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2 toddlers die after radiator mishap

Two sibling toddlers died Wednesday after suffering steam burns in a New York City apartment, and investigators are looking into whether a radiator malfunctioned, authorities said.

In this undated photo released by the Americus Police Department, Americus Police Officer Nicholas Smarr poses for a photo, in Americus, Ga. Police Chief Mark Scott said officer Smarr died and Georgia Southwestern State University Officer Jodi Smith was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition after the officers were shot while responding to a report of a domestic dispute at an apartment complex near the campus Wednesday morning, Dec. 7, 2016. (Americus Police Department via AP)

1 officer killed, 1 wounded in Georgia

AMERICUS, Ga. — A man fatally shot one Georgia police officer and wounded a second before fleeing an apartment complex near a college campus that went on lockdown as a precaution, authorities said. They said the suspect is believed to be armed and dangerous.

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Mobster pleads guilty in plot to kill rival

NEWARK, N.J. — A Nevada man who authorities say is a member of the New Jersey crime family believed to be the model for HBO’s “The Sopranos” has admitted plotting the death of an organized crime rival.

Crew workers walk behind debris from a warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. The fire erupted Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, killing dozens. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Refrigerator source of warehouse fire?

The fire that killed 36 people during a party at an Oakland warehouse started on the ground floor and quickly raged, with smoke billowing into the second level and trapping victims whose only escape route was through the flames, federal investigators said Wednesday.

This undated file photo from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, shows Clarence Dean, a convicted sex offender. It's been almost a decade since a prostitute's battered body was discovered under a bed in a Times Square budget hotel. Now jurors are about to weigh in on the murder case, which became a forum for debate over the validity of bite-mark evidence. Deliberations are set to start Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in the case against Dean, whom prosecutors say brutally killed Kristine Yitref, while Dean says he was defending himself. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP, File)

Quick conviction in Times Square hotel murder

NEW YORK — It took nearly a decade after a prostitute’s battered body was found under a Times Square budget hotel bed for the case to go to trial. But it took only about two hours for jurors to convict the suspect in a prosecution that became a forum for debate over the validity of bite-mark evidence.

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Hot sauce poured on genitals at fraternity hazing

Pledges to the Sigma Pi fraternity at Hofstra University in Long Island, N.Y., had hot sauce poured on their genitals and were forced to vomit on each other during alleged extreme hazing incidents in 2014 and 2015.