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Search Teams Comb Rubble of Mexico Fireworks Market Where Explosion Killed at Least 31

Video of the blasts showed flashes of fire and what appeared to be fireworks exploding. Authorities haven’t said what caused Tuesday’s explosion. An explosion at the same fireworks market in 2005 injured a large number of people and caused enormous damage. People ran for their lives, witnesses told CNN. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

A day ago, families wandered through rows of stalls at the San Pablito market north of Mexico City, searching for fireworks to launch during the holiday season. The deadly blast sent huge plumes of smoke billowing into the sky and shook the ground in neighboring towns. The San Pablito market is in Tultepec, a city about 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Mexico City that bills itself as the country’s fireworks capital. Police officers stand guard on December 21, 2016 at Mexico’s biggest fireworks market in Mexico City’s Tultepec suburb after a massive explosion killed at least 31 people. The area is densely populated, and witnesses from surrounding neighborhoods captured the huge volume of smoke that billowed into the sky. 19.687105
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At Least 29 Killed, Dozens Injured After Massive Explosion at Fireworks Market Near Mexico City Seventy-two people were injured, said Eruviel Avila, governor of the state of Mexico. (Credit: PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)
Now forensic teams are combing through the charred rubble, searching for victims’ remains. A day later, the smell of fireworks, charred buildings and burned plastic still fills the air. Three minors are expected to be transferred to a hospital in Galveston, Texas, for treatment for extreme burns. But since then, officials have touted security improvements at the market and described it as a much safer place to buy and sell pyrotechnics than the clandestine workshops in some local homes. At least 31 people were killed and dozens more were injured in a massive explosion Tuesday at the market, officials said.

Parents of Teen Son Seriously Injured in Crash Are Killed in Separate Head-on Collision on Way to Missouri Hospital

He was released from the hospital and “is doing well,” she wrote in an update posted Wednesday. 37.680597
-92.663787 The couple in the other car were 36 and 35 years old. Both crashes Hayes was involved in occurred on icy roads, according to the report. The couple in the other car, identified as Arthur and Crystal Hayes, were not, according to the police report. Daniel Hahn and Loretta Henderickson were both wearing seat belts. According to a GoFundMe page set up to pay for the teen’s medical expenses and his parent’s funeral, Hahn suffered three skull fractures in a fiery collision and was initially placed in a medically induced coma in the hospital’s intensive care unit. Hahn’s parents were 38 and 37 years old. The young man learned of his parent’s death when he was woken up from the coma, according to the fundraising page, which was set up by Daniel. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

A teen injured in a head-on crash lost his parents late last week when they were killed in another crash on their way to see him at the hospital in Missouri, according to KTLA sister station WDAF in Kansas City. “He’s 19 years old, has a whole life ahead of him and I just hope to bring his life back to the way it was as much as I can,” said Alexa Daniel, Chris Hahn’s co-worker. Arthur Hayes, who was driving the car when the quadruple fatal crash occurred, had been involved in a separate collision earlier that morning, Missouri news outlet LakeExpo.com reported. Police say the other vehicle crossed the center line and struck Hahn’s father’s car head-on. Chris Hahn, 19, was seriously injured Friday morning in a crash that took place in Camden County, Missouri. Chris Hahn is seen in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page. Later that day, his parents were on their way to see him at a Columbia, Mo., hospital when they died in a separate head-on collision near Lebanon, Missouri, the station reported,
A second couple also died in the crash near Lebanon.

New Audi’s Tell You When the Light Is Going to Turn Green

The Traffic Light Information is part of Audi’s Connect PRIME subscription service, available in select 2017 Audi A4, Q7 and allroad models. We call it a micro-break so to speak,” said Audi USA’s Justin Goduto. In the future the system might even be able to tell drivers how fast they need to go along a stretch of road so they hit the maximum number of green lights. Audi is the first to take advantage of the new technology but any car manufacturer can built it into their dashboards. It’s called Vehicle to Infrastructure and it is the first city in the United States to go live with it. It’s just the beginning of a world where cars talk to their surroundings for better traffic flow, less accidents and more informed drivers. The data system is managed by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada. It sounds like a small step – and it is – but it is an important one. ×
New Audi’s Tell You When the Light Is Going to Turn Green

