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2018 Washington, D.C. Rally to End Persecution of Falun Gong in China-update
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2018-06-20    0 views
On June 20, Falun Gong practitioners from around the world will gather in Washington D.C. for the annual rally and parade to protest against China’s persecution of Falun Gong. NTD’s live coverage of the event will begin at 10:30 a.m. Numerous U.S. congressmen and representatives from organizations advocating for human rights or religious freedom will speak at the event to lend their support. Live coverage of the parade will begin at noon and continue for two hours.

The persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20, 1999, when then head of the Chinese communist regime, Jiang Zemin, gave the order. For 19 years, millions of practitioners have suffered from illegal abduction, imprisonment, torture, and even became victims of organ harvesting. Countless practitioners lost their homes, jobs, and were forced to leave their schools.
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Mouse Found Crawling Among Burger Buns at Oklahoma Wendy’s
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2018-06-20    0 views
Employees at a Wendy’s in Catoosa, Oklahoma, have shared videos online of a mouse crawling in a bag of burger buns, prompting the restaurant chain to respond.

Samantha Nibbelink, an employee of Wendy’s in Catoosa, recorded the footage on June 10.

She told KJRH in Tulsa that when she alerted her manager to the discovery she was told to “just take a new rack of buns.”

A second employee posted a similar video several days later, which gained the attention of local media, prompting Wendy’s to respond to the incident.

“I just hear ‘mouse, mouse, mouse!’ I’m like, we do not have mice in this store, what? I go back there and the mouse is moving around in the big buns,” Catoosa Wendy’s employee Skylar Frame told KJRH.

Both employees said they noticed multiple health code violations at the restaurant.
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Troops storm airport in Yemen's Hodeidah
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2018-06-19    2 views
Troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition stormed the airport in Hodeidah on Tuesday (June 19) in what could be a decisive moment in the most crucial battle yet in Yemen's war.

Crucial because as well as being the main supply line for the Iran-aligned Houthis, Yemen's main port city is also a lifeline for civilians - 8.4 million of whom are on the verge of starvation.

The U.N fears this offensive will worsen what is already the world's most urgent humanitarian crisis.

Houthi media said 40 airstrikes hit the airport on Tuesday and UAE state media claimed large swathes of the facility had been taken by coalition forces.
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2018 Washington, D.C. Rally to End Persecution of Falun Gong in China
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2018-06-19    0 views
On June 20, Falun Gong practitioners from around the world will gather in Washington D.C. for the annual rally and parade to protest against China’s persecution of Falun Gong. NTD’s live coverage of the event will begin at 10:30 a.m. Numerous U.S. congressmen and representatives from organizations advocating for human rights or religious freedom will speak at the event to lend their support. Live coverage of the parade will begin at noon and continue for two hours.
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US Border Patrol: 'There is no policy to separate families'
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2018-06-17    65 views
In Texas' Rio Grande Valley, the busiest corridor for people trying to enter the US, Border Patrol officials argue that they have to crack down on illegal migrants as a deterrent to others.

The United States Border Patrol on Sunday allowed reporters to briefly visit the facility where it holds families arrested at the southern US border, responding to questions over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy.
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FDA warns consumers in 10 more states not to eat cut melon due to salmonella-update
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2018-06-15    0 views
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added 10 more states to the list of those affected by a salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melons in its latest update on Thursday.

The investigation so far, which was conducted together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has determined that Alabama, California, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Tennessee might have also received the potentially contaminated product.

This brings the total of states affected by the outbreak to 23.

Federal officials first issued a public warning to consumers and retailers about a multistate salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melons being sold in major grocery store chains on June 8.

Consumers were warned to throw away cut watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe as well as fruit salads containing these melons purchased in clear, plastic clamshell containers from any Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, or Whole Foods/Amazon store in any of the affected states at this time.
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Police Officer Rescues 3-Year-Old Choking on Quarter
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2018-06-14    17 views
Police bodycam footage showed a police officer helping a 3-year-old in Tecumseh, Oklahoma, who was choking on June 7, who coughed up a quarter that had been lodged in his throat.

