A JURY in the trial of a Westmeath man accused of raping a woman after claiming to be gay will resume their deliberations today.
The man is alleged to have convinced the woman to come back to his apartment by saying there was a party there. He denied to gardai she told him she was a lesbian in the nightclub and that he said he was gay to win her trust.
The 46-year-old has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to rape, sexual assault, false imprisonment and making threats to kill at his Westmeath home on January 8, 2010.
Rodman told to pay ex-wife
EX-basketball star Dennis Rodman has been found in contempt of court and ordered to pay $500,000 (¤385,000) in overdue child support to his ex wife.
Orange County Superior Court Commissioner Barry Michaelson warned Rodman he could face jail if he didn't pay the child support.
Rodman and ex Michelle still must work out custody arrangements. A trial is set for January 24, but both sides hope to resolve the dispute before that.
Love at first sight for lemur
A LEMUR named after Christian Grey from the best-selling erotic book Fifty Shades Of Grey has met a love interest.
Bristol Zoo Gardens said it was "love at first sight" when it introduced Mrs Grey to Mr Grey. Now the two Alaotran gentle lemurs are behaving like newlyweds, zoo staff said.
Mr and Mrs Grey are members of one of the most critically endangered species of lemur in Madagascar.
Marine admits $150k Iraq fraud
A US Marine has pleaded guilty to accepting $150,000 (¤115,000) in bribes from contractors while stationed in Iraq, prosecutors say.
The US attorney's office says 36-year-old Staff Sgt Gilbert Mendez pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiring to defraud the US.
Mendez worked as a contracting officer at Camp Fallujah, Iraq, in 2006 and 2007. Prosecutors say he abused the position, accepting at least $150,000 in bribes from three foreign-owned companies that received contracts worth millions of dollars.