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President Trump pauses to give a boy a hug
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2018-09-20    38 views
President Trump pauses to give a boy a hug when he asks for one while visiting volunteers in New Bern,
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Doctors warn parents to stop using baby walkers
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2018-09-19    41 views
The American Academy of Pediatrics calls for a ban on baby walkers, which they say are unsafe.
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Pentagon: 13,000 Department of Defense personnel in Florence response
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2018-09-19    4 views
The Air Force general who commands NORAD says approximately 13,000 Defense Dept. personnel have been working on the federal response to the hurricane that came ashore in North Carolina days ago and continues to cause havoc in the Southeast.

Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy praised the military response, saying it is working "seamlessly" with FEMA, as well as state and local efforts. However, he expressed concern about flooding that could continue to claim lives and destroy property over the next few days.

O'Shaughnessy singled out the U.S. Coast Guard for praise as leading the search and rescue effort. But, he also said North and South Carolina have been using their helicopters and rescue teams effectively.

He said the Defense Department's high water vehicles have been used to rescue hundreds of residents, and said they are probably the most used asset in the post-hurricane rescue effort.

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un says he will visit South Korea
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2018-09-19    2 views
In a historic summit in Pyongyang, North Korea has agreed to allow international inspectors to observe a "permanent dismantlement" of its key missile facilities, according to South Korea's President Moon Jae-in.

North Korea agreed to allow international inspectors to observe a "permanent dismantlement" of its key missile facilities, and will take additional steps such as closing its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if the United States takes reciprocal measures, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday (September 19).

North and South Korea agreed that the Korean Peninsula should turn into a "land of peace without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats," Moon said following the conclusion of his summit talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Moon, Kim said he will visit the South's capital Seoul "in the near future."

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Police investigate needles found in Australian strawberries
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2018-09-19    2K views
Needles have been found inside strawberries in two more Australian states, police said on Monday, broadening a health scare that has caused supermarkets to recall brands and farmers to dump fruit amid the peak growing season.

One man in the state of Western Australia and a girl in South Australia reported finding needles in their strawberries in the past two days, according to police.

Seven brands of strawberries in Australia are now believed to be contaminated with needles and pins, according to police reports, prompting warnings from authorities to slice the fruit before eating.

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NSW Police Warn of 10-Year Jail Term Following Fruit Contamination Across Australia
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2018-09-18    6 views
The New South Wales Police Force on Tuesday, September 18 called on the public to exercise caution when buying and consuming fruit after needles were reportedly found in strawberries, bananas and apples across the country.
Police said there were no confirmed motivations or reasons for the recent cases of fruit contamination, which could carry a sentence of up to 10 years in prison for convicted offenders. They also warned of deliberate or copycat acts regarding unverified online photos of needles inserted in fruit.

On Tuesday, a Brisbane school student was reportedly injured after biting into a strawberry but Queensland Police later ruled the incident was a false report of contamination.

Fruit growers were forecast to see their businesses suffer as a result of the incidents. Videos posted on social media showed farmers dumping masses of strawberries in the peak of the season. Supermarket chains Aldi and Coles recalled the fruit from most of their shelves, while New Zealand food distributors Foodstuffs and Countdown said they would stop selling Australian strawberries, The Guardian reported.

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First SpaceX moon flight passenger Yusaku Maezawa
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2018-09-18    6 views
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa said Sept. 17 that he plans to blast off on the first-ever private commercial trip around the moon and will invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people on the weeklong journey "to inspire the dreamer in all of us."

The SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket is scheduled to make the trip in 2023, company founder Elon Musk announced at an event on Sept. 17, at its headquarters near Los Angeles.

Maezawa, 42, said he wants his guests for the lunar orbit "to see the moon up close, and the Earth in full view, and create work to reflect their experience."

Musk said the entrepreneur, founder of Japan's largest retail website and one the country's richest people, will pay "a lot of money" for the trip, but declined to disclose the exact amount. Maezawa came to SpaceX with the idea for the group flight, Musk said.

