Girl, 15, escapes armed kidnapper by using cell phone as weapon
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Girl, 15, escapes armed kidnapper by using cell phone as weapon

A brave teenager was able to fight off an armed kidnapper by hitting him with her cell phone, and the horrifying incident was caught on surveillance footage, according to media reports. The brazen would-be abductor approached the 15-year-old girl Tuesday at around 3:30 p.m. near Figueroa Street Elementary School in…

US special counsel appeals dismissal of Trump’s secret documents case | Donald Trump News

US special counsel appeals dismissal of Trump’s secret documents case | Donald Trump News

Former president and Republican 2024 nominee is accused of mishandling classified government files at his Florida home. United States Special Counsel Jack Smith has appealed a judge’s decision to throw out a criminal case that accuses former President Donald Trump of mishandling secret government documents. Smith filed the appeal on…

Ozy Media co-founder Carlos Watson found guilty | Media News

Ozy Media co-founder Carlos Watson found guilty | Media News

Former TV personality Carlos Watson has been convicted in a federal financial conspiracy case about Ozy Media, an ambitious startup that collapsed after another executive impersonated a YouTube executive to hype the company’s success. Watson, 53, had been free on bail but was taken into custody to await sentencing after the…

Kenya police vow ‘transparent’ probe into dismembered female bodies | Crime News

Kenya police vow ‘transparent’ probe into dismembered female bodies | Crime News

At least eight bodies have been found, but reports indicate there may be more as anger over the discovery grows. Police in Kenya have promised a “transparent” investigation into the discovery of eight mutilated female bodies that were found dumped in an abandoned quarry in Mukuru, a collection of slums…

The Talented Mrs. Mandelbaum:’ America’s first gangster
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The Talented Mrs. Mandelbaum:’ America’s first gangster

They were branded the “Jewish Mafia,” or the “Kosher Nostra” — four violent street-tough Jews with lots of criminal smarts who dominated tabloid headlines and the wanted posters that festooned the bulletin boards of US post offices across the land: The Lower East Side of Mrs. Mandelbaum’s era was a…

Kenyan police watchdog probes police link to mutilated bodies | Crime News

Kenyan police watchdog probes police link to mutilated bodies | Crime News

The nine bodies with ‘visibile marks of torture’ were found in an abandoned quarry near a police station. Kenya’s police watchdog has said it is investigating whether there was any police involvement following the discovery of nine mutilated bodies in an abandoned quarry in Mukuru, a collection of slums south…

‘We know the tactics they use’: The poachers turned gamekeepers of Kenya | Wildlife

‘We know the tactics they use’: The poachers turned gamekeepers of Kenya | Wildlife

Aberdare National Park, Kenya – Beneath the dense canopy of redwood trees, a uniformed group flanked by armed men treads silently through the thicket, dodging the overgrown stinging nettles that spill over the narrow trail with impressive skill. “Stop!” whispers Wilson Gioko, the team leader, as he points to a…

Ohio man caught with hamsters down his pants after alleged pet store break-in
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Ohio man caught with hamsters down his pants after alleged pet store break-in

His hamster hideout was totally nuts. An alleged pet shop burglar in Ohio was busted with the furry rodents stuffed down his leopard print onesie, according to wild police body camera footage. “Our suspect has multiple gerbils in his pants,” a Columbus police officer— who later correctly identified the animals…