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DUI Suspect Takes Selfie With Cop Arresting Him

The Huffington Post | David Moye | August 7, 2015 | Weird News
If the smartphone era has taught us one thing, it's never waste the opportunity for a memorable selfie. It's a lesson that Gilbert Phelps, 20, apparently took both to heart and to social media by taking a selfie with a police officer who was arresting...

California Cop Suspended After Pulling Gun On Man Recording Him

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | August 7, 2015 | Crime
A California police officer was suspended after video surfaced showing him unholster his gun while arguing with a man recording him in a small city north of San Francisco.  "The video is not a typical interaction between our Public Safety Officers and the public," a statement posted to the...

Man Tries To Sell Backpack Filled With Dirty Socks As Pot: Cops

Newser | David Moye | August 7, 2015 | Weird News
A Michigan man allegedly tried to sell a backpack full of his dirty socks for $2,800. The would-be customers thought the backpack contained a pound of marijuana.

'American Horror Story: Hotel' Might Be Inspired By This Real-Life Mystery

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | August 7, 2015 | Entertainment
On Friday, "American Horror Story: Hotel" co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk revealed new details about the upcoming season during the Television Critics Association summer press tour. We learned who all the main characters are, the name of the titular hotel and that the season was...

F1 Driver Jenson Button And Wife Allegedly Gassed And Robbed Of $465,000 While On Vacation

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | August 7, 2015 | Sports
Jenson Button and his wife, Jessica Michibata, were allegedly staked out, gassed and then robbed by two men on Monday. The former F1 World Champion was vacationing with his wife at their rented villa in Saint-Tropez, France, but the couple left on Tuesday following the burglary.  According...

Judge Says Man Can Either Get Married Or Go To Jail

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | August 7, 2015 | Crime
Maybe the Texas judge is a Dennis Miller fan. Smith County Judge Randall Rogers told Josten Bundy in July he could either marry his girlfriend, Elizabeth Jaynes, or spend 15 days in jail for assault. "He punished us both," Jaynes, 19, told The Huffington Post. "We wanted to do an outside wedding with our family and friends, but instead we had to do it in the courthouse." The couple had planned to wed in about a year, she said.  Rogers gave Bundy the ultimatum when the 21-year-old appeared before him for sentencing on a misdemeanor assault charge. The charge, according to Jaynes, stemmed from a February altercation between Bundy and her ex-boyfriend. "The guy was saying I looked like a man because I cut my hair," Jaynes said of her ex. "Josten punched him through the window and the guy called the police." Rogers told Bundy "the days of being John Wayne are gone," and gave him the option of incarceration or marriage. Bundy chose the lesser (right?) of the two evils. "You heard one of the conditions of probation is he is going to have to marry you within 30 days," Rogers said to Jaynes, according to court transcripts. "Do you want to do that?" "Yes, sir," Rogers replied. The couple, who have been together for almost two years, had no choice but to choose marriage, Jaynes said. "We live paycheck to paycheck," she said. "If he had gone to jail, I wouldn’t have been able to make the rent by myself." But all is not lost thought. Jaynes said they are already planning a vow renewal ceremony -- just as soon as they pay a visit to a good civil rights attorney. A judge forcing a couple to wed? Where have we seen that before? Oh yeah -- in the 2008 Ashton Kutcher/Cameron Diaz romantic comedy, "What Happens in Vegas." The film that inspired the world (and Judge Rogers, apparently) to believe we should all give marriage a try, if only for purely selfish reasons. In the film -- which grossed more than $80 million domestically and $219 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo -- Kutcher and Diaz's characters meet each other for the first time in Las Vegas. They have a wild, booze-filled night and end up getting married. They wake up and agree to separate, but then Kutcher puts a quarter Diaz gave him into a slot machine and hits the jackpot. Now, both of them want that sweet jackpot cash. But before either one of them can get it, a judge, played by Dennis Miller, sentences them to "six months hard marriage." In order to see any of the $3 million prize, they'll have to learn to get along. Spoiler alert: They fall in love, but not before a lot of laughs. And now, life is imitating art. Also on...