"I did not want to have such a fantastic experience by myself," said Maezawa, wearing a blue sports jacket over a white T-shirt with printed with a work by the late painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. He said he often mused about what artists like Basquiat or Andy Warhol might have come up with if they'd traveled into space.

"I wish to create amazing works of art for humankind," Maezawa said.

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Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong
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2018-09-17    214 views
Heavy rain and winds lashed Hong Kong as Typhoon Mangkhut continued on its trajectory through Asia.
Mangkhut, reported to be the biggest storm in the world of 2018 so far, was forecast to hit Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday afternoon, after wreaking havoc in the Philippines.

The Hong Kong Observatory issued a number ten tropical storm warning on Sunday morning.
This video shows strong winds and heavy rain whipped up by the storm in a residential complex. The uploader gave the location as Tsing Yi, an island to the west of the city. “Maybe not the right time to go for a walk,” the uploader wrote, from indoors.

In the Philippines, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said an estimated 5.2 million people were within 77 miles of the projected path of Mangkhut.

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Car Floats in Flood Water as Typhoon Ravages Hong Kong
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2018-09-17    0 views
Heavy rain and strong wind lashed Hong Kong on Sunday, September 16, as Typhoon Mangkhut continued on its trajectory through Asia.

Mangkhut, reported to be the biggest storm in the world so far in 2018, was forecast to hit Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday afternoon, after wreaking havoc in the Philippines.

Footage posted to social media captured rough conditions along the waterfront at Lobster Bay in Sheung Sze Wan, Sai Kung District, Hong Kong.

This video shows a car floating in flood water in Hong Kong’s Sai Kung District.

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Man found stranded in raging floodwaters as typhoon tears across Philippines' north
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2018-09-17    259 views
A super typhoon tore across the northern tip of the Philippines on Sept. 15, wrecking homes and triggering landslides before slamming into Hong Kong and Macau.

Footage shared with Reuters shows a man stranded in the middle of raging floodwaters, as rescuers stood nearby working out how to rescue him. The man was eventually saved, according to a Facebook post by the person who shot the video on Saturday.

Tropical cyclone Mangkhut potentially killed more than 50 people in the Philippines. Packing winds of more than 200 kph (125 mph), it ripped over the main island of Luzon in the early hours of Saturday, it is considered the strongest to hit the region this year.

Known locally as Ompong, Typhoon Mangkhut at one point hit gusts of 305 kph before it left the Philippines and moved across the South China Sea with reduced wind speeds.

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The Latest: 2 dead after typhoon slams into southern China, 2.4 million people evacuated
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2018-09-17    77 views
A super typhoon barreled towards the Chinese coast on September 16 after it moved past Hong Kong and through the Philippines.

State broadcaster CCTV showed footage of high waves destroying windows as they crashed into a hotel restaurant in Shenzhen, while debris flew across streets and high waves pummeled the coast.

Packing gale force winds of more than 200 kph (125 mph), tropical cyclone Mangkhut is considered the strongest to hit the region this year, equivalent to a maximum Category 5 "intense hurricane" in the Atlantic.

The typhoon dubbed the "King of Storms" by Chinese media, is expected to make landfall in Guangdong between the cities of Taishan and Yangjiang as early as 1700 local time, weather officials say.

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China's Shenzhen seeks shelter as 'King of Storms' hovers near
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2018-09-16    2K views
Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down under red alert Sept. 16 as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the densely populated coast, a day after the biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings in the northern Philippines.

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100-Foot 'Fatberg' Removed From Michigan Sewer
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2018-09-14    582 views
Officials in Macomb County, Michigan, on September 12 reported a 100-foot-long “fatberg,” comprised of oil, grease, wet wipes, and other materials, found blocking up a sewer line and urged the public to be mindful of what they wash down the drain.

County officials said the fatberg weighed up to 19 tons, not including liquids, and was six-feet tall at some points.
Around $100,000 was allocated for its removal, though the task of breaking it up proved more difficult than expected, officials said. “Initially high-pressure jets of water were used but failed to break apart the fatberg.

