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  • Houston 18-year-old arrested on charges of trying to aid IS

    12/12/2017 9:42:15 AM PST · by bgill · 6 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Dec. 12, 2017 | AP
    A Houston 18-year-old has been arrested and charged with illegally distributing explosive-making information and attempting to support the Islamic State organization. The U.S. Justice Department said Monday that Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya, a U.S. citizen, was arrested on Dec. 8 following an undercover FBI operation. A statement says Damlarkaya said he intended to travel overseas and fight for IS and said he tried to get to Syria twice. He told agents that he would commit a U.S. attack if efforts to travel overseas failed. It also says Damlarkaya provided to alleged IS supporters a formula for explosive Triacetone Triperoxide and instructions...
  • Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder After Throwing Man Off Bridge: PD

    12/12/2017 9:24:53 AM PST · by bgill · 30 replies
    nbc connecticut ^ | December 12, 2017 | nbc
    Shelton police say a man was seriously injured after being thrown off the Derby Shelton Bridge when he tried to intervene during an argument between a couple. According to police, Rottjer and Hannum were having an argument while walking over the bridge. The victim, identified as a 30-year-old man from Monroe, got involved to ask of Hannum was ok, then tried to walk away. Police claim that’s when Rottjer and his friend, Dorso, got into a physical fight with the victim. Investigators said that Rottjer intentionally threw the victim over the bridge during the fight. Rottjer, Dorso and Hannum then...
  • WATCH: Dogs dress up for ‘Howliday’ party at the U.S. Capitol

    12/12/2017 9:10:43 AM PST · by bgill · 15 replies
    kxan ^ | December 12, 2017 | Kate Winkle
    A Christmas party for the canines happened Monday in the nation’s capital. A few members of congress and staffers were there, too. It was all for the first-ever “bi-pawtisan howliday” party — in which House members and their staff brought their dogs to the U.S. Capitol. Dogs big and small showed up in their best outfits. Some sported full-on elf costumes or reindeer antlers, while others went with festive collars instead. Rep. Lamar Smith from Texas hosted the bash alongside two representatives from Florida.
  • Man who’s been arrested 55 times in 19 years wanted in robbery case

    12/12/2017 9:00:56 AM PST · by bgill · 12 replies
    kxan ^ | December 12, 2017 | Kate Winkle
    A man who has been arrested 55 times is wanted in connection with a robbery in which he allegedly stole a necklace from a legally blind man. According to jail records, Charles Ramirez, 37, was out of Travis County Jail on a general release on Nov. 2. According to an affidavit, five days later he robbed a man at his south Austin home...Police found the necklace two days later at a pawn shop less than a mile away from the victim’s home, and records showed the seller was Ramirez. Police say Ramirez has been arrested 55 times since 1998, including...
  • Detained by US, Mexican journalist fears death if deported

    12/12/2017 8:49:26 AM PST · by bgill · 14 replies
    AP ^ | December 12, 2017 | Nomaan Merchan
    The U.S. government historically rejects most asylum claims. Over a five-year period ending in September 2016, the U.S. received about 267,000 asylum claims and granted 46,000. It has granted asylum in recent years to a number of Mexican journalists. But Eduardo Beckett, Gutierrez's lawyer, accused the U.S. of turning a blind eye to corruption and violence in Mexico, and blamed the Trump administration for changing how it deals with asylum seekers. "There is no more humanity," Beckett said. "The new tactic is, we'll pressure you, we'll keep you detained, in hopes you'll give up."... After receiving what his advocates called...
  • Alleged drunk driver in head-on crash that killed woman is jailed, held on immigration detainer

    12/11/2017 2:21:31 PM PST · by bgill · 21 replies
    mysa ^ | Dec. 11, 2017 | Caleb Downs
    Police have released the name of the alleged drunk driver accused of killing a woman and injuring two other people in a wrong-way crash on Sunday. Alejandro Almazan, 25, faces one charge of intoxication manslaughter and two charges of intoxication assault. He was booked into the Bexar County Jail on a $200,000 bond. He is also being held on an ICE detainer.Police said Almazan, driving a green 2003 Chevy Suburban, crashed head-on into a Mitsubishi Outlander, killing the driver, 29-year-old Lizette Flores Corona, and injuring two passengers, 27-year-old Michelle Ruiz and 27-year-old Pablo Ledesma-Rodriguez.
  • Soon you can watch the NFL free on your phone on Yahoo

