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This is my Bumble dating horror story. Enjoy.
We met on Bumble, another swipe-right app that creates a “hive” of connections. The woman makes the first move within 24 hours, otherwise the match disappears forever.  I’d developed what I believed to be a highly discerning online dating strategy. I seldom swipe right and rarely match, but when...
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Exclusive: Ex-Maldives vice president's phone gallery
The phone's contents display the abuse of power that led to Ahmed Adeeb becoming the country's youngest vice president.
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'Extremely delusional' North Olmsted youth pastor sentenced for sexual relationship with teen
North Olmsted youth pastor Brian Mitchell, 31, was sentenced Thursday for carrying on a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A North Olmsted youth pastor will spend a decade in prison for carrying on a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old member of his church. Brian Mitchell, 31, sat Thursday with his brow furrowed for most of the 90-minute hearing where Cuyahoga County Judge Patrick Corrigan sentenced him to 10 years in prison. Mitchell -- a husband and father of three children under the age of 8-- was the youth pastor at Columbia Road Baptist Church in North Olmsted when he met the victim. He pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual battery. "I'm so sorry to (the) family," Mitchell said. "I can't imagine the work and effort you've had to put into fixing your family." The girl in a letter to the judge that she looked up to Mitchell, and that she sought him out to learn how to live a more spiritual life through religion. Mitchell began sending her text messages that became more and more frequent. Someone brought it to the attention of church leaders and the texting stopped for a time. He started up again, and the girl said the tone of the messages quickly turned from innocent and fun to serious. She said he complained about his wife and their marital problems. She wrote that she wanted the texts to stop but felt scared to say anything because he was a powerful figure in the church and in her life. One day, he drove to her home and told her to come out to his car. He kissed her and told her he wanted to see her again. The next time he drove out to her home, he had sex with her in his car. Another time he had sex with her at her home while his wife was out of town, Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Kristen Karkutt said. "I did not give him permission," the girl wrote. "I clearly said 'no, didn't want to.' I felt like he tricked me." Mitchell directed her to delete text message exchanges between the two and told her never to tell anyone. He picked her up during her lunch break from school. He sent her flowers for her birthday, then asked her mother at church if she knew who sent them. Normally an outgoing teen who played sports and worked two jobs while going to school, she found herself unable to get out of bed. She struggled in school. Once the relationship came to light, the church reported the accusations to Fairview Park police. The girl's mother said in court that church officials told her their family couldn't return to the church until she apologized to Mitchell's wife. Defense attorney Ian Friedman said Mitchell was never aware of that. The family has since left the church. The girl wrote that she still has nightmares and displays what Corrigan called textbook symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. "This is a perfect example of the psychological damage caused by these types of crimes," Corrigan said. Friedman said Mitchell acknowledges that he betrayed the girl, her family, his own family and the church. "The whirlwind two or three months of Snapchats and texts and the secrecy involved created an adrenaline- and lust-filled situation where he felt like there could be a future," Friedman said.   Mitchell, who received about three-dozen letters of support given to the judge, apologized to the girl's family and said he was sorry for what he did, not that he got caught.  He said that he dreamed of being a father and asked for leniency in order to take care of his kids. Corrigan, who had the option to sentence him anywhere between one and 20 years in prison, did not adopt Friedman's recommendation for house arrest. "Your delusional excuse -- that there were emotions and love involved -- is troubling," Corrigan told Mitchell. "That's extremely delusional." To comment on this story, please visit our crime and courts comments section.
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After dead woman found stuffed in suitcase, videos and witnesses offer new clues
When a woman’s body was found in a suitcase in downtown San Diego on April 6, Joshua Palmer told co-workers he was worried it might be his friend, Shauna Haynes, witnesses testified Wednesday. Some of those colleagues and friends testified in court that Palmer told them Haynes, 21, left his place...
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Ezekiel Elliott’s nervous drug test texts invite NFL suspicion
In sidestepping one potential prompt for NFL discipline, prized Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott may have opened himself up to another line of scrutiny. On Tuesday, the Columbus, Ohio prosecutor’s office said it would not press charges against Elliott in connection with domestic violence allegations made in July by ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson. The NFL has not closed the...
