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Reputed Mobster Admits Assaulting 'Real Housewives' Hubby

Reputed Mobster Admits Assaulting 'Real Housewives' Hubby

Dec 17, 2020

A reputed mobster admitted assaulting the then-boyfriend and now husband of a former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast member in exchange for a deeply discounted lavish wedding reception.

Fashion Mogul Peter Nygard Arrested in Canada on Sex Charges

Fashion Mogul Peter Nygard Arrested in Canada on Sex Charges

By Rob Gilllies, Larry Neumeister | Dec 16, 2020

Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard was arrested on charges alleging he sexually abused women and girls after luring them into his orbit with opportunities in fashion and modeling over the last 25 years.

Prosecutors: Killer, 18, Lured 15-Year-Old Victim into Woods with Sex, Murdered Him

Prosecutors: Killer, 18, Lured 15-Year-Old Victim into Woods with Sex, Murdered Him

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 12, 2020

An 18-year-old suspect accused of murdering a 15-year-old boy lured him into the woods with a promise of sex before clubbing him to death with a wrench, the prosecution charged in court. The motive: Blackmail.

PA Trump Supporter Rakes in Thousands With Fake Social Media Accounts

PA Trump Supporter Rakes in Thousands With Fake Social Media Accounts

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 9, 2020

A 21-year-old Pennsylvania supporter of President Trump raked in thousands of dollars through a fake "Gay Voices for Trump" social media account, linked to by other accounts impersonating the President's family.

Watch: 'A Real Sense of Violation': Ohio Family's Pride Flag Stolen, Burned

Watch: 'A Real Sense of Violation': Ohio Family's Pride Flag Stolen, Burned

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 6, 2020

A family in an Ohio town says that the person who trespassed on their property, stole the Pride flag from their porch, and then burned it has inflicted "A real sense of violation" on them.

Years-Old Murder Shook Town; New Arrest Causes Aftershocks

Years-Old Murder Shook Town; New Arrest Causes Aftershocks

By Rebecca Boone | Dec 6, 2020

Nearly 40 years ago, Dan Woolley was shot in the parking lot of a small-town bar. The shooter crossed the street to the town's other tavern, ordered a drink and declared, "I just killed a man." And then he disappeared, leaving no trace.

Suspect in Arson of Gay Bar's Pride Flag Sentenced to Time Served

Suspect in Arson of Gay Bar's Pride Flag Sentenced to Time Served

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 4, 2020

The suspect in a 2019 arson case involving a Pride flag belonging to a Des Moines gay bar has been set free.

Watch: High-Profile Anti-LGBTQ NYC Priest Accused of Sexual Assault, Gay Porn Viewing

Watch: High-Profile Anti-LGBTQ NYC Priest Accused of Sexual Assault, Gay Porn Viewing

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 4, 2020

A 22-year-old security guard says she was sexually assaulted by a high-profile Manhattan priest who has espoused anti-LGBTQ views - and she says the assault occurred after he viewed gay porn.

Police: Couple Flew to Hawaii Despite Positive Virus Tests

Police: Couple Flew to Hawaii Despite Positive Virus Tests

By Caleb Jones | Dec 4, 2020

A couple were arrested at a Hawaii airport after traveling from the U.S. mainland despite knowing they were infected with COVID-19, authorities said.Kauai Police Department via AP

Watch: Trans Woman Chae'Meshia Simms Shot, Killed in Va.

Watch: Trans Woman Chae'Meshia Simms Shot, Killed in Va.

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 2, 2020

Family and friends are grieving Chae'Meshia Simms, a transgender woman who was shot and killed in Richmond, Virginia, in her mother's rental car on Nov. 23, just after the end of Transgender Awareness Week.

Watch: Transphobic Attack Targets Laverne Cox, Friend

Watch: Transphobic Attack Targets Laverne Cox, Friend

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 30, 2020

A man targeted Laverne Cox and her friend with anti-trans hostility and violence in a Los Angeles park, Cox revealed on social media.

Beware of COVID-19 Scams as Vaccine Approaches FDA Approval

Beware of COVID-19 Scams as Vaccine Approaches FDA Approval

By Colleen Long | Nov 30, 2020

The coronavirus vaccine inching toward approval in the U.S. is desperately anticipated by weary Americans longing for a path back to normal life. But criminals are waiting, too, ready to use that desperation to their advantage, federal investigators say.

With No Federal Protection, 39 States Still Allow 'Gay Panic' Defense

With No Federal Protection, 39 States Still Allow 'Gay Panic' Defense

Nov 28, 2020

The "gay panic" defense is still legal in more than two-thirds of states, with no federal protection.

Washington Mother Beats, Robs Son's Grindr Date; Son Joins In

Washington Mother Beats, Robs Son's Grindr Date; Son Joins In

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 25, 2020

A woman in Washington State is accused of assaulting and robbing a man her son met on Grindr. The woman's son and another man also reportedly joined in on the beating.

Lambda Legal Sues on Behalf of Teen Over Trans Exclusion in Health Benefits

Lambda Legal Sues on Behalf of Teen Over Trans Exclusion in Health Benefits

Nov 24, 2020

"This denial ... sends a message to my son and all transgender people, that their health care needs aren't real or they're not worthy of care. I won't accept that," says the teen's mom Patti Pritchard.

Transgender Woman Sues Georgia Corrections Officials Again

Transgender Woman Sues Georgia Corrections Officials Again

Nov 23, 2020

A Black transgender woman on Monday sued Georgia prison officials, saying they have failed to protect her from repeated sexual assaults behind bars and failed to provide her with adequate medical treatment.

Feds Charge Man in Armed Robbery of Kardashian Pal Cheban

Feds Charge Man in Armed Robbery of Kardashian Pal Cheban

Nov 21, 2020

Federal authorities in New York City have brought charges in the armed robbery of Jonathan Cheban, a reality TV pal of Kim Kardashian.

Fashion Designer Mossimo Giannulli Reports to Prison in College Bribery Case

Fashion Designer Mossimo Giannulli Reports to Prison in College Bribery Case

By Alanna Durkin Richer, Michael Balsamo | Nov 20, 2020

Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli reported to prison on Thursday to begin serving his five-month sentence for bribing his daughters' way into college, officials said.

Poky Pals? Bride-to-be Says that Convicted Killer's Vaseline Found in Her Fiancé's Cell Doesn't Mean He's Gay

Poky Pals? Bride-to-be Says that Convicted Killer's Vaseline Found in Her Fiancé's Cell Doesn't Mean He's Gay

Nov 17, 2020

The bride-to-be of a convicted felon insists that her fiancé' is not gay after personal items from another inmate, including vaseline, were found in his cell. The owner of the items is convicted killer Chris Watts.

Hate Crimes In US Reach Highest Level in More than a Decade

Hate Crimes In US Reach Highest Level in More than a Decade

By Michael Balsamo | Nov 16, 2020

Hate crimes in the U.S. rose to the highest level in more than a decade as federal officials also recorded the highest number of hate-motivated killings since the FBI began collecting that data in the early 1990s.

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