Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Nation Briefs: Angry Man Spends $200 at Sushi Restaurant, Leaves 13- Foot Python

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Nation Briefs: Angry Man Spends $200 at Sushi Restaurant, Leaves 13- Foot Python

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Angry diner leaves slithering tip in Los Angeles restaurant

Los Angeles police say diners scattered when a man dropped a 13- foot python on the floor of a sushi restaurant.

Officer Drake Madison says the man had argued with an employee and stormed out of Iroha Sushi of Tokyo in Studio City on Sunday evening. Madison says a short time later, the man returned with the giant snake, threw it into the dining room and walked out again.

Police responded, and the man was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats. Nobody was hurt.

The python was taken by animal control officers.

High court open to Puerto Rico debt deal * Four liberal justices on a short-handed Supreme Court seemed sympathetic Tuesday to arguments that Puerto Rico officials should be allowed to restructure the debt of the island's struggling public utilities.

Some of those justices expressed doubts about Puerto Rico's position as arguments in the case began. But by the end of the one- hour session, they appeared open to the idea that federal bankruptcy law does not prevent the island from passing a measure offering debt relief to local municipalities.

The issue has roiled the island, which is going through the most severe economic crisis in its history. It is mired in a decade-long recession and its governor announced last year that it cannot pay $72 billion in public debt.

The case was argued before seven justices, and the court's four liberals could control the outcome. Justice Antonin Scalia died in February and Justice Samuel Alito recused himself. He owns shares in a tax-free fund that invests in Puerto Rican bonds and is involved in the case.

Teen arrested over Trump death threat * Authorities have arrested a Georgia teenager accused of threatening the life of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on social media.

WTVM-TV reported that a 16-year-old was arrested by the Troup County Sheriff's Office and U.S. Secret Service agents.

The teen's name hasn't been released, and neither was the nature of the alleged threat. …

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