Drivers in Las Vegas have access to a new type of smart city technology that allows traffic lights to communicate with cars so you know when the light is going to turn green. Now that’s technology being put to good use. In Las Vegas light cycles are pretty long so I could rest easy at reds. The company recently brought me to Las Vegas to check it out. So what’s it like to have this information pop up in your dashboard? Already, Audi is taking advantage of the Smart City feature and building it into their new cars. I found myself much more relaxed when I was stopped at a light since I knew exactly when it was going to turn green. “As soon as you know that information, you get this little overwhelming sense of calm. Pretty cool. Here’s how it works – when you approach a traffic light on a Las Vegas area street, you get a little countdown timer in your dashboard. Las Vegas is betting big on new technology to make their streets smarter. This number lets you know how long until the light is going to turn green.

Daughter Arrested in Double Stabbing That Left Santa Fe Springs Man Dead, Girlfriend Wounded

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Officers responded to a stabbing call in the 8000 block of Sorenson Avenue about 9:49 p.m., Whittier Police Department Lt. Jay Tatman said. The woman, who was described as the man’s girlfriend, has been released from the hospital, the Police Department’s watch commander told KTLA. Authorities have not released the identity of the man who died in the incident, but said he was 60 years old. 33.947236
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Police arrested the daughter of a Santa Fe Springs man who died after he and his girlfriend were stabbed in their Santa Fe Springs home Tuesday night. A man and a woman found inside the home suffering from stab wounds were taken to a nearby hospital, where the man later died, Tatman said. 20, 2016. The man’s daughter, who was briefly hospitalized after allegedly resisting arrest, was booked in connection with the double stabbing, the watch commander said. Police investigate a double stabbing in Whittier on Dec. Investigators believe the three people may have lived together in the house, Tatman said.

Frozen Tree in Victorville Becomes Local Symbol for Arriving Winter Solstice

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The icicle covered tree was made possible thanks to freezing temperatures and a broken water main at Green Tree Golf Course recently.  
From now on, daylight hours will continue to get longer until the summer solstice returns in mid-June 2017. A wintry image in Victorville has become a sort of tourist attraction, as well as a symbol of the arriving winter solstice. Wednesday, December 21st, marks the winter solstice, where daylight hours start to get longer in the Northern hemisphere. Overnight temperatures recently dipped into the low 20s in the high desert. An ice-covered tree is seen in Victorville. 34.536218
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UK Man Has Injected Snake Venom for 30 Years in Attempt to Build Immunity

