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Four months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, newly obtained video footage shows how close the burning passenger jet came to hitting village homes and suggests that residents first assumed it was a Ukrainian military plane that had been struck. The amateur footage, filmed by a resident of Hrabove, …

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Lakechia Schonta Stanley, 34, of St. Louis, Missouri has been sentenced to 78 years in prison after investigations revealed that she had been severely abusing her children, finding her guilty on 34 felony counts. Stanley confessed to what prosecutors described as “systematic torture” in which she brutally beat, whipped, and waterboarded her children. The woman’s husband, Andrew …

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Recently released audio recordings of calls between Officer Darren Wilson and the Ferguson police dispatcher on the day of 18-year-old Michael Brown‘s death, revealing that the fatal encounter between the two took less than 90 seconds. Brown’s death on August 9th sparked weeks of nationwide protests, civil unrest throughout St. Louis and Ferguson, and sparked widespread discussion …

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The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of cellphones through fake communications towers deployed on airplanes, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is snagging a large number of innocent Americans, according to people familiar with the operations. The U.S. Marshals Service program, which became fully functional around 2007, operates Cessna aircraft from …

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The 31-year-old survivalist caught by police in Pennsylvania last month amidst a weeks-long manhunt now faces two counts of terrorism in addition to previously filed charges that include killing a police officer. Prosecutors on Thursday this week said they’re now charging Eric Frein, a New Jersey-born murder suspect, with trying to affect the conduct of …

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The animals in #Ferguson are making plans to shut down Clayton while they await the grand jury decision in the police shooting of the thug known as Michael Brown. They seek to hurt the Clayton community economically if they don’t get their way, regardless of whether or not the decision made is right or wrong. According …

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Adriana Lisa Castillo Perez, 31, of Canadian, pleaded guilty Wednesday to capital murder in the Dec. 23 killing of Leslie Escobar Perez, 23, of Shamrock. Adriana Perez lured Leslie Perez into an encounter at the family’s home in Shamrock with the promise of free baby clothing, a crib and other items, and then stabbed the …

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In 2004, when Andrea Constand filed a lawsuit against Bill Cosby for sexual assault, her lawyers asked Barbara Bowman to testify. Cosby had drugged and raped her, too, she told them. The lawyers said she could testify anonymously as a Jane Doe, but she ardently rejected that idea. Her name is not Jane Doe, it’s Barbara Bowman, and she wanted to tell herstory in court. …

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They had names like Snickers and Zoey, Maci and Buick. They were golden retrievers, beagles, Shih Tzus — dogs coddled by owners reluctant to leave them with strangers. Those worries were eased, though, after driving down that pocked dirt road to Green Acre Dog Boarding, finding a homey atmosphere and wide-open lawn. The family that …

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Former police officer Michael Hart of Skokie, Illinois, received two years of probation this week after an incident that was caught on video in 2012 of him shoving a woman into a concrete bench. The incident happened occurred the victim Cassandra Feuerstein was arrested for drunk driving. After arriving at the police station, officer Hart was seen on …

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Former police officer Erica Rivera is filing a $5 million lawsuit against the NYPD on claims that she was illegally fired from the department. Rivera was fired from the NYPD in 2012 when department officials discovered she’d had intimate relationships with men with criminal backgrounds, the New York Daily News reports. Rivera’s troubles started when …

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In the past month, two women trashed a McDonald’s in Philadelphia because they arrived too late to order from the breakfast menu and as you would expect, they behaved like animals. This month, an unidentified man was caught on a surveillance video (below) stabbing a McDonald’s worker in Philadelphia because the dining area was closed …

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Jonathan Gilliam, a former Navy SEAL, spoke out on Fox News tonight criticizing the SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden, Robert O’Neill, for speaking out and publicly divulging classified information. Megyn Kelly asked Gilliam why he thinks this man “needs to be prosecuted and dishonorably discharged.” Gilliam said he’s not really condemning him or Matt Bissonette, …

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A tip to 9-1-1 about a gunman on the run led to an officer involved shooting. The problem is that the person the cops shot wasn’t the suspect, but the 9-1-1 caller, according to the Vancouver Police Department. The police were conducting a manhunt on Halloween morning for John Kendall, 59, after Kendall shot his …

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Annette Black and her family have waited 22 years for justice. Chadwick Banks, 43, is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on Thursday for a crime he committed over two decades ago. In 1992, the Florida man from Gadsden County murdered his wife and then raped and killed his stepdaughter. Black, now …

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The city of Detroit led the nation in 2013 with the most dangerous murder and crime rates among big cities, according to the FBI’s statistics released Monday. There were 316 murders in Detroit last year, which is a rate of 45 per 100,000 people. Compare that to New Orleans, a city which had 156 murders …

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Hundreds gathered Sunday at a makeshift sidewalk memorial in Los Angeles to honor an Army soldier who had been gunned down hours earlier, just months after returning from the treacherous battlefields of Afghanistan. Francisco Garcia, 21, was killed moments after leaving a party that had carried in to Sunday’s wee hours when an unknown assailant …

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