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A Priest Had Just Finished Praying. Then, an Ambush

Attack on Indiana priest Basil John Hutsko being investigated as hate crime

(Newser) - A "hardworking" Indiana priest said by a colleague to rise before dawn every day to help his community may have been the object of a hate crime, and the FBI is now investigating. Merrillville Police rep Jeff Rice tells the Chicago Tribune that 64-year-old Basil John Hutsko is "... More »

Amid Pa. Wave of Predator Priests, a New Cleric Is Charged

Allentown priest Kevin Lonergan allegedly sent nude pics to teen on Snapchat, groped her

(Newser) - More than 300 "predator priests" were recently identified by a grand jury report in Pennsylvania. Now, an unrelated case is bringing an Allentown priest into the headlines. Charges of indecent assault and corruption of a minor have been filed against 30-year-old Kevin Lonergan, who served in Allentown's Cathedral... More »

Firefighters Pummel Colleague in 'Severe' Attack

FDNY assault sparks three investigations

(Newser) - A vicious attack between firefighters this summer has triggered three investigations and left New York fire officials in shock, the New York Post reports. Insiders say over a dozen FDNY firefighters attacked three Bronx rivals so brutally on June 6 that a captain watching video of it had to go... More »

4 Girls Were Attacked. They Fought Back With Fists, Coffee

Would-be kidnapper foiled by brave tweens and teens

(Newser) - A group of girls foiled a kidnapping attempt in Michigan by throwing hot coffee on a male suspect who took off with authorities in hot pursuit. Bruce Hipkins, 22, was arrested on charges of unlawful imprisonment, assault, battery, and criminal sexual conduct minutes after police say he assaulted four girls... More »

Woman Talks Back to Harasser; He Hits Her in the Face

The attack coincides with legislation outlawing 'street harassment' in France

(Newser) - Surveillance video footage of a 22-year-old woman being hit in the face in front of a Paris café has again pushed the issue of sexual harassment to the forefront in France, the Local reports. Marie Laguerre was walking home on July 24 when, she says, a man passed her... More »

Woman's Baby Comes Early After She's Kicked by Cop

27-year-old Evoni Murray was eight months pregnant when an altercation allegedly unfolded

(Newser) - A North Miami Beach Police officer has been relieved from duty and faces criminal charges after she allegedly kicked a pregnant woman in the stomach, causing her to go into early labor. Per ABC News , Officer Ambar Pacheco has been charged with aggravated battery following the Wednesday fight with 27-year-old... More »

He Was Taking a Walk. Then She Came With a Concrete Block

Suspect told 91-year-old Rodolfo Rodriguez 'go back to Mexico' as she struck him, witness says

(Newser) - A 91-year-old Mexican man went for a walk in California. Now "I can't walk anymore," Rodolfo Rodriguez tells CNN from his family's Los Angeles County home, where he's recovering from a broken jaw, broken cheekbones, two broken ribs, and plenty of bruises—the result of... More »

Woman Allegedly Tells Black Teen to Leave Pool, Hits Him

South Carolina woman charged with assault, resisting arrest

(Newser) - A white South Carolina woman was arrested and charged with assault after allegedly telling a 15-year-old black boy and his friends to leave a subdivision pool, then hitting the teen, police say. Stephanie Sebby-Strempel, or "Pool Patrol Paula" as she's become known online , told the teens "they... More »

Man Accused of Chopping Off Pregnant Wife's Arm, Fingers

Police believe he was planning to swim across to Canada when he was caught

(Newser) - A Brooklyn man accused of chopping off his pregnant wife's right arm and two of her left fingers was caught Saturday night in Niagara Falls, NY. Yong Lu, 35, was caught at the welcome center near the Rainbow Bridge, wearing a life jacket, the Buffalo News reports. "We'... More »

Son of Hollywood Actors Accused in Random Attacks

Redmond O'Neal allegedly attacked five men in early May

(Newser) - The son of two famous Hollywood actors is accused of conducting a crime spree in Southern California that left one man stabbed in the face and lying in a pool of blood, USA Today reports. Police say Redmond O'Neal, the son of actor Ryan O'Neal and late actor... More »

Fred Savage Sued Over Alleged On-Set Behavior

But the actor and Fox deny the claims

(Newser) - A female costumer on The Grinder—a Fox sitcom canceled in 2016 after just one season—is suing Fred Savage, who starred in the show alongside Rob Lowe, alleging harassment and even violence. But both Savage and Fox are hitting back strongly against the claims. Youngjoo Hwang says Savage treated... More »

Judge Rules in Case of Man Beaten by White Supremacists

DeAndre Harris acquitted of assaulting white nationalist in Charlottesville

(Newser) - A black man beaten up by a gang of white supremacists last August in Charlottesville only to later be charged himself with assault was found not guilty Friday, the Washington Post reports. According to Al Jazeera , 20-year-old DeAndre Harris was attacked by at least six white nationalists in a parking... More »

Anderson on Son Punching Tommy Lee: He Did It for All of Us

She says son Brandon punched her ex in 'self-defense' while attempting alcohol intervention

(Newser) - The drama between rocker Tommy Lee and his family just rose a notch, and everyone involved is weighing in. An altercation took place Monday between the 55-year-old Motley Crue drummer and his 21-year-old son, Brandon, at Lee's home in Calabasas, Calif., with Lee tweeting the next day Brandon had... More »

No Jail for Doc Who Burned His Initials Into Patients' Livers

UK's Simon Bramhall, who's still practicing, gets 120 hours community service, nearly $14K fine

(Newser) - A UK surgeon busted for laser-inscribing his initials into the livers of two transplant patients at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in 2013 won't go to jail for his "arrogant" act. Sky News reports 53-year-old Simon Bramhall managed to avoid time behind bars for "[betraying] the trust" of his... More »

House Ethics Chief Accused of Assaulting Women

Omar Ashmawy says he was the victim of an unprovoked attack

(Newser) - The man in charge of preliminary investigations into allegations of misconduct in the House of Representatives is himself accused of physically and verbally assaulting women. A lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania alleges that Omar Ashmawy, staff director at the Office of Congressional Ethics, initiated a 2015 Valentine's Day brawl at... More »

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 »

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