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NFL Star Adrian Peterson Accused of Child Abuse

Vikings player indicted for 'injury to a child'; he calls it a spanking

(Newser) - More trouble for the NFL. Star running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings has been indicted on child abuse charges involving his 4-year-old son, reports MyFox Houston . In a statement, the player's attorney says the incident involves Peterson "using a switch to spank his son" and says... More »

IRS Might Be Peeking at Emails Without Warrants

ACLU calls for a clear explanation of policy

(Newser) - It's probably not wise to talk about all your deep, dark tax-dodging secrets via email, but if you do, know that the IRS might be poking into them without a warrant. So says the ACLU, which complains that it can't get a straight answer from the agency about... More »

US Blocks Flight From Paris, Passenger Busted

Aero Mexico flight diverted to Montreal

(Newser) - A passenger wanted in the US was arrested after a flight from Paris en route to Mexico was denied access to American airspace and diverted to Canada. The Aero Mexico flight landed in Montreal, where the man was removed and placed under arrest. The remaining passengers were re-screened and allowed... More »

Cops Probe Garrido Link to Murdered Hookers

Victims found close to alleged workplace of Dugard suspect

(Newser) - Police obtained a warrant today to search the Pittsburgh, Calif., house of Jaycee Dugard's alleged kidnapper in connection with the murders of several prostitutes in the 1990s, the Los Angeles Times reports. Garrido allegedly worked at an industrial site near where the victims’ bodies were found. He also served time... More »

Cops Searched Kidnapper's House, Found Nothing

Garrido kept his dark secret despite multiple brushes with the law

(Newser) - Phillip Garrido had several brushes with the law during the 18 years that police say he held Jaycee Lee Dugard and their two children captive in his backyard, but managed to keep his ugly secret, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Last July, a multi-agency police task force searched Garrido's home... More »

Jacko Doc Will Face Manslaughter: Fox Source

Dermatologist will also be charged: law enforcement

(Newser) - Michael Jackson doctor Conrad Murray will be charged with manslaughter in the next two weeks, a law enforcement source tells Fox News. Authorities want to carry out a final search warrant next week, probably at a Los Angeles pharmacy, to build evidence against Murray before they make an arrest. Jackson’... More »

LiLo Blames Warrant on Paparazzi

Lawyer going alone to clear up warrant 'misunderstanding'

(Newser) - Sorry, LiLo stalkers: Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer is meeting with a judge today, but “Lindsay won’t be in court with me,” he tells the New York Daily News, adding that her arrest warrant stemmed from a “misunderstanding which I am confident I can clear up.”... More »

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