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girlfriend-texting-death.jpgA Massachusetts woman who encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself in dozens of text messages and told him to "get back in" a truck filled with toxic gas faces up to 20 years in prison when a judge sentences her on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.

Michelle Carter was convicted in June by a judge who said her final instruction to Conrad Roy III caused his death. Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz will sentence Carter Thursday.

Carter was 17 when the 18-year-old Roy was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in July 2014.

In dozens of text messages, Carter urged Roy to follow through on his talk of taking his own life. "The time is right and you are ready ... just do it babe," Carter wrote in a text the day he killed himself.

The sensational trial was closely watched on social media, in part because of the insistent tone of Carter's text messages.

"You can't think about it. You just have to do it. You said you were gonna do it. Like I don't get why you aren't," Carter wrote in one text.

Carter's lawyer, Joseph Cataldo, argued that Roy was determined to kill himself and nothing Carter did could change that. He said Carter initially tried to talk Roy out of it and urged him to get professional help, but eventually went along with his plan. Cataldo also argued that Carter's words amounted to free speech protected by the First Amendment.

In convicting Carter, the judge focused his ruling on Carter telling Roy to "get back in" after he climbed out of his truck as it was filling with carbon monoxide and told her he was afraid.

The judge said those words constituted "wanton and reckless conduct" under the manslaughter statute.

Carter and Roy met in Florida in 2012 while both were on vacation with their families. After that, they only met in person a handful of times. Their relationship consisted mainly of texting.

Both teens struggled with depression. Carter had been treated for anorexia, and Roy had made earlier suicide attempts.

Roy's aunt has asked the judge to sentence Carter to the 20-year maximum. Carter's father said his daughter made "a tragic mistake," and is asking for probation and continued counseling.

Carter was tried as a youthful offender, so the judge has several options for sentencing. He can commit her to a Department of Youth Services facility until she turns 21 on Aug 11. He could also combine a DYS commitment with an adult sentence, or can give her an adult sentence of anything from probation to the maximum 20-year term.





 

Kim Kardashian faces $100 million lawsuit

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kim-kardashian-photo-1.jpgKim Kardashian West's company is being sued for $100 million.

Kim-sa-princesss, Inc. were hit with a patent infringement lawsuit on Monday over their promotion and the reality TV star's use of an illuminated phone case which she uses to take perfect selfies with her friends.

According to celebrity website TMZ, the complaint claims a man named Hoosh-mand Ha-rooni filed a patent for an ''integrated lighting accessory and case for a mobile phone device'' in 2013.

Kim is often promoting her Lu-Mee phone case on social media when she takes a selfie and now Snaplight, the company Hoosh-mand licensed his lighting phone case to, claim she is taking some of their profits so they want $100 million.

Snaplight insist it has been ''extremely difficult'' for them ''to compete in the selfie case market'' with the 36-year-old star promoting Lu-Mee to her 165 million social media followers.

However, a representative for Kim has insisted she has done ''absolutely nothing wrong''.





cayman-house-speaker-arrested-florida.jpgSpeaker of the House in the Cayman Islands and former Premier, McKeeva Bush was arrested earlier this week in the United States. According to Broward County court records in the state of Florida, McKeeva Bush, 62, was arrested by the Seminole police late Monday.

The public records state that he was arrested on a misdemeanor office that occurred at a casino.

"William McKeeva Bush was arrested by Seminole Police on Monday at 11:02 p.m. (local time) at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and charged with simple battery or misdemeanor battery," said Gary Bitner, a spokesman for Seminole Police department in statement to the Cayman COmpass.

The police records indicate that Bush was offered bail with a cash bond of US$1,000.

The arrest followed an interview with and sworn statement by the female employee victim and a review of surveillance video.

According to the arresting officer, the surveillance video showed Bush allegedly wrapped his arm around the victim's lower back and forcefully pulled the victim towards his direction.

"According to the arresting officer, the victim alleged [Mr. Bush] grabbed her buttocks while pulling her with his right arm."

Bush's Florida attorney, Keith Seltzer says ,a court date has not been set as the House Speaker has not been formally charged. Bush was overwhelmingly re-elected in the May general election in the Cayman Islands.





O J Simpson granted parole

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o-j-simpson-parole.jpgFormer US football star and actor OJ Simpson has been granted parole after nine years in a Nevada prison.

The 70 year-old's first words were "Thank you!" bowing his head as the commissioners approved him for release.

Simpson, who was acquitted for a double murder in 1995, has been serving time for armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and 11 other charges.

He is set to go free in October after being convicted of a 2007 confrontation at a Las Vegas hotel.





The controversy over Kathy Griffin's gory photo showing the fake, severed head of President Donald Trump will apparently never end. More than a month after the photo was released, the comedian is reportedly still under investigation.

Griffin "has been interviewed by the Secret Service, in-person, for over an hour," political journalist Yashar Ali reported in a tweet posted Monday. He added that the investigation is "still not closed."

HuffPost says that they reached out to Griffin's team for confirmation but did not immediately receive a response.

As Vulture notes, Griffin's lawyers confirmed in early June that the comedian was under investigation for the photo. The comedian also referenced a federal investigation herself in a recent tweet.

