• 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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  • Ithaca College Student Fatally Stabbed on Cornell Campus

    Officials say an Ithaca College student was fatally stabbed and another Ithaca College student injured in a fight on Cornell University's campus

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  • Prosecutor: Man told 2-year-old to ‘put up his hands’ and fight before beating him to death

    The fight began with a mother and her boyfriend arguing over groceries. At some point, prosecutors in Camden County, N.J., say, the woman’s 2-year-old boy became upset that 24-year-old Zachary Tricoche had pushed his mother and began to cry, according to the Courier-Post. That’s when Tricoche attacked, prosecutors say, punching the 29-pound boy so hard that the toddler was launched into a wall, Camden County Assistant Prosecutor Christine Shah said at a court hearing last week, according to NJ.com. Then, Shah said, Tricoche instructed the 36-inch-tall toddler to “put his hands up,” meaning “that he should form a boxing stance to fight this full-grown man,” NJ.com reported. At that point, Tricoche

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  • She was the PTA mom everyone knew. Who would want to harm her?

    The cop wanted her car keys. Kelli Peters handed them over. She told herself she had nothing to fear, that all he’d find inside her PT Cruiser was beach sand, dog hair, maybe one of her daughter’s toys. They were outside Plaza Vista School in Irvine, where she had watched her daughter go from kindergarten to fifth grade, where any minute now the girl would be getting out of class to look for her. Parents had entrusted their own kids to Peters for years; she was the school’s PTA president and the heart of its after-school program. Now she watched as her ruin seemed to unfold before her. Watched as the cop emerged from her car holding a Ziploc bag of marijuana, 17 grams worth, plus a ceramic pot

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  • Trump leaps into new political firestorm over Dwyane Wade kin's shooting

    The GOP contender said the shooting of an NBA star's cousin was reason for blacks to support him, sparking outrage.

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  • Criticism of Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest begins

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knew that not standing for the national anthem would draw some criticism. A couple former NFL quarterbacks weighed in. Miami Dolphins running back Arian Foster, a former teammate of Yates with the Texans, argued with Yates on Twitter after saying it was Kaepernick’s right to protest.

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  • Notting Hill Carnival (18 photos)

    Nearly one million people are expected by the organizers Sunday and Monday in the streets of west London’s Notting Hill to celebrate Caribbean culture at a carnival considered the largest street demonstration in Europe. (Getty) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.  

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  • Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelo Say Goodbye to Their College-Bound Son

    Back in June, several relatives and famous friends including Andy Cohen and Lucy Liu came together for a celebratory dinner in New York City. Kelly also took to Instagram to share a heartfelt photo from the graduation ceremony. "The Graduate, his father, his brother, his grandfather," she wrote. "Congratulations HE! We are so proud." As a new chapter begins in the family, Michael may want to watch his back. After all, mom has some serious ideas for when her son moves onto a college campus. "We've got big plans for his bedroom, big plans," she joked during a recent episode of LIVE! With Kelly. "That bedroom is going to be turned into a mega closet before you can say ‘ university.'" Something tells

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  • Wingsuit jumper Armin Schmieder streams his own death through Facebook Live

    An Italian wingsuit jumper has live-streamed his own death on to Facebook after an adrenaline fuelled jump he had hoped to share with his fans took a deadly turn. Armin Schmieder, 28, an experienced sky diver who had been doing wingsuit jumps for more than a year, told his followers on social media before his last, fateful jump "today you fly with me". Soon after, the video, which was shown live on Facebook, went dark.

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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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  • Josh Brown situation gets worse for Giants, NFL

    The NFL and/or the New York Giants aren’t very good at public records requests, it seems. “He drove by the house and I looked in the rearview mirror,” his wife wrote in her statement to police, according to USA Today. “Josh knows about the order and cannot come within 500 feet form the house.

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  • Washers and dryers were added to 17 schools in Illinois and California and attendance rates shot up

    Dr. Melody Gunn, the former principal of Gibson Elementary in St. Louis, couldn’t figure out why student attendance was on the low side. All of Gibson’s kids were provided free or reduced lunches, and the school facilitated transportation. In talking to parents, Gunn discovered that many didn’t have easy access to washing machines. Or if they did have machines, they couldn't always use them because they couldn’t afford detergent, or their electricity had been shut off. For these families, laundry had to take a backseat to more pressing needs such as food and rent. It turned out that when students didn’t have clean clothes, they often stayed home from school out of embarrassment. Logan, an eighth-grader,

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  • Wikileaks Revealed Massive Political Corruption: Where's The Coverage?

