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16 firefighters placed on leave after sex tape investigation

Sixteen state firefighters were placed on paid administrative leave Monday for unrelated policy violations that grew out of an investigation into allegations of firefighters having sex on fire trucks, officials said.

 
$18k reward for information about burned woman

The reward for information about whoever burned a 19-year-old woman is nearing $18,000, and authorities say they are narrowing the list of people who might know something about the case.

 
Murder charges against Egypt’s former president dropped

A judge dismissed murder charges Saturday against former President Hosni Mubarak and acquitted his security chief over the killing of protesters during Egypt’s 2011 uprising, crushing any hope of a judicial reckoning on behalf of the hundreds victims of the revolt that toppled him.

 
Home shooting may be murder-suicide gone awry, N.J. police say

A day after a shooting in New Jersey that left two children dead and their mother and brother in critical condition, police said on Friday it appeared to be a murder-suicide attempt gone awry.

 
Pa. sniper ambushed troopers to ‘wake people up’

Survivalist Eric Frein, charged with shooting two Pennsylvania state troopers, one of them fatally, who then eluded a 48-day manhunt by hiding in the woods told police after his capture that he ambushed the men because he “wanted to make a change” in government and “wake people up.”

 
Lawyer says wife of killed LA-area mayor was abused for years

An attorney for the wife of a suburban Los Angeles mayor who was fatally shot at his home said Thursday his client was a victim of domestic violence but he gave no details of how that might have played a role in the deadly incident.

 
Suspect captured in case of missing UVa student

A man charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was captured in Texas on Wednesday, a day after police announced they had probable cause to arrest him.

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