Former “Today” show anchor Matt Lauer put out a statement Thursday morning apologizing for the pain that the sexual harassment allegations about him have caused. A day earlier, he was fired by NBC, where he worked for 20 years.
His entire statement was read in full on the “Today” show:
“There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC.
“Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly.
“Repairing the damage will take a lot of
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The Holiday season is supposed to be all about the spirit of giving. But in these four cases, the suspects involved were all about taking. Some stole presents, and others took lives. Tragic stories like these are the basis of the second season of Homicide For The Holidays, premiering Saturday, November 25 at 6/5c.
1. Murder over lack of Christmas gift
Julio Resto of Waltham, Massachusetts didn’t buy his wife, Gloria Resto, a Christmas gift in 2014. That upset Gloria, according to Julio. It caused a fight, which escalated to violence on New Year’s Eve. He stabbed Gloria, 42, about 21 times on the head, neck torso and other extremities, according to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office. Julio was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder for his wife’s death.
2. Mom beats kids for opening gifts early
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The holidays aren’t always merry for all. Sometimes they are downright nightmarish. In these incidents, men dressed as one of the holiday’s most loved characters ruined holiday parties and families. Incidents like these are the basis of the new season of Homicide For The Holidays, premiering Saturday, November 25 at 6/5c.
1. Christmas Eve 2008
On Christmas Eve in Covina, California, Bruce Jeffrey Pardo, 45, went on a deadly rampage while dressed up as Santa. He showed up to a party on a quiet cul-de-sac, carrying a large present. An eight-year-old girl opened the door and Pardo shot her in the face. After stepping over her, he began shooting other partygoers, including several children. Pardo even shot a teen in the back, according to the Telegraph. In addition to the shooting, he set the house on fire. People jumped from windows to avoid
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A German nurse already convicted for killing two of his patients is now suspected of killing 102 people, a total that would make him the deadliest serial killer in Germany since the Nazis.
Niels Hoegel, who currently serving a life sentence for the two deaths he was convicted for, reportedly admitted to deliberately injecting his patients with toxic amounts of a cardiovascular medicine and then trying to revive them, in order to seem heroic, Reuters reported. Of course, many of the alleged resuscitations failed.
Police said in August that the nurse said could not remember all the details of his behavior, resulting in them exhuming the remains of 134 people in order to re-examine how they died.
Now, police said that they believe the suspect killed 100 people at two clinics in northern Germany between 1999 and 2005, in addition to the two deaths for which he was already convicted, Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/german-serial-killer-nurse-may-have-killed-at-least-100-people
When the trailer for Marc Meyers’ My Friend Dahmer dropped months ago, reaction was certainly mixed. Some praised the film’s obvious seriousness and sensitivity to an issue often sensationalized, while others criticized the ongoing trend of the romanticization of serial killers. Teen Vogue editor Sandra Song came down harshly against the film: “We are continually fed this idea that white male serial killers are charming, debonair characters — that they’re just misunderstood, incomprehensibly complex people who also happen to have a strange proclivity for the dark and macabre,” Song writes. “And while there’s nothing wrong with being curious about what drove them to commit acts of this nature, that curiosity becomes an issue when movie or TV producers opt to completely gloss over the lives of the victims in favor of an easily digestible ‘outsider’ narrative.”
Fair enough, but that criticism hardly applies to My Friend Dahmer, as would be evident to anyone
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A search is underway for a “person of interest” after three people were shot to death and another survived a stabbing. The violent attacks happened at two separate homes in Ohio. There was also a search out for a missing child, 8-year-old Devin Holston, who lived in one of the homes. However, that missing-child alert was later cancelled. The Associated Press reports that the Lawrence County sheriff’s office and the state attorney general’s office would not confirm if Holston was found safe.
The bodies of three adults in a house trailer were discovered on Wednesday evening by police. A fourth adult was found stabbed in the head and neck less than half a mile away in another home, the sheriff’s office stated. The person with the stab wounds survived and has been flown to a hospital in West Virginia.
Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless told the Ironton Tribune that the
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Natalia Baksheeva and Dmitry Baksheev, the Russian “cannibal” husband and wife, who allegedly killed 30 people have confessed the motive behind their one of the gruesome murders.
According to the New York Post, pickled body parts of their last murder victim Elena Vashrusheva, 35, were found in a glass jar inside the couple’s fridge. The couple allegedly confessed to killing Vashrusheva, a waitress, in a fit of jealousy. The murder allegedly happened after Baksheeva accused her of trying to seduce her husband.
Baksheeva, 42, has also complained that she has been mocked by fellow inmates. She claims inmates have asked her things, like, “Did you eat enough human meat?” Baksheev, 35, is being kept in solitary confinement so that he won’t be beaten by prisoners. He is reportedly unhappy about the forced separation of him and his wife.
Viktor Belikov, a human rights activist has stated, “It is obvious that he
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An Ohio State University student identified only as AJ has found himself the subject of a public humiliation after texts, which show him attempting to cheat on his girlfriend, were posted on social media.
According to The Daily Mail, another student spotted the interaction and shared a picture of the text exchange on the campus’s public channel, The Buckeye Snap. Only a few hours later, the image had made its way to Twitter, prompting responses from users around the world proclaiming “F*** AJ.” Snaps poured in from the top of Mount Everest, Canada, South Korea and New York City.
AJ was tracked down and his full name was eventually shared by the original poster to avoid implicating other men named AJ, leading to his various other social media accounts being widely shared. People also began sharing images of the offending AJ with his girlfriend, who was
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There may be a new lead in the mysterious death of two teenage hikers.
According to People, authorities found a man threatening people with a hatchet in El Paso County, Colorado. They are now investigating a possible connection between the man, 31-year-old Daniel Nations, and the deaths of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams.
Nations was arrested on Monday after allegedly threatening several people with a hatchet near a trail in Colorado where a man was murdered two weeks earlier. Nations is a convicted sex offender.
In July, Indiana police released sketch of the suspect related to German and Williams’ death. “It will give people a clearer image of who we are looking for,” said Indiana State Police Sgt. Kim Riley. The sketch was partially drawn from surveillance video footage, which shows a blue jacket walking through the woods, as well as an anonymous tip from the police tip line.
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There’s nothing like a man in uniform. Three cops have the Internet hot and bothered after their photos were shared by Gainesville Police Department.
As PEOPLE shares, the Florida department posted a photo of Officers Nordman, Hamill and Rengering on Sunday as they were headed to help with Hurricane Irma relief. The department captioned it, “…part of the night crew getting ready to do some work. #Irma.”
Since then, the post has received over 383,000 likes and so much attention, the police department has actually warned fans not to call 9-1-1 just to request this hot trio. “Please do not call 9-1-1 and request this group respond to your ‘incident,'” the police department wroteo on Facebook.
There were so many inquiries on the men’s relationship statuses that the department updated its post. Officers Nordman and Hamill are married but the officer “far right with the amazing hair” (a.k.a. Officer Rengering) is single. In fact, “Officer Rengering is being
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