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Crime victims: Alabama is wrong to post personal info online

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This photograph taken Friday, April 21, 2017, shows the scarred hand of crime victim Tiffany Lawson as she puts on her watch in Birmingham, Ala. Lawson's ex-friend is imprisoned after dousing her with hot grease, but information identifying Lawson and providing contact information is available on the state of Alabama's online court filing system. Lawson said having so much identifying information available to the public makes her feel less safe. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves) (Credit: AP) ... Read More
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Aaron Hernandez family planning funeral

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BRISTOL, Connecticut -- Aaron Hernandez's family is planning a private funeral for the former NFL star in his Connecticut hometown.A spokeswoman for the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association said Saturday that the service is set for Monday at a funeral home in Bristol, where Hernandez was a standout football and basketball player in high school. The former New England Patriots tight end was found hanged in his cell at a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts early Wednesday. He was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder and had just been acquitted of a 2012 double murder. His death was ruled a suicide.Hernandez's family in a statement released Saturday asked for privacy as they mourn and thanked p... Read More
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Russian man sentenced to 27 years in hacking case

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FILE - In this July 11, 2014 file photo, Valery Seleznev, a prominent Russian lawmaker and the father of Roman Seleznev who was arrested on bank fraud and other charges earlier this week in the United States, speaks to the media during a news conference in Moscow, Russia. Federal prosecutors want Roman Seleznev, who was convicted of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card data, to be sentenced to 30 years in prison and ordered to pay $170 million in restitution. The sentencing hearing Friday, April 21, 20... Read More
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The Latest: Homeland secretary urges deportation cooperation

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(AP) -- The Latest on the Justice Department warning nine communities to prove they are complying with an immigration law or risk coveted law enforcement grant money (all times EDT): 9 p.m. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says local police departments should work with federal authorities on deporting immigrants before they are released from jail and prison. Kelly says those... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Champs-Elysees attacker had 4 convictions, carried note praising ISIS – Paris prosecutor

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The French capital's chief prosecutor has confirmed the identity of the gunman, who shot dead a police officer and seriously injured two more in central Paris on Thursday night. He has been named as 39-year-old Kerim Cherfi. He had four previous criminal convictions that included assaults on police officers and prison guards. A note praising Islamic State was found near his body, after he was shot while trying to flee the scene. However, the Paris prosecutor said there was no clear sign Cherfi had been radicalised. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/89k4UPDATES: ... Read More
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Aid Workers Released in Egypt Due to Trump Administration Negotiations

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Published on Apr 21, 2017Six aid workers have been released from prison in Egypt after three years as a result of negotiations by the Trump administration Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Parole denied for Judith Clark, getaway driver in Brinks armored car robbery

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ALBANY, New York -- New York's Parole Board has denied the release of a former Weather Underground radical who drove a getaway car in the 1981 Brinks armored car robbery that left three people dead.Judith Clark has served 35 years of a 75-years-to-life sentence for the suburban New York heist, which led to the deaths of two police officers and a security guard. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo commuted Clark's sentence in December to make her eligible for parole.Nearly 10,000 people signed a petition opposing release. Opponents were led by four Republican state senators who said the 67-year-old woman should stay in prison.Clark's lawyer Steve Zeidman said Friday the decision ignores her record of achiev... Read More
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Son Of Russian Parliament Member Sentenced

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The son of a member of the Russian Parliament was sentenced Friday to 27 years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $170 million after being convicted in Seattle of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card data. (April 21)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Cooking up trouble? Israeli activists stage BBQ near hunger-striking Palestinian inmates

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Activists from an Israeli right-wing movement, Ichud Leumi, have organized a free barbecue outside a military prison in the West Bank where Palestinian inmates are currently on hunger strike.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsFollow us on Twitter ... Read More
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Current, former restaurant owners charged with tax fraud

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Both the current and former owners of a Mineola restaurant, Churrasqueira Brasa Rodizio, failed to pay more than $330,000 in taxes, authorities said. Former co-owner Paul Batista of North Carolina and current owner Joseph Rosmaninho have been charged with second-degree grand larceny, three counts of second-degree criminal tax fraud, third degree criminal tax fraud and fifth-degree criminal tax fraud, according to the Nassau County District Attorney’s office. “These defendants allegedly pocketed sales tax money that should have gone towards vital government services like fixing our roads and funding youth services,” DA Singas said, in a statement. “Instead of sending the sales tax collected from customers to N... Read More
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Drugmaker asked Arkansas not to use drug in executions

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A recruiting sign for the Arkansas Department of Correction greets visitors to the Cummins Unit prison near Varner, Arkansas, which was scheduled to hold executions Thursday, April 20, 2017. If any inmate dies by lethal injection, it would be the state's first execution since 2005. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel) (Credit: AP) A drugmaker asked Arkansas officials not to purchase its products for executions months before the state accepted a third-party "donation" of potassium chl... Read More
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Son of Russian Parliament member sentenced in hacking case

