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NY police, prosecutors under investigation for handling of Harvey Weinstein allegations

NY police, prosecutors under investigation for handling of Harvey Weinstein allegations

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK CITY) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has formally directed New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate the way the NYPD’s Special Victims Unit and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office handled sexual assault allegations against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein. The formal referral comes a month after […]

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White man found guilty of assaulting black man at Charlottesville rally

White man found guilty of assaulting black man at Charlottesville rally

Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office and Charlottesville Police Department(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — A white man from Arkansas was found guilty on Tuesday in the brutal beating of a black man at last year’s deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Jacob Scott Goodwin, 23, was videotaped attacking 20-year-old DeAndre Harris on Aug. […]

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Fingerprint in Play-Doh leads police to suspect

Fingerprint in Play-Doh leads police to suspect

ABCNews.com(LEICESTER, Mass.) — Police in Massachusetts have arrested a suspect after he left behind at the crime scene Play-Doh that contained his fingerprints. The suspect was wanted in at least two other states and “is currently residing at the Worcester County House of Correction,” the Leicester Police Department said in […]

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New autopsy shows Stephon Clark was shot 7 times, not 8

New autopsy shows Stephon Clark was shot 7 times, not 8

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man shot late at night by police while standing in his grandmother’s yard, absorbed seven bullets, not eight, according to the County of Sacramento coroner’s office. In an autopsy report dated April 27, three doctors concluded Clark took three bullets […]

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Yale rescinds honorary degree given to Bill Cosby

Yale rescinds honorary degree given to Bill Cosby

Mark Makela/Getty Images(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) — Yale University has revoked an honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby more than a decade ago, joining more than two dozen other institutions that previously honored the comedian known as “America’s Dad.” Yale said its board of trustees voted to rescind Cosby’s 2003 honorary […]

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Residents in Florida neighborhood evacuated due to massive sinkholes

Residents in Florida neighborhood evacuated due to massive sinkholes

Ocala Fire Rescue(NEW YORK) — Residents in a central Florida neighborhood have been forced to evacuate due to massive sinkholes that have formed over the last week. At least a dozen sinkholes have been reported in the Wynchase neighborhood of Ocala, Florida, about 80 miles northwest of Orlando, according to […]

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Pa. Attorney general wants some manslaughter charges restored in pledge’s hazing death

Pa. Attorney general wants some manslaughter charges restored in pledge’s hazing death

Courtesy Piazza Family(NEW YORK) — Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday that he wants a judge to restore involuntary manslaughter charges against five fraternity brothers he claims had a hand in last year’s hazing death of Penn State fraternity pledge Tim Piazza. Piazza was a 19-year-old sophomore from Lebanon, […]

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Inside terrifying ‘Golden State Killer’ crime spree, how 2 key ideas helped break the cold case open: Investigator

Inside terrifying ‘Golden State Killer’ crime spree, how 2 key ideas helped break the cold case open: Investigator

FBI(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — The combination of two key ideas helped break open the decades-old “Golden State Killer” case. One of which was a forensic pathologist’s insistence on making duplicate rape kits and the second was the use of a genealogy website to find relatives based on the mystery killer’s DNA, […]

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Committee knocks down governor’s attempt to discredit victim of alleged blackmail

Committee knocks down governor’s attempt to discredit victim of alleged blackmail

J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS via Getty Images(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) — A bipartisan committee investigating Republican Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens released a document knocking down his attempt to discredit a hair stylist who claims he allegedly coaxed her into having sex and tried to use partially nude photos of her to […]

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Massachusetts school district pays $10,000 in bitcoin ransom to computer hackers

Massachusetts school district pays $10,000 in bitcoin ransom to computer hackers

iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Hackers infiltrated a small Massachusetts city’s school computers, then swiped the data only to return it for $10,000 in bitcoin. The Leominster Public Schools were broadsided when they learned of the extortion payment to regain possession of their pilfered data and email. Paula Deacon, superintendent of the school, […]

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