Sewer workers then used hand saws and shovels to break it up,” according to a statement from the Macomb County Office of Public Works. The solid materials were extracted and disposed of in a landfill while the liquids were returned to the sewer, they said.

In recent years, officials in various cities around the world have shared footage of fatbergs in sewers to increase awareness. A fatberg found in Baltimore in 2017 caused the overflow of 1.2 million gallons of sewage into waterways, according to local reports. The same year, London officials reported the discovery of an "820-foot fatberg weighing 130 tons:http://stryfl.com/4113 in Whitechapel, describing it as one of the largest ever found.

On Wednesday, the same day the Macomb County fatberg was reported, a special-edition manhole cover was placed over the site of the Whitechapel fatberg, bearing the words: “The Whitechapel fatberg was defeated here in 2017.”
On Thursday, officials in St. Andrews, Scotland, announced a scheme to educated business owners on better ways to dispose of oil and grease.

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Elizabeth Smart On Kidnapper's Release
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2018-09-14    1K views
Elizabeth Smart said on Sept. 13 the news that one of her kidnappers will be released from prison next week was "a big shock," and she hopes there is a way the woman can be committed to a treatment facility since there is no legal recourse to keep her behind bars.

Wanda Barzee is expected to be freed next week after 15 years in custody, following a surprise announcement that Utah authorities had miscalculated the amount of time the 72-year-old woman should serve.

Standing on the steps of the Utah state capitol, Smart, now 30, recalled some of the horrors she experienced when she was snatched from her home in 2002.

"She is a woman who had six children yet could co-conspire to kidnap a 14-year-old girl, and not only sit next to her while being raped but encourage her husband to continue to rape me," Smart said. "So do I believe she's dangerous? Yes."

She said Barzee "saw me as her slave. She called me her handmaiden. She never hesitated to let her displeasure with me be known."

Barzee is expected to be freed next Sept. 19.

Attorney Scott Williams has said Barzee has been diagnosed with several mental illnesses, but he's not concerned about her being a danger to the community. Williams did not immediately return a message seeking comment Sept. 13.

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Massachusetts Towns Rocked with Gas Explosions
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2018-09-14    194 views
Dozens of suspected gas explosions rocked three Massachusetts towns on Thursday, September 13, and officials ordered evacuations for those whose homes are supplied gas by Columbia Gas.

Massachusetts State Police said at least 70 explosions were reported across Andover, North Andover, and Lawrence, and said that electricity was being shut down in all three towns to assist with controlling the situation.

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Photographer Captures Stunning Pink Lake in Western Australia
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2018-09-14    12 views
Travel blogger Shelley Tonkin captured extraordinary drone video of Western Australia’s Hutt Lagoon in August, showcasing the vivid, bubblegum-pink waters of the salt lake.

Located near Port Gregory, the lagoon is popular for tourists travelling along the Western Australian coast between July and September to see beautiful wildflowers in full bloom.

The lake gets its colour from high salt levels, and changes colour with the seasons and time of day.

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Japan embraces Naomi Osaka, a bi-racial "heroine"
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2018-09-13    1K views
Naomi Osaka is hogging the headlines for all the right reasons in her native land after she became the first Japanese player to reach a Grand Slam singles final. She's also helping break new ground in Japan due to her multiracial identity: the daughter of a Haitian father and Japanese mother.

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SUV crashes into crowd at square in central China, killing 11
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2018-09-13    174 views
An SUV crashed into a crowd at a public square in central China on Wednesday evening, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 40 others, the city government said.

Police arrested the suspected driver of a red SUV that plowed into a large group of people at the square in the seat of Hengdong county in Hunan Province, according to a government microblog account.

Around 46 people were injured, the Hengyang city government office in charge of online information and propaganda said.

The Beijing Youth Daily, a publication of the ruling Communist Party's youth league, said on its official microblog account police were investigating the crash.

