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ITALIAN MAFIA ‘GODFATHER’ SETTIMO MINEO ARRESTED IN RAID

Italian police have arrested the man said to be the new head of the Sicilian Mafia, along with 45 associates. The dawn raid in Palermo netted 80-year-old jeweler Settimo Mineo. He was apparently elected Cosa Nostra godfather at a Mafia meeting in May. Italian media describe him as the successor to Toto Riina, who died …

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WOMAN SUES HILTON FOR $100 MILLION, ALLEGING EMPLOYEE FILMED HER IN THE SHOWER AND TRIED TO EXTORT HER

A Chicago woman is suing hotel operator Hilton Worldwide for $100 million, claiming an employee took nude footage of her without her consent and used it in an extortion attempt. The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said an employee at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Albany, New York, used a hidden camera to …

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CONVICTED MURDERER WHO BAILED OUT OF JAIL BY POSING AS CELLMATE HAS BEEN DECLARED WANTED

A massive manhunt in Oklahoma for a convicted murderer serving a life sentence continued Sunday, three days after he posed as his lookalike cellmate and got bailed out of a county jail, officials said. State prison officials, who are asking the public to call 911 if he is spotted, described escaped fugitive Patrick Walker, 34, …

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PROTEST RIOT IN PARIS LEAVES OVER 130 INJURED AND 400 ARRESTED

The Paris police department has released a statement saying over 130 people have been wounded and 412 have been arrested during one of the worst city riots in France. This was disclosed on Sunday that those that were wounded during the Saturday riot included 23 police officers; they say 378 of the arrested have been …

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POLICE ARREST WOMAN WHO ATTACKED MCDONALD’S MANAGER OVER KETCHUP

California police have arrested a woman responsible for attacking a McDonald’s manager over ketchup last month. Santa Ana resident Mayra Gallo, 24, was arrested without incident on Tuesday, the Santa Ana Police Department announced. She was still in custody at the Orange County jail Wednesday on $15,000 bond, and her initial court appearance was scheduled …

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AMERICAN SCIENTIST UNDER INVESTIGATION OVER TIES TO SUSPECTED GENETIC EDITING OF CHINESE TWINS

Rice University has launched an investigation into one of its professors after reports surfaced that he is connected to allege genetic editing in China that resulted in the birth of two babies with altered DNA. They announced the investigation Monday in the wake of reports that Dr. Michael Deem, a professor of biochemical and genetic …

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MURDER ON AMERICAN INDIAN LAND? SUPREME COURT WEIGHS FATE OF CONVICTED KILLER

When Patrick Murphy disfigured and murdered his girlfriend’s former lover in eastern Oklahoma in 1999, state authorities arrested and charged him with murder in state court. He was convicted and sentenced to death in 2000. But Murphy, 48, a member of the Creek Nation, is asking that his conviction is thrown out on the grounds …

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13 YEAR OLD SANDRA PARKS ANTI-GUN STUDENT KILLED BY STRAY BULLET

“We are in a state of chaos. In the city in which I live, I hear and see examples of chaos almost every day. Little children are victims of senseless gun violence…” Two years ago, 11-year-old Milwaukee schoolgirl Sandra Parks wrote these words in an award-winning essay about the murders in her city. On Monday …

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VIDEO SHOWS GUNMAN SHOOT TWO MEN IN FRONT OF HOUSTON BUS STOP IN BROAD DAYLIGHT

Newly released video footage shows a gunman shooting two men in front of a Metro bus stop in Houston, Texas, ABC News’ Houston affiliate KTRK-TV reported. The attack took place on Nov. 4 on Imperial Valley Drive at 11:40 a.m. The video shows three people walking when a gunman runs up from behind and opens …

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2 TEEN BOYS ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY STEALING AND FLYING SMALL PLANE IN UTAH

Two teenage boys allegedly stole, flew and landed a small plane in Utah, local authorities said, before they were taken into custody on Thanksgiving Day. The boys, ages 14 and 15, were believed to have left a group home in north central Utah this week before heading to eastern Utah, where they were staying with …

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