Ex-guard admits falsifying jail records before Sandra Bland’s death, lawyer says


A former Texas jail guard recently admitted to falsifying log entries to show he checked on Sandra Bland an hour before her death when in fact he didn’t, according to a lawyer for Bland’s family. But Waller County officials say that’s not what jailer Rafael Zuniga’s testimony said at all. “Numerous depositions have been taken in the case involving dozens ...

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Alabama gunman trying to shoot man hitting on his 15-year-old relative accidentally hits pastor


An Alabama man trying to shoot someone who was propositioning his 15-year-old relative managed to wound a pastor instead. It all started on Wednesday night when Romeo Campos chased after Randall Ginn, accused of hitting on Campos’ teen relative. The 18-year-old Campos followed him to an Albertville church, where a prayer meeting had just ended. Campos then tried to shoot ...

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With Trump crowned the GOP nominee and this nightmare of a convention over, 7 things to heal your hate hangover


This week’s GOP convention had a little bit of everything, didn’t it? There was Ben Carson devolving into yet another caricature of himself and linking Hillary Clinton to Lucifer. Ted Cruz finding a brilliant new way to alienate his own party. Melania Trump delivering a vapid speech partially cribbed from the wife of Muslim Kenyan President Obama. Mike Pence struggling, ...

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Manhattan Holocaust survivor’s sister wants her remains moved to Israel


A Manhattan Holocaust survivor who was buried Wednesday alongside her ex-husband in Queens should be exhumed and reburied in Israel next to her parents, the dead woman’s sister said Thursday in an interview. Lucy Lipiner, 83, went to Manhattan Supreme Court Thursday to block the Queens burial of her sister, Frieda Mandelbaum Leszkowitz, and, she said, to get a court ...

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Black Cincinnati police officer’s Facebook post saying white cops are ‘looking for a reason to kill a black man’ under review


A black Cincinnati cop is under investigation after he posted on Facebook that white officers are “looking for a reason to kill a black man” and gave advice on how to avoid a fatal police encounter. Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said in a statement they are reviewing the post made by Officer Freddie Vincent under “social media procedure and ...

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Minnesota police officer who shot Philando Castile may have interacted with him before


MINNEAPOLIS – A Minnesota police officer and the black motorist he shot to death during a traffic stop may have interacted in a previous stop more than four years earlier, newly released records released show. Philando Castile, 32, died July 6 after he was pulled over by St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez in suburban St. Paul. Yanez’s attorney has ...

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Man, 20, charged with capital murder in death of Kansas police officer shot inside his patrol car


KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A 20-year-old man was charged Thursday with capital murder in the death of a Kansas police officer fatally shot inside his patrol car while investigating a drive-by shooting, a prosecutor said. Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome Gorman said Jamaal Lewis fired the shots Tuesday that killed 46-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, police Capt. Robert Melton. Lewis also ...

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Suspects sought in three deadly shootings


Cops are reporting two recent fatal shootings in Brooklyn. They are trying to identify a woman who was shot and killed early Thursday inside a building at the Walt Whitman Houses in Fort Greene. The victim, who police have not yet been able to identify, was shot in the forehead, the lower left part of one leg and the left ...

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‘The Fifth Avenue Artists Society’ paints 1890s New York with story of art and heartache: book review


The creative sisterhood of “Little Women,” the social scandal of Edith Wharton and the courtship mishaps of Jane Austen. That’s a rough approximation of what Joy Callaway is aiming for in “The Fifth Avenue Artists Society,” a story of art, romance and family in the 1890s in New York. Virginia Loftin — Ginny — is an aspiring writer in a ...

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Buenos Aires tourists floored when good Samaritan turns in purse containing $3G in cash they left on subway


Two lucky tourists from Buenos Aires miraculously had their purse containing $3,000 in cash returned to them after they left it on a subway train in Times Square. Bag owner Milagros de Vedia, 26, had saved up for three years for the funds for her second trip to America. The friend who joined her on the trip, Barbara Fieg, 26, ...

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