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New app helps Icelanders avoid accidental incest

A new smartphone app is on hand to help Icelanders avoid accidental incest. The app lets users "bump" phones, and emits a warning alarm if they are closely related. "Bump the app before you bump in bed," says the catchy slogan.


Two life sentences for Northern Michigan man whose infant daughter died in oral rape

Natasha Maitland burned and destroyed all evidence she had of Steven Deuman Jr. in her life. She doesn't want any memory of him around -- not of the former boyfriend who orally raped their 15-week-old daughter and didn't get the girl help as she died.


Mourdock: God at work when rape leads to pregnancy

Richard Mourdock

Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Tuesday when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape, "that's something God intended." Mourdock, who's been locked in one of the most watched Senate races, was asked during the final minutes of a debate with Democratic challenger Representative Joe Donnelly whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest.


Mitt Romney Distances Himself From Richard Mourdock's Anti-Abortion Remark

"Gov. Romney disagrees with Richard Mourdock, and Mr. Mourdock’s comments do not reflect Gov. Romney’s views," Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul said in an email. "We disagree on the policy regarding exceptions for rape and incest but still support him."


Powell had 'incestuous' images

Josh Powell

Authorities say images were disconcerting enough that a psychologist recommended that Powell undergo an intensive psychosexual evaluation.


Police: Woman killed, cooked husband

Police: Woman killed, cooked husband

A Pakistani woman is being held on suspicion of killing her husband, cutting him up and trying to cook the pieces, Karachi police said Friday... In an interview broadcast late Thursday, she claimed to have killed her husband because he wanted a physical relationship with their daughter -- and said she did not regret her actions.

Senh: If what she claims is true, then I don't blame her.


Argentina incest-case father dies

An Argentine man jailed over suspicions he fathered seven children with his daughter has died, prison officials say.


Mackenzie Phillips says she had sex with her dad

Mackenzie Phillips says she had sex with her dad

Former child star Mackenzie Phillips said Wednesday her father, John Phillips, who was a leader of the 1960s pop group the Mamas and the Papas, raped her when she was a teenager and that her sexual relationship with him later became what she termed "consensual."


New Hampshire Senate passes gay-marriage bill

New Hampshire Senate passes gay-marriage bill

New Hampshire's Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would legalize same-sex marriage after an amendment was added that prohibits polygamy and marriage of family members, among other measures.


Austria's Fritzl gets life in psychiatric ward for incest-murder

Austria's Fritzl gets life in psychiatric ward for incest-murder

Josef Fritzl was sentenced to life in a psychiatric institution on Thursday for locking up and raping his daughter over 24 years, fathering seven children with her, and causing the death of an infant son.


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