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HBO Moves Up Debut of Documentary on Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher After Their Deaths

(ET/PT). Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, Carrie Fisher, host the 1997 TV special "All-Star Moms." (Credit: Cliff Lipson / CBS via Los Angeles Times)

HBO Moves Up Debut of Documentary on Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher After Their Deaths

Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, Carrie Fisher, host the 1997 TV special "All-Star Moms." (Credit: Cliff Lipson / CBS via Los Angeles Times)

In the wake of the tragic deaths of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher this week, HBO announced Friday morning that it has pushed up the debut of the mother-daughter documentary “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds” to Jan. (ET/PT). 7 at 8 p.m. The documentary, directed by Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens, features vintage family films and what is being dubbed “extensive vérité footage.”
HBO will also offer an encore presentation of Fisher’s hit memoir-based one-woman show “Wishful Drinking” on Sunday at 9 p.m. 37.090240

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Hollywood Icon Debbie Reynolds Dies at 84, a Day After Her Daughter Carrie Fisher’s Death Click here to read the full story on HBO describes the film, which had showings at several film festivals including Cannes and Telluride, as “an intimate portrait of Hollywood royalty in all its eccentricity.” It chronicles the complex relationship between the dynamic duo, who lived next door to each other in the same Beverly Hills compound.

About 20,000 Dead Fish, Other Animals Wash up on Nova Scotia Coast

And they have no idea why. As many as 20,000 fish, lobsters, starfish, scallops, crabs and other animals have turned up dead at Savory Park, Canadian authorities said. As a precaution, they’re warning consumers to only buy seafood from authorized vendors. dead species – people indicated that they did not see a lot of fish compared to Boxing Day
— DFO Maritimes (@DFO_MAR) December 29, 2016

Beaches with people walking and dead herring, blue and red mussels & starfish were Weymouth River, Fort Point & Savory Park
— DFO Maritimes (@DFO_MAR) December 29, 2016

-63.744311 “Consumers should only purchase from licensed harvesters/sellers.”
Just this year, mass fish deaths were also reported in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon and Hongcheng Lake in Haikou,China. The carcasses of thousands of sea creatures have mysteriously washed up on the western coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. “Dead fish found on shore should not be collected by general public,” the Fisheries and Oceans department tweeted. Canada’s Fisheries and Oceans department tweeted images of the massive cross-species graveyard. Environmental officials are testing the water for pesticides and oxygen levels for possible clues. DFO observed 10-12 ppl walking beaches w.

Mother Dies, 2 Young Daughters Hospitalized After Falling 25 Feet From Ski Lift at Colorado Resort

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A Texas mother died and her two daughters were injured when they fell from a chairlift at a Colorado ski resort, authorities said. The sheriff’s office was investigating Friday, Olson told CNN, talking to lift operators and witnesses to determine the cause of the accident. 40.086097
-105.939460 The three fell about 25 feet from the lift Thursday morning at the Ski Granby Ranch in Granby, Colorado, west of Boulder. Her 9-year-old daughter was taken by medical helicopter to Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora and was listed in stable condition. They were on vacation at the time of the accident, Schelly Olson, a spokeswoman for the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, told CNN. The woman, 40, was pronounced dead at Middle Park Medical Center in Granby, Olson said. A relative told KTLA sister station KDVR in Denver that the father of the woman who was killed  flew to Denver from San Antonio — where the family was from — on Thursday night. The Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board has also sent an inspector to Granby to investigate, she added. The 12-year-old daughter was treated at a local hospital and released. Authorities have not released the names of the mother and her two girls. The victims’ identities were not immediately available.

George Michael Autopsy Results Are Inconclusive: Police

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George Michael Autopsy Results Are Inconclusive: Police

Singer George Michael performs on stage at 'Live 8 London' in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005 in London, England. Michael, who was 53, was found dead at his home on Christmas Day. “The cause of death is inconclusive and further tests will now be carried out. The musician shot to fame in the 1980s as part of the duo Wham! With signing partner Andrew Ridgeley, the pair had huge hits with “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” and “Careless Whisper.”
Michael went on to a successful solo career; his 1987 debut album “Faith” sold more than 10 million copies. 51.507351

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An autopsy on the body of pop star George Michael proved inconclusive and further tests will be needed, UK police say. Singer George Michael performs on stage at 'Live 8 London' in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005 in London, England. The results of these tests are unlikely to be known for several weeks,” a statement from Thames Valley police said.