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FILE - In this July 11, 2014 file photo, Valery Seleznev, a prominent Russian lawmaker and the father of Roman Seleznev who was arrested on bank fraud and other charges earlier this week in the United States, speaks to the media during a news conference in Moscow, Russia. Federal prosecutors want Roman Seleznev, who was convicted of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card data, to be sentenced to 30 years in prison and ordered to pay $170 million in restitution. The sentencing hearing Friday, April 21, 2... Read More
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Missing Tennessee student's dad: She was brainwashed, will need therapy

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COLUMBIA, Tennessee -- After being missing for more than a month, a 15-year-old Tennessee girl was found near a cabin in a remote part of northern California and the 50-year-old teacher accused of kidnapping her was arrested, authorities said.Health sciences teacher Tad Cummins surrendered to sheriff's deputies Thursday without incident in Cecilville, California, hours after they had set up surveillance on his vehicle in the area, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said. The girl was apparently healthy and unharmed, but authorities said their main concern was her emotional and m... Read More
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'Light' sentence urged for Jakarta Governor Ahok in blasphemy case

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Prosecutors in Indonesia are demanding the outgoing Christian governor of Jakarta be given a suspended one-year prison sentence for blasphemy.Basuki Tjahaya Purnama - better known as Ahok - has another six months left in office after failing in his re-election bid.Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Long Island foster father sexual abuse trial enters closing arguments phase

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RIVERHEAD, Long Island (WABC) -- Closing arguments are set to begin on Friday in the trial of a Long Island foster dad who's accused of sexually abusing boys in his care.Cesar Gonzales-Mugaburu, 60, is charged with sexually abusing eight children in his care over nearly 20 years from 1996 to 2015. Authorities say over that time, Gonzales-Mugaburu fostered more than 100 developmentally disabled or troubled boys at his home in the hamlet of Ridge.Earlier in the trial, one of his victims testified that the sexual abuse was a daily routine and happened whe... Read More
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A Weightlifting Program That Gives Ex-Cons A Chance At Change

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Enlarge this image After a couple of stints behind bars, Angel LaCourt (right) is now a trainer at InnerCity Weightlifting in Boston. Here he works with Bill Gramby, who recently had a stroke and is working out to build stren... Read More
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Aaron Hernandez's apparent suicide shrouded in mystery

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SHIRLEY, Massachusetts -- Aaron Hernandez's apparent suicide in prison - just days after the former NFL star was cleared of additional murder charges - remains shrouded in mystery.Why now? Is there more to the story? What happens to his estate? Authorities offered few answers after Hernandez was found hanging from a bedsheet Wednesday in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts, where he was serving a life sentence for the 2013 slaying of a onetime friend.His death came hours before his former New England Patriots teammates visited the White House to celebrate their Super B... Read More
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Ex-Patriots player Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison cell

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Correction officers at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts, discovered Hernandez hanged in his prison cell "utilizing a bedsheet."... Read More
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Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez is found dead in his prison cell

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Prison officials say he hanged himself with a bed sheet, but family members suspect foul play.... Read More
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Aaron Hernandez's body found with Bible verse written on his forehead

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Before he hanged himself with a bedsheet in his prison cell, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez used a red marker to scrawl the Bible verse John 3:16 across his forehead, according to a report.Click here to read more: http://nydn.us/2pDzkr2Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/nydailynewsFollow us on Twitter: ht... Read More
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Prison Architect makes a jailbreak from consoles and PC to mobile

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Prison Architect: Mobile is launching a limited release in the Netherlands today in a throwback to its initial early access model. Like its predecessor, Prison Architect: Mobile is a management simulation game by Introversion Software that’s centered around running and building a maximum security prison. The original Prison Architect won a 2016 British Academy of Film and Television Arts award in the Persistent Game category, and it received critical acclaim for its gameplay as well as its thought-provoking subject matter. New content and gameplay modes will be available in the mobile version as in-ap... Read More
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Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Found Dead in Prison Cell

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Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was found hanged in his Massachusetts prison cell April 19, the same day his former team, the New England Patriots, was to celebrate its latest Super Bowl victory at the White House... Read More
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Mass. Sen. on Prison Suicide Amid Hernandez News

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The maximum security prison where Aaron Hernandez apparently hanged himself has seen its share of troubles since it opened nearly two decades ago, most famously the strangulation of a convicted pedophile priest. (April 19)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from eve... Read More
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Aaron Hernandez, former New England Patriots star, found hanged in cell