Kathy Griffin ✔ @kathygriffin

Hey, (I don't give a F anymore) 🖕🏻but @TMZ & Harvey Levin may u NEVER b under fed investigation like I am now. https://thinkprogress.org/tmz-quietly-became-americas-most-potent-pro-trump-media-outlet-bf703c24a68e ...

2:06 PM - 27 Jun 2017

After releasing the photo, Griffin faced an enormous amount of backlash from both sides of the aisle. She lost various jobs, including her New Year's Eve hosting gig with CNN, and also received death threats.


The comedian quickly apologized. Yet in a June 2 press conference held to explain her actions, she accused the Trump family of trying to ruin her life, calling the president a bully and stating that she would not back away from her criticism.


"You know what, I'm going to make fun of him more now," she said at the time.

For proof Griffin is following through on that promise, just look at her Twitter feed.

Kathy Griffin ✔ @kathygriffin

POTUS likes to punch down. Whether it's anchors, US Attorneys, or standup comics. Meanwhile, millions are about to lose health insurance.

3:03 PM - 29 Jun 2017





shooter-female-doctor-killed.jpgDetails are emerging of the horrifiying assault on a New York City hospital ward that left one doctor dead at the hands of a disgruntled former employee, as well as multiple people injured.

Dr. Tracy Tam was gunned down Friday when a former employee of Bronx Lebanon hospital hid an AR-15 style rifle under a lab coat and stormed the 16th floor.

In a sick twist to this story of a sanctuary turned deadly, officials have revealed that Dr. Tam wasn't even supposed to be at work at the time of her murder.

The 32-year-old Queens native was covering another doctor's shift when she was killed, WCBS reports. A loved one addressed the senseless slaying in a GoFundMe created to help pay for Tam's funeral.

"She worked extra hours without incentive just to hold hands of patients that are about to pass or just to talk to them and listen to their needs," the page reads. "Tracy Tam was an exceptional, and an extremely compassionate physician. She touched lives of many."

Dr. Henry Bello has been identified as the physician who opened fire on what were potentially former colleagues and others in the department where he once worked before taking his own life. Of the six victims injured, one was a patient and the other five were either doctors or medical students.

The most critical victim was transferred to Mt. Sinai Medical Center for surgery. By Sunday morning, hospital officials told reporters they were happy with the conditions of several of the victims.

"Three have been downgraded to stable, and doing quite well. We are happy with their condition," the hospital official said. "One particular patient is still critical."

In the aftermath, a picture of Bello is being pieced together from former co-workers who recall his uneven temperament.

"There are many, many details that we're still putting together," said Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a Friday press conference. "This was a horrible situation unfolding in a place that people associated with care and comfort, a situation that came out of nowhere."

In fact, it had been two years since Bello was let go and authorities aren't yet sure why he only snapped now and whether or not he was on a mission to kill someone specific when he entered the 16th floor.

What authorities do know is that Bello had a bizarre criminal history and, according to some who knew him, a difficult personality.

"We fired him because he was kind of crazy," Dr. Maureen Kwankam told the Daily News. "He promised to come back and kill us then."

More specifically, Bello was reportedly forced out amid sexual harassment allegations.

According to the AP, Bello also had a history of other, unrelated, aggressive behavior. IN 2004, he pleaded guilty to unlawful imprisonment after a 23-year-old woman told police Bello picked up and carried her off, saying, "You're coming with me."

He was arrested again in 2009 on a charge of unlawful surveillance after two different women told police he tried to look up their skirts with a mirror.

Bello's unhinged behavior reached a crescendo Friday when, the dead and injured in his wake, cops say he may have doused himself in accelerant and attempted to set himself on fire before sprinklers put out the flames.

Bello then subsequenty shot himself and collapsed in a hospital hallway, where he died with the rifle at his side, officials said.

Bello's body was near that of the female victim, later identified as Tam, according to NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill.

Officials have not released the identity of other victims.





China issued new regulations on Friday around online video content, directing streaming platforms to eliminate a range of programs in yet another tightening of controls on the Chinese Internet.

Among the films, dramas and cartoons targeted by the China Netcasting Services Assocation's (CNSA) rules are those "demonstrating 'abnormal' sexual relations or acts, such as... homosexuality."

Online video platforms must hire at least three "professional censors" to watch every program from beginning to end and remove those that do not adhere to "correct political and aesthetic standards," the regulations said.

Providers are called upon to produce programs that "center on the people and promote socialist values and Chinese culture."

The new rules come just one week after China ordered a halt to video streaming on three major websites.

According to China's media oversight body, the platforms -- including the massively popular Sina Weibo microblogging platform, iFeng.com and ACFUN -- did not possess the permits required for providing their audio-visual streams.

Authorities were directed to shut down offending audio-visual services "so as to create a cleaner cyberspace," China's State Administration of Press.





Shooter at Bronx hospital shot dead

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A gunman who opened fire inside a hospital in the Bronx borough of New York has reportedly been shot dead by the police.

The man, said to be dressed as a doctor, began shooting at the 972-bed Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, reports say.

At least three people are believed to have been shot.

Messages on social media spoke of doctors and nurses barricading themselves inside the building.

