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Angelo Ruggiero: The Psycho Gangster Whose Wiretapped Rants Helped Bring The Mob Down

Angelo Ruggiero: The Psycho Gangster Whose Wiretapped Rants Helped Bring The Mob Down

Angelo Ruggiero rose to the top of the New York underworld with John Gotti — until he and his big mouth helped bring the mob to its knees.
Why John Colter May Be The Most Badass Mountain Man Of The American West

Why John Colter May Be The Most Badass Mountain Man Of The American West

How John Colter ventured into the uncharted West with Lewis and Clark, explored Yellowstone before any non-Native, and survived being hunted for sport by Blackfeet warriors.
The Jamestown Colony’s Desperate Descent Into Cannibalism During The Starving Time

The Jamestown Colony’s Desperate Descent Into Cannibalism During The Starving Time

Starving Time was a particularly gruesome era in early colonial America when ravenous Jamestown colonists exhumed corpses for sustenance.
The Wreck Of The <em>Andrea Gail</em> And The ‘Perfect Storm’ That Caused It

The Wreck Of The Andrea Gail And The ‘Perfect Storm’ That Caused It

What really happened to the Andrea Gail during 'The Perfect Storm' of 1991?
How Léo Major Single-Handedly Liberated A Dutch City From The Nazis

How Léo Major Single-Handedly Liberated A Dutch City From The Nazis

The German guards on the outskirts of the city of Zwolle killed Léo Major's friend. Then he killed them — and liberated the entire city on his own.
How Frank Rosenthal Made Millions For The Mob In Vegas And Inspired The Gangster Classic ‘Casino’

How Frank Rosenthal Made Millions For The Mob In Vegas And Inspired The Gangster Classic ‘Casino’

Mobster Frank Rosenthal helped build a casino empire — then watched it all slip away in a storm of violence and betrayal.
The True Story Of The Murder Mystery Behind Netflix’s The Staircase

The True Story Of The Murder Mystery Behind Netflix’s The Staircase

On a December night in 2001, Michael Peterson's wife was found dead at the bottom of the staircase in their North Carolina home, setting the stage for one of the strangest legal cases in American history.
The Story Of The Genius Serial Killer Who Had Sex With His Victims After Murdering Them

The Story Of The Genius Serial Killer Who Had Sex With His Victims After Murdering Them

His IQ was ridiculously high, but even he couldn't outsmart the law.
His Name Was Popov, Dusko Popov – And He’s The Man Who Inspired 007

His Name Was Popov, Dusko Popov – And He’s The Man Who Inspired 007

Though many spies have been named as the inspiration for James Bond, Dusko Popov actually knew Sir Ian Flemming and gambled with him in between his international espionage escapades.
Joaquin Murrieta And The Revenge Story That Inspired ‘The Legend of Zorro’

Joaquin Murrieta And The Revenge Story That Inspired ‘The Legend of Zorro’

His life inspired books and Hollywood films, but who was Joaquin Murrieta?
Kelly Anne Bates’ Horrific Torture And Murder At The Hands Of James Patterson Smith

Kelly Anne Bates’ Horrific Torture And Murder At The Hands Of James Patterson Smith

On April 16, 1996, James Patterson Smith told police that his teenage girlfriend, Kelly Anne Bates, had accidentally drowned. But the sickening injuries they found on her body indicated torture and murder far worse than they could ever imagine.