New Year’s Eve: Last Minute of 2016 to Have ‘Leap Second’

Instead, they are decreed by the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service, or IERS, in Paris, which measures the Earth’s rotation and compares it with the time kept by atomic clocks. The '17' numerals will be part of the '2017' sign that will light up light up above Times Square at midnight on December 31 to ring in the new year. 31, 2016, the international time keeping community will tack an additional second, known as a leap second, on to the last minute of the year. In fact, it will be exactly one second late. The '17' numerals will be part of the '2017' sign that will light up light up above Times Square at midnight on December 31 to ring in the new year. As midnight approaches, the official atomic clocks that keep Universal Coordinated Time will mark the time as 23h 59m 59s, followed by the leap second 23h 59m 60s. On Dec. 15, 2016 in New York City. Jan 1 will continue as usual, beginning with 0h 0m 0s. The numerals '17' are lit up in Times Square ahead of the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square, Dec. Unlike leap years, leap seconds are not a regular occurrence. Click here to read the full story on (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The year 2017 isn’t coming as soon as you think. (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

New Year’s Eve: Last Minute of 2016 to Have ‘Leap Second’

The numerals '17' are lit up in Times Square ahead of the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square, Dec. 15, 2016 in New York City.

Metro Rail, Bus Lines Will Run for 24 Hours Over New Year’s Holiday; No Fare Will Be Charged Overnight New Year’s Eve

The entrance to the Red Line station in Grand Park on Dec. Check blog for more info, link in bio. Plus if you show your TAP card at #nyela you'll receive a giant glow stick. The Downtown Long Beach Blue Line Station will be closed from 7 p.m. New Year’s Eve until 2 a.m. during the holiday because of New Year’s Eve celebrations in the area. Fare gates at all rail stations will be unlatched during the free service. Extra game day service will also be available for the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sunday. Those who take Metro to Grand Park + The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A. and present their TAP card can receive a free glow stick. New Year’s Day, officials said this week. 23, 2016. Party responsibly and #GoMetro. (Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
The lines will run on regular Saturday schedule on New Year’s Eve in addition to the 24-hour service, but on the holiday/Sunday schedule on New Year’s Day. to 3 a.m. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

Metro will offer 24 hour service on rail and bus lines over the New Year’s holiday and no fare will be charged from 9 p.m. @grandpark_la @musiccenterla
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-118.236502 Planning this weekend already? Metro will run 24-hours on Dec 31 thru Jan 1 with free rides from 9pm to 2am.

Rose Parade Preview #10 at Fiesta Parade Floats

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If you have questions, or complaints, please feel free to contact me at or call 1-323-460-5732. I will reply as soon as I can. Today, Gayle gave us a sneak peek of the following Rose Parade Floats:
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Small Plane Carrying 6 People Goes Missing Near Lake Erie After Take Off From Cleveland

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Small Plane Carrying 6 People Goes Missing Near Lake Erie After Take Off From Cleveland

The US Coast Guard was searching for a small plane that went missing on Dec. The missing Cessna has room for up to 11 people, but the plane’s flight plan had six people on board, Yaw said. “The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter from air station Detroit and has partnered with the Canadian Coast Guard who sent a C-130 plane down to assist in the search,” the statement said. All had attended the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game Thursday night before flying out of the city, WEWS reported. 42.066885
-81.339941 Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay is also on its way from Detroit to help, the Coast Guard said. Thursday that the plane had just taken off from Burke Lakefront Airport in downtown Cleveland and “dropped off radar about two miles when it was over Lake Erie,” Coast Guard Petty Officer II Class Christopher Yaw told CNN. 29, 2016 over Lake Erie shortly after takeoff from Cleveland. The search operation was being made “very difficult” by 12- to 15-foot waves on Lake Erie, the Coast Guard said. (Credit: CNN)

The US Coast Guard was searching Friday for a small plane that went missing Thursday night over Lake Erie shortly after takeoff from Cleveland. Three adults and three children were on board the aircraft, CNN affiliate WEWS reported. 29, 2016 over Lake Erie shortly after takeoff from Cleveland. The US Coast Guard was searching for a small plane that went missing on Dec. Air traffic control reported to the Coast Guard about 11:30 p.m. Six people were on board the twin-engine Cessna Citation 525 that was headed for the Ohio State University airport, a Coast Guard statement said.

