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Pink Cadillacs line Detroit streets for Aretha Franklin's funeral
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: More than 130 pink Cadillacs from across the country have gathered in Detroit to line the road in front of the church where Aretha Franklin's funeral is being held on Friday morning.The touching gesture is pays homage to one of her most famous songs and a Detroit anthem.The cars are paying tribute to the Queen of Soul's hit song Freeway Of Love, a 1985 song that features chorus lyrics: 'We're going riding on the freeway of love.In a pink Cadillac.' The idea was that of Crisette Ellis, an independent national sales director for a cosmetic company.She said she was inspired after seeing police line up in their cars for fallen officers.'My husband said, 'Wouldn't it be awesome if we could have a sea of pink Cadillacs parked on Seven Mile Road to greet Ms.Aretha Franklin as she arrives?'' Ellis, who owns a luxurious pink Escalade, explained to NPR.Ellis began searching for others who might have had their own vehicle to spare for the sentimental procession.'They're coming from everywhere,' she added.'They are coming from as far as Texas; Omaha, Nebraska; Florida; North Carolina; Maryland.' The independent saleswoman shared that a few classic ones from the 1960s would be included in the motorcade.'Freeway of Love is like an anthem for us Detroiters,' he explained.'[It] starts off with a Motown beat, and that's the pulse of the city.' The song would grant Franklin her 12th Grammy Award, winning for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.Its subsequent video features scenes of the Motor City, with the city's once booming motor industry prominently featured in it.After the funeral, Franklin will be entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, along with her father, Rev.C.L.Franklin; brother Cecil Franklin; sisters Carolyn Franklin and Erma Franklin; and nephew, Thomas Garrett.Woodlawn also is the final resting place for Parks and many of the Motor City's musical elite, including members of the Four Tops.Franklin passed away August 16 at 9.50am surrounded by family and friends at her home in Detroit following a battle with advanced pancreatic cancer.'In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart.We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family,' a statement from her family read.'We have been deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received from close friends, supporters and fans all around the world.Thank you for your compassion and prayers.'We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on.As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.' Franklin, who sang with matchless style on such classics as 'Think,' 'I Say a Little Prayer' and her signature song, 'Respect', announced her retirement from touring last year.The mother-of-four had battled various undisclosed health issues in recent years.Her last
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Fox News TV - Donald Trump's face will feature on an Israeli coin
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! Don't Forget To Subcribe My Channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Donald Trump's face will feature on an Israeli coin marking the 70th anniversary of the country's independence.It depicts the US President alongside the biblical King Cyrus, who allowed the Jews to return to Jerusalem 2,500 years ago.The coin, which cannot be used as currency, is also a token of gratitude for Mr Trump's decision to move the US embassy from to Jerusalem, KOBI reported.Nonprofit organisation The Mikdash Educational Center has made 1,000 of the half-shekel celebratory coins.The standard version, made from pewter and plated with silver, will be sold for £36.There is also a limited series of gold-plated coins which will sell for £52.'President Trump is starting a prophetic process by moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem,' Mikdash representative Rabbi Mordechai Persoff told KOBI.'Just like King Cyrus 2,500 years ago said, "he charged me to build a house in Jerusalem", here again, President Trump is building a house in Jerusalem.' The seal of the United States government also features on the face of the coin, along with biblical verses written in in Hebrew.On the back is a dove, holding an olive branch in its beak, above a temple.Posters and billboards praising Donald Trump and his decision to pull out of the nuclear deal with Iran have been put up in the streets of Jerusalem today.
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Aretha Franklin dressed in rose gold for third day of public viewing
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: With the third day of public viewing for Aretha Franklin in Detroit has come a third spectacular outfit change fit for the Queen of Soul.Mourners at New Bethel Baptist Church saw the music icon dressed in a sparkling rose gold floor-length gown accentuated with pink beaded lace and paired with gold-sequined Christian Louboutin heels.Her accessories consisted of a custom-made pink south sea pearl necklace and earrings.Franklin's polished bronze casket sat at the front of the sanctuary, which was surrounded with photos of her and lavender and pink roses.Thursday's viewing is taking place at a church where Franklin's father, Reverend CL Franklin, was the longtime pastor and she learned the gospel fundamentals that would make her a soul institution.Hundreds of mourners lined Linwood Street for the opportunity to say a final farewell to the R.E.S.P.E.C.T.singer, who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer at age 76 on August 16.The line to view Franklin, which stretched more than half a mile, was moving briskly shortly after noon.Members of the Nation of Islam were passing out copies of the newspaper The Last Call featuring Franklin on the front cover to those waiting in line to enter the church.The church viewing comes after two days of viewings at the Charles H.Wright Museum of African American History.Franklin was dressed in striking ruby-red for the first day, and wore a baby blue dress on the second day.Linda Swanson, executive vice president of Swanson Funeral Home, revealed to the Detroit Free Press that there are additional sartorial surprises in store for Franklin's many fans.'Just natural changes in wardrobe that a queen would make,' she said, referring to the legendary vocalist's planned funeral outfits.Franklin's invitation-only homegoing service will be held Friday at the Greater Grace Temple, one of the largest and most famous churches in the city.More than two dozen ministers, performers both secular and gospel, along with black entertainers, athletes and civil rights activists make up a who’s who list of black America that will pay tribute to Franklin in a marathon service scheduled to last at least five hours.Crowds chanted Franklin's nickname 'Ree Ree!' and 'Let the Queen through!' as Franklin's body arrived this morning at her home church in a 1940s Cadillac LaSalle hearse that was used to transport her father when he died in July 1984.It was also used to transport civil rights icon Rosa Parks' body when she died in 2005.Fans decorated the walls of the church with silver and gold balloons spelling 'Aretha,' 'Queen' and 'Love U'; silver, gold and hot-pink balloons shaped like stars; handmade posters; stuffed animals and colorful floral arrangements.
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Fox News TV - Jessica Mulroney and family arrive in Toronto after royal wedding
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! Don't Forget To Subcribe My Channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Meghan Markle's best friend Jessica Mulroney and her family have arrived back home in Toronto after attending the royal wedding.Casually dressed and juggling a trolley laden with luggage, the fashion stylist was spotted at Toronto Pearson Airport on Tuesday with her husband Benedict Mulroney, her daughter and twin sons.The Canadian mother of three was seen glued to her phone while chatting with her children at the pick up area of the airport.Her sons - seven-year-old John and Brian - were page boys for Meghan and had the honor of carrying the train of her dress down the aisle.Her daughter was a bridesmaid at the wedding.Style guru, PR consultant and bridal expert, the 37-year-old Canadian mother-of-three is Meghan's best friend, closest confidante, and an Instagram addict.She is also credited by many as the brains behind Meghan's transformation from television actress to polished princess in waiting.It is largely thanks to their flourishing friendship that American-born Meghan, who relocated to Canada while filming the television series Suits, found herself moving through the kind of high-powered social circles that ultimately led her to Harry’s side.Meghan and Jessica are now so close that it is sometimes hard to tell them apart.Dark-haired elegant — and extremely well-married — Jessica could indeed pass as Meghan Mark II.Not for nothing is Mulroney known as the ‘Gwyneth Paltrow of Toronto’.Born into Canada’s wealthy Browns shoes dynasty, a family empire worth a reported £50 million, the privately educated heiress is married to Ben Mulroney, son of the former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney — and firm friends with the wife of the current one.They met in 2011, not long after Meghan arrived in Toronto where Suits was filmed.The Mail understands that Meghan initially employed Mulroney as a fashion stylist after she shot to fame as ambitious paralegal Rachel Zane.The pair bonded over their love of yoga, dogs, expensive red wine, healthy eating, work-outs and charity work.What began as a professional relationship swiftly turned to a deep and lasting friendship.Mulroney also raised eyebrows by having her stylist Rachel Renna share pictures of her outfit, a gold embellished cowl-back dress, for the exclusive after-party.It was her second outfit of the day after she wore an elegant royal blue dress at the ceremony itself, accessorizing the ensemble with classic nude pumps.
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'Disturbed' tennis umpires consider boycotting Serena Williams matches
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Professional tennis umpires have said they are 'disturbed' by the lack of governing body support for the chair umpire who drew the ire of Serena Williams, and may even consider unionizing and boycotting future Williams matches.Chair umpire Carlos Ramos, 47, was 'thrown to the wolves for simply doing his job and was not willing to be abused for it,' one anonymous umpire told the Times of London about the incident on Saturday at the US Open Finals.Ramos called three violations on Williams during her loss to Naomi Osaka: receiving coaching on the court, racket abuse, and a rare game penalty for verbal abuse, after Williams berated Ramos as a 'thief' and a 'liar'.Williams immediately blamed the calls on 'sexism', and umpires are concerned that league officials seemed to support that claim rather than back up Ramos for doing his job.USTA President Katrina Adams was among those rushing to Williams's defense and casting aspersions on the umpire, suggesting that he would have allowed men to get away with similar behavior.The WTA also seemed to back her claim that the penalties were sexist in a statement, although the ITF sided with Ramos two days later, 'one of the most experienced and respected umpires in tennis.' Several umpires, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the Times that they were considering boycotting future Williams matches.Though the umpires have no union to organize such a boycott, that may change.'There is a lot of unhappiness in the umpiring community because no one is standing up for officials,' one senior umpire told the Guardian.'Umpires keep asking: 'What if it was me in that chair on Saturday?' There is a widespread feeling that Carlos was hung out to dry for nearly 48 hours and that no one is standing up for officials,' the official said.Several umpires are privately pushing for an officials’ union, the newspaper reported.One source familiar with the discussions, said: 'Umpires don’t have any independent means of representation and are employed by the governing bodies.If talking to the media is not allowed, and governing bodies are speaking out against them, what are umpires supposed to do?' Umpires are forbidden by contract from speaking out to the press, but one retired ump was able to voice the views of his brethren.'The umpiring fraternity is thoroughly disturbed at being abandoned by the WTA,' Richard Ings, a retired, elite Gold Badge umpire told ESPN.com.'They are all fearful that they could be the next Ramos.They feel that no one has their back when they have to make unpopular calls.' Ramos, who is Portuguese, broke his silence on Tuesday in a brief interview with Portuguese publication Tribuna Expresso.While unable to comment specifically on the Williams incident, he said: 'It's a delicate situation.But umpiring 'a la carte' is something that does not exist.Don't worry about me, I'll be fine'.
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Browbeaten by Trump?  Justin Trudeau seems to lose an eyebrow--conspiracy theorists are going wild
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! Don't Forget To Subcribe My Channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: During a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron,  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's eyebrow seems to slide down his face.Now Twitter conspiracy theorists are replacing cries of 'Fake News' with 'Fake Brows'.It could have been a lighting issue, or the camera angle, but as Trudeau speaks,  it seems like his dark eyebrow has slipped down and is in danger of hitting him in the eye.Now,  the twitterverse is abuzz.Even former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee got in on the joke, tweeting, ' Breaking wind from CNN! @realdonaldtrump  announces new tariffs on fake eyebrows! Another twitter user said,  'Justin Trudeau's eyebrows just stole my whiskey and drove off in my car.And they eyebrows even have their own twitter account.They made their online presence known with a tweet that says, 'Just so you know, yes it's true.Justin Trudeau wears fake eyebrows and takes really good care of us most of the time.But he's really intimidated by @realdonaldtrump, and the sweat loosened the glue that keeps us attached.No biggie.' And while people had a great deal of fun with the brow news,  many pointed out that the Thursday press conference with Macron was not the first time Trudeau's eyebrows seemed to be trying to escape.But with photos like these, people on Twitter will likely continue to have fun with it for the foreseeable future.