    12/11/2017 1:55:10 PM PST · by bgill · 52 replies
    kxan ^ | Dec. 11, 2107 | AP
    Watching NFL football games on your phone used to be mainly limited to Verizon customers. Soon anyone will be able to watch football games on the go for free on Yahoo’s app, now that Verizon owns Yahoo... Verizon’s five-year deal with the NFL takes effect in January, in time for playoffs. Games will stream on the Yahoo Sports app; on mobile (but not on computers); Verizon’s little-known video app, go90; and the NFL mobile app.
  • Louisiana man admits misusing Trump’s Social Security number

    12/11/2017 1:51:06 PM PST · by bgill · 30 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 11, 2017 | Michael Kunzelman
    A Louisiana private investigator pleaded guilty on Monday to misusing Donald Trump’s Social Security number in repeated attempts to access the president’s federal tax information before his election last year. Jordan Hamlett, 32, faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine following his guilty plea in federal court. Authorities have said Hamlett failed in his attempts to get Trump’s tax information through a U.S. Department of Education financial aid website. Trump has refused to release his tax returns, bucking an American tradition honored by every president since Jimmy Carter.
  • Mario Batali on leave from TV show and restaurant empire after 4 women allege sexual harassment

    12/11/2017 10:49:36 AM PST · by bgill · 26 replies
    mysa ^ | Dec. 11, 2017 | Maura Judkis
    Batali has taken leave from his restaurants and co-hosting duties on ABC's "The Chew" after the website Eater reported Monday that four women, all unnamed, have accused Batali of sexual harassment. In the wake of the allegations, the Food Network announced it is putting plans to relaunch his seminal show, "Molto Mario," next year on hold. One woman described two instances where Batali made inappropriate and unwelcome physical contact with her, while the others alleged that Batali groped their breasts and buttocks at industry parties. Three of them worked for him, while the fourth has not but works in the...
  • Man says he captured UFO on camera on NW Side of San Antonio

    12/09/2017 6:54:04 AM PST · by bgill · 40 replies
    cbs austin ^ | Dec. 8, 2017 | SBG San Antonio
    A man says he caught a UFO on camera as it flew around the Northwest Side Thursday night. The viewer told us he followed the craft at a distance all night and said he spotted three of the "massive" crafts in the air. The witness, who identified himself as a former pilot for the Air Force, said "this was no flight path approved by the FAA" and said it wasn't a helicopter "as it made no sound."
  • Woman wakes to man staring at her, finds she has same lock and key as neighbor

    12/09/2017 6:38:17 AM PST · by bgill · 49 replies
    kxan ^ | Dec. 8, 2017 | Lauren Lanmon
    A south Austin woman says she is terrified to go to sleep at night after a man walked into her apartment and stared at her while she slept. She says it happened on Nov. 20 after the apartment complex, located near the intersection of Slaughter Lane and Manchaca Road, changed all of the locks and some tenants ended up with the same key. “He walked past the couch, he walked past the fireplace and then he gets to here,” said Ronda, who asked us not to use her last name since there hasn’t been an arrest. “He’s walking to me...
  • California inducts nation's first all-LGBT city council

    12/08/2017 6:02:05 AM PST · by bgill · 39 replies
    cbs ^ | Dec. 7, 2017 | cbs
    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- The country's first all-LGBT city council was sworn in this week in California, CBS Los Angeles reports. The history-making council's newest members – Lisa Middleton, the first transgender person elected to a non-judicial office in California; and Christy Holstege, an attorney who identifies as bisexual – were sworn in during Wednesday night's meeting of the Palm Springs City Council.
  • Police: Teens shot attempting to steal during meetup to buy jewelry (TX)

