Inside the Anonymous Hacking File on the Steubenville 'Rape Crew'

An already emotional case became that much more complex today when a WikiLeaks-style site dumped new information about football boosters, the town sheriff, and the alleged "Rape Crew" information rounded up by the anonymous hacking collective.

conflicting reports over an already emotional case became that much more complex today when a WikiLeaks-style site dumped new information about team boosters, the town sheriff, and the alleged "Rape Crew" online — information rounded up, of course, by the anonymous hacking collective known as Anonymous.

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John McAfee Fled to Belize, But He Couldn't Escape Himself

On November 12, 2012, Belizean police announced that they were seeking John McAfee for questioning in connection with the murder of his neighbor. Six months earlier, I began an in-depth investigation into McAfee’s life. This is the chronicle of that inves

On November 12, 2012, Belizean police announced that they were seeking John McAfee for questioning in connection with the murder of his neighbor. Six months earlier, I began an in-depth investigation into McAfee’s life. This is the chronicle of that investigation.

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A Eulogy for #Occupy

Wired hired writer Quinn Norton in the fall of 2011 to embed herself among activists in the Occupy movement, and report back on what she witnessed. Throughout the past year, Norton filed a number of stories about the people behind the movement, the cops s

Just as I was running to join the gaggle, someone on the police line popped off a canister at the press. It hit the ground in my path, about six feet away from me. A small fire, a noise, and then white, smoke-like powder rose into the air. Everything in my body tried to run, but I managed to come back after a few steps away. I wasn’t really able to think. In my head, a voice was asking what the hell I was supposed to do now. “I’m one of the press,” I said to myself. “I should go stand with them.” I was very short compared to the other reporters, and the only woman. No one knew me, and no one talked to me. I wasn’t local.

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The Scariest Little Corner of the World

In the dusty triangle where Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan meet, there is more than one war going on.

An old man with a missing finger pulled me aside and admonished: “Our life depends on this smuggling business. If this ends, we will have nothing. There’s no other work here. I advise you to leave this place.” Eyeing me appraisingly, he added: “Be careful. You would be worth a lot of money.”

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Guantánamo Prisoners Released Into Cheering DNC Crowd

Paolo Marchetti is one of the four recipients of this year's Getty Images Editorial Grants. He's won $20,000 to continue his series Fever, which looks at the "tremendous growth" of the fascist movement in Europe. He speaks with BJP

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Kidnapping unravels a spy’s career

At 56, Sabrina De Sousa’s life has come to be defined by a landmark criminal case that has been playing out in Italy for much of the past decade, ever since prosecutors began investigating the disappearance of an Egyptian cleric, Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, known as Abu Omar. Their conclusion in 2005: A sprawling cast of CIA operatives and senior Italian intelligence officials were the culprits. In a startling turn of events, a foreign country — an ally, no less — had charged a group of U.S. officials for the practice of rendition, in which a terrorist suspect is flown against his will to another country for interrogation.

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Homebrew narco-tanks of the Mexican drug war

Here’s a brief article from a June 2011 number of the NYT by Damien Cave detailing the bizarre improvised tanks used by Mexican drug gangs: Over the weekend, Mexican authorities found two mor…

The completed versions were bigger than what has been found before. Built on three-axle truck beds, they had room for 20 armed men, one official said. They were covered with inch-thick steel, which could withstand 50-caliber fire, and each had been equipped with insulation.

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Yuri Irsenovich Kim a.k.a. Kim Jong Il is dead, but where was he born?

