Somehow, amid the horror of the January 6 assault on the Capitol by right-wing extremists, not much attention has been paid to the 73-minute speech Donald Trump delivered immediately beforehand. To …..
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President Donald Trump asked Georgia’s Secretary of State to “find 11,780 votes” and “recalculate” the state’s presidential vote totals in a remarkable and damning phone call on Saturday. The hour-long …..
Our biography of once (and future?) convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is now live. Jeffrey Epstein is the mysteriously wealthy money manager who was convicted 13 years ago of the …..
Donald Trump has long claimed that he turned “a small loan of a million dollars” from his father into a billion-dollar fortune. Now a special investigation by The New York …..
President Donald Trump‘s former campaign manager and personal lawyer both were declared guilty today of crimes including tax fraud, bank fraud, campaign finance cheating, and other illegal financial shenanigans. Paul …..
The D.B. Cooper case is closed for good, the FBI announced today. After 45 years, the lawmen are admitting defeat and calling it quits: “Following one of the longest and …..
Until today, our Bill Cosby biography included the phrase “Bill Cosby has never been charged with a crime.” That all changed with the news that Bill Cosby has been charged …..
Meet the drug lord who’s #67 on the Forbes list of the world’s most powerful people, right next to the Speaker of the House.
Punxsutawney Phil decides to sock it to the decent citizens of the world with six more weeks of ice-cold misery.
The neighborhood-watch vigilante goes free after a six-woman jury rules him not guilty of second-degree murder.
Diabolical she-devil or innocent college student? Italian courts want to ask that question all over again.
The beloved groundhog has been sentenced to death in Ohio for falsely predicting an early spring.
The boys from Brussels were just following in a long tradition.
Per order of the new president of Penn State, Rodney Erickson.
“I’m convinced that if these artists were alive today, they would thank me,” he says.
Jerry Sandusky has been found guilty on 45 counts of child abuse. We’ve got his biography and a few odd photos.
They’re public, and they don’t make Florida teen killer George Zimmerman look so good.
Think the feds shouldn’t have left Roger Clemens alone? Ray Ratto doesn’t want to hear it.
Even bank robbers have to deal with inflation.
Jailed for obstructing justice, he embraced Christianity and became an advocate for prisoners.
The mug shot, a map of the region and a bonus photo of the gated community where it all went down.
After weeks of uncertainty, Florida prosecutors have brought charges.
Aging killer Charles Manson is boycotting his parole hearing today. And this could be his last one until 2027.
Charles Manson is up for parole next week in California.
New York magazine explores the question.
D.B. Cooper fanboys can rejoice: the FBI says it has a mysterious new person of interest in the 40-year-old skyjacking case.
Emmett Till, the black 14-year-old whose murder helped spark the Civil Rights revolution of 1955, was born on this day in Chicago in 1941. He’s been dead for 56 years, yet he’d be just 70 years old today.
“The heat in the street was terrible and the airlessness, the bustle and the
plaster, scaffolding, bricks, and dust all about him, and that special
Petersburg stench, so familiar to all who are unable to get out of town
in summer — all worked painfully upon the young man’s already overwrought nerves. The insufferable stench from the pot-houses, which are particularly numerous in that part of the town, and the drunken men whom he met continually, although it was a working day, completed the revolting misery of the picture.”
Al Pacino played the late Dr. Jack Kevorkian in a TV movie just last year.Now Al Pacino is playing another living person. Can you tell who it is from this on-the-set photo taken yesterday?
It’s “on the verge,” says the NY Times:Although forensic tests found unambiguous evidence of a sexual encounter between Mr.
Billy the Kid will not receive a pardon from Gov. Bill Richardson on Richardson’s last day in office.The New Mexico governor made his decision public today, after much outside speculation and derision. (The full text of his announcement is reprinted below.) Money quote:
Enough! Enough of these endless headlines about a maybe-pardon for Billy the Kid. Since nobody has explained to my satisfaction why we’re even talking about it in 2010, I’ve done the research. Here are the answers to your eight burning questions about Billy the Kid and the Great Dopey Pardon Scandal of 2010.
Calling it a “minor setback for a major comeback,” rapper and sort-of actor Ja Rule reached a plea agreement with New York authorities that will have him spending at least 16 months in jail.
Mark Madoff, the elder son of jailed-for-life investment fraud Bernard Madoff, has committed suicide. He hung himself with a dog leash in Manhattan. It happened on the second anniversary of Bernard Madoff’s 2008 arrest.
But not for what you think.
Chandra Levy was killed by Ingmar Guandique in 2001, a jury found today.After four days of deliberations, a Wasington DC jury found that Guandique killed Chandra Levy as she was jogging in Rock Creek Park in 2001. Gaundique will be sentenced later. Washington has no death
penalty, so he is expected to received from 30 years to life in prison.
John McTiernan gets a year in prison for wiretapping a producer.He should have gotten an extra year for The Thomas Crown Affair.
Washington DC intern Chandra Levy disappeared in 2001, and her remains were found the next year in Rock Creek Park. The sensational case ended the political career of Rep.
Who said there are no second acts in American lives? Here’s disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich posing with Adam “TV’s Batman” West at this weekend’s Wizard World 2010 Chicago Comic Con.
Catching up on a loose end from this week: Randy Quaid and his wife Evi have settled the fraud, burglary and conspiracy charges against them.