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A D.C. Council member is proposing legislation to ban plastic guns made with the emerging technology of 3-D printers just days after a group claimed to have successfully test-fired the first functional weapon produced.

Tommy Wells on Tuesday introduced a bill that would make it illegal for anyone to make or possess one of the weapons.

Cleveland kidnapping suspect Castro wrote: I’m a sexual predator who ‘needs help’

Police combing Cleveland kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro’s home stumbled upon a letter he supposedly wrote in which he admitted to being a sexual predator who “needs help.” In the letter, Mr. Castro also allegedly writes of his involvement in crimes, as well as a desire to commit suicide and “give all the money I saved to my victims,” The Daily Mail reported.

A 19 Action News reporter who obtained a copy of the letter and said it was dated from 2004, sent a message on Twitter: “I just got a copy of a letter written by Ariel Castro. Cops found it in his house. He says “I am a sexual predator. I need help.”

Arias says in interview that she wants death

he jury has rendered its verdict — Jodi Arias is guilty of first-degree murder — but the trial is far from finished.

The same jury now returns to the courtroom Thursday to decide whether she deserves to die for killing her one-time boyfriend on June 4, 2008 at his suburban Phoenix home. …

Arias spoke out about the verdict minutes after her conviction Wednesday, telling a TV station that she would “prefer to die sooner than later.”

Pope Emeritus Benedict shrinking away: He’s ‘halved in size’

Pope Emeritus Benedict has lost so much weight in the weeks since he left the papal that one archbishop commented he seems to have actually shrunk in size.

The Telegraph reported that Joachim Meisner, the Archbishop of Cologne, said he emerged from a March 18 meeting with the former pope with wide eyes.

“I was shocked at how thin he had become,” he said, in an interview with German Catholic News Agency. “He looked like he had halved in size.”

Tamerlan Tsarnaev buried at undisclosed location outside of Worcester, Mass.

The body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried at an undisclosed location outside Worcester, Mass., a Boston newspaper reported Thursday.

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