Saturday, April 21, 2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/21/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/21/2012The strange case of the Secret Service and the unhappy Cartagena hooker has taken an interesting new twist: investigators are looking into the possibility that one or more of the Colombian ladies of the night were underage. It is against U.S. law to travel abroad for the purpose of engaging in sex with minors. The probe is also reported to have widened to include White House staff.

In other news, in northern India a young Bollywood starlet was kidnapped for ransom by two of her colleagues. When the girl’s family failed to raise a sufficiently large payoff, the kidnappers strangled their victim and then beheaded her.

To see the headlines and the articles, open the full news post.

Thanks to C. Cantoni, Gaia, Insubria, JD, JP, McR, R, RR, Vlad Tepes, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

Notice to tipsters: Please don’t submit extensive excerpts from articles that have been posted behind a subscription firewall, or are otherwise under copyright protection.

Commenters are advised to leave their comments at this post (rather than with the news articles) so that they are more easily accessible.

Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. We check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.