Convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala dies on California’s death row

A prolific serial torture-slayer dubbed “The Dating Game Killer” died Saturday while awaiting execution in California, authorities said. Rodney James Alcala was 77. He died of natural causes at a hospital in San Joaquin Valley, California, prison officials said in a statement. Alcala was sentenced to death in 2010 for five slayings in California between […]

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Mercury Prize nominations: Wolf Alice, Arlo Parks and Celeste make the shortlist

Celeste, Arlo Parks and Mogwai are among the artists shortlisted for the Mercury Prize for album of the year. Wolf Alice, who won in 2018, are also in the running – this time for their euphoric third album, Blue Weekend. But they say they’re wary of another victory. “I would start to hate a band […]

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