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Police: Fake bomb reported to stop wedding

Moscow -- Russian police said they arrested a woman who tried to prevent her daughter's wedding by falsely accusing her of plotting to blow up a plane.

Investigators said the 56-year-old Yaroslavl woman was arrested after allegedly calling police and claiming her daughter was planning a suicide bomb attack on a plane traveling from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport to Morocco, RIA Novosti reported Wednesday.

The flight was delayed for an unspecified amount of time while officers investigated.

"Her daughter recently fell in love with a Moroccan citizen and was planning to get married to him and move to Morocco. The woman was against the marriage and did not want her daughter to move abroad," a police spokeswoman said.

Failed cigarette toss destroys car

South Brunswick, N.J. -- Police in New Jersey said a woman's car was engulfed in flames when she tried and failed to flick a still-burning cigarette out her window.

South Brunswick police said the 19-year-old Rocky Hill woman, whose name was not released, was driving through South Brunswick Monday morning when the inside of her 1998 Honda Civic was ignited by the cigarette, The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger reported Tuesday.

The woman was able to escape the vehicle without injury but the car was destroyed by the flames. The fire was put out by South Brunswick's Monmouth Junction Fire Department.

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