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Man Shoots And Kills 'Pregnant' Burglar In Long Beach, California

AP | Michael McLaughlin | July 24, 2014 | Crime
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her...

Jessica Hunt Sentenced To 32 Years For Enslaving Disabled Woman

AP | Michael McLaughlin | July 24, 2014 | Crime
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years through intimidation, threats and abuse was sentenced Thursday to 32 years in federal prison, the U.S. attorney's office said. Jessica Hunt, 33, was convicted in...

Illinois GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Used Doctored News Headlines In TV Ad

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | July 24, 2014 | Politics
Bruce Rauner (R), an Illinois businessman and gubernatorial candidate, is being called out for running a television ad with some altered news headlines about incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn (D), according to the Chicago Tribune. In the ad, called "Headlines," the Rauner campaign shortened and even changed headlines that...

John McCain On Botched Execution Of Arizona Inmate Joseph Wood: 'That's Torture'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | July 24, 2014 | Politics
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) weighed in on the botched execution of Arizona death row inmate Joseph Wood, saying the 2-hour long procedure amounted to "torture." Wood, who was sentenced to death in 1991 for the murder of his ex-girlfriend and her father, was was injected with an untested...

Here's Why You Don't Want To Drop Off Your Used Clothes In Those Sidewalk Donation Bins

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | July 24, 2014 | Impact
A growing number of sidewalk donation bins in New York City claiming to collect clothing for the poor are actually benefiting for-profit companies. The New York Times reported on the scheme earlier this month, and found that the graffiti-covered bins that are illegally placed on sidewalks not only function as...

Naked Dudes Steal Meat From Florida Restaurant, Take Their Wieners With Them

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | July 24, 2014 | Weird News
They stole beef in the buff. Then they were on the lam. In a crime that had no cover-up despite security cameras watching, two naked guys and one wearing just underwear swiped 60 hamburgers, 3 pounds of bacon, three red peppers and a paddleboard from Doc's Beach House...

Vandalism Causes 103,000 Gallons Of Raw Sewage To Surge Into Ocean And Surf Breaks

The Huffington Post | James Cave | July 24, 2014 | Green
Honolulu’s Environmental Services Director Lori Kahikina made it official Tuesday: “The only thing that should be going into the sewers is number 1 and number 2.” Definitely no tricycles or boulders, which is what somebody stuffed into a manhole in Oahu’s Palolo Valley sometime last week -- an...

Lawyers And Judge Discussed Joseph Wood's Prolonged Execution In Emergency Call (TRANSCRIPT)

Michael McLaughlin | July 24, 2014 | Crime
A defense attorney, a government lawyer and a federal judge on a conference call grappled with whether to abort the unexpectedly prolonged execution of an Arizona inmate on Wednesday. More than an hour into the execution of convicted killer Joseph Wood, his attorneys filed an emergency motion...

Arrest Warrant Issued For Man Who Has Refused Tuberculosis Treatment

AP | Simon McCormack | July 24, 2014 | Crime
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk. Eduardo Rosas Cruz, a 25-year-old transient, went to the San Joaquin General Hospital's emergency room...

Pennsylvania Hospital Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Injured

AP | Hilary Hanson | July 24, 2014 | Crime
DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A doctor told police that a patient fatally shot a caseworker at their hospital complex before the doctor pulled out his own gun and exchanged fire with him and wounded him, a prosecutor said Thursday night. Dr. Lee Silverman, a psychiatrist, was grazed in the temple...

U.S. Weighs Refugee Status For Honduran Youth Displaced By Armed Conflict

AP | Shadee Ashtari | July 25, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday. The plan would involve screening youths in Honduras, one of the world's...

Mayor Compares Atheists To Nazis, KKK After Being Sued By ACLU, Secular Groups

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | July 24, 2014 | Politics
The American Civil Liberties Union in Michigan and two secular groups are suing the city of Warren and its mayor, Jim Fouts, on behalf of an atheist resident who was forbidden from setting up a "reason station" alongside a long-standing "prayer station" in the City Hall atrium. While...

Second Sanity Exam For James Holmes Can Be Filmed, Judge Rules

AP | Sebastian Murdock | July 24, 2014 | Crime
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- The judge in the Colorado theater shootings case says a psychiatrist can video-record the second sanity evaluation of defendant James Holmes. Holmes' lawyers had objected to video, but the judge ruled Thursday the defense didn't show it would interfere with the examination. The judge also said...

Seth Techel Convicted Of Killing Pregnant Wife

Associated Press | David Lohr | July 24, 2014 | Crime
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A jury convicted an Iowa man Thursday of killing his pregnant wife in 2012, rejecting his claims of innocence after the third trial in the case. Jurors found 23-year-old Seth Techel guilty of first-degree murder and nonconsensual termination of a human pregnancy. The former volunteer firefighter...

Ohio State University Band Director Fired For 'Sexualized' Culture

AP | Tyler Kingkade | July 24, 2014 | College
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a "sexualized" atmosphere of rituals including students being pressured to march in their underwear and participate in sexually themed stunts. Jonathan Waters had led the band since 2012, and...

Michigan Dems File Complaints Regarding GOP Contender's Campaign Contributions

Alex Lazar | July 24, 2014 | Politics
The Michigan Democratic Party filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission and the State of Michigan on Thursday over some questionable contributions made to GOP Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land's campaign. The FEC complaint revolves around the legality of a $2.9 million contribution Land made to...

Leah Cuevas Charged With Murder In Missing Mom's Slaying

David Lohr | July 24, 2014 | Crime
A New York woman has been charged in the slaying of a mother of four whose partially dismembered body was discovered on Long Island earlier this month. Leah Cuevas, 42, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Chinelle Thompson Browne, according to Long Island's...

How Race, Gender And Fatigue Have Affected The Coverage Of Renisha McBride's Death

Rahel Gebreyes | July 24, 2014 | Black Voices
It's no secret -- the Trayvon Martin and Renisha McBride killings have striking similarities. Both were young black victims and in each case, the killers claimed self-defense. But despite the parallels, it appears that the two cases are being treated differently -- even within the black...

David Beatty Charged After Dresser Deaths Of Toddlers

David Lohr | July 24, 2014 | Crime
ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — The father of two toddlers who died after a dresser fell on them was charged with involuntary manslaughter because he heard a crash coming from another room and didn't immediately check to see if his daughters were OK, a prosecutor said Thursday. David Beatty, 28, of...

Hospital Sued For Amputating Penis During Circumcision

Michael McLaughlin | July 24, 2014 | Crime
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis. Johnny Lee Banks Jr. of Birmingham and his wife, Zelda Banks, filed the lawsuit Tuesday. They're suing the hospital, doctors and others for medical malpractice.
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