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Kidnapping Foiled! Iowa Teen Fights Back Using Dad's Self-Defense Tips

Iowa Teen Uses Father's Self-Defense Lessons to Foil Abduction Attempt

Originally posted 07/15/2014 08:00PM

A father's self-defense lessons might have saved the life of a 15-year-old boy who courageously fought off a would-be kidnapper who attempted to abduct him Friday.

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Wife of Man Who Left Toddler in Hot Car Speaks Out

Justin Ross Harris's Wife 'Is Living Every Parent's Nightmare'

Originally posted 07/15/2014 07:15PM

There are many unanswered questions in the case of Justin Ross Harris, the Georgia man who was arrested for killing his 22-month-old son, Cooper, by leaving him in a hot car.

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Connecticut Man Arrested for 'Passive-Aggressively' Stabbing Watermelon

Seedy Story: Connecticut Man Arrested for 'Passive-Aggressively' Stabbing Watermelon

Originally posted 07/15/2014 11:10AM

A 49-year-old Connecticut man faces threatening charges after a woman told police he stabbed a watermelon in a passive-aggressive manner.

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Killer of Pamela Smart's Husband Moved to Work-Release Program

Billy Flynn, Killer of Pamela Smart's Husband, Is Moved to Work-Release Program

Originally posted 07/14/2014 06:00PM

William "Billy" Flynn, who committed the 1990 murder for which Pamela Smart was convicted for conspiracy and sentenced to life without parole, has been moved to a medium-security prison as he approaches his own chance at parole next year.

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Houston Shooting Survivor Out of Hospital

Houston Shooting Survivor Cassidy Stay Out of Hospital

Originally posted 07/12/2014 04:35PM

The lone survivor of a suburban Houston shooting that left six members of her family dead is out of the hospital.

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Tracy Morgan Released from Rehab Facility, Sues Walmart Over Deadly Crash

Tracy Morgan Released from Rehab Facility, Sues Walmart Over Deadly Crash

Originally posted 07/12/2014 12:25PM

Former 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan has sued Walmart over a highway crash involving one of its drivers that left him seriously injured and a fellow comedian dead.

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Alleged Prostitute Accused in Google Executive Death Had Heroin on Her at Arrest: Police

Alleged Prostitute Accused in Google Executive Death Had Heroin on Her at Arrest: Police

Originally posted 07/11/2014 07:45PM

Alix Catherine Tichelman, the alleged prostitute charged in connection with the heroin overdose death of Google executive Forrest Timothy Hayes, was found with heroin on her at the time of her arrest, police confirm to PEOPLE.

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Wounded Teen Who Called Police After Family's Mass Murder Called a 'Hero'

Wounded Teen Who Called Police After Family's Mass Murder Called a 'Hero'

Originally posted 07/11/2014 05:45PM

A 15-year-old girl who was the lone survivor of a mass shooting of her family is being called a hero after she played dead and later called 911, likely saving the lives of her maternal grandparents.

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Dad of Toddler Who Died in Hot Car Fired, Wife Hires Attorney & More Updates

Justin Ross Harris Fired from Home Depot and More Updates in His Murder Case

Originally posted 07/11/2014 12:45PM

The father charged in the hot-car death of his son has been terminated from his job at Home Depot, PEOPLE has learned.

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