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Are College Coaches Spinning Out of Control?

Leach, Mangino, and Leavitt hint at disturbing trend

(Newser) - College football’s bowl season has been overshadowed by a rash of player abuse allegations that paint a disturbing portrait of big-time coaches. First there was Mark Mangino, who threatened to send a player home to “get shot with your homies,” then Jim Leavitt, who was accused of... More »

Killer Boy Reloaded 8 Times

Investigators still stunned by 8-year-old's killing of his dad and neighbor

(Newser) - An 8-year-old killer methodically stopped and reloaded a .22 caliber rifle at least eight times as he repeatedly shot his own dad and a neighbor, the New York Times reports. Investigators have discovered no motive for the disturbing murders last week. The Arizona boy, who confessed to the shootings, appears... More »

Explosives Charges Raise Terrorism Fears

Fla. college students busted in SC allegedly had pipe bomb

(Newser) - Two Florida college students who had an explosive device in the trunk of their car when they were stopped for speeding have been indicted on federal explosives charges, and one faces a charge of supporting terrorism, the Tampa Tribune reports. A legal expert called the indictment, unsealed today, "very... More »

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