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One winner takes home $107 MILLION jackpot after winning Australia’s biggest ever Powerball lotto
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: One lucky winner will be calling in sick tomorrow after taking home the biggest prize pool in Australian lotto history.Although thousands of Australians rushed to buy tickets for the Powerball, one single entrant won the record-breaking $107 million.The jackpot was won by a Sydney mother and despite becoming a millionaire, she's vowed not to quit her health care job, but will celebrate with a cheap glass of chardonnay.Officials from TheLott contacted the inner-city mother, who was pleasantly surprised by the phone call.'I don't understand what is going on!' the woman said.Upon receiving the phone call, the health care professional initially thought she'd won $107,000.'Wait – are you telling me I've won $107 million?! Oh my god! That is just so much money!' the woman said.The woman said her family is her number one priority but she had no plans to quit her job.'I'm a healthcare professional but I won't be retiring! I'm so passionate about my job.It will drive me to do more health work for causes important to me,' the mother said.'I'm not sure how I will be able to sleep tonight, but for now I'm going to go have a cheap glass of chardonnay.' Head of Public Relations at The Lott, Matt Hart, told Daily Mail Australia it was the biggest Australian lottery prize ever won by a single entry.Although the prize was set at $100million, due to the amount of hopeful people who bought tickets, the lucky win
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Burt Reynolds 'intentionally' leaves son Quinton out of his will
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Burt Reynolds left out his only child from his will before he died.It has been revealed the legendary actor intentionally did not include his 30-year-old son Quinton Anderson Reynolds, according to court documents obtained by TMZ.Reynolds, who passed away from a heart attack on September 6, named his niece Nancy Lee Brown Hess as the executor of his will, which he signed in October 2011.Hess is now the personal representative of Reynolds' estate and will control his possessions, which have been placed into a trust.Reynolds, who was 82, only made one mention of Quinton in his will, although it appears to clarify that he has not disinherited his son.'I intentionally omit him from this, my Last Will and Testament, as I have provided for him during my lifetime in my Declaration of Trust,' it reads.The court documents state that Reynolds created a trust for Quinton years ago.Quinton will reportedly continue to receive money from the trust, which may have been created to avoid estate taxes.Hess may have been made the executor of the estate so as to avoid any conflict of interest, as Quinton is a beneficiary of the trust.Reynolds adopted Quinton with his second wife, Loni Anderson, in 1988.Shortly before his death, Reynolds called Quinton his 'greatest achievement'.'He's a wonderful young man and is now working as a camera assistant in Hollywood,' Reynolds told Closer Weekly.'He never asked for any help with his career, he did it all himself, and I'm so proud of him.I love him very much.' Father and son were temporarily estranged during Reynolds' very public and bitter divorce from Anderson, but they became close again in recent years.Reynolds was married to Anderson, an actress, from 1988 to 1994.Considered a golden couple in Hollywood, their split shocked many and dominated magazine covers in the early 1990s.Things took an ugly turn as Reynolds revealed details of the former couple's sex life - or lack thereof - as their divorce became public.'I don't see how she can be in total shock,' he told Good Morning America at the time.'If your husband has not touched you in the biblical sense in almost three years, how can you be surprised?' Reynolds also claimed he caught Anderson cheating on him and said she was an underemployed actress and a bad mother.In his memoir he claimed Anderson bought 'everything in triplicate' and demanded that she dress 'like a star'.'I gave her a platinum American Express card with a $45,000 credit limit,' he wrote.'She maxed it out in half an hour.' In 1995 Anderson accused Reynolds of physically abusing her at least a dozen times while he was under the influence of drugs, according to People.She also claimed he was not timely with his $15,000 child support payments.In 2015, Reynolds told the magazine that he regretted marrying Anderson and called it a 'really dumb move'.'I should have known that you don't marry an actress,' he said.'It wasn't
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Texas girl, 13, arrested in fatal stabbing of 14-year-old friend
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! Don't Forget To Subcribe My Channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: A13-year-old Texas girl has been charged with stabbing her friend, 14, to death during an argument over a sleepover.Nylah Lightfoot of Fort Worth, Texas was stabbed in the chest and neck when she went to pick up her clothes from her friend's home on Tuesday.The victim's mother Anntoinette Carter claims that the mother of the suspect stood by and watched the altercation between the two girls unfold, without stepping in.Carter says her daughter Nylah and the suspect were 'on-and-off friends'.She added that Nylah asked if the suspect could sleepover, to which Carter said no, according to The Star-Telegram.Then the suspect asked Nylah to come over and retrieve clothes she had swapped with the teen.Then the two got into an altercation at the Fort Worth apartment complex and things turned deadly.The little girl was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital for her neck and chest wounds where she was pronounced dead, the Tarrant County medical examiner's office says.The 13-year-old suspect, who has not been named due to her age, was arrested Wednesday according to Fort Worth Police spokesman Bradley Perez.She is held in custody pending trial in the killing of Nylah, as ordered by State District Judge Timothy Menikos.She wore handcuffs as she made her initial appearance before a judge on Thursday, according to Fox4.'Now I'm daughterless.And my heart feels like it's just been ripped out and stomped on,' Carter said.Nylah's grandfather Dwight Roberts said he wants justice for her premature death.'This is just a wake-up call for everybody.Not only my grandkids but other kids.When your parents tell you not to do something, don't do it.
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Experts in Israel uncover tunnels they say could be the spot where Jesus turned water into wine
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Mystery has surrounded the site of Jesus' 'first miracle' for centuries, but an answer may finally be at hand.According to the Gospel of John, Jesus changed water into wine during the Wedding at Cana.For hundreds of years, pilgrims have believed the site of the miracle to be Kafr Kanna, a town in northern Israel, where they visit the 20th-century 'Wedding Church'.But the true location has long been debated – and now archaeologists believe the Cana of biblical times may be a dusty hillside five miles further north.It's the former site of Khirbet Qana, a Jewish village between the years of 323 BC and AD 324, where archaeologists have discovered a number of compelling clues.Excavations there have revealed a network of tunnels used for Christian worship, marked with crosses and references to Kyrie Iesou, a Greek phrase meaning Lord Jesus.There was also an altar and a shelf with the remains of a stone vessel, plus room for five more.Six stone jars like this held the wine in the biblical account of the miracle.Dr Tom McCollough, who directs excavations at the site, said there were three other sites with a credible claim to being the Cana of scripture.'But none has the ensemble of evidence that makes such a persuasive case for Khirbet Qana,' he said.'We have uncovered a large Christian veneration cave complex that was used by Christian pilgrims who came to venerate the water-to-wine miracle.'This complex was used beginning in the late fifth or early sixth century and continued to be used by pilgrims into the 12th-century Crusader period.'The pilgrim texts we have from this period that describe what pilgrims did and saw when they came to Cana of Galilee match very closely what we have exposed as the veneration complex.' As part of his evidence, Dr McCollough points to the work of first-century Jewish historian Flavius Josephus.Water into wine: The first miracle of Jesus  The transformation of water into wine at the Wedding of Cana is the first miracle attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of John.According to the Gospel account, Jesus, his mother and his disciples are invited to a wedding, and the wine runs out.Jesus ordered servants to fill containers with water and soon there was plenty of wine again.John adds that: 'Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and it revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him'.Christian tradition based on John 2:11 holds that this is the first public miracle of Jesus.The exact location of Cana has been subject to debate among scholars, with possible locations including the town of Kafr Kanna, in Galilee, about five miles northeast of Nazareth.Recent interest has focused on the ruined village of Khirbet Qana five miles further north while others have claimed it might be Ain Qana, in Southern Lebanon, which is closer to Nazareth.He said: 'His references to Cana align geographically with the location of Khirbet Qana
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Martina Navratilova criticizes Serena Williams over US Open final
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Martina Navratilova spoke out on Monday to criticize Serena Williams' behavior during the US Open final against Naomi Osaka which she said was inappropriate regardless of gender.Writing in an op-ed for The New York Times,  61-year-old Navratilova, who won 18 Grand Slams between 1975 and 1994, said Williams should have controlled her temper when umpire Carlos Ramos accused her of coaching and ought to have restrained herself later when he issued her two more violations.Playing down Williams' on-court claims that a man would not have been penalized so heavily, Navratilova wrote: 'I don’t believe it’s a good idea to apply a standard of “If men can get away with it, women should be able to, too." 'Rather, I think the question we have to ask ourselves is this: What is the right way to behave to honor our sport and to respect our opponents?' She went on:  'This is the sort of behavior that no one should be engaging in on the court.There have been many times when I was playing that I wanted to break my racket into a thousand pieces.'Then I thought about the kids watching.And I grudgingly held on to that racket.' She also criticized Williams' for arguing with Ramos when he issued her a coaching warning because, though she was unaware of it at the time, her coach Patrick Mouratoglou was indeed coaching her from the stands.'The player is responsible for his or her coach’s conduct.And it is actually irrelevant whether the player saw or heard whatever instructions were given; either way, it is still an infraction,' Navratilova wrote.The athlete went on to say that while she understood Williams' frustration after having been subjected to 'awful' line-calling at past US Open finals, it was misguided of her to pin her argument with Ramos on whether or not a male player would have been let off leniently.'We cannot measure ourselves by what we think we should also be able to get away with.'It is also on individual players to conduct themselves with respect for the sport we love so dearly.'Because we all look so forward to the next time Ms.Williams and Ms.Osaka play each other; hopefully the drama will come from their magnificent shots and their fierce competitiveness — two athletes showing us how it is done, inspiring us all in the process,' she wrote.Her comments echo those of members of the tennis community who lined up to support Ramos' calls on Monday as debate over the controversial match intensified.The International Tennis Federation, which had vowed not to get involved, spoke out in support of the Portuguese umpire.'Carlos Ramos is one of the most experienced and respected umpires in tennis.Mr Ramos' decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules and were re-affirmed by the US Open's decision to fine 'Serena Williams for three offences.It is understandable that this high profile and regrettable incident should provoke debate.'At the same time, it is important to re
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British actress Jacqueline Pearce who starred in Blake's 7 and Doctor Who dies of lung cancer at 74
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Blake's 7 star Jacqueline Pearce has died at the age of 74 shortly after being diagnosed with lung cancer, her friend John Ainsworth has said.The actress, best known for playing villain Supreme Commander Servalan tin the popular BBC science fiction series, died at her home in Lancashire.Alongside her role in Blake's 7, which was expanded from a single episode to a regular role over four series due to her popularity, Pearce was also known for her guest role in The Two Doctors, a pair of Doctor Who episodes in 1985.Her friend John Ainsworth, who had been her friend for 25 years and was with her at the time, announced the news today.He said: 'She was outrageous, she was very honest and very straightforward, which didn't always go down very well, but you knew where you were with her.'She liked a glass of champagne and liked everyone to have a good time with her, and of course she was a brilliant actress and everyone who worked with her remembered her very fondly.' He added Pearce had been diagnosed 'a couple of weeks ago' and chose to be cared for at home after leaving hospital.The two-part Doctor Who story in 1985 saw Pearce play Chesenne Colin Baker's Time Lord and his returning predecessor Patrick Troughton.Baker, who played the Doctor between 1984 and 1986, reacted to the news on Twitter, saying: 'Such sad sad news.Lovely Jacqeline Pearce has left us.Sublime actress and lady.Class.Will be much missed.' Pearce's film roles included White Mischief with John Hurt, How To Get Ahead In Advertising with Richard E Grant and Princess Caraboo with Kevin Kline.Further TV shows she acted in included a six-part BBC adaptation of David Copperfield in the 1970s, a detective series called The Rivals Of Sherlock Holmes and two episodes of Casualty in 2006.Born in Byfleet, Surrey, in 1943, she was also in the 1988 version of The Bourne Identity and appeared as Annabelle Levi in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.After training at the Royal Academy Of Dramatic Arts alongside Anthony Hopkins and John Hurt, she appeared in episodes of Danger Man and The Avengers - as well as children's dramas Moondial and Dark Season, starring a young Kate Winslet and penned by Russell T Davies.In a statement, Davies said: 'It was a joy, working with Jacqueline on the first drama I ever wrote, Dark Season.'She was glorious, vivid, passionate, filthy and the most wonderful company.And underneath the style and the laughter, a truly fine actor.' Blake's 7 ran between 1978 and 1981.It proved an unlikely hit after initially being mocked as a 'poor man's Star Trek' for its shoestring effects and primitive scenery.Sky One announced in 2008 it was commissioning a revival with computer-generated scenery but it cancelled the relaunch in 2010.She also starred in West End theatre roles, including a production of Otherwise Engaged directed by Harold Pinter at London's Queen's Theatre in 1975.Pearce was married fo
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Carry On star Liz Fraser dies aged 88
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Former Carry On actress Liz Fraser has died aged 88.The comic actress had a leading role in the British television's first soap opera, Sixpenny Corner on ITV from 1955 to 1956.Best known for her recurring role as perennially dizzy blonde in the Carry On franchise, buxom Liz Frazer starred in several Carry On films during the 1960s and 1970s.The south Londoner was in a number of the early Carry On films: Carry On Regardless (1961), Carry On Cruising (1962), and Carry On Cabby (1963), but was sacked by producer Peter Rogers after casually saying the series could be better marketed.She re-appeared in the series in Carry On Behind (1975), her salary apparently half of what it had been before.The British Comedy Society tweeted: 'Very sad to learn that the wonderful Liz Fraser has died.She was a delight.' She died on Thursday in the Brompton Hospital, London.Fraser defined herself as the bighearted comedy cockney blonde, attracting a string of admirers including Sean Connery ('we played lots of poker') and Stanley Baker.Her first notable film part was I'm All Right Jack (1959), where she played Cynthia, daughter of Fred Kite, the bolshie shop steward and the role which made Peter Sellers a star.The Boulting brothers were struggling to cast Cynthia, and Fraser was intially rejected by the directors.She later recalled: 'He couldn't be bothered because it was lunchtime,' she later recalled, 'but he said: 'Have make-up do something with her and I'll see her after lunch.'So they put me in a different bra and a very tight sweater with a tight belt and a long wig and eyelashes so I couldn't even recognise myself.Then I did the audition for John and I got the part.' The film, made in black and white, became the biggest box office hit of the year.
