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Charges against suspect in ‘swatting’ hoax that led to death could be complicated

Los Angeles police have arrested Tyler Barriss on a fugitive warrant in California arising from a Thursday evening incident in Kansas, where a suspected “swatting” hoax and a phony 911 call ended in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man, Andrew Finch. 9 more words

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Gretchen Carlson elected as Miss America chair after sexist email scandal

Gretchen Carlson was elected to lead the Miss America pageant after its CEO and previous chairman resigned amid a sexist email scandal, the organization said Monday. 30 more words

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Hollywood women form Time’s Up, a coalition to fight sexual misconduct

The newly invigorated movement to stamp out sexual misconduct in American workplaces has connected women from opposite ends of the country’s economic and class divides: actresses and farmworkers. 9 more words

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Colorado gunman threatened to ‘fire’ sheriff before shooting deputies

Weeks before he started shooting, the Colorado gunman who killed one deputy and wounded four more unleashed a verbal barrage against Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock and his department. 9 more words

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Commercial air travel in 2017 was safest ever, travel group says

WASHINGTON — Airlines recorded zero accident deaths in commercial passenger jets last year, according to a Dutch consulting firm and an aviation safety group that tracks crashes, making 2017 the safest year on record for commercial air travel. 10 more words

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Joan Renee Cook vanished after going on a late-night walk in Salem, Virginia

Mike and Joan Renee Cook had a tumultuous marriage. The couple lived in Salem, Virginia with their young daughter, Ashlyn. But in 2007, Mike moved to Des Moines, Iowa to find a job, with plans for Joan and Ashlyn to join him once he was settled. 9 more words

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Long Branch shooting: 16-year-old boy suspected in New Year’s Eve murder of family

A 16-year-old New Jersey boy is suspected of fatally shooting his parents, teenage sister and a family friend with a semi-automatic rifle shortly before midnight on New Year’s Eve, police said. 10 more words

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