Month: January 2017

‘Bachelor’ recap: Nick breaks the rules with Rachel

Instead of just letting the situation lie, Corrine ran off to Nick and told him what Taylor said to her. Yes! This lady may be a top contender! They gave them umbrellas and got Nick and Rachel to join in. Nick said it was the most difficult decision he’s had to make since he’s been on the show. Rachel met up with Nick downtown and went for a walk through the public market. It was funny, they asked it if Nick would get engaged and it didn’t move. That’s big! Maybe there could be a place for her in “Paradise.” The remaining ladies learned they would be traveling with Nick to New Orleans! Nick told her, “I might be breaking rules here, but I’m super into you.” Wow! A date card arrived at the hotel and it read, “Josephine, Alexis, Kristina, Raven, Jaime, Vanessa, Danielle M., Whitney, Jasmine, and Danielle L. Then they both talked about how in love their parents still are with each other, and how in today’s world that can be a rare thing. They danced and kissed, as the other women looked out the hotel’s window and saw them in action! On the group date, the ladies showed up to a haunted mansion with actors inside that put on quite a show. When Chris Harrison arrived at the hotel in New Orleans he revealed that there would be a two-on-one date this week! They strolled hand-in-hand and eventually made their way to a cafe. (last week)13) Raven (last week) Sarah and Astrid got cut. As evening fell, Nick and Rachel headed to Mardi Gras World, where parade floats are displayed and stored for the big parade in New Orleans. Then it was time for the rose ceremony. One big thing that happened is that Raven told Nick that she was falling for him! The rest of the women waiting for the rose ceremony thought that the two of them were ridiculous for getting into drama just before Nick was going to make some important decisions. They tried on masks, sampled food, and looked at souvenirs. She revealed to Nick that she had been to New Orleans for a funeral just a few months before and it put life into perspective for her. He left behind a date card that read, “Rachel, Where have you beignet all my life?” That meant that Rachel got a one-on-one date with Nick! Taylor hugged Nick and then sat at the table alone while Corrine and Nick walked off together, boarded a boat, and zipped away down the bayou. As they asked it about “May” it moved around and the lights flickered and went out. “The relationship will be filled with whipped cream and lies!” Taylor said of Corrine. So does Taylor’s outburst work? Then it was time to give out the group date rose, and he decided to give it to Danielle M. Sarah seems like a nice girl, it’s too bad! Ha – I’m sorry Taylor, but Corrine is way more entertaining. Nick gave roses to: 1) Whitney2) Danielle M.3) Jasmine4) Rachel5) Jaime6) Josephine7) Vanessa8) Alexis9) Corrine10) Taylor11) Kristina (last week)12) Danielle L. They then moved onto a bar where there was a live band playing and they danced and had a great time! So that seemed a little distracting. She dropped the L-bomb! They sat down to a romantic, private dinner among the floats. Nick said that his chemistry with Rachel is “explosive.” They chomped down on some beignets while they sipped coffee and powdered sugar was everywhere! The preview says that two people go home? Chad maybe? They spent the rest of the first part of their date exploring the area and kissing. That’s big! Wow! We’ll have to wait and see. Till death do us part.” That meant that Corrine and Taylor would be going on the two-on-one date! A marching band went down the street and the happy couple looked on. Also, Nick apparently has a mental breakdown and he says that the process may not work and cries in front of all of the remaining women. Nick sat down to a table with both ladies and decided to keep CORRINE! NEW YORK — This week resumed with Taylor and Corrine’s fight over whether or not Corrine was smart enough or mature enough to get married. Taylor showed up and said, “I need to talk to you!” to Nick! There was a ghost or spirit named “May” that is haunting the place. They go into the bayou and they get tarot card readings! Nick attempted to chat with the women during the date, but suspicious, scary things kept happening. In an odd way of ending things, Taylor headed back to the tarot card people where they cleansed her and she said that she wouldn’t leave without “speaking her piece.” Remind you of anyone? who he had great one-on-one time with but poor Raven! Rachel said it was the best time she’d ever had on a date. He picked up the date rose and gave it to her. While Corrine and Nick had a romantic dinner, Taylor went on the warpath, determined to take Corrine down. Then Corrine and Taylor both took turns trash talking each other to Nick. Nick looks like he’s taking this very seriously. As they had drinks in the mansion, someone pulls out an Ouija board. Then it was time for the two-on-one!

Chase from Lincoln Heights to Commerce ends in crash

(KABC) — Police chased a reckless driving suspect from the Lincoln Heights area to Commerce, before she crashed into another car as she ran through an intersection.After the crash, the suspect exited the vehicle and promptly surrendered to police. COMMERCE, Calif. She quickly exited her car, walked toward the officers, put her hands on her head, got down on the ground and surrendered. After smashing into a car in the intersection, the driver hit a telephone pole in front of a Carl’s Jr. Video: Reckless driving suspect smashes into car after running through Commerce intersection https://t.co/DPVzEzT5uw pic.twitter.com/NgOTeQxzF8— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) January 31, 2017 DEVELOPING: We will provide updates as they become available. and stopped. The chase went over surface streets in Lincoln East Los Angeles and Lincoln Heights, and onto the 710 and 5 freeways before the driver exited the freeway and crashed in Commerce.The crash was at Telegraph Road and Camfield Avenue.