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Son in law of country music legend Alan Jackson dies aged 28 after falling off a boat dock
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Apromising young attorney in the Tennessee district attorney's office who was also the son-in-law of country star Alan Jackson passed away on Wednesday in West Palm Beach.Samuel Benton Selecman was just 28 at the time of his death, having been hospitalized for over a week after falling off a boat dock and suffering traumatic head injuries.He is survived by his wife Mattie, who just weeks before she was set to celebrate her first wedding anniversary must now prepare for her husband's funeral.In addition to his wife, Selecman is survived by parents Mark and Brenda and brother Cole.Selecman and his wife lived in Nashville, where he had been appointed an assistant district attorney for the 20th Judicial District of Tennessee in April of lat year.District Attorney Glenn Fuynk paid tribute to the young man in a statement on Thursday.'The DA’s office is thankful for every day that Ben had the opportunity to serve the people of Davidson County,' said Funk.'Our prayers are with Ben’s family.He will be truly missed.' The incident happened in Jupiter, but it is unclear where as the Jackson family sold their property there back in 2012.No other details have been released at this time and local police and emergency responders have yet to respond to requests for comment.A visitation for Ben’s friends and family take place on Sunday while a service to honor his life will be held Monday.In lieu of flowers, Selecman's family asks that people consider donatingto St.Mary’s Medical Trauma Center for Brain Trauma Research.
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Marathon competitor runs 19 miles carrying a PUPPY after finding it in the road during her race
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Amarathon runner found a lost puppy while competing in a race before carrying him 19 miles to the finish line and later adopting him.Khemjira Klongsanun, 43, noticed the other athletes dodging the dog seven miles into the 26-mile marathon in Ratchaburi, western Thailand.She slowed down to kneel by the roadside and gently coax the trembling little Thai bangkaew breed dog over to her.With no houses or crowds nearby, she realized that the puppy was lost or had been abandoned and said that she feared he would struggle to survive in the wilderness.Khemjira picked up the dog and cradled him to check he was safe, before, incredibly, running with him under her arm for a further 19 miles.The heartwarming footage shows her running along with the puppy clutched in her hand as fellow competitors smiled and expressed their shock.At one point, she held the puppy up so onlookers could see it.She even crossed the finish line holding the dog.The shop owner has now adopted the dog, believed to be just a couple of months old, and named him Chombueng after the name of the marathon.Khemjira said: 'It seemed to me that this little guy was lost.There were no houses, no other dogs, or no people around.So, I picked up the puppy, if only to take him out of the unsafe environment.' She tried to find the owner of the puppy when she crossed the finish line but without success.She took him home and appealed again for the o
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Fox News TV - Tottenham add external cladding to new 62,000 stadium
With just four months until completion due date, Tottenham's new stadium appears to be taking shape as construction workers added cosmetic touches to the ground's exterior.The club tweeted the latest developments to their new home showing the process of adding the cladding to the outside of the stadium that is housed on the site of the old White Hart Lane. Inside the stadium work continued on the installation of the roof while more cosmetic touches within the ground were further added with tiling. Share this article Share Spurs captioned their latest tweet 'breathtaking'.It follows recent developments of the installation of seats inside the ground in an operation that is seeing work being done on a 24/7 basis to meet a deadline that will see it finished in time for the 2018-19 campaign.Chairman Daniel Levy has confirmed the new ground will be known as 'the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium' until a suitable sponsor is chosen and that it includes features such as LED lighting. The lighting will be used on its outer shell where the cladding is based and will see it glow blue for evening matches. Watching Spurs at their new stadium won't be cheap, with the least-expensive season ticket price being £795 for adults and the most expensive requiring a vast investment to the sum of £1,995 - the costliest anywhere in the Premier League.As well as this, a retractable pitch will accommodate NFL fixtures as part of a 10-year agreement - the first of which will take place on October 14 when the Seattle Seahawks play the Oakland Raiders. Although the 62,000-capacity stadium is set to be ready for the start of the season, Levy has admitted that the club may have to play their first few games away from home.  Share this article Share
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Racing stickers pour in for terminally ill Iowa boy, 11, who asked for them for his casket
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Race drivers and others have been answering the call from an 11-year-old Iowa boy who wants racing stickers to cover his casket after he dies from leukemia.Caleb Hammond's uncle, Chris Playle, told The Des Moines Register that his family brought him home to Oskaloosa, about 55 miles southeast of Des Moines, after determining the painful treatments he'd been undergoing at a Des Moines hospital weren't working and other options offered little hope.'There were some other options left, but they were going to make him sick and do harm to his body,' said Playle.'They decided to call it quits, and come home and be a kid and do the things he hasn't been able to do the last year and a half.' He says Caleb's been home for about three weeks doing things an 11-year-old normally does, but that he tires easily.Caleb has loved auto racing since the age of two, when he started visiting his uncle at his home near the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa.The two would watch as drivers parked their cars on the street before the track opened and then would head to the stands to see the colorful cars race around the speedway.'He's my racing buddy.It was kind of our deal,' Playle said.'I probably had just as much fun as he did.' His passion for racing is what prompted the request for stickers.Playle said the stickers have been pouring in after social media appeals, helping to keep everyone's spirits up.Playle said the family is 'just trying to do as much as we can with him while he's here.' Caleb's got to experience racing first-hand on Saturday when he suited up in driving gear and sped around a dirt track in a stock car designed for children.A 12-year-old racer sat beside Caleb to help him learn to work the stick-shift and navigate the track.Caleb's father, John Hammond, told The Oskaloosa Herald that the entire family had been looking forward to the racing.'A goal of his was to be able to drive a race car when he got older,' Hammond said.
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Inside R. Kelly's studio where there is a massage table, wet bar, sauna and mattresses on the floor
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Photographs taken inside R.Kelly's illegal live-in studio in Chicago where he is accused of keeping women against their will have been released and reveal the bizarre environment inside.The property is an old warehouse and photography studio which has been modified by Kelly and his team on its second floor to include living quarters.He has been paying more than $20,000 a month for the last several years to keep the property but risks being thrown out entirely after a judge this week ruled that it was illegal for him to have modified the building into a living premises.The property is currently for sale for $3,999,999.The list of violations Kelly was given by the Cook County Department of Buildings details how he has turned it from a business premises into a building which 'now consists of a recording studio with bathrooms, sauna room, steam room, bath tubs, kitchen area, bar area, recording rooms, bedroom and multiple heating plant rooms.' Photographs show curtains that have been shoddily hung against the building's internal timber frame , a massage table next to a keyboard and exposed wires and lighting.It was deemed dangerous and hazardous by the buildings department.Both parties must return to court on February 7 to detail the changes but in the mean time, o one is supposed to be in the building past 5pm and under no circumstances is anyone allowed to live there.Despite the judge's ruling,
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Peter Benson dead at 75: Heartbeat and Blackadder star dies
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Heartbeat actor Peter Benson, who played Bernie Scripps in the ITV series, has died aged 75, his agent has confirmed.He was known for playing the Yorkshire-based drama's funeral director in all of the show's 18 series during its run from 1992 to 2010.His character also ran a garage in the fictional town of Aidensfield and often got involved in disastrous money-making schemes with Claude Greengrass (Bill Maynard) and half-brother Vernon Scripps (Geoffrey Hughes).Benson also made appearances in BBC comedy Blackadder as Henry VII, ITV 1980s soap opera Albion Market and more recently in two episodes of hospital drama Casualty.Benson was a highly-skilled singer and dancer and an accomplished theatre actor.He and Maynard starred on stage together in a production of Trinity Tales in 1977.He portrayed the title role in Shakespeare's Henry VI in a BBC television adaption of the play in 1983.One of Benson's former Heartbeat co-stars Steven Blakeley, who played Pc Geoff Younger in the show, was among those to pay tribute to him.Blakeley said: 'Farewell Peter Benson.You made me laugh so much.There'll never be another like you - talented, kind and gentle in equal measure.Bless you and rest well sir.' Lisa Kay, who played the character of Emma Bryden, wrote on social media: 'Such sad news that the wonderful Peter Benson has passed away.'He was always a total gentleman and great fun to work with.He was dearly loved and shall be missed terribly by his Heartbeat family.RIP Peter.' Fiona Dolman, who played Pc Mike Bradley's (Jason Durr) solicitor wife Jackie, added: 'What sad news.Peter Benson was one of the best.'Kind, funny, brilliant, gentle and deliciously sarcastic.He was an absolute joy to work with and will be missed by so many.' Actor Matt Hall said: 'Absolutely gutted to hear Peter Benson has passed.During my time working on Heartbeat he made me so welcome.'He’d always have lunch with me, ask how it was going & was so funny.We kept in touch as he said he was always happy to give advice.'.
