Rahmell Pettway, a 36-year old Brooklyn resident, admitted this week to faking his own kidnapping in order to avoid the wrath of his girlfriend.

Police confirm that Pettway was absent from his Bedford-Stuyvesant residence for two weeks and found hog-tied in the street on Thursday, although rolls of duct tape were dangling from his wrists at the time he was discovered.

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Demolition crews are working on razing the Florida home where a sinkhole opened up last week underneath a bedroom, swallowing a sleeping man.

Jeff Bush, 37, was declared "presumed dead" by Hillsborough County officials on Sunday as rescue workers abandoned hope of recovering his body.

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Amazon is hearing it from many sides today, following a sale on its UK website Saturday of T-shirts that encourage violence against women.

The items - manufactured and also sold in the U.S. - included slogans such as "Keep Calm and Rape a Lot" and "Keep Calm and Rape Them."

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A child born with HIV has apparently been cured in Mississippi, scientists confirmed yesterday, marking only the second time in history a patient with this disease was able to fight it off entirely.

The announcement was made yesterday at an AIDS meeting in Atlanta, as Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health said of the now-two-and-a-half-year old:

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A 37-year-old Florida man is missing after being swallowed by a sinkhole that appeared under his bedroom around 11 p.m. Thursday, an official said.

Jeffrey Bush has not been heard from since the hole appeared in his bedroom in Seffner, Fla., near Tampa. Bush is feared to have been killed.

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