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The Columbian
Something new to worry about: Web-connected toy securityNEW YORK — Your smartphone or tablet is most likely pretty secure — not perfect
Something new to worry about: Web-connected toy security
The Columbian / Posted an hour ago
NEW YORK — Your smartphone or tablet is most likely pretty secure — not perfect, maybe, but generally unlikely to be hacked or to store, say, your email where other people could read it. The same can’t be said for any Internet-connected toys you may... Read more
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MLive.com
Bank teller allegedly drains $110K from customer's savings just after he diesMUSKEGON, MI – Kevin J. Bolema was an outgoing guy, and nobody's fool. So afte
Bank teller allegedly drains $110K from customer's savings just after he dies
MLive.com / Posted 3 hours ago
MUSKEGON, MI – Kevin J. Bolema was an outgoing guy, and nobody's fool. So after his unexpected death last June 19 while on a fishing trip with friends in the Upper Peninsula, his family had no problem believing he'd been chatty and friendly to a... Read more
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Tribune Chronicle
Preparer fraud high on IRS list of scamsThe Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers to be on the lookout for unsc
Preparer fraud high on IRS list of scams
Tribune Chronicle / Posted 7 hours ago
The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers to be on the lookout for unscrupulous return preparers, one of the most common "Dirty Dozen" tax scams seen during tax season. While the vast majority of tax professionals provide honest,... Read more
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Boston Globe
The lives and lies of a professional impostorNEW YORK — He strolled into a police station in Manhattan on Jan. 4 wearing a H
The lives and lies of a professional impostor
Boston Globe / Posted 7 hours ago
NEW YORK — He strolled into a police station in Manhattan on Jan. 4 wearing a Harvard sweatshirt, a “Wounded Warrior” cap, and military dog tags. He said he was Jeremiah Asimov-Beckingham, a veteran of Afghanistan, wounded in combat, now working as... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
There’s a new scam targeting Butler County residentsEven though enrollment for 2016 coverage has ended, Butler County residents hav
There’s a new scam targeting Butler County residents
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 10 hours ago
Even though enrollment for 2016 coverage has ended, Butler County residents have reported receiving scam calls involving the Affordable Care Act. The scam is just the latest in a string of those deployed by criminals looking to swindle residents out... Read more
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TribLIVE
Lax security for connected toys exposes kids to threats | TribLIVE Neighborhoods NEW YORK — Your smartphone or tablet is most like
Lax security for connected toys exposes kids to threats
TribLIVE / Posted 10 hours ago
| TribLIVE Neighborhoods NEW YORK — Your smartphone or tablet is most likely pretty secure — not perfect, maybe, but generally unlikely... Read more
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Times News
Crimes of cowards and credit companiesGiven the choice of someone stealing my pen that I left on a chair in the docto
Crimes of cowards and credit companies
Times News / Posted 14 hours ago
Given the choice of someone stealing my pen that I left on a chair in the doctor’s office or him punching me in the mouth, I’ll take the punch. “That’s stupid,” you might say. Perhaps you are right, but to me, stealing is one of the most cowardly... Read more
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WESH 2 Orlando
Former students file suit against UCF over data breachTwo former University of Central Florida students have filed a lawsuit alleging
Former students file suit against UCF over data breach
WESH 2 Orlando / Posted 14 hours ago
Two former University of Central Florida students have filed a lawsuit alleging the school put them at an increased risk for identity theft and failed to notify them of the data breach in a timely manner. The lawsuit comes in response to UCF’s... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
UCF grads file suit in federal court over 63,000-person data hackTwo former UCF student leaders are suing their alma mater after learning they w
UCF grads file suit in federal court over 63,000-person data hack
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 17 hours ago
Two former UCF student leaders are suing their alma mater after learning they were among the 63,000 people whose Social Security numbers were compromised in a hack, according to court records. The FBI's Jacksonville office is investigating the... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
UCF grads file suit in federal court over 63,000-person data hackTwo former UCF student leaders are suing their alma mater after learning they w
UCF grads file suit in federal court over 63,000-person data hack
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 17 hours ago
Two former UCF student leaders are suing their alma mater after learning they were among the 63,000 people whose Social Security numbers were compromised in a hack, according to court records. The FBI's Jacksonville office is investigating the... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Decatur Authorities issue warrant for Man out on Recognizance BondDECATUR – Authorities are on the lookout for a 31-year-old Decatur man after he
