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Rod Stewart’s plea deal on battery charge falls through

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 22, 2021

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A plea deal between British rock icon Rod Stewart and Florida prosecutors fell through Friday, meaning he and his adult son are again scheduled to stand trial on charges they battered a security guard during a New Year's Eve bash nearly two years ago.
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Wisconsin audit finds elections are ‘safe and secure’

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 22, 2021

 A highly anticipated nonpartisan audit of the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin released Friday did not identify any widespread fraud in the battleground state, which a key Republican legislative leader said shows its elections are “safe and secure.”

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Robert Durst charged with 1982 murder of wife Kathie Durst

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 22, 2021

Millionaire real estate scion Robert Durst has been charged with murder in the death of his first wife, Kathie Durst, nearly four decades after she disappeared and just days after he was sentenced to life in prison in California for killing a confidante who helped him cover up the slaying.
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Laundrie family hopes for answers after remains found

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 22, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Family members were hoping for more answers from law enforcement regarding the cause of death for Brian Laundrie, who was a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Gabby Petito while the couple was on a cross-country road trip, an attorney said Friday.
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3 years after Pittsburgh synagogue attack, trial still ahead

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 22, 2021

PITTSBURGH — As the three-year mark since the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue approaches, survivors are planning now-familiar annual rituals of remembrance, the criminal case involving the suspect plods on, and the site is in line for restoration.
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Woman charged in submarine spy case to remain locked up

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — A Maryland woman charged along with her husband in a plot to sell submarine secrets to a foreign country must remain behind bars after a judge on Thursday determined she was a flight risk and a danger to national security.
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Judge won’t bar public from Ghislaine Maxwell jury selection

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 21, 2021

NEW YORK — A judge on Thursday rejected British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell’s bid to block the public and news media from jury selection in her New York City trial on charges she recruited teenage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse.
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Harbor patrol searched, couldn’t find California oil spill

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 21, 2021

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Southern California harbor patrol boats picked up reports of a possible fuel spill off the Southern California coast on a marine radio emergency channel about an hour before the Coast Guard heard anything about oil on the water and about 15 hours before an underwater pipeline leak was confirmed, officials said Thursday.