• Brittanee Drexel, teen who vanished in 2009, was raped, shot, eaten by alligators, FBI says

    A teenager who vanished from Myrtle Beach, S.C., in 2009 was repeatedly raped in a gang “stash house” for several days - then she was shot dead and fed to alligators when her disappearance generated too much media attention, the FBI said last week. The shocking new details about the mysterious disappearance of 17-year-old Rochester, N.Y., native Brittanee Drexel came largely from a “jailhouse confession” that was subsequently substantiated by others with “tidbits” and “secondhand information,” FBI Agent Gerrick Munoz testified in a federal court transcript obtained by The Post and Courier. The inmate who gave the alleged bombshell confession, Taquan Brown, is serving a 25-year sentence for voluntary manslaughter in a different case. Brown told authorities he was present during the final agonizing moments of Drexel’s life, Munoz said.

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  • Prosecutor: Man told 2-year-old to ‘put up his hands’ and fight before beating him to death

    The fight began with a mother and her boyfriend arguing over groceries. At some point, prosecutors in Camden County, N.J., say, the woman’s 2-year-old boy became upset that 24-year-old Zachary Tricoche had pushed his mother and began to cry, according to the Courier-Post. That’s when Tricoche attacked, prosecutors say, punching the 29-pound boy so hard that the toddler was launched into a wall, Camden County Assistant Prosecutor Christine Shah said at a court hearing last week, according to NJ.com. Then, Shah said, Tricoche instructed the 36-inch-tall toddler to “put his hands up,” meaning “that he should form a boxing stance to fight this full-grown man,” NJ.com reported. At that point, Tricoche

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  • She was the PTA mom everyone knew. Who would want to harm her?

    The cop wanted her car keys. Kelli Peters handed them over. She told herself she had nothing to fear, that all he’d find inside her PT Cruiser was beach sand, dog hair, maybe one of her daughter’s toys. They were outside Plaza Vista School in Irvine, where she had watched her daughter go from kindergarten to fifth grade, where any minute now the girl would be getting out of class to look for her. Parents had entrusted their own kids to Peters for years; she was the school’s PTA president and the heart of its after-school program. Now she watched as her ruin seemed to unfold before her. Watched as the cop emerged from her car holding a Ziploc bag of marijuana, 17 grams worth, plus a ceramic pot

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  • North Korea Threatens to Fire at US, South Korean Troops

    North Korea has threatened to aim fire at the lighting equipment used by American and South Korean troops at a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas. In a statement Saturday, the North's Korean People's Army accused U.S. and South Korean soldiers of "deliberate provocations" by aiming their lights at North Korean guard posts at Panmunjom since Friday evening. The statement came hours after the United Nations Security Council issued a statement strongly condemning four North Korean ballistic missile launches in July and August. On Tuesday, the American-led U.N. Command in South Korea accused North Korea of planting land mines near the truce village.

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  • Harley-Davidson's New Milwaukee-Eight Engine Debuts In 2017 Touring Motorcycle Lineup

    Harley-Davidson motorcycles have always been defined by their engines. Owners and loyalists know the names and nicknames for each successive powerplant version. A new engine represents the start of a new generation of Big Twin. So, when H-D revealed its 2017 Touring lineup with the new Milwaukee-Eight engine, the motorcycling public took notice. Three versions of the Milwaukee-Eight will be on the road for 2017: The Milwaukee-Eight 107: Air/oil-cooled 107-cubic inch (1,750-cc) 45-degree V-twin in the Street Glide, Street Glide Special, Road Glide, Road Glide Special, Electra Glide Ultra Classic and Road King motorcycles and Freewheeler trikes, tuned to produce 111.4 lb-ft of peak torque at 3,250

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  • Criticism of Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest begins

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knew that not standing for the national anthem would draw some criticism. A couple former NFL quarterbacks weighed in. Miami Dolphins running back Arian Foster, a former teammate of Yates with the Texans, argued with Yates on Twitter after saying it was Kaepernick’s right to protest.

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  • Ithaca College Student Fatally Stabbed on Cornell Campus

    Officials say an Ithaca College student was fatally stabbed and another student injured in a fight on Cornell University's campus. Both schools posted statements saying the two students were stabbed around 2 a.m. Sunday during a large altercation. Police say 19-year-old Anthony Nazaire, of Brooklyn, was taken to Cayuga Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. He was a student in the Ithaca College School of Business Administration. The other unidentified Ithaca College student was treated for injuries and released. Police say several hundred college-age people had attended a student-organized event in Willard Straight Hall and that several fights took place outside after the event ended.

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  • Notting Hill Carnival

    Nearly one million people are expected by the organizers Sunday and Monday in the streets of west London’s Notting Hill to celebrate Caribbean culture at a carnival considered the largest street demonstration in Europe. (Getty) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.  

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  • Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelo Say Goodbye to Their College-Bound Son

    Back in June, several relatives and famous friends including Andy Cohen and Lucy Liu came together for a celebratory dinner in New York City. Kelly also took to Instagram to share a heartfelt photo from the graduation ceremony. "The Graduate, his father, his brother, his grandfather," she wrote. "Congratulations HE! We are so proud." As a new chapter begins in the family, Michael may want to watch his back. After all, mom has some serious ideas for when her son moves onto a college campus. "We've got big plans for his bedroom, big plans," she joked during a recent episode of LIVE! With Kelly. "That bedroom is going to be turned into a mega closet before you can say ‘ university.'" Something tells

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