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FBI Agent Charged With Cover-Up in Rancher Shooting

Robert Finicum killed during takeover of Oregon wildlife refuge

(Newser) - An FBI agent pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges that he lied about shooting at a key figure in last year's armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge just before the man was killed by Oregon police, the AP reports. W. Joseph Astarita was indicted on five felony... More »

Police: Teacher Faked Attack on Himself for Some Reason

Including giving himself a head wound and putting a zip-tie around his neck

(Newser) - A Washington state high school teacher who claimed he was attacked in his classroom last May admitted Thursday he made the whole thing up, the Seattle Times reports. Bothell High School shop teacher Calvin Pygott, 63, was found by a fellow teacher in the hall outside his classroom. He claimed... More »

Ethics Panel Slaps Burris on the Wrist

'Letter of admonition' cites fibs surrounding Blagojevich

(Newser) - The Senate Ethics Committee today issued a “public letter of qualified admonition,” its gentlest censure, to Roland Burris. The Illinois Democrat had been required to come clean about his dealings with then-governor Rod Blagojevich before his appointment to replace Barack Obama, which he did—before amending his testimony.... More »

Sir Paul Denies Heart Surgery

On website, former Beatle says ticker tests, not angioplasty, was the call

(Newser) - Sir Paul McCartney has publicly denied claims that he was hospitalized for heart surgery, NME reports. Earlier this month, the Sun reported that the legendary former Beatle had undergone a coronary angioplasty. But today, McCartney reassured fans and friends on his website that he had simply been tested for a... More »

Kerik Indicted, Pleads Not Guilty

Ex-NYC police chief faces 142 years on fraud, conspiracy charges

(Newser) - Bernard Kerik was indicted today on 16 federal counts, including conspiracy, fraud, and lying to investigtors, and he faces up to $4.7 million in fines and 142 years behind bars. The ex-New York City police commissioner pleaded guilty and later described himself as "disappointed that the government has... More »

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