Roller coaster stalls with riders hanging upside-down for hours

TOKYO — Sixty-four passengers were left hanging in the air for up to two hours after a roller coaster made an emergency stop Tuesday at Universal Studios Japan. The amusement park said the Flying Dinosaur rollercoaster’s two carriages stalled midway through the 1,202-yard ride, with riders suspended in a flying position about 100 feet above…

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Skeletal remains of 3 women found in shallow grave

The skeletal remains of three women have been found in or near a Washington, D.C. apartment building under renovation, officials said. The remains of one woman were discovered inside a crawl space and the other two were in a shallow grave nearby. The first woman was discovered by construction workers digging in the lower level…

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Kidnapping suspect says victims sent him nude photos of wife

HICKORY, N.C. — A North Carolina man accused of kidnapping three co-workers and shooting one of them says he did it because they sent him inappropriate photos of his wife. Multiple news sources cite authorities who say 25-year-old Brendan Marshall Withers was arrested Saturday after the incident occurred the previous day. Caldwell County sheriff’s deputies…

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Wife slashed husband for checking out other women: cops

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio police say a woman has been jailed for slashing her husband with a kitchen knife after catching him looking at other women during a night out together. Authorities say 27-year-old Star Perez was with her husband celebrating a city festival called Fiesta on Saturday when she complained he was ogling…

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Longtime NBA coach has found weed in retirement

Don Nelson rode his “Nellie Ball” brand to a regular-season record 1,335 NBA coaching wins over 31 seasons. Now he has another brand — a strain of marijuana called “Nellie Kush.” “Oh, it’s great. Great stuff,’’ the retired coaching legend, now 77, told The New York Times, describing the weed he grows for personal use…

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Ridiculous case proves the city’s rent laws are an unjust mess

Doubt the city’s rent rules are messed up? Then check out Isabel Vincent’s jaw-dropping tale in last Sunday’s Post of a woman who just won the right to a $100-a-month, two-bedroom unit in Queens. Forever. The Division of Housing and Community Renewal recently granted Maria DeTommaso “successor rights” to the rent-controlled flat of an 85-year-old…

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Man arrested after neighbors say he showed them dead body

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A man was arrested after several people in a Florida neighborhood went to police, saying their neighbor had shown them the body of a woman in his backyard shed. St. Petersburg police found the body of 29-year-old Cheyenne Snyder inside the shed Monday. They arrested 40-year-old Angelo Dante Beckford, who now…

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