The New York Times quoted a fire department official as saying that three doctors had been shot. Their condition is not known.

Some reports say the gunman may have been a former employee but this has not been confirmed.

The 120-year-old hospital is in the Morris Heights district of the Bronx.





Gunman shoots several at Bronx hospital

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crime-scene-gun.jpgA gunman, who was dressed as a doctor, shot several people inside a hospital in the Bronx borough of New York on Friday, police said, amid reports that three doctors were hurt in the incident.

"We are actively looking for the shooter," a New York police spokesman said, adding: "It is a very active scene, we have not determined who the shooter is at this time."

"Multiple people were shot" in the incident at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, located north of Manhattan, the spokesman said.





hands-behind-bars.jpgA woman has been arrested in the US after allegedly locking her children, aged two and five, in the boot of her car while she went shopping.

US media report that Tori Castillo, 39, is facing child abuse charges and the children are now with their father.

Onlookers in the car park instructed the five-year-old on how to open the boot from the inside, reports say.

Passersby had noticed the car shaking and noise coming from inside where it was parked outside a Walmart.

The incident happened on Thursday in Riverdale, Utah. It is not clear how long the children were in the boot.





donald-trump-photo-1.jpgPresident Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump's disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.

The information the president relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said.

The partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia, and officials said Trump's decision to do so endangers cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State. After Trump's meeting, senior White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and the National Security Agency.

"This is code-word information," said a U.S. official familiar with the matter, using terminology that refers to one of the highest classification levels used by American spy agencies. Trump "revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies."

The revelation comes as the president faces rising legal and political pressure on multiple Russia-related fronts. Last week, he fired FBI Director James B. Comey in the midst of a bureau investigation into possible links between the Trump campaign and Moscow. Trump's subsequent admission that his decision was driven by "this Russia thing" was seen by critics as attempted obstruction of justice.

The male vendor, who was shot by gunmen in Coronation Market in downtown, Kingston on Monday morning has died.

The vendor identified as Kirk Morgan, a 45-year-old resident of West Kingston succumbed to his injuries an hour after being taken to the Kingston Public Hospital.

Reports are that at about 12:30 pm, the vendor was in the market plying his trade when he was attacked and shot.





trump-meets-russian-diplomat-white-house.jpgDonald Trump's administration was left red-faced Thursday after the Moscow surprised them by releasing pictures of a closed-door meeting between the US president and Russia's top diplomat.The images -- issued by the Russian state news agency TASS, and subsequently published by much of the global media -- showed a grinning Trump shaking hands with Sergei Lavrov and the Russian ambassador in Washington, Sergei Kislyak, during an Oval Office meeting.

That Wednesday meeting was already being seen as a major diplomatic coup for the Kremlin, a red carpet welcome just months after being hit with US sanctions for meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Veteran diplomats questioned why Trump agreed to host the diplomats -- a rare honor for non-heads of state, much less for those at the center of major US political scandal.

US administrations often treat Oval Office meetings as a type of currency, dangling the prospect of a high-profile sit-down to gain leverage or concessions in negotiations.

But the emergence of photos compounded the perception that Russia had won a diplomatic victory and that the Trump White House was outmaneuvered.

"Congrats Kollegi (colleagues) at getting these photos! Huge coup," said former US ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul.

Publicly, the White House put on a brave face.

Trump "should be meeting with the foreign minister," said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, lambasting critics.

"For them to try to attack him for doing his job, maybe they should spend a little more time doing their jobs and we wouldn't have all the problems that we do."

Privately though White House officials seethed at what they described as a breach of trust.





donald-trump-photo-1.jpgDonald Trump has dramatically fired the FBI Director after he misled the Senate by claiming Huma Abedin sent classified emails to Anthony Weiner.

He writes to James Comey: 'You are hereby terminated and removed from office immediately.'

Comey found out on live TV screens in Los Angeles that he was being fired but thought it was a joke until he was briefed by his staff.

james-comey.jpg

He was later seen in his motorcade on a city interstate - in a bizarre parallel to O.J. Simpson - before boarding a private plane and shaking hands with officers.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote formal memo saying they had no confidence in him.

Trump used letter dismissing Comey to say: 'I greatly appreciate you informing me, in three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation'.

Chuck Schumer, Democrats' most senior figure said he had told President Trump that firing Comey was a 'very big mistake'.

Democrats piled on by comparing Trump to Richard Nixon who fired top justice officials in the Saturday Night Massacre but Clinton aide said: 'No comment.'.

New acting FBI director is Andrew McCabe - and he too is caught in the toxic impact of Clinton as his politician wife got cash from a Hillary ally.





facebook-killer-steve-stephens.jpgSteve Stephens, the Facebook killer, killed himself about 90 minutes outside Cleveland during a high speed chase with cops in Pennsylvania.

Police in Erie, PA say Stephens' body was found inside his white Ford Fusion around 11:10 AM ET on Tuesday. The police were in pursuit of Stephens at the time after they responded to a tip that Stephens' car had been spotted in a nearby McDonald's parking lot.