“It’s dangerous. Between his apartment and a storage closet down the hall, Ludwin owns 17 snakes — 15 of which are poisonous — from all over the world: a Costa Rican coffee palm viper, a Mexican west coast rattlesnake and a green tree python, to name a few. It’s clear that he can die from this.”
Experts like Wüster, who has dedicated his career to the study of venomous snakes, remain skeptical of the process. “I’m fairly unconvinced,” explained Wolfgang Wüster, a senior lecturer in zoology at Bangor University in Wales. But three years ago, researchers from the University of Copenhagen contacted Ludwin in hope of developing a new process to create anti-venoms to treat bite victims. Once they have a sufficient amount, Lohse and his team will try to extract antibodies and then test whether those antibodies will neutralize different venoms. “It’s evolution telling you to stay away from these things.”
The London-based musician, however, has spent his entire life doing exactly the opposite. It instead took some severe bites from a snake — two in the past year — for Ludwin to begin understanding just how reckless his pastime could be. They begin by milking snakes for their venom and injecting a small amount mammals. His encounter with Haast, a snake venom researcher and tourist attraction owner, at Miami Serpentarium Laboratories in the US left a lifelong impression. Brian Lohse, an associate professor in chemical and molecular biology wants to change this procedure by replacing the animal blood with Ludwin’s. “Under no circumstances do we encourage him,” Lohse explained. The idea to inject venom — namely for self-immunization — came to Ludwin after meeting Bill Haast at the age of 10. Until then, Ludwin will continue his regular immunization schedule with the team in Copenhagen, but he plans on slowing things down to prevent future painful accidents. Lohse believes this is the first time anti-venom production is being trialed with human blood, largely because of the risks involved. “He says he’s looking really young and everything, but of course, he’s a sample size of one.”
Today, Ludwin has started putting his unusual pastime to some scientific use. In between, he keeps detailed records of the types and quantities of venom he injects. And although he’s grateful for Ludwin’s contributions, he doesn’t promote the practice. He has been like the horse, producing antibodies against all these different venoms,” said Lohse, who is leading the research.”He’s the key to everything.”
If the researcher is successful, Lohse would like to team up with a nonprofit organization or charity to distribute a new remedy at a lower cost. “People are like — you don’t seem like you’re almost 50,” he said. A new form of anti-venom
Many health experts and organizations identify snake bites as a neglected public health issue. ‘I just thought that was incredible’
Ludwin not only surrounds himself with an array of poisonous snakes, but he injects their venom regularly — as a hobby. “I feel like a cat and I’ve had my eight lives taken. At least 100,000 people die annually from snake bites, and 300,000 more are permanently disfigured, according to the World Health Organization. “There is a danger to it, and I’m not convinced that’s where the future lies.”
The researchers in Copenhagen hope to start seeing results next summer. Not to mention the fact that it is extremely dangerous. “The pain is like someone has taken a sledgehammer, smashed it on your hand and then holds a flame underneath,” Ludwin explained. “I fail to see the point of it,” he said. “Steve is a production facility. As he approached his 50th birthday, Steve Ludwin felt like he might finally be growing out of his long-term habit. In 2010, one of the world’s leading anti-venom manufacturers, Sanofi Pasteur, ceased production of their main anti-venom due to a “steep drop in orders and a lack of visibility on future demand evolution,” they said in a statement. Ludwin explained that he has always been fascinated by snakes — drawing pictures of them as a toddler and soon after that, taking care of a pet boa constrictor. I’ve got one more accident, and that’s it,” he said, citing a particularly bad accident 10 years ago, in which he injected more venom than intended and landed in intensive care. As he approached his 50th birthday, Steve Ludwin felt like he might finally be growing out of his long-term habit. He led this sole endeavor on his belief that injections would not only lead to immunity, but improve his health and make him feel younger — despite no evidence in scientific literature to support his theory. The cost of similar drugs has been rising since, meaning that people in developing countries, where most snake bites occur, either can’t find these drugs or can’t afford them. “At a very early age, I just thought that was incredible. Manufacturers today make anti-venoms using a specialized technique that dates back more than a century. “Without Steve’s DNA, it wouldn’t be possible to do what we want to do,” he said. Since 1948, Haast had run an immunization program in which he explored whether he could build up immunity to snake venom, leading a young Ludwin to wonder whether his own exposure to small amounts of venom could ultimately lead to protection against their poison. I’d never heard of such a thing … and it always stuck in my mind.”
Over the past few decades, Ludwin has alternated between daily doses of poisonous venom and just one injection every few months. The first phase has involved collecting Ludwin’s blood and bone marrow over time, as regulations prevent researchers from withdrawing too much at once. His dangerous pastime, however, came to him a few years later. “I really do believe that I’ve stumbled upon something.”
But experts in the field disagree, citing a lack of research. “I will keep using (venom) for my own personal views and beliefs, but I can definitely retire and slow down.”

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For nearly 30 years, he has been injecting himself with snake venom out of sheer curiosity, despite receiving multiple warnings from researchers and medical experts that this practice was extremely dangerous and could endanger his life. Horses are more commonly employed, but goats and sheep are also used. The secret formula
Since 2013, Ludwin has been flying to Copenhagen four times a year to give blood and bone marrow samples. Several weeks later, these animals are bled to collect antibodies that their immune systems will have created to fight the poisons.

Berlin Christmas Market Attack: Police Hunt Tunisian Suspect After Finding ID Papers in Truck

