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  • City frogs apparently sing sexier love songs than rainforest frogs

  • WASHINGTON — City frogs and rainforest frogs don’t sing the same tune, researchers have found. A study released Monday examined why Panama’s tiny tungara frogs adapt their mating calls in urban areas — an unexpected example of how animals change communication strategies when cities encroach on forests. These frogs take advantage of the relative absence...
  • Man arrested for fatally hitting motorist changing tire

  • Cops busted the man responsible for fatally mowing down a Staten Island grandfather as he was changing his tire, police said Friday. Anton Panamaren, 30, of Brooklyn was arrested Thursday and charged with manslaughter in the second degree, criminally negligent homicide, leaving the scene of an accident that involved serious injury and reckless driving for...
  • Man in custody following tourist's death

  • The body of Carla Stefaniak, a US citizen reported missing while on vacation in Costa Rica, has been found, her family confirmed, as authorities announced a suspect is in custody in the case.
  • Costa Rica competition regulator blocks Walmex acquisition

  • Wal-Mart de Mexico said on Thursday Costa Rica's competition regulator had notified the company that it opposes its plan to buy 52 local supermarkets, which would grow its store tally in the Central American nation to more than 300.
  • Woman accused of throwing acid on priest during confession

  • A deranged woman threw sulfuric acid on a Roman Catholic priest as the holy man took her confession in Nicaragua, church officials said. Rev. Mario Guevara, 59, was in “delicate” condition after suffering burns on several parts of his body during the savage attack in a cathedral in Managua, Monsignor Carlos Aviles told local press...
  • Tourist Carla Stefaniak’s murder in Costa Rica was sexually motivated: cops

  • The killing of Florida tourist Carla Stefaniak in Costa Rica was sexually motivated, according to local authorities. Walter Espinoza, director general of the country’s Judicial Investigation Department, revealed the motive during a press conference Wednesday covered by the Sun-Sentinel. He also released new information about suspect Bismark Espinosa Martinez, including how he contradicted himself in...
  • 4 indicted in connection with Panama Papers investigation

  • Four men connected to the Panama Papers investigation have been indicted for their roles in allegedly defrauding the US government through international money laundering and wire fraud associated with Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.
  • Missing tourist Carla Stefaniak’s body identified in Costa Rica

  • A dead body found in Costa Rica was identified on Tuesday as a missing Florida woman, a report said. The remains of Carla Stefaniak, 36, were discovered near the Airbnb where she had been staying in the Central American country, according to Florida’s WPLG-TV. A 32-year-old man was arrested for her murder, the station said....
  • Feds make first US arrests for tax evasion tied to Panama Papers

  • Manhattan federal prosecutors have arrested three people in a widespread tax evasion scheme in connection with the Mossack Fonseca & Co. firm — the first US arrests tied to the infamous “Panama Papers.” Four people were charged for allegedly helping rich and powerful people evade their taxes “in a decades-long criminal scheme perpetrated by Mossack...
  • 4 men charged in Panama Papers investigation

  • Federal authorities in New York announced a raft of conspiracy and tax fraud charges Tuesday against four men in the first U.S. prosecution related to the so-called Panama Papers.

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