• Kidnapped teen was gang-raped, killed and fed to gators

    A teenager who vanished from Myrtle Beach, SC, in 2009 was repeatedly raped in a gang “stash house” for several days — then she was shot dead and fed to alligators when her disappearance generated too much media attention, the FBI said last week. The shocking new details about the mysterious disappearance of 17-year-old Rochester, NY, native Brittanee Drexel came largely from a “jailhouse confession” that was subsequently substantiated by others with “tidbits” and “secondhand information,” FBI Agent Gerrick Munoz testified in a federal court transcript obtained by the Post and Courier of Charleston. The inmate who gave the alleged bombshell confession, Taquan Brown, is serving a 25-year sentence for voluntary manslaughter in a different case. Brown told authorities he was present during the final agonizing moments of Drexel’s life, Munoz said.

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  • A letter to my breadwinner husband

    My dearest Bill, The other day, around 3:00pm on a random Wednesday, I was headed to the grocery store to get something to make for dinner. As you know, I’ve been slacking on the food front for some time and can’t seem to get organized the way I used to. Remember when I would go through our cookbooks every Sunday and plan the meals for the week, and then shop once for the entire week? I know, I know, I always made a second trip; but still, the bulk of the food was in the fridge. I did that for more than a decade, but it was such a monotonous task I can’t bring myself to keep up with it. So now I play ‘catch as catch can’ and, as you like to say, shop like a French woman who goes to the store

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  • Mariska Hargitay reportedly freaks out on 'Law & Order: SVU' set

    Mariska Hargitay lost it on the NYC set of “Law & Order: SVU” last week. “They were shooting on Ninth Avenue, and she was yelling, ‘Did you get that?’ to a crew member. The guy responded, ‘No,’ and she went apes - - t,” a spy said. “She was saying, ‘When I do these, you have to make sure you get this.’ She was in a full NYPD police vest and was running down the street out of nowhere yelling at this guy.” A source close to the show, however, told us, “It’s her on-set shtick. This is her joking around with the camera guys . . . They’ve been working together for 18 years.”

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  • Woman catches Mississippi's longest alligator on record

    PORT GIBSON, Miss. -- A Vicksburg woman has caught Mississippi’s longest alligator on record from public waters. Tiffany Wienke tells The Clarion-Ledger that she and her party of six hunters could tell from the gator’s head that they had spotted a big one Saturday night in Claiborne County, near Port Gibson. “There were a ton of people and we tried to get away from them,” she told The Clarion-Ledger. “We were just trolling through the water scanning bank to bank.”   Wienke says the gator managed to break both lines after a long struggle, but the hunters were able to hook the reptile again after it surfaced about 20 minutes later. In total, it took the hunters nearly two hours to secure the gator,

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  • Here’s the real secret to losing weight and staying thin (Hint: You’re not going to like it)

    A study found that metabolism rates slow more than expected years after weight loss.

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  • Revealed: Why Bell Helicopter's New V-280 Could Be a Game Changer on the Battlefield

    A new Army-led effort to engineer a next-generation tiltrotor aircraft for the 2030s includes the integration of a high-tech 360-degree sensor suite quite similar to the one used on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter called a Distributed Aperture Systems, or DAS, developers explained.  “Instead of having sensors mounted to the turret, you have sensors that are mounted to the aircraft – so essentially you have sensors staring in 360-degrees around the aircraft at any given time. Those images are stitched together so it appears as one continuous image to the pilot. Both pilots can make use of the same system,” Vince Tobin, Vice President of Advanced Tiltrotor Systems, Bell Helicopter, told Scout Warrior

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  • Brittanee Drexel, teen who vanished in 2009, was raped, shot, eaten by alligators, FBI says

    A teenager who vanished from Myrtle Beach, S.C., in 2009 was repeatedly raped in a gang “stash house” for several days – then she was shot dead and fed to alligators when her disappearance generated too much media attention, the FBI said last week. The shocking new details about the mysterious disappearance of 17-year-old Rochester, N.Y., native Brittanee Drexel came largely from a “jailhouse confession” that was subsequently substantiated by others with “tidbits” and “secondhand information,” FBI Agent Gerrick Munoz testified in a federal court transcript obtained by The Post and Courier. The inmate who gave the alleged bombshell confession, Taquan Brown, is serving a 25-year sentence for voluntary manslaughter in a different case. Brown told authorities he was present during the final agonizing moments of Drexel’s life, Munoz said.

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  • If Trump and Clinton lose, this man could be your next vice president

    Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump are two of the most unpopular major party candidates in history. With their unfavorable ratings polling high, many voters are looking for alternatives to staying home on November 8. The leading option in the polls is the Libertarian ticket with former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson averaging around 9% nationally. His running mate is the former Republican Governor of the mostly Democratic Massachusetts, Bill Weld.

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  • Candyman III: Day of the Dead

    The Candyman returns intent on making his descendent join him forever. After he frames her for the murders of her friends, she has nowhere else to turn.

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  • Apple slapped with class action lawsuit over iPhone ‘Touch Disease’ defect

    Is your iPhone’s touchscreen on the fritz again? According to iFixit, a latent manufacturing defect is causing displays on Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to flicker, become unresponsive, and misbehave in other ways. In fact, so many people have been affected that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Apple, lead by Thomas Davidson of Pennsylvania, Todd Cleary of California, and Jun Bai of Delaware.

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  • Montana plane crash kills 'Ice Road Truckers' TV show star

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A plane crash in western Montana killed a star of the History channel reality series "Ice Road Truckers" who was planning to film a pilot episode of a show about recovering plane wrecks.

