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Nine-year-old charged with murder of five people in Illinois trailer park fire

Prosecutors criticised after alleging the youngster started the blaze intentioanlly to kill three small children and two adults A nine-year-old child has been charged with the first-degree murder of three children and two adults in a fire at a trailer park in Illinois. The child was also charged with two counts of arson and one […]

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Family demands answers in police shooting of 17-year-old California girl

Police claim a replica gun was found, but Hannah Williams family says she was killed for no reason after a minor traffic incident Police in southern California are facing questions over the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl, who her family says was killed for no reason after a minor traffic incidentnear her home on […]

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White nationalist gang charged with directing killings and drug smuggling from prison

Members and associates of the Aryan Brotherhood are charged with racketeering and conspiracy, among other charges Leaders of a white nationalist prison gang were charged Thursday with directing killings and drug smuggling from within the most secure prisons in the state of California. A total of 16 members and associates of the Aryan Brotherhood are […]

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Reputed boss of Gambino crime family shot dead in New York

Death of Francesco Franky Boy Cali is first targeted killing of a mob boss in city for more than 30 years The reputed head of New Yorks notorious Gambino crime family has been shot dead on Staten Island in the first targeted killing of a mob boss in the city in more than 30 years. […]

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Author of How to Murder Your Husband charged with murdering husband

Self-published writer Nancy Crampton Brophy, 68, arrested after chef Daniel Brophy, 63, shot dead at culinary institute A self-published romance writer has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of her husband. Nancy Crampton Brophy, 68, was November 2011 Crampton Brophy, the author of a series of novels about wrong love affairs, wrote […]

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Pope accepts McCarrick resignation as cardinal amid sexual abuse allegations

Former archbishop of Washington DC stands down amid allegations of sex abuse with minors and young men Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation as a cardinal of Theodore McCarrick, a former archbishop of Washington DC and one of the most prominent figures in the US Catholic church, following allegations of sexual abuse, including one […]

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Minnesota man, 98, wanted for Nazi war crimes in Poland but son decries ‘charade’

Michael Karkoc is sought by Polish authorities over the massacre of 44 civilians in 1944, but his son Andriy tells the Guardian his father is entirely innocent As the history of Nazi hunting approaches its inevitable end, it could seem anticlimactic that one of its final chapters concerns a 98-year-old resident of an assisted living […]

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Promoter in failed Bahamas Fyre music festival arrested in New York

Billy McFarland charged with scheming to defraud investors in his company, Fyre Media The Federal prosecutors say Billy McFarland was arrested on Friday and is charged with scheming to defraud investors in his company, Fyre Media. McFarlands Fyre festival was billed as an ultra-luxurious event with headliners including rockers Blink-182 and the hip-hop act Migos. […]

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Muslim girl, 17, killed on way home from Virginia mosque

Police charge Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, with murder of Nabra Hassanen, whose body was found in a pond in Sterling A Muslim teenager was assaulted and killed in the early hours of Sunday as she walked home after prayers at a mosque near Washington. The death of Nabra Hassanen, 17, of Reston, northern Virginia, stunned […]

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Bill Cosby stands trial on one sexual assault claim out of more than 50

The comedian, once known as Americas dad, will face a possible 10-year prison sentence when his case opens in a Pennsylvania county courthouse On Monday, Bill Cosby will stand trial on charges that he drugged and sexually violated a one-time mentee in his Pennsylvania mansion more than 12 years ago. In a tidal wave of […]

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