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Cop Fired for Not Killing Man

Stephen Mader hoped to 'deescalate' the suicide-by-cop situation

(Newser) - In an odd case out of West Virginia, a police officer has been fired for not shooting a man. Authorities in Weirton say police officer Stephen Mader risked the lives of other officers when he failed to shoot a man holding a gun on May 6. Ronald D. Williams Jr.... More »

Porn Star's Hubby Loses Town Manager Gig

Mayor acknowledges he did a good job, but could be distracting

(Newser) - Porn cost Scott Janke his job. He didn’t download it at work, but he did marry an adult video star. The Fort Myers Beach, Fla., town manager and Anabela Mota (stage name: Jazella Moore) wed last year, but the mayor and council members didn't hear about it until Tuesday,... More »

Piven Wasn't Sick, He Was Fired: Source

Mercury poisoning just easy excuse for bored diva

(Newser) - It may have been a pink slip, not a doctor's note, that prompted Jeremy Piven's premature exit from Speed-the-Plow. Diva behavior befitting that of his Entourage persona got him booted, Broadway insiders tell E! Piven—who cites mercury poisoning—wanted out, they claim, because he couldn't handle the nightly grind.... More »

Disgraced Lehman CEO Fired

Face of the financial crisis 'terminated,' will stay on board of directors

(Newser) - Lehman Brothers boss Richard Fuld, who led the giant 158-year-old Wall Street brokerage firm into bankruptcy, has been abruptly terminated. The 62-year-old Fuld, who earned $484 million from Lehman over the last eight years, won't receive a bonus or severance payments, but will keep his salaried post on the board... More »

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