LAPTOP SNAPS THIEF'S PHOTO, LEADING TO HIS ARREST: ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Open an app. See a flash. Get arrested.
Police in Michigan say a stolen laptop took a picture of the thief and sent it to a security website, leading to his arrest.
The computer's owner, Logan Chadde, installed Orbicule security software before a weekend break-in at his home in Ann Arbor.
Chadde told AnnArbor.com on Monday the program captured the thief using Facebook and talking with another person about how he was going to sell the stolen laptop. Chadde sent the information to police, who arrested a 19-year-old man.
SPRINKLER MISHAP DOUSES GA. WEDDING PARTY: COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — It was a nice day for a wet wedding.
But nothing could stop Shalita Harris' nuptials — not even when the sprinkler system in her dressing room came on Saturday, covering the bride and her bridesmaids in a black, oily substance. The incident sent six of her eight bridesmaids to the hospital just before the ceremony after they complained of breathing problems.
"I felt like my life was going to end right then and there," Harris said.
The bridesmaids grabbed a blanket off the bed to protect the bridal party while they escaped from the deluge. Harris said the force of the water knocked members of the bridal party down.
The manager of the Westin Hotel near the airport said Harris' is the only room where the problem occurred. The cause is unknown.
The two remaining bridesmaids walked down the aisle with stained dresses.
REPORT: CANNIBALISM SUSPECT 'VA TECH' IN WAITING: A Maryland college student accused of killing a housemate and eating his heart and part of his brain was kicked out of a ROTC program after he punched holes in the walls of the cadet computer lab and a military instructor referred to him as a "Virginia Tech waiting to happen," according to a campus police report months before the attack.
Alex Kinyua, 21, a native of Kenya and a student at Morgan State University, admitted using a knife to kill and carve up 37-year-old Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie before eating his organs, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said last week. The older man, a native of Ghana, had been staying with the Kinyua family for about six weeks at their townhouse in the Baltimore suburb of Joppatowne. Investigators haven't given a possible motive.
SISTERS WANT BROTHER WHO KILLED THEIR KIDS SPARED: JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two women are asking Mississippi's governor to spare their brother from execution, even though he killed four of their children, paralyzed another and stabbed one of the sisters.
Henry "Curtis" Jackson Jr., 47, is scheduled to die Tuesday by injection. He killed the four children, ages 2 to 5, during a rampage that started when he went to his mother's home in Leflore County to take money from her safe on Nov. 1, 1990, court records say.
His mother was at church that day, but Jackson's adult sister, Regina Jackson, was at the home with her two daughters and four nieces and nephews. Regina Jackson was stabbed five times. Her two daughters and two nephews were stabbed to death. Another niece was so severely injured that she was paraplegic until her recent death.
Regina Jackson told The Associated Press that she was meeting with Gov. Phil Bryant on Monday and would plead for her brother's life. She also wrote Bryant a letter last month asking for a reprieve, saying she doesn't want her brother to get out of prison and that she "just can't take any more killing."
BACKPAGE.COM SUES OVER WASH. SEX-TRAFFICKING LAW: SEATTLE (AP) — The website Backpage.com is suing the state of Washington, saying a new law that would require classified advertising companies to verify the ages of people in sex-related advertisements is invalid.
Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the bill into law this year in an effort to cut down on child sex trafficking.
Backpage operates a robust online clearinghouse for escorts, and it's a primary target of the law. But the website sued in federal court in Seattle to block the law from taking effect this week.
Backpage argues that the law is trumped by the federal Communications Decency Act, which says online service providers are not responsible for the content of ads placed by third parties.