The slain driver may have been involved in a struggle with the suspect inside the truck’s cabin before he was shot, Cruickshank said. According to German media, witnesses had said he had been driving the truck. German President Joachim Gauck visited some of the injured Wednesday at the Charité hospital in Berlin. • Mourners pack a nearby church for a memorial to the victims. Police are searching for a Tunisian man in his early 20s in connection with the Berlin Christmas market attack, a German security official told CNN on Wednesday. German federal prosecutors said then that Abdullah was the ringleader of a multiregional recruitment network. The ministry said it was waiting for German investigators to complete their work before issuing a statement. One handwritten note left with a bunch of roses read, “You will not have our hate,” echoing the words of writer Antoine Leiris after he lost his wife in the Paris attacks. Authorities on Tuesday released another man who was arrested shortly after the truck smashed into the market, saying there was no evidence to connect him to the attack. The truck, which was owned by a Polish company, was hauling 25 tons of steel before it was steered into the crowd, according to its owner, Ariel Zurawski. The group allegedly targeted and radicalized young Muslims in the northwestern states of Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia. 52.493805
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ISIS Says It Inspired Deadly Attack at Berlin Christmas Market; Driver at Large
12 Dead, 48 Injured When Truck Drives Through Berlin Christmas Market; Crash Investigated as Terrorism An urgent manhunt is underway for the suspect, who is potentially armed and dangerous, before he can strike again, CNN terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank said. • German President Joachim Gauck visits the injured at a Berlin hospital. On Tuesday evening, police released an asylum-seeker believed to be from Pakistan who had been detained in the immediate aftermath of the truck attack. Monday’s attack could cause further political upheaval for Merkel, who has come under criticism over her government’s generous acceptance of refugees. She called for unity and said it would be “especially disgusting” if the perpetrator of the attack turned out to be an asylum-seeker, as police originally suggested. • Police are searching for a suspect who deliberately drove the truck into the crowd. But a backlash has been growing, fueled in part by Islamist terror attacks in Germany and across the continent. The gun used to kill him has not yet been recovered. “He was asking if he should be back home by Thursday night because he still needed to buy a Christmas gift for his wife,” Zurawski said. The man was born in 1992, he said. German police said they are treating the attack as terrorism, but there is no evidence of a direct link with ISIS. Despite the manhunt, Berlin appeared much quieter Wednesday than was the case in Paris and Brussels, Belgium, in the aftermath of recent terror attacks there, when the noise of helicopters and sirens filled the streets for days. Attacker on the loose
ISIS claimed it had inspired the attack. He told reporters afterward that his visit was intended “to give support for the injured people, to show them the whole nation is supporting them” and that they are not alone as they fight for their lives. Police have appealed to the public for any digital videos and photos they have of the attack or possible suspects. Country in mourning
German authorities have not publicly named any of the victims, and police have asked people not to post videos or photos of them as a sign of respect. This could be when the suspect’s identity papers were dropped, he suggested. Berliners who came to leave flowers and candles at makeshift shrines near the Christmas market told CNN they would not allow the attack to change the way they led their lives. The terror group’s affiliated Amaq News Agency described the perpetrator as a “soldier of the Islamic State” who had acted in response to calls for attacks in the West. Germany has taken in more than 890,000 asylum-seekers in the past year, a much higher number than other European nations. Italy’s ANSA news agency reported the missing woman, 31, worked in Berlin and that her cell phone was found at the attack scene. He said his relative was happy to be finishing his route from Italy to Berlin and was looking forward to returning to Poland soon. However, another German security official told CNN that investigators believe the Tunisian suspect is linked to a pro-ISIS network operating in Germany. Dozens of people raised their voices in a tribute to those killed, singing songs such as “We Are the World and “Shine a Light.”
Christmas markets across the city were closed Tuesday as Berliners gathered at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church near the scene of the attack to pay their respects to the victims. They tweeted Tuesday they were investigating 508 leads. • Officials say several people could have been involved in the attack. But Italy’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that Italian national Fabrizia Di Lorenzo was missing following the attack and that her family was now in Berlin. The main figure in the network, Ahmad Abdulaziz Abdullah — a 32-year-old Iraqi national also known as Abu Walaa — and four others were arrested and charged with terrorism offenses in November. Upheaval for Merkel? Zurawski identified the slain driver as his cousin. (Credit: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
The suspect’s identity papers were found inside the cabin of the truck used in Monday’s attack, which left 12 people dead and 48 injured, the official said. But Peter Frank, general prosecutor at Germany’s Federal Court of Justice, said that forensic tests offered no link between the man and the truck’s cabin. Latest developments
• Police are searching for a Tunisian man in his early 20s, a security official says. He was not driving during the incident, police said. Police patrol inside the Christmas market area and past the destroyed booths two days after an attack with a truck in front of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechtniskirche (Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church) in Berlin on December 21, 2016. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was “horrified and deeply sad about what happened” during a visit Tuesday to the scene of the attack. Original truck driver slain
A Polish man found shot dead inside the truck has been identified as its original driver, according to German media.