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Former Vatican representative says Pope Francis knew about sex abuse allegations against McCarrick
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Aformer Vatican representative to the United States is calling on Pope Francis to resign writing in an 11-page testament that he knew of the sex abuse allegations against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick but covered them up.Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, 77, who served as apostolic nuncio in Washington DC from 2011 to 2016 said that Pope Francis knew of the allegations as early as 2013, according to the National Catholic Register.Vigano said in his letter that he personally told Pope Francis that McCarrick was accused of inappropriate behavior and Pope Benedict XVI imposed sanctions on McCarrick ordering him to a life of penance.According to Vigano, during a June 2013 meeting the Pope asked him what kind of man McCarrick was like.Vigano said he replied: 'He corrupted generations of seminarians and priests and Pope Benedict ordered him to withdraw to a life of prayer and penance.' He alleged that the Pope was trying to find out if he was an ally of McCarrick or not.Vigano told the outlet that Pope Francis 'continued to cover' for McCarrick and 'not take into account the sanctions that Pope Benedict had imposed on him'.Vigano said in 2009 or 2010, Pope Benedict implemented sanctions that stated McCarrick 'was to leave the seminary where he was living.He was also forbidden to celebrate (Mass) in public, to participate in public meetings, to give lecturers, to travel, with the obligation of dedicating himself to a life of prayer and penance'.He said instead of taking action, Pope Francis revoked the sanctions and made McCarrick his 'trusted counselor'.Vigano said he sent several letters to Vatican representatives about McCarrick but they fell on deaf ears.He said in his letter that 'the corruption has reached the very top of the Church's hierarchy' and that's why he's speaking out publicly.The letter ended with Vigano asking Pope Francis, and others who allegedly tried to cover up the allegations, to resign.'He (Pope Francis) knew from at least June 23, 2013 that McCarrick was a serial predator,' Vigano stated, but although 'he knew that he was a corrupt man, he covered for him to the bitter end.' 'It was only when he was forced by the report of the abuse of a minor, again on the basis of media attention, that he took action (regarding McCarrick) to save his image in the media,' he wrote.Vigano wrote that Pope Francis 'is abdicating the mandate which Christ gave to Peter to confirm the brethren,' and urged him to 'acknowledge his mistakes' and, to 'set a good example to cardinals and bishops who covered up McCarrick's abuses and resign along with all of them.' The former DC nuncio also implicated Cardinals Angelo Sodano, Tarcisio Bertone and Pietro Parolin as well as Cardinal Donald Wuerl, McCarrick's successor as archbishop of DC.Earlier on Saturday, Pope Francis traveled to Ireland and addressed the sex abuse claims plaguing the Catholic Church.‘The failure of ecclesia
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Kent baby torturer Tony Smith beaten up in Swaleside Prison with sock filled tuna cans metal bar
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Aprisoner who nearly beat his son to death has been attacked by his fellow inmates with 'a sock filled with tuna cans' and metal bars.Tony Smith, 47, tortured his baby, also called Tony Smith, so badly his legs had to be amputated and was jailed alongside the youngster's mother Jody Simpson, 24.Two inmates at Swaleside Prison on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent are believed to have attacked Smith after being wrongly housed in the wing for vulnerable prisoners, The Star reports.Smith survived the beating, but has been left with a fractured eye socket, broken ribs and a broken jaw.A prison source told the newspaper: 'They came into contact with Smith and held him hostage in his own cell for four hours.'During that time they tied him to a chair and attacked him with a sock filled with tuna cans and metal bars.They also stamped all over him.'Prison guards managed to get them off in the nick of time – he's lucky he didn't die.' An investigation is being launched into how the attack was allowed to take place.A prison service spokesman told The Sun: 'Staff resolved an incident involving three prisoners at HMP Swaleside on 7 August.'The incident has been referred to the police so it would be inappropriate to comment further.' Smith and Simpson were each sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment for what were described as 'a series of spiteful assaults' on their very young son.Shocking pictures revealed the squalor inside the flat in Maidstone, Kent, where Smith and Simpson abused their baby.They had denied causing or allowing serious physical harm to a child but were both unanimously found guilty less than an hour after a jury retired to consider verdicts.Maidstone Crown Court in Kent heard that by the time baby Tony was seen by doctors at 41 days old, he was seconds from death with septicaemia.He was grey, frothing at the mouth and grunting, with a 'shockingly swollen' body and in multiple organ failure.It was only 'aggressive' medical treatment from the GP, paramedics and staff at Pembury Hospital in Kent and then London's Evelina Children's Hospital which saved his life.The court heard the horrific fractures to both the youngster's thighbones and lower legs, right ankle, left thumb and two bones in a big toe were revealed by subsequent x-rays.Experts later concluded they would have been caused by yanking, pulling and twisting, with considerable force and up to 10 days before he was finally taken to his doctor.The dislocated fracture to the youngster's right lower leg and ankle may have even been inflicted by a swinging action.He was in so much pain from this one injury alone that he showed signs of distress even when sedated in hospital.Sadly, the septicaemia was so severe that Tony, who has since been adopted and given a new identity, has been left with life-changing injuries.As well as having had both legs amputated, his hip joints are so damaged by infection that they may not
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Pennsylvania GOP official resigns after calling protesting NFL Players 'baboons'
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: ARepublican Committee official in Pennsylvania has resigned after it was revealed she called NFL players who took the knee during the national anthem 'baboons'.Carla Maloney, the Republican Committee of Beaver County’s secretary, also called them 'ignorant blacks' and told them to 'go to Africa' in the racist Facebook posts.'Tired of these overpaid ignorant blacks telling me what I should believe in,' the proud Trump supporter wrote in one post on her personal page in 2017.'I will tell you what I believe in and that is our Flag the National Anthem and America period end of story.' 'You don't like it here go to Africa see how you like it there.We are all Americans not African American not Hispanic American.WE ARE ALL AMERICAN.' She also proclaimed that her hometown team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, were now 'just as bad as the rest of the overpaid baboons'.'You respect your flag, country, and our national anthem.How many men and women have lost limbs or died to protect this country and you baboons want respect,' Maloney continued.'If you want respect you need to earn it and so far you haven't.Stop watching, or going to a game, and paying for overpriced food, water, and tickets.' 'Let's see how the baboons get paid when white people stop paying their salaries.' Maloney also proclaimed there was 'reverse racism' in America and predicted that a civil war would happen 'sooner than later', according to the Beaver County Times.On Friday, Maloney released her resignation letter and apologized for her 'distasteful, inappropriate, and insensitive social media posts'.'I know my posts and comments were disrespectful not only to the people that I love, but families across the country,' she wrote.'While it does not change the fact that the words were mine, and mine alone, the fact that these posts were made public were the result of an ongoing family dispute.' Maloney then revealed she was resigning both as secretary of the committee and as an elected member, effective immediately.'In conclusion, I know I am a better person than this and, as I step away from these public positions, I will work to show everyone who I truly am,' she wrote.'From the bottom of my heart, I again apologize for my remarks, my poor taste, and the problems they have caused.I also apologize to everyone offended by my posts.' Chip Kohser, the chairman of the Republican Committee of Beaver County, said Maloney made the posts before she was named secretary earlier this year.Kohser believes the posts were made after most of the Steelers remained in the locker room for the anthem before the September 2017 game against the Bears in Chicago.The chairman admitted that he knew about Maloney's Facebook posts last year, saying he simply warned her to think more about what she said online because she represented the Republican party.'Those comments do not reflect the opinions of the Republican Party as a whole,' he sai
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Aretha Franklin to wear multiple outfits during viewing before funeral
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: The funeral home in charge of the homegoing service for the late Aretha Franklin has announced that the Queen of Soul will don multiple outfits in true diva fashion.Linda Swanson, executive vice president of Swanson Funeral Home, which is coordinating Franklin's viewings and other services, said the Franklin family authorized her to reveal that the singing legend's wardrobe will be swapped out in the days leading to her burial.What she will be wearing is a 'surprise,' Swanson told the Detroit Free Press, but added that the clothing will be 'Just natural changes in wardrobe that a queen would make.' The Queen of Soul's body arrived in a shining gold casket at the Charles H.Wright Museum of African American History in her Detroit, Michigan, hometown on Tuesday morning for the start of her two-day public viewing.Franklin was transported to the museum in a vintage white Cadillac LaSalle, passing by as many as 200 of her fans who had slept on the sidewalk and were already lined up to be among the first to pay their respects to the singer.The same Cadillac was used to transport her father, Rev.C.L.Franklin, when he died in July 1984.It was also used to transport Rosa Parks' body when she died in 2005.Fans lined up overnight to pay their respects to the late Aretha Franklin and got a glimpse of the legendary singer as she lay in her gleaming gold casket wearing a red cocktail dress and matching shiny red stilettos Tuesday.The music icon died from advanced pancreatic cancer on August 16.She was 76.Franklin's niece, Sabrina Owens, told The Associated Press Tuesday that she and others who helped plan a public viewing in Detroit wanted to give the Queen of Soul a send-off that 'would match her legacy.' Owens noted that the pastel roses surrounding Franklin's gold-colored casket reflected the singer's love for the flower and her propensity to send arrangements 'in grand fashion.' Franklin was dressed in red to symbolize her honorary membership in the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Owens said that dress looked like 'something she would have selected for herself' to wear on stage.She told INSIDE EDITION that the red dress had a lace bodice and sleeves and a netting skirt.Her shoes were Christian Louboutins and her jewelry was custom made for the funeral.Swanson told the Associated Press that her family has long been close with the Franklin family and that it was nothing for Franklin to call the funeral home and take care of families in financial need - 'usually in full without being asked or prompted to do so.' Swanson said many people attending Franklin's two-day public viewing at a Detroit museum 'are here because they were blessed by her big heart and her desire to reach beyond the boundaries of her own success and touch others.' Franklin's longtime publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, told INSIDE EDITION that the official photo of Franklin in her casket — shot from behind, revealing
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Meghan McCain caught on camera throwing side eye at Mike Pence
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Meghan McCain seemingly threw shade at Vice President Mike Pence Friday morning when he offered a eulogy honoring her father at his funeral.As Pence began his speech commemorating the former US Senator's impressive military record, Meghan appeared to glare at Pence and give him the side eye for some time as she grasped her 106-year-old grandmother's hand.Pence said during the speech: 'The president asked me to be here on behalf of a grateful nation, to pay a debt of honor and respect to a man who served his country throughout his life, in uniform and in public office.'Today as a reflection of the esteem in which his colleagues and our country hold him, Senator John McCain joins those ranks.' 'The side eye Meghan McCain is giving Mike Pence.,' one Twitter user said.Another added: 'I feel like Meghan McCain is trying to set Pence on fire with her mind.' Another Twitter user wrote: 'Meghan McCain is side-eyeing as Mike Pence uses the occasion of John McCain's remembrance service at the US Capitol to stand for Trump.I completely support that side-eye.' And one more added: 'Meghan McCain looks like she's ready to drop Mike Pence.' Pence said during the eulogy: 'The son and the grandson of four star admirals, John came from a family that prized military service.He entered the United States Naval Academy when he was just 17 years old.'His service as a naval aviator took him around the world and eventually to the war in Vietnam.' Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan also delivered speeches at the service where they discussed McCain's time in the military and his love for his country.McCain, who planned his funeral before died, banned Trump from attending his memorials, but wanted Pence to be in attendance.The vice president remembered traveling with McCain and his energy on the long trips.'On behalf of a grateful nation we will ever remember John McCain and served his country honorably.May God bless John McCain.' Pence shook hands with the McCain family after his remarks and gave Cindy McCain a warm embrace.The Capitol rotunda was packed with lawmakers and administration officials with the exception of Trump during the service Friday.
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Video contradicts story of white Dallas cop who killed black neighbor
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: The white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black upstairs neighbor claimed in her affidavit that his door was already ajar when she entered and that she shot him after he ignored verbal commands.But video obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com with the aid of a neighbor living on the same floor shows that the doors in the Dallas apartment building are uniformly heavy metal fire doors that automatically slam shut if let go.A door could only be left ajar if it had been deliberately positioned that way with a door stopper.Further,  as a second DailyMail.com video shows,  officer Amber Guyger could not have used her key to force open the door of Botham Jean, whose funeral was held today, despite claiming to have done so in her statement to Texas Rangers.At the very least she would have been warned that she was at the wrong door because the unique electronically coded keys used in the South Side Flats building flash red if inserted in the wrong door.The neighbor, who lives two doors down from cop Amber Guyger, 30, but asked not to be named, said he did not believe the petite blonde would have been able to force her way in.Pointing to his own heavy metal door, the same as both Jean's and Guyger’s, he said: ‘These are fire doors.You can’t really leave it open.‘The key situation too – you can’t get into any place, you can’t.It’s impossible.You can put it in but you can’t open it.‘You can put it into somebody else’s key hole but you can’t open anything.This key isn’t programmed for my door – if I put it in, nothing happens apart from this red light.’ In her statement to police, a version of which is included in an arrest warrant for Guyger seen by DailyMail.com, the 30-year-old claimed she had arrived outside Jean’s fourth floor apartment by accident.She said she had parked on the fourth floor of the parking lot instead of the third and had gone to open the door of his apartment, assuming it was hers.Photos obtained by DailyMail.com do show that the corridors on both floors appear similar but Jean’s apartment had a red semi-circular door mat outside, while Guyger’s did not.Apartment door numbers are also clearly visible and lit up in neon, placed in a panel to one side of the door.According to Guyger’s statement, Jean’s door had been left slightly ajar and opened when she forced her key into the lock.Her statement is at odds with initial reports of the incident and with statements made by neighbors to the Jean family’s attorney S.Lee Merritt who said they heard her banging and shouting: ‘Let me in, let me in.’ Another neighbor, a Costa Rican woman who also asked not to be named, said: ‘People say they heard her knocking and that doesn’t make sense.‘I guess he must have opened the door and she saw a black man inside what she thought was her apartment and so she went ahead and shot him.’ Once inside, Guyger claimed in her statement that she thought Jean was a burgla
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School principal and superintendent go viral with their incredible voices as they announce snow day
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Apair of school administrators from Michigan ended up putting on quite a show to make an announcement that school was off.Swartz Creek Community Schools Superintendent Ben Mainka and Principal Jim Kitchen resung the Leonard Cohen classic Hallelujah, adding their own creative lyrics.At the start of a YouTube video titled 'SCCS Announcement,' Mainka and principal Kitchen were eager to share district-wide news as simply as possible, without any silly antics.'I know that one of the things that's been happening — which is an epidemic across our country — is that superintendents and other administrators are coming up with ridiculous songs,' Mainka said.'And they're playing music and putting on sunglasses on and making absolute fools of themselves trying to cancel school for a snow day.' Then, without warning, the music started to play until Kitchen puts a stop to it.'Let me reiterate we are not going to humiliate ourselves by singing a snowday song,' he said.'I honestly don't know what happened.I can't stand it when people sing about snow days!' agreed Mainka.But once again the music started and this time the duo couldn't resist as they put on their sunglasses and began to croon.The pair sang beautifully and dueted in harmony throughout the humorous announcement with some witty lines about their day off.The music then stopped as quickly as it began with principal Kitchen asking what they had just wi
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'Dirty Duchess' of Argyll will be subject of TV drama
