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Sherri Papini pleads guilty to kidnapping hoax that led to massive search

Sherri Papini pleads guilty to kidnapping hoax that led to massive search

Sherri Papini, the California woman whose disappearance made national headlines and sparked a massive search before she reappeared on Thanksgiving day in 2016, pleaded guilty on Monday to faking her own kidnapping and lying to the FBI. The 39-year-old from Redding, in the state’s far north, did not offer any explanation for the elaborate hoax or why…

California university sues YouTubers who allegedly filmed disruptive pranks

California university sues YouTubers who allegedly filmed disruptive pranks

A pair of YouTubers are facing a lawsuit and a restraining order after allegedly filming themselves disrupting classes at the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles and uploading footage of the staged pranks online. The University of Southern California sued Ernest Kanevsky and Yuguo Bai over the incidents, USC Annenberg Media reported last week. A judge granted…