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NYC 'cannibal cop' is sentenced to time served

Nov 13, 2014

NYC 'cannibal cop' is sentenced to time served

A former New York City police officer acquitted of conspiring to kidnap, kill and eat women was sentenced to time served on Wednesday for unlawfully accessing a federal database. Gilberto Valle also received one year of probation, must continue to get mental health treatment ...

Man admits using stun gun to steal $5 million Stradivarius

Nov 11, 2014

Man admits using stun gun to steal $5 million Stradivarius

The man who masterminded the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin admitted Monday that he used a stun gun to attack a musician carrying the 300-year-old instrument, saying he intended to sell it to help people he believed were wrongly evicted from an ...

Nov 11, 2014

Only two bones identifiable in Mexico massacre: attorney general

Mexico’s attorney general downplayed chances Monday of ever identifying charred remains attributed to the suspected massacre of 43 students, saying only two bones were salvageable for DNA tests. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said the remains found in the southern state of Guerrero were ...

Nov 11, 2014

Postal Service says it is victim of hacking attack

The U.S. Postal Service said Monday it is the victim of a cyberattack and that information about its employees, including Social Security numbers, may have been compromised. The FBI and other federal agencies are investigating, the agency said in a statement. Postal Service spokesman ...

Unrest spreads as Israeli woman is killed in knife attacks

Nov 11, 2014

Unrest spreads as Israeli woman is killed in knife attacks

An Israeli woman was killed and three others wounded Monday in two separate Palestinian knife attacks as months of unrest in Jerusalem spread across Israel and the occupied West Bank. Monday’s violence began in Tel Aviv where a Palestinian teenager from the northern West ...

Nov 10, 2014

Five nuclear engineers murdered near Damascus: monitor

Unknown assailants killed five nuclear engineers Sunday while they were on a bus just north of Damascus, near the research center where they worked, a monitor said on Sunday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of sources on ...

'I've had enough,' says Mexican attorney general in massacre gaffe

Nov 9, 2014

'I've had enough,' says Mexican attorney general in massacre gaffe

After weeks fielding questions about the abduction and apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers by corrupt police in league with drug gang members, Mexico’s Attorney General Jesus Murillo has had enough. He’s not the only one. Facing a grilling over the details of the ...

Mexico says burned remains probably are 43 missing students

Nov 8, 2014

Mexico says burned remains probably are 43 missing students

Suspects in the disappearance of 43 college students have described a macabre and complicated mass murder and incineration of the victims carried out over an entire day, ending with their remains being dumped into a river, Mexican authorities said Friday. In a somber, lengthy ...

Nov 7, 2014

Two dead after cannibal attack in Britain: BBC

A woman was murdered in an “act of cannibalism” and her suspected attacker died after he was shot with a Taser by police at a British hotel, the BBC reported on Thursday. Police said a murder investigation was underway after the death of the ...