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Report: No Civil Rights Charges for Ferguson Cop

Don't expect the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown to face civil rights charges. The Washington Post interviews Justice Department investigators and reports they have "all but concluded" that they have no case against Darren Wilson. The inquiry isn't done yet, and the story includes quotes from officials who...

Crowd Taunts Captured Fugitive Frein

As officers led newly captured fugitive Eric Frein from a courthouse in Pennsylvania today, the New York Times reports that they stopped for a moment as if to give the 150 or so bystanders a good look. Shouts of "Rot in hell," "You're not a real soldier," and "You're a...

Kleenex Maker Sued for Claiming Gowns Protected Against Ebola

A $500 million lawsuit filed in federal court Wednesday against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases. The suit says that the company knew for at least a year that its Microcool Breathable High Performance Surgical Gown had failed industry...

Judge Orders Maine to Let Nurse Go Out

Maine nurse Kaci Hickox won some freedom today: A judge ruled that she can go out in public, though she still must submit to regular health checks, reports the Bangor Daily News. District Court Chief Judge Charles LaVerdiere decided that the state, which wants her to stay home for the...

5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

It's Halloween week, so it makes sense that criminals in costumes factor into the weirdest crime stories of the week: Things Go Wrong After Halloween Parties : A 26-year-old woman dressed as a zombie in Gates, NY, got charged with DWI about 2am Saturday after driving without her headlights on. A...

Frein Placed in Dead Officer's Handcuffs

After a 48-day manhunt in the woods of northeast Pennsylvania, Eric Frein ended up being taken away in handcuffs used by the state trooper he's accused of shooting dead in an ambush last month. The fugitive, who was captured near an abandoned airport hangar yesterday, was put in the slain...

Fugitive Eric Frein Caught in Pennsylvania

The manhunt for Eric Frein is over: Authorities in Pennsylvania have captured suspected cop-killer Eric Frein, reports NBC News. Frein surrendered without any shots fired, an FBI official tells the Philadelphia Inquirer. The capture reportedly took place in the Poconos Mountains near Tannersville, Pa. The 31-year-old Frein had been on...

2nd Inmate Freed in Crazy Chicago Death-Row Case

A man wrongly convicted in a 1982 double murder in Chicago is being set free after 15 years, reports CBS Chicago. But this is not your typical case of this variety: Alstory Simon is actually the second person to be freed after a murder conviction for the crime, which is...

Jewel Thief Busted by Empty Coke Can: Cops

A burglary suspect might have gotten away with it if he had just waited until he left the crime scene to quench his thirst. Instead, police say suspect Ramon Herrera helped himself to a can of Coke from the refrigerator of the Albuquerque, NM, home he allegedly broke into and...

Suge Knight Could Face Life Over Alleged Camera Theft

Suge Knight's latest run-in with the law could be his last: The rap mogul could get up to life in prison for allegedly stealing a camera from a paparazzo outside a Beverly Hills studio last month. Police say the Death Row Records co-founder and comedian Katt Williams allegedly chased the...

Cops: Utah Family's Deaths 'Not Accidental or Natural'

Police believe the deaths of five members of a Utah family last month were "not accidental or natural in any way," according to newly released documents. Benjamin and Kristi Strack, their sons Benson, 14, and Zion, 11, and their 12-year-old daughter Emery were found dead in their Springville home and...

Zombie Woman Charged With DWI Twice in 3 Hours

Time for that annual rite of fall: People arrested in costume after apparently having a little too much fun at the Halloween party. Two early entrants: Zombie: A 26-year-old woman dressed as a zombie in Gates, NY, got charged with DWI about 2am Saturday after driving without her headlights on,...

Suspect in Chinese-Food Theft: Yellow Teletubby

When a Teletubby gets hungry, there's no telling what it will do. In this case, Laa-Laa—the yellow one—allegedly broke into a friend's house at 2am Sunday and stole leftover Chinese food. The man dressed as the character had apparently been at a Halloween party, the Smoking Gun reports....

NY Cops Investigate Grisly Beheading, Suicide by Train

Authorities on Long Island are sifting through a pair of deaths so grisly that multiple witnesses describe the scene as something they thought "was a Halloween prank." A woman in her 60s was apparently decapitated at her Farmingdale apartment shortly before 8pm last night, reports Newsday. "We saw the body...

Mother of 4 Killed in Road-Rage Shooting

Oakland man Luis Lopez Gallegos says he is now a widower with four children to raise—just because someone didn't like the way he drove. In what police are probing as a road-rage attack, 30-year-old Perla Avina was shot dead Sunday afternoon as the couple drove home from a supermarket,...

Missouri Man Gets Last-Minute Stay of Execution

The US Supreme Court has granted a last-minute stay of execution Missouri man who killed a woman and her two children, citing concerns that his legal counsel was ineffective. Mark Christeson, 35, was scheduled to die by injection a minute after midnight at the state prison in Bonne Terre. The...

Scientists Link 2 Genes to Violent Behavior

A new study might be inching us closer to the possibility that the worst criminals can blame their behavior on bad genes. In the study of 900 convicts in Finland, researchers found that those with mutated forms of two genes were 13 times more likely to have a history of...

Cops: We Busted Crook. Her Name Is 'Crook'

Much like a guy named "John Pirate" probably shouldn't try to make a living terrorizing the high seas, someone with the surname "Crook" raises eyebrows when they turn to a life of crime. California cops say they arrested one Josephine Crook on Friday on suspicion of commercial burglary after she...

Boston Bombing Suspect's Pal Lied to FBI: Jury

A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted today of two counts of lying to FBI investigators about the 2013 attack, the AP reports. Robel Phillipos, now 21, was accused of lying to agents about being in Tsarnaev's dorm room on April 18, 2013—three days after...

School Shooter Sent Selfie With Gun to Ex

Jaylen Fryberg not only supposedly texted his victims to ask them to lunch on Friday—he also sent a text to his ex-girlfriend not long before the shooting that showed him holding a gun, a law enforcement official tells CNN. An anonymous source tells Radar that Jaylen "sent a picture...

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