Hadiya Pendleton funeral

Just a day after First Lady Michelle Obama attended the funeral of 15-year-old shooting victim Hadiya Pendleton, police took two suspects into custody, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Murder charges are pending against the two men, and the charges could come as early as this evening, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said.

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Christopher Dorner manhunt

Los Angeles law enforcement officers with itchy trigger fingers shot up the wrong pickup truck during a massive manhunt for cop killer Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33.

2 women were hospitalized with serious injuries when LAPD officers mistook their pickup truck for Dorner's and opened fire.

The attorney for Maggie Carranza, 47, and her mother, 71-year-old Emma Hernandez, said the women had "no warning" before their truck was riddled with bullets as they delivered Los Angeles Times newspapers around 5:15 a.m. in Torrance, CA.

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Christopher Dorner

A massive manhunt is underway for Christopher Dorner, a fired Los Angeles police officer suspected in the deaths of a former police captain's daughter and her fiance last weekend, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Police say the bodies of Monica Quan and her boyfriend Keith Lawrence were found inside their car in a parking garage Sunday night. Dorner was last seen Thursday when he killed a police officer and wounded two others. He was reportedly driving a pickup at the time of the separate shootings.

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Michelle Obama Hadiya Pendleton

An unnamed White House source confirms that First Lady Michelle Obama will attend the funeral of Hadiya Pendleton in place of her husband, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Mrs. Obama will attend Saturday’s funeral in Chicago for the 15-year-old shooting victim, who was slain by an unknown gunman a few days after she danced for Obama during his 2nd Inauguration in January.

Pendleton was shot once in the back as she huddled with a group of friends in a park to wait out the rain. The King College Prep honor student was slain about two blocks from the Obamas' Chicago residence in upscale Kenwood.

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petition Obama attend Hadiya Pendleton

In December, President Obama flew cross country to grieve with the parents of the 20 slain Sandy Hook Elementary school children. And now friends of 16-year-old Hadiya Pendleton are asking Obama to do the same for her. Pendleton, an honors student and drum majorette, was shot and killed in a park in Obama's hometown of Chicago 2 days after she danced for him at his 2nd Inauguration.

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Hidaya Pendleton

Last month, President Barack Obama flew cross country to personally share in the grief of the parents who lost their children in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting.

In the hours following the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl who danced for him at his Inauguration, the president and First Lady Michelle Obama released this statement:

“The president and first lady's thoughts and prayers are with the family of Hadiya Pendleton."

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Hidaya Pendleton A 15-year-old girl who performed with her high school band for President Obama at his 2nd Inauguration last week was shot and killed in the Kenwood area of Chicago Tuesday.

Hidaya Pendleton died just blocks from the high school she attended. The teenager was an honor student, a well-liked volleyball player, and majorette.

Witnesses tell CBS 2’s Mike Parker that Pendleton was among a group of 10 to 12 teenagers seeking shelter from the rain under a canopy in a park on the 4500 block of South Oakenwald Avenue around 2:30 p.m., when a gunman jumped a fence, and opened fire on the teens.

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Cissy Houston on Oprah

Grammy winning gospel singer Cissy Houston has no love for R&B singer Bobby Brown. In her memoir "Remembering Whitney", Cissy Houston, 79, recalls the days when her daughter was madly in love with Brown, and she couldn't understand why.

Whitney Houston drowned in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub at age 48. The coroner's report listed cocaine, prescription drugs and alcohol in her system.

"Does it feels like a year already?" since Whitney passed, asked Oprah in an interview for Oprah's Next Chapter, which aired Monday. "It feels like two years," Cissy Houston replies.

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Leroy Sugarfoot Bonner dies

Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, the lead singer of 70s Funk and Soul band The Ohio Players, died of heart failure Sunday at his home, according to a statement from his family.

In the 1970s, real musicians such as The Ohio Players, The Commodores, and Earth, Wind & Fire dominated the charts with music that infused funk, jazz and soul. The Ohio Players were known for their chart topping hits such as "Heaven Must Be Like This", "Love Rollercoaster," "Fire," "Skin Tight" and "Funky Worm." This is the music your parents used to boogie to at basements parties on hot, steamy nights.

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Dianne Feinstein bill

A 15-year-old boy is in police custody in New Mexico, charged with killing two adults and three children at a South Valley home near Albuquerque Sunday morning, the Associated Press reports.

The teen was identified as Nehemiah Griego. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office identified the victims as Pastor Greg Griego, 51; his wife Sara Griego, 40; and three of their children, Zephania Griego, 9; Jael Griego, 5; and Angelina Griego, 2. The victims were all shot multiple times with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle (similar to the one pictured above in a Getty Images stock photo).

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Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins

The mother of Jovan Belcher, the Kansas City Chiefs player who shot his girlfriend to death then killed himself, has signed over guardianship of Belcher's infant daughter to his girlfriend's cousin, the NY Post reports.

