Mother found guilty of murder after 16-year-old daughter starves to death

DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa mother was convicted of murder Thursday in the starvation death of her 16-year-old daughter, who weighed only 85 pounds when she died, according to WHO. Nicole Finn was also found guilty of three counts of first-degree kidnapping, related to her other children. Natalie Finn died in October of 2016 after being found unresponsive and not breathing on the bare floor of a bedroom at the family’s West Des Moines home. Investigators say she was […]

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Video shows coyote attacking dog in suburban Illinois backyard

NORTHFIELD, Ill. — A suburban Illinois couple have a warning for fellow pet owners after their dog was attacked by a coyote in their own backyard. It happened so fast: just moments after Boozer stepped outside, a coyote rushed in and circled the cairn terrier briefly before rushing in and clamping down on his head, dragging the 14-pound dog around the yard. The couple’s home surveillance camera captured the attack as the coyote dragged the dog around, until Barnaby Dinges’ wife ran […]

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Doctor accused of spiking pregnant girlfriend’s tea with abortion pill

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A doctor is facing several charges after his girlfriend said he spiked her drink with an abortion pill, causing her to lose her unborn baby, according to WROC. Brook Fiske and Sikander Imran had been dating on and off for three years, when Imran, a doctor, moved from Rochester to Arlington, Va., for a new job. That’s when he learned Fiske was pregnant. “He didn’t want to have a baby so he tried to talk me into […]

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Couple loses two homes in two months to California wildfires

Dr. Antonio Wong and his wife remember falling in love with their first home, a 3,000 square-foot beauty in Southern California they’ve owned for more than a decade. “You have your first love, your first home, your first car,” said Wong, 50, an anesthesiologist. They rented out their Ventura home when they moved out of state in 2008. But California drew them back. In May of this year, Wong and his wife, Pratima, 48, bought their second home in the […]

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Teen pleads guilty to raping, murdering 12-year-old girl

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – An 18-year-old who was charged with sexually assaulting and murdering a 12-year-old girl in 2015 pleaded guilty in both juvenile and adult court Monday. Police charged 18-year-old Jayden Sterzer with aggravated murder and rape of a child in July of 2015, but this is the first substantial move forward in this tragic case, according to KSTU. The case has been essentially on hold since Sterzer was charged because his attorneys had been arguing that he didn’t understand the […]

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‘Man flu’ is real, researcher says

Don’t doubt it: “Man flu” is real, or so says one Canadian researcher who was “tired of being accused of overreacting.” With many respiratory diseases, a man is more susceptible to complications than a woman, plus his immune system may be naturally weaker, according to research published Monday in the BMJ medical journal. ‘Man flu’ is a term used to chide men who are suspected of exaggerating their symptoms when sick from a cold or other minor illness. “It’s a frequently heard […]

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‘Man flu’ is real, researcher says

Don’t doubt it: “Man flu” is real, or so says one Canadian researcher who was “tired of being accused of overreacting.” With many respiratory diseases, a man is more susceptible to complications than a woman, plus his immune system may be naturally weaker, according to research published Monday in the BMJ medical journal. ‘Man flu’ is a term used to chide men who are suspected of exaggerating their symptoms when sick from a cold or other minor illness. “It’s a frequently heard […]

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Man celebrated for rescuing rabbit from fire now faces backlash

LOS ANGELES – A man caught on video rescuing a small rabbit from a blazing wildfire in California was hailed as a hero Thursday — but not by everybody, including experts who say it’s debatable whether the rabbit even needed saving in the first place. Torie Bosch at Slate says risking the flames to grab the bunny was “a stupid thing to do” and sharing the man’s story, possibly inspiring others to similar acts of animal rescue, is “irresponsible.” Tosch […]

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Woman allegedly held down 2-year-old toddler while cousin recorded himself sexually abusing child

Warning: Details in this story could be disturbing to some. CINCINNATI, Ohio — A sex offender and his cousin in Ohio are facing federal charges after being accused of making child pornography with a  2-year-old toddler with plans to sell the video, federal authorities said Thursday. Cousins Ciera Richter, 25, and Jason Fletcher, 40, were both arrested. According to WXIX, Fletcher’s probation officer found child porn on his phone back in May. A further search of the phone revealed an […]

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Oklahoma man guilty in deadly crash asks judge if he can join Marines instead of going to prison

CLAREMORE, Okla. – One of two brothers convicted in a deadly hit-and-run crash asked a judge if he could join the Marines Corps instead of serving jail time. Gage Shriver, now 21, Dakota Shriver, now 23, were convicted in September for the deadly crash. In 2015, Noelle New and Maranda Talley were struck by a vehicle while walking to QuikTrip, according to the Tulsa World. New died from her injuries and Talley was critically injured, but did survive. Gage Shriver […]

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