Woman Allegedly Calls Cops 150 Times, Faces Charge

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | August 7, 2015 | Weird News
MACON, Ga. (AP) -- A central Georgia woman has been arrested after police say she called 911 scores of times over several weeks. Bibb County authorities charged 41-year-old Toshiba L. Smith of Macon, Georgia, with making false reports and misusing the emergency number earlier this...

Michigan Tea Party Lawmakers' Reported Affair Cover-Up Is Being Investigated

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | August 7, 2015 | Politics
A report that a Michigan state House representative planned to cover up his affair with a colleague by planting a fake sex scandal story will be investigated, House leaders said. The Detroit News published recordings Friday in which they identify Rep. Todd Courser (R)...

Man Breaks Out Of Prison Using A Toy Shovel And A Surfboard

BroBible | David Moye | August 7, 2015 | Weird News
A 23-year-old man serving time at Bastøy Prison, an island prison in Norway, is on the run after using an antique surfboard and a toy shovel to break out and paddle to mainland.

Man Who Escaped Prison More Than 3 Decades Ago Captured

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | August 7, 2015 | Crime
LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla. (AP) -- A 60-year-old Georgia man has been captured in South Florida after more than three decades on the run. Officials say Willie Lee Austin is in the Broward County Jail on an out-of-state hold Friday morning after he was captured Wednesday in...

5 Creepy Things You Learn Cleaning Up Murder Scenes | David Moye | August 7, 2015 | Crime
Let's say you die in some spectacular way ... and then nobody finds your body for a couple of weeks. Who the hell cleans up the gunk that used to be you? talked to some biohazard cleaning technicians and got the creepy details.

Chicago Police Department Agrees To Reform Stop-And-Frisk Procedures In Settlement With ACLU

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | August 7, 2015 | Black Voices
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San Francisco 49ers Release Aldon Smith After Alleged Hit-And-Run, DUI

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | August 7, 2015 | Sports
The San Francisco 49ers have released Aldon Smith after he was arrested Thursday night, allegedly for a hit-and-run, DUI and vandalism, according to the Santa Clara California police department. NBC Bay Area's Robert Handa reports that the hit-and-run happened after Smith got into an...

Drug Bust Suspects Hide Heroin Inside Their Vaginas

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | August 7, 2015 | Weird News
Two New Mexico women and a man are facing drug charges after police at a traffic stop in Arizona found them smuggling almost two pounds of heroin on Monday. Miranda Baldonado and Sarah Valencia, both 19, were riding in a PT Cruiser driven by Michael Torrez, 29,...

The Sentence Is In For Aurora Shooter James Holmes

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | August 7, 2015 | Crime
Update: On Friday, the jury of nine women and three men sentenced James Holmes to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2012 theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado. Earlier: After less than seven hours of deliberation, officials at the Arapahoe County District Court in Colorado announced Friday...

Teen Brothers Who Murdered Family Had USB Drive With Plans Of Attack: Cops

Sebastian Murdock | August 7, 2015 | Crime
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Kalief Browder's Family To Sue New York City For $20 Million

Christopher Mathias | August 7, 2015 | Black Voices
The family of Kalief Browder -- the Bronx teen who spent three years in New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail without a conviction -- will sue the city for $20 million, according to documents submitted to the city comptroller's office Thursday. Browder took his own life in June,...

Man Dies Falling From Wall After Cops Use Taser During Chase

Sebastian Murdock | August 7, 2015 | Crime
ATLANTA (AP) -- Police in the Atlanta area say a man died after falling from a wall during a police chase that involved a Taser. Multiple media outlets report that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is reviewing Thursday night's events involving DeKalb County police....

Drunk Man Arrested On Plane After Throwing Punch Over Cell Phone

Andres Jauregui | August 7, 2015 | Technology
Chicago police arrested a Texas man at O'Hare International Airport on Thursday after he allegedly assaulted a passenger and a cop onboard a United Airlines flight to Dayton, Ohio.  The flight crew told police that Adam Kealing, of Austin, had drunkenly refused to turn off his cell phone as...

We’re Doing Better At Detaining Families Now, Officials Say

Roque Planas | August 7, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Newly implemented policies already keep the Obama administration’s family detention system from violating the law, the Department of Justice argued in a court filing submitted late Thursday night. The Obama administration is fighting to continue detaining Central American women and children, even after a federal...
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