Cops say Stephens' car came to a stop in the middle of the road near a former elementary school, and then he took his own life. He died on scene.





facebook-killer-stephens.jpgFacebook killer Steve Stephens was undone by McDonald's employees who ID'd him and made him wait a little extra time for his order so the cops could come and catch him.

Stephens went through the drive-thru at the McDonald's on Buffalo Road in Erie, PA when one of the workers recognized him. He ordered a 20-piece McNugget and a large fry ... but workers made it seem the fries weren't ready so they could buy time.

According to the restaurant's manager ... Stephens got his nuggets, but then said he had to go and he drove off without the fries. It was enough time for cops to get on his tail.

Stephens was involved in a high-speed police chase shortly afterward, before committing suicide in his car.

Source:TMZ





 

cayman-house-speaker-arrested-florida.jpgSpeaker of the House in the Cayman Islands and former Premier, McKeeva Bush was arrested earlier this week in the United States. According to Broward County court records in the state of Florida, McKeeva Bush, 62, was arrested by the Seminole police late Monday.

The public records state that he was arrested on a misdemeanor office that occurred at a casino.

"William McKeeva Bush was arrested by Seminole Police on Monday at 11:02 p.m. (local time) at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and charged with simple battery or misdemeanor battery," said Gary Bitner, a spokesman for Seminole Police department in statement to the Cayman COmpass.

The police records indicate that Bush was offered bail with a cash bond of US$1,000.

The arrest followed an interview with and sworn statement by the female employee victim and a review of surveillance video.

According to the arresting officer, the surveillance video showed Bush allegedly wrapped his arm around the victim's lower back and forcefully pulled the victim towards his direction.

"According to the arresting officer, the victim alleged [Mr. Bush] grabbed her buttocks while pulling her with his right arm."

Bush's Florida attorney, Keith Seltzer says ,a court date has not been set as the House Speaker has not been formally charged. Bush was overwhelmingly re-elected in the May general election in the Cayman Islands.





O J Simpson granted parole

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o-j-simpson-parole.jpgFormer US football star and actor OJ Simpson has been granted parole after nine years in a Nevada prison.

The 70 year-old's first words were "Thank you!" bowing his head as the commissioners approved him for release.

Simpson, who was acquitted for a double murder in 1995, has been serving time for armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and 11 other charges.

He is set to go free in October after being convicted of a 2007 confrontation at a Las Vegas hotel.





The controversy over Kathy Griffin's gory photo showing the fake, severed head of President Donald Trump will apparently never end. More than a month after the photo was released, the comedian is reportedly still under investigation.

Griffin "has been interviewed by the Secret Service, in-person, for over an hour," political journalist Yashar Ali reported in a tweet posted Monday. He added that the investigation is "still not closed."

HuffPost says that they reached out to Griffin's team for confirmation but did not immediately receive a response.

As Vulture notes, Griffin's lawyers confirmed in early June that the comedian was under investigation for the photo. The comedian also referenced a federal investigation herself in a recent tweet.

Kathy Griffin ✔ @kathygriffin

Hey, (I don't give a F anymore) 🖕🏻but @TMZ & Harvey Levin may u NEVER b under fed investigation like I am now. https://thinkprogress.org/tmz-quietly-became-americas-most-potent-pro-trump-media-outlet-bf703c24a68e ...

2:06 PM - 27 Jun 2017

After releasing the photo, Griffin faced an enormous amount of backlash from both sides of the aisle. She lost various jobs, including her New Year's Eve hosting gig with CNN, and also received death threats.


The comedian quickly apologized. Yet in a June 2 press conference held to explain her actions, she accused the Trump family of trying to ruin her life, calling the president a bully and stating that she would not back away from her criticism.


"You know what, I'm going to make fun of him more now," she said at the time.

For proof Griffin is following through on that promise, just look at her Twitter feed.

Kathy Griffin ✔ @kathygriffin

POTUS likes to punch down. Whether it's anchors, US Attorneys, or standup comics. Meanwhile, millions are about to lose health insurance.

3:03 PM - 29 Jun 2017





shooter-female-doctor-killed.jpgDetails are emerging of the horrifiying assault on a New York City hospital ward that left one doctor dead at the hands of a disgruntled former employee, as well as multiple people injured.

Dr. Tracy Tam was gunned down Friday when a former employee of Bronx Lebanon hospital hid an AR-15 style rifle under a lab coat and stormed the 16th floor.

In a sick twist to this story of a sanctuary turned deadly, officials have revealed that Dr. Tam wasn't even supposed to be at work at the time of her murder.

The 32-year-old Queens native was covering another doctor's shift when she was killed, WCBS reports. A loved one addressed the senseless slaying in a GoFundMe created to help pay for Tam's funeral.

"She worked extra hours without incentive just to hold hands of patients that are about to pass or just to talk to them and listen to their needs," the page reads. "Tracy Tam was an exceptional, and an extremely compassionate physician. She touched lives of many."

Dr. Henry Bello has been identified as the physician who opened fire on what were potentially former colleagues and others in the department where he once worked before taking his own life. Of the six victims injured, one was a patient and the other five were either doctors or medical students.

The most critical victim was transferred to Mt. Sinai Medical Center for surgery. By Sunday morning, hospital officials told reporters they were happy with the conditions of several of the victims.