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SHIRLEY, Massachusetts (WABC) -- The death of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who was discovered hanged in his cell Wednesday morning, is now being investigated as a suicide.Hernandez, 27, was found hanged in his single cell by corrections officers around 3 a.m., according to the Department of Corrections in Massachusetts. Officials tried to save his life and he was taken to UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster where he was pronounced dead around 4 a.m., the DOC said in a statement.A bedsheet attached to a cell window was used and the door had been blocked from the inside, jammed with various items, the statement said.A spokesman for the DOC said he hadn't heard w... Read More
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Aaron Hernandez commits suicide while serving life sentence

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Officials say former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his prison cell overnight. The 27-year-old was serving a life sentence for murder. The Boston Globe's Mike Bello joins CBSN with more.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Police Launch Investigation into Hernandez Death

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Massachusetts state police say they have launched an investigation into former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's death by hanging in prison. (April 19)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Man in Brooklyn dies after trying to elude police using bedsheets out window

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FORT GREENE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A Brooklyn man died when he tied bedsheets together and tried to escape from an 11th floor window after police arrived to question him about a livery car robbery.Jamel Chandler, 21, tied the sheets together to escape his friend's apartment in the Ingersoll Houses in Fort Greene around 6 p.m. Tuesday, police said. But the cloth fell when he was around the seventh floor. Chandler was pronounced dead at Brooklyn Hospital.He was a suspect in the robbery of a livery car driver, and had just finished a prison sentence, apparently for an ongo... Read More
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Former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez found hanged in cell

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SHIRLEY, Massachusetts (WABC) -- Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanged in his cell Wednesday morning.Hernandez, 27, was found hanged in his single cell by corrections officers around 3 a.m., according to the Department of Corrections in Massachusetts. Officials tried to save his life and he was taken to UMass Memorial - HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster where he was pronounced dead around 4 a.m., the DOC said in a statement.Hernandez hanged himself at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley using a bedsheet that he attached to his cell window.He also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming it with various items, the statement said.... Read More
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Aaron Hernandez commits suicide in prison

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Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez killed himself in prison while serving a life sentence for murder. Anna Meiler from Boston station WBZ joins CBSN with the latest.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike "CBSN" on Facebook HERE: ... Read More
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Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Found Dead in Cell

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Massachusetts prison officials say former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has hanged himself in his cell and has been pronounced dead at a hospital. He was 27. (April 19)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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UK Forms Anti-Drone Squad to Tackle Prison Smugglers

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The UK government creates a new specialist squad to tackle the problem nationally... Read More
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Man Gets 25 Years in 1979 Murder of Etan Patz

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Almost four decades after first-grader Etan Patz set out for school and ended up at the heart of one of America's most influential missing-child cases, a man convicted of killing him was sentenced on Tuesday to at least 25 years in prison. (April 18)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering ... Read More
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Man who caused crash that killed dad, 2 kids on Southern State Parkway receives maximum sentence

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CENTRAL ISLIP, Long Island (WABC) -- A Queens man convicted of causing a fiery crash on the Southern State Parkway in 2015 that killed a 37-year-old father and his two children received the maximum prison sentence Tuesday.Oniel Sharpe Jr., 26, was sentenced to the maximum on all counts, totaling 12 to 36 years in prison. He was found guilty in February of aggravated vehicular homicide, manslaughter in the second degree, leaving the scene of a fatal crash and tampering with evidence.Sharpe was driving a BMW SUV that rear-ended the Queens family's Toyota RAV4 in July 2015, causing it to burst into flames near e... Read More
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Pedro Hernandez gets 25 years to life in Etan Patz murder

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NEW YORK -- Almost four decades after first-grader Etan Patz set out for school and ended up at the heart of one of America's most influential missing-child cases, a former store clerk convicted of killing him was sentenced on Tuesday to at least 25 years in prison.Etan's father Stan Patz spoke at the sentencing, telling Pedro Hernandez, "I will never forgive you. You are the monster in your own nightmares." Etan disappeared in 1979 as he walked to his school bus stop in downtown Manhattan. He was among the first missing children pictured on milk cartons, and the anniversary of his May 25 disappearance became National Missing Children's Day.No trace of him has ever been found, and a civil c... Read More
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Driver Sentenced for DWI Hit-and-run Crash That Killed 3

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A Queens man who drove drunk, caused a crash that killed three and fled the scene on the Southern State Parkway was sentenced Tuesday to 12 to 36 years in prison. A Suffolk County jury found Oneil Sharpe guilty in February of vehicular homicide, manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident. Authorities have said the 26-year-old man was drunk while speeding more than 80 mph westbound in a BMW when he rear-ended a car near exit 41 in North Bay Shore at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12, 2015. Three members of the family of four returning home to St. Albans after a family party in Central Islip—37-ye... Read More
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Pedro Hernandez gets 25 to life in Etan Patz murder