Newly Released Video Appears to Show Fort Worth Officer Shooting Black Man in Back

“I wasn’t there that night, (but) I do know what I saw,” said Washington, speaking about the video. I never saw this man advance toward the officers. Police contended Collie, who was wounded in the back and left permanently paralyzed, matched the description of one the robbery suspects. Collie did not commit a crime,” said Washington who then took aim at the police department. Washington said a case of mistaken identity defied common sense. Collie is now paralyzed. He is more than thirty feet in front of the officers, according to Washington, and his back to them. A video released on Dec. (Credit: Nate Washington)
Attorney Nate Washington, who released the dashcam video on Facebook Tuesday, said the video contradicts various accounts provided to police investigators by the Fort Worth officer who shot David Collie. “Mr. It’s a crime to shoot someone in the back from 34 feet away.”
The internal police investigation was given to prosecutors in November, according to Samantha Jordan, a spokeswoman for the Tarrant County District Attorney. I know I saw him get shot in his back.”
After the July 27 shooting, the Fort Worth Police Department released a statement that Collie, 33, was shot after an officer and a Tarrant County Sheriff deputy misidentified him as possibly being one of two armed robbery suspects. The 10-minute dashcam video begins as the officers — who are working an off-duty security job in a police cruiser — are driving along a street before turning into the parking lot of an apartment complex. The cruiser stops and a shirtless black man, later identified as Collie, can be seen walking slowly in the opposite direction of the vehicle. “I know I never saw this man (Collie) with a weapon. Two seconds later — four seconds after he exited his vehicle — the male officer fires, sending Collie to the ground. The police reports were not available for inspection because they have not been released to the public. The deputy aims a flashlight toward Collie while the officer raises his pistol. The investigation will be presented to a grand jury as are all officer-involved shootings as a matter of policy, she said. The officer fired two rounds, striking Collie once in the lower torso, police said. Seven seconds later, the deputy enters into view from the right after exiting the cruiser. 29, 2016 appears to show a Texas police officer shooting a black man in the back in July as he was walking away. Collie dropped the silver object, which turned out to be a silver colored box cutter, police said. Washington said the officer’s body camera, which may have given a better angle, cuts off before the officer exits the vehicle and doesn’t cut back on until after the shooting. It is hard to see if anything is in Collie’s hand. The officer’s name has also not been released. In the light of the flashlight, Collie comes into view and his right arm appears extended straight out to his right, as if he were pointing at something. “It’s a crime to falsify police reports to say that someone lunged at you, or pointed a weapon at you. 32.755488
-97.330766 “The two alleged suspects police were searching for are described as 6-foot-1 (inch), 180 pounds and 6-foot-4 (inches) , and were either 18 or 19,” said Washington who reviewed police records containing the descriptions. Collie is 5-foot-6, 150 pounds and 33 (years old).”
The police department put the officer on paid administrative leave during the internal investigation, which police spokesman Sgt. Marc Povero told CNN on Thursday amounted to “a few days.”
That investigation found no criminal wrongdoing on the part of the officer, he said. Washington called the charges “revolting and repugnant.”
“Mr. The dashcam video leaves a number of questions unanswered. A newly released video appears to show a Texas police officer shooting a black man in the back in July as he was walking away, contradicting the officer’s account that the man was a threat, according to a lawyer for the victim. Instead, police brought aggravated assault charges against Collie, but a Tarrant County grand jury did not indict him. But the department contended Collie was shot after he refused to comply with orders to stop and an officer misidentified a “silver object” in his hand as pistol, which he believed Collie was pointing at the deputy. Two seconds later, the Fort Worth officer enters into view from the left, with his gun drawn.

Vladimir Putin Says Russia Will Not Expel American Diplomats in Response to US Sanctions Despite Foreign Ministry’s Recommendation

A senior Obama administration official acknowledged Thursday that Trump could reverse the sanctions by executive order, but added, “I don’t think it’d make a lot of sense.”
Senior Republicans in Congress have backed the measures against Russia, even while criticizing Obama’s handling of foreign policy — signaling a potential split with Trump on the issue. 55.755826