Decatur Authorities issue warrant for Man out on Recognizance Bond
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 18 hours ago
DECATUR – Authorities are on the lookout for a 31-year-old Decatur man after he violated his recognizance bond while out seeking medical treatment. Lael Zeigler, of Decatur, was released from the Macon County Jail on recognizance bond to receive... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
5 scams that target your bank accountWith bank account fraud and identity theft on the rise, remaining alert and bei
5 scams that target your bank account
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted yesterday
With bank account fraud and identity theft on the rise, remaining alert and being aware of the latest criminal tactics is more important than ever. The old saying — “If something seems too good to be true, chances are it is” — is what all of us... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
ID theft complaints continue to rise Identity theft is an increasing problem for Ohioans, judging by complaints re
ID theft complaints continue to rise
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted yesterday
Identity theft is an increasing problem for Ohioans, judging by complaints received by the Ohio attorney general's office. The annual consumer-complaint list from Attorney General Mike DeWine's office shows... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
2 Tangipahoa women charged in tax fraud schemeNEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted two women from Tangipahoa
2 Tangipahoa women charged in tax fraud scheme
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted yesterday
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted two women from Tangipahoa Parish on charges of filing false tax returns and using stolen identities. Federal prosecutors announced the indictments on Friday of 40-year-old Alicia Washington and... Read more
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Asian journal
WARNING: Huwag paloloko sa mga tax theftYOU may already be getting your W-2, 1099 and other forms in time for the April
WARNING: Huwag paloloko sa mga tax theft
Asian journal / Posted yesterday
YOU may already be getting your W-2, 1099 and other forms in time for the April 15th tax deadline. Tax season is also the time when many unscrupulous entities will try their best to scare, confuse, and intimidate you, just to steal away your hard... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Law & Order: Man dies after stabbingA man died Friday following an altercation and stabbing in a Jacksonville neigh
Law & Order: Man dies after stabbing
The Florida Times-Union / Posted yesterday
A man died Friday following an altercation and stabbing in a Jacksonville neighborhood near Golfair Boulevard and Interstate 95. Officers responded to the 1100 block of West 31st Street just before 2 p.m. and found a man suffering critical injuries... Read more
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Business Wire
Gyft Notifies Affected Users of Security IncidentMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In an ongoing effort to protect the acc
Gyft Notifies Affected Users of Security Incident
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In an ongoing effort to protect the accounts and account information of its users, Gyft is notifying users who may have been affected by a security incident. Gyft is continuing to investigate the incident and... Read more
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WESH 2 Orlando
Letters mailed to UCF students, faculty affected by data breachTHE MEDICAL EXAMINER SAYS THE DEATH WAS UNDETERMINED. 50,000 LETTERS WHEN OUT T
Letters mailed to UCF students, faculty affected by data breach
WESH 2 Orlando / Posted yesterday
THE MEDICAL EXAMINER SAYS THE DEATH WAS UNDETERMINED. 50,000 LETTERS WHEN OUT TODAY TO UCF STUDENTS AN STAFF, LETTING THEM KNOW THAT SOME SECURITY NUMBERS. ONE GROUP IMPACTED INCLUDE STUDENT ATHLETE WHO LAUGHED PLAYED FOR UCF INT -- IN 2014 AND 2015.... Read more
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Comox Valley Record
Mailbox theft a growing concern for RCMPKilpatrick and Jameson. To most Nanaimo residents, it is a rural intersection
Mailbox theft a growing concern for RCMP
Comox Valley Record / Posted yesterday
Kilpatrick and Jameson. To most Nanaimo residents, it is a rural intersection west of the city, just past the B.C. Hydro substation on Jingle Pot Road, home to single-family homes on large, secluded lots. To the community’s criminal underbelly,... Read more
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Campbell River Mirror
Mailbox theft a growing concern for RCMPKilpatrick and Jameson. To most Nanaimo residents, it is a rural intersection
Mailbox theft a growing concern for RCMP
Campbell River Mirror / Posted yesterday
Kilpatrick and Jameson. To most Nanaimo residents, it is a rural intersection west of the city, just past the B.C. Hydro substation on Jingle Pot Road, home to single-family homes on large, secluded lots. To the community’s criminal underbelly,... Read more
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Oak Bay News
Mailbox theft a growing concern for RCMPKilpatrick and Jameson. To most Nanaimo residents, it is a rural intersection