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NEW YORK -- The man convicted of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz was sentenced Friday to at least 25 in prison in one of America's most notorious missing child cases.Etan's father Stan Patz spoke at the sentencing, telling Pedro Hernandez, "I will never forgive you. You are the monster in your own nightmares." Etan disappeared in 1979 as he walked to his school bus stop in downtown Manhattan. He was among the first missing children pictured on milk cartons, and the anniversary of his May 25 disappearance became National Missing Children's Day.No trace of him has ever been found.Hernandez worked at a convenience shop by the bus stop. Now 56, he wasn't a suspect until police got a tip in 2012. ... Read More
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Karina Vetrano murder suspect arraigned; asked police to 'Tell my mom that I'm sorry'

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HOWARD BEACH, Queens (WABC) -- The man accused of killing Queens jogger Karina Vetrano was arraigned in Queens Supreme Court Tuesday after being indicted by a grand jury on murder and sexual abuse charges.Prosecutors read aloud statements that suspect Chanel Lewis gave to police, including asking them to tell his mom that he was sorry.He's accused of attacking Vetrano, 30, last August when she was jogging near her home in Howard Beach.Lewis, a 20-year-old Brooklyn man, told NYPD detectives he "just lost it" when he encountered Vetrano on a jogging path, according to prosecutors.Vetrano "didn't do anything," Lewis said. "I was just mad at the time. I beat her to let my emotions out. I never really meant t... Read More
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Man indicted in Karina Vetrano's murder arraigned; asked police to 'Tell my mom that I'm sorry'

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HOWARD BEACH, Queens (WABC) -- The man accused of killing Queens jogger Karina Vetrano was arraigned in Queens Supreme Court Tuesday after being indicted by a grand jury on murder and sexual abuse charges.Prosecutors read aloud statements that suspect Chanel Lewis gave to police, including asking them to tell his mom that he was sorry.He's accused of attacking Vetrano, 30, last August when she was jogging near her home in Howard Beach.Lewis, a 20 year old Brooklyn man, told NYPD detectives he "just lost it" when he encountered Vetrano on a jogging path, according to prosecutors.Vetrano "didn't do anything," Lewis said. "I was just mad at the time. I beat her to let my emotions out. I never really meant t... Read More
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US: Two Arkansas inmates get last-minute reprieve

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US: Two Arkansas inmates get last-minute reprieve.In the US state of Arkansas plans to execute eight inmates over 11 days has drawn international attention.Two of the men on death row have been granted a last-minute reprieve.The state wants to execute the prisoners before a lethal injection drug expires.Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports from Varner Supermax Prison, Arkansas.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: h... Read More
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News Wrap: Ousted South Korean president indicted

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In our news wrap Monday, South Korea’s recently ousted President Park Geun-hye was indicted on charges of bribery, extortion and abuse of power. If convicted, she could face life in prison. Also, hundreds of Palestinians within Israeli prisons launched a hunger strike Monday in the largest such demonstration in five years.... Read More
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Man accused of killing five at mall found dead in jail

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The gunman accused of killing five people in a 2016 shooting at the Cascade Mall in Washington state, Arcan Cetin, has been found dead in prison.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike "CBSN" on Facebook HERE: ... Read More
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Man serving 25 to life has Bronx murder conviction vacated over unfair trial

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THE BRONX, New York (WABC) -- A man serving 25 years to life in prison for a 2009 Bronx murder had his conviction vacated Monday, after it was determined he did not receive a fair trial.Steven Odiase, 31, was convicted of second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Juan Jerez, who was shot at the corner of Minerva Place and Creston Avenue on June 12, 2009. His co-defendant, Daikwan Giles, confessed to the shooting, and was identified by eyewitnesses. He was convicted in the same trial.Odiase's lawyers filed a post-conviction motion to set aside the verdict in July 2015, and then in 2016, his attorneys asked the Conviction Integr... Read More
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Question Club: Is Fate of the Furious driving the franchise in the wrong direction?

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Back in 2001, a moody, slick little $38 million action movie called The Fast and the Furious became a big hit, racking up more than $200 million in box office returns worldwide. A sequel was inevitable, but the series’s rapid expansion has been surprising, especially considering its unevenness and its gleeful, unabashed ridiculousness. From timeline-warping leaps to outsized stunts to its habit of converting villains to anti-hero buddies, the series has unabashedly embraced an over-the-top aesthetic where no twist is too ridiculous, if it’s played straight enough. What started out as ... Read More
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Attorney pleads guilty to grand larceny

