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Prosecutor Says Cruz's Brother Has 'All the Same Flags'

Cops are trying to block him from possessing a gun

(Newser) - A Florida state law passed in the wake of the Parkland school shooting could be used to keep the suspected shooter's brother from getting his hands on a gun. Zachary Cruz, the 18-year-old brother of Nikolas Cruz, was arrested on trespassing charges Monday after he was seen skateboarding at... More »

2 NFL Brothers' 'Bizarre' Fight: 'I'm Going to Fight for Jesus'

Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones arrested for felony vandalism after incident with Vikings' Cayleb Jones

(Newser) - A fight between brothers isn't all that uncommon. But you don't often see one arrested for felony vandalism, especially when the brothers are players for two different NFL teams. TMZ has video of the "bizarre naked struggle" Monday night between 22-year-old Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones and... More »

Cops: Boy, 9, Shoots, Kills Sister Over Game Controller

The Mississippi victim is 13

(Newser) - Police in Mississippi are investigating a shooting with an especially wrenching twist: The victim is a 13-year-old girl, and the suspect is her 9-year-old brother, who was allegedly angry she wouldn't give him a video game controller, reports the Clarion-Ledger . Both WTVA and WCBI report that the girl died... More »

Kim Cattrall's Latest Instagram Post Is a Distressing One

'Sex and the City' star asks public for help in finding her missing brother, Christopher Cattrall

(Newser) - Kim Cattrall's Instagram is sprinkled with pictures of landscapes and fun times with family, but the Sex and the City star put up a more disturbing post over the weekend asking for help from the public, per TMZ and People . "This is my brother Christopher Cattrall or Chris... More »

High Priestess of Tokyo Shrine Killed With Samurai Sword

Police say her brother also killed accomplice before taking own life

(Newser) - The former high priest of a famous Tokyo shrine killed his older sister, an accomplice, and finally himself with a samurai sword Thursday in what police believe was a feud over succession. Police say 58-year-old Nagako Tomioka, the high priestess of the Tomioka Hachimangu shrine, was killed by her brother,... More »

'Unbelievable' Rape Case of Nicki Minaj's Brother Wraps Up

Jelani Maraj convicted of sexually assaulting 11-year-old girl, could receive 25 years to life in prison

(Newser) - The brother of rapper Nicki Minaj was convicted Thursday of predatory sexual assault after being charged with repeatedly raping an 11-year-old girl at his Long Island home. Jurors delivered their verdict on the second day of deliberations in Jelani Maraj's trial. The charges carry the potential for 25 years... More »

Famous Singer's Brother on a Texas 'Most Wanted' List

AB Quintanilla, brother of Selena, reportedly owes nearly $90K in child support

(Newser) - A surprising name has popped up on a Texas "most wanted" list: that of Selena Quintanilla's brother. Per People Chica , AB Quintanilla—full name: Abraham Quintanilla, per a Facebook post by the Nueces County Sheriff's Office—is one of the top 10 fugitives in Corpus Christi for... More »

Michael Vick's Brother Busted in Assault on Va. Officer

Cop was trying to arrest him on another charge

(Newser) - Michael Vick 's brother, 32-year-old Marcus Vick, has multiple arrests under his belt, per the Virginian-Pilot , and now there's one more to add to the list: assault of a police officer, the AP reports. Court records say that Marcus Vick, who lives in Georgia, was arrested in... More »

Rob Ford Withdraws; Brother to Replace Him

Rob Ford to run for city council seat in Toronto instead

(Newser) - Toronto won't have Rob Ford to kick around anymore, at least as mayor, but it might get him as a city councillor instead—and brother Doug as mayor. Today's filing deadline was a busy one for the Ford family: Rob withdrew his name from the mayor's race,... More »

