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Did 'Antiques Roadshow' Bros, Keno Twins, Commit Auction Fraud?

If you watch Antiques Roadshow on public television, then you know its charming hosts, twin brothers Leslie and Leigh Keno. They are sophisticated and handsome fellows, 59, with fancy credentials and a passion for Americana. They love old items and they know better than most what is and is not junk, what things are worth. That is why their actions have been raising eyebrows lately.

The brothers have, until recently, enjoyed great reputations in the fine collectibles community. But the Kenos drew suspicion when they bid against each other at auctions, driving prices absurdly high, and fell behind on their bills. The New York Times reports that the twins are accused of auction fraud. The brothers say it's all a misunderstanding.

Fugitive Sect Leader Lyle Jeffs Demands Feds Drop Welfare Fraud Charges

Some people answer to the law of the land and some answer only to their religion. This is essentially the legal argument of Lyle Jeffs, the interim leader of a polygamous sect, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints (FLDS Church). He is charged with welfare fraud and is a wanted fugitive. Despite this, his lawyers are demanding that charges against him be dropped after Jeffs recently slipped out of his GPS monitor while on supervised release.

Lyle Jeffs, brother of Warren Jeffs who is in prison for his relations with underage girls, is arguing that members of his sect endanger their chances of salvation when they do not pool their welfare benefits. As such, he argues, he should not be charged with a $12 million food stamps benefit fraud scheme.

Flag burning is legal. The Supreme Court said so. Our right to burn the American flag, the Stars and Stripes, the Red, White and Blue, the very Star-Spangled Banner, is protected by the First Amendment. But some states still have anti-flag burning statutes on the books, and, regardless of what the High Court says on the matter, many, many people don't like it when you burn the flag.

Which leads us to the curious case of Bryton Mellott of Urbana, Illinois, who decided to torch Old Glory on Independence Day, take photos, and post those photos to Facebook. What happened next may not surprise you: people got angry and Mellott was arrested. But then he was released and all charges were dropped.

In Missouri, if you're interested in supporting Eric Greitens's gubernatorial campaign. The Republican candidate and former Navy SEAL officer is selling "ISIS hunting permits" to raise money for his campaign.

So how many ISIS can you bag under this (fake) permit? And will the scolds down at the fish and game office really be out tracking this season?

Old Man Writes to Federal Court to Complain About Deflategate Decision

They say that with age comes patience and wisdom, but one World War II veteran, 93, is short on the former. He wrote a letter to federal judges on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to let them know that their recent intervention in a sports scandal is, well, scandalous.

Calling a decision to overturn a ruling for quarterback Tom Brady and reinstate his four-game suspension for Deflategate "asinine," Warren B. Lessing chided the judges for wasting time. "Don't you have anything more important to do," he asked in his letter, reports the New York Daily News. Let's see why he's angry.

Poultry Workers Need Longer Bathroom Breaks, Report Claims

You care if your chickens roam free and get healthy feed, whether the meat is organic or not. So probably you also care about poultry workers and the conditions in which they work, which are reportedly not great. According to Oxfam America, poultry workers routinely complain of insufficient bathroom breaks and some say that they wear diapers on the job to deal with the problem.

Having adequate bathroom breaks is written into the law, and it's not optional for employers to allow them. So what's going on in the poultry industry?

Payless Pulls Light Up Toddler Sneakers on Fire Fears

If you have had cause to shop for kids’ gear in the last few years then you know that there’s a lot of fun stuff out there now. New technologies allow for new materials to be integrated into fabrics, resulting in wondrous items like sneakers that roll or light up, or both.

But Payless Shoe Source this week pulled some illuminated sneakers after a Texas family reported that the shoes were flammable, according to the Huffington Post. Luckily, the little boy whose Jake and the Neverland Pirates sneakers burned was not wearing them when the fire occurred and was not hurt. The company says it is investigating the cause of the fire and has removed the shoes from store shelves for now. The boy’s mother, however, blames the battery.

One of the first principles of law most of us learn, even if we never go to law school, is that stealing is wrong, even if you're hungry. The concept goes so far to prohibit cannibalism, even if you're lost at sea for 14 months, and prohibit giving out free school lunch, even to starving students.

But Italy's highest court might be pushing back against that idea. The country's Supreme Court of Cassation recently overturned the conviction of a man who didn't pay for $4.60 worth of cheese and sausages from a market, ruling instead that he was sufficiently hungry and "acting therefore in a state of need." So how hungry do you have to be to justify stealing food?

There are plenty of students and employees out there that will do anything for a day, or even an afternoon off school or work. Sadly, there appear to be plenty of teachers and employers out there that will do anything to spoil a good time, like asking for a doctor's note and even calling the number to prove it's legit.

The market abhors a vacuum, so in steps BestFakeDoctorsNotes.net to the rescue. Now hooky-playing high school students and burnt out account reps can acquire Get Out of Jail Free cards, right on the Internet. Truly this is a golden age. But is any of it legal?

In a bizarre legal loophole, Oklahoma's criminal statutes don't prohibit forcible oral sodomy if the victim is too intoxicated to consent, even to the point of complete unconsciousness. So said a unanimous state appeals court, confirming a lower court's dismissal of criminal charges against one teen who had oral sex with another who said she has no memory of the incident and whose blood alcohol content afterwards was .34.

In a curt, two-page opinion, four judges on Oklahoma's Court of Criminal Appeals agreed that they "will not, in order to justify prosecution of a person for an offense, enlarge a statute beyond the fair meaning of its language." So what is the statute, and what, specifically, is its language?