Mall riot

50 squad cars descended upon the Ford City Mall in southwest Chicago Sunday to restore order when 100 to 200 kids rioted after a Mindless Behavior appearance.

The teeny bopper group made an appearance at the food court in the mall earlier in the day to promote their new release, "All Around the World," John Sarama, the mall's senior general manager, told the Chicago Tribune.

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Kenny Clutch

An aspiring rapper was at the wheel of a Maserati that was involved in a rolling shootout in Las Vegas, police say.

Police are hunting the occupants of a black Range Rover who opened fire on the Maserati as it headed north on Las Vegas Boulevard.

The Maserati's driver, identified by family members as Kenneth Cherry Jr., died after his Maserati slammed into a taxi and burst into flames on the busy Las Vegas strip, 2 blocks from where rapper Tupac was shot.

The taxi driver, Michael Boldon, 62, and his passenger also died, CNN reports.

A passenger inside the Maserati survived the crash.

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Jim Jones

It's hard to keep track of all the rappers who have been cuffed in the past year alone. Add rapper Jim Jones to the list (again).

NorthJersey.com reports Jones was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct and hindering apprehension in Fair Lawn Wednesday.

Police say Jones, 37, interfered with a vehicle that was being ticketed and towed (or repossessed).

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Oscar Pistorius weeps in court

Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius held his head in his hands and cried in open court as he heard the charges against him in Pretoria, South Africa Friday.

Pistorius, 26, was arrested Thursday and charged with shooting his girlfriend, FHM model and upcoming reality star Reeva Steenkamp, 29, at his Pretoria mansion earlier that morning.

A magistrate upgraded the charges from murder to the more serious charge of premeditated murder as it was revealed that Pistorius shot Steenkamp four times through a bathroom door.

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Christopher Dorner mother

A reporter for a CBS news affiliate station in Los Angeles claims she spoke with Christopher Dorner's mother as the woman watched her son's saga unfold on live TV in a restaurant.

CBS2/KCAL9’s Michele Gile said a woman matching Dorner's mother's description dined with a female friend at La Capilla Mexican Restaurant in La Palma around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Christopher Dorner confirmed dead

The biggest manhunt in Southern California history ended in a blaze of glory Tuesday night -- just as Christopher Dorner had predicted in his online manifesto.

Dorner, 33, went on a shooting rampage to seek revenge for what he believed was his wrongful termination from the LAPD in 2008. On Monday Dorner was officially charged (in absentia) with the deaths of 2 LAPD officers and the attempted murders of 2 other officers.

After eluding a joint task force of law enforcement officers across California for a week, Dorner was spotted by a state Fish and Wildlife officer as he drove a stolen truck near Big Bear, California Tuesday. Dorner and the officer exchanged gunfire and Dorner crashed the pickup truck.

The former Navy veteran then abandoned the stolen truck and ran into the nearby woods. He took refuge in an empty rental cabin which was quickly surrounded by San Bernardino officers. A fierce gun battle erupted and two San Bernardino County officers were hit as Dorner attempted to escape out of the back of the cabin.

One officer later died of his injuries and a 2nd officer was in surgery but expected to survive. SWAT officers returned fire and lobbed tear gas canisters into the wooden structure, pushing Dorner back inside.

According to a law enforcement source, police had broken down windows, fired tear gas into the cabin and blasted over a loud speaker urging Dorner to surrender. When they got no response, police deployed a vehicle to rip down the walls of the cabin "one by one, like peeling an onion," a law enforcement official said.

By the time they got to the last wall, authorities heard a single gunshot, the source said. Then flames began to spread through the structure, and gunshots, probably set off by the fire, were heard. Source

LAPD officials confirmed Dorner's charred body was pulled out of the burned cabin tonight, a source told the LA Times.

Police suspect Dorner shot himself when he was cornered and trapped inside the cabin. It isn't clear if the tear gas canisters ignited the flames that totally consumed the cabin, or if Dorner set the fire himself.

Dorner was fired from the LAPD in 2008 for making false statements about another LAPD officer.

In his angry 11-page manifesto posted to Facebook, Dorner named targets within the LAPD and he promised to use "every bit of small arms training, demolition, ordnance and survival training I've been given" to bring "warfare" to LAPD officers and their families.

At the peak of the intense manhunt for Dorner, officials had placed 50 LAPD officers and their families under police protection.

Among Dorner's first victims were the daughter of a former LAPD captain and her fiance, who were shot to death as they sat in their car near their home Sunday night.

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  • Anderson Cooper Christopher Dorner

    CNN anchor Anderson Cooper wasn't expecting a package to arrive at his office, neatly addressed to him by the most wanted man in California.

    The manila envelope arrived at Cooper's office on Feb. 1, days before ex-LAPD cop Christopher Dorner went on a shooting rampage, killing 3 people and injuring 2 others.

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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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    Alabama bus kidnapping

    The 7-day hostage crisis in Midland City, Alabama is over, WSFA TV reports. The standoff between law enforcement and Jimmy Lee Dykes ended at around 3:40 p.m. ET Monday when police stormed the 6 ft x 8 ft underground bunker where Dykes and his hostage, 5-year-old Ethan, were hunkered down.

    Neighbors who were earwitnesses tell WSFA that the FBI breached the door to Dykes' homemade bunker and tossed in a flash bomb to temporarily disorient him and his small captive.

    The Associated Press reports Dykes, 65, was shot and killed by law enforcement. Ethan, who turns 6 Thursday, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for evaluation.

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    Mall cop tases woman

    Mall cop tases woman

    When Barack Obama introduced ObamaCare early in his first term as U.S. president, debates raged on conservative blogs as to the universal healthcare's main objective. Many believed that ObamaCare's underlying purpose was to control the population -- specifically a non-productive, unruly part of the population that continues to breed out of control.

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    Alabama bus kidnapping

    Police in Alabama are engaged in a tense stand-off with a deranged man who shot and killed a school bus driver before snatching a 5-or 6-year-old boy off the bus.

    Police say Jimmy Lee Dykes, 67, boarded the bus Tuesday afternoon and told the other children to get off. The bus driver, Charles Albert Poland Jr., 66, was shot several times as he attempted to stop Dykes from taking the boy, according to police. Poland was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Children who escaped from the bus told a local minister that the kidnapped boy fainted before he was taken off the bus.

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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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    Rick Ross target of drive by

    Wannabe gangsta rapper Rick Ross, real name William Leonard Roberts II, nearly escaped with his life after he wrecked his prized Rolls Royce while trying to evade a drive-by shooting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

    Police say Ross, 37, was the intended target as a gunman (or gunmen) riddled his luxury Rolls with bullets fired from another vehicle around 5 a.m. this morning.

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    Frank Ocean Chris Brown

    The LAPD are investigating an early morning brawl between singers Chris Brown and Frank Ocean over, of all things, a parking spot!

    According to an insider who was with Brown last night, they left the Westlake Recording studios in West Hollywood around 2 a.m. this morning. As Brown approached his car -- which was parked in Ocean's parking spot -- he saw that Ocean had blocked his car in with his own vehicle.

    That's when words were exchanged between Ocean and Brown's camp. But my source says Brown stayed out of the loud chattering. My source said Brown attempted to back out of the parking spot. But according to my source, Ocean started running off at the mouth. "[Brown] was the peacemaker," said the insider. "He didn't want any trouble."

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