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Obama Administration Issues Sanctions Over Russian Election Hacking; Russia and Trump Respond On Thursday, the Obama administration announced it would expel 35 Russian diplomats from the US and to close two Russian compounds, after the US intelligence community concluded that Moscow had interfered directly in the 2016 US presidential election campaign. While the US intelligence community has publicly stated Russia was behind hacks of political organizations and persons in the United States in the run-up to November’s election, Trump has largely rejected the notion. Posting on her official Facebook account, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said: “American officials have ‘anonymously briefed’ their mass media about the fact that as a retaliatory measure Russia has closed the American School in Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin sits with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (right) at the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. “Russia’s cyberactivities were intended to influence the election, erode faith in US democratic institutions, sow doubt about the integrity of our electoral process, and undermine confidence in the institutions of the US government,” a White House statement said. It’s not yet clear whether the Kremlin will take any moves beyond the recommendation of the Foreign Ministry. “These actions are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”
The Obama administration also claimed its diplomatic personnel had been harassed in Russia. The diplomats and their families were given 72 hours to leave the country. Trump factor
Russia’s response to the US sanctions may be complicated by the upcoming change in leadership
US President-elect Donald Trump, who is due to take office in only three weeks’ time, has signaled a desire for warmer relations with Russia. RIP.”
A series of tweets from the Russian Embassy in Washington said the Obama administration’s sanctions were “aimed directly at undermining Russia-US bilateral relations” and warned, “They won’t be left unanswered.”
The sanctions will not be considered “just as (an) unfriendly act,” the embassy said. We will not send anyone away. headquarters on September 28, 2015 in New York City. But Putin said he would wait until the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump, according to state-run news agency Sputnik. This is a lie. A top aide to Trump, Kellyanne Conway, speculated Thursday that the Obama administration’s sanctions could have been intended to “box in” his successor over Russia. headquarters on September 28, 2015 in New York City. ‘Groundless’ allegations
Shortly before Putin’s reported decision, Russia’s Foreign Ministry had recommended that the Kremlin remove 35 US diplomats from Russia, 31 from the US Embassy in Moscow and four from the US consulate in St Petersburg. Clearly, the White House has completely lost its senses and begun to invent sanctions against its own children.”
Tit for tat
The tit-for-tat steps mark a new low in what have become increasingly frosty relations between Russia and the United States. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the US allegations about election meddling “groundless” and and “without proof.”
Russia denied a CNN report that Russian authorities had ordered the closure of the Anglo-American School in Moscow to US and foreign nationals. Russia’s UK Embassy hit out at President Barack Obama over the sanctions via Twitter, labeling his administration “hapless” and posting an image to suggest he is a “lame duck” president. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev accused the Obama administration of ending its term in office “in anti-Russian agony.”
Posting on his official Twitter and Facebook accounts, Medvedev said, “Sadly, the Obama administration, which began its life with the restoration of cooperation, ends it in anti-Russian agony. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Moscow will not expel American diplomats in response to US sanctions against Russia, according to Russian state media. The Obama administration on Thursday described Russia’s actions as “Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities” and, in addition to the expulsions, sanctioned four Russian individuals and five Russian entities for what it said was election interference. We will not prohibit their families and children to use for their usual vacation spots in the New Year’s holidays.”
However, Putin said that Russia reserved the right to respond to the new US sanctions. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Vladimir Putin Says Russia Will Not Expel American Diplomats in Response to US Sanctions Despite Foreign Ministry’s Recommendation

Russian President Vladimir Putin sits with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (right) at the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Putin is quoted as saying: “We will not create problems for American diplomats. The Russian Foreign Ministry had earlier recommended the Kremlin send home 35 US diplomats in response to a similar move by Washington on Thursday. Lilit Gevorgyan, a political analyst for IHS Global Insight, said the very limited economic ties between the two nations meant Russia might stick to “diplomatic gestures.”
‘Not just an unfriendly act’
Even before Lavrov’s statement, there had been a scathing response from Russia to Washington’s moves. Zakharova, on her personal Facebook page, dismissed the Obama administration as “a group of vindictive, unimaginative foreign policy failures,” with the exception of US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Two Storms Expected to Bring Rain, Possible Thunderstorms to SoCal; Snow Could Impact Travel

Colder and drier conditions are expected New Years Day and into early next week, the agency reported. Most of Los Angeles and Ventura counties will see a quarter to a half-inch of rain, the weather service reported. The second storm will lower snow levels and could impact travel with possible road closures across local mountains, including the 5 Freeway near the Grapevine, according to the weather service. More rain is in the forecast this weekend as back-to-back storms are expected to bring rain and possible thunderstorms to the Southern California area according to the National Weather Service. (Credit: ONSCENE.TV)
Some areas have already seen rain Friday morning, but the bulk of the first storm’s rain and thunderstorms is expected over Ventura County. 30, 2016. Snow levels are expected to remain over 7,000 feet, and the first storm will not have much of an impact on snow. 34.170561
-118.837594 A winter weather advisory will begin Saturday morning into just before Sunday morning. The rain will also bring cooler temperatures to the valleys and coastal areas, according to the weather service. The first of two storms brought rain to Ventura County early Dec. A second storm could impact travel plans as snow levels decrease. The first storm will subside Friday evening, but a second one is expected to come at its heels early Saturday.