"Three have been downgraded to stable, and doing quite well. We are happy with their condition," the hospital official said. "One particular patient is still critical."

In the aftermath, a picture of Bello is being pieced together from former co-workers who recall his uneven temperament.

"There are many, many details that we're still putting together," said Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a Friday press conference. "This was a horrible situation unfolding in a place that people associated with care and comfort, a situation that came out of nowhere."

In fact, it had been two years since Bello was let go and authorities aren't yet sure why he only snapped now and whether or not he was on a mission to kill someone specific when he entered the 16th floor.

What authorities do know is that Bello had a bizarre criminal history and, according to some who knew him, a difficult personality.

"We fired him because he was kind of crazy," Dr. Maureen Kwankam told the Daily News. "He promised to come back and kill us then."

More specifically, Bello was reportedly forced out amid sexual harassment allegations.

According to the AP, Bello also had a history of other, unrelated, aggressive behavior. IN 2004, he pleaded guilty to unlawful imprisonment after a 23-year-old woman told police Bello picked up and carried her off, saying, "You're coming with me."

He was arrested again in 2009 on a charge of unlawful surveillance after two different women told police he tried to look up their skirts with a mirror.

Bello's unhinged behavior reached a crescendo Friday when, the dead and injured in his wake, cops say he may have doused himself in accelerant and attempted to set himself on fire before sprinklers put out the flames.

Bello then subsequenty shot himself and collapsed in a hospital hallway, where he died with the rifle at his side, officials said.

Bello's body was near that of the female victim, later identified as Tam, according to NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill.

Officials have not released the identity of other victims.





China issued new regulations on Friday around online video content, directing streaming platforms to eliminate a range of programs in yet another tightening of controls on the Chinese Internet.

Among the films, dramas and cartoons targeted by the China Netcasting Services Assocation's (CNSA) rules are those "demonstrating 'abnormal' sexual relations or acts, such as... homosexuality."

Online video platforms must hire at least three "professional censors" to watch every program from beginning to end and remove those that do not adhere to "correct political and aesthetic standards," the regulations said.

Providers are called upon to produce programs that "center on the people and promote socialist values and Chinese culture."

The new rules come just one week after China ordered a halt to video streaming on three major websites.

According to China's media oversight body, the platforms -- including the massively popular Sina Weibo microblogging platform, iFeng.com and ACFUN -- did not possess the permits required for providing their audio-visual streams.

Authorities were directed to shut down offending audio-visual services "so as to create a cleaner cyberspace," China's State Administration of Press.





Shooter at Bronx hospital shot dead

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A gunman who opened fire inside a hospital in the Bronx borough of New York has reportedly been shot dead by the police.

The man, said to be dressed as a doctor, began shooting at the 972-bed Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, reports say.

At least three people are believed to have been shot.

Messages on social media spoke of doctors and nurses barricading themselves inside the building.

The New York Times quoted a fire department official as saying that three doctors had been shot. Their condition is not known.

Some reports say the gunman may have been a former employee but this has not been confirmed.

The 120-year-old hospital is in the Morris Heights district of the Bronx.





Gunman shoots several at Bronx hospital

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crime-scene-gun.jpgA gunman, who was dressed as a doctor, shot several people inside a hospital in the Bronx borough of New York on Friday, police said, amid reports that three doctors were hurt in the incident.

"We are actively looking for the shooter," a New York police spokesman said, adding: "It is a very active scene, we have not determined who the shooter is at this time."

"Multiple people were shot" in the incident at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, located north of Manhattan, the spokesman said.





hands-behind-bars.jpgA woman has been arrested in the US after allegedly locking her children, aged two and five, in the boot of her car while she went shopping.

US media report that Tori Castillo, 39, is facing child abuse charges and the children are now with their father.

Onlookers in the car park instructed the five-year-old on how to open the boot from the inside, reports say.

Passersby had noticed the car shaking and noise coming from inside where it was parked outside a Walmart.

The incident happened on Thursday in Riverdale, Utah. It is not clear how long the children were in the boot.





donald-trump-photo-1.jpgPresident Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump's disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.

The information the president relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said.

The partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia, and officials said Trump's decision to do so endangers cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State. After Trump's meeting, senior White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and the National Security Agency.

"This is code-word information," said a U.S. official familiar with the matter, using terminology that refers to one of the highest classification levels used by American spy agencies. Trump "revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies."

The revelation comes as the president faces rising legal and political pressure on multiple Russia-related fronts. Last week, he fired FBI Director James B. Comey in the midst of a bureau investigation into possible links between the Trump campaign and Moscow. Trump's subsequent admission that his decision was driven by "this Russia thing" was seen by critics as attempted obstruction of justice.

The male vendor, who was shot by gunmen in Coronation Market in downtown, Kingston on Monday morning has died.

The vendor identified as Kirk Morgan, a 45-year-old resident of West Kingston succumbed to his injuries an hour after being taken to the Kingston Public Hospital.