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A Garden City attorney pleaded guilty to stealing more than $785,000 from clients, authorities said. Steven Morelli pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree grand larceny and five counts of third-degree grand larceny, according to Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas. “Attorneys are entrusted with a special responsibility to act in their clients’ best interests, but instead this defendant treated his clients’ settlement funds as his personal piggy bank,” Singas said in a statement. From February 2015 through August 2015, Morelli “retained and misused” settlement checks totaling $150,000 from four clients, Singas said. Investigators from the DA’s office and the Nassau County Police Depa... Read More
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Attorney Pleads Guilty to Grand Larceny Charges for Stealing More than $785,000 from Clients

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Steven Morelli stole from 22 clients and will be disbarred MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an attorney whose office is in Garden City and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from 22 clients’ settlement funds pleaded guilty today to grand larceny charges. Steven Morelli, 60, pleaded guilty in front of Acting Supreme Court Justice Helene Gugerty to three counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree (a C felony) and five counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree (a D felony). The defendant is due back on June 9 for sentencing... Read More
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Ex-Linden police officer goes on trial in double-fatal Staten Island DWI case

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STATEN ISLAND, New York (WABC) -- Opening arguments began Monday in the trial of a former New Jersey police officer accused in a drunken wrong-way crash that killed a fellow officer and another man.Authorities say then-Linden Officer Pedro Abad and his friends were coming home from a strip club on Staten Island when he veered onto the other side of the West Shore Expressway and hit an oncoming truck in 2015. The crash claimed the lives of Linden Officer Frank Viggiano and Linden resident Joseph Rodriguez. Another officer was seriously injured.Prosecutors o... Read More
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UK creates anti-drone squad to combat prison smugglers

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Former Mexican governor detained in Guatemala

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Former Mexican governor detained in GuatemalaMexican investigators say they are on the trail of a network of accomplices who helped conceal a fugitive former governor.Javier Duarte was arrested on Saturday over alleged corruption and is being held in a Guatemalan military prison pending his extradition.The governor of Veracruz has vowed to go after every cent allegedly stolen by his predecessor.Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Central Islip Slayings Largest Mass Murder on Long Island Since 2011 Medford Massacre

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David Laffer and Melinda Brady The brutal murders of four males, including three teenagers, in a wooded area in Central Islip this week represents the largest mass slaying on Long Island since the so-called “Medford Massacre” on Father’s Day six years ago. Suffolk County police Wednesday night discovered four mangled bodies in the woods adjacen... Read More
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Mind Over Battle – Witness

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Since the age of 12, Javier Chavez’s life in Los Angeles has been filled with gangs, guns and drugs. But after years of close encounters with death and serving time in prison, he decided to change his life around.Today Javier helps others cope with the challenges of life outside gangs and prison. He’s a counselor at Homeboy Industries, an organisation that helps over 10,000 former gang members from across Los Angeles each year.But even as he counsels former gang members, Javier is constantly wrestling with his own demons - his dark past which won’t let him go.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Will Jeff Sessions Police the Police?

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CreditIllustration by Tom Bachtell The dismay that the neophytes in the Trump Administration elicit tends to follow three stages: alarm at what they say, shock at what they do, and outrag... Read More
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The refugee who self-harmed to stop his forced deportation

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The number of forced deportations from the island nation of Papua New Guinea is increasing.The country houses an offshore prison for asylum seekers trying to reach Australia.Here's the story of one Lebanese asylum seeker, who self-harmed to stop his deportation. Al Jazeera's Yaara Bou Melhem reports from Canberra, Australia.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish- Find us on Facebook: ... Read More
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A Journalist in Exile Awaits Turkey’s Momentous Referendum

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Can Dündar, the former editor-in-chief of the Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet, was sentenced to five years and ten months in prison for revealing state secrets. CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY AXEL SCHMIDT / REUTERS... Read More
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Gov. Christie commutes sentence of Marine facing mandatory 3-year term for gun charge

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NEW YORK (WABC) -- A decorated Marine veteran facing a mandatory three years behind bars on a gun charge will not be going to prison, after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stepped in and commuted his sentence Friday.Marine Sergeant Hisashi Pompey's conviction stands, but the penalty is gone. Additionally, a full pardon remains under review."Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God, this isn't April Fools, right?" he said, when we told him the good news. "I don't know how to react. I'm grateful, grateful." As we told you exclusively earlier this week, Pompey was fighting fo... Read More
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Correction: Immigration Detention-Texas story

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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, detained immigrant children play kickball at the Karnes County Residential Center, a temporary home for immigrant women and children detained at the border in Karnes City, Texas. The GEO Group, a private prison company, announced Thursday, April 13, 2017, it has won a $110-million federal contract to build in Texas the first new immigrant detention center under the Trump administration. The company said that the 1,000-bed detention facility will be in Conroe, Texas, nor... Read More
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Uniondale Man Arrested for Burning and Beating Girlfriend’s Cat

