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  • 2 days before he died, Jeffrey Epstein signed a new will putting his $577 million in assets in a trust — $18 million more than he told the court he was worth

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    Lawyers for Epstein's accusers say they will still take action against his estate even though no beneficiaries were listed on his will.

    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:19:05 -0400
  • Regime advance cuts off Turkish convoy in northwest Syria

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    Rebel-backer Turkey said its forces were targeted by an air strike, while the Syrian regime accused Turkish forces of backing "terrorists". The convoy had entered Idlib province before heading towards a key town where Russian-backed regime forces are waging a fierce battle to retake the area from jihadists and rebels. Turkey claimed an air strike hit its convoy, killing three civilians, though a war monitor said a Russian air raid took the lives of three rebels in the surrounding area.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:50:06 -0400
  • Mountain lion attacks Colorado hunter armed with just a pocket knife, officials say

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    A Colorado man was scouting spots to hunt elk earlier this month when he became prey himself, according to state wildlife officials.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:47:16 -0400
  • 'It's a Horror Story': NYC Residents Living in Illegal Tiny Apartments

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    It was a 311 call that led New York City inspectors to a building and their disturbing, even shocking, discovery. The NYC Buildings Department says the owner of the apartment created a new floor between the fourth and fifth floors to rent out nine micro-apartments.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:25:40 -0400
  • Mexican man facing voter fraud trial in Sacramento. He’s a Trump supporter

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    For years, President Trump has claimed that millions of noncitizens voted in the 2016 presidential election, unfairly skewing his vote as Democrat Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:03:22 -0400
  • NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner's chokehold death

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    After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, the black man whose dying gasps of "I can't breathe" gave voice to a national debate over race and police use of force. Police Commissioner James O'Neill said he fired Daniel Pantaleo, who is white, based on a recent recommendation of a department disciplinary judge. O'Neill said he thought Pantaleo's use of the banned chokehold as he wrestled with Garner was a mistake that could have been made by any officer in the heat of an arrest.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:55:23 -0400
  • Beloved California teacher shot to death in front of 5-year-old son 'for no reason'

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    California teacher Nancy Magaña, 24, was shot to death in front of her boyfriend and five-year-old son early Saturday morning.

    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:51:55 -0400
  • A Neutron Star Might Have Just Collided with a Black Hole

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    Scientists are comparing the historic explosion to "the night before Christmas."

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:00:00 -0400
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    U.S. removed almost 2.7 million barrels daily of Iranian oil from market: Pompeo

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    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:23:34 -0400
  • A man lost his wife in the El Paso Walmart shooting, then his car was stolen during her funeral. His community came together to replace it.

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    Antonio Basco's Ford Escape was stolen after a funeral for his wife, Margie Reckard, in El Paso. The community banded together to find him a new one.

    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:12:31 -0400
  • General accused of war crimes appointed Sri Lanka army chief

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    A general accused of war crimes was Monday appointed Sri Lanka army chief, prompting international criticism and warnings his selection undermined efforts to ensure accountability after the country's long-running civil war. UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said she was "deeply troubled" by Colombo's appointment of Major General Shavendra Silva. The United Nations has accused him of committing war crimes during the final stages of Sri Lanka's separatist conflict.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:17:25 -0400
  • Tourists who stole sand from beach in Sardinia could face up to six years in prison

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    A pair of tourists face up to six years in prison after allegedly stealing a large quantity of sand from the pristine beaches of Sardinia. The French couple were found to have nearly 40kg (90lb) of fine white sand in the boot of their car. The vehicle was stopped during a routine check by border police as the tourists were preparing to board a ferry in Porto Torres, on the north coast of the island, bound for Toulon in France. The sand was found in 14 large plastic bottles and had been taken from a beach near Chia in southern Sardinia. The couple told police that they had no idea they were breaking the law, but they now face between one and six years in jail. The island has battled for years to stop tourists from pinching its sand, shells and pebbles, which are prized as souvenirs or in some cases, for indoor aquariums. WWF has run a campaign against 'beach thieves', reminding tourists that taking sand from Sardinia's shoreline is a crime To try to stop the pillaging, some locals have taken on the role of self-appointed guardians of the beaches. If they see tourists taking sand or shells, they ask them to return the material. If that does not work, they call the police or national park rangers. One of them, Pina Careddu, told an Italian newspaper on Monday that visitors sometimes become rude and aggressive when challenged. “A family of Germans were filling up some bottles with sand. I recorded them on my phone so they couldn’t deny it. The father came towards me in a threatening manner. But in the end he tipped the sand back onto the beach,” Mrs Careddu, 58, told Corriere della Sera. Dubbed “the granny sheriff” of the Sinis peninsula, on the west coast of the island, she is strict even with her grandchildren. “They say, ‘Nana, can’t we take some pebbles home to play with?’ And I say no, if everyone did that, soon there would be no beach left.”

