• Peter Thiel Is Said to Bankroll Hulk Hogan’s Suit Against Gawker

    Peter Thiel Is Said to Bankroll Hulk Hogan’s...

    Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    Hulk Hogan had a secret financial backer in his legal fight against Gawker Media for invasion of privacy.   Peter Thiel, a billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist, helped fund the case brought by the wrestler, Terry Gene Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan, against Gawker, said a person briefed on the arrangement who spoke on the condition of anonymity.   Mr. Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and one of the earliest investors in Facebook, privately agreed to help pay the expenses of Mr. Bollea’s legal team, this person said.

  • Virginia student charged with stealing ‘free’ milk from school

    Virginia student charged with stealing ‘free’...

    Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    DUMFRIES, Va. -- The mother of a Virginia middle school student said she was angry, frustrated, and mad after her son was handcuffed, suspended from school, and charged with stealing a 65-cent carton of milk from the cafeteria. As it turned out, Shamise Turk's son Ryan was on the school's free lunch program and the milk -- was free.   The situation began May 10 at Graham Park Middle School in Triangle when Ryan, according to his mother, went back to the lunch line to get his milk.   It was then, WJLA reported, a Prince William County Police Officer accused Ryan of stealing the milk.

  • Bill Cosby Admitted to Sex with Teens, Said Agency Sent Five or Six Models to His Studio Each Week

    Bill Cosby Admitted to Sex with Teens, Said...

    Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    Entertainer Bill Cosby admitted to having sex with at least two teen-aged girls and said an agency would send "five or six" models to his studio each week while he was filming one of his sitcoms, according to portions of Cosby's deposition in a long-settled civil released by the Associated Press on the eve of a preliminary hearing on the lone criminal case against Cosby. Cosby said he would give the struggling, young actresses a "very, very good meal" and described a sexual encounter he had with one of them in 2000, according to the transcripts from the depositions Cosby gave in 2005 and 2006 for Andrea Constand's civil suit against him. She was 17 years old at the time.

  • Isis threatens attacks in India and urges Muslims to travel to the 'Caliphate'

    Isis threatens attacks in India and urges...

    Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    In a rare appeal to India's Muslim minority, Isis says it is planning to avenge the deaths of Muslims killed in riots in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat and elsewhere.   India, a Hindu-majority country, is home to more than 160 million Muslims, but only a handful of them have joined the Middle Eastern group. Indian leaders and members of the community say this testifies to the strength of the country's secular democracy.   In a video monitored by the US intelligence group SITE, Isis mocked Muslims living in harmony with Hindus who worship cows, trees and the sun, and urged them to travel to Isis-held territories in the "Caliphate".

  • Tulsa woman who reportedly said her newborn was an alien gets 15 years in prison for child neglect

    Tulsa woman who reportedly said her newborn was...

    BY ARIANNA PICKARD, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    A Tulsa woman accused of abusing several drugs shortly before giving birth was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison. Candace Marie Stanley, 23, was sentenced after pleading guilty to a child-neglect charge alleging that she exposed the newborn to Xanax, marijuana, methamphetamine and/or heroin. The charge also alleges that Stanley failed to provide proper supervision and medical care for the newborn by failing to follow a 911 dispatcher’s instructions to provide basic first aid and help the baby breathe and stay warm.

  • Owasso teacher charged with taking upskirt photos of 14-year-old student in classroom

    Owasso teacher charged with taking upskirt...

    BY KYLE HINCHEY, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    OWASSO — A man who was arrested this weekend after allegedly taking inappropriate photos of a student at the Owasso 7th Grade Center was the girl's teacher, according to police. Deputies arrested Adam Nolan Hunt, 32, on Sunday on a charge of peeping tom with photographic equipment. He was booked into the Tulsa Jail on $5,000 bail. A May 18 criminal filing alleges Hunt clandestinely took pictures of "the private area" of a female student at the Owasso 7th Grade Center, 1400 N. Main St., between August 2013 and June 2014, according to court documents.

  • Puppy Picked Up During Arrest at Tustin Hotel Tests Positive for Meth, Heroin: Police

    Puppy Picked Up During Arrest at Tustin Hotel...

    Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    A puppy picked up during a March drug bust in Tustin has tested positive for methamphetamine and heroin, prompting authorities to treat the canine for a drug addiction, police said this week. Tustin Police Lt. Robert Wright tells CNN that the dog named Bubba was found in a motel room after officers served an arrest warrant for Joshua West, 40, on March 22. West was on parole for drug violations, said Wright. Police reported a “large quantity of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia” were found in the room along with used needles.

  • US releases Guantánamo prisoner after 14 years and no conviction

    US releases Guantánamo prisoner after 14 years...

    Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    An Afghan who once faced war crimes charges at Guantánamo has been cleared for release from the American military prison in Cuba, the US government has announced.   The Periodic Review Board, which conducts parole-style hearings for Guantánamo prisoners, determined it was no longer necessary to detain the man, known by the single name of Obaidullah. A statement announcing the decision was posted on a Pentagon website.   The board found that “the risks that the detainee presents can be adequately mitigated”, according to the three-paragraph statement.

  • Japanese pop star in critical condition after knife attack by fan

    Japanese pop star in critical condition after...

    Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    A Japanese pop star is in a critical condition after being repeatedly stabbed by a fan as she was waiting to perform at a concert venue in Tokyo. Mayu Tomita, 20, received nearly two dozen wounds to her neck and chest. Police arrested Tomohiro Iwazaki, 27, at the scene. He is reported to have said he was angry because Ms Tomita returned a gift he had sent her.

  • ‘Brazil, you are next’ ISIS issue serious threat to 2016 Rio Olympics

    ‘Brazil, you are next’ ISIS issue serious...

    Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    The country’s national intelligence agency has warned the threat of a terror attack by Islamic militants is on the rise – less than four months before the games start in August.   Counterterrorism director Luiz Alberto Sallaberry revealed the number of Brazilians who sympathise with Islamic State – also known as Daesh – is increasing.   And he confirmed a “credible threat” to state security from ISIS had been identified.

  • West Virginia Woman Accused of Punching Teen Son Over Taco Bell Burrito Order

    West Virginia Woman Accused of Punching Teen...

    Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    A West Virginia mother was recently charged with child abuse after she allegedly punched her 15-year-old son in the face during an argument over a burrito. Loretta Lynn Armstrong, 48, was arrested on May 13 after police responded to her Mason Avenue home in Milton on a domestic disturbance call, the Herald-Dispatch.com reported. Officers spotted Armstrong punching her son over what both parties described as an argument over a burrito, according to the Dispatch.

  • Investigators: Woman lies about pregnancy, kills dog to fake miscarriage

    Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A woman is charged with felony animal cruelty. Lawrence County investigators say she faked a pregnancy for seven months and then killed a dog to fake a miscarriage.   Sheriff's deputies say 43-year-old Anita Parker called 911 Thursday night saying that she was having a pregnancy-related emergency. When paramedics got to the house, they found Parker covered in blood. She was then taken to the hospital for what was believed to be a miscarriage.   After being checked out by a doctor, the family says doctors told them Parker has never been pregnant.

  • Tulsa felon accused of shooting neighbors' cars, house with slingshot

    Tulsa felon accused of shooting neighbors\'...

    BY KYLE HINCHEY, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, May 20, 2016

    A Tulsa man with several felony convictions was arrested after allegedly shooting a slingshot at cars and the window of a home in his south Tulsa neighborhood Thursday night. Jerry Lee McCorkle, 61, faces complaints of assault and battery with a deadly weapon after a felony conviction and malicious injury to property with damages exceeding $2,500. Bail was set at $40,000. Police responded to a reported disturbance near 91st Street and Florence Place about 10:40 p.m. Officers spoke with McCorkle, who said he shot a slingshot at a man in a nearby car, according to an arrest report.

  • Black Lives Matter leader Charles Wade charged with sex trafficking

    Black Lives Matter leader Charles Wade charged...

    Published: Fri, May 20, 2016

    Charles Wade, a prominent Black Lives Matter organizer and co-founder of Operation Help or Hush, was arrested last month and charged with human trafficking and prostitution. Mr. Wade was arrested at a Howard Johnson Inn in College Park, Maryland, on April 25. Police said he was residing in a motel room where he allegedly pimped a 17-year-old girl, The Daily Caller reported Thursday.   Mr. Wade was held on seven counts relating to felony human trafficking and prostitution. He was bailed out shortly after his arrest, according to a statement he released on Twitter Wednesday.

