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Mother Hikes 30 Hours Through Frozen Wilderness to Get Help for Family Stranded on Way to Grand Canyon

But, refusing to give up, she hiked the last four miles without it. It took nine hours for her to travel those last few miles. Klein is recovering in a hospital and, though she may lose several toes due to frostbite, she is in good spirits and looking forward to returning home, her sister said. Two things happened: Snow covered the road, and when the family tried to turn around, their car fell into a ditch. State Road 67, which leads to the canyon’s north rim, is closed for the winter and their car’s GPS detoured them through forest service roads. “What kept her going, she says, is she didn’t want her mother to bury her daughter. Klein was a triathlete who had taken wilderness survival classes. She’d walk 10 feet, collapse, pick herself back up and collapse again. So, she decided to walk on – toward the park entrance. So, she walked for 30 hours in the wilderness, through 26 freezing miles, subsisting on twigs and her urine, to get help. 36.106965
-112.112997 At one point, Klein took off her left shoe to remove a piece of ice. Klein knew eating snow would hasten hypothermia. She wasn’t able to get the shoe back on. “She would do it or she would die trying.”
When she ran out of food and water, she ate pine twigs and drank her urine, her sister told the Morning Call newspaper. Her sister says she never doubted her sister’s will to live. Stranded in a secluded road with heavy snow falling just days before Christmas, one Pennsylvania mother knew she had to do something. There were no signs of civilization around them and snow was falling hard. That was Thursday afternoon. So, she said goodbye to her husband and son and, armed with some water and a few snacks, she set off. She thought the nearest major highway was only a short trek away. Suffering from exposure and frostbite, her husband knew time was running out. She was barely conscious and suffering from exposure. Breaking a window to get inside, Klein huddled under some blankets inside the shack for another six hours until rescuers found her. Terrified of falling asleep and succumbing to hypothermia, she refused to stop until she found the guard shack. She didn’t know the road had been closed for winter. But Klein was still missing. A will to live
Klein had now been awake for over 45 hours. “She would make a decision and she would stick to it and never give up,” her twin sister, Kristen Haase, told CNN affiliate WFMZ. The sisters are looking forward to celebrating their 47th birthday together next week. Leaving the relative shelter of the car, father and son hiked to higher ground and was able to get a cell phone signal to call for help. Never giving up
By Friday afternoon, Klein still hadn’t returned. Shortly after midnight Saturday morning, searchers found her. She had hiked 26 miles for 30 straight hours. An unexpected turn of events
Karen Klein, 46, was headed to the Grand Canyon National Park with her husband Eric and their 10-year-old son. She didn’t want her son to be without a mother,” Haase said. She was inside a guard shack closed for the season at the northern rim gate.

Downey Market Offers Refunds After Bad Masa Ruins Customers’ Christmas Tamales

A shopping cart full of bad tamales is seen in front of the Amapola Market on Dec. 26, 2016. As a family run operation, we just can’t even imagine how difficult it is for them,” Galvan said. Long lines of customers were offered hot coffee as they waited outside the store Monday morning. Although many were still upset about the ordeal, at least one woman was ready to forgive. “They’re going to refund everything and everything will be OK,” the customer told KTLA. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

A longtime family-owned market in Downey is offering refunds Monday for any ingredients used in their customers’ Christmas tamales that were ruined by bad masa purchased at the store. “We’re going to get them their refund as well,” Galvan said, adding that this was the first time something like this has ever happened at the market. “We’re devastated as well. The bad masa resulted in the tamales not cooking properly, so Galvan said the store would be refunding not only the money for the masa, but the amount spent on all of the ingredients put into the tamales that were ruined. (Credit: KTLA)
Downey police were called to the Amapola Market on Christmas Day when angry customers began showing and complaining that the store’s masa made their tamales inedible. Even if some of those ingredients weren’t purchased at the Amapola market. “Our first priority is to make sure that we have all our customers refunded for the trouble that they went through,” Galvan said. Galvan said the market, which has been in the community for 55 years, would also work with customers who didn’t have their receipts. 33.940109
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How George Michael Helped Shape James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Segment

songs, and we couldn’t really put our finger on: ‘Why is this so joyful?’ ” Corden told the radio host. “Carpool Karaoke” is now a highly popular fixture on The Late Late Show. Always ahead of his time,” Corden tweeted on Sunday. Corden is now the host of The Late Late Show on CBS. 51.507351

