Iranian Chocolate Thief Will Lose His Hand

An Iranian man convicted of robbing a candy shop has been sentenced to have his hand cut off, plus one year in prison. Police arrested him after finding $900, gloves, and "a large amount of chocolate" in his car. » 10/18/10 1:08pm 10/18/10 1:08pm

"Labia Lifts" Terrorize Female Prisoners

No, it's not the latest ridiculous plastic surgery procedure — the "labia lift" is a new search technique used at a Denver women's prison, and the ACLU says it's degrading and even dangerous. » 8/26/10 4:55pm 8/26/10 4:55pm

Beer-Drinking Gets Woman Caned

A part-time model who was caught drinking beer will become the first woman caned in Malaysia. The prosecutor in the case says, "It is a good punishment because under Islamic law a person who drinks commits a serious offense." [AP] » 8/19/09 10:20am 8/19/09 10:20am