robbed over the weekend, with a thief making off with two guns and $2,000 in cash.
Rice was out of town when the burglary occurred sometime between 8:30 p.m. Friday and 12:50 a.m. Saturday, but a friend was staying in his Reisterstown home and called the police, Cpl. Cathleen Batton, a spokeswoman for Baltimore County Police said.
The robber was reportedly caught on surveillance cameras entering Rice's home through a rear window.
"My family and I are fine, which is the most important thing," Rice said in a statement issued by the team. "This is an unfortunate incident that I am dealing with through the proper channels.''
A 3D food printer could feed astronauts during long-distance space travel, Systems & Materials Research Corporation, just got a six month, $125,000 grant from NASA to create a pizza-printing prototype.
Anjan Contractor, who founded the company, developed a food printer would use cartridges of powders and oils -- shelf-stable for up to 30 years -- to create customized, nutritionally-appropriate meals from sugars, complex carbohydrates, protein and other basic building blocks.
Quartz reports that Contractor will begin building his pizza printer within two weeks. It works by first printing a layer of dough, which is baked by a heated plate at the bottom of the printer. Then it prints a tomato layer made from a powder base mixed with water and oil, followed by a final protein layer.
Contractor's printer is based on the open-source RepRap 3D printer, and he plans to keep his software open source as well. He envisions a future where every kitchen has a 3D food printer, and people create and share "recipes" as they might create and share apps.
The sources of the organic base powders used for printing could come from anywhere, including insects, algae and grass.
The prototype for Contractor's pizza printer was a simpler chocolate printer, which was not the first of its kind, but this trial video was enough to win the grant through NASA's Small Business Innovation Research Program.
A studio version of Beyonce's latest single, "Grown Woman" leaked and hit the Internet Monday night to the delight of her thousands of fans.
It is still unclear if the leaked track, which was reportedly produced by Timbaland and co-written by The-Dream, is the final version of the song.
In the single, Queen Bey sings about being a grown woman who "can do whatever [she] wants."
A South Florida burglar was running from the cops when he decided to stop and steal a couple of beers from a neighbor's porch.
Police say the burglary suspect was caught allegedly looting a Port St. Lucie home and defacing it with mustard and illegible scribblings, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
The residents were out of town when a neighbor called Lighthouse Police to report a man climbing up to the second floor. When officers arrived at the home, they found the suspect pacing with a T-shirt pulled over his head.
When officers confronted the man he jumped a fence and set off running, prompting the Broward Sheriff's Office to get a helicopter and K-9 units involved in the search. The police chase ended with Andrew Fatzinger, 21, taken to a hospital after tussling with a police K-9 after being spotted a few blocks away from the break-in.
During the chase, a deputy in the helicopter noted that Fatzinger jumped onto someone's patio and ran away carrying two bottles of Heineken beer, the report said. Fatzinger threw the bottles while continuing to run away.
Inside the burglarized home, police found smashed televisions, splattered mustard on the walls and illegible messages scribbled throughout most of the rooms. Outside, police found a suitcase packed with items including two laptops, electronics and medications.
Fatzinger faces multiple charges including home burglary, grand theft, striking a police dog and resisting arrest with violence. The owner of the Heineken beer indicated he also wants to press charges.
Cheap and readily available vitamins may succeed in slowing the development of Alzheimer's disease and dementia where expensive prescription drugs have repeatedly failed.
New research shows that regular intake of the vitamins B6 and B12, combined with folic acid, can slow the atrophy of gray matter in the areas of the brain affected by Alzheimer's by as much as seven times.
The study, published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that elderly people with increased risk of dementia who were given high doses of B vitamins experienced lower homocysteine, which directly reduces gray matter atrophy.
The vitamin cocktail does not reverse already occurring decline, but delays the beginning of the disease.
"It’s the first and only disease-modifying treatment that’s worked,” A. David Smith, professor emeritus of pharmacology at Oxford University and senior author on the study, told Bloomberg. “We have proved the concept that you can modify the disease."
Although wider studies are needed to confirm the findings, pharmaceutical companies, who have spent billions on so-far ineffective therapies -- won't likely want to fund the research.
“The pharmaceutical companies aren’t going to make any money on this and the supplement companies aren’t going to have enough money to do it,” Joshua Miller, a professor of nutritional sciences at Rutgers University, said. “This would have to be government-funded. I’m just not sure the climate is right for it now.”
Barbara Garcia, an Oklahoma tornado survivor, was pleasantly surprised to find her missing dog while she was being interviewed by CBS News's Anna Werner.
It all began when Garcia was recounting what she did during Monday's tornado.
Garcia told Werner she hollered for her little dog but that he didn’t answer. Later, as they were walking over the rubble with the film crew a member of the team spotted the canine buried under the debris.
Monday's tornado devastated the Oklahoma City area and killed at least 51 people.
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National hipster clothing chain Urban Outfitters is planning to serve booze in a new outlet in Brooklyn, and the purveyor of ironic t-shirts is likely hoping beer-drinking shoppers will buy more when they're buzzed.
The New York Post reports that the chain has applied for liquor and restaurant licenses and is set to unveil its plans before a community review committee on May 30. Urban Outfitters has already introduced food and alcohol at two of its “Terrain” stores, in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, which specialize in garden and home décor.
Entrees at one location include $29 Lancaster Pork Loin, $18 artisanal cheese and a $50 five-course chef’s tasting menu. Terrain president Wendy McDevitt told Bloomberg in November that dining and drinking can double customers' browsing time.
Brooklyn resident Allicia Lawson, 25, told the Post she has a history of making “bad shopping decisions” when “drunk.”
“It’s the nature of the beast," said Brooklyn activist Phil DiPaolo. “If people have a buzz, they are going to spend more money."
Amy Nicholas, manager of the Sweetwater restaurant across the street, said she’s not worried about the competition, noting the sit-down restaurant has a different demographic. Nicholas added that people who try drinking and buying could end up with a serious case of "shoppers' remorse."
After twice failing to report to his probation officer, Chad Johnson was arrested in Florida Monday.
The ex-NFL star known more commonly as Chad Ochocinco also failed to show proof of enrollment in a domestic violence education class, TMZ reported. A Broward County judge determined he was in violation of his probation and ordered him arrested and jailed.
Johnson, 35, was on probation after an incident last year involving his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada who accused him of head-butting her in the car.
The wide receiver pleaded no contest to the domestic violence charges and was subsequently released by the Miami Dolphins.
Broward County police issued a warrant for Johnson's arrest last week.
Bond was set at $1,000.