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Texas Executes Woman Who Starved, Tortured Boy

A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed this evening. Lisa Coleman, 38, received a lethal injection after the Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal to spare her. She was pronounced dead at 6:24pm local time, 12...

New Video Shifts Search for Missing UVa Student

Police in Charlottesville, Va., are still searching for a missing University of Virginia student, and new video and eyewitness accounts have shifted the search again, reports the Daily Progress. Hannah Graham can be seen at 12:46am Saturday walking outside a bar, but she doesn't enter. About nine minutes later,...

Thai PM: Tourists in Bikinis Aren't Safe—Unless They're Ugly

Faced with the savage murder of two young British tourists on one of his country's most popular beaches, Thai PM Prayuth Chan-ocha elected to address the topic of tourist safety. Unfortunately, he wasn't entirely reassuring, reports the Independent : "There are always problems with tourist safety. They think our country is...

First Date Ends With Man Dead, Woman in Hospital

There are infinite reasons to not go on a second date, but this tale of romance gone awry contains every single one of them: It seems that 53-year-old Leon Shaw of Washington state and his unnamed 47-year-old date went to a house party. Great. Alcohol was consumed. No problem. Enough...

In Prison, Keeping Order Is Up to Gangs

An in-depth look at prison gangs in the Atlantic shows that the groups aren't just forces of feuding and violence—they're actually central to the structure of prison life. "Prison gangs end up providing governance in a brutal but effective way,” a researcher tells Graeme Wood. "They impose responsibility on...

Man Drives Across US, Confesses to 1997 Homicide

A cold case homicide has been solved after a man, apparently racked with guilt, drove across the country to confess killing an Arizona woman with a flashlight more than 15 years ago. Matthew Gibson has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after driving from North Carolina to Arizona to...

Twitter Sleuths Help Track Down Hate-Crime Suspects

A gay couple strolling around Philadelphia's Center City last week was harassed and assaulted by "a group of preppy-looking young adults," NBC 10 reports—but thanks to some social-media Sherlocks, police have made great headway in solving the case. A group of about a dozen people approached the victims at...

NY Man Recruited for ISIS: Federal Indictment

A man from Rochester, NY, was indicted yesterday on charges of attempting to help three people (two of them FBI informants) travel to Syria to take up arms with ISIS, including sending $600 cash to a potential recruit in Yemen, according to a Justice Department statement picked up by the...

Lawsuit: Female Nurse Had Sex With Medicated Patient

A man who was in the ICU on medication and awaiting a heart transplant says a nurse came into his room and had sex with him against his wishes, reports CBS Chicago. A lawsuit filed by the man and his wife says the incident, "including intercourse," took place in 2012...

Survivalist Sought in Trooper's Murder

Police in Pennsylvania are hunting for a 31-year-old survivalist and expert marksman accused of killing one state trooper and wounding another. The suspect is Eric Frein, who lives with his parents in Canadensis, about 20 miles from where the troopers were shot outside their barracks in Blooming Grove, reports USA...

Grand Jury to Consider Case Against Driver Tony Stewart

A grand jury will decide whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a race in upstate New York. Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said today he decided to present the case to a grand jury after reviewing evidence collected...

As UVa Student Goes Missing, 'Deep Concern'

University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, 18, was alone early Saturday, on her way home from a party, and police say she'd been drinking heavily. She texted a friend around 1:30am to say that she was lost in an area just off campus, then her phone went silent. The...

Peterson Texted About Another Son's 'Whooping'

Adrian Peterson was accused of beating and injuring another of his sons to discipline him last June, but the football star was never charged in the alleged incident, according to reports. KHOU has obtained text messages between Peterson and the boy's mother—a different woman from the mother involved in...

Mo. Teen in Coma After Cop Uses Stun Gun

The 17-year-old son of a veteran police officer was rushed to the hospital Sunday after a cop used a stun gun while arresting him during a traffic stop in Independence, Mo. Both the FBI and Independence Police Department have launched investigations while Bryce Masters' family holds vigil at an intensive...

Mom Hid Kids, Living and Dead, From Boyfriend: Cops

Erika Murray may or may not be the mother, but an investigation into the squalid conditions of her vermin-infested home in Massachusetts last week has unearthed a tragic discovery: the bodies of three deceased infants. That discovery comes on the heels of one made in late August, when state welfare...

Okla. Lawmaker: Let's Kill Inmates With Nitrogen

A lawmaker in the state that pioneered lethal injections says he has found an "innovative" new way to execute inmates involving nitrogen gas. Oklahoma state Rep. Mike Christian tells Der Spiegel that using nitrogen gas for executions is painless, fast, and "cheaper than the bullets you need for the firing...

Peterson to Play Sunday Despite Abuse Charges

The NFL has been rocked by domestic violence allegations, most notably in the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson cases, but Peterson will play Sunday against the Saints after being reinstated by the Vikings today, the AP reports. As debate rages on about what punishment should be doled out to the...

At Fla. State, Burden of Rape Investigation Falls on Accusers: NYT

The New York Times reveals it has uncovered "a pattern to the handling of sexual assault complaints by Florida State [University] students"—namely, that unless an accuser directly asks police to continue the investigation (even after she has already filed a police report and been examined by medical personnel), the...

Man Charged as Accessory to 300K Auschwitz Murders

Oskar Groening is accused of helping to run Auschwitz as an SS guard between May and June 1944, and prosecutors today laid out the charges against him: 300,000 counts of accessory to murder. The AP reports that 425,000 Jews from Hungary were brought to the death camp during...

Mom, Unborn Child Killed by Stray Bullet

A $40,000 reward is being offered in the deaths of a pregnant Philadelphia woman and her child after the woman was hit by a stray bullet. Homicide Capt. James Clark says a man dressed in black fired more than 10 shots at a car a block away yesterday morning....

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