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Chilling Details of Etan Patz's Murder Revealed in Taped Confession

Etan Patz's Alleged Murderer: 'Something Just Took Over Me'

Originally posted 09/16/2014 01:30PM

After the videotape clicks on, the 53-year-old calmly tells investigators how he choked 6-year-old Etan Patz in the basement of a Manhattan convenience store on May 25, 1979. He describes putting the boy, who was still alive, into a plastic bag, then putting the bag inside a box and dumping it nearby.

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Utah Doctor Convicted of Murder Sentenced to 15 Years for Sexual Abuse

Convicted Doctor Martin MacNeill Sentenced to 15 Years for Sexual Abuse

Originally posted 09/16/2014 12:30PM

A Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife was sentenced Monday to one to 15 years in prison in a separate sexual abuse case.

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Adrian Peterson Is Named in Second Child Abuse Complaint

Adrian Peterson Is Named in Second Child Abuse Complaint

Originally posted 09/16/2014 12:15PM

Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings player who was charged last week with felony injury to his 4-year-old son following a discipline punishment, is accused of injuring another of his children earlier by a form of discipline.

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Robin Thicke: 'I Told My Wife the Truth and That's Why She Left Me'

Robin Thicke: 'I Told My Wife the Truth and That's Why She Left Me'

Originally posted 09/15/2014 05:10PM

As his hit "Blurred Lines" climbed the charts, Robin Thicke was battling drug and alcohol problems behind closed doors – and coming clean to his now-estranged wife, Paula Patton.

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Uzi Shooting Victim's Family Prays for 9-Year-Old Who Accidentally Killed Him

Family of Uzi Shooting Victim Prays for the 9-Year-Old Who Accidentally Killed Him

Originally posted 09/15/2014 04:35PM

The family of the man accidentally killed in a shooting mishap by a 9-year-old girl have written her a letter of forgiveness.

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Adrian Peterson: 'I Am, Without a Doubt, Not a Child Abuser'

UpdatePosted 09/15/2014 03:30PM

Adrian Peterson: 'I Am, Without a Doubt, Not a Child Abuser'

Originally posted 09/15/2014 12:30PM

Adrian Peterson insists that he is "not a child abuser."

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Actress Daniele Watts Claims LAPD Mistakenly Detained Her for Prostitution

Originally posted 09/14/2014 04:05PM

Was Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts mistaken for a prostitute – simply for kissing her partner in public?

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Woman to Police: My Ex Killed My Dog and Served It to Me for Dinner

Woman to Police: My Ex Killed My Dog and Served It to Me for Dinner

Originally posted 09/14/2014 10:30AM

A northern California man is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's dog and then cooking it and serving it to her for dinner, police say.

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British Aid Worker Beheaded by ISIS, According to Video

British Aid Worker David Haines Apparently Beheaded by Islamic State Militants

Originally posted 09/13/2014 06:50PM

A video has been posted online purporting to show the beheading by the Islamic State group of British aid worker David Haines, who went missing in Syria last year.

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Did Sarah Palin and Her Family Get into a Bloody Brawl at a Party?

Sarah Palin and Family Reportedly Involved in Brawl at Party

Originally posted 09/13/2014 05:40PM

Sarah Palin's eldest daughter, Bristol Palin, proved her right hook is a lot stronger than her foxtrot, when she – and the rest of the Palin clan – allegedly got into a backwoods brawl at a snowmobile party in Anchorage, Alaska, on Sept. 6.

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