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Jon Nichols, 31, a salmon boat captain from Cordova, Alaska, convicted of killing endangered Stellar sea lions with a shotgun, was fined $20,000 by a federal judge, who sentenced Nichols to three months of home detention and ordered him to publicly apologize in a national commercial fishing magazine.

Glenn Devlin, who lost his re-election bid as a juvenile-court judge in Harris County, Texas, on Wednesday asked at least seven youths if they planned to kill anyone and then released them, raising concerns from prosecutors who say his wholesale release of youthful offenders, some of them violent, could endanger the public.

Eun Soo Lee, 24, of Cypress, Calif., who used a fake Facebook account to threaten U.S. Rep. Tom Garrett, R-Va., pleaded guilty to lying about sending messages that included wishing Garrett "a truly painful, bloody, gory, and agonizing death."

Emile Ratelband, 69, a self-styled positivity guru from Arnhem, Netherlands, has asked a Dutch court to legally change his age to 49, saying the request is no different from petitioning to change his name or his sex.

Zachary Lieberman of Davie, Fla., said he's relieved that state wildlife agents finally captured an 8-foot-long, 150-pound Asian water monitor lizard -- an escaped pet -- that had been roaming his neighborhood since August.

Glenn Bost, 27, is being sought by police in Tuscumbia, Ala., who found his pants and wallet after they were called to a Waffle House where patrons reported fighting with a man in his underwear who fell through the ceiling and fled.

Sergei Sobyanin, the mayor of Moscow, renamed a square near the headquarters of Russia's foreign intelligence service after Kim Philby, the British spy who fled to Russia in 1963 after being outed as a Soviet double agent during the Cold War.

Jennifer Gotschall and Monique Cosser face grand- theft charges after being accused of picking a fight with a 67-year-old Vietnam veteran to distract him long enough to steal his Pomeranian service dog at a tourist venue in Kissimmee, Fla., deputies said.

Jennifer Gordon, an animal rescue worker in Charlotte, N.C., says it's going to be tough to find a new home for a male donkey and a female emu, abandoned by their owner, because the two are so closely bonded that they cuddle and sleep together and become frantic when separated.

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