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The black and white female calico suffered teeth fractures, scarring and a broken tail MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Uniondale man was arraigned today on indictment charges related to repeatedly subjecting his girlfriend’s cat to cruel acts and serious physical injury. Giovanni Santiago, 20, was arraigned today before Acting Supreme Court Justice Patricia Harrington on charges of: Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree (a D felony) Aggravated Cruelty to Animals (an unclassified felony) Overdriving, Torturing and Injuring Animals (an A misdemeanor) ... Read More
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Can't pay your taxes? Here are 6 ways to cope

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Finding the cash to pay a larger-than-expected tax bill can be tricky, but tax pros say there are ways to deal with the surprise without having to pawn the family heirlooms. 1. Take a deep breath. Though crimes such as tax fraud or evasion certainly can come with jail time, the IRS probably won't send you to prison simply for being short on cash, says Ken Portera, an enrolled agent in East... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Man sentenced in scheme to file false inmate tax returns

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(AP) -- A New Jersey man involved in a conspiracy to file false federal income tax returns on behalf of county jail inmates is headed to prison. Federal prosecutors say Winfred Moses recently received a 26-month sentence. The 49-year-old East Orange man had pleaded guilty last December to conspiracy to make and present false, fictitious, and fraudulent claims to the IRS. Authorities... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Texas getting first immigrant center built under Trump

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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, detained immigrant children play kickball at the Karnes County Residential Center, a temporary home for immigrant women and children detained at the border in Karnes City, Texas. The GEO Group, a private prison company, announced Thursday, April 13, 2017, it has won a $110-million federal contract to build in Texas the first new immigrant detention center under the Trump administration. The company said that the 1,000-bed detention facility will be in Conroe, Texas, nor... Read More
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Contractor arraigned in connection with large fire in Elmhurst building that injured 11

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ELMHURST, Queens (WABC) -- A contractor is under arrest in connection with the five-alarm fire that injured 11 firefighters in Elmhurst, Queens, on Tuesday night.More than 200 firefighters responded. 11 suffered minor injuries. Fire Marshals arrested contractor Declan McElhatton, 53, of Maintenance Asset Management in Yonkers.McElhatton was arraigned Thursday night on charges of arson, reckless endangerment, and violation of the fire code.If convicted he faces up to four years in prison. Bail was set at $50,000 bond/$30,000 cash and the next court date is April 27.The cause of the fire was an open flame in close proximity to combustibles.... Read More
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Delaware girl convicted in school bathroom fight that left 16-year-old dead

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WILMINGTON, Delaware -- A Delaware judge on Thursday convicted a 17-year-old girl of criminally negligent homicide after a school bathroom fight that left a 16-year-old classmate dead.Family Court Judge Robert Coonin delivered his ruling after hearing a week of testimony in the nonjury trial for three teenage girls charged in the death of Amy Joyner-Francis. All three were 16 when the fight happened and were tried as juveniles. Two of the girls were charged with misdemeanor conspiracy. The judge acquitted one and convicted the other, saying there was evidence that she kicked Joyner-Francis during the fight.Sentencing is set for May 23. The families of Joyner-Francis and the girl who was acq... Read More
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Hands-on with the suspenseful surprises of Prey

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Players are going to find plenty of jump scares in Prey. That’s just the nature of the action-adventure game that Bethesda and its Arkane Studios division are launching on May 5. Amorphous black enemies come out of the walls and attack you at any moment, leaving you with a paranoid feeling that nothing is what it seems. It’s a theme that runs throughout the story of the sci-fi tale. I had a chance to play part of the game at a preview event that Bethesda held in San Francisco. It was my first chance to play both the beginning of the game and a segment in the middle. It felt pretty special, as it’s been 11 years since the original Prey came out. Fans are counting the da... Read More
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US: Ex-prison staff warn against mass death-row execution by lethal drugs

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A federal court in the US state of Arkansas is due to decide whether seven death-row inmates will be executed starting next week.There's a rush to start the process because the lethal injection drugs will expire at the end of the month.Former prison officers are petitioning the state's governor to abandon the plan.Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports from Benicia, California.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://tw... Read More
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Exclusive: Decorated Marine fighting for his freedom after mandatory gun sentence

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NEW YORK (WABC) -- In an Eyewitness News exclusive, a Marine veteran is fighting for his freedom after his arrest on gun charges.Even though the firearm was legal, it wasn't registered in New Jersey. Now he's asking the governor to step in.To combat gang violence, New Jersey lawmakers several years ago tacked on mandatory sentences for gun-related offenses.No longer do you have to be in the process of committing a crime with a gun to end up behind bars, simply possessing an un-permitted gun in the state can make you a felon and a prisoner, even if you're like decorated Marine Sergeant Pompey.When the military touts the few, the proud, the Marines, they probably had someone like Hisashi Pompey in mind.... Read More
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Staten Island man guilty of felony animal cruelty for killing wife's puppy