  • Edward Snowden warns CIA ‘never destroys something by mistake’

    Edward Snowden warns CIA ‘never destroys...

    Published: Fri, May 20, 2016

    Edward Snowden has responded to reports the CIA inspector general’s office “mistakenly” destroyed its only copy of a comprehensive Senate 'torture report' with a stinging rebuttal: “When the CIA destroys something, it's never a mistake.”   An intelligence agency was quoted by Yahoo News as saying CIA inspector general officials deleted an uploaded computer file containing the report, before "inadvertently" destroying a disk with the document on it.   The 6,700 page report detailed controversial “enhanced” interrogation methods deployed by the CIA at overseas prison sites. These included waterboarding and sleep deprivation. Another copy exists elsewhere at the CIA but the destruction of the copy at the inspector general’s office was never confirmed to the public, according to Yahoo's report.

  • Security Guard Allegedly Assaulted Trans Woman for Trying to Use Women's Bathroom

    Security Guard Allegedly Assaulted Trans Woman...

    Published: Fri, May 20, 2016

    A security guard at a Giant Food grocery store in Washington, D.C., has been charged with simple assault for allegedly pushing a transgender woman out of the store after trying to use the women's restroom, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.   The incident happened around noon on Wednesday when Ebony Belcher -- who identified herself as a trans woman to ABC affiliate WJLA -- went to use the women's bathroom at a Giant grocery store in the city, according to a statement by Metropolitan Police Officer Tisha Grant filed with the Superior Court for the District of Columbia.   A security guard -- identified to ABC News by a police spokeswoman as 45-year-old Francine Jones -- then approached Belcher and told her "she could not use the [women's] bathroom," the statement said. A verbal altercation ensued, during which Jones used a homophobic slur and told Belcher, "(you) need to get out of here," the statement continued.

  • Firefighters Rescue Naked Man From Iowa Business's Chimney

    Published: Fri, May 20, 2016

    Carrie Sapp teased her husband, Brad, about being afraid of ghosts when he said he heard someone whisper "get out of here" while he was sorting cans at his Iowa recycling business. Of course it wasn't a ghost. It was a naked man in the chimney.  Sapp said she was working the next morning at the Carroll Redemption Center when she heard a man yell for help from the chimney. She told the Daily Times Herald ( http://bit.ly/1XBTQEI ) that the man explained, "I was playing hide-and-seek with my cousin. ... Don't call the cops!"   The police were called, as was the fire department, which eventually managed to free the soot-covered, naked man.

  • Police release photos of persons of interest in possible hate crime at Tulsa Walgreens

    Police release photos of persons of interest in...

    BY KYLE HINCHEY, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, May 19, 2016

    Police have released images of two persons of interest in an assault and possible hate crime at a midtown drugstore in the hope that the public can identify the man and woman. The incident occurred in the parking lot of the Walgreens pharmacy at 15th Street and Lewis Avenue about 8:45 a.m. Sunday after a brief encounter inside the store, according to police. The victim, 23-year-old Jose Vega, said he was in line to buy medication when a man accused him of cutting in front of him. After Vega apologized and said he didn’t see him, the man went to the parking lot and reportedly began harassing Vega as he walked to his car.

  • Kindergartner suspended for bringing bubble gun to class

    Kindergartner suspended for bringing bubble gun...

    Published: Wed, May 18, 2016

    BRIGHTON, Colo. -- A 5 year-old girl was suspended from kindergarten on Monday for bringing a gun to Southeast Elementary School.   It sounds alarming, but the weapon was a bubble gun, a popular plastic toy sold at stores across Colorado.   The girl’s mother, who goes by Emma, said she was shocked when she got a call from the school telling her she needed to pick up her daughter and take her home.

  • Mom helped 13-year-old stab honor student to death, prosecutors say

    Published: Wed, May 18, 2016

    CHICAGO -- A 13-year-old girl and her mother have been charged in the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old honor student over the weekend.   15-year-old De’kayla Dansberry was killed Saturday outside the Parkway Gardens Housing Complex at 65th and King Drive on Chicago's South Side, according to WGN.   The 13-year-old suspect faces one count of first degree murder; her mother, 35-year-old Tamika Gayden, has also been charged with first-degree murder and one felony count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Gayden is believed to have provided the weapon used in the murder.