    The corporate media, especially the television media, has not been adequately covering the scope of the latest Wikileaks batch of emails. Especially since some of the revelations may have a material impact on the upcoming presidential election in the United States, many feel these Wikileaks documents should be discussed in-depth on air. Among some of the correspondences that some found disturbing, are a potentially close relationship between the D.N.C. and CNN host Jake Tapper. See below: There was a time, not long ago, when we regarded that sort of thing as very much not journalism in America: at one recent point in history, interview subjects did not "offer questions" to a major cable television

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  • Searching for tight end value in Fantasy Football drafts

    Let’s complete our analytics-based positional analysis this fantasy football draft season by focusing on tight ends and market share in order to hopefully find some sleepers and avoid some busts. A key is that the offensive system in place is not different this year, which hurts, for example, the market-share projection for Delanie Walker given that new OC Terry Robiskie is coming from an offense that threw 15.9 percent of passes to Atlanta tight ends last year.

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  • There’s a reason why ‘rebound’ body odor flares, fades

    Q: I work in cancer research. About 10 years ago, most of the women in my office decided to stop wearing antiperspirant because of the uncertainty of adverse health effects. We all had amazingly similar experiences. Most of us immediately had an increase of smelly perspiration that gradually tapered over a year. We used frequent underarm toweling and added baking-soda-based underarm powder for meetings. Fortunately, once we got past the rebound period, there were virtually no problems. I suspect that antiperspirant rebound is like so many other problems in the age of chemistry: It fixes a short-term problem but causes a long-term one. A: Your story surprised us. We never imagined such an effect

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  • ISIS Hostage Kayla Mueller's Courage in Captivity

    Former hostages, Mueller's parents open up about the American aid worker who was captured by ISIS in 2013.

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  • They’re not saying it’s aliens, but signal traced to sunlike star sparks SETI interest

    SETI researchers are buzzing about a strong spike in radio signals that seemed to come from the direction of a sunlike star in the constellation Hercules, known as HD 164595. The signal conceivably fits the profile for an intentional transmission from an extraterrestrial source – but it could also be a case of earthly radio interference, or a microlensing event in which the star’s gravitational field focused stray signals coming from much farther away. In any case, the blip is interesting enough to merit discussion by those who specialize in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI – including Centauri Dreams’… Read More

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  • Jennifer Lopez Reunites With Ex-Husband Marc Anthony

    The singer joined Anthony onstage during a Saturday night performance.

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  • Ryder Cup 2016: Get to Know the U.S. Team's 8 Automatic Qualifiers

    The eight automatic qualifying spots for the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team were finalized on Sunday at The Barclays, and we now know two-thirds of the team that will represent the red, white and blue at Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minnesota, on Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Jimmy Walker and Brooks Koepka all had spots locked up prior to The Barclays, but Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson and Barclays winner Patrick Reed all had to wait until Sunday to see if their spots were secure. The European Ryder Cup team already had its nine automatic qualifiers set, and captain Darren Clarke will make his three captain's picks this week.

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  • Saturday Night NFL Takeaways

    John Breech joins Matthew Coca with the biggest takeaways from Saturday night's NFL Preseason action.

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  • Nick Thomas Dies While Attempting English Channel Crossing

    Endurance athlete Nick Thomas has died while attempting to swim across the English Channel. According to the Channel Swimming Association, there have been 2,073 successful swims of the English Channel since 1875, including 72 so far in 2016. But that shouldn’t fool anyone into thinking that it’s an easy feat. Thomas had been swimming for about 16 hours, the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation (another organization that certifies these swims) said. He was pulled onto an escort vessel about 10 miles short of completing the 21+mile swim. The crew of the boat administered CPR and was met by an ambulance at the harbor in Calais, France. He was later pronounced dead in a hopsital. Thomas, an Englishman,

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  • Young fan gets Trout's autograph

    A young fan becomes overwhelmed with emotion after getting an autograph from Mike Trout before the game against the Tigers

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