Pussy Riot appeal rejected
A court yesterday rejected an appeal by a member of the punk band Pussy Riot against a previous ruling that denied her an early release. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has served a year and a half out of her two-year prison sentence and was appealing for parole. She was convicted, along with two other band members, of hooliganism following a punk performance against President Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s main cathedral last year. Representatives of the penal colony where Tolokonnikova is serving her sentence told the court that she should not be released because she never repented. She said that she would never plead guilty because she did the right thing.
More Weiner sexting
New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner said that he had traded racy messages with as many as three women since similar sexting forced him out of Congress. A new poll said the fresh scandal was hurting his campaign. The Democrat also said he supposed he had had sexually charged exchanges with a total of six to 10 women; previously he put the number at six. The scandal got seamier on Thursday when gossip Web site The Dirty posted an unredacted crotch shot that it said Weiner sent to a woman last year.
New oldest man named
A 112-year-old self-taught musician, coal miner and gin rummy aficionado from western New York is the world’s oldest man, according to Guinness World Records. Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez became the world’s oldest man when Jiroemon Kimura died on June 12 at age 116. Guinness says the world’s oldest person is a woman, 115-year-old Misao Okawa of Japan. However, a South African woman says she was born in 1894, which would make her 119.
Tattoo photo too revealing
A politician who wanted to show his new tattoo to followers on a social media site accidentally revealed far more than he intended. Lars Ohly, former leader of the Left Party, posted a picture of the English soccer club Liverpool’s liver bird tattooed on his leg. What he failed to notice was that his genitals were visible in the background. Ohly quickly removed the picture after posting it on Wednesday on Instagram, but could not stop the avalanche of comments in social media. He said he would be more careful when he posts online.