The explosion in online shopping has led to porch pirates and stoop surfers swiping holiday packages from unsuspecting residents. The cops in one New Jersey city are trying to catch the thieves with some trickery of their own.
Police in Jersey City, across the Hudson River from New York, are teaming up with Amazon to install doorbell cameras and plant dummy boxes with GPS tracking devices at homes around the city.
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Porn star Stormy Daniels must pay President Donald Trump nearly $293,000 for his attorneys' fees and another $1,000 in sanctions after her defamation suit against him was dismissed, a federal judge in Los Angeles ordered Tuesday.
Trump's attorney, Charles Harder, had requested nearly $390,000 in fees, but Judge S. James Otero cut the amount by 25 percent. He also wanted a nearly equal amount in sanctions, but only received $1,000.
Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents Daniels, tweeted the order "will never hold up on appeal."
President Donald Trump's intensifying legal troubles are unnerving some of his fellow Republicans. Despite his brash stance, they believe the turmoil has left him increasingly vulnerable as he gears up for what is sure to be a nasty fight for re-election.
Trump, ever confident of his ability to bend story lines to his will, mocks the investigations into his conduct as candidate and president as a "witch hunt" and insists he will survive the threats.
But a shift began to unfold over the weekend after prosecutors in New York for the first time linked Trump to a federal crime of illegal hush payments. That left some of his associates fearful that his customary bravado is unwarranted. For some Republicans, the implication that the president may have directed a campaign finance violation, which would be a felony, could foreshadow a true turning point in the Republican relationship with him when special counsel Robert Mueller releases his report on the Russia investigation.
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Lawyers for Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, asked a judge Tuesday to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted his career to his country and taken responsibility for an "uncharacteristic error in judgment."
The arguments to the judge echoed those of special counsel Robert Mueller's office, which last week said that Flynn's cooperation — including 19 meetings with investigators — was so extensive that he was entitled to avoid prison when he is sentenced next week.
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A Connecticut judge has ruled that electric car manufacturer Tesla illegally sold vehicles from its gallery in Greenwich, agreeing with the state's conclusion.
In the ruling last week, Judge Joseph Shortall wrote "if Tesla was not engaged in the business of selling motor vehicles at the gallery, it's difficult to see what it was engaged in at that location."
Local authorities were warning the public to avoid the area near the city’s Christmas market after a shooting left at least 2 people dead and several others injured.
One of four people missing in an underground West Virginia coal mine has emerged and officials are sending more search teams to find the others.
A statement from Gov. Jim Justice on Tuesday says the person who emerged from the mine gave search crews information about their whereabouts.
The state Office of Miner's Health, Safety and Training said it began assisting the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office in the search on Sunday after an ATV the four were believed to be riding was found near the mine entrance. The search is at Elk Run Coal Co.'s Rock House Powellton Mine, near Clear Creek.
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A local attorney who was already charged with defrauding his clients was arrested again for allegedly using his ex-wife’s accounts to spend money on strip clubs, pornography and an extramarital affair.
Joshua Janis, 38, of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, is charged with identity theft, forgery, access device fraud and theft.
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The gunman who shot and wounded three law enforcement officers in Houston on Tuesday afternoon has died of an apparent gunshot wound according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
A fourth-grader in Alabama died by suicide after being bullied with racist taunts, according to the child's family.
McKenzie Nicole Adams, 9, a U.S. Jones Elementary School student, was found dead in her home on Dec. 3 by her grandmother, according to Tuscaloosa News.
Eddwina Harris, the girl's aunt, told Tuscaloosa News that the bullying her niece experienced stemmed from her friendship with a white boy at her school.
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A Texas death row inmate was set to die by lethal injection Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting more than 25 years ago of a newlywed who was attacked as he and his wife walked on a jogging trail in Mesquite.
Alvin Braziel Jr. would be the 24th inmate put to death this year in the U.S. and the 13th executed in Texas, which is the nation's busiest capital punishment state. He would be the last Texas inmate executed this year.
Braziel, now 43, was sentenced to death for the slaying of 27-year-old Douglas White as he and his wife Lora White walked along a jogging trail encircling Eastfield College in 1993.
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A cycling safety advocate is in critical condition as a result of injuries she suffered when she was hit by a truck while biking in Encinitas.
Roberta Walker was struck in southbound lanes of North Coast Highway 101 south of Phoebe Street at around 6 a.m. Saturday. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department told NBC7 the driver of a Dodge RAM rear ended her while both were in the slow lane.
The Brooklyn charges against a mother who was seen wailing on the floor of a social services office, her 1-year-old son in her arms, as a group of officers forcefully try to snatch the baby from her have been dropped, the district attorney's office said in a statement Tuesday.
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A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after Mass on Tuesday, killing four people and wounding four more before taking a bullet in the ribs in a firefight with police and then shooting himself in the head, authorities said.
The shooting happened right after the midday service had ended at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Campinas, a city about 60 miles (100 kilometers) north of Sao Paulo.
"It's so sad," said Wilson Cassante, a press officer with the archdiocese. "It's hard to imagine the pain this has caused."
Attention Jimmy Dean sausage lovers: check your freezer because your links might be under recall due to possible metal contamination.
Kentucky-based CTI Foods LLC has recalled more than 29,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat pork and poultry products that may be contaminated with metal pieces, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said on Monday.