Corbin Bernsen, Actor/Filmmaker

Law” that’s been widely reported. You’ll hear whether Corbin would want to play a 2017 version of Arnie Becker. On this page, you’ll see a link to his son Oliver Bernsen’s website on which appears a painting of Corbin titled “The Actor at 61.” We begin our conversation with a discussion of the actor and the man depicted in that painting. Corbin Bernsen appears in a publicity still for the hit television show “Psych”. Among the projects he may become involved in soon? ×
Corbin Bernsen, Actor/Filmmaker

Actor Corbin Bernsen became a star with his portrayal of divorce lawyer Arnie Becker in the critically acclaimed, audience favorite “L.A. A reboot of “L.A. Related show links:

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Man Caught on Camera Stealing Bucket of Gold in NY Believed to Be in Los Angeles

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Video Shows Man Walk Away With $1.6 Million in Gold Flakes From Armored Truck in New York The men don’t seem to notice the gold disappearing. The loot he allegedly made off with in September is valued at $1.6 million. Nivelo is described as a 5-foot-5 inch Hispanic male with dark hair. At first, he’s about to walk past the truck, but then he notices the unattended bucket and makes a turn to grab it. In the surveillance footage released by the NYPD, a man walks up to the back of the truck, grabs the bucket, and shuffles off with it in broad daylight. The video shows two men chatting in front of the truck as the suspect walks away with the goods. (Credit: NYPD)
Video of the alleged theft, which shows a man grabbing the 86-pound bucket of gold flakes out of the back of an armored truck in September, was circulated widely in the media and online after the NYPD released it last month. The suspect caught on camera stealing a pot of gold in midtown Manhattan is Julio Nivelo, a 53-year-old believed to be in the Los Angeles area, police said Tuesday. That led to multiple tips made from the tri-state area identifying Nivelo as the suspect, an NYPD spokesman said.

Former Upstate New York Police Officer Accused of Killing 4 During Drug Deal

The bodies have not been identified, but are believed to be the four people, last seen in April, whom Tartaglione is accused of killing, authorities say. Four bodies were found Tuesday buried on property belonging to Nicholas Tartaglione, the former officer, according to the Chester Police Department. They have not been seen or heard from since April 11. Officials said the killings and distribution of cocaine took place around the local Chester bar, Likquid Lounge. I hope the victims’ families can find some peace and closure as a result of this arrest,” Chester Police Department Chief Peter Graziano said. The property is about an hour north of New York City. This scourge is not limited to large urban areas, but small rural ones as well. “While all murders tear at the fabric of our communities, when the alleged perpetrator of a gangland-style, quadruple homicide is a former police officer, that strikes at the heart of civilized society,” Bharara said in the statement. “This unspeakable crime shows how destructive the drug trade is and why we must all endeavor to continue the fight. Tartaglione is due in court for an initial conference January 5. 40.712784
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President-Elect Trump Still Using Twitter With Same Abandon as His Campaign Self