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: ABritish aristocrat known as the 'Dirty Duchess' of Argyll - whose husband accused her of sleeping with up to 88 men including government ministers and royals - will be the subject of a TV drama.The mini-series about Margaret Campbell, whose sex scandal made headlines in 1963, will be a spin-off of the BBC's award-winning A Very English Scandal.The Duchess's divorce ignited public speculation when a list emerged of more than 80 men she had reportedly slept with, said to include two ministers and three members of the royal family.Executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins said the scandal made her the first woman to be publicly 'slut shamed'.Granting the divorce, presiding judge Lord Wheatley said she 'was a completely promiscuous woman whose sexual appetite could only be satisfied with a number of men'.The Duchess was the third wife of Ian Campbell, the 11th Duke of Argyll, whose family owned Inveraray Castle in western Scotland.Born Margaret Whigham, she married wealthy American golfer Charles Sweeny in 1933, having three children with him.After divorcing him in 1947 she married the Duke in 1951 but the marriage fell apart after her suspicious husband hired a locksmith to break open a cupboard at her house in Mayfair.The search allegedly uncovered love letters and polaroid photos of her engaging in sexual acts with her various partners.One of them showed a naked man who was visible only fro
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Serena Williams' chair umpire Carlos Ramos says hundreds of players have texted their support
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: The Portuguese chair umpire who has been accused of sexism and racism in the wake of his controversial calls during the US Open Women’s final on Saturday is speaking out.In an interview with his good friend and Tribuna Expresso journalist Miguel Seabra, Carlos Ramos said he is doing 'fine' and denying that he employs any sort of racist or sexist double standard in his matches.Ramos told his friend that he stayed inside the day after the final, afraid that he might draw the ire of locals were he to start walking through the streets of New York City.He also said that hundreds of players, both past and present, had texted their support while speaking with Seabra.The interview is a bit of a shock given the very clear rules set forward by the International Tennis Federation which prohibit judges from commenting in any way on the matches they oversee as well as from socializing with players.And as the whole world now knows, Ramos is a real stickler for the rules.'I'm fine, given the circumstances,' said Ramos.'It's a boring situation, but "à la carte" judging does not exist.' Ramos then told his friend: 'Do not worry about me!' He is still set to officiate a Davis Cup match this Friday between the US and Croatia.Seabra also reveals in his story that Ramos texted him in the wake of the match, sharing the advice he gave to his friend.'My advice was to move away, to avoid any further controversy and to tell you that time heals - and that it will also heal this,' wrote Seabra.The ITF defended Ramos in the wake of the controversy, which was so heated that it resulted in the umpire skipping the trophy presentation.It is tradition that in addition to the finalists, the chair umpire who oversees the final is also acknowledged at the end of the match.'Carlos Ramos is one of the most experienced and respected umpires in tennis.Mr.Ramos’ decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules and were re-affirmed by the US Open’s decision to fine Serena Williams for the three offences,' read the statement released by ITF.'It is understandable that this high profile and regrettable incident should provoke debate.At the same time, it is important to remember that Mr.Ramos undertook his duties as an official according to the relevant rule book and acted at all times with professionalism and integrity.' DailyMail.com reached out to the ITF about Ramos' interview, asking if he would be punished or fined, and a rep for the agency said that they were not in a position to comment on the matter but someone would be in contact.Seabra was certainly a sympathetic choice for Ramos, as seen by his comments after the match.'What a pandemonium.I've known Carlos for 30 years; I know his thought-process, he's always been fair and consistent.Plus he always had the courage to enforce the rules, no matter the player, court or occasion,' wrote Seabra.'When he saw the coach making gestures, he issued a wa
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One woman dead and three victims missing after Colorado River boat crash
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: The body of a California woman who went missing after two boats crashed on the Colorado River this weekend has been recovered.Authorities found the body of Christine Lewis, 51, around 7.30am on Monday.Three people remain missing after two recreational boats crashed head-on near Moabi Regional Park around 8pm on Saturday.The missing have been identified as Kirra Drury, Raegan Heitzig, and Brian Grabowski.Thirteen people were injured in the crash and one female victim sustained life-threatening injuries.The Mohave County Sheriff's Office Division of Boating Safety will continue to search for Kirra, Raegan, and Grabowski.Labor Day Weekend fun turned into a nightmare when a Hallet boat occupied by 10 people and a Sleek Craft boat that carried six passengers collided at Pirate Cove Marina.More than a dozen victims were thrown off both boats in the impact and some were swept down the river.The force of the crash also caused both boats to sink, according to the San Bernardino County Fire District.It is believed that none of the boaters were wearing life vests at the time, according to ABC News.Nine victims, including two in critical condition, were transported to nearby hospitals by ambulance.Grabowski's wife is currently recovering from her injuries in a Las Vegas hospital.Rescue crews and helicopters scoured the area until 9pm, then the search mission was suspended as it became too dangerous for divers to be in the flowing water after dark.Cops say the river may be closed intermittently near the crash site as searches continue to take place.Numerous boats were in the water at the park on Saturday, a popular recreational area where the river's depth ranges from shallow to 30 feet.'We had victims of this collision that were located 3 to 5 miles downstream from the original point of impact,' San Bernardino County Fire District spokesman Eric Sherwin said.Sonar of the submerged boat did not show signs of the missing persons on board.Mohave County Sheriff Doug Schuster said authorities are treating the search as a recovery effort.'Technically, it's a dive mission looking for potential drowning victims,' he said.'But I don't want to give them the interpretation that there isn't a remote possibility that they made it to shore.' After the shocking collision other recreational boats nearby converged on the scene and downstream to help rescue victims.
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Four Indiana teenagers killed in car crash emergency team say is like nothing they've seen before
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Four Indiana teenagers have been killed after attempting to help push a broken down car outside the home of the slumber party in Jackson County Saturday.The high school students died after a car collided with the vehicle they were trying to move around 11pm that night.Naveah Law, 14, Jenna A.Helton, 14, and Brittany Watson, 15, died at the scene of the two-vehicle crash, while Martin Martinez, 16, was pronounced dead on arrival when he reached IU Health Methodist Hospital via helicopter.They were some of eight youngsters involved in the tragedy; three others were airlifted to hospitals and one person received treatment at a medical center before being released, Jackson County Sheriff's Department said.'God gained a beautiful angel tonight,' she wrote.'My daughter, Nevaeh Law and 3 of her friends were killed in a accident.'Please pray for all of the families involved.For the families who lost children, and for the families who's kids are still hanging on.' Courtney Arthur was also hurt in the crash involving a Chevrolet Suburban driven Cara Selby, 37.Elizabeth Watson, 24, crashed her Chevrolet Traverse into the vehicle, causing the cars to skid for 200 meters before they stopped.Responders to the scene were said to have a difficult time working through the fragments that were left behind in the wreck.Jackson County Sheriff Mike Carothers shared it was like nothing he’d seen before in his 30 years of law enforcement.‘I’m really saddened by this,’ he said, adding: ‘This is a brand new one.’ The Tribune reports that Brownstone Central High School will help students cope with the deaths of their classmates by providing extra assistance in the form of youth ministers.Principal Joe Schiffer planned to meet with administrators to figure out how to make the return to school on Monday as easy as possible.Meanwhile Seymour High School principal, Greg Prange added: ‘We pray for peace, comfort and understanding as we all go through this together.’ Police have asked anyone with more information on the crash to get in contact with Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 812-358-2141.
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Largest ever great white shark ‘Deep Blue’ spotted in Hawaii
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Apair of divers have taken part in a daring photoshoot with the biggest great white shark on the planet after it was spotted swimming near Hawaii.The enormous predator known as 'Deep Blue', is believed to weigh around 2.5tons and measure up to 20 ft , was first seen by Mark Mohler and Kimberly Jeffries, who are  both divers and photographers, on Sunday last week.And the pair soon leapt into the water to take a closer look at the creature as she fed on a dead sperm whale, around nine miles from the coast off the Hawaiian island of Oahu.Remarkable video shot nearby by Jeffries shows a swarm of Tiger sharks swarming around the dead sperm whale, before Deep Blue's dramatic arrival.The predator was identified as 'Deep Blue', who is around 50 years old, because of a tag placed on it by scientists during an appearance over 20 years ago off the coast of Mexico.Mohler wrote on Facebook: 'Deep Blue, possibly the biggest White Shark identified, coming in at nearly seven meters, was last spotted in Mexico.' He said she had come to Hawaii for an 'all-you-can-eat vacation.' Mohler wrote that fellow diver Jeffries was the first to see her on 13 January, and the pair confirmed Deep Blue's identity with the white shark authority.Video shot by the same photographer Kimberly Jeffries shows a group of tiger sharks feeding on the dead sperm whale before Deep Blue arrived.The video also shows the enormous apex pred
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Siblings abandoned in South Korea and adopted to separate families are reunited after 34 years
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Two siblings separated and abandoned in South Korea when they were two and four, have finally been reunited with each other thanks to a DNA test.Siblings Justin Kragt and Renee Alanko were abandoned in Seoul in 1984.Kragt was adopted by a family in Salem, Oregon while his sister was adopted and raised in Marin County, California.The two ended up living 600 miles apart and were clueless that the other existed.But that changed this summer when Alanko did a DNA test through 23andMe.Kragt also took that test in 2014, hoping to find distant relatives and was successful, but receive a sibling match.He always thought he was abandoned because he was special needs and was born with congenital heart failure.'I was content with that.I heard other people that had horrible stories and I just thought I'll believe in my Harry Potter story,' he said to the Oregonian.Alanko was also desperate to reconnect with her family.She was just four when she was abandoned in a marketplace by her father who left her with a note that said: 'Please send this child to an orphanage through police station.At present, she has no parents.' She was able to tell police her name was Jee Young Lee and her father was Kyung Kuk Lee.She said her mother ran away because her father drank too much and beat her.Alanko returned to South Korea in 2008 to search for her family but found no leads.In June she decided to take the 23andMe DNA test and received a sibling match that said her brother was living in Salem, according to ABC.Her adoption report had failed to mention that she had a brother.But her adoptive mother recalled that when she first arrived in the U.S.she talked about how cute her 'baby brother' was.Alanko reached out to Kragt and learned the two learned they were abandoned in neighboring districts of Seoul and within a day of each other.'When I went back to Korea in 2008 and did a birth family search, I met Korean adoptees from France, Denmark, Germany.realizing that Justin had been living one state above me for all this time.what a mind trip!' Alanko said to DailyMail.com.Finally last week the two were reunited as Alanko flew to Oregon to face her brother for the first time in decades on his 36th birthday.Once she landed and the siblings locked eyes at Portland International Airport, they rushed into each other's arms for a tearful embrace.'I knew about him all this time.I just never thought I'd ever meet him. .This is really amazing,' Alanko said to the Oregonian.'It wasn’t until I saw his face, his tears, his outstretched arms, that my ability to feel and believe sprang forward!' she added.'I could not have planned a better gift to give Justin than this,' his adoptive mother Sue Maguire said on the moving reunion.Kragt was overcome with emotion as he clutched onto his sister.He teared up as he said: 'I always thought I was alone in the world, and I was content with that' With her arms wrapped a
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Russian heiress appears in video claiming she got married to get an ex-boyfriend back and it worked
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: An heiress whose oligarch grandfather shelled out £3.5million for Mariah Carey and Sir Elton John to sing at her wedding has said she planned the whole thing to take revenge on an ex-boyfriend.Irene Belenova, the granddaughter of Russian businessman Valery Kogan, wed Daniel Kenvey last January in London, when they were both 19.In a video uploaded to Instagram, Irene states her name and then says: 'I only got married to p*** of my ex-boyfriend who I'm now back with.Everything works out well.' It is unclear whether the video is tongue-in-cheek, but her admission is applauded by the group of friends she was with at Sant Ambroeus restaurant in New York.While a male-voice is heard calling her an 'icon', it is not obvious whether the ex-boyfriend in question was with her at the restaurant because his name is not mentioned, nor is he tagged in the post.Irene is the daughter of glamorous high flying lawyer Darina Lozovsky, 41, is Head of Capital Markets Practice at law firm White & Case LLP.Darina's father is Russian oligarch Valery Kogan, who footed the enormous bill for Irene's wedding last year, and is worth around $2bn.He also owns part of Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport.The wedding took place at London's Landmark Hotel, where the Presidential Suite costs £1,450-a-night and featured a star-studded bill of performances.The pair had a traditional Jewish ceremony, as both Irene and Daniel are Jewish.The groom is thought to be from London, although how he met Irene is unclear.Mariah Carey is said to have been paid £2.5million to fly in from the US and sing the 2005 ballad We Belong Together to the couple.The Sun reported that the bride wept when Sir Elton John, who charges no less than £1million, dedicated the song Tiny Dancer to her during a 12-song set.Actor Antonio Banderas, who now lives in London, also made a speech during the star-studded wedding, which ended with a DJ set from producer Mark Ronson.The bride wore a dress by one of Britain's most exclusive fashion brands, Ralph & Russo, which made Cheryl Cole's famous black wedding gown.The fashion house also boasts clients including Beyonce and Angelina Jolie, who wore one of their dresses to meet the Queen.The dress made for Irene was so extravagant that four people had to help her down the aisle, Cosmopolitan reported.Nor was any expense spared on the food.A 3-metre, ten-tier wedding cake was created by London-based Elizabeth Solaru.It cost £100,000 and featured five flavours, more than 10,000 sugar flowers, and contained some 1,000 duck eggs.The nine-course menu from the day shows the luxurious food offered to guests, including tuna tartare, risotto, sea bass with caviar and fillet of beef.Kogan, 64, who appeared on the Forbes rich list with an estimated £2billion as Russia’s 41st richest man in 2014, has an enviable portfolio of properties around the world.In 2013, Kogan invested at least £80m to build the most luxu
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Fox News TV - Ex Finks bikie who taunted police is arrested in SA after run from law
The self proclaimed ex-bikie who has been on the run from police since late February has finally been caught.David Brooks, a former member of the Finks bikie group, was arrested in South Australia on Wednesday, after being on the run for about seven weeks.The 48-year-old was wanted since February 21 after he failed to report to parole officers after spending time behind bars for drug charges. The Newcastle man, who posted fugitive videos online, was arrested north of Adelaide Wednesday afternoon and is expected to be extradited back to New South Wales, Daily Telegraph reported. The ex-Finks member, who was charged with the warrant from NSW, previously boasted about avoiding authorities in a number of videos he posted during his time on the run. ‘I don’t accept those laws, so I can’t be a criminal,' he said in one Facebook post.Mr Brooks took part in an interview with 9 News and said he was being harassed by police until he couldn't take it anymore.He had some more choice words for police in another of his Facebook live updates. ‘It’s the end of my patience I just took off to rebuild my life on my own terms,' he said.  He geo-tagged his Facebook updates with different locations everyday including Melbourne, Canada and the Philippines in a calculated ploy.'My actions are very deliberate and they shall continue to be until I am either caught or handed in,' he said. His latest post was geo-tagged as coming from Amsterdam which he joked about in the interview. 'My feet aren’t taking well to clogs and the windmills messed up my hairstyle so that’s why I’ve got the hat,' he said.In a separate upload, he gave officers a 'shout out' and said they were failing to do their jobs. In the video, in which he wears sunglasses and black sweater and smokes a cigarette, he says: 'A shout out to detectives at a police station f****** anywhere'.'Get yer f****** s*** together, you still haven't found me, you f***.'He continues: 'OK? I'm not that f****** hard to find'. 'OK, I'll give you a clue: I'm not in Fiji. Hopefully that will help you in your investigations into ''where is Brooksie''?'Two hours after posting the video on Facebook, Brooks updated his location to Montreal, Canada by using the site's 'check in' feature. He wrote: 'Anyone want some maple syrup?' Brooks, who depicted himself as an outlaw, previously told The Daily Telegraph: 'After four constant years of police harassment and being a target, I simply wanted to be left in peace and to be a normal everyday working person as I was before they injected themselves into my life.'I enrolled in university and am also working long hours. I have no affiliation with any motorcycle club and do not participate in any criminal activity.'Asked if he wanted to hand himself in, he said: 'I eventually do but I want to make some noise first.'Brooks is expected to face court in South Australia at Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Thursday.