North Hollywood Couple Missing After Weekend Getaway to Big Sur

The couple was expected to return on Christmas Day, Dec. 23 when they left for their getaway in a 2002 4-door tan Honda Civic. Olivia Hannah Gonzalez, 20,  and Brian Fernandez, 21, were last seen on Dec. 25, but their families have not heard from them, detectives said. “You know I’m trying to stay positive for my family and his, and that they’ll come home,” said Vanessa Guzman, Gonzalez’ sister. “She had sent him a text saying they were two hours away from Big Sur at 1 p.m., and then after that her phone went off at 4 p.m. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

A North Hollywood couple has gone missing after traveling to Big Sur for a weekend trip, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The vehicle has a California license plate number of 5VUD295. 34.187044
-118.381256 and Brian’s phone went off and we haven’t been able to reach them since,” Guzman said. Gonzalez is described as a 5-foot-6-inch Hispanic woman with blond hair and brown eyes weighing around 120 pounds. Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds, according to a LAPD press release. Guzman told KTLA her husband received a message from her sister Friday afternoon. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Palmer at 213-996-1800. Fernandez is described as a Hispanic man with black hair and brown eyes.

‘No Nazis:’ Hawaii Cafe Faces Backlash for Anti-Trump Sign

Some questioned how a business could be allowed to refuse service to Trump voters, but other businesses come under public and legal scrutiny for refusing to serve LGBT customers based on religious beliefs. “Tried out this cool place,” someone posted along with a pic. “I hear it comes highly recommended amongst some circles.”
The cafe’s owner speaks
Robert Warner, the owner and chef at Cafe 8 1/2, told CNN affiliate KHNL that the sign has been up since the election, and he didn’t take it seriously. But up close, it bore a warning:
“If you voted for Trump, you can not eat here! From a distance, it was barely noticeable among other handwritten signs and notes strewn about the restaurant. The yellow piece of paper hung in the window of the Cafe 8 1/2 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He said business has been good since the sign went viral, but he took it down on Wednesday. 19.896766
-155.582782 Boycotts and debate
The cafe’s Yelp and Facebook pages were inundated with negative reviews calling the proprietors “liberal Nazis” and “beyond hateful.” Some suggested a boycott. I’m sure you can kiss a [s***] load of business goodbye,” one Yelp reviewer said. “So, Cafe [8 1/2] hates Trump supporters enough to say they are not welcomed. There were also those who supported the cafe despite — or perhaps even because of — the sign. “This is my place and if I don’t want to serve a Trump person, I can do that,” he added. No Nazis”
The sign has invited a huge backlash online, even though the owner says it has been in the restaurant since the election. (The bakery referenced in the tweet below was slammed with a huge fine for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in 2013.)
The cafe’s Yelp page is currently “being monitored by Yelp’s support team,” which often happens when businesses get media attention, and subsequently, waves of emotionally-charged reviews. Others compared the sign to businesses denying black patrons service in Jim Crow-era America. Even though he didn’t think much of the sign, he still said he should be able to stand by its message. “If somebody came in and said, ‘Hey, I know you can’t tell who I voted for, but I voted for Trump, would you let me eat?’ I would say, ‘Sure, if you’re nice with me and I’m nice with you and you like my food, sit down, no problem,’” he said. Well, I wouldn’t patronize a liberal hypocrite establishment anyways.

Retrial Scheduled for Ex-Cop in Walter Scott Shooting

Slager argued that even at 18 feet away, Scott still posed a threat to him and could have turned around and charged him. Slager pursued and killed him even though his life was not in danger, prosecutors said. Scott was stronger and wrestled away his Taser, briefly pointing it at him before running, Slager said. 5 after jurors failed to reach a verdict following 22 hours of deliberation. Slager shot and killed Scott, after an April 4, 2015, traffic stop. A state judge had declared a mistrial in the case of Michael Thomas Slager, who is accused of fatally shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott, on Dec. In the last trial, Judge Clifton Newman also allowed the jury to consider the lesser offense of voluntary manslaughter. If convicted, Slager faces 30 years to life in prison. There are no degrees to a murder charge in South Carolina. This still, released by the family of Walter Scott, appears to show North Charleston, South Carolina police officer Michael Slager shooting Scott in the back as he ran away from the officer. Prosecutors contended there was little physical evidence of a struggle. The shooting was captured on a bystander’s cellphone video, which showed Scott running away as Slager fired eight times, striking Scott three times in the back. The April 2015 killing was among a string of fatal police shootings of African-Americans that fueled nationwide protests, which became even more visible after the death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014. 32.854620