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  • It was 50 years ago today ...

    Five decades ago, the greatest band in rock history played their last show at one of the worst stadiums in stadium history. Don't @ me if you disagree with the first pronouncement. The Beatles packed more evolution and ideas into six years than most bands combined, and it's possible to make a list of their 50 greatest songs before saying, "Just kidding. This is the list of their next 50 greatest songs." If you disagree with the second pronouncement, the thing you can remember is that ... oh, no one disagrees. Well, that's nice. This doesn't have a lot to do with the Giants, other than the stage being set up around second base, but we'll allow it on a baseball site as a way to remember that the

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  • Help! Marriott charged $250 for smoking in my room — but I don’t smoke

    Q: I need help fighting a case with Residence Inn by Marriott Phoenix, where I recently stayed. When I checked out, I saw a $250 charge on my credit card in addition to the $89 for the room. No one ever said anything about the charge. I called the front desk and they said it was a “smoking charge.” But I don’t smoke. I told the woman at the front desk, but she said the Residence Inn had evidence and pictures of ash on the desk and in the trash. They said I could dispute the charges with my bank but there’s nothing they could do for me and they refused to transfer me to a manager. I left a message for the manager but never received a call back. I feel like Residence Inn is trying to make some

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  • 30-Year-Old Man Volunteers For The First Human Head Transplant In The World

    Last year, famous Italian neuroscientist Dr. Sergio Canavero surprised the world when he decided to perform the first human head transplant in the world. He announced that this huge procedure will happen in December 2017. Canavero has recruited a head surgeon to lead this historical process. All of this may sound like something out of a science-fiction movie, but there is one man who is hoping that this operation will improve the quality of his life. A 30-year-old man from Russia, called Valery Spiridonov, is the first volunteer for the operation in the hope of living a normal life. Mr. Spiridonov is a computer scientist who suffers from very rare motor neuron disorder, better known as Werdnig-Hoffmann

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  • Donald Trump's Horrendous Campaign is Bankrupting the Republican Party

    It's clear that Donald Trump is on course to lose this election -- badly. What's even worse, though, is that he's bankrupting the Republican Party in the process. As Open Secrets reports: Virtually every category of receipts shows a decline this year. Contributions from individuals where the amount given is less than $200 (the “unitemized” category) is less than half what it was in July of 2004, 2008 and 2012. There is a similar decline in direct contributions of larger amounts where specific information about the donor is included in the report. These itemized contributions total much less than July 2004 and 2008 and are even smaller than July 2012 when joint fundraising became much more important.

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  • Natalee Holloway's mom wants justice in daughter's death

    BOZEMAN, Mont. –  Natalee Holloway's mother says justice hasn't been served 11 years after her daughter's death while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba. Holloway was last seen alive leaving a bar with Joran van der Sloot, who was never charged in her death. Holloway's body hasn't been found. Van der Sloot is serving a 28-year sentence in Peru after being convicted of killing a 21-year-old student in 2010, five years to the day of Holloway's death. Beth Holloway said in an interview at her Montana home broadcast on NBC's "Today" show Monday that she wants van der Sloot to spend time in a U.S. prison. He's set to be extradited to the U.S. after completing his sentence in 2038 to face charges

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  • Dave Chappelle’s Rare NYC Gig– “Blacks Live Matter is the Worst Slogan I’ve Ever Heard”

    Dave Chappelle is hilarious of course, but he’s also contemplative. He’s up there for me with Jerry Seinfeld, unique in his ability to poke fun at himself, at ourselves, get a little ever so raunchy, and still be profound. So luckily I caught one of his rare gigs last night at the Cutting Room on East 32nd St. He was warming up for three nights this week at the much larger Gramercy Theater. But he’ll also be back at the Cutting Room Wednesday trying out new material before heading for London and show some shows abroad. His management asked the Cutting Room to keep the room small, so the famed venue closed the doors that separate the front room from the bar area. And Chappelle did a little over

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Aly Raisman on Why Gabby Douglas Skipped the MTV VMAs: 'She Had an Allergic Reaction'

    Raisman, Laurie Hernandez, Simone Biles and Madison Kocian chatted with ET's Carly Steel before the awards show.

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  • ‘I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This Before’: The Housing Markets in the Hamptons, Aspen And Miami Are All Crashing

    One month ago, we said that “it is not looking good for the US housing market”, when in the latest red flag for the US luxury real estate market, we reported that sales in the Hamptons plunged by half and home prices fell sharply in the second quarter in the ultra-wealthy enclave, New York’s favorite weekend haunt for the 1%-ers. Reuters blamed this on “stock market jitters earlier in the year” which  damped the appetite to buy, however one can also blame the halt of offshore money laundering, a slowing global economy, the collapse of the petrodollar, and the drastic drop in Wall Street bonuses. As the Denver Post reported recently, high-end sales that fuel Aspen’s $2 billion-a-year real estate market are evaporating, pushing Pitkin County’s sales volume down more than 42 percent to $546.45 million for the first half of the year from $939.91 million in the same period of 2015. Like in the Hamptons, the question everyone is asking is “why”?

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  • Huma Abedin says she’s leaving Anthony Weiner

    Huma Abedin announced she is dumping her sexting hubby Anthony Weiner, hours after The Post revealed his latest online dalliances. “After long painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband,” Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, said in statement. “Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what’s best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy.” Abedin and Weiner have been married since 2010 and have a 3-year-old son, Jordan Zain Weiner. Weiner was an up-and-coming congressional star when he tied the knot with Abedin, in a lavish ceremony officiated by former President Bill Clinton.

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