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Felony Charges Dropped After Traffic Stop Goes Viral

Student who waited to pull over in well-lit area was accused of fleeing

(Newser) - Some national attention may have helped the case of a Detroit motorist who faced felony charges over an apparent misunderstanding during a traffic stop. Charges of fleeing an officer were dropped today against 24-year-old DaJuawn Wallace after his predicament began gaining widespread coverage, reports the Detroit Free Press . Back in... More »

Snowden Was Right to Flee: Daniel Ellsberg

Pentagon Papers leaker slams 'United Stasi of America'

(Newser) - Don't blame Edward Snowden for skipping town when he made his big revelations about NSA surveillance: so says one of his most famous whistleblowing predecessors, Daniel Ellsberg, who stayed in the US after his own leaks. "The country I stayed in was a different America, a long time... More »

'Accidental Millionaires' May Have Fled NZ for China

Had asked for $6K overdraft; got $6M instead

(Newser) - A New Zealand couple on the lam after they became accidental millionaires may be in China, and an investigator has been dispatched to look for the fugitives, the Rotorua Review reports. Interpol is also on the case. Of the $3.6 million originally transferred into a gas station's account because... More »

Georgia Prof Suspected in Triple Murder Still in US: Cops

Zinkhan's passport recovered from his car

(Newser) - Authorities believe George Zinkhan, the University of Georgia professor accused of murdering his wife and two friends, has not left the country as they have his passport, police told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution today; the document was found in his abandoned car. Zinkhan was scheduled on a weekend flight to Amsterdam,... More »

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