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Suspect indicted in murder of government witness

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:26
A Brooklyn fraudster could face the death penalty after he was indicted for the murder of a woman who had ratted him out to authorities.
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Apple results top expectations

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:16
Apple’s smartphone sales were surprisingly strong in the first three months of the year despite fierce competition, helping send its sales and profit past analysts’ estimates. It also boosted its share buybacks and said it plans a 7-for-1 stock split.
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Storm-battered bagel store closes after failed recovery bid

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:16
Hurricane Sandy battered his store and crushed his dreams. Bay-Gull Store owner Patrick Williams quietly closed his beloved 19-year-old Broad Channel bagel store in January after pouring thousands of dollars into reviving the storm-ravaged cafe.
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Mich. man freezes to death in portable toilet 

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:52
A security guard for a boat launch in St. Clair Shores, Mich., found the rotting body of a homeless man locked inside a portable toilet. The guard found the corpse of the elderly man when he broke down the locked door Sunday.
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Meg Ryan cast in 'How I Met Your Dad' pilot

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:50
Meg Ryan is coming back to television-or at least her voice is. The actress, 52, has landed the role as the unseen narrator in the pilot of the CBS spin-off "How I Met Your Dad," Entertainment Weekly reports.
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Camilla Parker Bowles' brother dead after head injury

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:49
The brother of Camilla Parker Bowles died Wednesday in a New York hospital after suffering a serious head injury in a slip and fall, according to a spokesman for the British royal family.
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Volunteers will help clean proposed QueensWay in Forest Park

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:37
Anyone willing to get down and dirty on Saturday can catch a glimpse of a section of Forest Park that is usually off limits to the public. Friends of the QueensWay is leading a clean-up of the old railroad tracks off Forest Park Drive and Woodhaven Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Fat chance that Gov. Christie will pine for Letterman

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:36
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will not miss David Letterman when he departs 'The Late Show' next year. Following Letterman's latest fat joke against Christie, the governor blasted the retiring talk show host on Twitter.
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Muslim man walks home barefoot after giving needy stranger his shoes

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:31
A Muslim man gave his shoes and socks to a fellow bus passenger who was wearing plastic bags on his feet. The generous man then walked home barefoot.
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Calif. man rescued after falling 30 feet in Yosemite

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:31
A California rock climber is recovering after plummeting from a rock face in a remote section of Yosemite National Park.
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Chris Brown D.C. assault trial delayed for months

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:26
Chris Brown’s Washington assault trial was unexpectedly delayed for months Wednesday – raising new questions over the singer’s status as an inmate.
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Calif. man extorts family of billionaire tech big with nude pics of former flame: affidavit

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:11
A Stanford grad used nude pictures of his ex-girlfriend to try and extort the woman’s mother and father, a billionaire tech magnate who co-founded Sun Microsystems, court records show. Douglas Tarlow, 27, threatened to make Nina Khosla “the next Paris Hilton” when he sent her mother, Neeru Khosla, explicit pics taken during the couple’s two year fling.
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UMass student nabbed for calling in bomb threat — twice 

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:09
A senior at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, is accused of calling in two separate bomb threats to the college from metro pay phones. The threats reported April 17 and Tuesday claimed the university was in imminent danger of an explosion, Donald Baynard, the chief of UMass Boston police, said in a statement Wednesday.
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Big thumb's up for Facebook: Quarterly revenue soars 72% from last year, net income nearly triples on mobile ad growth

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:04
Facebook’s mobile ads are adding up. The world’s largest social network reported quarterly profit and sales that easily topped Wall Street’s expectations.
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James Franco, Keegan Allen take shirtless ‘bed selfie’

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:51
James Franco is in bed … with a man. “Bed selfie with Keegan Allen!!!!! Time to go nuts!!!!” Broadway’s “Of Mice and Men” star captioned an Instagram photo in which he is lying shirtless under a blanket with the 24-year-old “Pretty Little Liars” actor.
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Donaghy suggests refs are on Nets' side

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:50
It's not just the Toronto media, the Raptors and its fans who are crying conspiracy. Disgraced former referee Tim Donaghy claims the league is pushing its officials to call a victory for the Nets.
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#myNYPD social media campaign becomes #epicfail

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:48
The NYPD's effort to use Twitter to elicit photos of positive NYPD-public interactions backfired on Tuesday, when several users instead posted photos of police brutality to the suggested hashtag #myNYPD.
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Five men arrested for gang assault in Brooklyn

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:42
Taj Patterson, 22, was brutally assaulted last December as he headed home from a night of partying in Williamsburg.
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Man vows legal action over ‘Murder Mansion’ home

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:41
Spine-tingling reports of "shadows of children" roaming an upscale Texas subdivision has reportedly left one new resident digging in his heels over a bloody history he insists should have been disclosed.
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Avril Lavigne video reaps controversy over pop Asian images

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:38
Avril Lavigne's new music video "Hello Kitty" has some hissing racism. "Not sure if this Avril Lavigne video is terrible, racist or terribly racist," podcast host @desusnice tweeted Tuesday.
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