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Harvey Weinstein found guilty on 2 counts, not guilty on more serious charges

Harvey Weinstein found guilty on 2 counts, not guilty on more serious charges

Kuzma/iStock(NEW YORK) — The jury reached a verdict in the New York rape trial of Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced former Hollywood mega-producer.Weinstein, 67, was found guilty of criminal sexual assault and of rape in the third degree. He was found not guilty of the more serious charges of predatory sexual assault and of rape in…

How couple in their 70s survived eight days in California wilderness

How couple in their 70s survived eight days in California wilderness

RapidEye/iStock(SAN FRANCISCO) — The children of a couple in their 70s are opening up about how the duo survived the Northern California wilderness for eight days. Married couple Carol Kiparsky, 77, and Ian Irwin, 72, had been staying at a vacation cottage in Inverness/Seahaven when they disappeared on Feb. 14. They were supposed to check…

Alabama inmate convicted of murder on the loose after escaping custody

Alabama inmate convicted of murder on the loose after escaping custody

Alabama Department of Corrections(ALPINE, Ala.) — A convicted murderer is on the loose after escaping from a work-release facility in Alabama, officials said. Daniel Miner, 43, was reported missing from his bed on Saturday night during a count of inmates at the state-run facility in the town of Alpine, about 40 miles southeast of Birmingham,…

Man lucky to be alive after driving car off six-story parking garage

Man lucky to be alive after driving car off six-story parking garage

Santa Monica Police Department(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) — A man is lucky to be alive after somehow surviving driving his car off the top of a six-story parking garage.The Santa Monica Police Department first responded to reports of a vehicle that had gone over the side of a parking structure in Santa Monica, California, at approximately…

Boy Scouts organization is flawed but scouting is valuable, supporters say

Boy Scouts organization is flawed but scouting is valuable, supporters say

gloch/iStock(NEW YORK) — The Boy Scouts of America, an organization that’s been around for 110 years, recently filed for bankruptcy amid accusations that thousands of scouts were sexually abused by scout leaders, organizers or other scouts.But as ABC’s Cheri Preston reports for ABC News Radio’s “Perspective” podcast, that doesn’t mean the organization’s objectives have to…

Driver survives impalement through chest following car accident in Texas

Driver survives impalement through chest following car accident in Texas

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A Texas man survived a nearly fatal car accident Tuesday that left a pole in his chest and has begun his long road to recovery, according to his family. Mark Tabor told ABC News’ Good Morning America he considered his son Jake Tabor “a miracle baby,” after the 25-year-old father of…