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Going Solo Made George Michael a Megastar
George Michael Remembered as ‘Brilliant’ Songwriter and Performer
English Pop Star George Michael’s Death at 53 Believed to Be From Heart Failure He was an absolute inspiration. It features the English comedian and a musical act cruising the streets of Los Angeles while belting out their favorite tunes. George Michael produced plenty of chart-topping songs, but he also played a big part in making one of television’s most popular recurring segments. The Wham! He was 53. “I’ve loved George Michael for as long as I can remember. The comedian paid tribute to Michael on Twitter following his death. “There’s just a joy in it and we couldn’t really work out why.”
Corden said that first taping would later help convince Mariah Carey, who was friends with Michael, to be the first American celeb to do “Carpool Karaoke” when it was revived for the The Late Late Show. Corden recalled making the first edition with Michael during an interview with Howard Stern earlier this year. Michael was found dead on Sunday. Its reach is massive: The segment with Adele has been viewed more than 140 million times on YouTube, while Justin Bieber’s appearance has more than 100 million views. star’s “Carpool Karaoke” segment aired on the BBC in 2011 as part of a show to benefit Comic Relief, a British charity that fights poverty and hunger. Five years ago, the pop star was the first celebrity to appear with comedian James Corden as part of a “Carpool Karaoke” sketch. “We sat in the car and we were singing Wham!

Wisconsin Boy Born With Rare Disorder Receives New Liver After Just 40 Minutes on Organ Transplant Waiting List

And because Daniel was so sick, he was eligible to be matched very quickly. This was all about timing. The 5-month-old boy’s best hope for survival was a liver transplant. But for 5-month-old Daniel McCabe and his family it was a record breaker. “I think it was the best thing for him he was deteriorating fairly rapidly even for this disease usually it’s not so fast … and he really needed that liver as soon as possible,” said pediatric liver specialist Dr. Riccardo Superina carefully divided the adult-sized liver. What happened next is hard to believe. 41.878114
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For adult patients the average wait for a donor liver is about 149 days. “I’ve never seen anything this fast,” said Dr. Mohammad. “His condition was worsening and becoming dire,” his mother Melody McCabe told KTLA sister station WGN in Chicago. Saeed Mohammed. – his doctors were notified of a potential match. The family hopes to go home sometime in February. And when he said, he has a liver, I’m still in shock at how quickly that was,” said Melody. So on December 13, at 10:15 a.m., Daniel was placed on the wait list for a new organ. “The doctor came into the room and he was very quiet … and it felt like he was quiet for a very long time and I was expecting bad news. Not one, but two patients benefitted from a single organ in this particular case. Once the donor organ arrived at Lurie Children’s, transplant surgeon Dr. The infant, who was born in Wisconsin, was transported to Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago in early December for an evaluation. For children it’s 86. A small portion was given to Daniel and the remainder went to a patient at another hospital. Daniel is doing really well but expected to stay in the hospital for several more weeks. Shortly after his birth in July, Daniel was diagnosed with biliary atresia – a rare disorder that causes scarring in the liver and blocks the bile ducts. Just as Daniel’s medical information was posted on the wait list, so was the deceased donor’s. But soon after his arrival, his condition quickly deteriorated. Just 40 minutes later — at 10:50 a.m.

New 2017 California Traffic-Related Laws to Go Into Effect on Jan 1.