Across U.S., Officials Found Next to None.”
Breaking protocol, even with allies
In late November, Trump offered some unsolicited advice to the British government, marrying a preferred rhetorical device with his favorite medium to unsuccessfully lobby UK Prime Minister Theresa May. An in-depth report this week in The New York Times was headlined: “All This Talk of Voter Fraud? President-elect Trump has been visiting several states that he won, to thank people for their support during the U.S. In late November, as news of a Jill Stein-led recount effort got headlines, Trump fired back. The White House attributed the hacks to Russia in October, well before voters went the polls, and allowed — as far back as this summer — for the possibility that Moscow was seeking to damage Clinton. “I owed it to the great State of Kentucky for their confidence in me!”
But Trump’s telling left out a key piece of information: Ford said it never had plans to move the jobs from the plant and, in a legally binding contract with the United Auto Workers union, guaranteed last year that it would spend $700 million to boost the same facility. “Today, we confirmed with the President-elect that our small Lincoln utility vehicle made at the Louisville Assembly Plant will stay in Kentucky,” Ford said in a statement after Trump’s tweet set off a debate over the initial plan. 17, 2016 in Mobile, Alabama. sells Taiwan billions of dollars of military equipment but I should not accept a congratulatory call.”
Trump used the lingering conflict as fodder for a Twitter debate, then two days later attempted to turn the tables by criticizing the Chinese for currency manipulation and their activities in the contested South China Sea. Trump responded on Twitter to the resulting confusion by noting that Tsai had “CALLED ME” to offer her congratulations. President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a thank you rally in Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Dec. Authorities do not know who was responsible, nor what group if any backed or inspired the assault — even as ISIS makes a claim of responsibility. “Why did they only complain after Hillary lost?”
This claim was demonstrably false. “The civilized world must change thinking!”
In a press release, he also described the man who gunned down the Russian ambassador to Turkey as a “radical Islamic terrorist.”
Trump’s response was, if not wrong, obviously premature. I don’t think so!”
Undermining relations
Less than two weeks later, the Twitter war was back on. (Credit: Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
The post-election, pre-presidential Donald Trump has used social media with the same abandon as his campaign self — yes, to get his message out, unfiltered by the media he loathes, but also as a bludgeon against critics, a tool for disseminating misinformation and, as he nears the inaugural, and an outlet for breeding confusion in business and international relations, purposefully or not. Spreading falsehoods
Trump repeatedly stoked conspiracy theories during the campaign, using his social media megaphone to amplify misinformation and fake news. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attempted to defuse the tension during remarks in parliament. “If Russia, or some other entity, was hacking, why did the White House wait so long to act?,” he asked in a tweet last week. “In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide,” he tweeted, “I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”
Trump offered no evidence to back his claim because there wasn’t any. Jumping the gun …
“Today there were terror attacks in Turkey, Switzerland and Germany — and it is only getting worse,” Trump tweeted on Monday evening. Claiming he did it when he didn’t
On the evening of November 17, Trump celebrated his purported role in what he described as a fresh decision by Ford not to move jobs from Kentucky to Mexico. doesn’t tax them),” he tweeted, “or to build a massive military complex in the middle of the South China Sea? Mixed messages abroad
Earlier this month, Trump broke with decades of US-Chinese diplomatic protocol when he spoke directly to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. Muddying the waters
Trump has dismissed reports that Russian hackers, acting on orders from Moscow, sought to aid his campaign. It is unclear what the President-elect knows about the intelligence — which was leaked to reporters and suggests Russian President Vladimir Putin backed the efforts. First he took on the Green Party candidate, but then, attempting to explain away his nearly 3 million vote loss in the national popular vote to Hillary Clinton, Trump falsely claimed “millions” of her supporters had cast bogus ballots. “Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency (making it hard for our companies to compete), heavily tax our products going into their country (the U.S. Trump responded to reports that the Chinese had seized a US underwater drone in international waters by declaring in a tweet, “China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters — rips it out of water and takes it to China in unprecedented act.”
Even as the dispute was being peaceably resolved by Washington and Beijing, a Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson took issue with the President-elect’s choice of words, saying, “I want to say we strongly dislike the term ‘steal’ as it’s entirely inaccurate.”
The dispute all but settled, Trump tweeted again, using similar language but this time to suggest the US should walk away from the deal. election. “Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States,” Trump tweeted. “We have a first-rate ambassador in Washington doing a very good job of relating both with the present administration and with the administration to be, and there is no vacancy for that position,” he said. They do not consider the attack to be terror-related. The pattern has continued apace during his transition. But even as Trump allies and some opponents note that the CIA and intelligence community have been wrong before, Twitter Trump has gone a step further, attempting to rewrite election history. 40.712784
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The Chinese returned the drone on Tuesday. “He would do a great job!”
BBC North America editor Jon Sopel called it “an extraordinary intervention” that would cause undue strains between the allies, while complicating the work of the actual UK ambassador, Sir Kim Darroch. Trump has on multiple occasions since Election Day stepped awkwardly, Twitter app open and eyes closed, into a series of foreign and domestic blunders with seemingly haphazard flicks of his smartphone. When the President-elect speaks, people listen — and governments, businesses and ordinary citizens scramble to parse, interpret and, given his power, make snap decisions about how to act and respond. … And getting it wrong
In Switzerland, police have announced that the alleged gunman, who wounded three men praying inside a Zurich mosque, was Swiss and had no known links to terror groups. “I worked hard with Bill Ford to keep the Lincoln plant in Kentucky,” he wrote. When that failed to quiet the uproar, he poked at a sore spot in US relations with China by tweeting, “Interesting how the U.S. In Berlin, especially, the suspect who drove a truck into a Christmas market remains at large.