Reports are that at about 12:30 pm, the vendor was in the market plying his trade when he was attacked and shot.





trump-meets-russian-diplomat-white-house.jpgDonald Trump's administration was left red-faced Thursday after the Moscow surprised them by releasing pictures of a closed-door meeting between the US president and Russia's top diplomat.The images -- issued by the Russian state news agency TASS, and subsequently published by much of the global media -- showed a grinning Trump shaking hands with Sergei Lavrov and the Russian ambassador in Washington, Sergei Kislyak, during an Oval Office meeting.

That Wednesday meeting was already being seen as a major diplomatic coup for the Kremlin, a red carpet welcome just months after being hit with US sanctions for meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Veteran diplomats questioned why Trump agreed to host the diplomats -- a rare honor for non-heads of state, much less for those at the center of major US political scandal.

US administrations often treat Oval Office meetings as a type of currency, dangling the prospect of a high-profile sit-down to gain leverage or concessions in negotiations.

But the emergence of photos compounded the perception that Russia had won a diplomatic victory and that the Trump White House was outmaneuvered.

"Congrats Kollegi (colleagues) at getting these photos! Huge coup," said former US ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul.

Publicly, the White House put on a brave face.

Trump "should be meeting with the foreign minister," said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, lambasting critics.

"For them to try to attack him for doing his job, maybe they should spend a little more time doing their jobs and we wouldn't have all the problems that we do."

Privately though White House officials seethed at what they described as a breach of trust.





donald-trump-photo-1.jpgDonald Trump has dramatically fired the FBI Director after he misled the Senate by claiming Huma Abedin sent classified emails to Anthony Weiner.

He writes to James Comey: 'You are hereby terminated and removed from office immediately.'

Comey found out on live TV screens in Los Angeles that he was being fired but thought it was a joke until he was briefed by his staff.

james-comey.jpg

He was later seen in his motorcade on a city interstate - in a bizarre parallel to O.J. Simpson - before boarding a private plane and shaking hands with officers.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote formal memo saying they had no confidence in him.

Trump used letter dismissing Comey to say: 'I greatly appreciate you informing me, in three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation'.

Chuck Schumer, Democrats' most senior figure said he had told President Trump that firing Comey was a 'very big mistake'.

Democrats piled on by comparing Trump to Richard Nixon who fired top justice officials in the Saturday Night Massacre but Clinton aide said: 'No comment.'.

New acting FBI director is Andrew McCabe - and he too is caught in the toxic impact of Clinton as his politician wife got cash from a Hillary ally.





facebook-killer-steve-stephens.jpgSteve Stephens, the Facebook killer, killed himself about 90 minutes outside Cleveland during a high speed chase with cops in Pennsylvania.

Police in Erie, PA say Stephens' body was found inside his white Ford Fusion around 11:10 AM ET on Tuesday. The police were in pursuit of Stephens at the time after they responded to a tip that Stephens' car had been spotted in a nearby McDonald's parking lot.

Cops say Stephens' car came to a stop in the middle of the road near a former elementary school, and then he took his own life. He died on scene.





facebook-killer-stephens.jpgFacebook killer Steve Stephens was undone by McDonald's employees who ID'd him and made him wait a little extra time for his order so the cops could come and catch him.

Stephens went through the drive-thru at the McDonald's on Buffalo Road in Erie, PA when one of the workers recognized him. He ordered a 20-piece McNugget and a large fry ... but workers made it seem the fries weren't ready so they could buy time.

According to the restaurant's manager ... Stephens got his nuggets, but then said he had to go and he drove off without the fries. It was enough time for cops to get on his tail.

Stephens was involved in a high-speed police chase shortly afterward, before committing suicide in his car.

Source:TMZ





 

O J Simpson granted parole

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o-j-simpson-parole.jpgFormer US football star and actor OJ Simpson has been granted parole after nine years in a Nevada prison.

The 70 year-old's first words were "Thank you!" bowing his head as the commissioners approved him for release.

Simpson, who was acquitted for a double murder in 1995, has been serving time for armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and 11 other charges.

He is set to go free in October after being convicted of a 2007 confrontation at a Las Vegas hotel.





The controversy over Kathy Griffin's gory photo showing the fake, severed head of President Donald Trump will apparently never end. More than a month after the photo was released, the comedian is reportedly still under investigation.

Griffin "has been interviewed by the Secret Service, in-person, for over an hour," political journalist Yashar Ali reported in a tweet posted Monday. He added that the investigation is "still not closed."

HuffPost says that they reached out to Griffin's team for confirmation but did not immediately receive a response.

As Vulture notes, Griffin's lawyers confirmed in early June that the comedian was under investigation for the photo. The comedian also referenced a federal investigation herself in a recent tweet.

Kathy Griffin ✔ @kathygriffin

Hey, (I don't give a F anymore) 🖕🏻but @TMZ & Harvey Levin may u NEVER b under fed investigation like I am now. https://thinkprogress.org/tmz-quietly-became-americas-most-potent-pro-trump-media-outlet-bf703c24a68e ...

2:06 PM - 27 Jun 2017

After releasing the photo, Griffin faced an enormous amount of backlash from both sides of the aisle. She lost various jobs, including her New Year's Eve hosting gig with CNN, and also received death threats.


