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Convicted Sex Offender Allegedly Steals School Bus and Tries to Pick Up Children

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Convicted Sex Offender Allegedly Steals School Bus and Tries to Pick Up Children

Originally posted 04/24/2015 03:00PM

A convicted sex offender in Utah has been charged with vehicle theft and attempted child kidnapping, among other charges, after allegedly stealing a school bus and trying to pick up children in it.

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Andrea Yates' Ex-Husband Says He Doesn't 'Blame Her' for Drowning Their 5 Children

Originally posted 04/24/2015 03:00PM

Almost 14 years after Andrea Yates drowned her five children in a bathtub, her ex-husband Rusty Yates is speaking out on the tragedy in a new interview with Oprah Winfrey – and PEOPLE has the exclusive first look.

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Suspect in Marine Wife Erin Corwin's Murder Told Others He Knew Where to Hide a Body | Erin Corwin

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Suspect in Marine Wife Erin Corwin's Murder Told Others He Knew Where to Hide a Body

Originally posted 04/24/2015 02:05PM

The accused killer of Erin Corwin, the Marine wife whose decomposing remains were found in a California desert mine shaft last August, maintained his plea of not guilty Wednesday as a judge ruled that the case should proceed toward trial.

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Could the Man Who Admitted to Killing 6-Year-Old Etan Patz Go Free?

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Etan Patz Murder Trial: Could Confessed Killer Pedro Hernandez Go Free?

Originally posted 04/24/2015 11:45AM

In 2012, more than three decades after Etan Patz vanished, a man named Pedro Hernandez allegedly confessed to killing the 6-year-old, describing in detail how he strangled the boy, packed his body into a box and dumped him in the trash. Etan's body was never found.

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Why Were Weapons Charges Dropped Against Robert Durst?

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Why Were State Weapons Charges Dropped Against Robert Durst?

Originally posted 04/24/2015 09:10AM

Louisiana prosecutors have dropped gun and drug charges against Robert Durst – a decision that will clear the way for federal charges against the real estate millionaire.

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WNBA Star Brittney Griner and Fiancée Arrested for Domestic Incident Months After Appearing on Say Yes to the Dress

WNBA Star Brittney Griner and Fiancée Arrested for Domestic Incident Months After Appearing on Say Yes to the Dress

Originally posted 04/23/2015 11:45PM

WNBA superstar Brittney Griner and her fiancée were arrested on assault and disorderly conduct allegations on Wednesday.

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Michael Brown's Parents File Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Ferguson

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Michael Brown's Parents File Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Ferguson

Originally posted 04/23/2015 08:00PM

Michael Brown's family filed a civil lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson, Missouri, under the state's wrongful death statute.

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3 More Bill Cosby Accusers Come Forward, Alleging Drugging and Sexual Assaults | Bill Cosby

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3 More Bill Cosby Accusers Come Forward, Alleging Drugging and Sexual Assaults

Originally posted 04/23/2015 07:00PM

Three more women have publicly come forward with accusations that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them in the 1970s and 80s, when they were in their 20s. The trio of women, including a former Reno bartender, joined the more than 40 women who said they were drugged or sexually assaulted by the comedian.

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Ex-CIA Chief David Petraeus Avoids Jail Time, Gets $100K Fine and 2 Years Probation

Ex-CIA Chief David Petraeus Avoids Jail Time, Gets $100K Fine and 2 Years Probation

Originally posted 04/23/2015 05:55PM

David Petraeus received two years probation and a $100,000 fine for leaking classified information to his biographer and former mistress, Paula Broadwell.

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Man 'Inadvertently' Trades $50,000 Worth of Lunch Meat for Crack Cocaine

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Man 'Inadvertently' Trades $50,000 Worth of Lunch Meat for Crack Cocaine

Originally posted 04/23/2015 02:45PM

An Arkansas truck driver was sentenced on Monday for trading a tractor-trailer packed with $50,000 worth of lunch meat for an undisclosed amount of crack cocaine.

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