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In brief: Congressman will resign from office

From Wire Reports

NEW YORK – A New York congressman who pleaded guilty to tax evasion just days ago has announced he’ll resign from office next week because he would not be able to give the job his full attention anymore.

Republican Rep. Michael Grimm issued a statement late Monday saying he will resign effective Jan. 5.

Grimm’s guilty plea last week to aiding in the filing of a false tax return came after he was re-elected to his Staten Island seat in November, even though he was under indictment. Following the plea, Grimm said he would stay in Congress as long as he could.

Grimm reportedly talked with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, before deciding to step down. Boehner has forced other lawmakers to resign for lesser offenses.

Adult film actor positive for HIV

LOS ANGELES – California public health officials issued an alert Monday after finding “very strong evidence” that an adult film actor became infected with HIV as a result of unprotected sex on an out-of-state film shoot.

The Department of Public Health said the male actor tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS after engaging in unprotected sex with several other male actors during two separate film shoots. He had tested negative before the shoot.

One actor from the second shoot has since tested positive for HIV.

Teen arrested over gun photo posting

FORT WORTH, Texas – Police in Texas have arrested a teen for posting a photo of a replica gun pointed at a police car with a caption reading in part: “Should I do it?”

Montrae Toliver, 17, was arrested Monday for allegedly making a terroristic threat.

Fort Worth police say he posted a photo to Twitter of a pellet gun pointed at the front of what appears to be a parked police car in the distance. A separate tweet from the same account says the gun is an Airsoft replica, which was confirmed by Fort Worth officers investigating the photo, police said.

Someone saw the photo on Twitter, took a screenshot and submitted it to Fort Worth police’s Facebook page.

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