The fee for the renewal, retention, transfer or duplications of the personalized environmental plates will go from $38 to $43 on Jan. The legislation marks a change from the existing policy, which states any person operating a motor vehicle cannot use a wireless electronic device to write, send or read a text-based communication, except through voice-operated and hand-free features. (Credit: Lori Shepler/Los Angeles Times)
Vehicle Registration Fee Increase
Starting April 1, the vehicle registration fee on every vehicle or trailer coach will rise to $53, an increase of $10. Child Safety Seats
This new law will require any child who is under than 2 years old to sit in an appropriate rear-facing child passenger restraint system, unless he or she is more than 40 pounds, or is taller than 40 inches, according to Assembly Bill 53. Under Assembly Bill 1785, a motorist can only use his or her hand to activate or deactivate a feature or function on the device that requires a single swipe or tap. The laws govern everything from the use of electronic wireless devices in cars, to child safety seats and motorcycle lane splitting, according to a DMV news release. Motorcyclists, going southbound on the 405 freeway, engage in a practice known as lane-splitting or lane-sharing. The increase is part of Senate Bill 838. Vehicle Safety Recalls 
This law would enact the Consumer Automatic Recall Safety (CARS) Act, which would prohibit dealers and rental car companies from loaning or renting a vehicle that is under a manufacturer’s recall no later than 48 hours after receiving such notice, and until the vehicle has been repaired, according to Assembly Bill 1289. Motorcycle Lane Splitting
California became the first state in the U.S. The vintage plates would then take the place of a regular license plate. The bill expands existing law, which states that children under the age of 8 be placed in an appropriate passenger restraint system while in a moving vehicle. CHP would have to consult with specified safety agencies and organizations in order to craft the guidelines. It also authorizes the California Highway Patrol to develop educational guidelines on lane splitting to help ensure the safety of all motorists. The law defines the practice as a motorist driving a two-wheeled motorcycle between rows of stopped or moving vehicles. The legislation allows for a limited number of exceptions. Environmental License Plate Fee Increase
Under Senate Bill 839, the fee for the issuance of Environmental License Plates will increase from $43 to $53 beginning on July 1. to formally legalize lane splitting when Gov. Most of them are poised to take effect on Jan. The law does not apply to systems that are installed by manufacturers and embedded in the vehicle. With the new year less than a week ago, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has issued a reminder to state motorists about a slew of new transportation-related laws that are set to go into effect. Year of Manufacture License Plates
Senate Bill 1429 will expand the Year of Manufacture license plate program so that anyone who owns a 1980 or older-model year vehicle will be able to obtain a license plate from the year corresponding to that car’s model year. Additionally, under the bill, the DMV will be required to issue a recall disclosure statement with every vehicle registration renewal notice. Previously, the law only applied to vehicles that were from 1969 or older, or a pickup truck that is a 1972 or older-model year. In addition to texting and calling, it aims to prohibit other cellphone uses while driving, such as taking photos or streaming video. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 51 in August, according to the Los Angeles Times. Electronic Wireless Device Usage
The new law will explicitly prohibit people from using a mobile phone while driving unless the device is in a hands-free mode. Accident Reporting
The minimum threshold for property damage that is required to be reported when a driver is involved in a crash will go from $750 to $1,000 in the new year, as stated in Senate Bill 491. (Credit:Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Motorists will soon be prohibited from holding and operating a handheld wireless telephone or electronic communications devices while driving, unless it mounted on the vehicle’s windshield, or affixed to a dashboard or center console in a way that does not hinder the individual’s view of the road, according to the release. 1, 2017.  The agency will also have the power to suspend or revoke the license of any dealer that violates the CARS Act. 1.

Driver Killed in Crash Following High-Speed Pursuit in South L.A.

The car veered to the right before crashing into a tree and a light pole, Chu said. The driver lost control of the car after hitting a couple of dips in the road at the intersection of East Manchester Avenue and South Central Avenue, Chu said. The identity of the driver was not immediately released. The driver, who was the only person in the vehicle, died at the seen. when officers attempted to pull over a Chevrolet Impala for running stop signs and driving erratically near the intersection of Morton Avenue and East 83rd Street, California Highway Patrol Sgt. A driver was killed after crashing in the Florence neighborhood of South Los Angeles on Dec. Charles Chu said. 26, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)
The pursuit began about 2:30 a.m. The driver did not stop and a pursuit, which lasted only about a minute but reached speeds near 100 mph, took place, Chu said. Video from the scene showed the car ended up on its side following the crash. 33.989112
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A brief, high-speed pursuit in South Los Angeles ended with a fatal crash in the Florence neighborhood Monday morning.

