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NBC scraps Cosby television project

Nov 20, 2014

NBC scraps Cosby television project

NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, the second outlet within a day to put off or abandon a project involving the long-beloved comic as a scandal over alleged sexual assault continues to spiral around him. NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks ...

Utah reconsiders firing squads amid shortages in lethal drugs

Nov 20, 2014

Utah reconsiders firing squads amid shortages in lethal drugs

Ten years after banning the use of firing squads in state executions, Utah state lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed a proposal to allow the practice again to avoid problems with lethal-injection drugs. The proposal from would call for a firing squad if the state cannot ...

Nov 20, 2014

Man charged over New York subway death

A 34-year-old man has been arrested and charged with second degree murder for allegedly pushing a man to his death under a New York subway train, police said Wednesday. The incident took place in the Bronx, where the victim, Wai Kuen Kwok, was waiting ...

Honduras beauty queen, sister found dead

Nov 20, 2014

Honduras beauty queen, sister found dead

Police found the bodies of Honduras’s Miss World contestant and her sister buried beside a river Wednesday, and are holding the sister’s boyfriend on suspicion of killing them. Maria Jose Alvarado, who was crowned Miss Honduras in April and had planned to fly to ...

Italian mobsters seen taking secret oaths in covert police video

Nov 19, 2014

Italian mobsters seen taking secret oaths in covert police video

Secret mafia initiation rites have been caught on camera for the first time by Italian police, who on Tuesday arrested 40 suspected gangsters in raids across the north of the country. The arrests, on charges of criminal association, illegal arms sales and extortion, followed ...

Italian mobsters take secret oath in police video

Nov 19, 2014

Italian mobsters take secret oath in police video

Recruits for Italy’s ‘ndrangheta crime syndicate have been caught on video taking a loyalty oath, swearing “under the splendor of the moon,” in a ceremony secretly recorded by police in what investigators called authorities’ first such glimpse of the ritual. Carabinieri paramilitary police in ...

Convicted mass murderer Charles Manson gets marriage license

Nov 18, 2014

Convicted mass murderer Charles Manson gets marriage license

Mass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison. The marriage license obtained Monday by The Associated Press was issued Nov. 7 for the 80-year-old Manson and Afton Elaine Burton, who left her Midwestern home ...

Nov 18, 2014

Uganda hunts for missing ivory worth $1 million

More than a ton of ivory has disappeared from a Ugandan government vault, a police official said Monday as a corruption watchdog agency launched an investigation of Uganda’s wildlife protection agency over the missing tusks. Ugandan detectives recently questioned officials from the Uganda Wildlife ...