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Woman Accused of Flashing Bar Mitzvah Sues for $5M

An Arizona yoga instructor found not guilty of exposing herself to a bunch of underage boys at a bar mitzvah is now suing her accusers for $5 million, KTVK reports. According to KPNX, prosecutors charged Lindsey Radomski with flashing a group of boys between the ages of 11 and 15,...

Christie Aides Sentenced to Prison Over Bridgegate

Two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie were sentenced to prison Wednesday for their role in a political revenge plot involving traffic jams at the country's busiest bridge, a scandal that sank the Republican's presidential aspirations, the AP reports. Bill Baroni, Christie's appointee to the Port Authority of New York...

Woman Arrested Near Capitol After Hitting Police Car

A woman described as "erratic and aggressive" drove a vehicle into a US Capitol Police cruiser near the Capitol on Wednesday morning and was taken into custody, police said. Shots were fired during her arrest, but the incident appeared to be criminal in nature with "no nexus to terrorism," said...

2 Face Felony Charges Over Planned Parenthood Videos

Two anti-abortion activists whose secretly recorded conversations with executives from Planned Parenthood made national headlines are each facing 15 felony charges in California, reports the Los Angeles Times. David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt posed as executives of a fake bioresearch company and filmed their conversations with Planned Parenthood officials about...

Man Sentenced for Biting Chihuahua Puppy's Head Off

Jose Arroyo is going to spend the next seven years in prison and he will not be a popular man if fellow inmates discover what he is in for: biting the head off a chihuahua puppy. The 40-year-old Puerto Rico was sentenced this week after pleading guilty to domestic violence...

Roommate Stabs Woman to Death After Hug Goodbye: Cops

Brooke Preston was leaving West Palm Beach, Fla., to return to Pennsylvania, where she grew up. The 21-year-old had moved out of the house she shared with Randy Herman Jr., 24, and went there Saturday morning to say goodbye. She hugged Herman, and then Herman, who also grew up in...

Woman Wrongly Locked Up for Murder Sues State Trooper

A Kentucky woman with one leg who was wrongly locked up for murder is now free to sue the state trooper who testified she somehow dragged a dead body from her home and tossed it off a bridge, the Courier-Journal reports. The 1998 murder of Kyle Breeden went unsolved for...

Woman Sentenced in Case of Lethal Butt Injection

A Florida woman whose deadly butt-enhancement injections led to a woman's death was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison and five years of probation, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Oneal Ron Morris, 36, was accused in 2011 of injecting tire sealant, cement, and Super Glue into the butts of women...

2 Undercover Cops Shot in Ambush

A manhunt is underway after two undercover officers conducting gang surveillance were shot in Brownsville, Florida, late Monday in what police describe as an ambush, say Miami-Dade police. The officers of the Homicide Street Violence Task Force were sitting in an unmarked van in the parking lot of an apartment...

Notorious 'Carlos' Receives His Third Life Sentence

The man known as "Carlos the Jackal" has been convicted in a French court of a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade and sentenced to life in prison for the third time, the AP reports. The Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez is already serving two life sentences in France...

iPhone Thief Gets Creative Inside a Target Store

She wasn't a Target employee, but a woman who sure seemed like one allegedly made off with around $40,000 worth of iPhones from a Virginia store. NBC Washington reports Fairfax County cops are looking for the retail impostor, who they say donned attire resembling a worker's getup, waltzed into...

Cops: Homeowner's Son Killed 3 Teen Burglars

Three teenage suspects are dead and their alleged getaway driver is in custody after what police in Broken Arrow, Okla., are calling an apparent home invasion. Police say that after the three suspects broke in through a glass door at the back of the home Monday afternoon, there was a...

Gold Coin That Weighs 220 Pounds Somehow Stolen

Thieves kept their eyes on the target in the early hours of Monday morning when they somehow circumvented a German museum's security system and made off with just one coin. But it's not just any old coin; the so-called "big maple leaf" Canadian coin is pure 24-carat gold, big and...

Woman Who Allegedly Hired Hitman at Olive Garden Is Dead

A woman accused in a murder-for-hire plot committed suicide Monday, police confirm. Houston veterinarian Valerie Busick McDaniel and boyfriend Leon Jacob were accused of hiring a hitman to kill their exes; what they didn't realize is that "hitman" was actually an undercover police officer. Both were charged with soliciting capital...

Woman Dead, Young Sons Hurt in Florida Shooting Spree

A man has been arrested in a series of shootings in Sanford, Fla., that police say killed his girlfriend and injured her two young sons, her father, and two other people Monday, the Orlando Sentinel reports. A few hours before the 6am shooting, the suspect and his girlfriend were fighting...

White House Fence Jumper Arrested for 3rd Time in Week

Marci Anderson Wahl, a persistent but apparently not particularly dangerous White House fence jumper, was arrested early Sunday after scaling a section of the fence near the Treasury Building, the Secret Service says. This was the third arrest in less than a week for the 38-year-old resident of Everett, Wash....

Cocaine Transport Device: Fake Bananas

Spanish police have arrested two men for allegedly transporting large quantities of cocaine inside fake bananas, the AP reports. Spain's civil guard made the arrests Sunday after an investigation was started in November when agents discovered the drugs in a shipment of bananas. Among the real bananas, police found 57...

FBI Searching for Teen Who May Have Been Tossed Into Gator Pit

Brittanee Drexel was 17 years old when she went missing while on spring break in Myrtle Beach in 2009; police believe she was murdered, but a body has never been found. But since Friday morning, FBI agents have been searching the woods at the end of a dusty dirt road...

15 Shot, 1 Killed at Cincinnati Nightclub

At least two people opened fire inside a crowded nightclub early Sunday, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others in what authorities described as a chaotic scene, reports the AP. It was not clear what prompted the shooting at the Cameo club about 1:30am, and authorities...

Gunman Kills 1, Shuts Vegas Strip for Hours

A man riding on a double decker bus on the Las Vegas Strip pulled a gun and started shooting, killing one person and wounding another before barricading himself inside in a standoff that lasted hours before he finally surrendered. The standoff began about 11am PDT Saturday when the bus was...

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