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Prosecutor: Mom Beat 4-Year-Old Son to Death Because She Thought He Was Gay

Prosecutor Says Mom Beat Son, 4, to Death Because She Thought He Was Gay

Originally posted 03/28/2014 08:00PM

Jessica Dutro regularly beat all three of her kids – but the Portland mom was especially hard on her son Zachary, eventually beating him to death the day before his fourth birthday because he seemed gay, prosecutors say.

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Bruno the Police Dog Recovering After Being Shot In the Face

UpdatePosted 03/28/2014 04:35PM

Bruno the Police Dog Recovering After Being Shot In the Face

Originally posted 03/28/2014 04:15PM

A police dog named Bruno is recovering after being shot during a parole check in Anaheim, Calif.

The 7-year-old German Shepherd had emergency surgery to remove a bullet from his lung and repair his jaw after a man began shooting at police officers on March 20. Bruno was injured after guiding officers to where Robert Moreno Jr., a known gang member, was hiding.

"The dog alerted that the suspect was hiding behind a trash can. As they went up, the suspect stood up and started shooting at the direction of the officers and purposely aimed at the dog, shooting the dog," Anaheim Police Lt. Tim Schmidt told CBS Los Angeles.

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Oscar Pistorius Trial Delayed Just As He Was Expected to Testify

Oscar Pistorius Trial Delayed Just As He Was Expected to Testify

Originally posted 03/28/2014 07:15AM

The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has been delayed until April 7 because one of the legal experts who will assist the judge in reaching a verdict is sick, abruptly ending expectations Friday that the double-amputee athlete was about to testify on his fatal shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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Fourth Person Has Died from SXSW Crash

Fourth Person Has Died from SXSW Crash

Originally posted 03/27/2014 07:30PM

A fourth person has died from the hit-and-run car crash that occurred at the SXSW arts festival earlier this month.

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Woman Gets 30 Years for Pushing New Husband Off Cliff to His Death

Woman Gets 30 Years for Pushing New Husband Off Cliff to His Death

Originally posted 03/27/2014 05:45PM

A Montana woman was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for killing her husband of eight days by pushing him from a cliff in Glacier National Park after they argued over her second thoughts about the marriage.

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Scandal's Columbus Short Faces Felony Charge in Bar Fight

Columbus Short Faces Felony Charge in Bar Fight

Originally posted 03/26/2014 06:15PM

var brightcovevideoid = '3397733879001'; Scandal star Columbus Short may need the help of a real-life Olivia Pope.

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Newlywed Who Admitted Pushing Husband Off a Cliff Wants to Withdraw Guilty Plea

Jordan Graham Wants to Withdraw Guilty Plea in Montana Newlywed Murder Case

Originally posted 03/26/2014 12:25PM

A Montana woman who was to be sentenced Thursday for pushing her new husband to his death in Glacier National Park wants to withdraw her guilty plea to a second-degree murder charge, her lawyer says.

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Did Oscar Pistorius's Fear of Intruders or Hot Temper Cause Him to Pull the Trigger? | Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Did His Fear of Intruders or Hot Temper Cause Him to Pull the Trigger?

Originally posted 03/26/2014 08:00AM

Nearly three weeks before Reeva Steenkamp was shot to death by her Olympian star boyfriend of three months, she sent him a series of troubling texts.

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Watch the Stunning 1 World Trade Center BASE Jump That Got 3 Skydivers Arrested

Originally posted 03/25/2014 11:40AM



Three extreme-skydiving enthusiasts accused of parachuting off the 1 World Trade Center tower last fall were arrested Monday, authorities said, in a second criminal case in two weeks arising from surreptitious stunts at the nation's tallest skyscraper.

The three daredevils and someone accused of being an accomplice were facing charges including felony burglary in a Sept. 30 leap from the building, where a teenage boy was arrested on March 16. Authorities said the teen had slipped through a gap in a fence, eluded an inattentive security guard and spent about two hours atop the 1,776-foot-tall tower.

The incidents have raised questions about security at the lower Manhattan site, which is supposed to be one of the most tightly protected in the country. The site is owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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