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Cos article
ABC

Two Cosby Holdouts Prevented Guilty Verdict, Juror Says - ABC News

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, the juror said that accusations by dozens of other women against Cosby were not factored into the deliberations at all. “We never brought anything outside in,” the juror explained. “Never. Not once. If somebody would mention something, we would cut them off.”

Parnells article
ABC

'Our Son Hired Hit Men to Kill Us' - ABC News

Robyn and Richard Parnell learned this week that their 18-year-old son Jacob Jett allegedly confessed to hiring hit men to kill them. But in an interview with ABC News, all they could talk about was how much they love their boy.

Hinton blog pic article
ABC

Murderer Details Crime to ABC News

In brutally specific detail, his pale hands trembling, a Georgia inmate admitted Monday for the first time that he kidnapped and raped a 19-year-old college student in 1994, then strangled her with a necktie as she lay handcuffed to a bedpost and burned her body in a bonfire in his backyard.

Larry seidlin article
ABC

Florida Judge's Wife: People Say He Should Have His Own TV Show

Not since Judge Ito has a black robe so thoroughly failed to contain the colorful personality of the man beneath it.

Dylan disguised article
ABC

Masked & Anonymous: Dylan Mistaken For Homeless Man By Young N.J. Police Officer | ABC News

"I got out of my car and said, "Sarg, this guy says he's Bob Dylan,'" Buble said. "He opened the car door, looked in, and said, 'That's not Bob Dylan.'"

Roy pearson article
ABC

Tearful Testimony in $54 Million Pants Lawsuit - ABC News

A Washington, D.C. law judge broke down in tears and had to take a break from his testimony because he became too emotional while questioning himself about his experience with a missing pair of pants.

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ABC: The Man Who Got Joran Van Der Sloot to Talk About Natalee Holloway

After nearly three years, thousands of man-hours of official and unofficial investigations and virtually unprecedented international media attention, it took a pot-smoking poker player to wring damning admissions from Joran van der Sloot about the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.

Pizzabomberblog article
ABC

'Pizza Bomb' Suspect Contacts ABC News

The letter began enticingly enough.

"I am totally innocent of the [Brian] Wells crime, but I have a plethora of information to offer.''

Stamped "Inmate Mail -- Pa. Dept. of Corrections'' in Muncy, Pa., and bearing the name of the woman now at the center of the "pizza bomber" investigation, the letter arrived unbidden at ABC News in March, after the network sent a producer to Erie last winter to take a fresh look into the long unsolved case.

Pizzabomberblog2 article
ABC

Exclusive: Pizza Bomb Victim Was Part of the Plot - ABC News

Federal prosecutors will announce today that pizza-delivery man Brian Wells was involved in the bomb-strapped bank robbery plot that took his life, a well-placed law enforcement source has told ABC News' Law and Justice Unit.

Kimberly cunningham article
ABC

ABC: Murder or Vigilante Justice?

Amanda Cunningham said she vividly recalls the day her Uncle Coy raped her. "I remember I had my purple Little Mermaid shirt on," she told ABC News. "He told me to take my clothes off, and I said no, so he took them off me."

She was 9 years old. Coy Hundley was drunk, Amanda said, but that wasn't unusual.

Dylan obama article
ABC

Bob Dylan Sings Obama's Praises

Bob Dylan, the maverick architect of American protest music, appears to have endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. Or did he?

Bite mark expert article
ABC

Did 'Bite Mark' Expert Fake Evidence?

Imagine being wrongly convicted and jailed for abducting, raping and murdering a 3-year-old girl. That's apparently exactly what happened to two African-American men — separately — in one rural Mississippi county.

John mark karr article
ABC

ABC: Karr's Mother Tried to Kill Him, Family Friend Says

The mother of the suspect in JonBenet Ramsey's murder tried to kill him when he was only a baby, a family friend told ABC News.

Imus blog pib article
ABC

ABC: Don Imus' Lawsuit -- CBS 'Encouraged' Shock Jock's Behavior

Radio host Don Imus is going to sue CBS for $120 million, according to a draft copy of the complaint obtained by ABC News' Law & Justice Unit.

Amish school shooting blog pic article
ABC

'Shoot Me First,' Amish Girl Said to Ask

The oldest of the five Amish girls shot dead in a Pennsylvania schoolhouse is said to have stepped forward and asked her killer to "Shoot me first," in an apparent effort to buy time for her schoolmates, Rita Rhoads, a midwife who delivered two of the victims, told ABC News.