Rose Parade Preview #6 at Fiesta Parade Floats

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Stranded in Mexico: Milwaukee Family Spends Christmas Without Husband, Father Amid Immigration Battle

“It’s been awful.”
Edgar Aispuro was born in Mexico but has been in the U.S. since 2003. Edgar Aispuro, who is a chef at C-Viche restaurant in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood, flew to Mexico on Nov. Sen. Kathryn Aispuro said telling her sons, 3-year-old Santiago and 2-year-old Sam, was a special moment. You can try again in 10 years.”
A one-page denial letter from the consulate shows the decision was made because Aispuro had been in the U.S. 20 — more than a month since Edgar Aispuro flew to Mexico — Kathryn Aispuro learned that consulate officials had reversed their decision and would allow her husband to return to the U.S. But,this week, Kathryn learned that the consulate had suddenly reversed its decision and would allow her husband to come back to the U.S. “When he called me (from Juarez, Mexico), he just said ‘I`m sorry. 43.038902
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Kathryn Aispuro got her Christmas wish this year, even if the holiday wasn’t as she planned it. “Probably the hardest day of my life was decorating the Christmas tree,” Kathryn told Fox 6 with the couple’s two young sons nearby. soon. Her husband, Edgar Aispuro, has been in Mexico for six weeks after U.S. Edgar and Kathryn Aispuro and children are seen in this image posted to GoFundMe. She said the family has spent almost $18,000 since 2009 on immigration paperwork. “I said, ‘Your daddy’s coming home in a couple weeks,” Kathryn Aispuro recalled. That year, he overstayed a visitor visa, remaining in the country illegally. A Baldwin aide confirmed the senator’s office has “acted as an intermediary between our constituent and the federal office.”
On Tuesday, Dec. consulate. illegally for more than a year. I got barred,'” Kathryn Aispuro recalled. “My older one said, ‘It’s taking so long!’ And I just thought, oh sweetheart, you have no idea what it could’ve been.”
Kathryn Aispuro said she hasn’t heard when federal officials will allow her husband to return to Milwaukee, but remains hopeful that it will happen by New Year’s Day. Tammy Baldwin. “They handed him back his passport and this piece of paper, and said, ‘Thank you very much. 16 for an interview at the U.S. The Aispuro family has been trying to get permanent legal resident status for Edgar since 2009, when he and Kathryn – a Milwaukee native – married. His wife said she believed it was part of the normal process. Kathryn contacted the office of U.S. As of Christmas Day, the GoFundMe page that Kathryn Aispuro created has received $12,030 toward its goal. consulate officials blocked his return.

Obama Thanks Marines While Spending Christmas in Hawaii

Since arriving in Hawaii on December 16, Obama has visited the Marine Corps Base almost every day, either to use the gym or the golf course. 19.896766
-155.582782 The President added that it was “impossible” to fully repay the service members and their families for their sacrifices but said it was at least “important to hear from us that what you do matters, and that we know about it, and that we’re grateful.”
On Christmas Eve, Obama spoke on the phone with US service members including some stationed overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Credit: POOL)
“Although this will be my last time addressing you as President, I want you to know that, as a citizen, my gratitude will remain and our commitment to standing by you every step of the way — that won’t stop,” Obama told the service members. President Barack Obama spent his last Christmas in office thanking troops and their families for their service at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, an annual tradition for the President and First Lady Michelle Obama who also visited with troops. He said he made the call “to remind them that, as tough as it is to be deployed, the people here in America, back home, understand that every single day that you’re serving, you’re fighting for our freedom and fighting to keep us safe and fighting to maintain our way of life.”
Obama told the service members that he looks forward to seeing them for “many years to come,” joking that he’ll still be able to use the gym on the base and the golf course as ex-President. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama spent time on Christmas thanking troops and their families for their service at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

