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Zimmerman's Gal: Drop Charges, Let Me 'Be With Him'

Samantha Scheibe wants charges dropped in new affidavit

(Newser) - Breaking her furniture and sticking a gun in her face? George Zimmerman's girlfriend says it never happened. In fact, she no longer wants to press charges against him and wants to be with him again, ABC News reports. "When I was being questioned by police I felt very... More »

Houston Shooting Blamed on Men Bumping Into Each Other

2 charged with aggravated assault

(Newser) - This week's shooting on a Houston-area college campus began after two men bumped into each other, court papers say. Wounded victim Jody Neal bumped into suspect Trey Foster, 22, who was on the Lone Star College campus with fellow suspect Carlton Berry, also 22. An argument began before the... More »

Lender Admits Blindly Approving Foreclosures

Evictions suspended over huge 'robosigning' scandal

(Newser) - Foreclosure eviction proceedings around the country have ground to a halt after a mortgage company employee admitted to signing off on foreclosures without looking at them. The head of foreclosure document processing at Ally Financial, the nation's fourth-largest home lender, was required to verify information and sign documents in the... More »

DC Dems Look for Ill. to Act on Burris

'Wait-and-see attitude' likely as concerns grow

(Newser) - As further concerns emerge about Illinois Sen. Roland Burris’ ties to Rod Blagojevich, DC Democrats hoping to escape the former governor’s shadow are hoping Illinois will address the problem for them, Politico reports. Burris has acknowledged Blago contact that he hadn’t mentioned earlier, and while the senator says... More »

Burris: I Never Changed My Story

(Newser) - Roland Burris denied today that an affidavit sent to the Illinois House conveyed a shift in his testimony in the Rod Blagojevich scandal, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. “There was no change,” Burris said of three statements he gave to the committee that recommended Blago's impeachment. Burris also called... More »

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