National

Man arrested over tweets

NEW YORK — A self-described New York City anarchist has been accused of tweeting the location of police officers to protesters trying to evade them during the Group of 20 economic summit in Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania State Police arrested Elliot Madison alleging he used Twitter to direct the movement of protesters and inform them about law enforcement actions at last month's summit.

Court papers filed by Madison's attorney say FBI agents executed a search warrant at the 41-year-old's Queens home on Thursday. They seized computers, political writings and anarchist literature.

Madison faces charges including hindering prosecution.

Kidnapped newborn recovered in Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —A newborn boy abducted by a knife-wielding woman posing as an immigration agent was safe Saturday and being held by child welfare officials as authorities charged a woman with his kidnapping.

Rob Johnson, a spokesman for the Tennessee Department of Children's Services, said Maria Gurrolla got to hold her week-old baby, Yair Anthony Carillo, on Saturday afternoon, but was not being allowed to take him home yet.

Fossilized T. rex fails to sell in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Sampson, a fossilized Tyrannosaurus rex, still needs a home after bidders failed to meet the minimum price at a Las Vegas auction.

But Tom Lindgren of Bonhams & Butterfields says the auction house is talking with a number of institutions and individuals, and is confident a sale will be completed in the next couple of weeks.

The female dinosaur's lower jaw was found by the son of a rancher in 1987 in South Dakota.

Northeast Kansas fossil hunter Alan Detrich was involved in making a deal with the rancher, and the fossil was excavated with the help of another Kansas fossil collector, Fred Nuss.

A similar T. rex fossil sold for $8.3 million in 1997.

  Comments