The child’s mother was driving home from dinner in Shawnee when she noticed her son was unable to breathe and parked outside a car wash where she was helped by the officer, the Shawnee News-Star reported.

The mother can be heard in the video saying she believed that her boy was choking on a lollipop. However, after the officer began slapping him on the back, the child coughed up a quarter.

This footage was sent directly to Storyful by police on June 14.
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More than 400,000 pounds of sausage recalled
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2018-06-14    75 views
More than 400,000 pounds of sausage has been recalled across Texas.

The USDA said that the sausage was sold at H-E-B stores.

They're being recalled due to "pork casing," which wasn't declared on the label.

It could cause allergic reactions.
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Small Plane Crash in Southern New Jersey Kills 2
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2018-06-13    60 views
Authorities say a small plane has crashed in a rural part of southern New Jersey, killing two people.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the Hawker Beechcraft 58 Baron aircraft went down Wednesday morning in Springfield Township.

The names of the two people killed were not immediately released. It's believed they were the only people aboard the plane.

The plane had taken off around 9 a.m. from South Jersey Regional Airport in Lumberton, about 10 miles southwest of the crash scene.

The FAA is investigating the crash.

Garrett Andrew Rodriguez-Maribona, who was at the scene shortly after the crash occurred, told The Associated Press that he and another man tried to see if there were any survivors but soon realized there were not.
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A STORY OF OPPORTUNITY FOR NORTH KOREA-teaser
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2018-06-13    0 views
President Trump showed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a video resembling a movie trailer in preparation for their meeting.

He played the video for the press after the historic meeting in Singapore, where President Trump agreed to stop joint military drills with South Korea and Kim Jong-un agreed to denuclearize.

The video was played for reporters first in Korean, then in English, Time reported. The video appears to be giving Kim Jong Un a choice on whether to continue the status quo between North Korea’s closed off existence and distant relations with other countries or to join the wave of prosperity the world outside of North Korea is experiencing.
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A STORY OF OPPORTUNITY FOR NORTH KOREA
hilaryl
2018-06-12    156 views
President Trump showed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a video resembling a movie trailer in preparation for their meeting.

He played the video for the press after the historic meeting in Singapore, where President Trump agreed to stop joint military drills with South Korea and Kim Jong-un agreed to denuclearize.

The video was played for reporters first in Korean, then in English, Time reported. The video appears to be giving Kim Jong Un a choice on whether to continue the status quo between North Korea’s closed off existence and distant relations with other countries or to join the wave of prosperity the world outside of North Korea is experiencing.

“A new world can begin today, one of friendship, respect, and goodwill. Be part of that world, where the doors of opportunity are ready to be opened. Investment from around the world, where you can have medical breakthroughs, an abundance of resources, innovative technology, and new discoveries,” says a narrator in the video.

The video shows footage of Trump, Kim, North Koreans, Americans, and shows Kim crossing into South Korea for his historic meeting with President Moon Jae-in. The video seems to be encouraging Kim to stay that path and capitalize on the gains in openness he has already achieved.
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Police save dog from burning boat
hilaryl
2018-06-12    59 views
Officer Travis Ruggles commandeered a boat to rescue this beautiful dog that was trapped on a boat burning in the San Rafael Yacht Harbor.
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Man reunites with baby he saved
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2018-06-12    48 views
A Colorado man reunites with the baby whose life he saved.

Doctors believe Justin Junior had heat stroke. He had a check-up on Monday (6/11) and is doing fine.

The last time province held this little boy, he was lifeless. Two families, strangers, brought together through an incredible act of kindness.

Navarrete says: “This is your guardian angel."

Vanessa Navarrete was on her way to Greeley Friday afternoon with her kids and mom in town when Justin Junior's eyes rolled back in his head. She pulled the car to a screeching halt.

Navarrete says: “I'm holding my baby and his mouth was so blue to where I didn't know, I don't know what to do at this point."

At that moment, Jon province was heading south on 85 to a carpet cleaning job. He saw the family, flipped a u-turn and ran to the mother.