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Why the children of the identical twin couples will be SIBLINGS
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: If the identical twin sisters who married identical twin brothers last weekend decide to start families, the couples' children will all be genetic siblings.Siblings share about 50 percent of their DNA, except for twins, whose DNA sequences are a perfect 100 percent match.Typically, first cousins have just an average of 12.5percent of their genes in common.But not if you're the future children of newlyweds Josh and Jeremy Salyers and Brittany and Briana Deane (now, all Salyers).A geneticist told Daily Mail Online about the bizarre twist of genetics - and, perhaps fate - that makes these two families more like one.Twins make everything more confusing for most of us, but they make everything much clearer for scientists.Geneticists in particular love identical twins, because their perfectly matched DNA offer a rare opportunity to rule out which traits are behavioral.The rate of all twin births - both fraternal and identical - has risen dramatically since the 1980s, due mostly to the fact that women are having children later in life and getting IVF treatments.In 1980, 19 out of every 1,000 births was a pair of twins.By 2016, every 33 out of 1,000 births resulted in twins.Identical twins, however, are much more rare, and have pretty much stayed that way.Twins account for about three in every 1,000 births.And since the Salyers quaternary (yes, there is a term for a pair of identical twins married to a pair of identical twins) is made up of four people, but only two sets of DNA, there number of ways their DNA can combine to form their kids' genes.Humans have around 30,000 genes.We have two copies of each of those genes in every chromosome, but the two corresponding copies vary slightly from one another.Each gene copy is the same same size and shape and sits in the same position on the chromosome.The two pairs will contain the same information, but in a different order.Our chromosomes come in 23 pairs with matching genes.Just about every cell in the body contains a full set of paired chromosomes.That is, except for sex cells: Sperm and egg cells contain just one copy of every chromosome and that copy is essentially a mash up of the pair.This way, when a sperm fertilizes an egg they make an embryo that has the correct number of genes and chromosomes.The embryo will have one copy of each gene from the mother and one from the father, combined into a new set of 23 chromosomes.'But identical twins are very special,' explains Dr Alexandra Burt, who is co-director of the Michigan State University Twin Registry.'Within the first two weeks of a pregnancy, a single [fertilized egg] divides, and they'll both implant and become two people.' So, in the case of the Deanes and the Salyers, 'genetically, the two women are indistinguishable from one another, as are the two men,' Dr Burt says.'That means that each child will share as many genes with their aunt as they will with their mother
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Prison officer Amy Connors, 34, appears at Kempsey court charged over sex with cop killer inmate
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Amarried prison officer who allegedly had sex with a cop killer behind bars 'wants to continue the relationship with him', a court heard.Amy Mershell Connors, 34, faced Kempsey Local Court on Monday less than a month after she was charged with misconduct in public office and larceny.Connors, a mother-of-two, came to police attention when she was stood down from her role at Kempsey Correctional Centre after she allegedly engaged in a 12-month-long sexual relationship with prisoner Sione Penisini.The senior prison officer of 14 years was arrested at her home in Smithtown, on the NSW mid north coast, on August 3 after a police investigation into the alleged affair.In considering continuing Connors' bail, Magistrate Brett Thomas noted she had 'shown a desire to continue the relationship'.'The accused has kept a relationship with the subject involved.for a substantial period of time and appears to want to continue that relationship,' Mr Thomas said.Ms Connors did not enter a plea over charges of 'misconduct in public office' in regards to her alleged relationship with Penisini.But her lawyer Scott James said she would plead not guilty to a separate charge of larceny, which relates to her allegedly stealing a $120 titanium bracelet from a woman in Port Macquarie.A stony faced Ms Connors was comforted by her mother during her appearance and refused to answer questions as she left the court.Her alleged lover Penisini was moved to Goulburn Supermax jail, home to Australia's most hardened criminals, after allegedly assaulting a fellow prisoner in recent weeks.Penisini allegedly 'groomed' Connors by pushing her into weightloss surgery.The married mother-of-two, was reported to be pregnant with Penisini's child, but her family has denied those claims.
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UK paedophile loses appeal to have his travel ban evoked
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Aconvicted pervert who a court heard wants to travel to other countries to have sex with children has lost an appeal restricting his movements abroad.Jason Leonard, 37, has been described by police bosses at a court hearing as 'one of the most dangerous' registered sex offenders in the country.He brazenly admitted to wanting the freedom to travel to a country where the age of consent is lower so he could form a sexual relationship, Burnley Crown Court heard.Leonard, from Haslingden, Lancashire told police in interviews that his 'ideal' partner would be aged between 12 and 14.A judge heard that Leonard claims paedophiles in the UK are being 'persecuted' like 'homosexuals 40 years ago and the Jews in the Second World War'.When asked what age is too young for sexual activity he replied 'if a child is old enough to talk it's old enough to have sex'.However, after losing a court appeal, he will now only be granted permission to travel abroad if he has written permission from a police chief constable.Leonard was jailed for 32 months in 2013 after downloading 251 indecent images of children and then sharing them on the internet.He was given a sexual offences prevention order (SOPO) to monitor his internet use, however Lancashire Police said it was now no longer 'sufficient to manage his risk'.Today, they were granted a sexual harm prevention order (SHPO) by magistrates in April this year.The SHPO includes additional measures preventing benefit claimant Leonard from having any unsupervised contact with a child under 16.Leonard claimed the new order was 'completely disproportionate' and made an appeal to Burnley Crown Court to have the SHPO revoked.Detective Constable Andrew Ashworth told the hearing that Leonard is 'one of the most dangerous offenders I have met' and that he posed an 'exceptional risk'.He said: 'Mr Leonard is unique.In the 10 years performing this role I have never met a sexual offender who quite openly acknowledges his paedophilic mtendencies.'He is exceptional and has been risked as exceptional.He is very vocal and adamant about this persecution.He likens it to the persecution of homosexuals 40 years ago.'Mr Leonard has expressed his desire to leave the country because he believes the police, judiciary and government in this country are persecuting paedophiles.'He believes that in the fullness of time paedophilia will be accepted in the same way that homosexuality is today.'He has talked about the Netherlands, France, Spain and Italy because he believes they have a lower age of consent in the mid to low teens.' The appeal hearing was told that Leonard watches 'very child orientated' adult pornography with 'models dressed to look like cheerleaders or in school uniforms'.DC Ashworth added: '[Leonard] has accepted that his mother, who he has a close connection with, is a factor in holding him back as to his sexual lifestyle.'He has indicated that when she
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Heartbreaking moment boy on school trip to Thai jail recognises prisoner as his FATHER and bows
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Aschool trip to a Thai prison turned into a heartbreaking reunion for one teenage boy when he recognised one of the inmates – his father, who burst into tears for ‘embarrassing’ his son.The emotional moment was revealed in a touching Facebook post yesterday, which said the pair ‘tearily ran into each other’s arms’ at the unidentified prison in Rayong province.Arom Khunmoung, team leader of Jam Banjeud Rayong, an organisation which arranges educational and recreational trips for schools and firms, said he saw one of the boys ‘sadly standing and staring at a prisoner’ during the tour, held to teach moral values.He then noticed tears streaming down the pupil's face, and ‘what was strange to me was that the prisoner was staring and crying too.‘So I went to ask the boy what had happened.’ The pupil replied: ‘Teacher, that’s my dad.I’m very shocked [to see him].’ Arom, describing the prison as ‘depressing’, said on Facebook that when the boy asked to speak with his father, he initially thought: ‘I’m not sure if this is a good idea.’ However, he asked the warden if he would permit the family members to approach one another, reports Coconuts Bangkok.As those nearby started to cry at the touching scene, the pair ‘tearily ran into each other’s arms'.Arom added: 'The father kept on kissing the boy while murmuring “I’m so sorry, I miss you.When I leave this place I’m going to be a good person.Please be a good boy, son”.’ The overwrought father then asked his boy: ‘Are you ashamed of me? Are you embarrassed for your friends to see that I’m in prison?’ His son replied: ‘No, I’m not ashamed at all.’ Then, to show respect using a traditional Thai gesture, the boy knelt on the floor to kowtow at his father’s feet.Arom described the boy as ‘full of gratitude’ at being able to see his dad – whose crime and sentence were not revealed in the post.He added that such prison trips were an important ‘teaching style for people who still have many freedoms.
