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32 Years After Brutal Killing, a Fingerprint Leads to an Arrest

April 25, 2018 |

Richard Finney died a brutal death in 1986, one so violent that his murderer bent the first kitchen knife he was using to stab 75-year-old Finney and had to get a second, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune . Now, authorities have arrested a suspect in the stabbing death more than three…
Newser

Mattel Taps Its Fourth CEO in as Many Years

April 20, 2018 |

Mattel hired former studio executive Ynon Kreiz to succeed CEO Margo Georgiadis after about one year in the job, a surprising shake-up at a toy maker searching for a strategy that can end a four-year sales slump.
WSJ.com: US Business

Missing 2 Years, Ga. Teen Had Quite the Adventure

April 18, 2018 |

A Georgia teen who failed to return home from school nearly two years ago has resurfaced in the state with a new look. Aubrey Jayce Carroll, who turned 17 in January, appeared alongside Spalding Sheriff Darrell Dix in a video posted to Facebook Tuesday, sporting long hair and a beard,…
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37 Years Later, ‘Buckskin Girl’ Finally Identified

April 13, 2018 |

A body that was discovered in a ditch along an Ohio roadway 37 years ago has been identified as an Arkansas woman, the AP reports. The woman had been known as the “Buckskin Girl” because of the distinctive buckskin jacket she was wearing. Her body was found in Troy in…
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South Korea’s Ex-Prez Found Guilty, Sentenced to 24 Years

April 6, 2018 |

South Korea’s former President Park Guen-hye has been sentenced to 24 years in prison, less than 13 months after she was forced from office amid a corruption scandal. Park, who was found guilty on charges including abuse of power, was also fined $ 17 million in a verdict that was broadcast…
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After 22 Years, Menendez Brothers Are Reunited

April 6, 2018 |

The Menendez brothers, who were convicted of killing their parents in their Beverly Hills mansion nearly three decades ago, have been reunited in a southern California prison. Erik Menendez, 47, has moved into the same housing unit as his 50-year-old brother, Lyle Menendez, Corrections department spokeswoman Terry Thornton said Thursday….
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Wildcats Rout Wolverines for 2nd Title in 3 Years

April 3, 2018 |

The Villanova Wildcats turned their second national title in three years into a rout with a 79-62 victory over Michigan in the national championship game of the NCAA Tournament Monday night. “I thought we played our best game in the championship game,” Villanova coach Jay Wright says. Villanova started flat…
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TMZ

Channing Tatum and Wife Jenna Dewan Split After Nearly 9 Years of Marriage

April 3, 2018 |

Channing Tatum and his wife, Jenna Dewan, are over — this according to the couple themselves — after nearly nine years of marriage.  The couple released a joint statement late Monday saying, in part … “We have lovingly chosen to separate as…

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Trade-war fears sink stocks; S&P 500 has its worst week in two years

March 26, 2018 |

Stocks around the world plunged Friday as investors feared that a trade conflict between the U.S. and China, the biggest economies in the world, would escalate. A second day of big losses pushed U.S. stocks to their worst week in two years.

As of Friday afternoon, China’s only response to the tariffs…


L.A. Times – Business

Left in a Bush, She Uncovered Her Parents 80 Years Later

March 25, 2018 |

It’s a seemingly unsolvable mystery that has been solved, partially, some eight decades later: What were the origins of a 9-month-old girl abandoned, with her hands tied in front of her, in a blackberry bush in Worthing, England? That Anthea Ring survived is thanks to Margaret Dodd, a British mother…
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