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Homeless Woman Set on Fire in LA

Police say no motive for the brutal attack

(Newser) - Flo Parker, aka Violet, had long been a regular presence on Los Angeles' Van Nuys Boulevard. The small, 67-year-old homeless woman used exact change to buy her regular pack of smokes at a gas station in the morning. She recycled cans rather than beg. She went to Central Lutheran Church... More »

Law & Order Star Busted for Gun at LAX

Dennis Farina faces weapons charge

(Newser) - Former Law & Order star Dennis Farina was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport yesterday for carrying a concealed, loaded and unregistered .22 caliber handgun, reports E! Online. Farina, 64, had been planning  to fly to his hometown of Chicago. The actor, who has played cops and criminals in several... More »

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