From the very start, Kim Jong Il’s life has been shrouded in mystery. According to official North Korean biographers, the Dear Leader was born on Mount Paektu under a double rainbow and the a…

According to official North Korean biographers, the Dear Leader was born on Mount Paektu under a double rainbow and the appearance of a new star in the heavens. Earlier this year I visited the bizarre and eerily beautiful volcano-lake which straddles the China-North Korean border

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Cartel thugs go phishing in Mexico: Fliers circulate with fake email to "denounce" Monterrey narcos

In Mexico, where violence seems to be escalating daily, the nation’s National Defense Secretary today warned citizens of fake flyers distributed in narco-plagued Monterrey that invite concern…

In Mexico, where violence seems to be escalating daily, the nation's National Defense Secretary today warned citizens of fake flyers distributed in narco-plagued Monterrey that invite concerned locals to "denounce" cartel activity by phoning or emailing in complaints.

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The Surreal Ruins of Qaddafi’s Never-Never Land

Among the dead and the smoldering earth, Libyans struggle to escape their country’s twisted history.

On the evening of Aug. 23, during the final hours of the battle for Tripoli, a 26-year-old lawyer named Mustafa Abdullah Atiri was lying, exhausted, against the back wall of a filthy tin-roofed warehouse crammed with 150 prisoners. He had been beaten and tortured every day since Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s soldiers arrested him four days earlier. It was just after the muezzin’s first call to evening prayer — about 10 minutes before 8 — when a pair of guards walked to the door, raised their AK-47 rifles and began spraying the men with bullets. Another guard threw a grenade into the densely packed crowd. Bodies fell on top of Atiri with the first fusillade, protecting him from the blast. Then the guards opened fire again. Blood began seeping down from the bodies above, soaking his jeans. As the officers walked back across the yard to reload, a guard named Abdel Razaq, who had shown the men some small mercies over the previous days, went to the door and shouted at the survivors: “Run! Run!”

Getting Bin Laden

What happened that night in Abbottabad.

Shortly after eleven o’clock on the night of May 1st, two MH-60 Black Hawk helicopters lifted off from Jalalabad Air Field, in eastern Afghanistan, and embarked on a covert mission into Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden.

THE OLYMPIC TORCH VS. GANGS OF BRITAIN

As a helpful guide to the Games organizers, we have mapped out the hazards the torchbearers might encounter while running through some of the more treacherous parts of the official route.

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Flavor Flav pulls name from Iowa fried chicken restaurant

Ethan Miller/Getty Images Hip-hop veteran Flavor Flav is withdrawing his name from his troubled fast food restaurant in Iowa after accusing his business partner of bad management. The Public Enemy …

But Flav isn't giving up on the catering business - he's secured a deal to open Flavor Flav's House of Flavor in Las Vegas next month. The venue will feature a restaurant, a bar, a studio and a stage for live performances.

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Anti-Zombie Fortress

Anti-Zombie Fortress is the nickname given to an abandoned coal mine in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, mainly due to its unique structural design that can be seen as highly impervious to zombie raids. While the mine shaft has become a popular destination in Japan for haiyakos (廃虚) or “urban excursion of abandoned buildings” since the mid-2000s, photographs of the tower became a subject of “anti-zombie” parodies and online discussions via social news hubsite Reddit in early April 2011.

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Flavor Flav denies chicken restaurant is in trouble

Ethan Miller/Getty Images Rap veteran Flavor Flav has dismissed allegations his fried chicken restaurant is in financial difficulty after a number of employees claimed their paychecks had bounced. …

Let me say this - being that is a new up-and-running business there was a couple glitches, ya know, with the credit card machine, ya know what I'm saying. Right now we've got that fixed and there's nothing else that's going to bounce ever... I'm not worried about that (the claims) because it's not true information... Maybe these are people that's (sic) probably just jealous of me being here and probably wanting to see me out... but yes, we do have money in our accounts...

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Hiding Details of Dubious Deal, U.S. Invokes National Security

A computer programmer who said his software could prevent Al Qaeda’s next attack won $20 million in contracts, despite suspicions that his claims were a hoax.

For eight years, government officials turned to Dennis Montgomery, a California computer programmer, for eye-popping technology that he said could catch terrorists. Now, federal officials want nothing to do with him and are going to extraordinary lengths to ensure that his dealings with Washington stay secret.

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