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Sumo Rocked by Champ's Alleged Beer Bottle Assault

Police are investigating Mongolia's Harumafuji

(Newser) - Going after a fellow sumo wrestler in the ring is quite all right. Outside the ring, and with a beer bottle, not so much. Hence why star athlete Harumafuji of Mongolia, one of only four active wrestlers to have achieved sumo's highest rank of grand champion, has thrown the... More »

How Did Rand Paul Get 6 Broken Ribs? Story Gets Odder

Motivation behind alleged assault on senator is a deepening mystery

(Newser) - The 59-year-old neighbor accused of tackling Sen. Rand Paul while he was mowing his lawn last Friday in Kentucky pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault on Thursday, the Washington Post reports. Rene Boucher, a retired anesthesiologist and Democrat who has lived next to Paul in a gated community for years,... More »

Lawyer: Rand Paul Attack Wasn't Over Politics

It was a 'trivial' dispute between neighbors, supposedly

(Newser) - A lawyer for the neighbor accused of assaulting Sen. Rand Paul outside his Kentucky home says the "unfortunate occurrence" had nothing to do with the political beliefs of either man. "It was a very regrettable dispute between two neighbors over a matter that most people would regard as... More »

Rand Paul's Injuries Could Complicate GOP's Agenda

It's not clear when senator can go back to work after 5 fractured ribs, lung contusions

(Newser) - Sen. Rand Paul has painful injuries, including five fractured ribs, after being assaulted at his Kentucky home Friday and it could be a while before he can go back to work, a spokesman says. Paul "has five rib fractures including three displaced fractures," adviser Doug Stafford said in... More »

Rand Paul's Alleged Attacker: His Neighbor

Cops charged Rene Boucher with tackling senator; unclear what the disagreement was over

(Newser) - The man arrested and charged with assaulting and injuring Rand Paul is a neighbor and acquaintance of the Kentucky senator, reports the AP , though it's unclear how the two knew each other. A Kentucky State Police news release did not provide details of the assault or the nature of... More »

Rand Paul Assaulted at Home in Kentucky

Senator suffered minor injury, suspect arrested

(Newser) - Sen. Rand Paul suffered a minor injury Friday afternoon when he was assaulted at his Kentucky home, the Courier-Journal reports. A spokesperson for Paul says he was "blindsided" by the attacker just before 3:30pm. The nature of Paul's injury is unclear, but the spokesperson says he is... More »

Black Man Beaten in Charlottesville Faces Felony Charge

Arrest warrant for unlawful wounding has been issued for DeAndre Harris

(Newser) - A black counterprotester at August's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., who was shown being beaten in a viral video, is now facing his own troubles with the law. The Daily Progress reports an arrest warrant has been issued for 20-year-old DeAndre Harris for his alleged attack on an... More »

Video: Nurse Follows Hospital Rules, Gets Arrested

Alex Wubbels accuses Utah cop of illegally arresting and assaulting her

(Newser) - A Utah nurse is fighting back after she says she was assaulted and arrested for simply doing her job. Per the Salt Lake Tribune , Alex Wubbels was working at University of Utah Hospital on July 26 when she was asked by a Salt Lake City police detective to draw blood... More »

Suspect in Charlottesville Beating: I Hit Victim 'One Time'

Alex Michael Ramos arrested in Georgia, to be extradited to Virginia

(Newser) - A Georgia man is in custody and set to be extradited to Virginia for his alleged role in the beating of a black man during the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. The Daily Progress reports that 33-year-old Alex Michael Ramos turned himself in to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office... More »

Zimbabwe's First Lady Accused of Assaulting 20-Year-Old

Gabriella Engels claims Grace Mugabe beat her with an extension cord

(Newser) - The wife of Zimbabwe's president handed herself over to police in South Africa on Tuesday after being accused of assaulting a young woman Sunday night at an upscale Johannesburg hotel, South Africa's police minister said. Grace Mugabe was due to appear in court Tuesday afternoon, local news outlet... More »