Province says: “She just straight up handed me her child and said, 'He can't breathe. He can't breathe.'”

Province sprang into action. His former CPR training kicked in.

Province says: “C'mon give me a cry. Give me a cry. Let me hear you.”

But little junior was fading in and out. Then, suddenly, the moment they were desperately waiting for.

Province says: “We finally hear this big loud cry coming from inside the ambulance. After I heard that, I had chills and just pure relief."

Paramedics rushed junior to the hospital. But Jon's compassion doesn't end there. After his carpet cleaning job, he dropped off toys for Junior at the emergency room.

Province says: “I don't think I'm a hero. I mean, I'm just a good samaritan just trying to do what I can to help others."

Through this frantic time, a lifelong friendship has now formed.

Navarrete says: “It's like we are going to keep him in our family, no matter if he likes it or not. He's gonna be there."
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President Trump showed Kim Jong Un this Hollywood-style video to pitch him on peace
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2018-06-12    4 views
Just before President Donald Trump addressed the world’s media in Singapore after his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, journalists were shown a video, first in Korean, then in English. When he walked out onto the stage, the U.S. president revealed it was a “tape” he showed the chairman prior to their meeting.

The four-minute video, produced by a small L.A.-based company called Destiny Pictures, opens on a shot of the Earth from space, followed by shots of cities around the world, with a movie trailer-worthy voiceover telling the viewer that “only a small number will leave a lasting legacy.”
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Quick-Thinking Officer Rescues Toddler Wandering Near Busy Highway
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2018-06-12    289 views
An Illinois police officer said he couldn’t believe it when he saw a toddler wandering into highway traffic while he was out on patrol several weeks ago.

WGN-TV reported that Naperville Police Sergeant Anthony Mannino said he believed it was an animal at first, but noted that it was actually a toddler. The toddler had snuck away from his mother.

Mannino used his police cruiser to block traffic on the road and grabbed the child.

No charges were filed against the mother, and police said that it was an accident.

Mannino received an award from the Naperville Police Department for his heroism.
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Trump, Kim Arrive at Summit Venue for Historic US-North Korea Meeting-EET
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2018-06-12    5 views
SINGAPORE—North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump reached the venue of their historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday, after both sides sought to narrow differences over how to end a nuclear standoff.

While Trump was optimistic about prospects for the first-ever meeting of sitting U.S. and North Korean leaders, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo injected a note of caution, saying it remained to be seen if Kim was sincere about his willingness to denuclearize.

Officials of the two sides held last-minute talks to lay the groundwork for the summit of the old foes, an event almost unthinkable just months ago, when they were exchanging insults and threats that raised fears of war.

The summit was due to begin at 9 a.m.

Trump was the first to arrive at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa, a resort island off Singapore’s port with luxury hotels, a Universal Studios theme park and man-made beaches. island, a resort. Television images showed Kim’s motorcade arriving later.
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Trump, Kim Arrive at Summit Venue for Historic US-North Korea Meeting-NTD
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2018-06-12    4 views
SINGAPORE—North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump reached the venue of their historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday, after both sides sought to narrow differences over how to end a nuclear standoff.

While Trump was optimistic about prospects for the first-ever meeting of sitting U.S. and North Korean leaders, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo injected a note of caution, saying it remained to be seen if Kim was sincere about his willingness to denuclearize.

Officials of the two sides held last-minute talks to lay the groundwork for the summit of the old foes, an event almost unthinkable just months ago, when they were exchanging insults and threats that raised fears of war.

The summit was due to begin at 9 a.m.

Trump was the first to arrive at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa, a resort island off Singapore’s port with luxury hotels, a Universal Studios theme park and man-made beaches. island, a resort. Television images showed Kim’s motorcade arriving later.
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Trump Arrives in Singapore to Meet With Kim Jong Un-teaser
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2018-06-11    0 views
SINGAPORE—President Donald Trump touched down at Singapore’s Paya Lebar Air Base at 8:21 p.m. local time on Sunday, June 10.

The president is expected to meet Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on June 11, before the summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un on June 12.

