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California Man Convicted of Torture of Pot Dispensary Owner

California Man Convicted of Torture of Pot Dispensary Owner

By Amy Taxin | Aug 17
A California man who previously escaped from jail and was on the run for a week was convicted Friday of kidnapping and torturing a marijuana dispensary owner who he mistakenly believed had buried large sums of money in the desert.

Sheriff: NYC Subway Scare Suspect Has Criminal Past

Sheriff: NYC Subway Scare Suspect Has Criminal Past

By Michael R. Sisak and Jennifer Peltz | Aug 17
A man suspected of placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a New York City subway station on Friday, causing an evacuation and snarling the morning commute, has been apprehended, police said.

Medical Examiner Rules Epstein Death A Suicide By Hanging

Medical Examiner Rules Epstein Death A Suicide By Hanging

By Michael R. Sisak and Michael Balsamo | Aug 16
The New York City medical examiner on Friday ruled Jeffrey Epstein's death a suicide, confirming after nearly a week of speculation that the financier hanged himself in his jail cell.

Anti-Trans Epidemic of Violence Continues with 16th Murder Victim of 2019

Anti-Trans Epidemic of Violence Continues with 16th Murder Victim of 2019

Aug 16
2019 continues to be yet another deadly year for transgender people, especially transwomen of color, with the announcement, by authorities in Houston, Texas, that a women found dead on July 30 has now been identified as a trans murder victim.

ICE Raids Raise Question: What About the Employers?

ICE Raids Raise Question: What About the Employers?

By Nomaan Merchant | Aug 15
A massive immigration raid in Mississippi revived a longstanding complaint: Unauthorized workers are jailed or deported, while the managers and business owners who profit from their labor often go unprosecuted.

Broadway Producer Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Broadway Producer Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Aug 15
A Broadway producer whose first big-budget show was derailed by a con man's false financial promises was arrested Tuesday on child porn charges.

Police Arrest Man in Attack on Comedian Andy Dick

Police Arrest Man in Attack on Comedian Andy Dick

Aug 15
Authorities have made an arrest in an attack on comedian Andy Dick outside a New Orleans nightclub where he had performed.

Epstein Accuser Sues as Questions Swirl about his Death

Epstein Accuser Sues as Questions Swirl about his Death

By Michael R. Sisak, Michael Balsamo and Jim Mustian | Aug 14
Jail guards on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein apparently killed himself are suspected of falsifying log entries to show they were checking on inmates every half-hour as required, according to a person familiar with the investigation.

Shooter's Friend who Bought Body Armor to Remain in Jail

Shooter's Friend who Bought Body Armor to Remain in Jail

By Dan Sewell | Aug 14
A friend of the Dayton gunman who authorities say helped assemble the weapon used in the massacre will remain in jail on a charge unrelated to the shooting.

A$AP Rocky Found Guilty of Sweden Assault, Won't Face Prison

A$AP Rocky Found Guilty of Sweden Assault, Won't Face Prison

By David Keyton and Jan M. Olsen | Aug 14
American rapper A$AP Rocky was found guilty of assault Wednesday by a Swedish court, six weeks after a street brawl in Stockholm that had attracted the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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