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Placentia man arrested for 9th alleged DUI in 6 years

He was also charged with driving on a license that had been suspended for DUI, driving without a court-ordered ignition interlock device and violation of DUI probation.They say he is currently on post-release community supervision for a prior felony DUI. They found a vehicle had crashed into a Southern California Edison electrical box and was on top of the box with live wires underneath.After an investigation, officers arrested the driver, Haskayne, for driving under the influence.Police say he had eight prior DUI convictions in Orange County since 2011, making the latest case a felony. (KABC) — A Placentia man who crashed into a power pole was arrested Sunday for what police said was his ninth DUI since 2011.Placentia police say they found Derek Stacy Haskayne, 52, of Placentia, at the scene of a collision between a vehicle and an electrical box. PLACENTIA, Calif. He was booked into the Orange County Jail and was being held on no bail because of a probation hold.Anyone with more information about the collision is asked to call Placentia police at (714) 993-8157 or call Orange County Crime Stoppers anonymously at (855) TIP-OCCS. Officers were called to the scene of a collision at 6:05 p.m. in the 100 block of South Lakeview Avenue.

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Boy from Philippines will have much to smile about after face surgery

It’s a very teeny muscle that we get,” Azizzadeh described.The new muscle will be attached to the nerves and blood vessels. (KABC) — An 11-year-old boy from the Philippines came to California for a chance at a new life.Ryder Reddig was born with a disfiguring tumor, but his adoptive parents sought out the help of local plastic surgeons. And the nerves in Ryder’s ankle are just the right length.”Once that nerve is activated and it takes anywhere from three to six months, we will then go get a muscle from his inner thighs. Surgery in the Philippines resulted in facial paralysis and left him blind in one eye.But life changed when he came to the U.S.Ryder met his adoptive parents, Quinn and Alyson Reddig and his future siblings Addison and Jadyn. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. He’s the missing piece to the puzzle,” said Quinn Reddig.Since the adoption, his mother searched for top doctors to help Ryder with his many challenges.”He’s had some struggles with children teasing and bullying,” said Alyson Reddig.Money is also a challenge, but facial plastic surgeon Dr. To make Ryder’s smile complete, Azizzadeh needs a long enough nerve graft to string from cheek to cheek. The entire process will take a year and a half.In the meantime, Ryder loves his new family – and playing the trombone.To be a part of Ryder’s journey, you can learn how to donate here. “We felt like he fit into our family. Babak Azizzadeh agreed to donate his surgical fee.”Fixing his paralysis is going to involve multiple surgeries,” explained Azizzadeh. The result was a facial tumor that covered the right side of his face.He ended up in an orphanage after his parents abandoned him. It’s called a gracilis muscle. While Ryder has much to smile about, right now he can only smile half way.”It was really important for us just to help him feel confident in himself, in his image and his appearance,” said his adoptive mother Alyson Reddig.Ryder was born in the Philippines with a rare deformity as the bones of his skull didn’t close completely.

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Driver gives emotional apology to family of autistic teen who died on hot Whittier bus

“Every day I’m living through that excruciating moment again and again.”The Lees refused to acknowledge Ramirez’s tearful apology. “As I stand here this moment, I feel my sincerity when I tell you guys as a family I am so sorry. NORWALK, Calif. I’m so sorry for the fatal mistake that I made with Paul,” he said.That fatal mistake left Paul Lee’s mother inconsolable. (KABC) — During his sentencing, a bus driver made an emotional apology to the family of a teen with autism who was found dead after being left on a hot bus in Whittier.Armando Ramirez was sentenced to a two-year prison term as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors after he failed to make sure 19-year-old Paul Lee got off the bus on a hot September day back in 2015. Paul Lee, who had autism and couldn’t speak, died after being left on the bus for hours as the temperature soared.”I wish I could somehow remove their suffering, and yet there is nothing I can do or say right now that could return Paul to them, and I know that,” Ramirez said to the court on Monday as he held back tears.Ramirez cried as he listened to Paul Lee’s parents describe the enormity of their loss.”It’s been 507 days since my beloved son Paul was taken from us,” Eun Ha Lee, Paul’s mother said without looking at Ramirez. Ramirez said he would not ask for their forgiveness. Eun Ha Lee said she doesn’t want to leave the house because seeing a school bus would be too painful.”I will live out my life in pain and suffering and sadness having lost my son because of someone else’s unconscionable carelessness,” Eun Ha Lee said.Paul Lee’s death resulted in new state legislation that requires an alarm system for every school bus in California. A driver is required to walk to the back of the bus and press a button before exiting the vehicle.

