Monday, November 25, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former United Airlines flight attendant who made phony bomb threats against jetliners has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison. Patrick Cau, who also uses the name Patrick Kaiser, was sentenced by a federal judge in Los Angeles. The German national who now lives in Dallas was also ordered to pay more than $300,000 to United and to Los Angeles police as restitution because flights were delayed, canceled, evacuated or searched.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury has been seated in Los Angeles to hear a case over who owns an Andy Warhol portrait of the late Farrah Fawcett. The actress's alma mater the University of Texas at Austin is suing to gain possession of the artwork from actor Ryan O'Neal. The "Charlie's Angels" star decreed that all her artwork should be given to the university upon her death. But O'Neal says Warhol gave him a copy of the portrait and the university does not have the right to have it. Fawcett died in 2009 after battling cancer.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a Texas woman contacted Connecticut police the day of the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre to say her son had interacted with someone while playing a videogame 20 hours earlier who said there would be a school shooting. It isn't clear whether she contacted authorities before or after the shootings. The information is part of new report released Monday.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio's police chief says he's "outraged" after an officer was accused of raping a handcuffed 19-year-old woman. Officer Jackie Len Neal was arrested Saturday on a sexual assault warrant. According to an affidavit, Neal tailed the woman for several blocks before pulling her over and saying her vehicle had been reported stolen. The document says the woman produced a sales slip, but Neal placed her in handcuffs and raped her in the back of his patrol car. A listed phone number for Neal was disconnected, and court records listing an attorney weren't immediately available.