Rapper Bow Wow arrested, charged with battery in Atlanta

Rapper Bow Wow is seen at an event in Las Vegas in September 2015.

Rapper Bow Wow is seen at an event in Las Vegas in September 2015.

Atlanta (CNN)Rapper Bow Wow has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery charges, Atlanta police said Saturday.

The rapper, whose given name is Shad Moss, was arrested early Saturday following a fight with a woman in Midtown Atlanta, said Officer Jarius Daugherty.
Rapper Bow Wow appears in a mugshot released by the Fulton County Sheriff's Office on Saturday.

Rapper Bow Wow appears in a mugshot released by the Fulton County Sheriff's Office on Saturday.

When officers responded to the call, the woman told them Moss had assaulted her but the rapper said the woman had assaulted him, police said.
“Officers were unable to determine the primary aggressor of the altercation, so both parties were charged with battery,” Daugherty said in a statement.
    Both suffered minor injuries and were taken to the Fulton County Jail.
    Moss was being held in jail on $ 8,000 signature bond, jail records show.
      The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office said he should be able to process out of the facility later Saturday.
      CNN has reached to Bow Wow’s representatives for comment.

      Timber! Man charged with insurance fraud for ‘fake fall’ at work

      A video posted to Facebook by the New Jersey Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office shows a man who has been charged with insurance fraud for apparently faking a slip and fall.

      A video posted to Facebook by the New Jersey Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office shows a man who has been charged with insurance fraud for apparently faking a slip and fall.

      (CNN)Oscars season is fast approaching, but this possible bid for Best Actor is unlikely to trouble the Academy.

      A New Jersey man has been charged with insurance fraud after a surveillance camera caught him throwing ice on the floor at his workplace and seemingly staging a dramatic fall.
      Alexander Goldinsky, 57, was also charged with one count of theft by deception, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
      Video released by the department appears to show Goldinsky looking around before tossing ice on the floor of his company’s break room.
        He then stands over the ice for a few seconds, before taking a rather deliberate tumble to the ground.
        “The investigation revealed that Goldinsky purposely threw the ice on the floor in the cafeteria at his workplace, placed himself on the ground, and waited until he was discovered,” the Prosecutor’s Office said.
        He then filed a false insurance claim for the ambulance service and treatment he received at a local hospital for his injuries, the office said.
        Goldinsky, an independent contractor from Randolph, New Jersey, was subcontracted to the Woodbridge company when he staged the incident, the department added.
          He was arrested in January over this incident, which occurred between September 1 and November 1 last year.
          “Fraudulent claims cost everyone and we will aggressively prosecute those who illegally manipulate the system,” prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said in a statement.

          Naked Virginia man charged after allegedly biting dog and off-duty FBI agent: police

          A Virginia man who was reported to be wandering around without clothes on Tuesday morning was detained and charged following a series of events in which he allegedly smoked weed, bit his dog on the ears and bit an off-duty FBI agent in the neck, police said.

          Upon arriving to the scene in Manassas around 8:35 a.m., a responding officer found the suspect, Cory Michael Phillips, 31, “standing naked in the middle” of the road, Prince William County police said in an incident report.

          The officer eventually used pepper spray on the suspect, who was thought to be under the influence of something, after initial efforts to detain him proved unsuccessful, police said.


          “The accused then advanced toward an off-duty FBI agent who had stopped to assist the officer, and a struggle ensued between all the parties,” according to the incident report. “During the struggle, the accused bit the FBI agent, identified as a 51-year-old male, on the neck causing a minor injury.”

          Authorities later determined that Phillips was allegedly smoking marijuana at home that morning and “started acting erratically,” police said.

          “At some point, the accused picked up his 5-year-old Labrador-boxer mix dog and began to squeeze it before biting the dog on the ears and chest causing minor injuries,” the incident report said. “The accused then went outside where he eventually pushed a neighbor, identified as a 60-year-old woman, to the ground who had attempted to intervene before officers arrived.”

          The woman wasn’t hurt in the encounter, authorities continued.


          Phillips was ultimately detained and taken to a hospital before being transported to the Adult Detention Center and held without bond, police said.

          He was hit with a slew of charges including malicious wounding, animal cruelty, possession of marijuana, assault & battery, obstruction of justice and public intoxication, according to the incident report.

          Missing Tennessee teen found; adoptive father arrested, charged with rape: officials

          A missing Tennessee teen was found on Thursday, and her adoptive father was arrested and charged in connection to her disappearance, officials said.