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:04:40 -0400
  • Mueller-targeted Russian firm seeks April 2020 trial

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    The trial would test allegations that Concord Management and Consulting financed and organized an army of internet trolls to disrupt the 2016 election.

    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:57:11 -0400
  • The Must-See, Drop-Dead-Gorgeous Cars from the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

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    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 21:14:00 -0400
  • Texas police who led black man down street by rope will not face criminal probe

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    Police officers who led a handcuffed African American man down a street with a rope on horseback will not be subjected to a criminal probe in the state, despite widespread outrage after images of the incident were shared online.The decision was announced on Friday by the Texas Rangers, who said in a statement that an initial investigation found “nothing that warranted a criminal investigation”.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:41:00 -0400
  • US sued over Honduran man's suicide after family separation

    A new lawsuit blames the Trump administration's family separations for the death by suicide of a Honduran father after being separated from his 3-year-old child. The widow of Marco Antonio Muñoz sued the U.S. government and South Texas' Starr County, which operated the local jail where he died. The Texas Civil Rights Project, which announced the lawsuit Monday, said it was the first known lawsuit that linked a person's suicide to the zero-tolerance policy enacted last spring and ended amid worldwide condemnation.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:49:41 -0400
  • Is recycling collapsing in California? Advocates call on lawmakers to rescue it

    When rePlanet closed its doors at its remaining 284 California locations earlier this month, alarm bells went up among recycling advocates.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:30:00 -0400
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    Germany takes back four Islamic State children from Syria

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    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 05:55:52 -0400
  • A billboard in Baltimore calls Jared Kushner a 'rich pest.' It was put up by PETA

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    The billboard plays off the discovery that President Donald Trump's son-in-law's family real estate owned several rat-infested buildings.

    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:03:18 -0400
  • Teens swept up in night raids in Kashmir clampdown

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    Ali Mohammad Rah sat on the pavement outside a police station in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar on Tuesday, waiting to see his teenage sons, who were swept up in government raids overnight. Government sources say at least 4,000 people have been detained in Kashmir since India revoked the restive Himalayan region's autonomy on August 5 and imposed a massive security lockdown on the restive region. To try and stop the raids, residents in Srinagar's Soura area have erected barricades and dug trenches in roads that lead to their cluster of homes.

    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:55:54 -0400
  • San Francisco homeless man accused of attacking woman wearing ankle monitor

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    ABC7 News has confirmed that the man accused of attacking a woman outside her San Francisco apartment building has been fitted with an electronic monitor.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 15:03:53 -0400
  • How China Is Trying to Quell Hong Kong’s Protests Without Troops

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    (Bloomberg) -- China has lots of weapons to deploy to bring Hong Kong’s protesters under control before it needs to send in the troops.From barring dissident flight attendants to encouraging “patriotic” citizens to confront protesters on the streets, China has unloaded a wide range of firepower against the city’s fractious opposition in recent weeks. That’s to say nothing of the considerable sway Beijing holds over local politics, with its own loyalist bloc in the elected legislature and veto power over all top appointments.Here’s a look at some of the tools in China’s arsenal:1\. Political InfluenceWhile Chinese officials continue to reaffirm their commitment to Hong Kong’s “high degree of autonomy,” they’ve begun to pull the levers of power more directly since some radical protesters attacked the central government’s local headquarters and other symbols of Beijing’s authority. The Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office -- China’s top agency overseeing the city -- has held an unprecedented three briefings on the protests and summoned local representatives to a closed-door meeting in Shenzhen, where attendees say officials batted away appeals for compromise.The moves demonstrate the Communist Party’s ability to reach deep into the city’s politics without resorting to military force, even if they reinforce arguments that local control is being eroded. China has also lodged formal diplomatic complaints with countries that have supported the protests, accusing the U.S. and the U.K. of meddling. On Tuesday, it was revealed that a U.K. consular worker from Hong Kong had been detained while returning from a trip to the mainland earlier this month.2\. Mainland-Dependent BusinessesChina has repeatedly shown its willingness to use its leverage as the world’s largest trading nation to express political displeasure, as South Korea, Canada, Norway and others can attest. Hong Kong, which conducts more than 40% of its trade via the mainland, is particularly vulnerable. Last week, Rupert Hogg resigned as Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd.’s chief executive officer after China’s regulators banned all crew who participated in “illegal demonstrations” from mainland flights.Meanwhile, local tycoons including Hong Kong’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, came off the sidelines to publish statements and purchase advertisements urging an end to violent protests. At the same time, queries on Chinese e-commerce portals such as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s Taobao returned unsuccessful results for people seeking to ship umbrellas, masks and helmets to Hong Kong, where they’ve become common tools of protesters.3\. State Propaganda MachineEven if Beijing has no intention of deploying troops, it can unleash a vast state-run media apparatus to raise fears that it might. Chinese media have circulated photos and news reports of Chinese troops and paramilitary riot-control forces training in scenarios resembling Hong Kong’s protests. The government’s claims that the protests are the product of foreign “black hands” such as the U.S. and the U.K. are widely circulated, helping lay the ground for any more direct intervention.Moreover, the uglier parts of the protests, such as petrol bombs thrown at police stations or the defacement of national emblems, are amplified for most of the mainland’s 1.4 billion citizens. Reports frequently compared the protests to “terrorists” and “rioters” -- a label used to justify the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989. Beijing’s nationwide censorship system known as the Great Firewall helps ensure that developments that might generate sympathy for the movement, including outbreaks of beatings by triad-linked mobs, go largely unmentioned.4\. United FrontLong before regaining control over Hong Kong in 1997, the Communist Party had built a deep support network that it can call for support in times of trouble, including business groups, labor unions, neighborhood associations and several pro-establishment political parties. This “United Front” plays a key role in organizing counterprotests to support the police and the government, events that receive favorable play in the city’s numerous Beijing-aligned commercial media outlets.The growing global reach of such groups -- ostensibly aimed at overseas Chinese -- has drawn accusations of political meddling in places such as Canada and Australia, where they’ve turned out to oppose causes disputed by Beijing. But they’ve helped China counter rallies organized around the globe to support Hong Kong’s protests, seen by clashes in Sydney and Melbourne on Friday. Canadian police escorted worshipers out of a Vancouver church on Sunday, after Beijing supporters surrounded a prayer meeting for Hong Kong.5\. Triad SupportWhile the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office has urged an end to all violence in the protests, the agency has also urged Hong Kong residents to “stand firm and guard our beautiful homeland” and warned demonstrators that “those who play with fire will perish by it.”Such comments have fueled concern that Beijing is at least tolerant of other, more aggressive moves against protesters. In recent weeks, groups of stick-wielding men, often dressed in matching white shirts, have turned out on the streets to assault protesters, occasionally striking passersby in the process. People have shot fireworks at rallies from passing cars. On Tuesday, a man was arrested while attempting to enter the mainland in connection with a knife attack on three people near a protest message wall.The protesters and opposition lawmakers have blamed the attacks on notorious Chinese organized crime gangs known as triads, and police said that several people with links to the groups were among those arrested after one particular shocking attack last month. They’ve accused the police of colluding with the gangs, something the local government has denied.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 08:03:30 -0400
  • Police arrested 3 men in their 20s in Ohio, Florida, and Connecticut last week on suspicion of planning mass shootings

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    Local authorities have arrested and detained Brandon Wasghol, Tristan Scott Wix, and James Patrick Reardon in three separate cases.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 07:06:42 -0400
  • Patience wears thin for migrants stranded off Italian coast

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    The Spanish rescue ship Open Arms resorted to serving pizzas to 107 increasingly angry and sometimes aggressive migrants who are stranded aboard, as Italy's interior minister stuck to his refusal to let the vessel dock at a nearby Italian island in a weekslong standoff. The migrants were rescued from traffickers' boats in the Mediterranean off Libya and have spent 18 days aboard the Open Arms as they wait to see whether anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini will let them disembark on Lampedusa, a tiny Italian island south of Sicily. A day earlier, Open Arms' captain informed Italian authorities that the crew of 17 could no longer control the situation aboard, as frustrated migrants resort to fighting.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:06:09 -0400
  • Couple who ran a home for troubled boys charged with trafficking children, forced labor

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    A husband and wife who ran a home for troubled boys in Texas have been arrested a year after the home was raided and eight boys were removed, reports say.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:21:09 -0400
  • The Best Fall Soup Recipes, From Chicken Noodle to Broccoli Cheddar

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    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:04:00 -0400
  • We talked to experts on aging about the 2020 field. Here’s what they told us.

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    One medical expert says Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Donald Trump are part of the population known as "superagers."

    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 05:00:44 -0400
  • US court convicts far-right members over clashes with leftists

    Two members of a far-right group were convicted Monday of brawling with anti-fascist demonstrators in New York, as tensions between white supremacists and leftists simmer in the United States. Maxwell Hare, 27, and John Kinsman, 39, members of the Proud Boys group, were found guilty of several counts of attempted assault and rioting by a Manhattan court. A jury decided the pair assaulted four members of Antifa, an anti-fascist group, who were protesting outside an event that Hare and Kinsman had attended on October 12 last year.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:46:35 -0400
  • I've treated suicidal prisoners — Jeffrey Epstein's death is a medical, security disgrace

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    No matter what happened in Jeffrey Epstein's cell, medical personnel and prison authorities clearly failed in their duty to monitor and treat him.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:20:06 -0400
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    Yemeni separatists extend control in south, Saudi-led forces strike capital

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    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:29:23 -0400
  • 'Ticking time bomb': Violence surges amid guard shortage, lockdown at Mississippi prison

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    As a lockdown at this Mississippi prison enters its seventh month, violence is rampant. It's "not a sustainable situation," ACLU official says. Others agree.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:47:40 -0400
  • Demolition derby accident kills woman after car flies into crowd

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    A woman was killed and seven other people injured when an out-of-control demolition derby car veered into spectators, it has been reported.The woman, believed to be a paramedic in her 30s, died after the crash in Deer Lodge, Montana, which happened during the final event of a tri-county fair on Sunday.

    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 04:57:30 -0400
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    The Latest: Japan 'deeply concerned' about Hong Kong

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    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:52:26 -0400
  • Serial killer who murdered SC teen featured on new season of Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’

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    He has a long rap sheet of crimes throughout the South, and a controversial connection to a South Carolina murder.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:09:52 -0400
  • Rep. Steve King wants media to apologize for reporting what he said about rape and incest

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    King was arguing in favor of an abortion ban with no exceptions for pregnancies that resulted from rape or incest when he made the comment at an Iowa event last week.

    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:50:37 -0400
  • Warren apologizes to Native Americans: 'I am sorry for harm I have caused'

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    Appearing at the first-ever Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa, on Monday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren apologized for her previous claims of tribal ancestry.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:35:56 -0400
  • New planet discovered in orbit of young Milky Way star

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    A second planet has been discovered circling Beta Pictoris, a fledgling star in our own galaxy offering astronomers a rare glimpse of a planetary system in the making, according to a study published Monday. "We talking about a giant planet about 3,000 times more massive than Earth, situated 2.7 times further from its star than the Earth is from the Sun," said Anne-Marie Lagrange, an astronomer at France's National Centre for Scientific Research and lead author of a study in Nature Astronomy. Like its big sister b Pictoris b, discovered by Lagrange and her team in 2009, it is a gassy giant.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:45:18 -0400
  • Immigration lawyers: We saw what's happening at the US-Mexico border. It's a tragic farce.

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    There is no due process in Mexico for asylum seekers, just endless obstacles to staying alive, finding an attorney and communicating with authorities.

    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 06:15:54 -0400
  • View Photos of the 2021 BMW 4-Series Coupe

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    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:47:00 -0400
  • 'They don't respect our security measures': Large alligator scales fence at Florida naval air station

    A video shared by a Florida television station shows an alligator climbing over a fence at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:12:35 -0400
  • Philippines warns of 'unfriendly' greeting for uninvited warships

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned of "unfriendly" treatment for foreign ships travelling in the country's territorial waters without permission, in a rare swipe at China's use of warships just a few miles off Manila's coast. Duterte's spokesman, Salvador Panelo, on Tuesday made the demand for transparency amid frustration by the Philippine military at multiple sightings this year of Chinese warships moving within the country's 12 mile territorial sea, at various locations in the archipelago. "All foreign vessels passing our territorial waters must notify and get clearance from the proper government authority well in advance of the actual passage," Panelo said.

    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 03:49:46 -0400
  • Authorities praised for handling of protests in Portland

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    After previous political rallies that ended in violence, police in Portland, Oregon, earned praise Monday from outside observers for using a natural barrier — the city's Willamette River — to keep dueling protesters apart during a weekend far-right rally and large counter-demonstration that included a subset of masked and black-clad anti-fascists. As the city returned to normal, Mayor Ted Wheeler called Saturday's dueling demonstrations a win for residents. Oregon's top federal prosecutor called the handling of the event a "definitive counterpoint" for those who on both sides who have criticized police after past protests for favoring one side or the other.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:27:23 -0400
  • Driver pins paramedic against her ambulance in Walmart parking lot, NC police say

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    The woman was airlifted to a hospital with serious leg injuries, officials say.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:08:20 -0400
  • Major retailers including Nordstrom, Macy's, and JCPenney reportedly joined Victoria's Secret in using a modeling agency with ties to Jeffrey Epstein

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    In the wake of Jeffrey Epstein's death, discoveries of his wide-ranging ties to the retail industry only continue to grow.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:47:56 -0400
  • Trump claims 'mental wreck' Scaramucci abused White House staff in extraordinary attack on former aide

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    Donald Trump has launched an extraordinary attack against Anthony Scaramucci, accusing his former White House communications director of abusing staff."Anthony Scaramucci is a highly unstable 'nut job' who was with other candidates in the primary who got shellaced (sic), and then unfortunately wheedled his way into my campaign," Mr Trump tweeted on Monday morning.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:21:00 -0400
  • Gunmen kill 16 villagers in northern Nigeria: officials

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    Bandits have killed 16 people in separate attacks on remote villages in northern Nigeria's Katsina state, an area wracked by cattle-rustling and kidnappings, officials said Tuesday. Gunmen on motorcycles separately stormed the Dantakuri, Tsayau, Barza and Zakka villages late on Sunday through Monday, shooting residents and stealing cattle, they said. The worst attack happened in Dantakuri, the area's political administrator Sanusi Dangi Abbas told AFP.

    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:02:20 -0400
  • Wauconda couple claims they were unfairly arrested, assaulted by police on Mexican vacation

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    A suburban couple said their relaxing tropical vacation in Mexico ended in a jailhouse, on a dirt floor, in their swimsuits. The husband and wife said they were unfairly arrested and assaulted by Mexican police.

    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:16:24 -0400
  • Man tells cops he may be hit-and-run driver in fatal crash. He thought he hit a deer

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    A Palmetto man has come forward to tell authorities he may have been the one involved in the fatal hit-and-run that killed a 13-year-old boy and a 47-year-old man walking along U.S. 19 early Sunday.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:37:56 -0400
  • Phoenix cops must now report whenever they point a gun at someone after record year of shootings

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    Chief Jeri Williams provided an update on Phoenix Police Department changes following a record number of police shootings in 2018.

    Mon, 19 Aug 2019 21:30:26 -0400
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