There was no mention of terrorism or any other motive.

Police identified the suspect as a 54-year-old Chinese man named Yang Zanyun from the same county.

He had previously served several prison sentences for crimes including arson and assault, the newspaper said.

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Millions at risk as Philippines braces for Super Typhoon Mangkhut
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2018-09-13    1K views
Super Typhoon Mangkhut, an even more powerful storm than U.S.-bound Hurricane Florence, is heading for the Philippines, and mainland China.

Mangkhut, locally known as super typhoon Ompong, has already passed the U.S. territory of Guam, where it caused widespread flooding and power outages. It is currently barreling across the Pacific Ocean with wind gusts of more than 178 mph an hour (287 kph). Category 5 hurricanes, according to the Saffir-Simpson scale, have 157 mph or greater winds.

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US Military Moves Aircraft out of the Path of Hurricane Florence
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2018-09-13    0 views
The US Navy and US Air Force aircraft evacuated aircraft from bases in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina to avoid the impact of Hurricane Florence.

More than 100 aircraft at Virginia’s Naval Air Station Oceana were relocated to bases in six other states on Wednesday, September 12. The US Navy had earlier this week ordered 30 ships in Hampton Roads to leave port to weather the impact of the Category 3 storm in the Atlantic.

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Jon Voight - The Left 'Conjuring Lies and Slanders' About Trump Because He's 'Effective'
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2018-09-13    86 views
Jon Voight has praised President Trump and lambasted leftists in an interview on Fox.

He said he believes that Trump is slandered by legacy media outlets because “he’s effective.” He said there are people in Hollywood that support his pro-Trump stance. He also said that Hollywood and universities have been infiltrated by leftist ideology.

Voight first earned fame as an actor in 1969’s “Midnight Cowboy.” He starred alongside Burt Reynolds in 1972’s “Deliverance.” He has acted in over 90 movies and TV shows. He more recently won a Golden Globe for his role on TV series “Ray Donovan.”

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Hurricane Florence downgraded to a Category 2
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2018-09-13    1K views
Hurricane Florence downgraded to a Category 2 storm but is still considered extremely dangerous and life-threatening.

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Apple unveils larger iPhones, health-oriented watches
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2018-09-13    64 views
Apple Inc unveiled larger iPhones and watches based on the design of current models on Sept. 12, confirming expectations that the company is making only minor changes to its lineup.

Apple wants users to upgrade to newer, more expensive devices as a way to boost revenue as global demand for smartphones levels off. The strategy has helped Apple become the first publicly-traded U.S. company to hit a market value of more than $1 trillion earlier this year.

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Texas man accidentally shoots himself with booby trap inside his own home
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2018-09-13    102 views
Texas man accidentally shoots himself with booby trap inside his own home injuring a Sheriff sending both to hospital.
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Navy SEAL Hammers Obama on Trump ‘Nazi’ Comment: Try Saying “Radical Islam”
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2018-09-12    19 views
Twitter banned and then restored the account of a man caught in a Twitter argument relating to former president Barack Obama and his controversial speech at the University of Illinois on Sept. 7.

The tweet that sparked the ban followed a retweet of a Now This post that showed a segment of Obama’s speech. In the post, Obama did not state explicitly but insinuated that President Trump would not stand up to Nazi sympathizers. The comment seemingly refers back to the Charlottesville, Virginia, “Unite the Right” rally of August 2017.

Twitter suspended Paronto’s account and removed the tweet. When it was restored, he posted a follow up tweet that included a screenshot of the tweet he was forced to delete. Twitter then suspended him a second time, according to Breitbart.