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California Dream Eater gets to sample the best of state’s cuisine

“My life was changed in Long Beach at the Attic on Broadway with Mac ‘n’ Cheetos,” said Ramsey.Dine LA just ended and there’s just a few more days left to celebrate California Restaurant Month.It’s a way for the tourism board a way to offer your tastebuds and your wallet some incentives to eat out.”Over 30 cities, and in LA alone over 300 restaurants coming together. He was sent to try fresh oysters, lobster roll and fries.”I just ate the Whoopie Pie. Creating specialty menus, culinary events, deals,” said Ramsey.Boosting mood and the economy in January after the holiday rush is a tasty one at that. Ramsey is called the California Dream Eater. WEST HOLLYWOOD (KABC) — Chase Ramsey gets to travel across California and eat at all the best places.Nice work if you can get it. produce plus we’re the nation’s main supplier of almonds, olive oil and wine. Incredible,” said Ramsey.California grows 80 percent of U.S. Add to that our melting pot population of creative chefs who help to make California cuisine famous.Ramsey’s eating adventures take him from Sacramento to San Diego, chewing the fat on social media and sharing his dining details along the way.That means vegan buffalo wings in Stockton and Baja fish tacos in La Jolla.”On our road trip through California we’ve taken three-hour detours because of that thing,” he said.No surprise he has favorites. Visit California created by California’s tourism board developed this clever concept to get people excited about dining out.”People can add me on Instagram @CaliforniaDreamEater and tell me the best places to eat and I will hunt it down and eat it for them,” said Ramsey.In town to promote California Restaurant Month, Ramsey noshed at Connie and Ted’s, a popular West Hollywood seafood spot.

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Hollywood Hills debris flow takes out power lines, threatens homes

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said about 340 customers were without power. The incident is in the 8100 block of Laurel View Drive, near Crescent Heights Boulevard. Credit: @LAFD pic.twitter.com/wet3Yre0qs— Elex Michaelson (@abc7elex) January 31, 2017 Fire crews that responded to the area say they were able to walk people out of one of the affected homes who had called 911 because they were unable to exit on their own.It appears no was injured in the landslide.Five homes were evacuated as a precaution. The backyard of a home on Hillside Avenue slid down onto the front yard of two homes on Laurel View, officials said, but did not enter the homes. The debris did bury at least one vehicle.The homes themselves appeared to escape major damage, officials said. A look at the Hollywood Hills landslide. Officials are still trying to evaluate the conditions to see if there is a risk of additional flows and damage to more homes.Traffic is continuing to be allowed to move on nearby Laurel Canyon. HOLLYWOOD HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A hillside gave way in the Hollywood Hills Monday evening, sending mud and debris tumbling down into the yards of at least two homes.The landslide buried two power poles and took down power lines, creating a power outage in the neighborhood. Thankfully, no one was hurt.

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Council on American-Islamic Relations files lawsuit challenging Trump executive order

IRVINE, Calif. (KABC) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations announced it has filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees.Flanked by a dozen different groups, officials with CAIR said it was calling to question the constitutionality of the order and was working with other civil rights groups to help those impacted. “They go through multiple levels of screenings.” Officials at the University of California, Irvine, said they were checking their legal options to try to protect students and faculty from the executive order targeting seven Muslim-majority countries.They’ve recommended that students and staff from those countries not travel outside the U.S.”Be very cautious about doing that because if you do you may not be able to come back, but also trying to ascertain whether or not we have people on current travel now on university business who are outside the country that we may need to monitor,” Dr. We do not know exactly how many people have been detained in an unlawful manner,” Caitlin Sanderson, staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union stated.White House Press Secretary defended the president’s action during a press conference on Monday.”There were 325,000 people that came into this country over a 24-hour period from another country, 109 of them were stopped for additional screening. Spicer addressed the media after protests erupted in several cities across the country over the weekend, including thousands of demonstrators who descended on the Los Angeles International Airport who disrupted traffic.MORE: President Donald Trump says his order didn’t cause weekend airport chaos”Since becoming president, he’s continued to take steps through executive order and other ways to make sure that this country is as safe as it can be and we’re ahead of every threat,” Spicer continued.But CAIR officials said the additional screening wasn’t necessary.MORE: Refugee family at LAX awaits arrival of cancer-stricken mother”Refugees coming to America are the most vetted of all those entering into our country,” Ayloush proclaimed. “Make no mistake, whatever language is used in this executive order, Muslims are the sole target of that order,” Hussam Ayloush, the executive director CAIR-LA said.MORE: Man kept from seeing wife, son in Los Angeles due to travel ban”It is unfortunately impossible to know the full scope of the problem. We’ve got to keep this in proportion,” Spicer exclaimed. Thomas Parham, vice chancellor for student affairs at UC Irvine explained.