“I’ll be on a mission of peace, and we will carry in, really—in my heart, we’re going to be carrying the hearts of millions of people, people from all over the world,” Trump said in an impromptu press briefing before leaving the G7 in Canada.

“We have to get denuclearization. We have to get something going. We really think that North Korea will be a tremendous place in a very short period of time. And we appreciate everything that’s going on. We appreciate the working together with North Korea.”

Kim arrived in Singapore several hours before Trump, landing at Singapore Changi Airport.
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Former Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Dies at 68
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2018-06-10    334 views
Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan died in London at the age of 68 on June 8.

Kirwan appeared on five of the band’s albums. He released four solo albums in the 1970s.

Kirwan was among the members inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
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Trump Arrives in Singapore to Meet With Kim Jong Un-teaser update
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2018-06-10    0 views
SINGAPORE—President Donald Trump touched down at Singapore’s Paya Lebar Air Base at 8:21 p.m. local time on Sunday, June 10.

The president is expected to meet Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on June 11, before the summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un on June 12.

“I’ll be on a mission of peace, and we will carry in, really—in my heart, we’re going to be carrying the hearts of millions of people, people from all over the world,” Trump said in an impromptu press briefing before leaving the G7 in Canada.

“We have to get denuclearization. We have to get something going. We really think that North Korea will be a tremendous place in a very short period of time. And we appreciate everything that’s going on. We appreciate the working together with North Korea.”

Kim arrived in Singapore several hours before Trump, landing at Singapore Changi Airport.
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GATOR ATTACKS WOMAN WALKING DOG
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2018-06-10    5K views
south florida officials searching for a woman who witnesses say was dragged into a lake by an alligator.

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the woman, who went missing friday morning (6/8), while walking her dogs in the silver lakes rotary nature park, has been identified as 46-year-old shizuka matsuki.
police say a witness told them they believe she was grabbed by the gator - and dragged into the lake.
because the witness saw her walking her dogs and then suddenly she was gone, but the dogs were still there...
one of them with a fresh wound.
officials are conducting a through search of the lake.
one 12-foot alligator has been removed from the lake, it is being examined to see if it was involved in the woman's disappearance.
the dogs are now in custody of broward animal care.
the investigation is ongoing.
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$25,000 in coins spills onto Northland highway after armored truck crash
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2018-06-09    361 views
Coins are left littered across a Missouri highway
after an armored truck is involved in a crash.

The crash happened on June 7,
critically injuring one person.

The armored truck, stopped at an intersection,
was hit from behind by a truck.

The force of the collision dumped about
$25,000 in coins onto Missouri Highway 152.

The driver of the truck was critically injured.
The armored truck driver was not injured.
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Police Chase Riderless Horse Through Downtown Phoenixville-update
hilaryl
2018-06-08    62 views
Police in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, spent Tuesday, November 28, chasing down an unusual suspect — a riderless horse.

According to a post on the Phoenixville Police Department Facebook page, officers from the area and East Pikel chased the rogue horse which had made its way downtown after knocking its 16-year-old ride off its back in Chester Springs.

Officers captured the horse near the Phoenixville Colonial Theater with the help of a bystander.

Two clips of the riderless horse running away from a police cruiser shared to the department’s Facebook page had earned over 25,000 views at the time of writing.
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UGANDAN BABY WITH HEART DEFECT GETS FREE SURGERY IN SACRAMENTO
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2018-06-08    6 views
Davina Mirembe is dancing with joy.

The 20-month-old Ugandan girl feels better now than she ever has in her short life.

Much better than she did just two weeks ago, before she had the heart surgery which saved her life.

Davina was born with a ventricular septal defect. Her heart was slowly failing.

“Eventually, in her teens or 20s, she would have significant limitation, where she wouldn’t be able to be very active at all and then eventually, she’d have irreversible damage to her lungs,” pediatric cardiologist Dr. James Hill explained to Fox News.
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Video- Grouper Eats Small Shark in One Bite-update2
hilaryl
2018-06-08    264K views
A grouper was filmed consuming a shark in one bite—that’s right, in one gulp.

