Mystery: DNA testing revealed a late WWII veteran stole an 8-year-old’s identity — no one knows why

EASTLAKE, Ohio — He was a World War II veteran with a Purple Heart, a wife and three children. But in 1964, he vanished, moved across the country and later took the identity of an 8-year-old boy who had died years before. His case had confounded investigators for more than a decade. US Marshal Pete Elliott called it “one of northeast Ohio’s biggest mysteries.” Now, with the help of DNA testing, some of the pieces have come together. It’s a […]

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Police: Half-naked man violently attacks woman inside Target

HORN LAKE, Miss. — A woman was left bloodied after witnesses say a man entered a Mississippi Target and beat her with a piece of metal before taking off his pants and underwear in what appears to be a random attack. Michael Jerome German of Memphis is charged with aggravated assault and is being held in the DeSoto County Jail without bond. Police found him walking in the Horn Lake Target parking lot partially nude and took him into custody […]

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Texas mom accused of trying to sell 8-year-old daughter for sex

LONE OAK, Texas – Police arrested a Texas mother who is accused of trying to sell her 8-year-old daughter for sex in exchange for $100. Carrie Sue Kelly, 44, of Lone Oak, was booked earlier this month on a charge of sexual performance by a child under the age of 14 years old with the intention of employing, directing or promoting, according to Gregg County Jail records. A six-month investigation found that Kelly was using social media apps like Kik […]

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Toddler dies after being left in car for 10 hours while mom socialized, officials say

WILLITS, Calif. – A Northern California mother was arrested after allegedly leaving her young child in a car parked outside a friend’s house while she went inside to hang out, officials said Friday. Alexandrea Raven Scott, 23, is accused of causing her 18-month-old son’s death by leaving him in the back seat with the windows rolled up for about 10 hours, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. She allegedly deserted the boy around 3 a.m. Wednesday […]

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For immigrant families, still no word on when they will be reunited; Seattle attorney assesses crisis

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Two days after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of families at the border, federal authorities Friday cast about for jail space to detain them together, leaving hundreds of parents in the dark on when they would be reunited with their children. Immigration and Customs Enforcement posted a notice saying it is looking into creating 15,000 beds for use in detaining immigrant families. A day earlier, the Pentagon agreed to provide space for […]

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Supreme Court: police need a warrant to track your phone. Usually

The Supreme Court on Friday said the government generally needs a warrant if it wants to track an individual’s location through cell phone records over an extended period of time. The ruling is a major victory for advocates of increased privacy rights who argued more protections were needed when it comes to the government obtaining information from a third party such as a cell phone company. The 5-4 opinion was written by Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the four most liberal […]

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Supreme Court: police need a warrant to track your phone. Usually

The Supreme Court on Friday said the government generally needs a warrant if it wants to track an individual’s location through cell phone records over an extended period of time. The ruling is a major victory for advocates of increased privacy rights who argued more protections were needed when it comes to the government obtaining information from a third party such as a cell phone company. The 5-4 opinion was written by Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the four most liberal […]

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Protesters take to streets in East Pittsburgh after police shooting of unarmed black teenager

EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — For the second night, hundreds of people in Pennsylvania have taken to the streets to protest the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old boy. Protesters demonstrated outside the East Pittsburgh police headquarters Thursday night and then began marching through the streets, eventually shutting down a major interstate. Antwon Rose Jr. was shot by an East Pittsburgh officer Tuesday just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop in a confrontation partly captured on video. Police had […]

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ABC announces ‘The Connors’: A Roseanne spinoff without Roseanne

“Roseanne” will return, but without Roseanne. ABC announced Thursday evening that it’s ordered a 10-episode season of a spinoff called “The Connors” that will premier in the fall. A press release said Roseanne Barr will have no creative or financial involvement with the new show, but the rest of the cast will return. The “Roseanne” show’s reboot was abruptly canceled last month after a racist Tweet from Barr. In response to a comment about former President Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, […]

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