The comedian quickly apologized. Yet in a June 2 press conference held to explain her actions, she accused the Trump family of trying to ruin her life, calling the president a bully and stating that she would not back away from her criticism.


"You know what, I'm going to make fun of him more now," she said at the time.

For proof Griffin is following through on that promise, just look at her Twitter feed.

Kathy Griffin ✔ @kathygriffin

POTUS likes to punch down. Whether it's anchors, US Attorneys, or standup comics. Meanwhile, millions are about to lose health insurance.

3:03 PM - 29 Jun 2017





shooter-female-doctor-killed.jpgDetails are emerging of the horrifiying assault on a New York City hospital ward that left one doctor dead at the hands of a disgruntled former employee, as well as multiple people injured.

Dr. Tracy Tam was gunned down Friday when a former employee of Bronx Lebanon hospital hid an AR-15 style rifle under a lab coat and stormed the 16th floor.

In a sick twist to this story of a sanctuary turned deadly, officials have revealed that Dr. Tam wasn't even supposed to be at work at the time of her murder.

The 32-year-old Queens native was covering another doctor's shift when she was killed, WCBS reports. A loved one addressed the senseless slaying in a GoFundMe created to help pay for Tam's funeral.

"She worked extra hours without incentive just to hold hands of patients that are about to pass or just to talk to them and listen to their needs," the page reads. "Tracy Tam was an exceptional, and an extremely compassionate physician. She touched lives of many."

Dr. Henry Bello has been identified as the physician who opened fire on what were potentially former colleagues and others in the department where he once worked before taking his own life. Of the six victims injured, one was a patient and the other five were either doctors or medical students.

The most critical victim was transferred to Mt. Sinai Medical Center for surgery. By Sunday morning, hospital officials told reporters they were happy with the conditions of several of the victims.

"Three have been downgraded to stable, and doing quite well. We are happy with their condition," the hospital official said. "One particular patient is still critical."

In the aftermath, a picture of Bello is being pieced together from former co-workers who recall his uneven temperament.

"There are many, many details that we're still putting together," said Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a Friday press conference. "This was a horrible situation unfolding in a place that people associated with care and comfort, a situation that came out of nowhere."

In fact, it had been two years since Bello was let go and authorities aren't yet sure why he only snapped now and whether or not he was on a mission to kill someone specific when he entered the 16th floor.

What authorities do know is that Bello had a bizarre criminal history and, according to some who knew him, a difficult personality.

"We fired him because he was kind of crazy," Dr. Maureen Kwankam told the Daily News. "He promised to come back and kill us then."

More specifically, Bello was reportedly forced out amid sexual harassment allegations.

According to the AP, Bello also had a history of other, unrelated, aggressive behavior. IN 2004, he pleaded guilty to unlawful imprisonment after a 23-year-old woman told police Bello picked up and carried her off, saying, "You're coming with me."

He was arrested again in 2009 on a charge of unlawful surveillance after two different women told police he tried to look up their skirts with a mirror.

Bello's unhinged behavior reached a crescendo Friday when, the dead and injured in his wake, cops say he may have doused himself in accelerant and attempted to set himself on fire before sprinklers put out the flames.

Bello then subsequenty shot himself and collapsed in a hospital hallway, where he died with the rifle at his side, officials said.

Bello's body was near that of the female victim, later identified as Tam, according to NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill.

Officials have not released the identity of other victims.





China issued new regulations on Friday around online video content, directing streaming platforms to eliminate a range of programs in yet another tightening of controls on the Chinese Internet.

Among the films, dramas and cartoons targeted by the China Netcasting Services Assocation's (CNSA) rules are those "demonstrating 'abnormal' sexual relations or acts, such as... homosexuality."

Online video platforms must hire at least three "professional censors" to watch every program from beginning to end and remove those that do not adhere to "correct political and aesthetic standards," the regulations said.

Providers are called upon to produce programs that "center on the people and promote socialist values and Chinese culture."

The new rules come just one week after China ordered a halt to video streaming on three major websites.

According to China's media oversight body, the platforms -- including the massively popular Sina Weibo microblogging platform, iFeng.com and ACFUN -- did not possess the permits required for providing their audio-visual streams.

Authorities were directed to shut down offending audio-visual services "so as to create a cleaner cyberspace," China's State Administration of Press.





Shooter at Bronx hospital shot dead

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A gunman who opened fire inside a hospital in the Bronx borough of New York has reportedly been shot dead by the police.

The man, said to be dressed as a doctor, began shooting at the 972-bed Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, reports say.

At least three people are believed to have been shot.

Messages on social media spoke of doctors and nurses barricading themselves inside the building.

The New York Times quoted a fire department official as saying that three doctors had been shot. Their condition is not known.

Some reports say the gunman may have been a former employee but this has not been confirmed.

The 120-year-old hospital is in the Morris Heights district of the Bronx.





Gunman shoots several at Bronx hospital

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crime-scene-gun.jpgA gunman, who was dressed as a doctor, shot several people inside a hospital in the Bronx borough of New York on Friday, police said, amid reports that three doctors were hurt in the incident.

"We are actively looking for the shooter," a New York police spokesman said, adding: "It is a very active scene, we have not determined who the shooter is at this time."