The blacktip shark was only four feet in length. The predator was identified as an Atlantic goliath grouper, which can weigh as much as 790 pounds and can grow up to 8.2 feet in length.

The fishermen hooked the shark off the coast of Bonita Springs, Florida, several years ago before the grouper took over.

As Business Insider noted, goliath groupers are known to stalk and ambush divers.

In 2009, another viral clip, taken from a fishing boat, showed a grouper eating a yet another small shark.
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Afghan President Ghani announces week-long ceasefire with Taliban
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2018-06-07    0 views
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced for the first time an unconditional ceasefire with the Taliban, coinciding with the end of the Muslim fasting month, but excluding other militant groups, such as Islamic State.

The decision came after a meeting of Islamic clerics this week declared a fatwa, or ruling, against suicide bombings, one of which, claimed by Islamic State, killed 14 people at the entrance to the clerics' peace tent in Kabul, the capital.

The clerics also recommended a ceasefire with the Taliban, who are seeking to reimpose strict Islamic law after their ouster in 2001, and Ghani endorsed the recommendation, announcing a laying down of arms until June 20.

Ghani has urged ceasefires with the Taliban before, but this was the first unconditional offer since he was elected in 2014.

"This ceasefire is an opportunity for Taliban to introspect (sic) that their violent campaign is not winning them hearts and minds," Ghani said in a message on social network Twitter after a televised address.

There was no immediate reaction from the Taliban but an international political analyst based in Kabul was unimpressed.

"It's a one-sided love story," he said.

U.S. Forces-Afghanistan said they would honor the ceasefire.

"We will adhere to the wishes of Afghanistan for the country to enjoy a peaceful end to the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, and support the search for an end to the conflict," Gen. John Nicholson, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan and the NATO-led Resolute Support commander, said in a statement.

The ceasefire would not include U.S. counter-terrorism efforts against Islamic State and al Qaeda, it said.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the announcement which he said "shows the seriousness of President Ghani and the Afghan government". Both he and the United Nations urged the Taliban to reciprocate.

The United States and Russia also praised the decision.

"The Afghan government’s offer of a temporary ceasefire underscores its commitment to peace as both a national and religious responsibility," the State Department said in a statement.

But former Afghan army general Atiqullah Amarkhel said the ceasefire would give the Taliban a chance to regroup.

"From a military prospect, it is not a good move," he told Reuters.

He also said he doubted the Taliban would lay down arms and deny themselves the opportunity of fighting during the holy month of Ramadan, in which attacks have intensified.

The Eid al-Fitr holiday ending Ramadan falls at the end of next week.

Ghani in February offered recognition of the Taliban as a legitimate political group in a proposed political process that he said could lead to talks to end more than 16 years of war.

Ghani proposed a ceasefire and a release of prisoners among options including new elections involving the militants and a constitutional review in a pact with the Taliban to end a conflict that last year alone killed or wounded more than 10,000 civilians.

In August, U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled a more hawkish military approach to Afghanistan, including a surge in air strikes, aimed at forcing the Taliban to the negotiating table.

Afghan security forces say the impact has been significant, but the Taliban roam huge swaths of the country and, with foreign troop levels of about 15,600, down from 140,000 in 2014, there appears little hope of outright victory.
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Girl uses body to shield little brother from bullets
hilaryl
2018-06-06    2K views
A girl that threw herself on top of her baby brother during a parking lot gun battle was honored by local government officials.

Ten-year-old Aaliyah Inghram was congratulated and praised by Clark County, Nevada officials. The county declared June 5 Aaliyah Inghram Day.

"You are a ray of sunshine," said a man attending the event.

"Thank you for giving us hope," said a woman.

Inghram, her mother, her 18-month old brother, and her 15-month-old cousin, and a 4-year-old cousin were in the parking lot of Walmart when a gunfight broke out between two people. Inghram through her body over bother her cousin and brother. A bullet hit her in the back.