Graduate Wears Jersey of Brother Shot at School

Oregon teen pays tribute to Emilio Hoffman

(Newser) - Graduating seniors at Reynolds High School in Oregon collected their diplomas this week just two days after a fatal shooting at their school . And one of those seniors happens to be the older brother of 14-year-old victim Emilio Hoffman. In tribute, Joshua Mitchell wore his little brother's soccer jersey... More »

Brother Remembers Tyler Clementi

James Clementi writes a series of letters to him

(Newser) - When Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi committed suicide in 2010, he became the "issue du jour for the masses," writes his older brother, James, in Out magazine. But what could the masses possibly know about his brother, the little kid he used to spin around in the air and... More »

Man Kills Cat After Brother Sleeps With Fiancée

Sean Mulcahy pleads guilty to animal cruelty

(Newser) - It's brotherly revenge gone terribly wrong: When Sean Mulcahy learned that his brother Ryan had slept with his fiancée, he slit the throat of Ryan's cat, dumped it in a ditch across the street, and then texted Ryan a photo of the grisly deed, reports the Chicago Tribune . Sean... More »

Brothers Meet for First Time—on Twitter

Onetime strangers discover they're relatives

(Newser) - You use social networking sites. You even type back and forth to this one guy—and you might not like him too much at first. Then, out of the blue, you receive a message from this "friend" giving personal information that only you would know about. Kind of freaky,... More »

Uighur Won't Leave Brother at Gitmo—So He's Staying

Neither is guilty, but one has no offer of resettlement

(Newser) - Bahtiyar Mahnut, a Chinese Uighur detainee at Guantanamo Bay, is guilty of no crime. In fact, he’s free to leave and even has an offer of sanctuary from the island nation of Palau, like all of his compatriots save one. And that one, his brother Arkin, is why he’... More »

Sorry, Brother, Sisters Are Good for You

Researchers say female siblings encourage communication while brothers clam up

(Newser) - It's not quite "girls rule, boys drool," but it's close. A new study says growing up with a sister turns people into happier and better-balanced adults. University of Ulster researchers studied hundreds of families and found that female siblings encouraged healthy communication and family cohesion, while brothers tended... More »

Michelle Obama's Brother Will Pen Memoir

Craig Robinson hopes to inspire with book due next year

(Newser) - Craig Robinson, brother of First Lady Michelle Obama, is working on a book to be published next year, the AP reports. Robinson, who coaches the men’s basketball team at Oregon State, hopes the book—entitled A Game of Character—will be part memoir, part inspirational guide. More »

Madoff Brother Eyed for Not Reporting Scam

Fraudster may have confessed to brother before he told his sons

(Newser) - Bernard Madoff's brother learned that the Madoff fund was a huge scam the evening before the fraudster confessed to his sons, but he failed to inform authorities, insiders tell the New York Times. Peter Madoff, who worked closely with his older brother for decades, has not been charged with any... More »

Dane Cook's Bro Busted for Embezzling

Funnyman's brother-manager accused of skimming millions

(Newser) - Comedian Dane Cook's half-brother and manager has been arrested and charged with stealing millions from the entertainer, the Boston Globe reports. On one occasion, Darryl McCauley—who has managed his younger brother's business affairs since the early '90s—forged Cook's signature on a $3 million check and deposited it into... More »

Ruffalo's Brother Shot in Head

Star's younger brother clinging to life in hospital after mysterious shooting

(Newser) - Actor Mark Ruffalo's younger brother, Scott, is fighting for his life after being shot in the head at his Beverly Hills home, People reports. The Zodiac and Blindess star's brother, 39, is a hairdresser who has worked in salons in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. Police confirmed the shooting but... More »

Obama Brother Surfaces in Britain

Kenyan Bernard 'so proud' of candidate

(Newser) - Barack Obama’s Kenyan half-brother Bernard has emerged in England after a British tabloid tracked him down. Bernard Obama told the Sun he was “proud of my brother” and said he was sure Barack would win the White House. “He will be a breath of fresh air for... More »

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