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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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Judge Joe Brown Arrested After Throwing Courtroom Tantrum: Report | Joe Brown

Judge Joe Brown Arrested After Throwing Courtroom Tantrum: Report

Originally posted 03/24/2014 06:00PM

It appears Judge Joe Brown will be the one in need of some defense for a change.

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Girlfriend Texted Oscar Pistorius, 'I'm Scared of U' Before Her Death

Oscar Pistorius's Girlfriend Texted Him, 'I'm Scared of U' Before Her Death

Originally posted 03/24/2014 02:00PM

var brightcovePhotoVideoID = '3385318834001'; var PhotoVideoButtonCaption = 'PLAY'; Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend told the athlete that she was sometimes afraid of him and complained that he had a short temper and was jealous in the weeks before he killed her, according to phone messages revealed at the Olympian's murder trial on Monday.

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Mom Convinces Son He Has Cancer, Raises $25,000 for Fake Treatments

Mom Convinced Son He Had Cancer and Scammed Community, Cops Say

Originally posted 03/21/2014 06:45PM

A 6-year-old Colorado boy believed he had cancer. He was told he was going to die. Turns out, it was all part of an elaborate scam, according to police.

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Male Strippers Tackle Suspected Armed Robber in Las Vegas

Male Strippers Tackle Suspected Armed Robber in Las Vegas

Originally posted 03/21/2014 10:50AM

A man accused of firing a gun near the head of a performer in the Thunder from Down Under male revue during a backstage robbery attempt was identified by authorities Thursday as a Las Vegas resident with a history of scrapes with the law.

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Oscar Pistorius Selling Home to Pay Legal Bills

Oscar Pistorius Selling Home Where He Shot Reeva Steenkamp to Pay Legal Bills

Originally posted 03/21/2014 07:45AM

Oscar Pistorius is selling the house where he killed Reeva Steenkamp to raise money for his legal bills, the athlete's lawyer said Thursday.

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Johnny Cash's Great-Niece Found Stabbed to Death

Johnny Cash's Great-Niece Found Stabbed to Death

Originally posted 03/21/2014 06:45AM

The great-niece of the late singer Johnny Cash has been found stabbed to death and stuffed in a box in a house, authorities in Tennessee said Thursday.

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16-Year-Old Arrested After Climbing to the Top of 1 World Trade Center

16-Year-Old Arrested After Climbing to the Top of 1 World Trade Center

Originally posted 03/20/2014 01:25PM

A 16-year-old bypassed "inattentive" security in the middle of the night and climbed a ladder to the spire of 1 World Trade Center, the nation's tallest building, where he apparently took pictures, authorities said Thursday.

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Justin Bieber Blames a Broken Foot for Rocky Sobriety Test | Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber DUI Arrest: Singer Blames a Broken Foot for Rocky Sobriety Test

Originally posted 03/19/2014 04:15PM

Troubled pop star Justin Bieber claimed his wobbly sobriety test following his Jan. 23 arrest in Miami Beach was due to a hairline fracture in his right foot.

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