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NJ conman made thousands by renting out house he didn't own: cops

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:01
William Prokos allegedly swindled $6,000 from an unsuspecting couple by letting out the vacant Linden property to them last month. Cops are now hunting the 35-year-old Kearny and Cliffside Park resident, who faces charges of burglary and theft by deception.
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VIDEO: Texas driver runs red light, gets hit by train

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:38
A Texas driver is lucky to be alive after running a red light and getting hit by a train. Shocking surveillance footage shows Ranuel Arreola-Moreno zipping around a Houston crossing barrier in a bid to beat the oncoming locomotive.
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Town won't let couple name child 'Wikileaks'

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:32
A German town has banned a couple from calling their child Wikileaks. Hajar Hamalaw, 28, reportedly wanted to name his newborn after Julian Assange's online whistle-blowing site.
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Teenagers stumble across sex sting at Florida massage parlor

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:28
The 16-year-old pals were dropped off by their parents at the Jasmine Massage Parlor, in Osceola, for a sports rubdown to relax strains sustained during surfing. But they ended up slap bang in the middle of a prostitution bust.
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U.S. government built ‘Cuban Twitter’ to spur unrest

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:23
In July 2010, Joe McSpedon, a U.S. government official, flew to Barcelona to put the final touches on a secret plan to build a social media project aimed at undermining Cuba's communist government. McSpedon and his team of high-tech contractors had come in from Costa Rica and Nicaragua, Washington and Denver.
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'Biggest Loser' winner Rachel Frederickson gains 20 pounds

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:18
"The Biggest Loser" winner Rachel Frederickson has packed on a few extra pounds and couldn't be happier about it. Frederickson, 24, who was attacked for her drastic 155-pound slim down, opened up in this week's issue of Us Weekly about her shocking transformation and how she’s finally at her goal weight.
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Bruce Jenner, Kris Jenner hold hands at airport despite separation

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:13
The heads of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, who announced their separation in October, were seen holding hands and smiling as they made their way through LAX airport.
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Gunman kills 3, injures 16 in Fort Hood shooting

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:02
A deranged soldier dressed in combat fatigues opened fire Wednesday at Fort Hood, killing three people in a flash of violence that brought back memories of the 2009 mass shooting that left 13 dead at the Army base in Texas.
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Police seek help in murder of newlywed, father-to-be

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:51
Police are looking for the men who murdered a 24-year-old newlywed with a baby on the way in cold blood Tuesday morning. Nathan Trapuzzano was taking his morning walk near his home in Indianapolis between 5:45 and 6 a.m. when he was gunned down, authorities said.
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vGunman shoots one man three times in East Flatbush

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:37
A callous gunman who fired several rounds into a pair of Brooklyn stores injured one man and sent others scrambling for cover on Wednesday, cops and witnesses said.
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Twenty-one busted for paying for DMV test answers: prosecutors

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:17
Twenty-one people — seeking a license to work as truck or bus drivers — paid state Department of Motor Vehicle employees as much as $4,000 to get answers to the specialized exams, according to the Manhattan district attorney.
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Homeland Security Secretary leads 150 new U.S. citizens in oath of allegiance

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 06:35
A Metropolitan Opera soprano celebrated 'the land of the free-ee-ee-ee,' giving a vibrant rendition of the national anthem Wednesday, before Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson led her and 149 other new U.S. citizens in the oath of allegiance.
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Audit reveals that preschool special education contractor overbilled state for $875G

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 06:15
A special education contractor at city preschools overbilled New Yorkers for over $875,000, state Controller Thomas DiNapoli said Wednesday. An audit found that TheraCare Preschool Services flouted state requirements by doling out $474,000 in improper bonuses to 108 employees over a three-year period.
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Suspected Filipino insurgents kidnap Chinese tourist, receptionist in Malaysia

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 05:53
Suspected Filipino insurgents seized a Chinese tourist and a hotel receptionist from a dive resort in eastern Malaysia and then fled in a speed boat, Malaysian and Philippine officials said Thursday.
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EXCLUSIVE: Queens Library scandal spurs state lawmakers to push for reforms

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 05:15
Lawmakers have introduced a bill to prevent a sequel to the page-turning drama of the Queens Library. The state legislation, which will be proposed Thursday, aims to curb runaway spending in the borough’s library system — as epitomized by embattled head Thomas Galante.
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Supreme Court strikes down overall limits on campaign contributions

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:41
The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees.
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Warren: Supreme Court hadn't read the newspaper as they struck down campaign contribution limits

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:40
It's an absurdity too gross to be insisted upon. The Supreme Court majority must have missed their morning paper before again ruling that the more money that comes into politics, the better.
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The need for speed is costing billions

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:30
Schneiderman: This week, Michael Lewis, the author of the new book “Flash Boys,” told “60 Minutes” that “the stock market is rigged” by exchanges and high-frequency traders that use superfast computers, lightning-quick data networks and complex algorithms to execute enormous volumes of stock trades in milliseconds.
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Keep him out

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:10
A dozen years ago, the loved ones of men and women murdered on 9/11 set out to seek whatever measure of justice could be achieved in U.S. courts. Their chances of success seemed exceedingly remote.
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GM’s big debt

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:05
In the wake of 13 deaths linked to defective ignition switches, General Motors CEO Mary Barra has shown aggressive contrition in testifying in front of Congress.
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