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Attorney Says Burning of Gay Pride Flag Wasn't a Hate Crime

Mar 4
The attorney for an Omaha man accused of stealing a gay pride flag and burning it says his client's actions don't add up to a hate crime.

Hilton Brother Conrad Agrees to Plead to Assault on Flight

Mar 4
Paris Hilton's youngest brother, Conrad, agreed to plead guilty to assaulting flight attendants on a trip from London to Los Angeles last year during which authorities say he called other passengers "peasants" and threatened to kill crew members.

Ex-Rhode Island Speaker Fox Charged With Bribery, Wire Fraud

By Michelle R. Smith and Jennifer McDermott | Mar 3
Former House Speaker Gordon Fox has been charged with bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return following an investigation that included a dramatic federal raid on the Statehouse, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday.

Australian Man Who Used Grindr to Rob Men Sentenced to Jail

By Jason St. Amand | Mar 3
A man from Sydney, Australia, who used the gay hookup app Grindr to lure and rob men at knifepoint was sentenced to at least 17 months in jail Tuesday.

Mom Convicted of Killing Son, 5, By Poisoning Him With Salt

By Jim Fitzgerald | Mar 2
A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes was convicted Monday of poisoning him to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube.

Neb. Man Arrested for Allegedly Burning Lesbian Neighbors' Rainbow Flag

By Jason St. Amand | Mar 2
A man from Omaha, Neb., was arrested Sunday after allegedly setting his neighbors' rainbow flag on fire.

Trial on Hold After Black-Market 'Body Sculptor' Falls Ill

By Jason St. Aman | Mar 2
An aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for black-market "body sculpting" is ill and won't be back on the witness stand in her murder trial until at least Wednesday.

Covert 'Body Sculptor' Says Clients Chose Her Over Surgeons

By Jason St. Amand | Mar 2
An aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for underground "body sculpting" has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer's death.

Self Defense Claimed in SF Gay Man's '11 Death

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Feb 28
The man accused of brutally stabbing and beating to death his gay older roommate in 2011 did it after the victim raped him, the man's attorney said as the trial opened in San Francisco Superior Court this week.

Wesleyan Overdoses Happened As School Stepped Up Efforts

By Michael Melia | Feb 28
As drug overdoses left two Wesleyan students fighting for their lives, witnesses helped investigators quickly identify the suspects: The drug-dealing was an open secret, according to court documents, even as the university has gotten tougher on drug viola

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