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Family of child who died in ritualistic 'exorcism' expected him to be resurrected
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Athree-year-old boy found buried at a New Mexico desert compound died in a ritual to 'cast out demonic spirits,' but his extended family believed he would 'return as Jesus' to identify 'corrupt' targets for them to attack, prosecutors said on Monday.The little boy's father Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, along with one of his wives Jany Leveille, his sister Subhannah Wahhaj and her husband Lucas Morton, and his other sister, Hujrah Wahhaj, are accused of training children at the camp to use firearms 'to commit school shootings.' They are each charged with 11 counts of felony child abuse.Despite the serious charges, on Monday, the five suspects were granted $20,000 bond each.New Mexico Gov.Susana Martinez has already spoken out, saying she 'strongly disagreed' with the hearing's outcome and Backus's decision, Kob reports.'Unfortunately, it highlights how extreme the New Mexico Supreme Court has been in dictating pretrial release for all kinds of dangerous criminals,' she said.While the judge granted all the suspects bond, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj is likely to remain in jail pending a warrant for his arrest in Georgia on accusations that he abducted his disabled three-year-old son, Abdul-ghani, from the boy's mother in Atlanta, in December and fled to New Mexico.A body, believed to be Abdul-ghani's, was found buried in the desert near the compound shortly after the August 3 raid.The four other defendants may be released on house arrest as soon as Tuesday.Judge Sarah Backus said she wasn't convinced the suspects were a danger to the community and granted them bail to be released from jail, on condition they wear an ankle monitor and that they have only supervised visits with their children.Meanwhile, horrifying new details emerged about the death of Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj.The court heard that the toddler was taken by his father, who originally claimed he was taking his son to the park.In fact, he was taking him for an exorcism.Prosecutors say Abdul-ghani died amid a ritualistic religious ceremony intended to 'cast out demonic spirits.' FBI agent Travis Taylor testified saying that Abdul-ghani, who suffered from seizures, would sometimes foam at the mouth.'During these rituals, per witness statements, the victim, Abdul (Ghani Wahhaj) would begin to choke and have white foam or slime come from his mouth and then pass out,' Taylor said.Public defenders claim the boy's father was trying to heal the child with the ceremony, which they claim included reading passages from the Quran and placing his hand on the boy's head.But prosecutors claimed he was denying the boy medication.The children were told that Abdul-Ghani 'would become Jesus' when his demons were exorcised.Once he was resurrected, he would guide them and help them choose which targets to attack, a boy at the compound told investigators.'They were awaiting for Abdul-Ghani to be resurrected to let them know which government institutions to
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Ex-girlfriend of alleged killer of Mollie Tibbetts tells why she turned up at his court appearance
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: The shaken former girlfriend who turned up to support the alleged killer of Mollie Tibbetts at his first court appearance has told friends: ‘I only went for the sake of our daughter.’ Iris Monarrez says she split up with Cristhian Bahena Rivera two years ago but stayed in close contact with him because of their little girl, Jamilet, three.Monarrez took Jamilet with her when she attended Poweshiek County Court Wednesday to see alleged illegal immigrant Rivera, 24, face a first-degree murder charge.The toddler cried out and repeatedly asked her mom what was happening as her father was led into the courtroom in shackles and a jail-issue striped jumpsuit.'Iris wanted to go because of her daughter.At the end of the day that's her little girl's father and she may not be able to see him for a very long time,' dished a confidante.'Iris has been balling her eyes out.She's having a really bad time but her family are all rallying around her.Jamilet is everyone's priority now - not Cristhian.'Mollie and Monarrez lived around two miles from one another in Brooklyn, Iowa and both went to Brooklyn, Guernsey, and Malcom High School only which only has around 250 pupils.Monarrez graduated in 2016, a year ahead of Mollie, and was on the school’s cheerleader squad.Mollie, meanwhile, ran track and competed on the school debate team.The pair actually appear on opposite sides of the same page in the 2015-16 edition of the ‘Make It Count’ yearbook.Monarrez was dating Rivera between 2013 and 2015 however investigators don't think the high school connection brought Rivera into direct contact with Mollie.They think it's more likely the Mexican National had only seen her on a handful of occasions, possibly when she was out jogging or on social media.'I don't know if Iris and Mollie were close friends at school but she obviously heard about her going missing,' the friend of Iris added.'She's just really sad about what happened to Mollie.Everyone is.' Rivera worked on a dairy farm less than four miles from where Mollie's body was found Tuesday under a pile of cornstalks, some 34 days after she vanished while on her evening jog.After investigators identified him as the driver of a suspicious vehicle seen following her, Rivera confessed to trying to speak to Mollie, chasing her down on foot, then 'getting mad' when she tried to dial 911.He told investigators he 'blacked out' and can't remember what he did but said he came round shortly afterwards, found her body in the trunk of his Chevy Malibu and hid it in a field, according to charging documents.Autopsy results have since confirmed that the 20-year-old college student's death was a homicide caused by 'multiple sharp force injuries'.Rivera has not been charged with any type of sexual offence but the Iowa Department of Public Safety has warned that 'further examination may result in additional findings'.Those examinations could take a further
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Roseanne Barr shows her support for the president by wearing a 'Trump 2020 Vision' hat at LAX
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Controversial comedian Roseanne Barr was spotted at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday, showing her support for President Donald Trump.Barr, 65, whose TV show was canceled from ABC in May for posting a racist tweet, was wearing a red hat with the words, 'Trump 2020 Vision' embroidered across the front as she arrived in Southern California.The former sitcom star was not in the mood to talk with photographers, telling one person to 'F*** off, man' as her photo was snapped.The one-time peanut farmer in Hawaii shares one striking similarity to her preferred presidential candidate for 2020.Her Twitter username is '@therealroseanne,' just like Trump, whose Twitter username is '@therealdonaldtrump.' But unlike the president, Barr hasn't tweeted since July 29.It was a tweet she shared on May 29 that derailed what was on pace to be a wildly successful reboot of her 1980s and 90s sitcom, 'Roseanne.' In the tweet, Barr wrote, 'muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,' referring to Valerie Jarrett, who is a black woman who formerly served as an adviser to President Barack Obama.The tweet comparing Jarrett to an ape was the last straw for ABC Entertainment, President Channing Dungey said.Dungey, speaking out for the first time earlier this month about the controversy since Barr was fired in May, said it wasn't a hard decision to cancel the county's highest-rated comedy.'[The decision] was actually made very swiftly,' Dungey told Deadline.'We knew what we wanted to do, and we did it.' Dungey said the network wanted to act fast, which they knew would 'speak volumes,' rather than put Barr on leave and launch any sort of investigation.'For us, we have had multiple instances with Roseanne, and certainly this tweet crossed the line that cannot be crossed, but it was for us a sense of enough is enough and something had to be done,' she said.'It was nice that it was so clear to everyone that there wasn't a lot of debate and discussion about it.' The new 'Roseanne' aired just nine episodes before ABC pulled the plug on its broadcast, with the final show televised on May 22.Barr later apologized for the tweet, which has been deleted from her timeline, and claimed that she thought Jarrett was white.Upon her arrival in Los Angeles on Monday, Barr was accompanied by two men, as she made her way from baggage claim to her transportation, which was waiting for her outside.The men carried her luggage and other bags on their trek from baggage claim to the passenger pickup area at the busy travel hub.The star of the short-lived reboot of 'Roseanne' wore large sunglasses, covering her face, as she was peppered with questions from photographers.Barr ignored them completely after she uttered the initial expletive, instead opting to concentrate her focus on her smartphone.She was also tailed by at least two men with video cameras as she made her way through the terminal.Barr c
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Jimmy Kimmell and Jimmy Fallon remain silent of blackface scandal
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: The troubled history of blackface in America is once again in the news cycle after a photo emerged of Virginia governor Ralph Northam and a friend dressed as a man in black face and a Ku Klux Klan member in their college yearbook.That photo quickly became a hot topic of discussion among the late night hosts, thought drew no comment from the liberal-leaning ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmell.Also silent was Jimmy Fallon, who like Kimmell might have a difficult time attacking a racist practice that he has practiced in the past.And they are not alone, with celebrities from Judy Garland and Elizabeth Taylor to Tom Hanks and Ted Danson having also done blackface in the past.Kimmell painted his face to portray Karl Malone and Oprah Winfrey on The Man Show, while his ex-girlfriend Sarah Silverman did a black minstrelsy look for her eponymous Comedy Central show.Fallon did blackface to portray Chris Rock on Saturday Night Live, while Billy Crystal did the same on the show to play Sammy Davis Jr.Crystal then revisited that look for the 2012 Academy Awards.Two View co-hosts have also been criticized for blackface incidents.Whoopi Goldberg back in 1993 when her then-boyfriend Ted Danson appeared in a tux and top hat with black minstrelsy makeup at a Friar's Club Roast and Joy Behar when she revealed in 2016 that she darkened her skin to dress as a beautiful African woman for Halloween.Howard Stern later d
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Russian paedophile sexually attacked then dismembered boy
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: An evil paedophile has been shut away for life after he sexually attacked then killed and dismembered a helpless 10-year-old boy.Deeply disturbing video shows how Russian Aleksandr Georgievsky spotted victim Ruslan Korolev at a railway station then lured him to his flat.The adventurous boy was a 'train hopper', riding on the roofs of trains, but the pervert promised sweets to get close to him.CCTV footage showed his tragic final moments.The 35-year-old - a previously convicted murderer who had a record of earlier child sex attacks - is seen talking to the boy then going to a shop before he led Ruslan to his apartment in Ortadnoe, 21 miles east of St Petersburg.The frightened youngster resisted the paedophile's advances and Georgievsky sexually attacked him, say detectives.Police spokeswoman Anastasiya Glushchenko told local media: 'After that [Georgievsky] strangled and dismembered the boy.'Then he hid the boy's body parts in different places around the local area and in St Petersburg.' The case was initially treated as a missing person until a child's boy parts were found in different locations.Georgievsky was detained in December last year after police examined CCTV footage.He confessed and told detectives where he had dumped the boy's other body parts.A court this week convicted him of violent sex acts against a minor, and killing a child with a sexual motive.The punishment - handed down after closed-door hearings - means he will never be released under Russian law.The paedophile had begged forgiveness from the boy's mother Evgenia Alikulova, 28, but she was too traumatised to attend the final hearings of his case.'I did not want to see him,' she said, before revealing his sickening demand to be treated leniently.'I know that he begged forgiveness and pleaded with the judge not to be given a life sentence.He told how he wanted to return to life.'He told to the judge: 'I have not lost my hope to come back to the people.I'm in hell'.' She said for months she could not face reality and refused to tell her other two children Ulyana, eight, and Artyom, four, that Ruslan was dead.She hoped it was :an evil hoax or a nightmare', she said.Evgenia said she even even celebrated last Christmas without acknowledging that her son was dead.'I was criticised - but they are still children,' she said.Then I told them.Ulyana did not cry.'She had wept a lot when he went missing and there were searches.She simply hugged me, and now she says that her brother is a star in the sky.'Artyom was small and did not quite understand.But today he remembered and said: 'Ruslan has gone'.'When we walked outside, he pointed at the sky and said that Ruslan was sitting on that cloud.' Georgievsky had been convicted at the age of 17 for a violent sex attack on a minor.He was jailed for three years.At 22, he was sent to prison for murder and served an eight year sentence.The new sentence means he wi
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Man 'set himself on fire near the gas pump at the car dealership where he worked'
ATexas man intentionally set himself on fire outside the car dealership where he is believed to work.Fire crews and police were called to the Auto Nation car dealership in Spring, Texas, after a man reportedly caught on fire near a gas pump Friday.Aerial footage from the incident, taken by ABC13, shows the man, who has not been identified, being placed on a gurney just a feet away from what appears to be a large, cylindrical gas tank.He is then loaded into a waiting helicopter.Police sources told a KHOU reporter that the man is in his 50s and that he was an employee at the car dealership.The sources also said that the man purposely set himself on fire.The man was said to have suffered life-threatening injuries and sustained burns to more than 30 per cent of his body.A video, taken by a bystander and apparently posted on social media, has surfaced showing the moment when the man set himself on fire.In the graphic video, obtained by Univision, the bystander can be seen backing up in his car, while the man, fully engulfed in flames, takes a couple steps forward, before falling to the ground.Authorities are investigating the incident and have not released information about what might have led to the man being set on fire.