The account for Secret Society Alumnus contains many anti-Trump tweets. Paronto sees his banning as part of a bias towards conservatives on Twitter. His account has since been restored.
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Hurricane Florence NOAA warnings
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2018-09-12    327 views
A serious warning from North Carolina's governor, ahead of Hurricane Florence's arrival.
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Boy survives face-first fall on meat skewer
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2018-09-12    203 views
A Missouri father says his ten-year-old son is lucky to be alive after the child was impaled by a 12-inch metal meat skewer when he fell from a tree house.
When you see the x-ray of the boy's head, you can understand why his family says it's a miracle he survived.
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911 responders first responders' illness on the rise
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2018-09-12    49 views
Heads were bowed and heavy with emotion as more names of fallen firefighters were added recently to the FDNY 9/11 memorial wall.

343 firefighters lost their lives in the 2001 terror attacks, but there are an additional 182 names that have been added since then. They are firefighters who died from 9/11 illnesses they contracted while working at ground zero.

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UK baby born with heart outside her body allowed visits home
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2018-09-11    488 views
A British baby who was born with her heart outside her body has been allowed to make visits to her parents' home after months in hospital, the BBC reported on September 10.

Vanellope Wilkins was born last November, with medics giving her less than a 10 percent chance of survival.

However, after nine months and three operations for the rare condition, she has now begun spending time at the home of her parents, Naomi Findlay and Dean Wilkins, in Bulwell in central England, the BBC said.

They have had to recreate the hospital's critical care environment at their house but are hoping she will be able to return home permanently.

Vanellope was due to be delivered on Christmas Eve last year but the condition, ectopia cordis, meant she had to be born prematurely by Caesarean section on Nov. 22. Vanellope is believed to be the first baby born with the condition in Britain to have survived.

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NYS troopers get a surprise package from a 3-year-old girl: A bag of marijuana
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2018-09-11    28 views
A 3-year-old girl shocked state troopers when she handed them a bag of marijuana retrieved from under the front seat of a car on Sept. 6.
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Hurricane Florence Already Felt Along North Carolina Coast
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2018-09-11    327 views

Though still more than 1,200 miles from the North Carolina coast, Hurricane Florence reached Category 4 strength Monday morning, September 10, as Outer Banks residents battled flooding from high tides to make preparations for the impending storm.

The proprietors of Beads & Beans coffee shop in Rodanthe were headed for a home improvement store in Kill Devil Hills for supplies when they encountered water coming over the dunes and onto the road along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
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Homecoming queen trades tiara for helmet, kicks winning field goal
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2018-09-11    16 views
Kaylee foster is ocean springs high school's 20-18 homecoming queen.
Moments after receiving her crown, she was back on the field for a pivotal moment in the homecoming football game as the team's placekicker.
After ocean springs scored a touchdown to tie up the game, Kaylee booted through the deciding extra point.

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A Dallas Police Officer Faces Manslaughter In Apartment Shooting
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2018-09-10    890 views
A white Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday on a manslaughter charge in the off-duty shooting of a black neighbor whose apartment she says she mistook for her own.

Officer Amber Guyger was booked into the Kaufman County Jail after being taken into custody, the Texas Department of Public Safety said in a news release. The department said the investigation is ongoing and that no additional information was available.

A jail employee said Guyger was released on bond. Online records initially showed Guyger was in custody, but she later was not listed on the jail inmate roster.

Guyger fatally shot 26-year-old Botham Jean on Thursday at Jean's apartment. Lawyers for Jean's family had been calling for Guyger's arrest, saying the fact that she had remained free days after the shooting showed she was receiving favorable treatment. They held a news conference Sunday night, shortly before the arrest was announced, making another plea for the officer to be taken into custody and saying their team had presented new evidence — a witness and video footage — to prosecutors. They didn't provide details.

The family attorneys weren't immediately available for comment after the arrest came.

S. Lee Merritt, one of the attorneys for Jean's family, said Saturday that the man's loved ones weren't calling on the authorities to jump to conclusions or to deny Guyger her right to due process. But Merritt said they wanted Guyger "to be treated like every other citizen, and where there is evidence that they've committed a crime, that there's a warrant to be issued and an arrest to be made."

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Alibaba's Jack Ma names a successor
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2018-09-10    27 views
Jack Ma, the chairman of Chinese tech giant Alibaba, has begun making moves to step down.

