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Freddie Gray Protests Take Violent Turn

A protest over the death of Freddie Gray started peacefully with thousands marching through downtown streets before the demonstration turned violent and volatile. The chaotic scene last night prompted the first public remarks from Gray's twin sister, who pleaded for peace alongside Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who said she was "profoundly...

Judge: Taking Girl to Pink Concert Not Bad Parenting

Taking a preteen to a Pink concert does not make you a bad mother. That's the upshot of Judge Lawrence R. Jones' ruling. The case decided in New Jersey family court centered around a Dec. 11, 2013, concert that a mother (all parties identified by pseudonyms) attended with her then-11-year-old,...

Family: Deputies Stripped Our Dead Girl, Took Photos

As they were investigating a 2009 drunk-driving accident that killed 20-year-old Jessica Mejia, Cook County Sheriff's Officers stripped off all her clothes except for her underpants, placed her partially naked body on a tarp, and then took photos—all while in the view of onlookers and other emergency responders. Next...

Casino Won't Pay Up $41M After Jackpot Error

When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she'd hit it big. The screen said: "The reels have rolled your way! Bonus Award - $41797550.16." Pauline McKee and her daughter summoned casino employees to collect what they thought was a...

Ellen Pao Faces Million-Dollar Dilemma

Even though Ellen Pao lost her gender-discrimination suit against a former employer, she's still widely hailed as a hero for bringing the boys' club atmosphere of Silicon Valley under a microscope. But now she's got a tough choice on her hands: The venture-capital firm she sued, Kleiner Perkins Caufield &...

4 Swedish Cops Bust Up Fight on NYC Subway

NYPD chief William Bratton is thanking four Swedish law enforcement officers who broke up a fight on the subway this week. Erik Naslund, Samuel Kvarzell, Markus Asberg, and Eric Jansberger were headed to see a Broadway performance of Les Miserables on Wednesday when a fight broke out between two men...

Big Bourbon Bust: 5 Craziest Crimes of Week

A customer who didn't have it his way and sweet vengeance against a computer are among the weirdest crime stories of the week: Colorado Man Unloads 8 Bullets Into Misbehaving Computer : Lucas Hinch lived out every Office Space fan's fantasy when his Dell computer started acting wonky. Instead of taking...

Tsarnaev Family, Minus Mom, Arrives in US

The family of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has arrived in Boston—and they may be called upon to help save his life. The defense in the penalty phase of the Boston Marathon bomber's trial begins on Monday and some of his relatives may testify, the Boston Globe reports. Tsarnaev has two sisters...

Burger King Customer Arrested After Citing Movie

Many of us have experienced the pain of arriving at a fast-food restaurant hungry for breakfast at 10:55am, only to be told the meal stopped being served at 10:30am. Most of us, however, weren't arrested after the experience. Not so for Gary Kuhn, a Connecticut man who received...

Petraeus Pleads Guilty, Avoids Jail

After a monumental scandal and a two-year FBI investigation that sullied the reputation of David Petraeus, the case ended today in unspectacular fashion: He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and avoided jail time, reports the Los Angeles Times. The former CIA director got two years' probation and a $100,000...

In Epic Rant, 'Floridian-American' Calls Court a 'Hoe'

When the very first thing you see under the date, header, and plaintiffs'/defendants' names on complaint papers is an underlined "To Fck This Court and Everything that it Stands For" mission statement, you know it's probably going to be a good read. That's how Tamah Jada Clark kicked off a...

John Hinckley Has 'Somewhat Compatible' Girlfriend

An element of normalcy in John Hinckley's life was revealed at a hearing yesterday, meant to help a judge determine whether the man who shot Ronald Reagan should spend even more time outside of a mental hospital: He has a girlfriend, NBC News reports. Hinckley's brother describes the woman, who...

Rand Paul's Kid Cited in DUI Crash

Rand Paul's 22-year-old son is currently enmeshed in his third boozy run-in with the law: As the Herald-Leader reports, William Hilton Paul was cited Sunday in Lexington, Ky., after police say he drunkenly plowed a 2006 Honda Ridgeline into a parked car just before noon. Per the citation, cops found...

After 36 Years in Jail, Man's Charges Dropped

A California man freed after serving 34 years of a life sentence for murder had the charges formally dismissed yesterday. Michael Hanline, 69, was the longest-serving wrongfully incarcerated inmate in California history, according to the California Innocence Project, whose lawyers worked for 15 years to free him. A Ventura County...

Michael Brown's Parents Are Suing Ferguson

Lawyers for the parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, are planning to file a civil lawsuit against the city. Attorneys for the family said in a statement last night that the wrongful death lawsuit will be...

Pregnant Popeyes Manager Fired After Robbery

A Popeyes shift manager roughed up during an armed robbery says she was fired within 48 hours after she refused to pay back the $400 the thief made off with. Marissa Holcomb, who is pregnant with her fourth child, tells KHOU the robber forced other employees to the floor during...

Tsarnaev Defense Revisits His Middle Finger

Jurors deciding whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will live or die are suddenly being asked to pay a lot of attention to an image of him flipping the bird. Yesterday, prosecutors showed jurors the image, taken from video in his jail cell three months after the bombing, and cast it as the...

Jury Acquits Man Accused of Raping Wife With Alzheimer's

A rough trial in Iowa has ended with a not-guilty verdict. Jurors decided not to convict a 78-year-old man accused of raping his wife in a nursing home while she was incapacitated by Alzheimer's. "The truth finally came out," former state lawmaker Henry Rayhons tells the Des Moines Register. He...

Cops: Bank Robber Hid His Red Beard With a Fake One

He's like a classic bank robber from the movies, but only if his particular movie were a comedy. Police say a man with a red, or at least "reddish," beard robbed four banks in Pittsburgh, and when heavy media attention ensued, he donned a not-so-great disguise: He placed a fake...

FBI Finds Lone Gold Bar Stolen in $5M Heist

The FBI has made a break in the case of $4.9 million in gold bars stolen during a highway heist along Interstate 95 last month. Officers say they've uncovered a single bar worth up to $500,000 in South Florida, though they won't specify how or exactly where they...

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