Mailbox theft a growing concern for RCMP
Oak Bay News / Posted yesterday
Kilpatrick and Jameson. To most Nanaimo residents, it is a rural intersection west of the city, just past the B.C. Hydro substation on Jingle Pot Road, home to single-family homes on large, secluded lots. To the community’s criminal underbelly,... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
Mailbox theft a growing concern for RCMPKilpatrick and Jameson. To most Nanaimo residents, it is a rural intersection
Mailbox theft a growing concern for RCMP
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted yesterday
Kilpatrick and Jameson. To most Nanaimo residents, it is a rural intersection west of the city, just past the B.C. Hydro substation on Jingle Pot Road, home to single-family homes on large, secluded lots. To the community’s criminal underbelly,... Read more
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Sooke News Mirror
Mailbox theft a growing concern for RCMPKilpatrick and Jameson. To most Nanaimo residents, it is a rural intersection
Mailbox theft a growing concern for RCMP
Sooke News Mirror / Posted yesterday
Kilpatrick and Jameson. To most Nanaimo residents, it is a rural intersection west of the city, just past the B.C. Hydro substation on Jingle Pot Road, home to single-family homes on large, secluded lots. To the community’s criminal underbelly,... Read more
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Japan Today
Something new to worry about: Connected toy security ‹ Japan TodayYour smartphone or tablet is most likely pretty secure — not perfect, maybe, bu
Something new to worry about: Connected toy security ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted yesterday
Your smartphone or tablet is most likely pretty secure — not perfect, maybe, but generally unlikely to be hacked or to store, say, your email where other people could read it. The same can’t be said for any Internet-connected toys you may have... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Former Oregon DHS worker gets 2 years in prison, must repay $130K for welfare benefits theftA former Oregon Department of Human Services employee must repay the agency mor
Former Oregon DHS worker gets 2 years in prison, must repay $130K for welfare benefits theft
OregonLive.com / Posted yesterday
A former Oregon Department of Human Services employee must repay the agency more than $130,000 and serve one year and nine months in prison for stealing thousands of dollars in welfare benefits over a five-year span. Danielle Ku Romero, 30, was... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Jacksonville man charged in $1.3M tax fraudJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville man was charged Thursday in connection with
Jacksonville man charged in $1.3M tax fraud
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted yesterday
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville man was charged Thursday in connection with a $1.3 million tax fraud case. Officials said Carmel Linot conspired with others in January 2011 and June 2012 to find out the names and social security numbers of... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Mailbox theft a growing concern for RCMPKilpatrick and Jameson. To most Nanaimo residents, it is a rural intersection
Mailbox theft a growing concern for RCMP
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted yesterday
Kilpatrick and Jameson. To most Nanaimo residents, it is a rural intersection west of the city, just past the B.C. Hydro substation on Jingle Pot Road, home to single-family homes on large, secluded lots. To the community’s criminal underbelly,... Read more
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Alberni Valley News
Mailbox theft a growing concern for RCMPKilpatrick and Jameson. To most Nanaimo residents, it is a rural intersection
Mailbox theft a growing concern for RCMP
Alberni Valley News / Posted yesterday
Kilpatrick and Jameson. To most Nanaimo residents, it is a rural intersection west of the city, just past the B.C. Hydro substation on Jingle Pot Road, home to single-family homes on large, secluded lots. To the community’s criminal underbelly,... Read more
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Bankrate.com
300 restaurants part of huge data breachLandry's Inc. recently unveiled its laundry list of restaurants, hotel and casi
300 restaurants part of huge data breach
Bankrate.com / Posted yesterday
Landry's Inc. recently unveiled its laundry list of restaurants, hotel and casino locations that were affected by a data breach that occurred between certain dates in 2014 and 2015. The list is extensive, spanning more than 300 locations throughout... Read more
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WFMJ Youngstown
Motor vehicles top Ohio consumer complaint listMotor vehicles were at the top of the list for consumer issues in 2015. Accord
Motor vehicles top Ohio consumer complaint list
WFMJ Youngstown / Posted yesterday
Motor vehicles were at the top of the list for consumer issues in 2015. According to the Ohio Attorney General's office, nearly a quarter of the 27,000 complaints filed last year involved vehicles, with the most common complaints being related to... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
ShreddedA paper shredder. Yet another invention I wish I’d thought of, which falls in l
Shredded
Bureau County Republican / Posted yesterday
