‘Nightline’ Daily Line, Aug. 17: Russian Punk Band Found Guilty

By ABC News

Aug 17, 2012 4:06pm

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5:19 p.m. ET: If you find a pair of those trendy red-bottom heels for a deal that sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection confiscated 20,457 pairs of counterfeit Christian Louboutin shoes at the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport.

“They label the shipments as generic shoes when, in fact, they’re bringing over contraband,” said Jaime Ruiz, a public affairs specialist for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Read the full story HERE

3:33 p.m. ET: When life imitates art … there’s a man named Walter White, who is not the main character from the hit TV show, “Breaking Bad,” but an actual person, wanted by police for cooking methamphetamine. Read the full story HERE. 

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Credit: Tuscaloosa County Sheriffs Office

2:34 p.m. ET: Jonesboro, Ark., police released 41 minutes of dash cam video as questions continue to swirl about how someone in police custody could shoot and kill himself in the back of a cop car after being searched twice and handcuffed.

The family of 21-year-old Chavis Carter, an African-American, and many in the town speculate that Carter may have been killed by police. The two officers who pulled over the vehicle were white and the case has led to a rise of tensions in Jonesboro.

Read the full story HERE and watch the dashcam video HERE:

 

1:40 p.m. ET: ABC News’ Clayton Sandell tweets an update about the Mars rover Curiosity:

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While NASA was focused on getting to Mars, one billionaire entrepreneur was already thinking about how humans could live here. Watch our interview with SpaceX’s Elon Musk:

 

12:02 p.m. ET: Three members of the Russian all-female punk band Pussy Riot today were found guilty of “hooliganism driven by religious hatred” and sentenced to two years in prison from the time of their initial detention.

“The court believes that such goals of punishment as restoration of social justice, the defendants’ reform and the prevention of similar crimes may only be achieved if they are sentenced to imprisonment and serve their terms,” the judge said, according to the Russian Interfax news agency.

Read the full story HERE

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10:20 a.m. ET: Those seeking invites to the most lavish receptions at the 2012 Democratic National Convention better bring a hefty appetite and a fat wallet.

A list of high-end convention packages circulated by the Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee, and obtained by ABC News, shows that those and other perks are being offered to donors who raise $1 million or donate $100,000 to the convention’s nonprofit planning arm.

Read the full story HERE

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