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'Pie' singer: I didn't do it

A domestic assault charge against “American Pie” singer-songwriter Don McLean has been dismissed after he met the terms of a plea agreement, including staying out of trouble for a year. McLean pleaded guilty in a Maine court under a “deferred disposition” process in which the charge could be wiped away if a defendant met certain conditions. McLean paid a $3,000 ...

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'Killer' mom's lone surviving kid details bloody rampage

A mother accused of fatally stabbing her husband and four children in Georgia told caseworkers she felt a “devil-like spirit” during a family trip prior to the alleged killings, according to a state child welfare report. The report by the state’s Division of Family and Children Services, obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, includes an interview with Isabel Martinez, 33, who claimed she felt ...

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Lincoln mystery solved?

Forensic linguists say they have likely unraveled the mystery surrounding a famous Civil War-era letter, long believed to have been written by President Abraham Lincoln. Historians have argued for years about the famed 1864 “Bixby letter” that was sent to Lydia Bixby, a mother in Boston grieving the loss of her five sons in the war. The beautifully-written letter was ...

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Police target heroin dealers' phones to disrupt deadly trade – Woman hides $2 million of liquid crystal meth in cleaning jugs, police say

For heroin dealers, the cell phone number is the lifeline of the business, ensuring a continuous flow of customers and cash that can top $10,000 in a single day. Dealers and their associates, intent on preserving their specific phone numbers, often have contingency plans in place to transfer well-known numbers to a new phone as a way to evade law ...

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'Hot cop' selfie floods police Facebook post with saucy comments – Married substitute teacher, 30, accused of sex acts and lewd sexting with eighth grade student

A police force that posted a selfie of a new female recruit on their Facebook page was flooded with saucy comments about her. Surrey constabulary hoped to attract new recruits by uploading the photo of officer Claire Binksy – but instead it sparked a barrage of innuendo. Related Image Expand / Collapse Officer Claire Binksy sparked a flurry of comments ...

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NJ doctor charged in drug ring wrote thousands of bogus opioid prescriptions

Newark, N.J. –  New Jersey authorities arrested an internist for allegedly writing fraudulent prescriptions for tens of thousands of painkillers and anxiety pills as part of a drug dealing ring, the state attorney general said Wednesday. Dr. Craig Gialanella, who has a medical practice in Belleville, N.J., was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree distribution of narcotics, New Jersey Attorney ...

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Star: Breasts not offensive

Emily Ratajkowski rose to fame when she danced naked alongside Robin Thicke in his 2013 music video for “Blurred Lines,” but these days the 26-year-old model wants to change the way the world views sexuality onscreen. “It really bothers me that people are so offended by breasts…That’s when I realized how f—-d our culture is,” she told Allure for their ...

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'WASTE OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS' Experiment to 'rehabilitate' an Islamic State supporter under scrutiny

When a young man from Minnesota’s Somali community who admitted trying to join ISIS appeared for sentencing in November, the judge made him an offer: avoid more prison time and participate in an experimental “terrorist rehabilitation.” But two months ago Abdullahi Yusuf, 21, was back before the judge charged with violating the terms of his probation after watching a news ...

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