          The 14-year-old was discovered in Wisconsin, after she was reporting missing earlier this month, Monroe County Sheriff Tommy Jones told reporters at a news conference.


          Her adoptive father, Randall Pruitt, was taken into custody on Thursday, and charged with rape. The sheriff said it was unclear if Pruitt has a criminal history.

          The teenager is believed to have been “fleeing from a bad home situation,” according to authorities. She was last seen at her home in Madisonville on Jan. 13. Two days later, the teen’s cellphone pinged 139 miles away in Corbin, Kentucky.

          Jones said information on the pings or why the teen was in Wisconsin was not immediately clear.


          He said the family was new to the Monroe County area, after relocating from Georgia, and noted he doesn’t believe the teen — who is “safe” and in custody and was found in “good health” — is from Wisconsin.

          Pruitt is reportedly scheduled to appear in court Feb. 5.

          19 charged in Chinese ‘birth tourism’ crackdown: US prosecutors

          Federal authorities charged 19 people on Thursday in the first crackdown on birth tourism businesses, which prosecutors say bring hundreds of pregnant women from China to the United States.

          Among the arrested were Dongyuan Li, 41, whose business was called “You Win USA,” which coached pregnant Chinese women on how to get into the United States to deliver babies. Those infants would then enjoy all the benefits of American citizenship. Over two years, she raked in millions through her business, where mothers-to-be paid between $ 40,000 and $ 80,000 each to come to California, stay in an upscale apartment and give birth, authorities said.

          Jing Dong, 42, and Michael Wei Yueh Liu, 53, who allegedly operated “USA Happy Baby,” also were arrested.

          More than a dozen others, including the operator of another such business, also face charges but are believed to have returned to China, said the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles.

          “America’s way of life is not for sale,” said Joseph Macias, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations Los Angeles, in a statement to Fox News. Homeland Security “will aggressively target those who would make a mockery of our laws and our values to benefit and enrich themselves.”


          Messages left for Li’s and Dong’s attorneys were not immediately returned to The Associated Press. Derek Tung, Liu’s attorney, said the growing interest among Chinese women in giving birth to American babies drew attention to a phenomenon long recognized by citizens of other countries.

          His client had nothing to do with getting women visas from China, but worked as a sort of subcontractor to provide housing once they arrived, he said. “My client is merely the provider. The people who are in China are the ones in charge of everything,” he said.


          While it isn’t illegal to visit the United States while pregnant, authorities said the businesses — which were raided by federal agents in 2015 — touted the benefits of having U.S. citizen babies, who could get free public education and years later help their parents immigrate.

          They also allegedly had women hide their pregnancies while seeking travel visas and lie about their plans, with one You Win USA customer telling consular officials she was going to visit a Trump hotel in Hawaii.

          The Associated Press contributed to this report.

          Five Israeli soldiers charged with beating two Palestinian detainees

          Israeli troops withdraw from Ramallah in the West Bank on December 15 after blowing up a house belonging to a Palestinian accused of killing an Israeli soldier.

          Israeli troops withdraw from Ramallah in the West Bank on December 15 after blowing up a house belonging to a Palestinian accused of killing an Israeli soldier.

          Jerusalem (CNN)Five Israeli soldiers were charged with beating two handcuffed and blindfolded Palestinian detainees, according to an indictment filed in an Israeli military court on Thursday.

          The soldiers, whose names were redacted from the indictment, are charged with abuse and aggravated assault.
          According to the indictment, on a day in early January the soldiers punched, slapped, kicked and beat the two detainees, hitting them in their head, face, chest, legs and more.
          The detainees were arrested as part of a military sweep following the killing of two Israeli soldiers by a Palestinian gunman at a bus stop in the West Bank in December.
            The West Bank is a Palestinian territory, considered illegally occupied by Israel in the eyes of much of the international community. Israel disputes that characterization, but its military continues to maintain broad authority, controlling main roads and checkpoints, as well as having a presence in settlements.
            “During the time when they were carrying out this violent action and these strikes, they were swearing at the prisoners,” the indictment said. The prisoners were crying out in pain. At one point, one of the soldiers records the beating on his cell phone, according to the indictment.
            “The [soldiers] were shouting out cries of happiness and cheers, and all of this was going on in front of the camera,” the indictment said.
            The two detainees needed to be taken to a Jerusalem hospital after they were assessed at the clinic on the Beit El military base in the West Bank.
            The indictment described the injuries suffered by the detainees. One of the detainees had broken ribs and his nose was broken; he also suffered from internal bleeding. He was hospitalized for three days. The second detainee had soft tissue damage in his head, causing severe swelling.
            Two of the soldiers were also charged with obstruction of justice for trying coordinate their stories.
            A military defense attorney representing the soldiers said the charges should be dismissed.
              “This indictment should not have been filed to begin with, and we are confident that by the end of the trial all the details will be clarified and things will look differently,” Israeli news site YNet reported citing the attorney.
              “These are outstanding soldiers, whose comrades were killed just a month prior, [and who were] forced into a situation in which they had to carry out the arrest of those who murdered their comrades … the circumstances relating to their mental health should be taken into consideration,” the lawyer said.