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Hollywood Hills homes, power lines damaged in debris flow

It also left homes dangerously perched on the edge of the hill. The incident is in the 8100 block of Laurel View Drive, near Crescent Heights Boulevard.Fire crews that responded to the area say it appears no was injured in the landslide.Officials are still trying to evaluate the conditions to see if there is a risk of additional flows and damage to more homes.Traffic is continuing to be allowed to move on nearby Laurel Canyon. DEVELOPING: We will provide updates as they become available. HOLLYWOOD HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A hillside gave way in the Hollywood Hills Monday evening, sending mud and debris tumbling down and damaging at least two homes.The landslide buried two power poles and took down power lines, creating a power outage in the neighborhood.

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Trump fires acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to defend executive order

refugee program and banned all entries from seven Muslim-majority nations for 90 days.In a startling combative response, White House spokesman Sean Spicer challenged those opposed to the measure to resign.”They should either get with the program or they can go,” Spicer said.The blowback underscored Trump’s tenuous relationship with his own national security advisers, many of whom he met for the first time during the transition, as well as with the government bureaucracy he now leads.MORE: 3K protesters descend on LAX for 2nd day in opposition of Trump travel banWhile Trump outlined his plan for temporarily halting entry to the U.S. It’s a process that can be frustratingly slow but is aimed at avoiding unintended consequences.On Capitol Hill, lawmakers in Trump’s party sought to distance themselves from the wide-ranging order.MORE: Trump defends executive order amid protests, says ‘This is not a Muslim ban’While Spicer said “appropriate committees and leadership offices” on Capitol Hill were consulted, GOP lawmakers said their offices had no hand in drafting the order and no briefings from the White House on how it would work.”I think they know that it could have been done in a better way,” Corker said of the White House.The executive order was largely crafted by Steve Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist, and Stephen Miller, a young policy adviser and former congressional aide to Trump’s pick for attorney general, Sen. legal permanent residents were detained at airports, some agencies were moving swiftly to try to clean up after the White House.Homeland Security, the agency tasked with implementing much of the refugee ban, clarified that customs and border agents should allow legal residents to enter the country.The Pentagon was trying to exempt Iraqis who worked alongside the U.S. officials.Tennessee Sen. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to serve in her place. “There are a number of people in Iraq who have worked for us in a partnership role, whether fighting alongside us or working as translators, often doing so at great peril to themselves,” said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman.Policies with such broad reach are typically vetted by affected agencies and subject to review by multiple agencies. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she announced she would not defend his controversial immigration order.He is naming Dana Boente, U.S. citizens or by individuals whose families weren’t from the nations singled out in the order.The president has privately acknowledged flaws in the rollout, according to a person with knowledge of his thinking.MORE: President Donald Trump says his order didn’t cause weekend airport chaosBut he’s also blamed the media – his frequent target – for what he believes are reports exaggerating the dissent and the number of people actually affected.Trump has also said he believes the voters who carried him to victory support the plan as a necessary step to safeguard the nation. Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations committee, said that despite White House assurances that congressional leaders were consulted, he learned about the order in the media.PHOTOS: Demonstrators protest President Trump’s immigration policy The fallout was immediate: Friction between Trump and his top advisers and a rush by the Pentagon to seek exemptions to the policy.The White House approach also sparked an unusually public clash between a president and the civil servants tasked with carrying out his policy.A large group of American diplomats circulated a memo voicing their opposition to the order, which temporarily halted the entire U.S. refugee program and bars immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries.Trump has picked Sen. from countries with terror ties during the campaign, the confusing way in which it finally was crafted stunned some who have joined his team.Mattis, who stood next to Trump during Friday’s signing ceremony, is said to be particularly incensed. officials and others with knowledge of the Cabinet’s thinking insisted on anonymity in order to disclose the officials’ private views.Trump’s order pauses America’s entire refugee program for four months and indefinitely bans all those from war-ravaged Syria.Critics dispute the president’s assertion that the policy is needed to keep Americans safe, noting that recent acts of extremist violence have been carried out either by U.S. Sally Yates has been relieved.— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) January 31, 2017 The statement calls Yates an Obama administration appointee “who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration.”Trump’s order from Friday temporarily suspends the U.S. Jeff Sessions to lead the Justice Department, but he has yet to be confirmed by the SenateStill, Yates’ abrupt decision deepened the chaos surrounding Trump’s order.At least three top national security officials – Defense Secretary James Mattis, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Rex Tillerson, who is awaiting confirmation to lead the State Department – have told associates they were not aware of details of directive until around the time Trump signed it.Leading intelligence officials were also left largely in the dark, according to U.S. Jeff Sessions.Spicer insisted the advisers had kept departments “in the loop at the level necessary,” but he sidestepped questions about whether Cabinet secretaries were directly involved in the process.Some Trump supporters defended the president, saying his actions should not have come as a surprise given his positions during the campaign.”Nothing he did over the weekend was new,” said Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker and an informal adviser.He conceded that coordination could have been better, but he said Trump’s vow to quickly bring change to Washington will sometimes mean he needs to prioritize fast action over broad consultation.”If you’re the reformer, you need the momentum,” Gingrich said. A senior U.S. The White House press office says in a statement Monday that Yates “has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States.” .@POTUS has named Dana Boente, US Attorney for the Eastern District of VA as Acting Attorney General. And he’s dismissed objectors as attention-seeking rabble-rousers and grandstanding politicians.After a chaotic weekend during which some U.S. and coalition forces from the 90-day ban on entry from the predominantly Muslim countries. official said Mattis, along with Joint Chiefs Chairman Joseph Dunford, was aware of the general concept of Trump’s order but not the details.Tillerson has told the president’s political advisers that he was baffled over not being consulted on the substance of the order.U.S.