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NEW BRIGHTON, Staten Island (WABC) -- A Staten Island man was found guilty Wednesday of felony aggravated animal cruelty for killing his wife's 2-month-old puppy.Authorities say 39-year-old Jerry Moore choked, beat and threw the Chihuahua, named Bambi, against a wall, causing injuries that resulted in her being euthanized. "This defendant mercilessly abused a defenseless puppy named Bambi over several weeks, causing such severe injuries that a veterinarian was forced to euthanize the 2-month old Chihuahua," DA Michael McMahon said. "Animal cruelty is a disgraceful and cowardly crime that must be punished as it often leads to acts of domestic violence."In between March 12, 2016 and March 24, 2016, prosecuto... Read More
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Customs Agent from Farmingdale Smuggled Cocaine at JFK, Feds Say

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A rookie U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent from Farmingdale has been accused of trying to help drug smugglers get more than 100 pounds of cocaine passed security at John F. Kennedy International Airport. A federal grand jury indicted Fernando Marte on charges of conspiracy to import cocaine and importation of cocaine. He was arrested shortly after the incident in February—a month after he was hired—and was released on $1 million bail following his initial court appearance in Brooklyn federal court. “Law enforcement officers who use their official positions to commit crimes pose a particularly grave threat to our communities by not only facilitating crime but by undermining respect for law enforcement,” said ... Read More
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North Bay Shore Triple Fatal DWI Crash Getaway Driver Sentenced

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A Queens man was sentenced Tuesday to one to three years in prison for helping his friend flee the scene of a crash that killed three people in North Bay Shore two years ago. Demetri Stewart had pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal accident and hindering prosecution last month at Suffolk County court. Authorities have said the 24-year-old man drove his friend, Oniel Sharpe, 26, to Rockville Centre after Sharpe drove drunk at a high rate of speed and rear-ended a vehicle on the Southern State Parkway on July 12, 2015. Three people in the vehicle that Sharpe hit—37-year-old Anc... Read More
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Learning Arabic from Egypt’s Revolution

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The vocabulary lists for Arabic lessons reflected both the country’s shifting politics and its enduring difficulties.CreditIllustration by Luci Gutiérr... Read More
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Utah doctor convicted of drugging and killing beauty queen wife found dead in prison

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A Utah doctor convicted of drugging his beauty queen wife and leaving her to die in a bathtub in a sensational murder case was found dead in prison on Sunday in a possible suicide.Click here to read more: http://nydn.us/2onXjf2Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Suspect in custody in connection with Brooklyn police impersonation robberies

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BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A man is in custody in connection with a series of police impersonation robberies in Brooklyn.Police said the man, identified as 36-year-old Arcelay Camilo, claimed he was a police officer, demanded a worker at the Gourmet Deli Grill on 18th Avenue in Borough Park hand over cash around 1 a.m. Tuesday. The employee refused and the suspect fled the scene. No weapon was displayed.Some video of the suspect from police: Detectives are now looking into whether this most recent holdup is linked to a string of at least four police impersonation robberies since Thursday in Brooklyn. In all of those cases, the man claimed to be a police officer, accor... Read More
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Suspect in Brooklyn police impersonation robberies named

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BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Officials have identified a man who they want to question in connection with a series of police impersonation robberies in Brooklyn.Police said the man, claiming he was a police officer, demanded a worker at the Gourmet Deli Grill on 18th Avenue in Borough Park hand over cash around 1 a.m. Tuesday. The employee refused and the suspect fled the scene. No weapon was displayed.Some video of the suspect from police: Detectives are now looking into whether this most recent holdup is linked to a string of at least four police impersonation robberies since Thursday in Brooklyn. In all of those cases, the man claimed to be ... Read More
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Is Nissan's Rogue Dogue a good place to put dogs or a dog prison on wheels?

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The Stream – Juveniles and life without parole

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Follow The Stream and join Al Jazeera’s social media community:This episode’s story:http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201...FACEBOOK: ... Read More
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'Prisoners younger & more violent': Biggest prison in Europe blocked by guards' protest

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More than 350 prison guards have blocked access to the largest prison in Europe located in France. They have set up barricades at the facility in the suburbs of Paris, in protest against recent violence against 6 guards. They've been holding up signs reading 'overpopulation, under-staffing, danger'. The jail is currently filled to 180 per cent capacity, and is said to need 150 more guards to control the population there. The authorities have deployed large numbers of police to disperse the demonstration. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/88hyRT LIVE ... Read More
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Pricey Technology Is Keeping People Alive Who Don’t Want to Live