The NY Post reports exclusively that Sheyl Shepherd signed a notarized letter giving guardianship to Sophie Perkins, a cousin of the late Kasandra Perkins. The letter was signed by Perkins, Shepherd, a witness and a notary, according to the Post.

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dog ate owners face

Dogs are called man's best friend and some dog owners refer to their pets as members of the family. But unlike most humans, a dog has no qualms about eating their owners after death.

A pet pug-cross ate its owner's face after the man died in his Wichita, Kansas apartment, the KWCH reports.

Authorities say a neighbor found the small dog eating its 46-year-old owner's face after the man lay decomposing for several days.

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Lottery winner poisoned

The wife of a man who died of cyanide poisoning attempted to claim his $1 million lottery winnings in the days following his mysterious death.

Urooj Khan, 46, right, collapsed and died at his Chicago home in July after consuming a meal of Indian Kofta curry prepared by his wife, Shabana Ansari, 32, (pictured left).

Urooj Khan's brother, ImTiaz Khan, accused Ansari of attempting to claim her husband's winnings but she was unable to do so.

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Lottery winner poisoned

Poisoned Lottery winner Urooj Khan's wife, Shabana Ansari, told a reporter she prepared her husband's final meal the night he collapsed and died in July.

The family, including Khan's 17-year-old daughter from a previous marriage, Jasmeen, and Ansari's father, sat down to eat a traditional dinner of Indian Kofta curry at the beginning of the holiest month for Muslims.

Ansari, 32, told the Chicago Sun-Times that Khan, 46, complained he wasn't feeling well after dinner. She said he retired early, falling asleep in a chair. He awoke hours later in agony, and collapsed. She called 911.

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Yung Teddy

A woman is under arrest for sending threatening text messages to a rapper 24 hours before he was slain by an unknown assailant, the Atlanta Journal reports.

Yung Teddy was found shot to death at his Austell home last Wednesday night. Police say Yachari Kiyana Miller sent the threatening texts to the victim on Tuesday, saying, “You a dead man walking” and “This your year to die."

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Lottery winner poisoned

A Chicago man was fatally poisoned one day after collecting his lottery winnings, NBC News reports.

Urooj Khan, a native of India, died July 20 -- one day after he collected a lump sum of $425,000 on a winning $1 million scratch off instant lottery ticket.

Khan, 46, was buried after the medical examiner's office determined that he died of natural causes. An autopsy revealed that Khan had no physical injuries and no unusual substances in his body.

But one week after his death, Khan's family asked the medical examiner's office to take a second look into his death.

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Raphael Ward

A popular 16-year-old Lower East Side teenager was gunned down after he refused to hand over his expensive winter parka to a gang of thugs, the NY Post reports.

Raphael Ward became the first shooting victim of the New Year in New York City. Ironically, he predicted his own death on his social networking account hours before he was shot.

Ward, whose Facebook name was “BloccBoy Tokyo” wrote "I'm dead," according to friends. The teen was shot once in the chest in front of the DeWitt Reformed Church at 280 Rivington St. about 9 p.m. on Friday, according to the NY Post. Ward died near the apartment he shared with his single mother and younger brother. His mother was too distraught to speak to a reporter.

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Pebblez da Model

The woman known as Pebblez da Model was captured in Memphis and charged with illegally brokering a butt shot procedure that resulted in the death of an Atlanta woman.

Karima Gordon, 37, died after undergoing the illegal procedure at the Mississippi home of street practitioner Morris Garner, 52, (pictured below) who is not legally licensed to perform such procedures.

Morris Gordon

Police arrested Garner on April 6, 2012 and charged him with depraved-heart murder, after Gordon's autopsy revealed she had been injected with cement and other industrial substances.

A depraved-heart murder, also known as depraved-indifference murder, is a legal term for a crime that demonstrates a “callous disregard for human life” and results in death. The charge carries a life sentence.

After Garner was arrested, he named Pebblez da Model as his go-between for women who sought his illegal services.

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Yung Teddy

Up-and-coming Atlanta rapper Yung Teddy was found shot to death in his Austell, GA home Wednesday night, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Police responding to a report of shots fired found the 23-year-old rapper, real name Justin Mitchell, deceased around 10:18 p.m.

According to a bio on his Myspace page, Yung Teddy has been in the rap game since the age of 10. His first mixtape, "Almost Famous", was released summer 2006.

Investigators are asking for the public's help in finding two suspects who may be involved in the shooting. According to the AJC, "the first [suspect] is described as a black man with a thin build, between 20 and 23 years old, and about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9. He was last seen wearing a gray sweater, dark pants and a black beanie hat. He was armed with a handgun.

The second suspect is a black man, 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-6 tall. He was last seen wearing a multicolored beanie hat and a navy blue bandana covering his face."

Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call police at 770-499-3945.

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    Celebrity blogsite TMZ reports that rapper Lil Twist was behind the wheel of Justin Bieber's white Ferrari when a photographer was struck and killed by a car Tuesday.

