• Ex-Actor Sentenced to Death After Being Found Guilty of Killing 2 People to Raise Money for His Wedding

    has been sentenced to death for the murders of his neighbor and his neighbor’s friend, according to a press release from the Orange County district attorney’s office. The California theater actor, 31, killed his neighbor, 26-year-old Army veteran Sam Herr, and Herr’s friend Juri “Julie” Kibuishi in 2010 as part of a ploy to clean out Herr’s $62,000 savings so he could pay for his upcoming wedding to his actress fiancée Rachel Buffett. “He wanted to do both with style and was willing to kill two young friends to accomplish this selfish goal,” Conley said on Friday.

  • Multimillionaire Gym Mogul Crashes Lamborghini Murciélago, Kills Uber Driver

    Fitness magnate, twice previously arrested for DUI, was speeding and had been drinking before the wreck.

    The Drive
  • Hollywood Tries to ID A-Lister Accused of Raping Corey Haim

    Forget Brad and Angelina - a much more sinister tabloid headline has captured Hollywood’s attention this week, and inspired grim, rampant speculation about whether a famous actor repeatedly raped a now-deceased child star. Radar Online last week published a bombshell report claiming to know the identity of a beloved male star who sexually abused an underage Corey Haim in the prime of his career. Haim died at age 38, of pneumonia, in 2010. The report, commonly referred to as a “blind item,” contends that the widely known entertainer and family man used his influence to commit the horrific acts - all part of a wider ring of alleged Hollywood pedophilia that Radar has been investigating for four years.

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  • Heavy fighting against Islamic State in Sirte, Libya

    Libyan forces said they foiled three attempted car bombings in renewed heavy fighting against Islamic State holdouts in the group’s former stronghold of Sirte on Thursday. Forces led by brigades from the western city of Misrata and supported since Aug. 1 by U.S. air strikes have surrounded militants in a gradually shrinking residential area in central Sirte after a four-month campaign. At least nine of the Misrata-led forces’ fighters were killed on Thursday and more than 40 wounded, Misrata hospital spokesman Akram Gliwan said. The forces said they had recovered the bodies of 10 Islamic State militants. Tanks positioned around the area still occupied by Islamic State launched a continuous barrage of fire, backed up by mortars and anti-aircraft guns, a Reuters witness said. Islamic State fighters responded with sniper fire and rocket-propelled grenades. A spokesman for the Misrata-led forces, Rida Issa, said groups of militants had been cut off from each other during Thursday’s fighting. “Now the Daesh (Islamic State) militants are separated and trapped by our forces in two different areas,” he said. (Reuters) Photographs by Manu Brabo /Associated Press _____ See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr

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  • Former MMA Fighter Arrested for Allegedly Sexually Assaulting an Unconscious Woman

    A former MMA fighter has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in Scottsdale, Arizona, last Saturday night, according to several reports. Rodolfo Ramirez, 28, was arrested on Wednesday on two counts of kidnapping, three counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual abuse, according to Fox 10. The documents obtained by ABC 15 also said Ramirez picked up the unconscious woman, carried her into a parking garage and drove her to his home, where he allegedly sexually assaulted her.

  • Michelle Obama gives George W. Bush the bear hug we all need

    Times are hard and confusing, but Michelle Obama gives a hug that could cure all ills. At the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. Saturday, the First Lady enveloped President George W. Bush in an embrace for the ages. He seemed to enjoy it, and the whole affair did not escape the internet's notice. Decide for yourself whether Bush deserves that great hug given his record (*clears throat*), but it looks like America appreciated it nevertheless. SEE ALSO: The cast of 'The West Wing' will campaign for Hillary Clinton My favorite little moment today: @FLOTUS greets former President George W. Bush at @NMAAHC Opening. https://t.co/CGcQubCL2z #APeoplesJourney - Jeremy Art (@jeremyart) September 24, 2016 @MichelleObama is so classy! You could tell George Bush enjoyed that hug!! #FLOTUS https://t.co/KDkkmWhasi - Alicia Shockness (@AliShock0917) September 24, 2016 The across-the-political-aisle gesture was not even the most heartwarming moment from the event - not by a long shot. Ruth Bonner, 99, the daughter of a man born a slave in Mississippi who ran to freedom, helped ring the bell to officially open the museum, with several generations of her family looking on. During his speech, President Barack Obama told Bonner's incredible history with his customary eloquence. The bell also had its own story, having been taken from the First Baptist Church in Virginia, a historic black church. President Obama acknowledges Ruth Bonner, 99-year-old daughter of a man born a slave in Mississippi, and members of her family at today's dedication ceremony. A photo posted by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Sep 24, 2016 at 1:36pm PDT Plus, it was a chance to see Vice President Joe Biden be charming, which is always the best medicine. Vice President Joe Biden greets 99-year-old Ruth Bonner, a daughter of a young slave who escaped to freedom, as Dr. Jill Biden greets another generation of the Bonner family who rang the Freedom Bell with the President and First Lady to mark the official opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. A photo posted by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Sep 24, 2016 at 1:51pm PDT ( H/T BuzzFeed )

  • Dear Abby: No, you can't come visit my place

    DEAR ABBY: I lost my longtime job but have remained in contact with a few former co-workers, meeting for an occasional lunch or dinner. One woman in particular has been pushing to meet at my place. Abby, I’m not proud of where I live now, and I don’t want to have to explain this to her. So far, I have side-stepped by saying that I prefer to get out of the house, but I’m worried that one day she will announce that she’s “in my neighborhood” and ask to drop by. I’m really uncomfortable with that, but I don’t know an appropriate response that will keep our relationship cordial, because I do value the times we see each other. Any suggestions? - DOWNSCALE IN DELAWARE DEAR DOWNSCALE: There are various

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  • Trump basks in glow of 'wonderful' Cruz endorsement as former supporters blast

    Proving politics really does make for strange bedfellows, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump warmly embraced the endorsement of his former rival, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, even as many of the latter's supporters denounced the move. Late Friday, Cruz shocked the political establishment by publicly backing Trump, only months after he pointedly declined to do so in a prime time speech at the GOP Convention and after a barrage of personal attacks appeared to poison the well between the two. Even as a number of Cruz supporters denounced the move, Trump wasted little time in basking in the endorsement, calling it "a wonderful surprise" in a tweet early Saturday, and predicted a victory in November's election.

  • This chart may say all you need to know about the market

    Simply comparing the S&P 500's earnings growth to the 10-year Treasury yield tells you a lot about where stocks will go, according to strategist Jim Paulsen.