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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 ...

Cosby stays silent on allegations of sexual assault

Nov 16, 2014

Cosby stays silent on allegations of sexual assault

Comedian Bill Cosby, in an interview that aired on Saturday, declined to answer questions by a National Public Radio journalist about accusations of sexual assault that resurfaced in recent weeks. Cosby, 77, responded by shaking his head to signal “no” at least twice when ...

Nov 16, 2014

Brazil jury sentences 3 for killings, cannibalism

A jury in northeastern Brazil delivered sentences of 20 to 23 years in prison for three people convicted of killing two women, eating parts of their bodies and using some of their flesh to make and sell stuffed pastries, a court official said Saturday. ...

Nov 14, 2014

Trial for murder and cannibalism begins in Brazil

Three people charged with killing at least two women, eating parts of their bodies and using their flesh to make and sell stuffed pastries went on trial Thursday in northeastern Brazil. The man, his wife and his mistress were arrested in April 2012 in ...

Nov 13, 2014

Slender Man devotee called competent for trial in stabbing

A state doctor believes the mental condition of one of two girls accused of repeatedly stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man has improved, and the 12-year-old is fit to stand trial, a Wisconsin judge said Wednesday. Judge Michael Bohren ...

Nov 13, 2014

New York 'cannibal cop' is sentenced to time served

A former New York City police officer whose bizarre online exchanges about kidnapping and eating women landed him behind bars and earned him tabloid infamy as the “cannibal cop” was sentenced to time served on Wednesday after telling a judge that the women were ...

Nov 13, 2014

Stung by sanctions scandal, Cuba defends North Korea at U.N.

Cuba, which was involved in a violation of U.N. sanctions against North Korea last year, has come to the aid of Pyongyang to defend it against a Western-led push to bring its alleged human rights abuses to The Hague, envoys said Wednesday. A European-Japanese ...

Global banks fined billions for rigging market

Nov 13, 2014

Global banks fined billions for rigging market

Traders with nicknames like the “Three Musketeers” and the “A-Team” plotted over Internet chat rooms to manipulate currency markets for years, profiting at the expense of clients — and then congratulating themselves for their brilliance — regulators said Wednesday, as they fined five banks ...

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 ...