He Leaked U.S. Missile Secrets. It Turned Into ‘a Dark Comedy of Errors.’

A former Raytheon missile defense engineer who recently pleaded guilty to leaking U.S. military secrets claims he did so only because his desperate attempts to correct a potentially deadly software error he accidentally made went completely unheeded by authorities.
“My approach and code were not adequately reviewed,” James Robert Schweitzer told The Daily Beast in his first public comments since his arrest. “I was told to ignore the anomaly that I introduced.”
The federal government, however, saw things quite differently.

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Deputy Who Shot Andrew Brown Jr. Tampered With Gun Afterwards: Lawsuit

A deputy sheriff involved in the shooting death of Andrew Brown, Jr., an unarmed Black man sitting in a car outside his North Carolina home, allegedly removed the bullets from his pistol in an attempt to cover up the extent of his actions while “stressing out about how many times he fired his weapon,” according to a bombshell federal court filing.
An amended complaint for damages, filed Oct.

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Deputy Who Shot Andrew Brown Jr. Tampered With Gun Afterwards: Lawsuit

A deputy sheriff involved in the shooting death of Andrew Brown, Jr., an unarmed Black man sitting in a car outside his North Carolina home, allegedly removed the bullets from his pistol in an attempt to cover up the extent of his actions while “stressing out about how many times he fired his weapon,” according to a bombshell federal court filing.
An amended complaint for damages, filed Oct.

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Houston Cops Backtrack on Wild Astroworld Needle Prick Theory

A security guard working at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival in Houston, where at least eight people died and hundreds more were seriously injured, was not in fact jabbed with a needle containing opioids, as was initially suggested by authorities, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said at a news conference on Wednesday.
On Saturday, Finner said that medical staff reported treating the guard with Narcan, a drug used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, and said that emergency responders had observed what appeared to be a needle mark on the unnamed guard’s neck.

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Teen Charged With Mowing Down Cyclists Is Champion Livestock Breeders’ Son

Teen Driver Finally Charged With Mowing Down 6 Cyclists Outside Houston Is Son of Champion Livestock Breeders

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Key Source on Trump Dirt File Arrested in Durham Investigation

The primary researcher on the so-called Steele dossier—a 2016 compilation of raw intelligence into potential coordination between then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian government officials to help him win the election—was arrested Thursday by federal agents.
An indictment charges Igor Y. Danchenko with five counts of making false statements to the FBI. He was taken into custody by the FBI as part of a special counsel inquiry overseen by Trump appointee John H. Durham, who was tasked with rooting out any improprieties in the origins and use of the dossier.

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House of Horrors Mom Became ‘Somebody Else’ After Meeting Boyfriend, Family Says

The Houston mom accused of abandoning her three young boys after her boyfriend allegedly beat her fourth child to death, leaving the kids in a squalid apartment for nearly a year with the decomposing corpse, underwent a drastic change after linking up with the man now accused of killing her 8-year-old son, according to the grandmother of one of the survivors.
When Gloria Williams, 35, disappeared from Linda Smith’s life about three years ago, Smith said she also lost all contact with her grandson, Ja’Veon Kirklin.

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Boyfriend Broke Kid’s Jaw Weeks Before House of Horrors Discovery: Cops

A Texas man charged with felony murder for allegedly beating his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son to death—then abandoning the victim’s three young brothers to fend for themselves in a filthy home alongside the decaying corpse—had subjected the children to regular physical abuse, breaking the middle child’s jaw in recent weeks, police said Wednesday.
Brian Ward Coulter, 31, killed the boy, Kendrick Lee, with his fists and feet around Thanksgiving 2020, according to a criminal complaint filed in Harris County District Court.

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Officials Suspect More Live Rounds Uncovered on ‘Rust’ Set

Investigators in New Mexico believe Alec Baldwin fired a live round on the set of Rust, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza, Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza announced Wednesday. Authorities have also recovered “possible additional live rounds” from the scene, Mendoza said.
Following the Oct. 21 shooting, doctors removed a projectile from Souza’s shoulder, which Mendoza described as “the same live round that was fired from the revolver by Mr. Baldwin.”
The gun used in the tragic accident has also been identified, he said.

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Forced Colonics, Weekly Weigh-Ins: ‘Cult’ Leaders Had Total Control Over Kids, Feds Say

Leaders of a Nation of Islam offshoot that has been labeled a “cult,” separated children from their parents, held them incommunicado under highly restrictive conditions, and made them work up to 16 hours a day for no pay, according to a shocking indictment unsealed Tuesday in Kansas federal court.
The 20-page filing accuses eight officials with the United Nation of Islam (UNOI)—a splinter group that in 1978 broke away from Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam—of conspiracy and forced labor.

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