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Trump travel ban triggers worry, protests at LAX

airports. Those who had family members detained described the policy as inhumane and unjust.The White House has also clarified that people who have green cards will not be denied entry to the United States, but may face extra questions before entering. Sunday night as families were reunited with members who had been detained for extra questioning, thousands of people protested at LAX, blocking the upper and lower levels for vehicle traffic.The Department of Homeland Security said it is working with airlines to prevent people who won’t be allowed in the country under Trump’s order from getting onto airplanes in foreign countries in the first place, looking to reduce problems at U.S. LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Protests are continuing at LAX and other airports around the country where refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries are being detained under an executive order from President Donald Trump.Immigration attorneys gathered at Los Angeles International Airport and held signs offering help to anyone who has been detained under Trump’s order.

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Many concussions among football players sustained in practice, study finds

“Over the next few years there’s going to be an amazing growth in the knowledge about what is a concussion, what are the different types of concussions and different ways to treat them. The results have led to better helmets.”If you look at the inside of a football helmet today at UCLA or USC compared to what it looked like five years ago, night and day (difference),” Scott said.The study found that among football players, many injuries were sustained during drills. One solution was to limit contact during practices. What are the potential long-term implications?”Sensors in helmets were yielding more data about the frequency and intensity of hits. Many college teams have also placed spotters in the skybox who watch for signs of trouble, such as disorientation and dizziness.Another change in concussion protocol has been healing time. Officials used to recommend six and a half days, but there were many repeat injuries.Now officials recommend about 14 days.Coaches said athletes were self-reporting more often because the players know they could return to competition healthier.The results of multiple studies were scheduled to be released over the next nine months. That’s why the NCAA and the Department of Defense teamed up to share information and even shape public health policy. WESTWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A concussion study that is being heralded as the largest ever conducted has revealed startling revelations about the connection between sports and head injuries.Researchers who gathered at the University of California, Los Angeles, on Friday pointed to a knowledge gap when it comes to concussions. There were 11,000 student-athletes and cadets being monitored in some fashion under the study.”I believe we’re at a tipping point,” Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott said.

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Suspect in San Pedro reality contestant’s murder pleads not guilty

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The man accused of killing a former reality show contestant pleaded not guilty to a murder charge on Monday.Jackie Jerome Rogers, 34, appeared at the Inglewood courthouse for the arraignment hearing. If convicted, he faces 26 years to life in prison.City News Service contributed to this report. Prosecutors allege Rogers beat Naegle, 36, to death after they left a party together, and then buried her body in the back yard of his Lennox home.Authorities say after questioning, Rogers led them to his home in Lennox, where they found Naegle’s body. Rogers claimed he was having an affair with Naegle, who was married, but her family doubts his claim. Rogers, who was one of Naegle’s nursing students, was being held on $2 million bail and is due back in court March 2. The felony complaint includes a special allegation accusing Rogers of using a hammer to kill Lisa Marie Naegle in December 2016.

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Quebec mosque shooting: Suspect charged with 6 counts of murder