A paper shredder. Yet another invention I wish I’d thought of, which falls in line right behind paper towels, plastic liners for your slow cookers, Band-Aids for African Americans and a whole plethora of other common sense items. While my paper... Read more
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Nanaimo News Bulletin
Mailbox theft a growing concern for RCMPKilpatrick and Jameson. To most Nanaimo residents, it is a rural intersection
Mailbox theft a growing concern for RCMP
Nanaimo News Bulletin / Posted yesterday
Kilpatrick and Jameson. To most Nanaimo residents, it is a rural intersection west of the city, just past the B.C. Hydro substation on Jingle Pot Road, home to single-family homes on large, secluded lots. To the community’s criminal underbelly,... Read more
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WRCB Chattanooga
Alleged child rapist captured after being added to TBI Top 10 Most Wanted List An alleged sex offender on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top Ten Mo
Alleged child rapist captured after being added to TBI Top 10 Most Wanted List
WRCB Chattanooga / Posted yesterday
An alleged sex offender on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top Ten Most Wanted List... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Jacksonville man, 26, charged with conspiracy, identity theft, theft of government funds after $1.3 million tax fraud, says U.S. AttorneyA 26-year-old Jacksonville man has been indicted on conspiracy, theft of govern
Jacksonville man, 26, charged with conspiracy, identity theft, theft of government funds after $1.3 million tax fraud, says U.S. Attorney
The Florida Times-Union / Posted yesterday
A 26-year-old Jacksonville man has been indicted on conspiracy, theft of government funds and aggravated identity theft following a $1.3 million tax fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. If convicted on the charges in Friday’s indictment,... Read more
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BC Local News
Mailbox theft a growing concern for RCMPKilpatrick and Jameson. To most Nanaimo residents, it is a rural intersection
Mailbox theft a growing concern for RCMP
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
Kilpatrick and Jameson. To most Nanaimo residents, it is a rural intersection west of the city, just past the BC Hydro substation on Jingle Pot Road, home to single-family homes on large, secluded lots. To the community’s criminal underbelly,... Read more
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express
Apple is locking people out of their iPhones but it's for their own good APPLE has been criticised for locking people out of their iPhones – but there
Apple is locking people out of their iPhones but it's for their own good
express / Posted yesterday
APPLE has been criticised for locking people out of their iPhones – but there's a very good reason why the US technology firm takes this issue so seriously. Apple has... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
What you need to know to protect yourself from tax scamsSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Each year, tax season brings out con artists who will tr
What you need to know to protect yourself from tax scams
Staten Island Advance / Posted 2 days ago
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Each year, tax season brings out con artists who will try to scam taxpayers out of their money. Over the past several weeks, taxpayers, as well as tax preparers, have received calls from scammers claiming to be from the U.S.... Read more
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Sterling Journal-Advocate
FBLA Conference provides business tipsAfter enjoying several days off due to snow it was back to school for area stud
FBLA Conference provides business tips
Sterling Journal-Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
After enjoying several days off due to snow it was back to school for area students Thursday. Many high school students spent their first day back at Northeastern Junior College for the annual Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) District IV... Read more
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Kansas City InfoZine
Four Indicted for $2.25 Million Internet Steroids Distribution A former Weston, MO, couple and two men from New Hampshire and Maryland have
Four Indicted for $2.25 Million Internet Steroids Distribution
Kansas City InfoZine / Posted 2 days ago
A former Weston, MO, couple and two men from New Hampshire and Maryland have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a $2.25 million conspiracy to sell anabolic steroids... Read more
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The Irish Times
Fraud protection should be a priority for businessesWith many organisations reluctant to admit that they’ve been victims, working o
Fraud protection should be a priority for businesses
The Irish Times / Posted 2 days ago
With many organisations reluctant to admit that they’ve been victims, working out the cost of fraud remains something of a guessing game. Fraud is wide-ranging and can cover everything from deception, bribery, forgery, extortion, corruption, theft,... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
NY men had cache of fake credit cards, stolen gift cardsTwo New York City men, stopped early Wednesday by State Police troopers on Inte
