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Ariel Castro reportedly mulling plea deal
Ariel Castro, a former school bus driver accused of holding three women captive for more than a decade, is considering a plea deal, WKYC-TV has reported. Castro, 52, is facing 977 charges including rape, kidnapping and sexual abuse for actions that began Aug. 22, 2002, when Michelle Knight, now 32, was snatched off the street. If Castro agrees to a plea deal, he is expected to appear in court today to accept the proposal formally.
Weiner says he texted 10 women
Losing ground in the polls and under pressure to quit, New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner reveals he sent explicit texts to as many as 10 women, including three after he left Congress in disgrace in 2011. And yet he remains in the race.
Halliburton admits destroying Gulf oil spill evidence
Halliburton Energy Services has admitted destroying evidence in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and will plead guilty to a criminal charge, the Department of Justice has announced. Under the plea agreement, which requires court approval, Houston-based Halliburton will also face three years' probation, pay the maximum fine possible and continue to cooperate in the Justice Department's criminal investigation of the April 2010 explosion and fire on the drilling platform, which killed 11 rig workers off Louisiana.
Lea Michele on Cory in new interview before his death
The August issue of Maria Claire Mexico features an interview with Lea Michele that took place just weeks before boyfriend Corey Monteith's July 13 death. In the interview, Michele had nothing but good things to say about Monteith: "He is the best person I know, he has made my life so incredible, and I am so thankful for him and not only to have him as a partner but also as a co-worker."
Harry? He's here to help
Prince Harry has laid out his mission as an uncle: protect the newest member of his family, and make sure Britain's little prince has fun. Harry told reporters at a charity event in London on Thursday that when he met Prince George, the new baby "was crying his eyes out, as all babies do."