              Navy sailor charged with trying to destroy urine samples by lighting fire

              A U.S. sailor based in Virginia is accused of setting fire to his urine samples to prevent the results of a test from being used against him, military prosecutors say.

              Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Curtis Dajuan Johnson allegedly set a fire in an occupied building at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia on May 1, 2017, in an attempt to incinerate the urine samples, the Navy Times reported.

              Prosecutors have charged Johnson with one specification of wrongful interference with an adverse administrative proceeding, as well as an aggravated arson charge. A third charge alleges he also lied to investigators about his whereabouts on the day of the blaze, the newspaper reported.

              It is unclear what tests were to be done to the urine samples. A court-martial trial date has not been announced.


              Johnson, a Pennsylvania native, enlisted in the Navy in 2010. He is assigned to Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic.

              He declined to comment to the Navy Times through his private attorney.

              Chinese engineer charged with stealing secret material from Apple

              Hong Kong (CNN Business)The FBI is accusing a Chinese national of stealing trade secrets while working for Apple.

              It alleges that engineer Jizhong Chen attempted to take key details from Apple's (AAPL) secretive self-driving car project. Chen was arrested and charged last week, just before he was scheduled to fly to China, according to a criminal complaint filed in US district court in California.
              Apple said that if the confidential material got out, it would be "enormously damaging" for the company, the complaint said.
              It's the second time in about six months that a Chinese national has been charged with stealing secrets from the Apple project, whose existence the company refuses to even acknowledge publicly.
                The cases come during heightened tensions between the United States and China over who will control the technologies of the future. This week, the US Justice Department filed sweeping charges against Chinese tech company Huawei, accusing it of trade theft, obstruction of justice and other crimes. Huawei has denied all charges.
                Chen first aroused suspicion at Apple when a colleague reported seeing him taking photos of the self-driving car project with a wide-angle lens earlier this month, according to the complaint.
                Apple launched an investigation, uncovering more than 2,000 files on Chen's personal computer containing confidential information, the court documents said. Investigators said they also found that Chen had taken photos of sensitive information displayed on his work computer screen, a move that bypassed Apple's monitoring of its networks.
                The FBI said the engineer acknowledged that he had also backed up his Apple work computer to a personally owned hard drive, which goes against company policy.
                Two photos in particular led to "instant criminal charges" against Chen, according to the complaint. One shows an assembly drawing of a wire harness for a self-driving car, and the other was a diagram showing how sensors interact with other parts of the car to make it drive autonomously.
                Chen's lawyer didn't immediately respond to a request for comment outside of regular business hours. Chen was released last week after surrendering his passport and posting $ 100,000 in bail.
                According to the complaint, he told Apple that he had downloaded information about the project onto his personal hard drive as an "insurance policy" if he lost his job at the company. Apple later found out that he had applied for two jobs at other companies, including at a Chinese autonomous vehicle firm that competes directly with Apple's project.
                Apple spokespeople didn't immediately respond to a request for comment outside of regular business hours.

                The battle over self-driving cars

                In July, Chinese engineer Xiaolang Zhang was arrested and charged with stealing trade secrets while working on the Apple self-driving project. Apple's investigation into Zhang began after the engineer said he was leaving to work for Xiaopeng Motors, a Chinese electric vehicle startup.
                Zhang has pleaded not guilty.
                A spokeswoman for Xiaopeng Motors said that no Apple-related information was transferred to the company, and that Zhang has been dismissed.
                The race to bring self-driving cars to market is intense.
                  Uber and Waymo were embroiled in a heated trade secrets lawsuit for years. Waymo, a self-driving car project affiliated with Google (GOOGL), alleged that a former engineer downloaded autonomous vehicle trade secrets and took them to Uber. Waymo eventually accepted a settlement offer from Uber.
                  Apple has started shifting resources away from developing autonomous cars as its core smartphone business slows. The company is reportedly laying off more than 200 employees involved in the self-driving car project.

