Teresa Giudice, the 41-year-old "Real Housewives Of New Jersey" star, has a message for her fans after it was announced that she and her husband Joe Giudice, 43, pleaded guilty to two new counts of fraud.
The Giudices pleaded not guilty to two new counts of fraud after being indicted on 39 counts of conspiracy to defraud lenders that were brought against them last summer. The new charges brought against the Giudices stem from a mortgage loan where Teresa allegedly falsified her job information, listing herself as a realtor who brought in $15,000 each month, according to NJ.com.
Teresa took to Twitter after her not guilty plea to let people know that she appreciated their support. more >>
Early Tuesday morning, 19-year-old Liberty University student Joshua Hathaway was shot and killed by a school security guard. As the school's community was learning the details of incident, Jerry Falwell Jr., the current chancellor of Liberty, informed students that the twin brother of a current Liberty student was killed in a car crash. A day after Hathaway was shot, a current student attempted suicide.
"People are in shock about all of the serious things that have happened involving Liberty," Grant Leasure, a senior at the school and its newspaper's editor-in-chief told The Christian Post.
A day after Hathaway's death, Colby Tallafuss, a resident assistant (RA) in the building where the slain student had lived, described the campus mood as "somber" and "introspective" and said that the incident had shaken his collegiate "aura of invincibility." more >>
$48 million worth of cocaine has been found in four backpacks on a Japanese beach in Yokosuka.
According to Fuji Network News, each of the backpacks contained about 20 one pound bricks of the drug wrapped in plastic. The total amount of the drugs would have went for 4.8 billion Yen, and is one of the biggest drug finds in Japanese history.
The Sydney Telegraph has reported that an elderly person made the discovery and contacted the authorities. According to reports, Japan is not really known for major drug hauls and smuggling, but over the years the number of incidents have increased. more >>
Christians who evangelize in some of El Salvador's most dangerous areas pose a threat to gang members who ambush them as soon as they step foot in their neighborhoods to verify that they are a part of a church and not undercover police posing as evangelicals.
"For years, we have evangelized without any problems in the neighborhoods of Soyapango and we have even managed to lead some gangsters in the right path," said Antonio, a man who did not want to be fully identified for security reasons, according to Noticiacristiana.com. "But in recent months the situation has been complicated and gang members have guaranteed that if we do not have a badge with our name, photo and logos of our church, they will not allow us to enter the area or they can kill us."
In some cases, territorial gangsters in the city of Soyapango approach Christians who willingly enter the area and ask them to recite at least five Bible verses and sing gospel songs to ensure their true identity or else they run the risk of getting killed. more >>
An Oklahoma mother who sued a mega-church last year after her then-13-year-old daughter was raped on church property by the janitor has been awarded a settlement.
A Victory Christian Center spokesperson declined to share the details of the settlement, citing the confidentiality of the family.
This lawsuit's decision comes after the now-21-year-old former janitor Chris Denman pleaded guilty in 2012 to "first-degree rape, forcible oral sodomy, lewd molestation, making a lewd proposal to a child, and two counts of using a computer to facilitate a sex crime." more >>
Editor's note: Warning, story contains graphic details.
A Pennsylvania man who allegedly raped and sodomized his girlfriend, ripping out a portion of her insides in the process while under the influence of an illegal party drug known as "Molly," says he isn't worried about criminal charges for his actions because "I have Jesus on my side."