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The Long Island Rail Road is hardly the toughest debt collector in the world. More than 54,000 riders on the LIRR who didn’t have tickets in 2012 essentially were issued bills for their trips. So far, only 39% have been paid — leaving the LIRR in the hole for nearly $400,000.
A Montana prosecutor reportedly had a heartless explanation for the mother a 5-year-old rape victim — “boys will be boys.” The surprising anecdote is just one of the horror stories sex assault victims in Missoula told federal investigators, according to a new report.
Fare-beaters — they’re not just in the subway. Riders owe the Long Island Rail Road nearly $1 million for unpaid trips in the past two years alone — and those are the ones officials know about.
First-time dad Simon Cowell is basking in the joys of fatherhood. New photos released by a family friend show the media mogul gushing over his baby boy with girlfriend Lauren Silverman. One of the black-and-white photos show Cowell's new son, Eric, resting on his father's chest.
Sen. Chuck Schumer is pushing for tighter security at power plants after a shooting attack on a California substation last year came close to taking down the area’s power grid.
An explosion tore through a bus filled with South Korean sightseers in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, killing at least four people and raising fears that Islamic militants have renewed a bloody campaign to wreck Egypt’s tourism industry.
President Barack Obama warned Uganda Sunday over its plans to further criminalize homosexuality, saying it would “complicate our valued relationship.”
Chiwetel Ejiofor has won the best-actor prize at the British Academy Film awards for unflinching slavery drama "12 Years a Slave." The British actor thanked director Steve McQueen for bringing to the screen the true story of a free black man kidnapped into servitude in the 19th-century American South.
Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster plans to take this season off, a decision that will cost him $13.25 million in salary.
Danger below! A Russian satellite will fall to earth on Sunday — and no one knows exactly where. The defunct Kosmos-1220 satellite will hit the ground after plunging thousands of feet on a fiery, uncontrolled descent through the Earth's atmosphere.
The space thriller "Gravity" was crowned the outstanding British film at the UK's top film honors on Sunday, with the harrowing drama "12 Years a Slave" tipped to emerge as the night's major winner.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s ruling is in: Chicago-style pizza isn’t real pizza. "It’s very tasty, but it’s not pizza,” Scalia said of the type of pie commonly known as “deep-dish” pizza. “(It) shouldn’t be called pizza,” the Queens native added, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
"The Lego Movie," an animated film that depicts a world based on the colorful toy blocks, collected $48.8 million to top box office charts for a second week, finishing far ahead of romantic comedy "About Last Night" which had ticket sales of $27 million on a U.S. holiday weekend that kicked off on Valentine's Day.
A Florida woman wasn’t raped after all — she just didn’t want to get in trouble for missing work, authorities said. Alexandra Westover, 21, of Boca Raton, had reported a frightening, broad-daylight attack to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office.
Jason Derulo rained on Kanye West's flower parade by gifting his lady love with not 1,000 but 10,000 roses. The R&B crooner showered his girlfriend Jordin Sparks with pink roses, which began arriving at her Redbury Hotel room in Hollywood on Friday, reports People.
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski welcomed their first child Sunday. "Wanted to let the news out directly," the 34-year-old actor tweeted. "Emily and I are so incredibly happy to welcome our daughter Hazel in the world today! Happy bday!"
Eleanor Roosevelt was named the greatest First Lady in the history of the U.S., while Michelle Obama, who came in fifth, edged Hillary Clinton, according to a survey of historians released over the weekend.
Are Katy Perry and John Mayer heading toward matrimony? The couple celebrated Valentine's Day together and while Perry's face was glowing there was something else shining brightly — the bling on her ring finger, reports E! News.
A family in Southern California suffered a Valentine's Day nightmare when their 14-year-old son was struck and killed by a car as he crossed the street to catch his bus to school.
With miserable memories of T.J. Oshie still fresh in their minds, the Russians were right back in another shootout.