Democrat who resigned after masturbation allegation may be planning political comeback: report

Matt Dababneh, 37, who resigned after being accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, has transferred more than $1 million to his lieutenant governor campaign account, according to a campaign finance report filed Tuesday.  (California State Assembly) A California Democrat who resigned last year amid sexual misconduct allegations — including that he allegedly masturbated in […]

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Homeless veteran who helped stranded woman says he can’t get GoFundMe cash from couple

FILE: Johnny Bobbitt Jr. seen with Kate McClure  (GoFundMe) A homeless veteran in Philadelphia who made headlines last year after he used his last $20 to help a stranded stranger fill up her car’s gas tank said he has no access to the money raised on GoFundMe. GoFundMe is investigating whether the money was mismanaged. […]

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North Korean defectors sue in Japan, alleging rights abuses

TOKYO –  She was one of the more than 90,000 Koreans and their relatives in Japan who went to North Korea decades ago seeking what the country promised: “paradise on earth.” As North and South Korea make reconciliatory gestures and hundreds of war-separated relatives are reunited, Eiko Kawasaki and others like her feel forgotten. Kawasaki, […]

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Golden State Killer suspect faces consolidated charges

A former police officer suspected of being California’s elusive Golden State Killer faced 26 murder and rape-related charges Thursday after prosecutors decided this week to consolidate charges in counties across the state into one case. One family member described the 15-minute recitation of offenses as “very, very intense.” The Sacramento County Superior Court hearing sets […]

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Hurricane Lane threatens Hawaii as Category 3 storm; campers reported trapped in valley

As Hurricane Lane barrels towards the Hawaiian islands drenching the state with rain, officials said Thursday they received a call about two campers stranded in a valley on the Big Island. The campers were reported stuck in Waipio Valley, on the northern coast of the island of Hawaii, known as the Big Island, on Wednesday, […]

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Oyster Bay sues ex town attorney to recover $840,000 in his salary

The Town of Oyster Bay has filed a lawsuit against former Town Attorney Leonard Genova seeking more than $840,000 for “negligence” and “malpractice” related to his role in a loan guarantee scheme at the center of a federal corruption trial this year.   The lawsuit filed Wednesday  in State Supreme Court in Mineola alleges that Genova’s actions have forced […]

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Arkansas McDonald’s worker fired after allegedly flinging hot grease at customer’s face

A worker at a McDonald’s in North Little Rock, Arkansas [not pictured here], was fired after they allegedly threw hot grease on a customer’s face on Sunday, August 19, 2018.  (iStock) A McDonald’s employee was fired after she allegedly threw hot grease on a customer’s face following an argument at the fast food restaurant in […]

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Neanderthals and Denisovans mated, new hybrid bone reveals

A tiny bone fragment from Denisova Cave in Siberia has provided new evidence that Denisovans and Neanderthals mated. Credit: Thomas Higham/University of Oxford The closest known extinct relatives of modern humans were the thick-browed Neanderthals and the mysterious Denisovans. Now, a bone fragment from a Siberian cave, perhaps from a teenage girl, has revealed the […]

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Two killed in stabbing outside Paris, suspect dead, police say

Near where the stabbing in Trappes, France is reported to have occured.  (Google Street View) Two people were killed and one other was wounded Thursday in a knife attack outside Paris, authorities said. The stabbing occurred in Trappes, located about 20 miles west of Paris. The assailant, who was only identified as a male, was […]

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Ben Affleck headed to rehab

Actor Ben Affleck has reportedly entered rehab.  (AP) As Ben Affleck enters rehab, friends of the actor tell Page Six that he’s been “struggling” since breaking up with longtime girlfriend Lindsay Shookus. TMZ reported Wednesday night that the starchecked into a facility after an intervention by ex-wife Jennifer Garner who “went to Ben’s Pacific Palisades home Wednesday afternoon to […]

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