"My first reaction was to get out and hers was to jump on her brother," said Inghram's mother, Samantha Tygret. "She jumped on top of his car seat when I told her to get on the ground. And if she hadn't the bullet would have probably hit him in his midsection."

Tygret was hit in the shoulder. She managed to pull the 4-year-old out of the car and press him to the ground to evade gunshots, Tygret told KVVU.

"I hoped that my brother will be okay and I really wanted him to stay alive because he's really young," Inghram told the Clark County Commission.

Inghram still has that bullet lodged in her back. Next month she will have surgery to get it removed.

"I didn’t want the baby to get hurt so I like stepped in front of the babies. If I wouldn’t have stood in front of my brother, he would have been shot in the stomach," Inghram told KVVU. "Good thing that my brother’s okay because I would rather be shot than him be shot."

One of the shooters was sent to the hospital in critical condition, the other fled the scene, KVVU reported (video).
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Ohio car drives in reverse on highway
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2018-06-06    49K views
A driver piloting a car that was having mechanical problems was caught on camera reversing a long distance in order to exit a highway choked with traffic.

Traffic cameras in Ohio captured the white SUV reversing out of a line of traffic on Highway 33 using the entrance ramp to exit onto Gender Road, reported Fox 13.

Eventually, the car stopped in a nearby parking lot at about 7 a.m. on Tuesday.

A spokesperson for the state Department of Transportation told KXAN that the vehicle may have had transmission problems, prompting the driver to reverse for a long distance.

The video, though, ends with the line, “Please, don’t be that driver.” Officials said if people are having mechanical problems they should pull to the side of the road and call for assistance.
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Guatemalan police save baby girl amidst volcanic eruption rescue efforts-update
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2018-06-06    2 views
A video shared to the Guatemalan National Civil Police (PNC) Twitter page shows officers rescuing a baby girl from inside a house located in the area affected by the eruptions of the Volcan de Fuego.

The PNC told Reuters that the girl and her family were successfuly rescued and she was taken to the National Hospital of Escuintla.

Guatemala's national disaster agency CONRED ordered the evacuations and said that hot gas and molten rock were descending from the volcano. More than 70 deaths have been reported since the volcano - whose name means "fire" in Spanish - erupted on Sunday (June 3).
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Guatemalan police save baby girl amidst volcanic eruption rescue efforts
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2018-06-06    0 views
A video shared to the Guatemalan National Civil Police (PNC) Twitter page shows officers rescuing a baby girl from inside a house located in the area affected by the eruptions of the Volcan de Fuego.

The PNC told Reuters that the girl and her family were successfuly rescued and she was taken to the National Hospital of Escuintla.

Guatemala's national disaster agency CONRED ordered the evacuations and said that hot gas and molten rock were descending from the volcano. More than 70 deaths have been reported since the volcano - whose name means "fire" in Spanish - erupted on Sunday (June 3).
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Facebook confirms data sharing with Chinese firms
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2018-06-06    0 views
Facebook confirmed Tuesday it shares data with at least four Chinese companies.

That includes Huawei, the world's number-three maker of smartphones.

It's also a company that U.S. intelligence has focused on over concerns of national security.

The rest include Oppo, TCL and Lenovo.

All four relationships are still in effect for now.

However, Facebook says it's winding down ties with Huawei this week.

They were just four out of sixty companies worldwide that Facebook had granted access to user data beginning in 2007.

That also included names like Apple, Blackberry, and Samsung.

It was all meant to offer Facebook-style features on phones before the days when stand-alone Facebook apps actually worked well.

Members of Congress raised concerns that the data of users' friends may have been accessed without consent.

Facebook denied that's happening.

The company also says it's already ended more than half of the partnerships and all of the Chinese deals will end.

A Facebook executive also said the company had carefully managed the access it gave to Chinese companies and said information used in these tie-ups was stored on Huawei devices - not Huawei servers.

U.S. intelligence has voiced concerns for years that Chinese telecoms firms help foreign espionage and threaten American infrastructure.

In May, the Pentagon ordered retail outlets on U.S. bases to stop selling phones made by Huawei saying they were a security risk.

