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2 killers register as felons after escaping Florida prison

Within days of strolling out of prison without a hitch, two convicted killers freed by bogus paperwork went to a jail about 300 miles away and registered as felons, records showed. They were even fingerprinted and filled out paperwork to apparently keep up the ruse.

Firefighter who ran over crash survivor won’t be charged

A firefighter who ran over and killed a survivor of the Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco International Airport will not be charged with a crime, prosecutors said Friday.

YouTube confessor facing maximum sentence for fatal crash

The Ohio man who confessed in an online video that he killed a man while driving drunk knew he was prone to blackouts after heavy drinking but chose to drive the night of the accident anyway, a prosecutor said Friday.

Norwegian-Somali identified as gunman in Kenya mall attack

Almost one month after gunmen attacked an upscale mall in Kenya, one of them has been identified as a Norwegian-Somali, officials said Friday, as charred body parts taken from a collapsed portion of the shopping center awaited forensics analysis to determine if they were the remains of the assailants.

New charges brought against 4 former Blackwater contractors

The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday brought fresh charges against four former Blackwater Worldwide security contractors, resurrecting an internationally charged case over a deadly 2007 shooting on the streets of Baghdad.

Bloody Halloween house display too realistic for some

One man lies on his stomach on the driveway. Blood is splattered along the garage door that smashed his head and presumably killed him. Another man lies a few feet away, run over by a truck.

Teen girls stopped with fetus in bag in NY Victoria’s Secret

A security guard on the lookout for shoplifters searched two teenage girls as they left a Manhattan lingerie shop Thursday afternoon, and discovered one of them was carrying what appeared to be a fetus in her bag, police said.

Two convicted killers released in Florida with forged documents

The guards at Franklin Correctional Institution put one man on a bus and opened the gates for another to ride away with family. Authorities now say prison officials were duped by the court documents, which included a fake motion from a prosecutor and a judge’s forged signature.

1.8M-year-old skull gives glimpse of human evolution

The discovery of a 1.8-million-year-old skull of a human ancestor buried under a medieval Georgian village provides a vivid picture of early evolution and indicates our family tree may have fewer branches than some believe, scientists say.