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Mistrial Declared for South Carolina Officer Charged With Murder of Walter Scott
New Audio Captures S.C. An emotional Slager testified he caught up with Scott and they scuffled before the shooting. That charge carries a potential sentence of up to 30 years in prison. Police Officer ‘Laughing’ After Fatally Shooting Walter Scott
Video Showing South Carolina Police Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in Back Leads to Firing, Murder Charge Judge Clifton Newman had also allowed the jury to consider the lesser offense of voluntary manslaughter, meaning the killing happened in the heat of passion. Prosecutors said they believed Scott, a father of four, ran after Slager stopped his car for a broken taillight because he feared going to jail if the officer discovered his warrant for unpaid child support. (Credit: Scott Family)

A former police officer charged with murdering a black motorist in North Charleston, South Carolina, will go on trial for a second time on March 1, a court has ordered. (Credit: Scott Family)

Retrial Scheduled for Ex-Cop in Walter Scott Shooting

This still, released by the family of Walter Scott, appears to show North Charleston, South Carolina police officer Michael Slager shooting Scott in the back as he ran away from the officer. One juror, in a note, said he couldn’t vote for a conviction and wouldn’t change his mind. The jurors — 11 white people and one black person — were deadlocked several times after the five-week trial.

Parents Sue Apple, Point to FaceTime in Death of 5-Year-Old Daughter Killed in Texas Car Crash

Wilhelm — whose FaceTime app was still active when officers arrived on the scene, police say — now faces a manslaughter charge. The suit accuses Apple of negligence, among other claims, and seeks monetary damages. The suit, filed last week in Santa Clara County Superior Court, claims Apple was granted a patent in 2014 for a never-used FaceTime design that would have used GPS tracking to determine speed of travel to prevent people from using the app while driving. The little girl, Moriah Modisette, was killed on Christmas Eve 2014 when the Toyota Camry she was traveling in with her parents was struck from behind by a Toyota 4Runner on Interstate 35 north of Dallas. Patent Office in 2008, the complaint states, according to Courthouse News. Apple has not responded. A version of this article originally appeared on Newser: Parents Sue, Blame FaceTime for Death of Daughter
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Navy Tests Out Phone App to Help Curb Sexual Assault James, Bethany, and 8-year-old daughter Isabella were taken by ambulance to Denton Regional Medical Center, along with Wilhelm, according to the Record-Chronicle. Apple filed its application for the “driver handheld computing device lock-out” with the U.S. But Apple’s failures “were a substantial factor in causing the plaintiffs’ injuries and decedent’s death,” the Modisettes’ wrongful death lawsuit states. Apple never implemented the design, nor did it strongly warn drivers against using the feature while driving, the lawsuit filed Dec. The Camry had slowed or stopped for traffic when it was struck by the SUV going 65 mph, the lawsuit states. A Texas couple is suing Apple, claiming the company’s FaceTime feature on the iPhone is responsible for the death of their 5-year-old daughter, who was killed in a car crash involving a driver who was allegedly using the app. “Apple, Inc.’s failure to exercise reasonable care caused or contributed to the risk of causing Garrett Wilhelm to use ‘FaceTime’ while driving his car … which caused him to be distracted from the conditions on the road ahead,” the lawsuit states. KTLA’s Melissa Pamer contributed to this article. The couple, James and Bethany Modisette, say that Apple has failed to use “lock-out” technology that could  stop FaceTime from being used by motorists while driving, Courthouse News reported. Wilhelm’s vehicle rolled “up and over the driver’s side of the Modisette car,” the lawsuit states. Driver James and Moriah, seated behind her father, were both critically injured. 23 claims. The driver of the 4Runner, 22-year-old Garrett Wilhelm, was using FaceTime when he struck the Modisettes’ vehicle, according to the lawsuit. Moriah was airlifted to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, where she died of her injuries, the Denton Record-Chronicle reported. Moriah Modisette is shown in a photo from a GoFundMe created for her family.