Bollywood star to be tried for homicide

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By Georgia Lucas
Feb 2, 2012
India's Bandra magistrate accepted a prosecutor's plea Friday to try film star Salman Khan for homicide after he allegedly drove into a group of homeless people, killing one and injuring three, in 2002, news sources report.
The magistrate accepted an appeal that increased Khan's previous charge for death by negligence to homicide with a maximum sentence of 10 years, The Times of India reported.
The trial has been set for March, though the infamous delays of India's court system may postpone the trial, The Guardian says.

250,000 Twitter accounts hacked

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By Georgia Lucas
Unknown hackers gained access to about 250,000 Twitter accounts according to a Friday blog post by the company, news sources report.
The social networking site with over 200 million users said it has notified the owners of the hacked accounts and reset their passwords, the Associated Press reports.
Twitter says the hackers may be connected with the recent hackings of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal websites Reuters reported. "The attackers were extremely sophisticated, and we believe other companies and organizations have also been recently similarly attacked" Twitter said.

Lost police Taser used in Burnsville Subway robbery

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By Georgia Lucas

A missing Taser went unnoticed by Burnsville police for six weeks until it was used to rob a Subway on Jan. 21, news sources report.
The police department is now conducting an investigation into how the missing Taser went unnoticed, the Star Tribune said.
Three 19-year-olds, one of them a former Subway employee who had been fired a week before the robbery, allegedly used the Taser to threaten the lone employee at a Subway at 2921 Cliff Road around 10pm, the Star Tribune reported.
An undisclosed member of the Dakota County Drug Task Force left the Taser behind during a Dec. 5 search of the Eagan home of Jesus Alexandro Ybarra, one of the alleged Subway robbers, the Star Tribune reported.
Capt. Jeff Behnken told the Pioneer Press he believes that the Taser was left on the scene "purely by accident." He also said that he does not know how the missing Taser was not discovered sooner, but that officers in specialty units are individually assigned Tasers and that they do not carry them every day, the Pioneer Press reported.