Going Solo Made George Michael a Megastar

Battling the music industry
It wasn’t all plain sailing. “And he had roots in R&B and that’s why he wanted to sing with Aretha Franklin.”
During the 1988 “Faith” world tour, Franklin joined Michael onstage in Los Angeles to perform “I Knew You Were Waiting.” The concert became the second highest grossing event that year. He performed on Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas” and donated all Wham! 52.355518
-1.174320 1” topped the British charts in 1990, and climbed to number two in the U.S. “He actually proved capable of duetting with Aretha Franklin, which was not easy for a vocalist,” said journalist Michael Musto, a former columnist for The Village Voice. had sold 25 million records, become the first Western band to play in China in 1985, and, according to Michael’s official website, “departed in a blaze of glory” to a crowd of 72,000 people in Wembley Stadium in 1986. Michael had a bitter, public falling out with his record label Sony. The singer hid his homosexuality from the public for years. Michael wrote and produced all but one single on his 1987 debut album “Faith.” The music, more mature than the pop ballads of Wham!, proved a hit with the critics, earning Michael a Grammy for album of the year. Crossover appeal
Despite his perceived lack of professional freedom, Michael’s solo career was groundbreaking in many respects. partner, Andrew Ridgeley, at school. His career spanned three decades and eight studio albums, and for a time during the 1980s, Michael outsold Prince, Michael Jackson and Madonna. Risqué songs such as “I Want Your Sex” also had crossover appeal. Michael met his Wham! In 1989, Michael won the Grammy for favorite soul/R&B male artist, beating out Michael Jackson and Bobby Brown. “Faith” went on to sell more than 10 million copies in the U.S. The album was a critical success and debuted at No. He was just an artist and he just brought so much diversity of audience and diversity of people to his shows,” said radio host and entertainment lawyer Mo Ivory. (Credit: MJ Kim/Getty Images)
George Michael, who died over the Christmas holidays, was a global pop star who made the rare transition from catchy boy band member to critically acclaimed solo artist. alone, 25 million worldwide. He also contributed three original songs to “Red Hot + Dance,” an album released by an AIDS research charity. Michael later teamed up with Elton John to record a duet of “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me,” donating proceeds to an AIDS hospice and a children’s charity. royalties from the “Last Christmas/Everything She Wants” single to Ethiopian famine relief. But I don’t feel any shame whatsoever, and neither do I think I should,” he said. 1 in the U.K. He sued the recording company, claiming it wielded too much power over the direction of his work and career, leaving him in a position of “professional slavery.” Michael lost the lawsuit in 1994. “Prince and George Michael are the two pioneering artists who really put it to the music industry and never backed down, no matter how much money they lost,” said Ian Halperin, author of “Unmasked: The Final years of Michael Jackson.”
Prince had a legendary dust up with his record label, Warner Bros., in the early 1990s, famously changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol in order to get out of his recording contract. He was much more than just Wham! Philanthropy
Throughout his career, Michael supported AIDS organizations and groups working to end world famine. At the time of his death, he was working on a documentary film titled “Freedom,” due for release in March 2017, along with a reissue of the “Listen Without Prejudice” album. — just behind MC Hammer. Out and proud, eventually
Michael’s personal life was always of great interest to his fans. Singer George Michael performs on stage at ‘Live 8 London’ in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005 in London, England. “I feel stupid and I feel reckless and weak for having allowed my sexuality to be exposed this way. The music remains
Michael released his last compilation album, “Symphonica” in 2014. Immediately after leaving Wham!, he sang with Stevie Wonder at The Apollo Theater, and became the first white male vocalist to duet with Aretha Franklin. His follow-up album “Listen Without Prejudice Vol. The duo shot to fame in the early 1980s with hits such as “Wham Rap!” “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” and “Careless Whisper.”
By the time they disbanded, Wham! “I don’t remember categorizing George Michael as any kind of artist … he’s not a black artist or he’s not a pop artist. He was arrested in 1998 for soliciting sex in a public bathroom in England. “I told myself I was straight, but I shouldn’t have worried, cause my maker had better plans for me,” Michael sang in his 2006 single “An Easier Affair.”
Michael parodied the arrest in the video for his 1998 single “Outside.”
“I want people to know that I have not been exposed as a gay man in any way that I feel — I don’t feel any shame,” he told CNN in an interview shortly after the arrest. Going solo
But it was his solo career that turned him into a megastar.