San Gabriel Gun Shop Owner Reports Increased Sales Ahead of Assault Rifle Restrictions Taking Effect Next Month

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Man Gets 4 Life Terms in Prison for Killing 4 in Mass Shooting at Valley Village Restaurant

Olmedo imposed two consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole on Nerses Arthur Galstyan, and tacked on two additional life terms. Times)

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Man Gets 4 Life Terms in Prison for Killing 4 in Mass Shooting at Valley Village Restaurant

Nerses Arthur Galstyan was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and other charges in connection with a mass shooting at a Valley Village restaurant in 2010. The April 3, 2010, mass shooting occurred at the Hot Spot Mediterranean restaurant along Riverside Drive in Valley Village. People had gathered there for a memorial honoring a friend who had died in a traffic accident, according to Deputy Dist. Jonathan Chung, who led the prosecution on the case. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Charlaine F. A jury of nine men and three women convicted Galstyan in March of two counts of first-degree murder and one count each of second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and aggravated mayhem. 34.163305
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A Los Angeles judge Tuesday sentenced a 33-year-old man to multiple life terms in prison for killing four people at a San Fernando Valley restaurant more than six years ago. (Credit: Handout via L.A. Nerses Arthur Galstyan was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and other charges in connection with a mass shooting at a Valley Village restaurant in 2010. Atty.

Louisiana Declares Public Health Emergency Surrounding Small Town’s Drinking Water

She blames him for financial problems that stalled the new water management system that was planned for installation this year. John, Louisiana. 16, Louisiana Gov. Joseph has experienced water problems for years due to the poorly maintained and deteriorating water distribution system. “The town of St. John Bel Edwards declared a public health emergency in the town after two of 13 site samples the day before showed elevated levels of lead, which was absent from water samples at the start of the year. He called the late completion “a glitch.”
A new mayor takes over in January, one who, Thornton hopes, will address the town’s water management issue immediately. Monday, Edwards visited St. Joseph, Edward Brown, who has been mayor since 2000. Joseph along with state health officials, urging residents to use bottled water for brushing teeth and food preparation. The state is handing out 3 liters of drinking water per person per day for the next 30 days, he said, as officials attempt to test water from every running water source. State health officials said then it was not dangerous. On Dec. (Credit: Janet Thornton via CNN)
“We don’t have a lot of money,” she said, “so we just boil the water on the stove for our dogs. “Right now, we’re buying gallon jugs to wash our hair and using adult washrags to bathe because our water is only good for flushing toilets,” Thornton said. “Most people are farmers and there is not a lot of money in this town,” she said. No one has told us if that’s OK.”
This past spring, the town of St. Jimmy Guidry. Now, a few months later, water in this Louisiana town of about 1,000 shows high amounts of lead in some samples, and it may be dangerous. Neither she nor her husband have received the 6 liters of water allocated to their household since the Public Health Emergency was issued by the governor. A bottle left by health officials from Baton Rouge to collect samples sat on her porch Tuesday, Thornton said. Thornton doesn’t blame Edwards, but rather the outgoing mayor of St. The audit also found Brown had sole control over construction contracts and awarded contracts to his cousin, Bobby Conner, amounting to $127,058 over five years. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is asking people not to drink the tap water for at least 30 days, according to State Health Officer Dr. Each week for months, Janet Thornton has spent $20 to buy drinking water for her husband and herself. But Guidry said he is not worried about the absorption of lead through the skin. Frequent breaks in the water distribution system provide a potential health risk because of the drop in water pressure,” the release added. “We completed the audit this June and the money was released,” Brown told CNN. “I’m so glad they voted Mayor Brown out,” she said. Last year, the state committed $6 million to help fix the town’s roughly 90-year-old water infrastructure. In March 2016, Brown was accused of mismanaging and misappropriating funds, according to an investigative audit by the state legislative auditor. But the town couldn’t access the money until the mayor turned in his annual town audit, which was due Dec. Two other residences had elevated levels of copper, according to a Friday release from the governor’s office. Water comes out of a faucet in St. 31, 2015. Joseph was dealing with “not aesthetically pleasing” brown water running through residents’ faucets. Thornton and her husband still receive a $50 water bill every month. “Lots of people don’t have vehicles, so my guess is they’re drinking and bathing in this water.”

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