U.S. Senator Mark Warner, the vice chairman of the Intelligence Committee, said in a statement "I look forward to learning more about how Facebook ensured that information about their users was not sent to Chinese servers."
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Designer Kate Spade found dead in her apartment-update
hilaryl
2018-06-05    2K views
NEW YORK—Kate Spade, a fashion designer known for her sleek handbags, was found hanged in the bedroom of her Park Avenue apartment Tuesday in an apparent suicide, law enforcement officials said. She was 55.

Spade's body was found by housekeeping at about 10:20 a.m. Her husband and business partner Andy Spade was in the house at the time. It's not clear how long she had been dead. The medical examiner will perform an autopsy.

The couple's 13-year-old daughter was at school, and officials said a note was found at the scene telling her it was not her fault. The officials were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

A crime scene truck was parked outside their building on Manhattan's Upper East Side, and barriers had been set up to keep back reporters and gawkers who were arriving at the building.

The company she founded and later sold, Kate Spade New York, now has over 140 retail shops and outlet stores across the U.S. and more than 175 shops internationally.

Julia Curry, a spokeswoman for the company, said that "Kate will be dearly missed" and "our thoughts are with Andy and the entire Spade family at this time."

Kate Spade was born Katherine Brosnahan and grew up in Kansas City, Missouri.

She was working as an accessories editor at Mademoiselle magazine when she launched her company with husband Andy in their New York apartment in 1993. She started the company based on six shapes of bags that she thought every working woman needed. It created a smash.

"I grew up in the Midwest, where you have to have it (a fashion item) because you like it, not because you're supposed to have it," she told the AP in 2004. "For our customers, fashion is in the right place in their life. It's an adornment, not an obsession."

From the original boxy handbags, she expanded into shoes, luggage and other accessories, as well as a home line, stationery, and three books. Spade won multiple awards from the Council of Fashion Designers of America and was named a "giant of design" by House Beautiful magazine.

"As an accessory, a great bag that takes the outfit somewhere else is interesting," she told the AP in a 2000 interview.

She walked away from the company in 2007, a year after it was acquired from the Neiman Marcus Group for $125 million by the company then known as Liz Claiborne Inc.

Coach, now known as Tapestry, bought the Kate Spade brand last year for $2.4 billion, seeking to broaden its appeal.

Meanwhile, Spade and her husband—brother of comedian David Spade—started a new handbag company a few years ago, Frances Valentine. And she changed her name to Katherine Noel Frances Valentine Brosnahan Spade.

"She alone didn't change the handbag world," tweeted fashion designer Kenneth Cole, "but she was an inspiring accessory. #KateSpade #RIP"
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Designer Kate Spade found dead in her apartment
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2018-06-05    0 views
Law enforcement officials say New York fashion designer Kate Spade has been found dead in her apartment in an apparent suicide.

The officials say she was found hanging by housekeeping staff inside her Park Avenue apartment at about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday. They say she left a note at the scene. The officials were not authorized to divulge details of an ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The officials didn't know what the note said.

The 55-year-old Spade created a line of sleek handbags in the early 1990s that created a smash.

Her company, Kate Spade New York, has over 140 retail shops and outlet stores across the U.S. and more than 175 shops internationally.
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Deployed soldier dad says 'no way I was going to miss' son's graduation
hilaryl
2018-06-05    109 views
Graduation Day was always going to be one of the high points in the life of young Tyler Solomon.

Still, the senior from Missouri’s Marshfield High School could never have foreseen how great that day it would actually be.

Tyler walked onstage like his 335 classmates, accepted his diploma from Principal Robert Keuther, and shook the principal’s hand, just as all the rest had.

Then, Principal Keuther told Tyler, “Hold one sec.”

Tyler looked around, wondering why he was waiting—and saw a sight he raised the joy of graduating to an entirely new emotional level.

There, crossing the school’s football field and approaching the stage, was a man in military fatigues—Tyler’s father, U.S. Army Sgt. Damon Solomon, whom Tyler hadn’t seen since the start of the year.

