Monday, February 27, 2012

Kim Dotcom Appeal

Kim Dotcom Appeal - Alleged internet pirate Kim Dotcom will appeal today's decision denying him bail, his lawyer says. Dotcom, a German millionaire and founder of file-sharing site Megaupload, was arrested on Friday on behalf of United States authorities, including the FBI, in a police raid at his $30m Coatesville mansion. US authorities were now seeking his extradition. They alleged Dotcom's company breached copyright laws costing copyright owners more than US$500m in what they call the "Mega Conspiracy". The 38-year-old, who was previously convicted of hacking and insider trading, has denied any wrongdoing. Dotcom was today remanded in custody, with judge David McNaughton saying he posed a "significant" flight risk. He will be held until February 22, when extradition papers are expected to be filed. However Dotcom's lawyer, Paul Davison, QC, said that decision would be appealed to the High Court. Davison spoke of the disappointment at the decision. "We were hopeful that the judge would accept our intentions and our arguments and see that there was no risk whatsoever of Kim Dotcom seeking to leave New Zealand. "All of his assets have been frozen, all of his resources have been taken," he said outside court. Kim Dotcom Appeal

Ohio School Shooting

Ohio School Shooting - Authorities said a teen gunman opened fire inside the school cafeteria around 7:30 a.m., fatally wounding one student and seriously injuring four others. The suspect was taken into custody near his car a half-mile from the Cleveland-area school of 1,100 students. Heather Ziska, 17, said she was in the cafeteria when she heard popping noises in the hall. She said she saw a boy she recognized as a fellow student enter the cafeteria and start shooting. "Everybody just started running," said 17-year-old Megan Hennessy, who was in class when she heard loud noises. Hiding in classrooms, frightened students spent more than an hour trying to communicate with the outside world and get reliable information, said senior Matt Goergen, 17, who was in first-period English class when the school went into lockdown. Many in the room didn't believe there was a shooting until "a girl sitting next to me got a call from her dad saying it was real," he said in a text message interview. Sophomore Trevor Miducki, 16, was in the hallway next to the cafeteria when he saw two girls "running down the hallway, just, like, sprinting" from the cafeteria. Locked into his first-period English classroom, Miducki heard sirens outside but wasn't sure what was going on. "We were all wondering what happened," he said. "We were all frantically texting our parents … We were keeping calm, but were all so scared." Ohio School Shooting

Uma Thurman Expecting

Uma Thurman Expecting - Uma Thurman is pregnant with her third child. The 41-year-old actress is expecting with her businessman boyfriend Arpad Busson. The actress's manager Jason Weinberg confirmed the news exclusively to MailOnline. The Kill Bill star already has two children - Maya, 13, and 10-year-old Levon - with her ex-husband Ethan Hawke. Busson also has two children, Arpad Flynn Alexander Busson and Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson, with former girlfriend Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson. Earlier this month, the blonde beauty was spotted wearing baggy clothes and crossing her arms over her stomach in the front row of the Tommy Hilfiger show during New York Fashion Week. The actress, who is known for her fondness of elegant fitted gowns, was wearing a loose navy outfit and matching coat. Before her front row appearance she was also seen on set of the new drama series Smash. Uma looked striking in a pink Hindu-inspired outfit as she filmed scenes for the NBC musical show in Manhattan. Thurman, who was married to actor Ethan Hawke for five years, admitted to Harper's Bazaar earlier this year that she's never been happier than she is now. Uma Thurman Expecting