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Family dismisses 'Gone Girl' theory in mother's disappearance

The family and friends of a missing Connecticut mother dismissed a theory that she staged her disappearance in a manner similar to the plot of popular novel-turned-film, "Gone Girl."Monday marked one month since Jennifer Dulos, 50, was last seen in…

Jury recommends death penalty for man who killed McStay family

A jury recommended the death penalty for the man who killed a California family of four and buried them in the Mojave Desert nine years ago.Charles Ray Merritt, 62, was found guilty earlier this month on four first-degree murder charges…

Dead man's wounds look like alligator bites, authorities say

A man's body found in a South Carolina pond looks like it has alligator bite marks, authorities say.The Charleston County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to a report of a person missing since Saturday morning. They searched an area on…

Watch out world, a new ugliest dog has been crowned

This contest isn't about beauty. Instead, these four-legged dynamos compete on their lack of cuteness all in an effort to win the title of World's Ugliest Dog.The competition was ruff -- 19 dogs battled it out for the crown before…