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NYC prison guard viciously beaten by murder suspect while on patrol

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A rookie correction officer has been hospitalized with a broken nose and jaw, after a 24-year-old murder suspect brutally attacked and beat the man unconscious inside the Brooklyn House of Detention.
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Tennessee Executes Its First Inmate in Nearly a Decade

Tennessee Executes Its First Inmate in Nearly a Decade

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Tennessee carried out the execution Thursday of a man condemned for the 1985 rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl, marking the first time the state has applied the death penalty since 2009.
Inmate Billy Ray Irick, 59, received a three-drug injection at a maximum-security prison in Nashville and was pronounced dead at 7:48 p.m. local time, authorities said in an emailed statement. He was convicted in 1986 in the death of Paula Dyer, a Knoxville girl he was babysitting.
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday afternoon for the execution, denying Irick's request for a stay. But...
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No active prison time imposed on man who prosecutors said assaulted 14-year-old girl

No active prison time imposed on man who prosecutors said assaulted 14-year-old girl

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A Virginia judge didn't impose any active prison time for a 19-year-old man who prosecutors say tied up a 14-year-old girl and sexually assaulted her.
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Man gets 110 years for East Chicago gang murder of man shot 8 times

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Whether or not Rolando Manuel Leal Jr. thinks he should be held responsible for a 2016 East Chicago gang murder or not, the jury found him guilty, a judge said. “Odds are, unfortunately for you, you will not be walking out of prison,” Judge Samuel Cappas said. Leal, 28, of Portage, was sentenced...
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Thought to be extinct, world's largest bee spotted for first time in nearly...

Thought to be extinct, world's largest bee spotted for first time in nearly 4 decades

Frightening! The world's largest bee is as big as a human thumb. Read more ...

Mom placed under arrest after posting school fistfight on social media

Mom placed under arrest after posting school fistfight on social media

A mom in Louisiana shared a viral video of a high school fight and now has to answer for her actions, authorities said. Read more ...

Pope confronts clergy abuse scandal by calling for 'concrete measures'

Pope confronts clergy abuse scandal by calling for 'concrete measures'

"The holy people of God are looking at us and expect from us not simple condemnations," Francis continued in his opening address, "but concrete and effective measures to put in... Read more ...

Winter in Las Vegas? Rare weather brings snow angels, snowball fights

Winter in Las Vegas? Rare weather brings snow angels, snowball fights

A snowman near the famous Las Vegas welcome sign and snowballs were just some of the ways people marked the rare snowfall there. Read more ...

'Senseless tragedy': Man plows into family of 8, killing woman

'Senseless tragedy': Man plows into family of 8, killing woman

Police said an enraged driver plowed his car into a family of eight, including a baby and five other children, in a New York suburb. Read more ...

Late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld's cat could inherit millions

Late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld's cat could inherit millions

Once Lagerfeld referred to his cat as an “heiress,” and he wasn't joking. Read more ...

Tortoise feared extinct found on remote Galapagos island

Tortoise feared extinct found on remote Galapagos island

The only other living member of the species was found in 1906 Read more ...

Amid opioid crisis, Google Maps will show where to throw away drugs

Amid opioid crisis, Google Maps will show where to throw away drugs

According to the CDC, 130 people die from an opioid overdose every day in the U.S. Read more ...

College basketball star injured after Nike shoe blows out in incident that...

College basketball star injured after Nike shoe blows out in incident that stunned spectators

Zion Williamson was knocked out of the North Carolina-Duke rivalry game by a knee injury after his Nike shoe blew out just 33 seconds into the game. Read more ...

New election ordered in undecided US House race after ballot fraud investigation

New election ordered in undecided US House race after ballot fraud investigation

The North Carolina State Board of Elections voted 5-0 Thursday to hold a new election in the 9th Congressional District. Read more ...