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8 dead in Mississippi shooting rampage, suspect in custody

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The rampage began after authorities got a call about a domestic dispute, investigators said

Judge to Defendant: No, You Can't Juggle at Trial

A Massachusetts judge has denied a man's request to juggle during his trial to show jurors he was just clowning around when he allegedly tried to rob a convenience store. "The keystone to his defense is: He's literally a clown," Orlando Melendez wrote of himself in his petition, per the...

Charges Brought After 47 Years in Child Abduction Cold Case

A 63-year-old man has been charged with abduction and murder in a case which has haunted Australia for 47 years. In a chilling echo of the infamous missing Beaumont children

1794: The neighbors of Susan Sorel, the female atheist

(Thanks to Lewis Goldsmith aka “Stewarton” for the guest post, cribbed from his The Female Revolutionary Plutarch -ed.) Susan Sorel The Female Atheist Mais tout passe, et tout meurt, tel est l’arret du sort; L’instant ou nous naissons est un pas vers la mort. That the hardened criminal should silence or repulse the clamour of […]

8 Killed in Miss. Shootings, Including Sheriff's Deputy

Authorities in Mississippi say a suspect is in custody after eight people were killed in a shooting, including a sheriff's deputy, reports the AP. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said the shootings occurred at three separate homes Saturday night in rural Lincoln County. Two of the homes are...

2-year-old girl dies after her mother’s fiance did wrestling moves on her

A mother and her fiance of Missouri, were arrested over the death her daughter. Police were called to the 3800 block of Dorchester Court in House Springs, for a report of a child having a seizure. However, police quickly realized that the child had bruises all over her body, and they turned the investigation into a child abuse case. More

Utah Mom Stuffed Kids in Trunk While Shopping: Cops

A 39-year-old woman in Utah is facing child abuse charges in what witnesses are describing as an appalling incident: Tori Lee Castillo is accused of locking her two children, ages 2 and 5, in the trunk of her car while she left to shop at a local Walmart. The Riverdale...

The Fear of Being Sued

A wealthy society, like a wealthy person, is apt to err on the side of caution, an instinct akin to trying to protect a lead in games. But what's going on here is not the age-old tension between caution and risk. There's a third dimension of risk that never existed, at least not in ordinary daily choices, until recent decades: legal risk. Show More Summary

Writing Nonfiction

A beginning writer has more going for him if he decides to write a nonfiction book....A beginner has just as good a chance to find a salable idea as the professional writer.Doris Ricker MarstonUltimately every writer must follow the path that feels most comfortable. Show More Summary

The Celebrity Stalker's "Entitled Reciprocity" syndrome

If the celebrity stalker thinks he's being rejected, he can feel humiliated and develop anger and hatred toward the star he loves. He thinks, "I have spent hundreds of hours writing and communicating and sending e-mails and presentsShow More Summary

Book Dedications

A friend of mine spoke of books that are dedicated like this: "To my wife, by whose helpful criticism..." and so on. He said the dedication should really read: "To my wife. If it had not been for her continual criticism and persistent...Show More Summary

1791: Thomas Mount of the Flash Company

On this date in 1791, two Rhode Island thiefs named Thomas Mount and James Williams were publicly hanged in Little Rest (present-day Kingston). A lifelong thief who plundered up and down the Atlantic coast and had the floggings to show for it, Thomas Mount told all about it — and not only his picaresque career […]

State trooper fatally shot, suspect arrested after overnight manhunt

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The victim, Special Agent Michael T. Walter, was an 18-year veteran of Virginia State Police who previously served in the Marine Corps

Who wanted Gary Triano dead?

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Did a desire for the lifestyle of the rich and famous drive a socialite to kill or did the mob target her gambler ex-husband?

“He was going to kill me,” wife of Olympian Dave Laut tells "48 Hours"

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In her first TV interview, Jane Laut tells why she shot and killed her husband

Father of four, recent college grad named as victims in Portland stabbing

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Police say two men were stabbed to death when they tried to intervene as a man shouted hate speech at two young women

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