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Cops: Gunman, 2 Others Dead in NJ Standoff

Gunman dies in custody; mom, 13-year-old found inside house

(Newser) - The bodies of a woman and a 13-year-old boy were found at the Trenton home where a dayslong standoff ended today with police shooting a man suspected of holding three children hostage, authorities said today. The standoff began Friday afternoon when police looking for children that hadn't been in... More »

Trenton Hostage Standoff Ends, 3 Kids Safe

Gunman reportedly in custody

(Newser) - A standoff with an armed man who took multiple hostages inside a Trenton home has ended and three children are safe, police said early today. "The Trenton hostage situation is resolved, the three children are safe, and the area is secure," a state police spokesman said. He said... More »

FBI Arrests Trenton Mayor for Corruption

Tony Mack's brother also arrested

(Newser) - The FBI busted Trenton Mayor Tony Mack this morning on corruption charges, alleging that city government was paid $119,000 by a "purported developer" who wanted to build a parking garage on city property. A Mack supporter and local steakhouse owner was also arrested in the case, and the... More »

Trenton Running Out of Toilet Paper

...because mayor, city council fighting over paper cups

(Newser) - Trenton city employees may soon have to start BYOTP to work. Unless a purchasing contract conflict is resolved soon, City Hall will run out of toilet paper by Friday—and other buildings could run out even sooner. WPVI confirmed yesterday that all that remains are a few boxes of rolls.... More »

15-Year-Old Girl Charged in Gang-Rape of Stepsister, 7

NJ teen faces sex assault, prostitution charges

(Newser) - A 15-year-old New Jersey girl is under arrest after allegedly taking her 7-year-old stepsister to an apartment where the younger child was gang-raped by as many as seven men as her sister not only watched but got paid by those who did it. "We're talking about a kid who... More »

Foes 'Question Our Blackness,' Clintonites Say

Unanticipated Obama surge puts heat on high-profile supporters

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton’s African-American supporters may once have thought they were making the safe choice, but now that the black community is rallying behind Barack Obama, her boosters' instincts and loyalty are being questioned, the Washington Post reports. The heat is so high that 25 senior boosters had a conference... More »

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