“Security at our mosque was our major, major concern,” he said. Authorities, who initially named two suspects, said the other man taken into custody was a witness to the attack and was released earlier Monday. Trudeau oversaw the arrival of more than 39,000 Syrian refugees soon after he was elected.The mayor of Gatineau, Quebec, near Canada’s capital of Ottawa, said there would be an increased police presence at mosques around his city following the attack. It’s a terrible reminder of why we must remain vigilant and why the president is taking steps to be pro-active, rather than reactive when it comes to our nation’s safety and security,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer said.The victims were businessmen, a university professor and others who had gathered for evening prayers, said Mohamed Labidi, the vice president of the mosque.”‘It’s a very, very big tragedy for us,” Labidi said tearfully. Practicing Muslims do not eat pork.Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaume, appearing shaken, said: “No person should have to pay with their life, for their race, their color, their sexual orientation or their religious beliefs.”Worshipper Ali Hamadi said he left the mosque a few minutes before the shooting and a friend, Abdelkrim Hassen, was killed. The dead ranged in age from 39 to 60.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard both characterized the attack as a terrorist act, which came amid heightened tensions worldwide over Trump’s travel ban on seven Muslim countries. “We condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms. One was a work colleague who was a father of three little girls, he said.”I don’t know what to say, I just hope that his family and his children can have the patience to accept what happened,” Dridi saidTrudeau had earlier reacted to Trump’s visa ban for people from some Muslim-majority countries by tweeting Saturday: “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. We have to recognize that and fight them,” Couillard said at a news conference in Quebec City at which he and Muslim leaders held hands in a display of solidarity. President Donald Trump on his Facebook page, was known to those who monitor extremist groups in Quebec, said Franois Deschamps, an official with a refugee advocacy group. “The Muslim community was the target of this murderous attack,” Couillard said, adding that solidarity rallies would be held across Quebec later Monday.The mosque has been a target of hate crimes in the past, including last summer when pig’s head was left on its doorstep during Ramadan, when Muslims fast from dawn to sunset. QUEBEC CITY — A French Canadian known for far-right, nationalist views was charged Monday with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder over the shooting rampage at a Quebec City mosque that Canada’s prime minister called an act of terrorism against Muslims.Suspect Alexandre Bissonnette made a brief court appearance and did not enter a plea in the attack that left six people dead during evening prayers Sunday. In addition to the six dead, 19 people were wounded – all men. Le Pen, leader of the National Front in France, is known for her anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant positions and has won the endorsement and admiration of white supremacists.Canada is generally welcoming toward immigrants and all religions, but the French-speaking province of Quebec has had a long-simmering debate about race and religious accommodation. “We have a sadness we cannot express.”He said the victims were shot in the back. Witnesses described chaos as worshippers scrambled to find friends and loved ones, as police responding to the scene called for backup.Couillard said he would “not go there” when asked if he blamed recent rhetoric in in the U.S. The previous separatist government of the province called for a ban on ostentatious religious symbols, such as the hijab, in public institutions.Trudeau said in Parliament the victims were targeted simply because of their religion and spoke directly to the more than 1 million Muslims who live in Canada, saying, “We are with you.””Thirty-six million hearts are breaking with yours,” Trudeau said. “Know that we value you.”The prime minister later attended a vigil outside the mosque.The suspect was arrested in his car on a bridge near d’Orleans, where he called 911 to say he wanted to cooperate with police. Police did not give a motive for the attack.Trump called Trudeau to express condolences to the Canadian people and to offer any assistance that might be needed.The White House pointed to the attack as an example of why Trump’s policies were needed. Of the five victims who remained hospitalized, two were in critical condition, authorities said. He said Hassen, who worked in information technology for the government, had three daughters and a wife, whom he had to notify of the death.Majdi Dridi of the Muslim Association of Canada said he knew two of the victims. for the attack.”Quebec is a good, generally loving society, but we have these devils as other societies have. Wearing a white prisoner jump suit, his hands and feet shackled, he stared down at the floor and fidgeted, but did not speak. “But we were caught off guard.”The shooting took place just before 8 p.m. They said they did not believe there were other suspects but were investigating. The 27-year-old suspect, who has espoused support for the French far-right party of Marine Le Pen and had liked U.S. Sunday. The New York Police Department also said it was stepping up patrols at mosques and other houses of worship. “It’s with pain and anger that we learn the identity of terrorist Alexandre Bissonnette, unfortunately known to many activists in Quebec for taking nationalist, pro-Le Pen and anti-feminist positions at Laval University and on social media,” Deschamps wrote on the Facebook page of the group, Bienvenues aux Refugiés, or Welcome to Refugees.An anthropology and political science major at Laval University in Quebec City, Bissonnette had also expressed support on his Facebook profile for “Génération Nationale,” a group whose manifesto includes the rejection of “multiculturalism.”More than 50 people were at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre when the shooting erupted. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada.”Trudeau also posted a picture of himself greeting a Syrian child at Toronto’s airport in late 2015.

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Boy Scouts to allow transgender children in scouting programs

A transgender child in Secaucus, New Jersey, was asked late last year to leave his Scout troop after parents and leaders found out he is transgender.DEVELOPING: We will provide more details as they become available. DALLAS — The Boy Scouts of America says it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys-only programs.The organization announced Monday that it had made the decision to base enrollment in boys-only programs on the gender a child or parent lists on the application to become a scout. The organization had previously held a policy that relied on the gender listed on a child’s birth certificate.A spokeswoman for the organization says it made the decision based on states and communities changing how gender is defined.

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11K participating in largest concussion study ever conducted

Many college teams have also placed spotters in the skybox who watch for signs of trouble, such as disorientation and dizziness.Another change in concussion protocol has been healing time. One solution was to limit contact during practices. There were 11,000 student-athletes and cadets being monitored in some fashion under the study.”I believe we’re at a tipping point,” Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott said. Officials used to recommend six and a half days, but there were many repeat injuries.Now officials recommend about 14 days.Coaches said athletes were self-reporting more often because the players know they could return to competition healthier.The results of multiple studies were scheduled to be released over the next nine months. WESTWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Experts gathered at the University of California, Los Angeles, on Friday to reveal parts of what’s being called the largest concussion study ever conducted.Researchers pointed to a knowledge gap when it comes to concussions, which was why the NCAA and the Department of Defense teamed up to share information and even shape public health policy. What are the potential long-term implications?”Sensors in helmets were yielding more data about the frequency and intensity of hits. The results have led to better helmets.”If you look at the inside of a football helmet today at UCLA or USC compared to what it looked like five years ago, night and day (difference),” Scott said.The study found that among football players, many injuries were sustained during drills. “Over the next few years there’s going to be an amazing growth in the knowledge about what is a concussion, what are the different types of concussions and different ways to treat them.

