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Almost 1,000 cars torched around France on New Year's Eve but government insists it 'went particularly well'

Vandals in France torched 945 parked cars on New Year's Eve in an arson rampage that has become a sinister annual "tradition" amid a row over whether the government sought to play down the figures. According to the French interior ministry,…
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Browsers nix add-on after Web of Trust is caught selling users' browsing histories. Users never consented to this.

A browser extension which was found to be harvesting users' browsing histories and selling them to third parties has had its availability pulled from a number of web browsers' add-on repositories. Last week, an investigative report by…
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Samsung Offices Raided In An Investigation Involving A Dressage Horse

Prosecutors raided the offices of Samsung Electronics on Tuesday as part of an investigation into a presidential cronyism scandal that's gripped South Korea. While it is a near-monthly occurrence for a chaebol (family-owned conglomerate)…
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Instant Karma! Thief Steals Galaxy Note 7, Phone Explodes Afterwards

For Samsung, it’s safe to say that this Fall season has not gone to plan for them, as the Galaxy Note 7 hit shelves, was then recalled from shelves and then once again recalled. Now, the Galaxy Note 7 is no more, as the South Korean giant…
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High-speed chase suspect shoots out own tires, ends pursuit

DES MOINES, Iowa —Des Moines police say a high-speed chase ended when the suspect accidentally shot out his own tires. Police attempted to stop 24-year-old Taylor Parker for a traffic violation. The man allegedly took off and led police…
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Pottstown parents looking for missing daughter

It’s been over two weeks since Tim and Wendy Murphy last saw their daughter Amanda. After her empty car was found in an area park early Monday morning, the worried parents have started asking for the public’s help in trying to find her. The…
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Columbia woman crashes funeral, tries to remove body from casket

Cynthia Ann Frierson, 36, of 511 E. 11th St., was charged with disrupting funeral or memorial service, public intoxication, driving on revoked/suspended license, immediate notice of accident and unlawful drug paraphernalia. By KARA COLEMAN…
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Ferguson activist Darren Seals dies at 29

A locally known Ferguson activist who protested in the streets seeking justice for Michael Brown Jr.’s death was killed early Tuesday, September 6 in North St. Louis County. Darren Seals, 29, was a factory line worker and hip-hop…
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Man accused of breaking into home and painting dog purple

A man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a home in Martha’s Vineyard in the US and painting the resident’s dog purple before fleeing with a stolen vehicle. On Saturday police responded to a report that a stolen vehicle had…
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2-year-old girl gets $75 fine for littering

Harper Westover, age 2, had never run afoul of the government before. The "Paw Patrol" fanatic lives in Northeast Washington with her parents, who insist she's just the tidiest, most polite and well-behaved toddler in the nation's capital.…
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Upstate NY man who killed friend for eating his sandwich gets 22 years in prison

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man who fatally shot a friend for eating his leftover sandwich has been sentenced to 22 years in prison. The Erie County district attorney's office says 34-year-old Marcus Gottsche was sentenced Wednesday…
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Woman kills 'possessed' daughter by shoving crucifix down her throat, police say

She believed her daughter was possessed by the devil, police say. So she forced a crucifix down her throat until blood gushed out, police say. Police arrested Juanita Gomez, 49, of Oklahoma City on charges of killing her daughter, Geneva,…
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Police perform Heimlich to save man’s life, arrest him over drugs he coughed up

A Buffalo police officer saved a choking man’s life by performing the Heimlich maneuver, but after the man coughed up a baggie of cocaine, he cuffed him, according to police. Central District Officers Sean McCabe and Omar Rodriguez…
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Man still serving time for violating probation by being arrested for robbery of which he was acquitted

A Floyd County jury found him not guilty, but he’s facing nearly six years in prison because of the law — or, rather, what a former Georgia chief justice characterizes as a failing in the legal system. Twenty-four-year-old Ramad Ahshad…
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Couple beat up grandma who refused to drive them to a house for sex

Police say a man and woman were arrested for beating up the man’s grandmother after she refused to drive them to a house so they could have sex. The Miami Herald reports that 25-year-old Michael Rubio and 27-year-old Jacquelyn Carrasquillo…