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Man Who Thinks Newtown Massacre Was A Hoax Charged With Stealing Memorial Signs

A Virginia man who believes the Sandy Hook school shootings were a hoax has been charged in the theft of two memorial signs in New Jersey and Connecticut – both dedicated to child victims of those shootings.

05/30/2014

Heavily armed police arrive at Yale University on Nov. 25, 2013. (credit: Lou Young/CBS 2)

Police Review Surveillance Images In Suspected Gunman Hoax At Yale

Police on Tuesday said they have secured images from a surveillance camera of a suspect who made a call claiming an armed man was about to storm Yale University.

11/26/2013

Police on Staten Island have dealt with a number of hoax bombs in recent weeks. (Credit CBS 2)

Arrest Made In Connection With Series Of Staten Island Bomb Hoaxes

The latest device was found in Grymes Hill on Saturday — what police called a realistic looking bomb found in a backpack, along with a note, a name and an address.

09/18/2013

Shane Spencer (Credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Shane Spencer Victim Of Hoax On ESPN Radio; Ex-Yank Denies PED Use On WFAN

An imposter claiming to be Spencer called the station and admitted to taking steroids, saying, “I have used steroids in the past … Did I ever see anyone using them? Absolutely.”

08/14/2013

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Tawana Brawley Begins Defamation Payments Stemming From Rape Deemed Hoax

Tawana Brawley, the woman who was the center of a racial controversy involving rape allegations a quarter century ago, has begun making payments to a man who won a defamation judgment against her.

08/04/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg . (Photo: CBS 2)

Bloomberg: Medical Marijuana Is ‘One Of The Greatest Hoaxes Of All Time’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week dismissed medical marijuana as a “hoax,” and called the push to legalize cannabis “wrong-headed.”

06/01/2013

Trenton Councilwoman Kathy McBride

Prankster Leads Trenton Councilwoman To Raise Question About Made-Up ‘Disease’

A City Councilwoman in Trenton was placed in an embarrassing situation this week, after she asked what the city’s Health Department was doing about a disease that turned out to be made up.

04/06/2013

Manti Te'o (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Manti Te’o Lowers 40 Time, Reportedy Turns Down Invites To Attend Draft

Te’o is hoping to be picked in the first round of next month’s NFL draft, though he’s not expected to be on hand at Radio City Music Hall.

03/27/2013

Manti Te'o (credit: J. Meric/Getty Images)

Manti Te’o, Hopeful Hoax Won’t Affect Draft Stock, Does The ‘Harlem Shake’

The former Notre Dame linebacker also said he has shut down his Twitter account and isn’t sure if he will ever use social media again.

02/19/2013

Manti Te'o (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Dr. Phil: Tuiasosopo ‘Fell Deeply, Romantically In Love’ With Te’o

“I asked him straight up, ‘Was this a romantic relationship with you?’” Dr. Phil McGraw said Wednesday. “And he says ‘Yes.’”

01/30/2013

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Report: Tuiasosopo Was On Other End Of Te’o’s Calls To ‘Kekua’

While Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o thought he was talking with girlfriend “Lennay Kekua” for hours on end, he was actually on the phone with his male hoaxer, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo’s lawyer told the New York Daily News.

01/24/2013

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Manti Te’o Admits To Lying About Girlfriend In Dec.; Flowers Sent To ‘Funeral’?

Pressed by Katie Couric to admit that he was in on the deception, Te’o said he believed that his girlfriend Lennay Kekua had died of cancer and didn’t lie about it until December.

01/23/2013

Manti Te'o (credit: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images), Twitter (credit: Damian Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

Palladino: Manti Te’o Story A Cautionary Tale

Was Manti Te’o a victim or was he somehow involved in the scam? Either way, it’s all bad. Funny, this stuff never happened with paper and a typewriter.

01/18/2013

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Manti Te’o Mentioned ‘Girlfriend’ Twice Recently; SI Releases Transcript

He still has questions to answer, with many wondering whether he was a victim or participant in the scam.

01/18/2013

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