- - Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Saggy-pants case doesn’t hold up

SAN FRANCISCO — Prosecutors said Wednesday they will not file charges against a University of New Mexico football player who was arrested after wearing saggy pants on a plane at San Francisco airport.

The San Mateo County District Attorney's Office reviewed the June 15 arrest of DeShon Marman and determined criminal charges were not warranted, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

Mr. Marman was arrested on suspicion of trespassing, battery of a police officer and obstruction after police say he refused to leave the US Airways flight on the captain’s orders. He also injured an officer while being taken into custody, according to police.

Mr. Wagstaffe said the officer got a minor scratch and twisted knee but no significant injuries. Mr. Marman should have deplaned at the request of police officers and a sheriff’s deputy.


Pills prevent HIV in straight men, women

ATLANTA — Two new studies found that daily pills prevented infection with the AIDS virus in heterosexual men and women in Africa, bringing new hope for someday offering a medical shield against HIV infection.

“This is good news. This is a good day for HIV prevention,” said Dr. Lynn Paxton of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who has coordinated the agency’s research into HIV prevention.

Earlier this year, another study found the same pills did not prevent the AIDS virus among women in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa.

But researchers now say that study may have been flawed based on the success of the two studies announced Wednesday.


Nuclear plant lifts alert as water recedes

BROWNVILLE — An alert issued at a southeast Nebraska nuclear power plant as rising floodwaters from the bloated Missouri River threatened its perimeter has been terminated.

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