23-Year-Old’s Body Is Slowly Growing a Second Skeleton

She’s found a lot of friends online who share her passion for alternative music or her struggles with a chronic illness. You can’t predict when or how the disease will progress, Kaplan says. Wisconsin. Everyone around Jasmin became paranoid that touching her would cause new bone to grow. Many doctors don’t know it exists, and diagnose patients’ abnormal bone growths as tumors. They can tell you to picture being frozen in a block of ice, where no one can move your limbs. She takes ibuprofen occasionally but “I haven’t really found something (for) when I have intense pain. Maine. Over time, her muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues are turning to bone, forming a second skeleton. I’ve gotten used to letting it do its thing.”
Just a kid
Jasmin had a pea-sized lump on her tiny big toe when she was born. Frederick Kaplan and his fellow researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine announced they had discovered the FOP gene. But with each flare-up, she and her mom worry more about the future. “‘(FOP is) scary but it does motivate me to do as much as I can and live as best as I can.”
When she’s not traveling, she likes to conserve her energy. He saw how the disease robbed kids’ of their childhood; it most often starts presenting symptoms before the age of 5. ‘As much as I can, when I can’
California. By the time she’s 30, Jasmin knows she might have to rely on a wheelchair, or be housebound. He and RoJeanne divorced in 2012. Half of the people he has studied have died before they turn 41. When she was 9 or 10 months old she started to develop other small masses on her skull and along her spine. “Sometimes I like to feel normal,” she says. “One single genetic letter out of 6 billion,” Kaplan says — 97% of FOP patients have it. She loves to hug and hates when people shy away because she might be hurt. The first few doctors they saw thought it was scoliosis. Jasmin’s blog is full of posts about her family, friends and travels. Jasmin will wake up one morning and not be able to move another joint. It’s impossible for those who have fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, or FOP, to describe what it’s like to live with it. They went back to the pediatrician, who ventured several guesses but Jasmin seemed fine otherwise, so they moved on. Ironically, biopsying the “tumor” with a needle can cause more bone to grow — it’s trauma to the body just like a bump or fall. The pediatrician told her parents, John Floyd and RoJeanne Doege, it was probably nothing to worry about. By identifying the gene, scientists were able to find the protein the gene encoded — an enzyme that basically causes a reaction that forms bone. She’s still trying to figure out what she can eat without opening her mouth more than a centimeter. She writes on her blog “One Spirit, Two Skeletons.” She’s trying to figure out how she can move out and capture this fleeting time of independence. “It’s just too much of a good thing.”
His team and others are now looking to develop drugs that block the “on” switch. She watches TV with her Maine Coon cat, Prancer. Torticollis. Bone growth can be caused by trauma, a bump or a fall. Then in January 1999, a doctor in Hartford told them Jasmin had FOP. She struggles to pick things up due to extra bone growth on her back. Cancer. Her close friends know to sit on her right side because she has to turn her whole body to look to the left. Kaplan first became interested in FOP when he saw two FOP patients in 1985. At 23, she’s already lost the ability to reach her arms above shoulder level and to move her neck. Too much of a good thing
In April 2006, Dr. Jasmin is one of about 285 confirmed cases recorded in the US. “It’s intimidating … something I can’t control is trying to take over my body,” Jasmin says. I’ve been on strong medications but sometimes it doesn’t even touch the pain I have. She’s sarcastic and sassy and rarely loses her sense of humor, RoJeanne says. Usually the enzyme only works when it’s turned on, to fix broken bones; but in FOP patients, that on/off switch is on all the time. This summer, a flare-up on the right side of her face locked her jaw. Yet she remains upbeat. I’m determined to continue making crazy plans, taking risks, and having the types of experiences I had this year for as long as I’m able.” Friends and relatives held fundraisers to help defray the cost of her care. They can tell you to imagine you’re bound so tightly you can’t move any of your joints — your neck, jaw, shoulders, wrists, hips, knees and ankles all locked in position. It’s “one of the rarest, most disabling” genetic conditions known to medicine, according to the International FOP Association, with just 800 confirmed cases across the globe. Florida. “The bone that forms is perfectly normal bone,” Kaplan says. Or it can be completely random. Or both. Lyme disease. But on the way to kindergarten in the fall of 1998, Jasmin complained of a sore neck. Jasmin Floyd has FOP. Death for adults is often caused by extra bone growing around the lungs or heart, restricting movement. “The actual diagnosis simply blew us all away — we were absolutely lost in every way,” John wrote in an email from California, where he now lives. Jasmin already struggles to breath. “I realized this was the worst orthopedic problem I had ever seen, and there was no one working on it.”
Kaplan estimates FOP is misdiagnosed in 90% of patients. Jasmin and her mom started a greeting card company to occupy their time and raise awareness of the rare disease. Research in rare diseases is often limited. “She was really cheated out of what most would consider a normal childhood,” John says. She loves attending concerts, especially if her favorite duo, Karmin, is playing. In an update on November 30, she wrote: “My sudden jaw flare-up was a reminder that my abilities and independence, including traveling by myself, could be taken away from me at any time because of FOP. RoJeanne thought she had slept wrong, until Jasmin’s neck stiffened. Each flare-up can cause debilitating pain — over a “10” on a standard pain scale. But nobody is really able to comprehend being trapped in your own body. She was forced to wear a helmet at school until RoJeanne fought the teachers to loosen the restriction. Jasmin travels as much as she can.