Cops: Girl Poured Boiling Water on Friend at Sleepover

11-year-old is hospitalized with severe burns

(Newser) - It's rough: Police in the Bronx say an 11-year-old girl suffered severe burns on her face and upper body after another girl at a sleepover poured boiling water on her while the victim was sleeping, reports the Daily News . Jamoneisha Merritt remains hospitalized with second-degree burns, while an unidentified... More »

Suspect Eyed in Woman's Near Miss With Bus

The man is in custody, say London police

(Newser) - Police in the UK have arrested a suspect in the shocking assault on a female pedestrian in London. A man was arrested in London's Chelsea neighborhood on Thursday on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, reports the BBC ; the man's age was originally reported as being 41 but... More »

Mom Raised $40K for Son's Cancer Care. He Didn't Have It

Monika Burgett is accused of having her 3-year-old's eyebrows, head shaved in the ruse

(Newser) - A woman has been accused of pretending to be a doctor and falsely claiming her preschool-age son had terminal cancer so he could receive unnecessary hospital care and opioids. A Hamilton County prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday at the trial of Monika Burgett that she convinced doctors at Cincinnati Children'... More »

'Luke Duke' Busted on Assault, Cocaine Charges

Tom Wopat accused of groping a woman on set

(Newser) - Tom Wopat, perhaps better known as Luke Duke from the Dukes of Hazzard TV series, is in hot water. The 65-year-old actor was arrested Wednesday in Massachusetts on charges of indecent assault and battery as well as cocaine possession, People reports. As TMZ explains , Wopat was in Massachusetts to star... More »

Passengers Smoking Pot Leads to Texas Train Attack

'Everything just went from 0 to 100'

(Newser) - A man says he was beaten until he was unconscious Sunday night after asking a group of fellow passengers to stop smoking marijuana on a Dallas train, CBS DFW reports. "I'm like come on man. We're on the train ... You got other people on here who don'... More »

Man Accused of Dropping TV 3 Stories Onto Woman

The victim suffered life-threatening injuries

(Newser) - A Missouri man is accused of critically injuring a woman by purposely dropping an old television set onto her from a third-floor balcony, the AP reports. Jackson County prosecutors charged 36-year-old Otishus Kirkwood of Kansas City with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. Authorities say the victim, who was not... More »

Woman Set on Fire by Ex in 2015 Dies

Prosecutors plan to pursue murder charges

(Newser) - "She fought so hard," says Dan Bowes of his stepdaughter, Judy Malinowski. The Ohio woman was left disfigured and bedridden in a hospital after her ex-boyfriend doused her in gasoline and set her on fire on Aug. 2, 2015. "No one expected that she'd make it... More »

Dad 'Wanted to Kill' Man Who Found His Lost Toddler

Father believed stranger was child predator, cops say

(Newser) - A Good Samaritan was branded a child predator and had his photo plastered across social media over the weekend, all because he tried to help a lost child. A man was visiting with friends at a softball game in Lakeland, Fla., on Saturday when he noticed a toddler looking lost,... More »

Pair Who Killed Woman for Deflating Ball Learn Their Fate

Natalie Bollen, William Jelly sentenced to 7 years

(Newser) - Her lawyer described it as "an impetuous moment of madness," one that Natalie Bollen will now atone for with seven years of her life. Bollen, 28, and her father William Jelly, 48, were sentenced Wednesday to seven years in jail for a fatal assault on Bollen's neighbor,... More »

'Boneheaded Move' Gets Deadliest Catch Star Arrested

Sig Hansen allegedly spit on Uber driver, kicked car

(Newser) - Deadliest Catch star Sig Hansen is apologizing after what he calls a "boneheaded move" got him arrested in Seattle early Thursday. According to police, the 51-year-old spit on an Uber driver who refused to accept cash for a ride that had been canceled midway through; the driver asked Hansen... More »

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