"Multiple people were shot" in the incident at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, located north of Manhattan, the spokesman said.





hands-behind-bars.jpgA woman has been arrested in the US after allegedly locking her children, aged two and five, in the boot of her car while she went shopping.

US media report that Tori Castillo, 39, is facing child abuse charges and the children are now with their father.

Onlookers in the car park instructed the five-year-old on how to open the boot from the inside, reports say.

Passersby had noticed the car shaking and noise coming from inside where it was parked outside a Walmart.

The incident happened on Thursday in Riverdale, Utah. It is not clear how long the children were in the boot.





donald-trump-photo-1.jpgPresident Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump's disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.

The information the president relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said.

The partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia, and officials said Trump's decision to do so endangers cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State. After Trump's meeting, senior White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and the National Security Agency.

"This is code-word information," said a U.S. official familiar with the matter, using terminology that refers to one of the highest classification levels used by American spy agencies. Trump "revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies."

The revelation comes as the president faces rising legal and political pressure on multiple Russia-related fronts. Last week, he fired FBI Director James B. Comey in the midst of a bureau investigation into possible links between the Trump campaign and Moscow. Trump's subsequent admission that his decision was driven by "this Russia thing" was seen by critics as attempted obstruction of justice.

The male vendor, who was shot by gunmen in Coronation Market in downtown, Kingston on Monday morning has died.

The vendor identified as Kirk Morgan, a 45-year-old resident of West Kingston succumbed to his injuries an hour after being taken to the Kingston Public Hospital.

Reports are that at about 12:30 pm, the vendor was in the market plying his trade when he was attacked and shot.





trump-meets-russian-diplomat-white-house.jpgDonald Trump's administration was left red-faced Thursday after the Moscow surprised them by releasing pictures of a closed-door meeting between the US president and Russia's top diplomat.The images -- issued by the Russian state news agency TASS, and subsequently published by much of the global media -- showed a grinning Trump shaking hands with Sergei Lavrov and the Russian ambassador in Washington, Sergei Kislyak, during an Oval Office meeting.

That Wednesday meeting was already being seen as a major diplomatic coup for the Kremlin, a red carpet welcome just months after being hit with US sanctions for meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Veteran diplomats questioned why Trump agreed to host the diplomats -- a rare honor for non-heads of state, much less for those at the center of major US political scandal.

US administrations often treat Oval Office meetings as a type of currency, dangling the prospect of a high-profile sit-down to gain leverage or concessions in negotiations.

But the emergence of photos compounded the perception that Russia had won a diplomatic victory and that the Trump White House was outmaneuvered.

"Congrats Kollegi (colleagues) at getting these photos! Huge coup," said former US ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul.

Publicly, the White House put on a brave face.

Trump "should be meeting with the foreign minister," said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, lambasting critics.

"For them to try to attack him for doing his job, maybe they should spend a little more time doing their jobs and we wouldn't have all the problems that we do."

Privately though White House officials seethed at what they described as a breach of trust.





donald-trump-photo-1.jpgDonald Trump has dramatically fired the FBI Director after he misled the Senate by claiming Huma Abedin sent classified emails to Anthony Weiner.

He writes to James Comey: 'You are hereby terminated and removed from office immediately.'

Comey found out on live TV screens in Los Angeles that he was being fired but thought it was a joke until he was briefed by his staff.

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He was later seen in his motorcade on a city interstate - in a bizarre parallel to O.J. Simpson - before boarding a private plane and shaking hands with officers.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote formal memo saying they had no confidence in him.

Trump used letter dismissing Comey to say: 'I greatly appreciate you informing me, in three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation'.

Chuck Schumer, Democrats' most senior figure said he had told President Trump that firing Comey was a 'very big mistake'.

Democrats piled on by comparing Trump to Richard Nixon who fired top justice officials in the Saturday Night Massacre but Clinton aide said: 'No comment.'.

New acting FBI director is Andrew McCabe - and he too is caught in the toxic impact of Clinton as his politician wife got cash from a Hillary ally.





facebook-killer-steve-stephens.jpgSteve Stephens, the Facebook killer, killed himself about 90 minutes outside Cleveland during a high speed chase with cops in Pennsylvania.

Police in Erie, PA say Stephens' body was found inside his white Ford Fusion around 11:10 AM ET on Tuesday. The police were in pursuit of Stephens at the time after they responded to a tip that Stephens' car had been spotted in a nearby McDonald's parking lot.

Cops say Stephens' car came to a stop in the middle of the road near a former elementary school, and then he took his own life. He died on scene.





facebook-killer-stephens.jpgFacebook killer Steve Stephens was undone by McDonald's employees who ID'd him and made him wait a little extra time for his order so the cops could come and catch him.

Stephens went through the drive-thru at the McDonald's on Buffalo Road in Erie, PA when one of the workers recognized him. He ordered a 20-piece McNugget and a large fry ... but workers made it seem the fries weren't ready so they could buy time.

According to the restaurant's manager ... Stephens got his nuggets, but then said he had to go and he drove off without the fries. It was enough time for cops to get on his tail.

Stephens was involved in a high-speed police chase shortly afterward, before committing suicide in his car.

Source:TMZ