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VCU to test emergency alert systems
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Commonwealth University will test its sirens and other emergency communication systems this week. The school says the testing will take place Wednesday at noon. VCU will be testing its 10 sirens throughout the Monroe Park and MCV campuses and sending test alert messages via text ...
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Baltimore County to receive $4M grant for 911 upgrades
Baltimore County will receive $4 million from the state to upgrade its 911 equipment, part of a national effort to allow operators to receive texts, photos and videos and to provide better locational data that can improve emergency responses by ensuring that callers are directed to the right dispatchers....
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Attention, parents: 4 obscure apps you need to know about
Kids and teens could be using apps that could put them in danger without parents even realizing it.
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Graham: Movies struggle to keep up with technology
Movies are all time capsules, but these days their window of relevancy is getting smaller and smaller        
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Review: Kristen Stewart shines in ‘Personal Shopper’
It’s a drama, it’s a thriller, it’s a horror tale; it’s all those things, and Stewart is remarkable        
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Owner of iconic gay bar central to case against Philly DA

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Woman accused of faking cancer to steal thousands from boyfriend: 'She exploited him with romance'
The man had known Michelle Zipp for only a few months, but he already knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. So after learning that his 31-year-old fiancee had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, the smitten Pennsylvania man decided he would do whatever it took to keep the love...
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Millennials eclipse teens as worst drivers on the road, AAA study finds
Rookie teenage drivers have long been seen as the worst motorists on the road, but now there’s evidence that their older cousins - millennials - may be the most reckless people behind the wheel.
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Millennial drivers are highway hazards, survey shows
88% of Millennial drivers engage in some form of risky behavior behind the wheel.         
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Can a throwback phone revive Nokia?
The company that owns the licensing rights for Nokia is expected to relaunch the 3310         
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'That's just not me:' Montco lawyer denies raping unconscious client

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Man sends ‘help me kill my wife’ text to former boss by mistake
A 42-year-old Washington state man accidentally texted his former boss asking him to help him kill his wife, authorities allege.
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Northeast Ohio's best weekend brunches, breakfasts: First Watch (photos)
Our brunch and breakfast series continues with First Watch. The restaurant offers multiple breakfast options, from classic griddles to creative sandwiches and several 'superfoods' options.
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May accused of ‘sweetheart deal’ to prevent embarrassment of wealthy Tory council raising taxes
British Prime Minister Theresa May has been accused of doing a ‘sweetheart deal’ with a Conservative council in one of the wealthiest parts of Britain to stop them raising taxes by 15 percent. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Heather Mack’s confession may not hold up
Heather Mack has “confessed” to her mother’s murder. But that doesn’t necessarily mean she’s telling the truth.
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Former Baylor coach Briles allegedly tried to hide misconduct
The text messages show how disgraced Baylor football coach Art Briles and his staff intervened in the university's discipline of players.
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Columbia suspends wrestlers for vulgar text messages
Columbia has decided to suspend the members of the wrestling team responsible for the sexually and racially offensive text messages for one year, the athletic department said in a statement released Friday. “It has now been determined that the deeply offensive group messaging and texts were written, sent and viewed by a distinct group within...
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Arizona grandma invites wrong teen to Thanksgiving dinner
A gratuitous granny just snatched the heart — and tummy — of a teen she never met.
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Mom accused of texting video of lifeless son waives hearing
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Pennsylvania woman will stand trial on charges she killed her toddler son and sent a video of the boy's lifeless body to his father during a jealous, vengeful argument over more than two hours of text messages.
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Grandma invites wrong teen to Thanksgiving, now hundreds want to go
Accidental text starts the (Butter) ball rolling and now grandma's invitation is viral.       
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Grandma's Thanksgiving invitation goes viral
Accidental text starts the (Butter) ball rolling and now grandma's invitation is viral.         
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Tweet more! Twitter relaxes restriction on 140 characters max
Twitter has rolled out an update that allows its users to post longer tweets since it has stopped counting media files such as photos and videos and others that previously ate up a significant amount of text space. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Foreigners among eight held in Dhaka for fraud, police say
Police in Dhaka say they have detained eight persons, including foreigners on charges of fraud.
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