Three charged with murder after "setting off deadly Indiana house explosion that killed young couple and destroyed five homes

Three charged with murder after 'setting off deadly Indiana house explosion that killed young couple and destroyed five homes Home owner, Monserrate Shirley; her boyfriend, Mark Leonard; and his brother, Bob Leonard, were arrested Friday and charged with murder and arsonProsecutors may seek the death penaltyFire started in one house around 11pm on November 10 and caused a roaring explosion and more fires At least 31 homes were severely damaged, three homes were destroyed Two people were killed, two wounded, nearly 200 evacuatedEstimated damage is said to be about $4.4 million | UPDATED: 21:50 GMT, 22 December 2012 The people have been charged with deliberating setting off a deadly gas explosion that decimated an Indianapolis neighborhood in the hopes of collecting an insurance settlement. The house's owner, Monserrate Shirley; her boyfriend, Mark Leonard; and his brother, Bob Leonard, were arrested on Friday and charged with murder, arson, and several other counts for their role in the Nov. 10 blast that killed two people.

Taxpayers 25,000 bill after Met chief admits defeat in libel battle with former top officer

Taxpayers’ 25,000 bill after Met chief admits defeat in libel battle with former top officer | UPDATED: 01:31 GMT, 19 December 2012 Taxpayers face a bill of up to 25,000 after Britain’s most senior policeman admitted defeat in his libel battle with one of Scotland Yard’s former top officers. Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe has reached an out-of-court settlement with former counter-terrorism chief John Yates over a memo he sent in April to the Home Office, Foreign Office and senior and middle-ranking Met officers.

McDonald"s waitress sacked for sprinkling extra chocolate on pal"s McFlurry given 3k out of court settlement

McDonald's waitress wins 3,000 out-of- court settlement after she was sacked for sprinkling 'over-generous' serving of chocolate on a colleague's McFlurry Student Sarah Finch was fired by McDonald's in Carmarthen, West WalesShe was accused of gross misconduct after 'giving away free food'Bosses had described the 19-year-old as 'exceptional' before sacking herMother Tessa Finch said they had the burger giant 'firmly by the knackers' | UPDATED: 13:51 GMT, 18 December 2012 Not lovin' it: Student Sarah Finch has been handed 3,000 compensation after she was sacked for sprinkling too much chocolate on a McFlurry A McDonald's worker who was fired for sprinkling too much chocolate on a friend's McFlurry has been handed 3,000 in compensation after taking on the fast-food giant. Sarah Finch, 19, was sacked for gross misconduct after bosses accused her of giving away food after serving a workmate extra chocolate topping on the 99p ice-cream. But the restaurant chain paid furious Sarah more than 3,000 compensation in an out-of-court settlement today after she refused to accept her sacking.

Met Police pay 15,000 settlement to teenage rape victim for "shocking" failings which saw alleged attacker acquitted

Met Police pay 15,000 settlement to teenage rape victim for 'shocking' failings which saw alleged attacker acquitted Officers told to make car crime a higher priority at time of attack in 2005 Alleged attacker of 15-year-old was acquitted when police lost evidence, in what a trial judge branded a 'disgrace'Girl's family took legal action, claiming her human rights were breached Investigation led to four officers being reprimanded and shake-up of teamScotland Yard has agreed an out of court settlement with young victim | UPDATED: 14:25 GMT, 13 December 2012 The Metropolitan Police are to pay a 15,000 settlement to a teenage rape victim for 'shocking' failings which saw the alleged attacker acquitted. The alleged attacker of the 15-year-old girl was acquitted when the police lost evidence in what a trial judge branded a 'disgrace'.

Hotel owner who said his wife was his "second best receptionist" loses bid to cut 2.7m divorce settlement

Hotel owner who said his wife was his 'second best receptionist' loses bid to cut 2.7m divorce settlement Andrew Davies described his 39-year-old wife as merely a paid employeeBut she claimed to work up to 17 hours a day transforming their hotelLast year, Judge Martin O'Dwyer gave her 2.2m cash and their homeLord Justice Thorpe said there was no reason to reverse that decision | UPDATED: 17:54 GMT, 11 December 2012 Millionaire hotel owner Andrew Davies who claimed his wife Debra was 'no more than a receptionist' today lost his Appeal Court bid to cut her 2.7million divorce settlement. The 49-year-old owner of the 6million Cardiff Hotel, which overlooks exclusive Norfolk Square, in Bayswater, west London, claimed he was the driving force behind the business.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn"s lawyers meet for settlement talks with New York hotel maid

DSK's lawyers meet for settlement talks with New York hotel maid as he holidays in Venice with his new girlfriend | UPDATED: 09:24 GMT, 10 December 2012 The hotel housekeeper's lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn may soon end when their respective lawyers meet on Monday to discuss settlement details. The maid, Nafissatou Diallo, is expected to be there, but Strauss-Kahn is not as he was just spotted in Venice, Italy with his girlfriend over the weekend. If a deal is inked, it could be simply the product of a meeting of financial motives – getting compensated for an alleged wrong versus avoiding further legal expenses and the uncertainty of a trial

Britain considers recalling ambassador to Israel over plans to build 3,000 new settler homes

Britain considers recalling ambassador to Israel over plans to build 3,000 new settler homesBuilding in the area, known as E1, would sever the link between the West Bank and east JerusalemToday France summoned Israel's envoy in Paris for a meeting but played down reports it could recall its ambassador to Israel Decision to build was first indication of Israeli anger after the vote on Palestinian status was held at the UN last week | UPDATED: 01:37 GMT, 4 December 2012 The Israeli ambassador was summoned to the Foreign Office yesterday for a dressing-down over his country's settlement policy.

John Cleese: Hard-up Cleese sells his beloved Bentley

Hard-up Cleese sells his beloved Bentley (and throws in a lunch date plus a signed photo of that 'damn good thrashing' scene) John Cleese is selling his Bentley Eight and set the starting price at 2,500He is also offering to have lunch with the buyer, a handwritten story of some of the car's famous passengers and a signed Fawlty Towers photographThe car is in storage in Kent and 'needs some TLC' he said | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 2 December 2012 Hard-up: John Cleese (with fourth wife Jennifer Wade) is going to great lengths to sell his old Bentley Eight As Basil Fawlty, the irate owner of Britain’s most notorious hotel, he was not known for his love of cars and famously gave one ‘a damn good thrashing’ with a tree branch. But funnyman John Cleese clearly has a soft spot for his old Bentley Eight – and is going to elaborate lengths to sell it.

Israel plans to build 3,000 more settlement homes after UN votes to recognise Palestine

Israel unveils plans for 3,000 more settlement homes a day after UN votes to recognise Palestine The development will be built in occupied East Jerusalem and the West BankThe Palestinian Authority says they will not resume pace talks until building stopsPA says the construction will cut the West Bank in two | UPDATED: 20:21 GMT, 30 November 2012 Israel has revealed plans to build 3,000 more settlement homes in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank just one day after the UN voted to recognise a Palestinian state. In response, the Palestinian Authority says they will not resume peace talks until the building is stopped.