    Twist, a protege and artist of Lil Wayne, spent the New Year with Bieber in Mexico. The rapper even tweeted a photo of the 2 teens drinking in Mexico, where the legal drinking age is lower.

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    Sunando Sen

    The NYPD are asking the public for help identifying a deranged woman who shoved a man into the path of an oncoming train Thursday.

    Witnesses say the overweight Hispanic woman sat on a bench mumbling to herself and pacing the platform just moments before she crept up behind Sunando Sen and shoved him to his death under the wheels of the 7-train.

    Sen, 46, a hard working native of Calcutta, India, apparently wasn't aware that the woman was behind him. Witnesses say there was no altercation before the woman pushed Sen onto the tracks.

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    Jade Morris Brenda Stokes

    A man walking his dog in the Nevada desert found the body of 10-year-old Jade Morris, who went missing after her babysitter was arrested for slashing a casino dealer last Friday. Jade's body was found Thursday near an unfinished housing development in the northern portion of the Las Vegas Valley, the Huffington Post reports.

    Family members visually identified the girl's body Thursday afternoon.

    "We are heartbroken today. It has been confirmed by family members that the body of ... Jade Morris has been found. We pray for her family," Natalie Wilson told The Huffington Post.

    Wilson said the family wasn't told the cause of death.

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    Beyonce records PSA

    Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, Conan O'Brien, Chris Rock, Carmelo Anthony, Jennifer Aniston and others recorded a PSA for gun control. The PSA was released today, one week after the tragic Sandy Hook, Connecticut, shooting that left 20 children dead. Ironically, the National Rifle Association (NRA) held a press conference today. Among his idiotic statements, the NRA spokesman suggested that the Sandy Hook shooter could have been stopped if the teachers in the school were armed.

    As you watch the PSA video, remember that political donations from millions of NRA members helped shape the course of politics in America. Don't expect any 'meaningful' gun law changes any time soon. Obama is bought and paid for.

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    Sandy Hook Elementary School

    A deranged gunman opened fire inside an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut today, leaving at least 27 dead, including 20 children.

    The shooter, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, went from classroom to classroom firing randomly. Lanza is dead inside the school. It isn't clear if Lanza was shot by law enforcement or if he took his own life.

    Lanza apparently shot his father at his New Jersey home before driving to the school and shooting his mother, a teacher at the school. He then went on a shooting rampage in 2 rooms of the school.

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    Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins

    Police interviews conducted with Cheryl Shepherd, the mother of Kansas City linebacker Jovan Belcher, reveal that Belcher argued with his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, about their daughter's paternity before shooting her multiple times then turning the gun on himself.

    “The mother believed that there was an issue over whether [Belcher] was the father,” said a source told The NY Post. “She said he [believed he] wasn’t necessarily the father of the child.”

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    Brandon Woodard

    Police say someone sent a text message to Brandon Lincoln Woodard, 31, luring him out of the safety of his swanky midtown hotel -- and into the path of a killer.

    Surveillance video shows the killer emerging from the passenger side of a silver Lincoln MKZ sedan parked on West 58th Street. But he was about 20 minutes early.

    Woodard, of Los Angeles, checked out of the swanky 6 Columbus Hotel in midtown and walked east -- right past the man who was waiting to kill him. Police theorize that the assassin allowed Woodard to pass because foot traffic was heavy at the time.

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    NYPD sergeant commits suicide The NY Post reports that a well-liked NYPD sergeant committed suicide after fighting with her girlfriend.

    The Post quotes police sources who say Stephanie Moses shot herself to death in the bedroom of her Long Island home.

    “On behalf of the New York City Police Department, I extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sgt. Stephanie Moses who was, on so many occasions, the face of the NYPD on the national stage as well as routinely at police ceremonies,” said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

    In May 2011, Moses was greeted by Barack Obama during a 9/11 Memorial ceremony.

    Moses spent most of her career in the department's Ceremonial Unit.

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  • Brandon Woodard

    The NYPD has released a photo taken from surveillance video just moments before a man was gunned down on a busy New York street in broad daylight Monday.

    Witnesses say the man shot Brandon Lincoln Woodard in the back of the head then cooly hopped into a waiting SUV, with a driver behind the wheel. The light-colored Lincoln sedan headed east before getting stuck in traffic just yards from Woodard's body.

    But the assailant and his driver did not panic. The SUV idled at a red light until traffic cleared and then disappeared down 7th Avenue.

    “There was no rush,” NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said of Woodard’s killer. “He just walked up, shot him and walked away.”

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    Kate Middleton Leaving the Hospital

    A receptionist at the London hospital which treated pregnant Kate Middleton for acute morning sickness has killed herself -- 2 days after she put through a prank radio call to Middleton's nurse.

    The Daily Mail reports that the body of Jacintha Saldanha was found at a house near King Edward VII Hospital just before 9:30 a.m. (London time) Friday.

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