Brandi Ribecky

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Tanisha Anderson's Death, At Hands Of Police, Ruled A Homicide

The death of Tanisha Anderson, who died during an altercation with Cleveland police outside her home in November, has been ruled a homicide by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner.<p>The medical examiner's office has not yet released its full report, but shared its cause of death finding with BuzzFeed …

Law Enforcement

All Of The @TrueFacts

Facts on the internet. But true.<p><i>Editor's note: We regularly tweet about anniversaries and simply replace "today" with the day's date so that the tweet is searchable and sourcing is still available.</i><p>Example: "All Dogs Go to Heaven <i>premiered 25 years ago today" becomes "</i>All Dogs Go to Heaven <i>premiered</i> …

Space

Lions put TE Joseph Fauria on injured reserve

The Detroit Lions placed tight end Joseph Fauria on injured reserve today, ending his season after a second ankle injury.<p>"It will only make my future …

Bill De Blasio Explains Why His Son Needs To Be Careful Around Cops

Facing heat from the police union, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stood by his comments from earlier this week that his biracial son needs to take special precautions around cops.<p>De Blasio explained after the non-indictment of Eric Garner that he and his wife "had to literally train" their son …

NYPD Tweet #WeHearYou Immediately Backfires After Eric Garner Ruling

Twitter exploded with criticism of the NYPD following an incendiary tweet by a top New York cop.<p>The tweet, which said the department was "committed to rebuilding public trust" and hashtagged #WeHearYou, was sent as the public learned that a grand jury voted not to indict the officer involved in the …

The American Justice System Is Not Broken

Justice

You’re not old school, you’re uneducated.

Old school defined by <b>Google</b>:<p>used, usually approvingly, to refer to someone or something that is old-fashioned or traditional.<br>“amenities that my …

Missing Boy Found Behind Fake Wall Engineered His Own Escape

The boy rescued by Georgia police last week from behind a false wall says he managed to engineer his own escape by using a smartphone.<p>Gregory Jean Jr. told reporters he had been given a cellphone with no signal from his father to stay in touch with friends, but he instead used it to download the …

Crime

Zeta Tau Alpha

FAQ: ZTA Does Not Renew Sponsorship of Susan G. Komen®<p>The Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation has partnered with Susan G. Komen® for 22 years as the sponsor of …

Granddaughter's Final Blog: 'He Threatened To Kill Me... I'm So Scared'

An 11-year-old girl had been reaching out for help on a social media site before her suicidal grandfather killed her and her mother on Monday night.<p>Police say Honorario Yano, 78, shot the pair dead in Seattle before turning the gun on himself. KIRO identifies the victims as Yano's daughter, …

Tough Cop Adopts 2 Brothers, Rescues Them From Abusive Home

Jack Mook may have a tough exterior, but make no mistake -- the Pittsburgh police detective has a heart of gold.<p>On Sept. 16, the 45-year-old bachelor officially became the adoptive father to 15-year-old Josh and 11-year-old Jessee, Trib Total Media reported. Unfortunately, the two brothers had …

Entire School Holds Early Graduation For Teen With Cancer Who Has 4 Months To Live

When this teen with cancer was told she was running out of time, her friends and family made sure she wouldn't miss one of the biggest milestones in a high school student's life.<p>Lynzee Ford, 17, a senior at Kilgore High School in Texas, was diagnosed with leukemia in January, according to KLTV. …

Detroit Lions take London, and fans come out of nowhere

GUILDFORD, England -- Adam Meller took today off from his job as a London-based recruiter, put on his Calvin Johnson No. 81 jersey and went to Surrey …

Dead Infants Found In U-Haul Storage Locker In Canada [UPDATE]

Police in Winnipeg, Canada say that the bodies of several infants were found in a U-Haul storage locker on Monday night.<p>CBC News first reported the "gruesome scene," where six bodies were discovered in various states of decomposition. An employee at the facility originally called police after the …

Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard Arrested

Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard (R) was arrested on Monday and charged with 23 felony ethics charges, The Associated Press reported.<p>Hubbard, who chaired the Alabama Republican Party from 2007 to 2011, faces charges that include using his office for personal gain and voting for legislation with a …

Sparty Dances With The Big Ten Mascots To Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off'

<b>By George Fox</b> <b><br>@georgejfox</b><p>Have you heard the saying, “dance like nobody is watching”? It looks like the Big Ten mascots have — and the Internet is a …

The FSU Marching Band Just Killed This Version Of "Single Ladies"

The Marching Chiefs did Beyoncé proud (I think).

Notre Dame

LOOK: Shonda Rhimes Shuts Down Tweeter Who's Upset With Gay Sex Scenes

Over the weekend, a tweeter complained to Shonda Rhimes that "gay scenes" in the TV shows "Scandal" and "How to Get Away with Murder" were "too much." Rhimes, who executive produces both shows and who has spoken up in support of the LGBT community in the past, quickly took to her own Twitter feed …

Philip Rivers set an NFL record and no one is talking about it

1. Philip Rivers set an NFL record by having a passer rating higher than 120.0 in five straight games.<p>Because passer rating is confusing and inaccessible, this record has flown under the radar this week. But it shouldn’t be. With his fifth straight game with a passer rating of 120 or higher, Rivers …

'Willy Wonka' Child Star Has A Completely Different Career (VIDEO)

More than four decades ago, Peter Ostrum was a little boy living in Cleveland, participating in a local children's theater. Then, the sixth-grader was cast in a film called "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," and, suddenly, everyone knew who he was. Ostrum became famous for his portrayal of …

20 'Pieces Of Advice' All Independent Women Are Tired Of Hearing

Women grow up in a paradox. No, not a bubble. A paradox. Like a bubble, however, it keeps us from ever really moving anywhere, swaying ever so gently …

She Could Hear Every Word He Said Through The Open Window, So She Started Typing

Dear Woman<p>Dear Woman,<p>You don’t know me and I have no business writing you this. You may have 50 people around you who are helping you with this …

How I learned to stop hating and love Weird Old Kobe Bryant

Thanks to a mediocre supporting cast and a better understanding into the warped mind of Kobe Bryant, fear and loathing have been replaced by appreciation. How did that happen?<p>There are so many reasons to hate Kobe Bryant, especially if you're a basketball fan from Portland, San Antonio, Dallas, …

When CNN Grieved For These Boys, They Totally Forgot About The Victim

The Police Report From The Palin Family Brawl Is Full Of Crazy Details

The police report from a September brawl that included the Palin family was released on Thursday, and boy, did it include some crazy details.<p>The incident took place at a party near Anchorage, Alaska.<p><b>Below, some of the most eyebrow-raising tidbits from the police report:</b><p>When police arrived on the …

WEIRD Headlines

Watch This Incredible Young Woman Render Jon Stewart Speechless

This Norwegian Preteen Is 'Marrying' A 37-Year-Old For One Important Reason

Thea is 12 years old. She's a seventh-grader at her school in Norway, and she loves riding horses and listening to One Direction. According to her blog, she's also marrying a 37-year-old man this weekend.<p>But Thea and her impending wedding aren't actually real. They were fabricated for a viral …

The Utah Jazz Signed A 5-Year-Old Leukemia Patient To Their Roster And It Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

Because it's more than basketball.

NBA

Police Officer Battling Breast Cancer For The Second Time Is Honored With A Pink Patrol Car

Long said she continues to work hard because "I get to support a lot of people that are going through this and be kind of like their ambassador and tell them, 'There is still hope, you can still live with this disease.'"<p>She said her greatest support came from her 11-year-old son, Samuel, who she …

Cancer