Sgt. Solomon climbed the stage and the father and son embraced while the crowd applauded.

"I said to him, 'Do you honestly think that I was going to miss this?” Sgt. Solomon recounted later to ABC News.

“’There was no way I was going to miss this'"

"I was really surprised, shocked and awed," Tyler responded. "It was the best graduation gift I could ever get."

Sgt. Damon Solomon had been serving his fifth tour of duty in Eastern Europe. Since January, he had been a helicopter crew chief in Kosovo.

The elder Solomon wasn’t due home for another six months, but he made some quiet arrangements—special circumstances called for special tactics.

No one in the Solomon family knew Sgt. Solomon had taken leave and arranged flights home. The entire family was a s surprised as his some Tyler.

Probably none of them were more pleased or prouder, though. Tyler got to share that day, marking his greatest life achievement, with the man who meant most to him in the world.

And Sgt. Solomon probably felt exactly the same.
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The dangers of vape pens explained-teaser
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2018-06-04    0 views
Gloucester Township police captain Brendan Barton explains the concerns of vape pens and how the cartridges used may contain marijuana oil.
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TAMPA POLICE GIVE BIKE TO BOY WITH SPINA BIFIDA-teaser
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2018-06-03    0 views
Police officers in Tampa went beyond the call of duty to help a boy with Spina bifida ride a bike for the very first time.

Officers first met 10-year-old Alexi at a community event in April after the boy's siblings won bicycles as part of a giveaway, and noticed he was sad because he didn't get a bike.

The officers did not want Alexi's condition to stop him from riding a bike, so they found a company that specializes in adaptive tricycles for individuals with physical disabilities and bought him a bike.

On Friday, Alexi was told he was going to a doctor's appointment, but his family brought him to the Tampa Police Department instead and he was surprised with an adaptive tricycle designed to accommodate individuals with disabilities.

"Whoa! Awesome," Alexi exclaimed when officers presented him with the bike. "Thank you [sic] the police department that brought me this bike and God bless you guys."
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Whale dies after swallowing 80 plastic bags
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2018-06-03    2 views
These are some of 80 plastic bags found in the stomach of a whale.

On Sunday (June 3) Thailand's Marine and Coastal Resources Department announced that this pilot whale had died on Friday (June 1) - another victim of the eight million tonnes of plastic that the UN says are dumped into the ocean every year.

The whale was found in a canal in the southern Thai province of Songkhla on Monday (May 28) and for the next five days a team of veterinarians struggled to rescue it.

Before its death, the whale spat out five plastic bags. An autopsy found 17lb, or eight kg, of plastic in its stomach.

A Thai marine official said the pilot whale, which mostly feeds on squid, probably thought the floating bags were food.

Thai people use huge numbers of plastic bags and authorities there have introduced campaigns to encourage people to cut back or introduce reusable bags.

And the death of this whale also comes just before the UN's World Environment Day on the June 5.

The theme this year is "Beating Plastic Pollution". This death serving as a symbol, perhaps, of the scale of that challenge.
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Russia's Lavrov invites North Korea's Kim to Russia
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2018-06-01    0 views
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to Russia on Thursday, May 31, and passed on best wishes from President Vladimir Putin.

Lavrov, who is on a visit to Pyongyang, told Kim that Moscow supported peace and progress on the Korean peninsula and highly valued a declaration signed by Pyongyang and Seoul.
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The Five Methods Obama Officials Used to Spy on the Trump Campaign-teaser
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2018-06-01    0 views
During the heat of the 2016 presidential elections, officials within the Obama administration, including cabinet-level officials who answered to Obama directly, extensively spied on the campaign of then-candidate Donald Trump.

Both the Department of Justice inspector general and the House intelligence committee are currently probing the actions of the Obama officials and their motivations.

So far, at least five different ways that the officials spied on the Trump campaign have been uncovered.
These include the use of national security letters, a FISA warrant, an undercover informant, the unmasking of identities in intelligence reports, and spying conducted by foreign intelligence agencies.

Each of these methods provided the officials with sensitive information on the Trump campaign that could have been used for political purposes.
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