McKayla Maroney: Larry Nassar exploited me when coaches withheld food

Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney said former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar exploited her vulnerabilities when her coaches withheld food -- almost to the point of starvation.

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Tractors worth $50,000 stolen from Scottie Pippen's farm

Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm owned by former NBA star Scottie Pippen.

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Woman breaks into home, found taking bath and eating Cheetos: cops

A Louisiana woman received an unpleasant surprise when she returned from work Tuesday evening to find a naked woman in her bathtub, munching on some Cheetos while taking a bath.

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Woman faces upgraded charges in Missouri officer's death

A Missouri woman accused of dealing drugs from a home where an ex-convict fatally shot one police officer and wounded two others is now charged with first-degree murder and, if convicted, could be sentenced to death or a life in prison.

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Philly dad, toddler critically wounded while sitting in car

A man and his toddler son were critically wounded when someone fired shots into the vehicle they were sitting in on a Philadelphia street.

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Package bomber set to die Thursday awaits US Supreme Court decision on appeal

An 83-year-old death row inmate in Alabama, who was convicted in a December 1989 package bombing that killed a federal judge, is scheduled to die Thursday evening – unless his final appeal is successful.


Investigation Discovery's 'Breaking Homicide' hopes to help solve cold cases

Former Rhode Island police sergeant Derrick Levasseur and forensic psychologist Kris Mohandie are teaming up to take on cold cases across the nation.


Man 'venting with a buzz' gets prison for phone threats to Rep. McSally of Arizona

An Arizona man "venting with a buzz" was sentenced Wednesday to more than a year in federal prison, plus three years’ probation, after being convicted of leaving threatening phone messages for U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz.

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Man impersonated soldier, ran off with $100G marquise diamond, police say

A man is accused of impersonating a soldier, fabricating a story about an engagement and stealing a $100,000 diamond from a store in Washington state, authorities said Wednesday.

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Man stole ticket from Don Larsen's 1956 perfect game, police say

A Louisiana man this week had a valuable World Series ticket from New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen’s 1956 perfect game — the only perfect game thrown during a World Series — stolen by a homeless man he had befriended, according to authorities.

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More explosives than previously thought stolen from work site, ATF says

Authorities in Pennsylvania discovered more explosives were stolen than originally thought from a work site in Lancaster County over the weekend.

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Florida mother allegedly killed her newborn twins; one found in trash

A Florida mother told police she thought she was suffering from heartburn, before she birthed stillborn twins over a toilet at her home, according to court documents.

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Sheriff: Video shows slaying suspect at Florida hotel

Authorities say a Minnesota woman suspected of killing her husband was spotted in north Florida shortly after killing a woman and stealing her identity in southwest Florida.

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Michigan State VP knocks Nassar victim, then apologizes

A Michigan State University official is apologizing after emails show her criticizing a Larry Nassar victim who had accused the school's president of trying to pressure the woman to settle a lawsuit.

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911 operator who hung up on emergency calls is sentenced to jail

A former 911 operator who hung up the phone "thousands" of times on people attempting to call in emergencies in Harris County, Texas has been sentenced to jail time.

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Jury convicts New York City nanny of killing 2 kids in 2012

A jury in New York has found Manhattan nanny Yoselyn Ortega guilty Wednesday of killing two children in 2012.

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Nanny who killed kids, pleaded insanity convicted of murder

A nanny who argued she was too mentally ill to be held responsible for stabbing two children to death at their New York home has been convicted.

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Starbucks incident highlights perils of shopping while black

The handcuffed arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks served as a fresh reminder of the perils of "retail racism" that African-Americans and minorities encounter on a regular basis.

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The Latest: 2 slain kids' father cries as nanny is convicted

The Latest on a nanny convicted of stabbing two children to death in their home (all times local): 4:30 p.m.


Drunk ski jump over a crowd of spectators leads to criminal investigation after 2 injured

An ill-advised, inebriated jump over a crowd of spectators at a ski competition in Colorado has led to a criminal investigation after two people were injured, authorities said.

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Pittsburgh police warn officers to bring 'riot gear' to work in event Trump fires Mueller

Rumors spread by left-leaning groups alleging President Trump will fire special counsel Robert Mueller have begun prompting official action, with Pittsburgh’s police department preparing for an eventuality the commander-in-chief has said will never come

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Texas house explosion, fireball captured on dashcam video

Video from a police dashcam released Wednesday shows the moment officers arrived at a home in Texas just as it exploded into a large fireball.

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California couple accused of killing and burning Vietnam War veteran as children watched

A California couple tortured and killed a Vietnam War veteran before burning his body earlier this month -- all while their children watched, police said Monday.

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Manhunt for 'Losing Streak Lois' grandma, wanted in double murder, intensifies

The nationwide manhunt for the granny dubbed “Losing Streak Lois” -- who's wanted in the murder of her husband and a woman she killed to steal her identity -- intensified Wednesday as authorities offered a reward for information about the “coldblood


Greek police: head of international crime ring arrested

Greek police say they have caught the suspected head of a European organized crime ring specializing in burglaries, robberies and extortion in France and Greece.

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Man tells 911 dispatcher he killed friend with baseball bat

A 31-year-old Florida man called 911 in tears, telling the dispatcher that he hit his friend with a baseball bat and killed him.

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Judge: Convicted swindler won't have to pay restitution

A judge has ruled that a former Connecticut insurance broker convicted of swindling millions of dollars from several elderly clients won't have to repay the money, as originally ordered.

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