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Cops: No Sign of Foul Play in Getty Heir's Death

But oil heir reportedly found half-naked with blunt-force trauma

(Newser) - The death of 47-year-old oil heir Andrew Getty doesn't appear to have been the result of foul play, the Los Angeles Times reports. An LAPD spokesman says that while it's "very, very early in the investigation ... this does not appear immediately to be a criminal act."... More »

Short NBA Refs? Expect More Foul Calls

Shortest crew calls an extra .147 fouls per game: study

(Newser) - NBA players be warned: If you've got a team of referees on the short side, you may want to keep your play extra clean. A study finds that shorter groups of refs are more likely to call fouls than are their taller counterparts, the Wall Street Journal reports. Researchers... More »

Body of Teen in Gym Mat Filled With Newspaper, Not Organs

Autopsy thickens plot in suspicious death

(Newser) - The plot has again thickened in the mysterious death of Georgia teen Kendrick Johnson: A second autopsy on the 17-year-old's exhumed body has found that before burial almost all of his organs were replaced with newspaper. Kendrick was found dead in a rolled-up wrestling mat at his school in... More »

Missing Tourist Found —in LA Hotel's Water Tank

Foul play suspected in Canadian's death

(Newser) - The body of a Canadian tourist missing in Los Angeles for three weeks has been found in the hotel she never checked out of—in a water tank on the roof. The grisly discovery was made by a maintenance worker investigating complaints of low water pressure, the Los Angeles Times... More »

Was Obama's Dad Murdered?

Family members question 'car accident' story

(Newser) - The official story is that President Obama’s father died after crashing his car into a tree—but Obama’s family in Kenya fears foul play had a hand in his death, according to a book Peter Firstbrook is working on about the Obamas. Though Barack Sr.’s car... More »

Yale Grad Student Disappears Days Before Wedding

Cops see no evidence of foul play involving Annie Le, missing since Tuesday

(Newser) - A Yale graduate student due to be married on Sunday hasn’t been seen since Tuesday, the university’s Daily News reports. Video shows Annie Marie Le, 24, entering a building on the New Haven, Conn., campus, but there’s no evidence of her leaving. Authorities say her fiancé, family... More »

Coroner: No Foul Play in Jackson Death

(Newser) - A spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner said this afternoon there is “no indication of foul play” in the death yesterday of Michael Jackson, the AP reports. The officer acknowledged that the pop star, 50, took a variety of prescription drugs but said it was too soon to... More »

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