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Acting attorney general says DOJ will not defend refugee executive order

A senior U.S. officials.Tennessee Sen. and coalition forces from the 90-day ban on entry from the predominantly Muslim countries. Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations committee, said that despite White House assurances that congressional leaders were consulted, he learned about the order in the media.The fallout was immediate: Friction between Trump and his top advisers and a rush by the Pentagon to seek exemptions to the policy.The White House approach also sparked an unusually public clash between a president and the civil servants tasked with carrying out his policy.A large group of American diplomats circulated a memo voicing their opposition to the order, which temporarily halted the entire U.S. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman.Policies with such broad reach are typically vetted by affected agencies and subject to review by multiple agencies. legal permanent residents were detained at airports, some agencies were moving swiftly to try to clean up after the White House.Homeland Security, the agency tasked with implementing much of the refugee ban, clarified that customs and border agents should allow legal residents to enter the country.The Pentagon was trying to exempt Iraqis who worked alongside the U.S. from countries with terror ties during the campaign, the confusing way in which it finally was crafted stunned some who have joined his team.Mattis, who stood next to Trump during Friday’s signing ceremony, is said to be particularly incensed. citizens or by individuals whose families weren’t from the nations singled out in the order.The president has privately acknowledged flaws in the rollout, according to a person with knowledge of his thinking.But he’s also blamed the media – his frequent target – for what he believes are reports exaggerating the dissent and the number of people actually affected.Trump has also said he believes the voters who carried him to victory support the plan as a necessary step to safeguard the nation. Still, Yates’ abrupt decision deepened the chaos surrounding Trump’s order.At least three top national security officials – Defense Secretary James Mattis, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Rex Tillerson, who is awaiting confirmation to lead the State Department – have told associates they were not aware of details of directive until around the time Trump signed it.Leading intelligence officials were also left largely in the dark, according to U.S. “There are a number of people in Iraq who have worked for us in a partnership role, whether fighting alongside us or working as translators, often doing so at great peril to themselves,” said Navy Capt. WASHINGTON — Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, a Democratic appointee, directed Justice Department attorneys not to defend President Donald Trump’s controversial executive refugee and immigration ban, declaring Monday that she was not convinced that the order was lawful.Her directive was likely to be temporary, given that Sen. Sessions is awaiting Senate confirmation. Jeff Sessions, Trump’s pick for attorney general, will likely move to uphold the president’s policy. refugee program and banned all entries from seven Muslim-majority nations for 90 days.In a startling combative response, White House spokesman Sean Spicer challenged those opposed to the measure to resign.”They should either get with the program or they can go,” Spicer said.The blowback underscored Trump’s tenuous relationship with his own national security advisers, many of whom he met for the first time during the transition, as well as with the government bureaucracy he now leads.While Trump outlined his plan for temporarily halting entry to the U.S. And he’s dismissed objectors as attention-seeking rabble-rousers and grandstanding politicians.After a chaotic weekend during which some U.S. officials and others with knowledge of the Cabinet’s thinking insisted on anonymity in order to disclose the officials’ private views.Trump’s order pauses America’s entire refugee program for four months and indefinitely bans all those from war-ravaged Syria.Critics dispute the president’s assertion that the policy is needed to keep Americans safe, noting that recent acts of extremist violence have been carried out either by U.S. Jeff Sessions.Spicer insisted the advisers had kept departments “in the loop at the level necessary,” but he sidestepped questions about whether Cabinet secretaries were directly involved in the process.Some Trump supporters defended the president, saying his actions should not have come as a surprise given his positions during the campaign.”Nothing he did over the weekend was new,” said Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker and an informal adviser.He conceded that coordination could have been better, but he said Trump’s vow to quickly bring change to Washington will sometimes mean he needs to prioritize fast action over broad consultation.”If you’re the reformer, you need the momentum,” Gingrich said. It’s a process that can be frustratingly slow but is aimed at avoiding unintended consequences.On Capitol Hill, lawmakers in Trump’s party sought to distance themselves from the wide-ranging order.While Spicer said “appropriate committees and leadership offices” on Capitol Hill were consulted, GOP lawmakers said their offices had no hand in drafting the order and no briefings from the White House on how it would work.”I think they know that it could have been done in a better way,” Corker said of the White House.The executive order was largely crafted by Steve Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist, and Stephen Miller, a young policy adviser and former congressional aide to Trump’s pick for attorney general, Sen. official said Mattis, along with Joint Chiefs Chairman Joseph Dunford, was aware of the general concept of Trump’s order but not the details.Tillerson has told the president’s political advisers that he was baffled over not being consulted on the substance of the order.U.S.