                  Former valet charged in brutal murder of Wisconsin nurse found frozen under vehicle in parking garage

                  A former parking valet at a Wisconsin hospital was charged Tuesday in the shocking brutal killing of a nurse practitioner who was discovered frozen and bleeding underneath a vehicle in a parking deck last week, officials revealed Tuesday.

                  Kenneth Freeman, 27, of Milwaukee, faces one count of first-degree intentional homicide for the murder of 33-year-old Carlie Beaudin.

                  Beaudin was discovered early Friday  in a parking garage at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee County. She was unconscious underneath a vehicle, bleeding from the head and also frozen to the ground. She had a weak pulse when taken to the hospital, where she died shortly after.


                  In court documents obtained by FOX6, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office revealed horrifying details about what prosecutors said took place in the parking deck early Friday morning.


                  Beaudin was walking out of an elevator and was heading to her vehicle when the 27-year-old stepped out from behind a concrete pillar and said something to her. Surveillance video then shows Freeman knock the nurse to the ground before kicking or stomping on her head and neck “almost 40 times,” prosecutors said.

                  The 33-year-old died after her body was found frozen underneath a vehicle in a parking deck at Froedtert Hospital.

                  The 33-year-old died after her body was found frozen underneath a vehicle in a parking deck at Froedtert Hospital. (FOX6)

                  The 27-year-old then allegedly dragged Beaudin from the camera’s view toward her vehicle. Freeman is then accused of driving her to another part of the parking structure, where her body was later found, according to prosecutors.

                  According to the complaint obtained by FOX6, Freeman later called 911 and reported he was involved in the death at the parking garage. After being taken into custody and discovered with the nurse’s purse, he later told authorities in a statement he said “he deliberately and purely murdered Ms. Willia.”

                  Carlie Beaudin, 33, died Friday after she was found unconscious and frozen under a vehicle in a parking garage.

                  Carlie Beaudin, 33, died Friday after she was found unconscious and frozen under a vehicle in a parking garage. (Medical College of Wisconsin)

                  When asked for more details, he said “there isn’t anything I want to talk about,” according to FOX6.


                  In a statement to FOX6, hospital officials said that Freeman passed a background check before he was hired in January last year but was later fired for a “non-violent infraction” in October.

                  “We remain vigilant about the emotional and physical safety of every person who works or studies at, is cared for by, or visits our campuses, clinics and hospitals,” hospital officials said. “Safety is our top priority. We have made security enhancements, and we will continue to make improvements.”


                  The victim’s husband, Nick Beaudin, told FOX6 his wife was “incredibly nurturing” and had won a DAISY award for her work in nursing.

                  “Our family is suffering, and it’s a tragedy,” he told the television station. “She loved to sing opera. She spent a month in Italy, singing opera. She just loved to sing.”

                  ‘Tree of Life’ synagogue shooting suspect charged with hate crimes

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                  (CNN)Federal prosecutors have filed new hate crime charges against the man accused of killing 11 worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue last year.

                  In a superseding indictment returned Tuesday, prosecutors say Robert Bowers used anti-Semitic slurs and criticized a Jewish group on a social media site in the days leading up to the shooting.
                  Prosecutors also said that Bowers, 46, shot at and shattered a large window in the façade of the synagogue before he entered it.
                  CNN has reached out to Bowers’ lawyer for comment.
                    Bowers pleaded not guilty in November on the original set of charges. Late last year, famed defense attorney Judy Clarke, who defended Ted Kaczynski and Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev, took over Bowers’ case.
                    Thirteen new hate crime charges were added to the new indictment, on top of a number of obstruction of free religious exercise counts included in his original federal charges in October.
                      In October, the Pittsburgh US attorney, Scott Brady, initiated the approval process for seeking the death penalty against Bowers, according to his office. The attorney general must make the final decision on capital charges.
                      Then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions had indicated support for pursuing the death penalty against Bowers, but his successor, Matthew Whitaker, has not spoken publicly on the issue. The Justice Department did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday.