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4 hours ago

Video inside Sep 21 - $1.8M stolen in minutes after couriers leave keys in van outside bank

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It took only 10 minutes for a suspected thief to steal nearly $2 million.

Two weeks later, federal and local officials are still looking for him.

Since Sept. 8, the FBI and DeKalb County officials have been searching for a man they believe stole the large load while two ATM couriers were making a cash drop at the Citizens Trust Bank in the 2500 block of South Hairston Road in Decatur, FBI agent Stephen Emmett said in a news release.

About 6:45 a.m., two ATM Response Inc. employees pulled into the bank parking lot and went inside with an unspecified amount of money.

“The driver locked the vehicle doors but left the keys in the ignition and the vehicle running,” Emmett said. The couriers were inside the bank between 10 and 15 minutes.

They returned to find the van gone. All that was left was broken glass.

Emmett said more than $1.8 million was stolen.

Surveillance footage showed a man in dark pants and a baggy gray long-sleeve shirt with a black backpack approach the van and attempt to open the doors.

The van was found unoccupied later that same day in the 4700 block of Galleon Crossing in Decatur by the DeKalb County Marshals unit. There were no signs of the suspect at the scene, Emmett said.

Officials are asking anyone with information, especially residents in the Hairston Forest South neighborhood, to contact them with tips. Tipsters can also remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting crimestoppersatlanta.org.
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Image inside Sep 21 - 15-Year-Old gives birth to NJ Detective's Baby......yep

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| By Swiph Mix - 11 hours ago



CAMDEN - A Camden County police detective is accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile girl who allegedly had his child.

Rafael Martinez Jr., who has been suspended without pay by the police department, allegedly admitted his role as father and signed the child's birth certificate, according to authorities.

In recorded interviews last month, a girl identified only as 15-year-old E.L. told investigators Martinez, 32, was “the father of her child and that they had sex on multiple occasions at his home,” according to an affidavit of probable cause for the officer’s arrest.

In an Aug. 22 statement, a social worker at Cooper University Hospital described a conversation with Martinez and E.L. after the baby was born.

“They both admitted to the (social worker) that Martinez is the father of E.L.’s child and he signed the birth certificate confirming such,” the affidavit says.

Court-ordered DNA samples were taken from Martinez, the girl and the baby on Aug. 30, the affidavit adds. These were tested by New Jersey State Police and “confirmed that Martinez was the father,” it says.

Martinez and the girl allegedly engaged in sexual activity during a period from Sept. 1, 2016, to Aug. 18, according to a criminal complaint issued in Gloucester Township.

The Blackwood resident is charged with the sexual assault of a minor between the ages of 13 and 16, as well as endangering the welfare of a child through sexual conduct.

Martinez was suspended after his Sept. 12 arrest, according to county spokesman Dan Keashen. The officer, who was released after a detention hearing, earns $65,792 per year, according to state pension records.

Martinez received numerous honors for his police work, including a Meritorious Service award in July 2013 and Officer of the Week recognition for a series of gun and drug arrests in November 2013.

In announcing the November award, the department described Martinez as "a highly motivated officer with a positive attitude who truly loves his job."

Martinez also was cited in March 2015 for his work with the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force.

The department said Martinez was a police officer in Camden for about three years before the county force took over patrols in the city in March 2013.

He worked previously for the state Department of Corrections,



 
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11 hours ago

Image inside Sep 21 - President Trump’s approval rating on the rise

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President TrumpÂ’s approval numbers have improved since striking a spending deal with congressional Democrats, ending an Obama-era immigration executive action and playing a visible role amid historic storms and flooding in recent weeks.

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The president has a 43 percent approval rating, according to a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Thursday, which is 3 points higher than it was last month.

The same poll, conducted September 14-18, says 71 percent support TrumpÂ’s surprise spending deal to keep the government opening and fund hurricane relief with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. The president did so over the objections of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

"Going to the middle has helped him with the middle — without costing him much from his own base," Democratic pollster Fred Yang, who conducted the poll, told NBC.


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Likewise, a Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday indicates Trump has a 43 percent approval rating, up from 39 percent in August, when the president faced criticism over his response to the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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Trump recently announced plans to end President ObamaÂ’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program that shielded illegal immigrants brought to the country as children from deportation.

He also took several trips to Texas, Louisiana and Florida after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma battered those states.

“It’s impossible to attribute Trump’s small uptick in the polls to any or all of these events. His recovery is modest at best…But the data suggest that Trump, now at the eight-month mark of his presidency, has at least arrested the gradual decline that plagued him for the first seven of those months,” Politico wrote in its analysis of its poll.


 
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11 hours ago

Video inside Sep 21 - Jimmy Kimmel Rips Fox & Friends Co-Host: 'You Phony Little Creep'

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| By SM - 11 hours ago


Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday fired back at Senator Bill Cassidy, as well as Fox & Friends‘ Brian Kilmeade, for belittling his impassioned health care monologue.

The ABC late-night host made headlines on Tuesday for taking aim at Senators Cassidy and Lindsey Graham’s attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The Graham-Cassidy Bill, as he explained, would implement lifetime caps on coverage and discriminate based on preexisting conditions. In response, Cassidy appeared on CNN on Wednesday, telling Chris Cuomo that Kimmel simply “does not understand” the bill.

“Oh, I get it. I don’t understand because I’m a talk show host, right?” Kimmel asked, sarcastically. Then, after listing over a dozen major health care organizations that “vehemently oppose the bill,” the late-night host suggested that perhaps the problem is that “I do understand, and you got caught with your G-O-Penis out.

“I don’t want to turn this into a Kanye-and-Taylor-Swift-type situation, but when Senator Cassidy was on my show in May, he told me that he believed that every American family regardless of income should be able to get quality health care, and I believed he was sincere,” Kimmel continued. “Sadly, the bill he unveiled last week with Senator Lindsey Graham indicates that he was not sincere. It is, by many accounts, the worst health care bill yet.”

Kimmel then took umbrage with Fox & Friends‘ Kilmeade, who referred to the late-night host as a Hollywood elitist pushing his political agenda on the rest of the country.

“The reason I found this comment to be particularly annoying is because this is a guy who, whenever I see him, kisses my ass,” Kimmel said. “Oh, he’s such a fan… He follows me on Twitter; he asked me to write a blurb for his book, which I did; he calls my agent looking for projects. He’s dying to be a member of the Hollywood elite. The only reason he’s not a member of the Hollywood elite is because nobody will hire him to be one. And you know, the reason I’m talking about this is because my son had an open-heart surgery, then has to have two more, and because of that I learned that there are kids with no insurance in the same situation. I don’t get anything out of this, Brian, you phony little creep.”

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11 hours ago

Image inside Sep 21 - In South Korea, daily stresses outweigh North Korea missile worries

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| By mr_underground - 11 hours ago



SEOUL (Reuters) - Soon after North Korea tested its sixth and largest nuclear bomb earlier this month, You Jae-youn, a 32-year-old South Korean office worker, swiftly put the news behind her to focus on more immediate worries.

“We have more than enough to concern ourselves with in our everyday lives. Personally, I worry more about how much it’s going to cost me to put food on the table (than North Korea),” said You, from Sejong city in central South Korea. “Talk of North Korea honestly feels distant to me.”

For most ordinary South Koreans, living for decades under the threat of war with their hostile and now nuclear-armed neighbor, more mundane concerns are what keep them up at night - jobs, the economy and the pressures that have accompanied South KoreaÂ’s rapid development since the end of fighting with the North in 1953.

Indeed, evidence suggests South Koreans have become increasingly indifferent to the threat of war, with civil defense drills largely ignored and surveys showing fewer people expect a conflict now than a quarter of a century ago.

According to a Gallup Korea poll earlier this month, 58 percent of South Koreans said they donÂ’t think another war will break out on the Korean peninsula, the second-highest percentage since the survey first began in 1992.

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Since then, the percentage of South Korean who expect another war has been gradually decreasing, down to 37 percent in the latest survey, despite a surge in missile tests under third generation leader Kim Jong Un.

The two Koreas are still technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended with a truce and not a peace treaty.

“People say the war hasn’t technically ended but those in my generation have never seen war. It seems like a vague reality to me,” said Kim Hye-ji, a 27-year-old graphic designer. “That’s why even when people say it’s dangerous, I can’t really feel it. All my friends are more worried about their jobs.”

STRESS AND SUICIDE

South KoreaÂ’s high-tech, export-driven economy is currently struggling to shake off slow growth that threatens to become a long-term trend.

Job security is another concern, with twice the number of workers temporarily employed in South Korean than the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) average, while youth unemployment grew for four straight years through 2013 to 2016.

The downturn has only intensified South KoreaÂ’s hyper-competitive school and work environment which has been blamed for contributing to the countryÂ’s high incidence of stress and suicide.

South KoreaÂ’s suicide rate was the highest in the OECD in 2015 - more than double the rate of the United States and almost four times that of Britain.

Financial problems, illnesses, loneliness and relationship issues are leading causes for depression that later lead to suicide in South Korea, according to a recent presentation at the Korea Association for Suicide Prevention. North Korea didnÂ’t rate a mention.

“The majority of those who come to us for stress management do so for real things in their lives, like job hunting. Even those employed come to us because of trouble they have adjusting to the workplace,” Sim Min-young, a psychiatrist specializing in anxiety and stress disorders at South Korea’s National Centre for Mental Health.

“They don’t come to talk about North Korea.”

Sim says if South Koreans were faced with a threat such as Hurricane Irma in the United States, they would be proactively doing something - creating evacuation plans, looking into shelters. But nuclear attacks render people helpless and they stop thinking about what they can actually do.

“But when we think of a nuclear bomb detonating just a few kilometers away from us, we don’t know what we can realistically do to protect ourselves,” Sim said.

SPIRITUAL SOLACE

For the minority worried about war, options are limited.

Some have made contingency plans to evacuate beyond the reach of North Korea’s artillery. Sales have ticked up of emergency supplies including “war bags”, containing items such as fire starters, whistles and food packages.

Others have sought spiritual solace.

Churches have been addressing North Korea more in sermons and prayer sessions, says Choi Ei-woo, the head pastor at Chongkyo Methodist Church in downtown Seoul.

“I don’t think there will be a war, but there could be unexpected actions that could lead to one. I am praying for God to lead us through this time,” said Choi.

Lee Chul-hyee, 63, has been praying more since he retired from the South Korean army six years ago and has also been giving lectures at town halls and churches to share his knowledge based on his military background.

At a Buddhist temple in central Seoul, 59-year-old Mun Myung-ha said she too has been coming to pray more in hopes that a war will not break out.

“North Korea is conducting more nuclear tests and every time I turn on the news my heart starts beating like crazy,” said Mun.

Some itching for a peek into the future have been visiting fortune-tellers. Six out of 10 customers are now including a question about whether there will be a war, in addition to their usual queries on love and marriage, a traditional shaman using the name Byeorakdaegam told Reuters.

“Back in January or February no one asked me about war but now that’s changed,” said Byeorakdaegam, whose real name is Jang Yong-jun.

“I ask them back whether they’ve been hoarding food or water and all of them say no. Then I assure them my gods tell me there will be no war,” he said, passing a string of large wooden beads through one hand.

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11 hours ago

Image inside Sep 21 - Facebook caves in, will release 3000 russia-linked ads!

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| By phantomnation - 11 hours ago



Under growing pressure from Congress and the public to reveal more about the spread of covert Russian propaganda on Facebook, the company said on Thursday that it was turning more than Russia-linked 3,000 ads to the Senate and House intelligence committees, which are investigating the KremlinÂ’s influence operation on the 2016 presidential election.

The high-profile announcement came after Facebook spent two weeks on the defensive amid calls for greater transparency about 470 Russia-linked accounts the company took down after they had promoted inflammatory messages on divisive issues. Facebook had previously shown Congressional staffers a sample of the ads, some of which attacked Hillary Clinton or praised Donald J. Trump, but had not shared the entire collection.

FacebookÂ’s admission on Sept. 6 that Russian agents covertly bought ads on the site during last yearÂ’s presidential campaign has brought intense scrutiny on the social network, Twitter, entangling both companies in the investigation by Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, and raising the possibility of future regulation of political advertising on their platforms.

Congressional Democrats this week asked the Federal Election Commission to advise on ways to prevent foreign influence on American elections, including possible new laws or regulations.

Twitter, which has kept a low profile since FacebookÂ’s disclosure of the Russian intrusion, said it will brief the Senate Intelligence Committee next Wednesday behind closed doors.

In a statement, Twitter did not address illicit Russian activity on its platform but said it “deeply respects the integrity of the election process, a cornerstone of all democracies” and vowed to “continue to strengthen our platform against bots and other forms of manipulation.”

Representative John Sarbanes, a Maryland Democrat and the chairman of a group called the Democracy Reform Task Force that is tracking the Russian interference, said it was urgently necessary to understand RussiaÂ’s actions and prevent a repeat in future campaigns.

“We’re telling the F.E.C., let’s get going on this, because the 2018 election is bearing down on us,” he said. “I think it’s fair to expect the companies to have a higher level of vigilance and catch this stuff on the front end, instead of after the fact.”

The New York Times reported this month that Russian intelligence appeared to have been behind an infestation of Twitter with automated accounts, called bots, that spread messages against Hillary Clinton last year. The cyber security company FireEye identified what it called “warlists” of hundreds of fake accounts that fired off identical political messages.

The Times also found Facebook accounts that appeared to have been created by ordinary Americans but were actually concocted by Russian agents. Facebook, which had said as recently as July that it had found no evidence of fraudulent Russian ad purchases, reversed itself this month and said it had removed the 470 profiles and pages, which it said were linked to the Internet Research Agency, a Russian company with Kremlin ties.

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11 hours ago

Sep 21 - woman fatally shoots sleeping boyfriend - uses machete to chop up his body parts

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A Texas woman has been arrested after cops say she fatally shot her boyfriend while he slept before allegedly chopping up his body with a machete.

Cierra Sutton became a wanted woman in August when Baytown Police detectives began investigating the disappearance of her 32-year-old boyfriend, Steven Coleman.

During the course of the investigation, cops say evidence was uncovered that led to murder charges being filed against 30-year-old Sutton.

Authorities believe Sutton shot Coleman as he slept and used the machete to dismember his body because he was too heavy to move, The Baytown Sun reported.

Cops say Sutton then discarded the body parts in various dumpsters.

A torso was reportedly discovered at a landfill four days after Coleman's disappearance.

Authorities say Sutton's 10-year-old daughter was in the apartment at the time of the murder, though she reportedly did not witness the slaying.

During her arrest, authorities said Sutton showed no remorse.

"Uncaring. No remorse. That's the best way I can describe," Baytown Police Lt. Steve Dorris said at a press conference.

Sutton is now awaiting extradition to Texas and does not appear to have an attorney

 
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11 hours ago

Sep 20 - The Anger of Jimmy Kimmel

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| By Ifeellikekobe - 11 hours ago



“By the way, before you post a nasty Facebook message saying I’m politicizing my son’s health problems, I want you to know: I am politicizing my son’s health problems.”

That was Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday evening, in a monologue reacting to the introduction of Graham-Cassidy, the (latest) bill that seeks to replace the Affordable Care Act. Kimmel had talked about health care on his show before, in May—when, after his newborn son had undergone open-heart surgery to repair the damage of a congenital heart defect, he delivered a tearfully personal monologue sharing the experience of going through that—and acknowledging that he and his family were lucky: They could afford the surgery, whatever it might cost. Kimmel concluded his speech by, yes, politicizing his son’s health problems: He emphasized how important it is for lower- and middle-class families to have comprehensive insurance coverage, with protections for people with preexisting conditions. “No parent,” he said, speaking through tears, “should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life. It shouldn’t happen.”

The monologue went viral—it was a speech that “will surely be a big part of his late-night legacy,” my colleague David Sims noted at the time—and one of the people who saw it was Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. The politician, a physician by trade, soon began talking about the need for an Obamacare replacement that would pass the “Jimmy Kimmel test.” Cassidy appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, sound-biting the same message. Cassidy assured Kimmel—and, per the transitive property of late-night television, the American public—that he would work to create a new health-care bill that would pass that test.

The bill Cassidy ended up co-authoring with Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, which the two introduced earlier this month—a bill that, in the frenzied fashion becoming so common with such things, may be voted on next week—does not pass the test.

And so, on Tuesday, Jimmy Kimmel yet again politicized his sonÂ’s health problems. This time not with tears, but with anger.


“I don’t know what happened to Bill Cassidy,” Kimmel told his audience. “But when he was on this publicity tour, he listed his demands for a health-care bill very clearly. These were his words. He said he wants coverage for all, no discrimination based on preexisting conditions, lower premiums for middle-class families, and no lifetime caps.”

Kimmel paused. “Guess what? The new bill does none of those things.”

The bill does pass Cassidy’s “Jimmy Kimmel test,” the host allowed—but a different Kimmel test. “With this one, your child with a preexisting condition will get the care he needs—if, and only if, his father is Jimmy Kimmel. Otherwise, you might be screwed.”

It was a notable shift. The power of Kimmel’s earlier speech on health care was not just the pathos of its story, but also its ability to make the political personal: to drive home the idea that, while “health care” might seem academic and theoretical, it can, in an instant, become intensely personal, with stakes no less than life or death. Kimmel, this time around, took that same logic—the political, made personal—but applied it to a single person: Bill Cassidy.

“This is not my area of expertise,” Kimmel said. “My area of expertise is eating pizza, and that’s really about it. But we can’t let him do this to our children, and our senior citizens, and our veterans, or to any of us,” Kimmel told his audience.

We canÂ’t let him. We canÂ’t let him.

And then Kimmel zoomed out, extending his anger to Cassidy’s colleagues. “Health care is complicated,” Kimmel noted. “It’s boring. I don’t want to talk about it. The details are confusing. And that’s what these guys are relying on. They’re counting on you to be so overwhelmed with all the information, you just trust them to take care of you. But they’re not taking care of you. They’re taking care of the people who give them money. Like insurance companies.”

They. They. They.

Kimmel is a host who once boasted that an episode of his show would be “Trump-free”—and who once announced that “if anyone says the name of the orange-colored man with the Russian boyfriend, they will have to put $100 in that jar that Guillermo is holding right there.” Now, though, the politics have knocked on his own door, at his own home, for his own son. And he is rising to meet them—another late-night host who is embracing the idea that politics and entertainment are, at this moment in America, tightly tangled together. On Tuesday, at the end of his monologue, Kimmel listed the medical interest groups that have opposed Graham-Cassidy. He shared a number that viewers can call to tell their representatives that they oppose the bill. He took for granted that anger can be its own political force.

“There’s a new Jimmy Kimmel test for you,” Kimmel told Cassidy: “It’s called the lie detector test. You’re welcome to stop by the studio and take it anytime.”

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12 hours ago

Sep 21 - infamous mob rat/scumbag sammy "sammy the bull" gravano released from prison

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PHOENIX - Former mobster Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano has been released from prison, reports CBS affiliate KPHO.

The Arizona Department of Corrections told the station it was unsure of the exact date of his release but multiple reports suggest he was let out on Sept. 18.

He will reportedly be on lifetime federal parole.

Gravano helped bring down mob boss John Gotti and other mobsters in 1991 by turning on the mob family and speaking to federal investigators.

According to the station, the reason why he was in a federal prison in Arizona was that he was busted for starting a major ecstasy ring that made about $500,000 per week. He was arrested in 2000 and in September of 2002, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Gravano's daughter, Karen Gravano, is on the reality TV show Mob Wives. She may have known the early release was coming because she posted a photo of a pocket watch on Instagram with the caption "only a matter of time."

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ironically Gotti's brother Gene is about to get out and so isn't one of his last living good friends that aren't dying in prison; John Corneglia..........

 
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12 hours ago

Image inside Sep 21 - Mueller requests Airforce One phone records (Its getn hot in hurr)

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Special counsel Robert Mueller has sought phone records concerning the statement written aboard Air Force One defending a meeting between Trump campaign officials and Russians at Trump Tower last year that was set up by Donald Trump Jr., according to two people familiar with the investigation.

Mueller has also asked the White House for documents and emails connected to a May 3 press briefing where Sean Spicer said the president had confidence in James Comey as FBI director, these people said. The request seeks to determine what White House officials – particularly Spicer – knew about the president’s plans to fire Comey in the days before it happened, according to one of the people familiar with it.

The requests, first reported by the New York Times, are the latest indication that Mueller's probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election is expanding to include what has happened in the White House since Trump took office, including questions of obstruction of justice.

Most of the requests, one of these people said, focus on what happened inside the White House after Jan. 20.

White House officials are expected to be interviewed in upcoming weeks by MuellerÂ’s office, but the interviews have not been set, according to one of the people with knowledge of the investigation.

The special counselÂ’s office has also asked for documents related to former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his meetings with Russian officials, one of these people said.

Investigators are particularly interested in what happened inside the White House after former deputy attorney general Sally Yates told White House lawyer Don McGahn of the Flynn meeting with Russians. Flynn was said to have misled Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russian officials during the presidential transition.

A lawyer for Flynn couldnÂ’t immediately be reached for comment. He hasnÂ’t been accused of wrongdoing.

Mueller has also asked White House lawyers whether any documents related to Paul Manafort are in the White House, these people said. One White House official said there are few documents that even mention Manafort in the White House because he left the campaign in August.

The special counselÂ’s office declined to comment.

Ty Cobb, a White House lawyer, declined to comment “out of respect” for Mueller’s team.

He has told others in the White House he wants to speed up the investigation, and was recently heard by the New York Times telling other lawyers they needed to provide all documents, even though another White House lawyer is arguing otherwise.

The statement about the Trump Tower meeting, written on the return from a European summit earlier this year, touched off a frenzy inside the White House, with dozens of phone calls from Air Force One and back in Washington and New York.

It came as the New York Times was preparing to report about the meeting between Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Manafort and Russians at Trump Tower, which was arranged after one of the Russians had promised “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. None of the people who attended have been accused of wrongdoing.

The statement sparked frustration from Mark Corallo, the former spokesman for the legal team, and Marc Kasowitz, a former lawyer, and partially led to CoralloÂ’s resignation, because lawyers werenÂ’t present and the president was involved.

Mueller’s request for documents surrounding the May 3 briefing from Spicer suggest he is trying to establish who knew what – and when – around the firing, according to legal observers and others involved in the case. He has requested any documents that would show Trump’s thinking, and who was involved. Spicer's briefing followed Comey’s testimony earlier that day in which he said he was “mildly nauseous” at the thought of having influenced the outcome of the 2016 election.

Trump fired Comey on May 9. White House officials say the decision was made at TrumpÂ’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey the weekend after SpicerÂ’s news briefing.

Spicer declined to comment.

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12 hours ago

Video inside Sep 21 - Trump signs executive order targeting those who do business with North Korea

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President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a new executive order that enables to U.S. to more effectively crack down on individuals, companies and financial institutions that do business with North Korea.

Echoing statements he made earlier this week in his address to the United Nations General Assembly, Trump said North Korea's nuclear weapons program is a "grave threat" to peace and security in the world.

"It is unacceptable that others support this criminal rogue regime," Trump said ahead of a working luncheon with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in New York City.

He explained that the executive order enhances the Treasury Department's authority to target any individual or entity that conducts significant trade with North Korea.

"The order also includes measures designed to disrupt critical North Korean shipping and trade networks," Trump said, calling for a "complete denuclearization" of Kim Jong Un's regime.

He noted that Chinese banks received a document Monday stating they should halt financial services and loans to new and existing North Korean customers as a result of strict U.N. sanctions passed earlier this month.

He thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for the "bold move," which he called "unexpected."

"Many countries are working with us to increase economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea," Trump said. "But I continue to call on all those responsible nations to enforce and implement UN sanctions and impose their own measures, like the ones I am announcing today."





 
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15 hours ago

Image inside Sep 21 - Hawaii is preparing for a nuclear attack

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| By phantomnation - 15 hours ago



HONOLULU — As North Korean missiles soar over the Pacific and seismographs keep vigil for tremors in the vicinity of Pyongyang, officials in Hawaii are doing what they must: preparing for the possibility of a nuclear attack.

But it’s a delicate task, especially when word gets out, as it did this week, about a “secret meeting” in which officials and legislators looked at slides on the probable impact of a nuclear blast at “at various altitudes above” Pearl Harbor, as Honolulu Civil Beat reported.

After all, it’s one thing to be sitting in New York or Washington and looking at those maps showing the range of North Korea’s ICBMs, and another entirely to be sitting in Honolulu and seeing “Hawaii” in small type just a smidge beyond the outer circle of destruction.

Everyday, North Koreans are told that the Americans are "imperialists" and North Korean children are taught that "cunning American wolves" want to kill them. To understand why, we need to go back to the Korean War. (Anna Fifield, Jason Aldag/The Washington Post)

The only reason the meeting on Tuesday was closed, said one of the attendees, State Rep. Gene Ward (R), was to avoid worrying the public. On the other hand, he told The Washington Post, talk of nuclear preparedness is “probably more surreal to younger generations” who don’t remember a time when people had fallout shelters in their back yards.

“Now it’s time to take it seriously,” he said, “not to be an alarmist but to be informing people.”

WhatÂ’s going on in Hawaii does have a whiff of the 1950s when schoolchildren drilled for nuclear attack by ducking under their desks, a useless refuge in the event of a thermonuclear bomb. Americans didnÂ’t panic in the streets then and Hawaii residents arenÂ’t panicking now. Indeed, itÂ’s not even a subject of daily conversation.

Still, State Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi (D), who also attended the meeting, said: “It’s very unsettling. There are people who are concerned. … The best way to deal with it is to be prepared for any scenario.”

If nothing else, education on preparedness — reminding them to keep a 14-day food and water supply — will come in handy when Hawaii gets socked with one of its famous hurricanes.

A public briefing scheduled for Thursday will indeed encourage the public to consider preparation for nuclear attack as a hazard just like hurricanes and tsunamis.

But a nuclear attack is no hurricane.

For anyone who confuses the two, the document passed around at the meeting, called “Summary of Major Preparedness Response Initiatives,” which was obtained by Hawaii Civil Beat, makes that terrifyingly clear.

“Nuclear Detonation Phase I” is the first line of the planning document, which details the tasks completed and those ahead for state officials. That’s followed by: “Enhance missile launch notification process between U.S. Pacific Command and the State Warning Point.”

Then comes the truly petrifying, “Prepare a planning scenario focused on a 100-kiloton nuclear weapon detonated 1,000 feet above the city of Honolulu (completed)” and “Publish a new ‘Ballistic Missile Threat Annex’ to the State Emergency Operations Plan (underway).”

Here’s a few samples from the document’s list of “FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS with ANSWERS:”

Q: I have heard that planning for a nuclear attack from North Korea is futile given most of the population will be killed or critically injured. Is that true?

A. No. Current estimates of human casualties based on the size (yield) of North Korean nuclear weapon technology suggests an explosion less than 8 miles in diameter. More than 90% of the population would survive the direct effects of such an explosion. Planning and preparedness are essential to protect those survivors from delayed residual radiation (fallout) and other effects of the attack such as the loss of utilities and communication systems, structural fires, etc.

Q. Are there public shelters (blast or fallout) designated in our communities?

A. No. There are currently no designated shelters in the State of Hawaii at this time. The short warning time (12 to 15 minutes) would not allow for residents or visitors to locate such a shelter in advance of the missile impact.

Q. Are the neighbor islands safe?

A. We do not know. Â… Although most analysts believe the desired target will be Oahu given the concentration of military and government facilities, a missile may stray and impact the open ocean or even a neighbor island. All areas of the State of Hawaii must consider the possibility of missile impact.

And everyone knows that an atomic blast is not just a terrible storm, but a potential holocaust.

“It seems to me that primal instincts are just going to overwhelm nearly everybody,” State Sen. Gil Riviere (D) told Civil Beat. He noted that the state emergency management agency had already adopted the mantra “get inside, stay inside, stay tuned.”

But, he added, “people are just going to be fleeing, they’re not going to stay in.”

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Police in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night fatally shot a deaf man who they say was advancing toward them with a metal pipe as witnesses yelled that the man was deaf and could not hear them.

It's the fifth officer-involved shooting in the city this year, according to the Oklahoma City Police Department.

Officers were responding to a hit-and-run accident around 8:15 p.m., Capt. Bo Mathews, the police department's public information officer, told reporters Wednesday. A witness of the accident told police a vehicle involved went to a nearby address.

Lt. Matthew Lindsey arrived at the address and encountered 35-year-old Magdiel Sanchez, who was on the porch holding a 2-foot metal pipe with a leather loop in his right hand. Lindsey called for backup and Sgt. Christopher Barnes arrived.



Magdiel Sanchez is pictured in an undated photo. Witnesses said they told officers Sanchez was deaf and he couldn't hear their orders.


Police ordered Sanchez to drop the weapon and get on the ground, Mathews said. Both officers had weapons drawn — Lindsey had a Taser and Barnes a gun. Sanchez came off the porch and was walking toward Barnes.

"The witnesses also were yelling that this person, Mr. Sanchez, was deaf and could not hear. The officers didn't know this at the time," Mathews said.

Both officers fired their weapons at the same time when Sanchez was about 15 feet away from them; more than one shot was fired, the police captain said.

Emergency Medical Services Authority personnel pronounced Sanchez dead at the scene.

"In those situations, very volatile situations, when you have a weapon out, you can get what they call tunnel vision or you can really lock into just the person that has the weapon that'd be the threat against you," Mathews told reporters.


"I don't know exactly what the officers were thinking at that point, because I was not there. But they very well could not have heard, you know, everybody yelling, everybody yelling around them."

"We were screaming that he can't hear," witness Julio Rayos told*The Oklahoman. Rayos told the paper that Sanchez had developmental disabilities and didn't talk.

"The guy does movements," Rayos told*The Oklahoman. "He don't speak, he don't hear, mainly it is hand movements. That's how he communicates. I believe he was frustrated trying to tell them what was going on."

Neighbor Jolie Guebara told The Associated Press that Sanchez "always had a stick that he would walk around with, because there's a lot of stray dogs."

She heard five or six gunshots before seeing police outside, she told the AP. She lives two houses from where the shooting happened.

Barnes is being placed on paid administrative leave.

It's being investigated by the department's homicide unit as a criminal case, as all officer-involved shootings are, Mathews said. The investigators will provide their findings to the Oklahoma County District Attorney's Office, which will decide whether the shooting was justified. Then the police department's internal affairs will investigate.

Some of the department's officers wear body cameras, but neither of the two police officers at the scene were wearing them at the time.

Sanchez had "no criminal history that I could locate," Mathews said. The car involved in the hit-and-run was driven by Sanchez's father and Magdiel Sanchez was not in the car at the time.

The two officers are white and Sanchez was Hispanic, Mathews said.


Protests over police shootings, especially of black men, have been ongoing around the country since 2014. Sanchez is the 712th person to be shot and killed by police in the U.S. so far this year, according to a*Washington Post database.

Just this past weekend,*protests erupted in St. Louis*over the acquittal of a white police officer who was charged with murder of a black man in 2011. They continued on Wednesday as protesters shut down a suburban St. Louis mall.

Law enforcement officers in Oklahoma have faced charges multiple times in recent years.

In May*a jury acquitted*a white former Tulsa police officer, Betty Jo Shelby, who shot and killed unarmed black motorist Terence Crutcher in 2016 while he was walking away with his hands up. That verdict sparked protests.

In 2016, a former volunteer reserve deputy in Tulsa*was convicted*of second-degree manslaughter after the 2015 shooting of an unarmed black man who was on the ground. He said he meant to use a Taser instead of a gun.

And a*former police officer in Oklahoma Citywas convicted in early 2016 of multiple rapes and sexual assaults.

 
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Sep 20 - washington state - weed prices have fallen 70%

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The jury is still out on all the effects that legalization has had on the market, but one consequence is plain to see: the price of pot hasnÂ’t been this low in years.

Steven Davenport of Pardee Rand Graduate School has tracked the retail prices in Washington since legalization opened for business in 2014. His findings show that the price of cannabis has dropped, every single quarter

The current average price of a gram in Washington is $7.38, a 67 percent drop in just three years. Even with taxes tacked on, the prices are still lower than they were. And theyÂ’re likely to go down even more.

ThatÂ’s not to say that potÂ’s no longer a profitable enterprise. In fact, these falling prices are great for the cannabis economy. Just as there are a variety of strains and forms of pot, peopleÂ’s tastes vary wildly, and there will always be the consumer who loves the pricier, higher end weed and there will always be those who love a good deal on some good herb


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The steady decline in the price of marijuana has far reaching implications for how we handle drug policy all together. The reality unfolding in Washington – and the other legal states – show just how much prohibition raises the price of a drug. In one good example, it took heroin ten years to drop 16% in price, something that took legal marijuana only eight months to achieve.