Duped by Fake News Story, Pakistani Defense Minister Threatens Nuclear War With Israel

@KhawajaMAsif reports referred to by the Pakistani Def Min are entirely false
— Ministry of Defense (@Israel_MOD) December 24, 2016

“Reports referred to by the Pakistani Def Min are entirely false.”
Asif tweeted again, late on Christmas night, saying their nuclear program was only a “deterrence to protect our freedom.”
“We desire to coexist in peace, both in our region and beyond,” he said. He warned Israel that it was not the only nuclear power. Israel forgets Pakistan is a Nuclear State too,” Asif wrote late on December 23. There is no evidence Yaalon ever said those words. Just days before she spoke, a man was arrested with an assault rifle at Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant in Washington, DC, which had been falsely accused in fake news stories of being involved in a child sex operation. A fake news story led to threats of nuclear war between Pakistan and Israel on Christmas Eve. Israeli def min threatens nuclear retaliation presuming pak role in Syria against Daesh.Israel forgets Pakistan is a Nuclear state too AH
— Khawaja M. “Israeli (defense minister) threatens nuclear retaliation presuming (Pakistan) role in Syria against Daesh. Related stories

President-Elect Trump Still Using Twitter With Same Abandon as His Campaign Self
Facebook Will Soon Start Putting Warning Labels on Some ‘Fake News’ Stories
Hillary Clinton: Fake News Is an ‘Epidemic’ With ‘Real World Consequences’ Lives are at risk, lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days to do their jobs, contribute to their communities,” Clinton said, speaking at an official event in Washington. (Credit: AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)
In an article published by AWDNews on Tuesday December 20, former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon was quoted as threatening to destroy Pakistan if it sent troops into Syria. Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Asif leaves the Supreme Court building after a hearing over the Panama Papers in Islamabad on Nov. “We will destroy them with a nuclear attack,” the article quoted Yaalon as saying. On December 15, Facebook announced it was going to start labeling “fake news” stories. “The statement attributed to (former Defense Minister) Yaalon (regarding) Pakistan was never said,” the ministry tweeted on its account. In December, one month after losing to Trump, Hillary Clinton called fake news “an epidemic.”
“This is not about politics or partisanship. Pakistan Defense Minister Khawaja Asif responded to the fake news article on his official Twitter as if it were real. Most prominently, fake news has been blamed by the United States Democratic Party for helping President-elect Donald Trump win the 2016 United States election. Fake news affecting real events
The large quantities of fake news on the internet has regularly made headlines in the past few months, blamed with affecting real events around the world. Asif (@KhawajaMAsif) December 23, 2016

Less than a day later, the Israeli Ministry of Defense responded on Twitter, notifying Asif the Yaalon statement quoted in AWDNews was completely false. 7, 2016.