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Cosby Charged With Felony Sexual Assault

In 2004 case of Andrea Constand

(Newser) - Two weeks ago Bill Cosby tried to wrest back control of the sexual assault allegations against him by filing lawsuits against seven of his accusers. Now he's back on the defensive after a Pennsylvania prosecutor announced that the entertainer would be charged for a 2004 incident, the AP reports.... More »

Lawsuit: New Orleans Runs Modern 'Debtors' Prison'

System targeting poor is 'illegal, unconstitutional, and unjust': complaint

(Newser) - Six plaintiffs filed a federal class-action lawsuit yesterday against Louisiana's Orleans Parish for instituting what amounts to an "illegal, unconstitutional, and unjust modern debtors' prison" for people who fail to pay court fines over what are often minor offenses, the New Orleans Advocate reports. The complaint alleges individuals... More »

6 Weeks, Eh? NH Cops Issue Warrant for Groundhog

Merrimack PD considers Punxsutawney Phil 'armed and dangerous'

(Newser) - The police department in Merrimack, NH, which has seen perhaps more than its fair share of white stuff this year, has apparently had it with winter : As such, it's issued an arrest warrant for the little prognosticating rodent that sentenced us to six more weeks , via a tongue-in-cheek Facebook... More »

In Prosecutor's Trash: Draft of Arrest Warrant for Argentine Prez

Document accusing Cristina Kirchner reportedly found in Alberto Nisman's home

(Newser) - A 26-page draft of an arrest warrant for Argentine President Cristina Kirchner was found in the garbage at the apartment of deceased federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman , the New York Times reports, adding further mystery to his already conspiracy-theory-laden death. The country's lead investigator in the case—Nisman was found... More »

Boy, 9, Arrested in Gum-Stealing Incident

Idaho kid allegedly blows off court date because he supposedly couldn't get there

(Newser) - Here's something to chew on: a 9-year-old who was arrested in Idaho for stealing a pack of gum. Or rather, for skipping the court date at which he would have had to face up to his alleged candy-themed crime, the AP reports. Scott Haug, the police chief in Post... More »

Justin Bieber Could Face International Arrest Warrant

Argentina summons him for questioning over nightclub incident

(Newser) - An investigative judge in Argentina is summoning Justin Bieber for questioning. The Biebs has been accused of sending bodyguards to attack a photographer outside a Buenos Aires nightclub during a South American tour last year, and Judge Facundo Cubas asked Interpol yesterday to use all "necessary means" to notify... More »

Brotherhood Leader Arrested Amidst Sweep in Egypt

Military cracking down on former ruling party

(Newser) - The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood has been arrested, as have many of ousted president Mohamed Morsi's aides, in a nationwide roundup of Egypt's former ruling party. The Brotherhood's supreme guide, Mohamed Badie, was arrested in a town near the Libyan border, although security forces don't... More »

Musharraf Flees After Court Orders Him Arrested

Former leader hurries into black SUV

(Newser) - A Pakistani court has called for the arrest of former leader Pervez Musharraf—and what followed is what the AP describes as a "dramatic scene." Musharraf was in court seeking bail when the order, tied to the house arrest of judges in 2007, was issued. In such cases,... More »

Russell Brand Arrested

Celeb accused of tossing photographer's iPhone through window

(Newser) - Russell Brand is a wanted man no more: He turned himself into New Orleans police today to face charges that he grabbed a paparazzo's iPhone and threw it through a window, reports the Times-Picayune . The misdemeanor warrant for simple criminal damage to property was issued last night, TMZ reports.... More »

Interpol Puts Out Warrant on Gadhafi

'Red Notice' should make it harder for him to cross borders

(Newser) - Interpol sent out Red Notice arrest warrants for Moammar Gadhafi today, along with warrants issued for son Seif al-Islam and brother-in-law and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi, CNN reports. Police around the world are urged to nab the ex-Libyan leader and extradite him to the Hague to face crimes against humanity... More »

Hague to Issue Warrant for Gadhafi's Arrest

ICC charges leader with killing unarmed demonstrators

(Newser) - With thousands of lives reportedly lost in the Libyan conflict, the International Criminal Court in The Hague will call today for Moammar Gadhafi’s arrest. The ICC is set to issue warrants against Gadhafi, son Seif al-Islam, and spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi over the killing of unarmed demonstrators and the... More »

Malcolm X's Daughter Arrested

Malikah Shabazz accused of stealing from widow

(Newser) - Malikah Shabazz, Malcolm X’s youngest daughter, has been arrested on outstanding warrants that include charges of grand larceny, forgery, and identity theft. The New York Times reports that Shabazz was accused of stealing from the widow of one of Malcolm’s bodyguards. She was arrested in North Carolina on... More »

Pakistan Court: Find Musharraf

Courts issue second arrest warrant in Bhutto slaying

(Newser) - A prosecutor says a court has told Pakistani authorities to trace the address of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to arrest him in connection with the Benazir Bhutto assassination. Musharraf left Pakistan for London after quitting the presidency in 2008. Prosecutors allege Musharraf was part of the conspiracy to kill... More »

Pakistan Issues Warrant for Musharraf in Bhutto Slaying

'Accused' of not providing adequate security

(Newser) - Three years after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto sent Pakistan reeling, a judge has issued an arrest warrant for former President Pervez Musharraf, naming him as an "accused" in her death, reports the BBC. Musharraf stands accused of not providing adequate security for Bhutto; two senior cops told investigators... More »

Tunisia Issues Warrant for Ex-President's Arrest

Prisoners escape amidst rioting

(Newser) - Tunisia has issued an international arrest warrant for ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, accusing him of taking money out of the North African nation illegally. Ben Ali, who fled to Saudi Arabia after being driven from power this month by violent protests, is also being charged with illegally... More »

Cops Seek Missing 'Kidnap Mom'

Arrest warrant issued for parolee Ann Pettway

(Newser) - North Carolina cops are looking for Ann Pettway, the woman who raised a girl stolen from a Harlem hospital at 19 days of age, and now they're armed with an arrest warrant, reports the New York Post. Pettway, a convicted embezzler on parole, has been missing ever since 23-year-old Carlina... More »

Arrest Warrant Issued for Lohan

Hopefully, LiLo's ready to face those consequences

(Newser) - We can't think of many, but we're sure Lindsay Lohan's made better life decisions than dabbling with cocaine and meth while on probation. La Lohan's parole has now been revoked and an arrest warrant issued, reports TMZ, though the gossip site notes that the warrant is being held until the... More »

Proud Grandma Accidentally Blows Hero's Cover

And, oops, he's wanted on a warrant

(Newser) - Strange tale from Oregon: When 33-year-old Erik Hemenway saved a teen from drowning, he gave cops a fake name because he was wanted on an outstanding warrant. His grandmother, reading about his heroics in the paper, noticed it got her grandson's name wrong and called to demand a correction. The... More »

Brazil Soccer Star Surrenders After Lover Vanishes

Cops: Mother of his son likely beaten to death

(Newser) - Popular Brazil goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes de Souza has surrendered to Rio police after a cousin reported he helped the soccer star in a plot to abduct and kill his mistress. Police believe Eliza Samudio, 25, was beaten to death, and traces of her blood were discovered in Fernandes' car, reports... More »

Survivor Murder Suspect 'Incensed' at Arrest Warrant

Wife Monica 'was everything to us'

(Newser) - A Mexican judge issued a warrant yesterday for the arrest of Bruce Beresford-Redman, the Survivor producer suspected in the April 8 murder of his wife in Cancun. “Monica was the axis around which our whole family revolved,” says Beresford-Redman in his first public statement. “I am devastated... More »

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