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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to six years in prison for murder

Jul 6, 2016

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to six years in prison for murder

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, with the judge who decided the punishment calling the double-amputee Olympian a “fallen hero.” South Africa’s minimum sentence for murder is 15 years but the judge said ...

Rome cops holding homeless man as suspect in slaying of U.S. student

Jul 6, 2016

Rome cops holding homeless man as suspect in slaying of U.S. student

Rome police detained a homeless man on suspicion he pushed a 19-year-old American student into the Tiber River after a fight, as details emerged about Beau Solomon’s final hours in the thick of Rome’s summertime nightlife. Police took suspect Massimo Galioto, 40, into custody ...

Jul 5, 2016

Father accidentally shoots teenage son at Florida gun range

Authorities say a 14-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed by his father at a Florida gun range. William Brumby was firing his weapon at the High Noon Gun Range in Sarasota on Sunday when a spent shell casing deflected off a nearby wall ...

Blocked Indiana abortion law comes amid procedure's decline

Jul 5, 2016

Blocked Indiana abortion law comes amid procedure's decline

A federal judge’s decision to block a new Indiana abortion law from taking effect was a setback for anti-abortion activists who backed the push to tighten restrictions on the procedure that are already among the most strict in the country. Provisions put on hold ...

Jul 2, 2016

Illinois man charged in 'Celebgate' nude photo hack

An Illinois man was charged on Friday in relation to one of the biggest celebrity hacks, in which a phishing scheme led to nude photos of Hollywood stars being posted online. Edward Majerczyk, 28, agreed as part of a deal with federal authorities in ...