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1976 murder of Righteous Brothers singer’s ex-wife in in Hermosa Beach solved

#LASD says former wife of Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers was killed by Kenneth Troyer. Troyer was linked to the murder case through a DNA sample collected six years ago from a “first-degree” relative, sheriff’s Capt. Investigators were able to name Troyer as the killer after requesting another search last year, the sheriff said.”The familial DNA search is the only reason Troyer was identified in this horrific crime,” he said. LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Law enforcement officials from Los Angeles and Orange counties announced Monday that the cold case murder of Karen Klaas, ex-wife of famed singer Bill Medley, has been solved through the use of “familial” DNA testing.Klaas, 32, was found sexually assaulted, strangled and left unconscious in her Hermosa Beach home on Jan. A man was seen leaving her home at the time but Klaas’ killer was never located. 41-year-old cold case solved. County Sheriff’s Department. Steve Katz said.The captain declined to specify the family member’s relationship with Troyer, but said a father or son is an example of a first-degree relative. She was taken to a hospital, where she lay in a coma for five days before her death several days later. Troyer, who allegedly committed several sexual assaults and robberies, was fatally shot by authorities in Orange County in 1982. Klaas dropped off the child at daycare and went home on the day of the fatal attack, authorities said.When neighbors were unable to contact her, they became concerned and notified police. pic.twitter.com/jSAxygYcwc— Rob Hayes (@abc7robhayes) January 30, 2017 He was identified by a familial DNA search, a technology in which investigators scour law enforcement databases to find possible relatives of an individual suspected of a crime. Medley, best known as one of the Righteous Brothers with former singing partner Bobby Hatfield, thanked those who had worked for years to solve the case.”It’s been a long road, and we’re just thrilled that we can close the book on this,” Medley said, adding that he “became numb” when he initially learned the suspect’s identity had been discovered.Klaas remarried after her marriage with Medley. She and her new husband had a child who was 4 years old in late January 1976. 30, 1976, according to the L.A. Kenneth Troyer was named as the murder suspect during a news conference attended by Medley and other family members. Investigators ruled out her husband as a suspect.At the news conference, Orange County Sheriff Jim McDonnell praised the tenacity of homicide detectives who continued to work the case even after an initial familial DNA search in 2011 proved fruitless.

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Lexus driver wanted in deadly hit and run of bicyclist in Whittier

(KABC) — Investigators were searching for a driver wanted in connection with the deadly hit and run of a bicyclist in Whittier on Monday.Whittier police said a female driver hit a bicyclist in the 9100 block of Calmada Avenue north of Lambert Road at about 7:30 a.m. WHITTIER, Calif. Officials said the suspect’s vehicle had black and white paper plates. Authorities said the victim, described as a man, was struck near a bike trail.Nearby streets were closed off as detectives investigated the incident.The suspect’s vehicle was described as a newer pearl colored four-door Lexus with tinted windows. The vehicle should have front-end damage, according to police.If you have any information that could aid detectives in their investigation, you were urged to call the Whittier Police Department at (562) 567-9299.

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Mental evaluation ordered for man accused of fatally stabbing 3-year-old girl in downtown LA

31. Why did he cause us such great pain?”MORE: Man accused of fatally stabbing 3-year-old girl in downtown LA charged with murderUtuy didn’t utter a word while in court, and his attorney told the judge Utuy couldn’t rationally assist in his defense. “We didn’t talk to him or anything,” Ruby’s father, who asked to not be identified, told Eyewitness News. DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The man accused of stabbing a co-worker’s 3-year-old daughter to death at a downtown Los Angeles garment factory stood before a judge on Thursday.As Ricardo Utuy faced his day in court, the family of Ruby Vasquez continued to search for answers as to why she was fatally attacked on Oct. Moses Castillo with the Los Angeles Police Department explained.Officials said the 34-year-old had only been on the job in the 800 block of McGarry Street about two weeks when the attack happened.Investigators also accused Utuy of attempted murder in connection with the stabbing of a woman at another factory in March of 2016.The motive behind the attacks remained unclear, according to detectives. Investigators said they believed Alex was an acquaintance of Utuy and a victim who was afraid to come forward.”We are not worried about his status here in this country, but we want to be able to help him and bring justice for him as well,” Castillo explained.The victim’s father urged Alex to come forward with any information. “That’s the real hard question. She loved us so much,” he said. Utuy was ordered to undergo a mental evaluation.”The judge suspended all future proceedings until that issue can be addressed by another court,” Det. “Why did he do this to us? We don’t know the motive yet. We just know that it’s unprovoked and totally bizarre,” Castillo said.Police continued to search for a person named Alex. Ruby’s father said he visited her burial site before Christmas and said all his family had left of her was memories.”She was beautiful, very obedient and very smart.

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