NY men had cache of fake credit cards, stolen gift cards
Stamford Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
Two New York City men, stopped early Wednesday by State Police troopers on Interstate 95 near the Fairfield/Westport border, had a cache of fraudulent credit cards and stolen gift cards in their possession, according to the report. Jimmy Jeanty, 25,... Read more
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Connecticut Post
NY men had cache of fake credit cards, stolen gift cardsTwo New York City men, stopped early Wednesday by State Police troopers on Inte
NY men had cache of fake credit cards, stolen gift cards
Connecticut Post / Posted 2 days ago
Two New York City men, stopped early Wednesday by State Police troopers on Interstate 95 near the Fairfield/Westport border, had a cache of fraudulent credit cards and stolen gift cards in their possession, according to the report. Jimmy Jeanty, 25,... Read more
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Eagle Bulletin
Weeks of Jan. 15 to 27Leonard Graham, 39, of Pattison Street, Syracuse, was arrested Jan. 27 and char
Weeks of Jan. 15 to 27
Eagle Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
Leonard Graham, 39, of Pattison Street, Syracuse, was arrested Jan. 27 and charged with robbery in the second degree and assault in the third degree. Elmira F. Abdullayeva, 36, of Caton Drive, DeWitt, was arrested Jan. 27 and charged with petit... Read more
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WALB Albany
Homeless boys charged with murder have seen troubled livesSEATTLE (AP) - It was their mom's birthday, and the three vagrant teenage broth
Homeless boys charged with murder have seen troubled lives
WALB Albany / Posted 2 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) - It was their mom's birthday, and the three vagrant teenage brothers were intent on collecting a $500 drug debt she was owed, an informant would later tell police. So, prosecutors say, they marched up a hill into a wooded homeless... Read more
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Herald Sun
No one knows who this man isJeremy Wilson is awaiting trial but still nobody knows his real identity. Pictu
No one knows who this man is
Herald Sun / Posted 2 days ago
Jeremy Wilson is awaiting trial but still nobody knows his real identity. Picture: Jefferson Siegel/NY Daily News via Getty Images IN A prison cell at New York’s most notorious jail, one inmate is different from the rest. He’s different because,... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Three teenage brothers charged with murder in Seattle homeless camp shootingSEATTLE — It was their mom's birthday, and the three vagrant teenage brothers w
Three teenage brothers charged with murder in Seattle homeless camp shooting
OregonLive.com / Posted 2 days ago
SEATTLE — It was their mom's birthday, and the three vagrant teenage brothers were intent on collecting a $500 drug debt she was owed, an informant would later tell police. So, prosecutors say, they marched up a hill into a wooded homeless encampment... Read more
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The Marietta Times
Homeless boys charged with murder have seen troubled livesSEATTLE (AP) — It was their mom's birthday, and the three vagrant teenage broth
Homeless boys charged with murder have seen troubled lives
The Marietta Times / Posted 2 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) — It was their mom's birthday, and the three vagrant teenage brothers were intent on collecting a $500 drug debt she was owed, an informant would later tell police. So, prosecutors say, they marched up a hill into a wooded homeless... Read more
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Lake Placid News
Homeless boys charged with murder have seen troubled livesSEATTLE (AP) — It was their mom's birthday, and the three vagrant teenage broth
Homeless boys charged with murder have seen troubled lives
Lake Placid News / Posted 2 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) — It was their mom's birthday, and the three vagrant teenage brothers were intent on collecting a $500 drug debt she was owed, an informant would later tell police. So, prosecutors say, they marched up a hill into a wooded homeless... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Tarsus Harps On Security Solutions to Address Vulnerability in OrganisationsTarsus Technology Group last week held a security seminar for big and small org
Tarsus Harps On Security Solutions to Address Vulnerability in Organisations
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Tarsus Technology Group last week held a security seminar for big and small organisations in Nigeria, where it urged organisations to make security matters the topmost priority in order to address possible vulnerabilities and increase network... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Homeless boys charged with murder have seen troubled livesSEATTLE (AP) — It was their mom's birthday, and the three vagrant teenage broth
Homeless boys charged with murder have seen troubled lives
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
SEATTLE (AP) — It was their mom's birthday, and the three vagrant teenage brothers were intent on collecting a $500 drug debt she was owed, an informant would later tell police. So, prosecutors say, they marched up a hill into a wooded homeless... Read more
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