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Getty Images Some people just want to die. Not because they are trapped by depression, anxiety, public embarrassment, or financial ruin. No, these poor few have terminal illnesses. Faced with six months to live, and the knowledge that the majority of those 180 days will be bad ones, they seek a doctor’s prescription for an early death. Soon, terminal patients in California will ... Read More
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3 officers assaulted at Tennessee prison

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One of the three officers was taken hostage during the incident at Turney Center Industrial Complex. Tennessee Department of Correction spokeswoman Alison Randgaard said all three officers were taken to a local hospital by helicopter and the situatio... Read More
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The Mastermind Behind Coachella

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Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, and Thom Yorke’s Radiohead headline Coachella ’17.CreditIllustration by Cynthia Kittler ... Read More
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Kinky Cakes: Inside The World Of Adult Bakeries

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Enlarge this image Sweet n' Nasty molds hundreds of adult chocolates in house, including these handcuffs and keys — which are used to top bachelorettes' cakes or sold on their own with the phrase, "Eat your way out... Read More
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Sentencing for Staten Island 'Ninja Burglar' delayed

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ST. GEORGE, Staten Island (WABC) -- The man who admitted to being the "ninja burglar," terrorizing Staten Island with a string of stealthy break-ins had his sentencing delayed Friday.Robert Costanzo, 46, of Staten Island, is expected to receive 25 years behind bars and five years of post-release supervision for a string of 160 burglaries, pulled off between 2005 and 2015. The sentencing was adjourned to April 24. Dressed in all black, and slipping in and out undetected in the dead of night, Costanzo, 46 at the time, hit high-end homes on Staten Island, as well as wealthy neighborhoods in New Jersey, Connecticut and upstate New York.He will serve his time in a New York state prison, and his s... Read More
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Inmate sentenced in plot to kidnap, assault former ADA

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An inmate was sentenced in a scheme to kidnap and assault a former Nassau County assistant district attorney who prosecuted him for a 1993 homicide, authorities said Friday. Chandran Nathan was already serving a sentence of 37-1/2 years to life for killing a 20-year old man in Manhasset. Nathan pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal solicitation in February. “Any effort to harm or intimidate our prosecutors – current or former – will be met with serious consequences, and this defendant’s foolhardy plot to have a former prosecutor kidnapped and assaulted in a desperate effort to get himself out of prison only earned him more time behind bars,” Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said in a statement.... Read More
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Inmate Sentenced to 3-6 Years in Prison for Plotting to Kidnap & Assault Former NCDA Prosecutor

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Chandran Nathan sought to have the prosecutor beaten into falsely exonerating him on video MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an inmate in Shawangunk Correctional Facility was sentenced to three to six years in prison for plotting the kidnapping and assault of the former NCDA assistant district attorney who prosecuted him for a 1993 homicide. Chandran Nathan, 59, pleaded guilty before Acting Supreme Court Justice Helene Gugerty on February 24 to Criminal Solicitation in the 2nd degree (a D felony). The NCDA recommended a sentence of 3-1/2 to seven years in prison. ... Read More
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California woman accused of killing kids' father posts eye-popping $35 million bail

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REDWOOD CITY, California -- A California woman accused of killing the father of her two children was released from jail Thursday after posting an unprecedented $35 million bail raised by friends, family and business associates with ties to China.Tiffany Li, wearing a baseball cap pulled low over eyes and a hood wrapped tightly around her head, declined to answer questions shouted by reporters as a bodyguard ushered her out of jail and into an SUV. Li, 31, is backed by a group that raised $4 million in cash and pledged the remainder in San Francisco Bay Area property worth $62 million. California courts require twice the bail amount if property is used instead of cash. She is required to turn over her passport... Read More
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California woman accused of killing father of her kids out on bail

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REDWOOD CITY, California -- A California woman accused of killing the father of her two children was released from jail Thursday after posting an unprecedented $35 million bail raised by friends, family and business associates with ties to China.Tiffany Li, wearing a baseball cap pulled low over eyes and a hood wrapped tightly around her head, declined to answer questions shouted by reporters as a bodyguard ushered her out of jail and into an SUV.TIMELINE: Keith Green's murder case Li, 31, is backed by a group that raised $4 million in cash and pledg... Read More
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Village mayor, husband arrested for failing to file taxes

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The mayor of a North Shore village and her husband are charged with failing to file tax returns over a five-year period despite earning millions of dollars during that time, authorities said. Julianne Beckerman, the mayor of Muttontown, and Adam Beckerman, a gastroenterologist, are due back in court on May 30, according to the Nassau County District Attorney’s office. The two are charged with second-degree criminal tax fraud, two counts of third-degree criminal tax fraud in the fourth degree and three counts of repeated failure to file personal income and earning taxes. “This case has absolutely nothing to do with Julianne’s role as mayor or Adam’s job as a physician,” Robert Altchiler, a New York-based attorney, ... Read More