Prohibition is a dated practice with much proof in its pudding that it accomplishes very little but to drive up drug prices and put otherwise innocent human beings in jail. High prices and the fear of incarceration keep many people out of the black market and sitting much more comfortably with their alcohol, cigarettes and doctor prescribed pills

With cannabis, we can watch the stripping away of prohibition in real time. So far, even beyond monetarily, the results are good. It gives us an idea of what might happen if prohibition was lifted off all drugs. One thingÂ’s for sure, people would be getting their fixes on the cheap

 
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Image inside Sep 20 - Man shoots two deputies, threatens firefighters trying to save house is arrested

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Texas police on Sunday arrested a man accused of shooting two sheriffÂ’s deputies before ramming into three patrol cars.

Bowie County Chief Deputy Jeff Neal said he is grateful his deputies are okay. They were both treated at a local hospital and released the same day.

“I feel very fortunate that God was watching out for our deputies that evening,” Neal said.

The shooting happened early in the morning in De Kalb, Texas, about 140 miles northeast of Dallas.

The incident started when Bowie County SheriffÂ’s Deputies were asked to assist the De Kalb Volunteer Fire Department with a homeowner who wouldnÂ’t let them save his burning house. The owner, Bryan Lee Batchelor, allegedly had pointed a gun at the firefighters.

Batchelor got in his truck and drove away through a pasture, according to Neal. Deputies Eric McMillian and Westin Fannin pursued Batchelor, but their cruiser became stuck in the mud. Batchelor rammed their patrol car and started firing at the deputies, police said. The two deputies, who returned fire, were shot.

Later on, Batchelor rammed a second sheriff’s deputy in his patrol car on a county road, police said. According to Neal, the third sheriff’s deputy saw Batchelor approaching and tried to move out of the way — but couldn’t.

BatchelorÂ’s was finally caught, police said, when Lt. Chris Allison and Deputy Martin McGee spotted him on the road with vehicle lights on. Batchelor rammed into their patrol car and began exchanging fire with the officers, authorities said.

He was eventually arrested and taken to the hospital for nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.

Batchelor has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault against a public servant and one count of evading arrest in a vehicle. Bond has been set at $1 million for each of the assault charges and $50,000 for the evading arrest charge.

Neal said investigators arenÂ’t sure why Batchelor, who has not been questioned, wouldnÂ’t let firefighters put the fire out at his home, or why he decided to attack the deputies. The fire department is investigating what caused the fire.

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Sep 20 - Hillary Rodham Clinton ON Colbert

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Image inside Sep 20 - Infamous jewel thief Doris Payne, 86, released after serving two months in jail

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86-year-old international jewel thief, Doris Payne, was released from a jail in DeKalb County last week after serving her latest sentence.

Payne was booked on July 18 for violating her probation when she stole $86.22 worth of items from the pharmacy, electronics and grocery departments of a Walmart in Chamblee, Ga., according to ABC News.

She served almost two months and was released on Sept. 15. At a hearing that day, DeKalb Superior Court Judge Linda Hunter revoked her probation, sentenced her to time served and released her.

Payne was most recently arrested in March when she admitted to stealing a necklace from Von Maur at Perimeter Mall in suburban Atlanta, according to WSB-TV. She was sentenced to three years of probation and banned from shopping at any mall in DeKalb County as a result of that incident.



Payne was the subject of a 2013 documentary titled “The Life and Times of Doris Payne.” The summary that accompanies the film describes her as “a poor, single, African-American mother from segregated 1930s America” that wound up being one of the world’s most notorious and successful jewel thieves.

“There has never been a day that I went to steal that I did not get what I went to do," Payne said in the documentary.

“I don’t have any regrets about stealing jewelry. I regret getting caught.”

Payne is reported to have 20 known aliases, five Social Security numbers and nine dates of birth on record.

Her criminal career spans several decades to at least the 1960s. She is believed to be responsible for several high-profile heists around the globe including taking a 10.5-carat diamond in Monte Carlo.

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Sep 19 - Man saves 11 year old from attempted kodnapping

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Sep 20 - Japan just got hit with a 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake

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This is getting out of hand


An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 has been detected off the coast of Japan.

The US Geological Survey said that the earthquake struck about 175 miles south east of Kamaishi, and around 200 miles east of Fukushima.

It is the third major earthquake to strike around the world in the last 24 hours - following one in Mexico that measured a magnitude of 7.1, while another 6.1 magnitude earthquake stuck New Zealand.


New Zealand hit by strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake
The depth of the earthquake, which struck at 2.37am local time, was measured at 10km. Details of any damage are yet to emerge, and no tsunami warning has yet been issued.

Only 41 people reported feeling the effects of the quake to the US Geological Survey.

A tsunami sparked by an earthquake in the Pacific hit the nuclear plant in Fukushima in 2011 causing a major disaster - with the water disabling the emergency generators required to cool the reactors at the plant after they had automatically shut down.


Residents of the area were evacuated, and an exclusion zone was set up. The zone was eventually made smaller and residents have recently been allowed to return to some areas.

The incident led Japan to close all 54 of its nuclear plants for a time, while five are now back online.

 
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