Man accused of killing ex makes first NYC court appearance

The former federal intelligence officer who gunned down his ex-girlfriend in broad daylight in Manhattan made his first court appearance Thursday. Vincent Verdi — accused of stalking Elizabeth Lee-Herman for months before allegedly taking her life on Nov. 1 outside Cooper Union — shot himself in the head with the murder weapon in […]

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Former judge sentenced to 5 years in sexual favors case

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A federal judge sentenced a former Arkansas judge Wednesday to five years in prison — a stiffer punishment than prosecutors recommended — after he admitted giving young male defendants lighter sentences in return for personal benefits that included sexual favors. Joseph Boeckmann’s lawyer had wanted home detention for […]

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Survivor of Paris terror attacks sues Twitter, Google, Facebook

Twitter, Google and Facebook knowingly provided “support and resources” to ISIS as the terror group carried out its 2015 coordinated attacks on Paris that killed 130 people, a lawsuit charges. Hundreds of people were injured in the terror attack, including Illinois resident Mandy Palmucci, who filed the federal lawsuit in Chicago last […]

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NYPD staffer accused of sexual abuse has charges dropped

Prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against an NYPD communications technician accused of sexual abuse last year. Patrick Benoit, 30, who was arrested on May 2, had the case against him dismissed and sealed on Jan. 29, according to court documents. Benoit said the allegations were false, and his lawyer, Alexander […]

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Florida school shooting students plan anti-gun protests

The survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre took their demands for gun control on the road. Three buses filled with 100 students left Tuesday for Tallahassee and a chance at convincing long-reluctant state legislators to take aim at passing laws to halt the U.S. epidemic of mass shootings. “America […]

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