ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Florida officials filed an obscenity charge Monday against the author of a self-published how-to guide for pedophiles that was yanked from Amazon.com last month after it generated online outrage. Colorado authorities arrested Philip Ray Greaves II at his home in Pueblo, Colo., on a Florida warrant. Greaves sold and mailed his book, “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover’s Code of Conduct,” directly to undercover deputies. Greaves even signed the book.
TOMS RIVER, N.J. — One of the stars of “Jersey Shore” has been indicted for an assault that prosecutors say happened just off camera during the first season. A grand jury in Ocean County, N.J., says there’s evidence that Ronald “Ronnie” Ortiz-Magro knocked a man out on Sept. 4, 2009.
LOS ANGELES — Weather permitting, sky gazers in Las Vegas will boast the best seats to this year’s only total eclipse of the moon. The event will begin at 11:41 p.m. Monday.
A string of illuminated glass bulbs, hung for the holidays, may seem like no big deal. But we humans are simple beings who sometimes communicate best in the most basic ways. One study found that outdoor holiday displays can tell a lot about a neighborhood. Whether found in wealthy or working-class areas, they represent a community’s spirit or “social capital,” even indicating how well neighbors care for one another.