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Dad who killed his pregnant wife STRANGLED their two young daughters
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Amonster dad strangled his two young children before hiding their bodies along with that of their pregnant mother in oil tanks, new court papers suggest on the eve of what would have been the mother's party to reveal her baby's gender.Lawyers for Christopher Lee Watts, 33, filed a motion on Friday in Weld County, Colorado, asking for DNA to be taken from the necks of the little girls’ bodies, and it strongly suggested they were strangled.There has been no official cause of death announced in the case, after the bodies of Shanann Watts, 34, and the couple's two daughters, four-year-old Bella and three-year-old Celeste, were recovered on Thursday from the oil field where Christopher worked.Christopher, 33, is being held without bail and faces three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of evidence tampering.Formal charges are expected to be filed on Monday, and prosecutors are believed to be weighing the death penalty - a rarity in Colorado, which has executed only one offender since capital punishment was reinstated in 1977.The new filing by court-appointed defense lawyer Megan Ring asks the judge to allow a DNA expert to be called to examine the bodies of the two young girls, and noted that autopsies were scheduled to be performed on Friday.The lawyer said she wants to make sure DNA from the little girls’ bodies is maintained and she has not been able to ascertain whether the prosecution is taking steps to do so.‘It does not seem clear that the coroner, pathologist, or anyone working on behalf of the prosecution team in autopsy plan to take swabs of the necks of the two decedent children,’ she said in a two-page filing to a court in Weld County, Colorado.She specifically asked for ‘several swabs of the neck’ to be taken, along with control swabs on other parts of the girls’ bodies.She said without a defense expert taking the swabs that evidence could be ‘lost forever.’ Ring asked that DNA expert Richard Eikelenboom be allowed to do the testing, saying that he believed that DNA would remain on the necks of the girls ‘in spite of the fact that the remains were in oil for four days’ - revealing for the first time that the bodies were hidden on Monday.The filing does not suggest taking any swabs from the neck of Shanann, and sheds no light on the pregnant mother's cause of death.The gruesome revelation of the girls' likely cause of death comes as Shanann's friends lament on what would have been the eve of the gender reveal party for her unborn baby.Shanann's brother Frankie Rzucek said in a heartbreaking Facebook post on Thursday that the unborn child was a boy, and the couple planned to name him Niko.Colorado is one of 12 states that does not bring murder charges for the homicide of an unborn child, and Christopher faces only three murder counts.Ashley Bell, a tanning salon owner who became close friends with Shanann after she began coming in as a customer,
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Bob Kraft's girlfriend shares sweet photo with baby that is not his
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Bob Kraft's model girlfriend shared a precious social media snap of herself holding her baby girl at a carnival as mystery continues to surround the identity of the child's father.Ricki Lander posted the Instagram photo Wednesday afternoon with baby Monarch Somer in front of what appears to be a carousel with the caption: 'When you’re heart skips a beat!' The 38-year-old American actress has been in an on-and-off romantic relationship with the 77-year-old New  England Patriots owner for roughly six years.It was revealed back in February that the couple welcomed the baby girl in the fall, but Kraft confirmed he was not the father.'Last fall, Ricki Noel Lander became the proud mother of a beautiful, healthy baby,' a rep for the Patriots said in a statement back in March.'While Robert Kraft is not the biological father, he is thrilled with Ricki’s blessing of having a healthy child.With respect to her family’s privacy, we will not be commenting any further.' There has been some speculation that the child had been carried via surrogate, as the statement does not implicitly say that Lander herself gave birth to Monarch.A source told Page Six at the time that billionaire Kraft housed his little family in a Los Angeles mansion and has been 'taking full care of Ricki and the baby.' The source added: 'Bob is fully supporting the child.there is a lot of tiptoeing around the subject at the Patriots offices.everyone is afraid to openly talk about it.' Kraft has three of his own children - sons Jonathan, Joshua, David and Daniel.Despite their long-term relationship, Kraft has not yet popped the question.He did, however, gift his model girlfriend with a Super Bowl ring following the Patriots' 2015 victory to the Seattle Seahawks.The blonde beauty has posted little about her 77-year-old sweetheart as of late on social media.She did, however, share other sweet moments with her daughter over the summer.The happy pair were pictured last month splashing at the pool with the baby in a blue swimsuit and Lander in a matching cover-up.Also last month, Lander posted her daughter's first selfie, alongside the caption: 'Well Hello There.!!!' The Salt Lake City-born actress embraced her new bundle of joy in her first-ever photo in May.The overjoyed mom captioned it: 'This year has been overflowing with love, light and blessings.A beautiful little angel came into our lives.'She has brought more love and joy than I ever could have imagined.I love you so much little one.thank you for choosing me as your mommy! #mothersday #MonarchSomer'.
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Gypsy Jokers biker gang leader and 5 members charged with murder, kidnapping and torture in Oregon
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: The leader of the Gypsy Joker Outlaw Motorcycle Club and five other members of the biker gang are facing charges for murder, kidnapping, torture and racketeering in Oregon.An indictment unsealed Thursday details how the Gypsy Jokers 'sowed violence and intimidation throughout the Pacific Northwest' for years under the leadership of national president Kenneth Earl Hause, 61, also known as the 'Wiz' or 'Boss'.'This is an organization whose members and associates pride themselves on living outside the law and use kidnapping, assault, murder and other forms of violence to extend and maintain their power,' U.S.Attorney for the District of Oregon Billy J Williams said in a statement.'Kenneth Hause and his co-defendants will soon have their day in court and will face the consequences of their crimes.' Earl Deverle Fisher, 48, Ryan Anthony Negrinelli, 36, Joseph Duane Folkerts, 61, Mark Leroy Dencklau, 58, and an unnamed defendant are charged with murder in aid of racketeering, kidnapping in aid of racketeering resulting in death, kidnapping resulting in death and conspiracy to commit kidnapping resulting in death.Fisher, Negrinelli and Folkerts entered not guilty pleas to the new indictment in U.S.District Court in Portland on Thursday afternoon.The indictment describes barroom brawls in which Gypsy Joker members left people unconscious, brutal assaults on the gang's rivals, death threats issued to a
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Jimmy Carter's plane video re-emerges after he revealed modest home
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Former President Jimmy Carter prefers a simple life compared to the opulence of his successors and after opening his modest home to reporters, a video of him flying commercial has re-emerged, capturing the heart of Americans across the nation.The 39th president went viral after he boarded a Delta flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles on June 8 last summer and instead of holing up in first class, the 93-year-old headed down the aisle to shake hands with passengers and smile for selfies.Heart-melting footage displays the president walking down the aisle enthusiastically greeting passengers as fans say 'You're my favorite president!' and 'I love you Jimmy Carter'.The Georgia native says flying commercial is his only mode of transport - a stark contrast from the private jet lifestyle of modern presidents including Trump - and it's just one of the many ways he leads a simple life following his presidency from 1977 to 1981.According to the Washington Post, Carter is dubbed the 'un-celebrity president' who instead of cashing in on political riches post-presidency, returned to his small Georgia hometown of Plains and to his two-bedroom ranch home valued at $167,000.'He doesn’t like big shots, and he doesn’t think he’s a big shot,' his former White House communications director, Gerald Rafshoon said.In fact, Carter costs US taxpayers the least money of any former US President according to the General Services Administration.The total bill for him in the current fiscal year was $456,000, covering pensions, an office, security staff and other expenses.That's nearly a quarter of what Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W.Bush cost - as they've all racked up bills of more than $1million last year.Carter says he didn't want to pursue riches.He just wanted to go home.'I don't see anything wrong with it; I don't blame other people for doing it,' Carter told a reporter after inviting them into his home earlier this month.'It just never had been my ambition to be rich.' Instead of making money from corporate speaking and joining the boards of big companies as his predecessor Gerald Ford had, Carter returned to the town where he was born and started his career as a peanut farmer.When the Democrat returned home his finances were in tatters as his peanut business was $1million in debt.He was forced to sell it and took to the pen to repair his finances - writing 33 books on a variety of subjects, although not as successfully as modern Presidents.On top of his writing revenue, the 39th President of the United States also commands a $210,700 annual pension which all former presidents receive.But despite his sizeable income, Carter said he was determined to live a modest life in the south Georgia township.He is the only president in the modern era to return full-time to the house he lived in before he entered politics, a modest two-bedroom cottage assessed at $167,000.Carter survived a hea
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Australian plans for new military base on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea set to infuriate China
Thank you for watching. Have a nice day! My channel: https://goo.gl/vCXdrM ABOUT: Australia's geopolitical tensions with China are set to escalate as it plans to build a new military base in Papua New Guinea that can also host American warships.Six weeks before he was overthrown in a Liberal Party leadership coup, former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull discussed with this PNG counterpart Peter O'Neill the idea of re-developing the Lombrum Naval Base on Manus Island.The political leaders met in Brisbane on July 11, with The Australian learning Mr O'Neill was 'very interested' in the idea and had even put his support in writing.The base, run by Australia for 25 years until PNG gained independence in 1975, would be capable of hosting Australian and American warships on Manus Island, where asylum seekers are sent for processing.The Australian Defence Force is understood to be conducting a scoping study of the area, with News Corp Australia reporting the former Turnbull government had wanted a deal signed with PNG before November's Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit, which is being held in Port Moresby.Chinese President Xi Jinping is hosting a special APEC conference for regional leaders in the PNG capital.The idea of stationing Australian and American naval warships in the area is set to infuriate China, with Beijing in 2011 expressing diplomatic concern about U.S.marines being stationed in Darwin.While China is Australia's biggest two-way trading partner, Australia is suspicious about Chinese espionage activity, banning telecommunications firm Huawei from bidding for the National Broadband Network.In July, Mr Turnbull signed a deal for Australia to fund a $136 million internet cable between Australia, PNG and the Solomon Islands in a bid to stop Huawei from doing so.He attended the State of Origin with Mr O'Neill and Solomon Islands PM Rick Houenipwela as part of the diplomatic charm offensive, as the Queensland Maroons defeated the New South Wales Blues 18-12.Mr Turnbull's successor Prime Minister Scott Morrison was tight-lipped about the possible new naval base on Thursday.'The Pacific is a very high-priority area of strategic national security interest for Australia.We work very closely with all our Pacific partners,' he told the Seven Network.'But I'm not going to comment on speculation on national security issues, that would not be appropriate.
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PICTURED: The first confirmed victims of the Christchurch mosque massacre
The first victims of the Christchurch terror attack have been named, as dozens more remain missing - including a three-year-old boy.Police have confirmed that at least one child has been killed, while a number of other children remain in hospital.Brenton Tarrant, 28, appeared in Christchurch District Court charged with murder on Saturday, after he allegedly stormed a mosque in Christchurch, opening fire with a semi-automatic shotgun and a rifle on about 100 people attending Friday prayers.Authorities have confirmed 49 people were killed in the massacre and at least 40 were injured.Haji Daud Nabi, 71, and Naeem Rashid and his 21-year-old son Talha, have been confirmed dead by heartbroken family and friends.Mr Nabi, a father-of-five and retired engineer, moved to New Zealand from Afghanistan in 1977 and set up a new life as one of the 'first Muslims in New Zealand'.Two of his sons Omar Nabi, 43, and Yama Nabi, 45, appeared outside Christchurch District Court on Saturday morning where they shared photos of their father.The pair were told to expect the worst on Friday afternoon after their father hadn't returned from his Friday prayers.Naeem Rashid, from Abbottabad in Pakistan, was hailed a hero after he tried to wrestle the gun from the Christchuch shooter on Friday.He was badly wounded after he launched himself at the shooter in a bid to protect fellow worshippers.He was quickly rushed to hospital following the attack, but later died.Mr Rashid worked in Pakistan at a private bank before moving to Christchurch where he worked as a teacher.In a tragic twist, Mr Rashid's 21-year-old son, Talha, also lost his life during the mass shooting.Dr Khursheed confirmed to ARY News that his brother Mr Rashid and nephew Talha had been killed in the terrifying attack.A Facebook appeal was issued for missing man Lilik Abdul Hamid but it has since been confirmed he did not survive.'A friend of one struggle.has passed away in New Zealand.the victim of NZ animal terrorist,' a relative wrote on Facebook.'All Muslims are grieving and pray for you.' Born in Indonesia, Mr Abdul Hamid was a practicing Muslim who lived in Christchurch.A spokesman for Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that five Pakistani citizens are missing.The Pakistan Association of New Zealand (PANZ) confirmed 34-year-old Syed Jahandad Ali was also missing.There were fears for three-year-old Mucad Ibrahim who was last seen at the Deans Avenue mosque with his father and brother Abdi, Stuff reported.Abdi said he ran from the mosque as fast as he could and thought his family and friends would be at the hospital.His father, who was shot, played dead before fleeing the scene.Other missing victims are understood to be Vora Ramiz, 28, Hussain Al Umari, 36 and a year ten high school student.Al Umari's family have registered him as missing after he was not among the injured rushed to Christchurch Hospital on Friday afternoon.'We are just praying and trying to be patient,' Al Umari's sister Aya said.'I feel for those who already know the fate of their loved ones.We have to be strong and stay together.' The Al Umari family moved to New Zealand from the United Arab Emirates 22 years ago.Cashmere High School student Sayyad Milne, 14, who was at Friday prayers when the shooting started, is also feared dead.The teenager's half-sister Brydie Henry said their father, John Milne, told her Sayyad, who hoped to one day play football professionally overseas, was last seen 'lying on the floor of the bloody mosque, bleeding from his lower body', Stuff reported.Ms Henry said Sayyad's mother, Noraini, was able to escape the mosque.'They are all at home just waiting.They are just waiting and they don't know what to do,' Henry said.'Their thoughts are it's not good news.They're very worried.' Indian politician Asaduddin Owaisi confirmed on Twitter Farhaj Ahsan, whose parents live in Hyderabad, was also reported missing.Mr Owaisi has also requested support of authorities in helping a Hyderabad resident travel to New Zealand to see his brother who was reportedly shot in the chest.'A video from Christchurch shows one Ahmed Jehangir who was shot.His brother Iqbal Jehangir is a resident of Hyderabad and would like to go to NZ for Ahmed's family,' Mr Owaisi tweeted.At least one Jordanian was killed in the attacks and two are critical among the eight injured, Jordan's Foreign Ministry announced, according to Arab News.Khaled Haj Musatafa was reportedly confirmed dead while Jordanian barber Wasseim Alsati and his daughter were critically injured.Mr Alsati, who moved to New Zealand for a better life, is recovering in hospital where he shared a video to social media.Abdulrahman Hashi, 60, a preacher at Dar Al Hijrah Mosque in Minneapolis, told The Washington Post that his four-year-old nephew was killed in the attack.Mr Hashi said his brother-in-law Adan Ibrahin Dirie was in hospital after suffering a gunshot wound.He had been praying with his five children who all managed to escape ex
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