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  • Michigan Convict Wrote a Hit Book, Now State Wants to Collect

    A Michigan convict who won accolades for his book of short stories may be forced to give up all he earned from his book deal. Curtis Dawkins’ debut, The Graybar Hotel, was published in July by Scribner and details life behind bars in ways that have thrilled readers. Michigan’s Department of Treasury is less enthused, however, and has filed a court complaint that asks that 90% of the convicted killer’s reported $150,000 advance be given to the state as payment […]

  • Rabbi with Prior Sex Crime Conviction Arrested in Underage Sex Trafficking Bust

    EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A rabbi with a prior conviction for sexually abusing a minor was one of three arrested for allegedly sex trafficking an underage prostitute, according to WPIX. Rabbi Aryeh Goodman, 35, was arrested along with 18-year-old Gabriella Colon and 23-year-old Richard Ortiz by investigators from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, East Brunswick Police and Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office. Officials said that Colon and Ortiz sold the sexual services of a 17-year-old girl from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to about […]

  • Watch Two Moviegoers Try the ‘Tall Man’ Trick to Sneak into ‘Black Panther’

    CARSON, Ca. — Two “Black Panther” fans got creative over the weekend in their quest to see the movie for half the price. Twitter user Pillsbury posted video of the whole debacle. He and a friend in a “tall man disguise” got in line for tickets hoping to get a two-for-one deal. Others in line were pretty entertained — but the cashier? Not so much. Watch below: We tried getting the two for one special at black panther. The manager was […]

  • Sylvester Stallone Confirms He’s Alive, ‘Still Punching’ Following Death Rumors

    Social media posts mourning Sylvester Stallone were quickly disputed Monday morning by the actor who is alive and “still punching.” Fans shared “rest in peace” graphics mourning the Rocky actor even after he spoke out on Twitter and Instagram about the hoax. “Please ignore this stupidity,” Stallone, 71, tweeted. “Alive and well and happy and healthy… Still punching!” Please ignore this stupidity… Alive and well and happy and healthy… Still punching! https://t.co/sgRhOguHhs — Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) February 19, 2018 The rumor […]

  • Lioness Grows Small Mane in ‘Very Curious Case’ at Oklahoma Zoo

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Veterinarians at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens are investigating a strange occurrence with an 18-year-old African lioness. Zoo officials say Bridget, the zoo’s 18-year-old African lioness, has suddenly spouted a mini-mane. Male lions usually begin growing a mane when they are about 1-year-old, which is when they begin producing more testosterone. However, it is extremely rare for a female lion to grow a mane. In other instances, experts say lionesses have grown manes when there […]

  • Uber Eats Driver Accused of Killing Customer Turns Himself In

    ATLANTA – An Uber Eats driver suspected of shooting a customer to death Saturday night in Atlanta has turned himself in, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Police arrested 36-year-old Robert Bivines Monday afternoon in the murder of Ryan Thornton, 30. Police said the shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. in the wealthy Buckhead district after Thornton placed a food order via his smartphone app. JUST IN: Uber Eats driver accused of shooting customer had been working for company for only 1 […]

  • Missing Ride-Hailing Driver’s Last Call was to 911, Family Says

    Update: The Los Angeles Police Department reports they have located Joshua Thiede’s car in Koreatown. Thiede has not been found. LOS ANGELES — Police in Los Angeles are asking for help in the search for a 29-year-old Uber and Lyft driver who was last seen on Feb. 11. Joshua Thiede’s family says his last call was to 911 on Feb. 12. Thiede was last seen near the 1000 block of Wilshire Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles and was driving a […]

  • Petition Seeks Full Military Burial for JROTC Student who ‘Died a Hero’ in Florida School Shooting

    PARKLAND, Fla. – A petition has been created to honor a JROTC student who was killed last week in the Florida school shooting while helping his classmates get to safety. 15-year-old Peter Wang was among the 17 killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Wang was in his Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps uniform when he was killed while holding doors open for other students, allowing them to seek safety. The petition calls for a ‘Full […]

  • Rare Letter from Einstein Thanks American Who Helped Jews Escape Nazi Germany

    CHICAGO, Ill. — In 1939, Albert Einstein wrote “thank you notes” to a few people for helping Jews to escape Nazi Germany. While historians only knew about two of those letters, a third recently surfaced in Chicago, according to WGN. Nearly 80 years after it was penned on June 10, 1939, Enid Bronstein is sharing the letter Einstein wrote to her father, David Finck. A finance man in New York, Finck never met Einstein, but attracted the physicists’ attention after he […]