The company said on September 10 that he's staging a long-term transition plan.

He plans to hand the position of chairman over one year from now, and leave the board of directors in 2020.

Taking the helm will be Alibaba's current CEO Daniel Zhang.

According to Forbes, Ma has a net worth of nearly $37 billion dollars, making him one of China's richest people.

He helped found Alibaba in 1999, and today the company has a market value of around $420 billion.

The tech titan is a former English teacher with no technical background.

He's also an icon of self-made wealth, with a large popular following, and is known for his eccentric personality.

Ma is stepping back as local tech companies face slowing sales in the big urban centers that have driven e-commerce in China.

Ma says that even after he steps down, he'll still have a hand in mentoring the company's management.

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Seven wounded in Paris knife attack, suspect arrested
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2018-09-10    52 views
French police detained a man who wounded seven people in a knife attack in downtown Paris late on September 9th, a judicial source said early on September 10, adding there was no initial indication the attack was linked to terrorism.

Four of the victims suffered severe wounds, the source said.

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Norovirus outbreak at Utah schools
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2018-09-10    0 views
Jordan school district is taking no chances after being hit with the latest outbreak of norovirus by deep cleaning their school buses.

153 students were marked absent today out of a thousand in one of their school sand in another, more than 90 of their 649 kids on sick leave.

"It [spread] quickly, and especially among little kids, you know, they're in close proximity to each other in our schools," said Sandy Riesgraf from the Jordan school district.

It was first reported in the Alpine school district at Riverview Elementary, Saratoga Shores Elementary, Mountain Trails Elementary, Brookhaven Elementary, Black Ridge Elementary, Frontier Middle School, as well as two in the Jordan school district, Fox Hollow Elementary, and Mountain Shadow Elementary.

Some of the teachers have called in sick too.

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North Korea's Kim says wants to denuclearize in Trump's first term: Seoul
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2018-09-06    12 views
North and South Korea agreed to hold a leaders summit in Pyongyang on September 18-20, and discuss "practical measures" to realise denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, a senior South Korean official said on September 6.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "reconfirmed his determination to completely denuclearise" the Korean peninsula, and expressed his willingness for close cooperation with South Korea and the United States in that regard, the South's national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, told reporters a day after meeting Kim in Pyongyang.

Kim told South Korean officials that his faith in U.S. President Donald Trump remains "unchanged" and he wanted to realise denuclearisation and end long-standing hostile relations between the two countries during Trump's first term, Chung said.

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Mom accused of killing son arrives at jail
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2018-09-06    4K views
Charisse Stinson, the mother of a missing 2-year-old Florida boy has allegedly admitted to causing her son’s death, police said on Sept. 5.

Stinson, 21, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of 2-year-old Jordan Belliveau, WFTS reported. The boy was found dead in a wooded area in Largo, Florida, on Sept. 4.
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Author, actor, Kennedy scion Christopher Lawford dead at 63
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2018-09-06    747 views
Author and actor Christopher Kennedy Lawford, who was born into political and Hollywood royalty, sank into substance abuse and addiction and rose to become a well-known advocate for sobriety and recovery, has died.

Lawford died of a heart attack Sept. 4 in Vancouver, Canada, his cousin, former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, told The Associated Press. He was 63.

Lawford's mother was Patricia Kennedy, sister of John, Robert, and Ted Kennedy, and his father was Peter Lawford, the English actor who was a member of Frank Sinatra's "Rat Pack."

"I was given wealth, power, and fame when I drew my first breath," Lawford wrote in his 2005 book, "Symptoms of Withdrawal: A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption," the first of several books he wrote about his substance struggles.

He spent his youth frolicking with Hollywood stars on one coast and rubbing shoulders with political stars on the other. He wrote that he once got a lesson in doing "The Twist" from Marilyn Monroe, and the cover of his books shows him sitting poolside as a child with his uncle and soon-to-be-president John F. Kennedy looming behind him.
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