    12/06/2017 12:01:54 PM PST · by bgill · 5 replies
    mysa ^ | Dec. 6, 2017 | Jacob Beltran
    San Antonio Police Department Sgt. Robert Perez said the teens, ages 14 and 15, met two men in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 8500 block of Ahern Drive, across the street from North Star Mall. The teens had met the seller using Offerup, a smartphone application used to buy and sell items, and arranged to buy the necklace, police said. Police said it appeared that the teens tried to steal a necklace that they had agreed to buy over an app and the seller's passenger shot them. Perez said. “There’s no reason to meet in a...
  • Police: TX murder suspect told his child to clean up blood after stabbing estranged wife

    12/06/2017 11:55:01 AM PST · by bgill · 6 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | Dec. 5, 2017 | Fares Sabawi
    Lewis Bright, 47, was taken into custody on a murder warrant almost three weeks after he dropped Erica Bright off at the First Choice Emergency Clinic on Nacogdoches Road Nov. 16. She told the nursing staff before she died that Lewis Bright stabbed her with a knife at her home, according to the arrest affidavit. Police obtained a search warrant and inside the apartment they found clumps of coagulated blood on the floor and a large kitchen knife in the sink with blood on its blade, the affidavit says.Investigators interviewed the estranged couple's child, who reportedly saw Lewis Bright driving...
  • LIVE: First lady Melania Trump, second lady Karen Pence visit Coastal Bend (TX)

    12/06/2017 9:59:56 AM PST · by bgill · 29 replies
    caller times ^ | Dec. 6, 2017 | Julie Garcia
    First Lady Melania Trump arrived at the Corpus Christi International Airport early Wednesday for a follow-up trip to areas that were first hit by Hurricane Harvey in August... Trump is accompanied by Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, among others... 11:38 a.m.: The motorcade is still en route to Rockport where the group will meet with a family that lost their home because of Hurricane Harvey.
  • Doctors find brain abnormalities in victims of Cuba mystery

    12/06/2017 8:43:24 AM PST · by bgill · 35 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 6, 2017 | Josh Lederman
    Doctors treating the U.S. embassy victims of suspected attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain hearing, vision, balance and memory damage...It’s the most specific finding to date about physical damage, showing that whatever it was that harmed the Americans, it led to perceptible changes in their brains. The finding is also one of several factors fueling growing skepticism that some kind of sonic weapon was involved. Medical testing has revealed the embassy workers developed changes to the white matter tracts that let different parts of the brain communicate, several U.S. officials said, describing...
  • ‘Glad to be alive’: Family describes Hill Country road rage shooting (TX)

    12/06/2017 8:35:38 AM PST · by bgill · 16 replies
    kxan ^ | Dec. 5, 2017 | Jacqulyn Powell
    Johnny Henderson of Cottonwood Shores says his family was driving down Farm to Market 1431 about 8 miles east of Marble Falls on Thursday when they came across a couple of cars going suspiciously slow. Henderson says one took off, then the other tailgated his family’s SUV, eventually ramming into them, causing them to lose control. Henderson says at about that time, an off-duty Austin Police Department officer pulled up and asked if everything was all right. Henderson says before he knew it, the man who’d run his family off of the road had pulled a gun and began shooting...
  • Danny Masterson Fired From The Ranch by Netflix in Wake of Rape Allegations

    12/05/2017 8:03:40 AM PST · by bgill · 50 replies ^ | Dec. 5, 2017 | Michael Ausiello
    After facing increasing pressure to take some form of action, Netflix has fired The Ranch star Danny Masterson, effective immediately. The actor stands accused of raping four women in the early 2000s; the Los Angeles County District Attorney and Los Angeles Police Department continue to investigate the claims. “As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Masterson out of The Ranch,” a Netflix spokesperson tells TVLine. “[Monday] was his last day on the show, and production will resume in early 2018 without him.”... Masterson also serves as an exec producer on The Ranch, although there’s...
  • ‘House of Cards’ Sixth and Final Season Shooting to Resume in Early 2018, Without Kevin Spacey

    12/04/2017 11:48:59 AM PST · by bgill · 41 replies
    variety ^ | Dec. 4, 2017 | Todd Spangler
    Netflix has reached an agreement to resume production on “House of Cards” season 6 — the show’s final season — in early 2018, according to chief content officer Ted Sarandos. Production of “House of Cards” season 6 was suspended in October, following sexual assault allegations against star Kevin Spacey. Season six of the political thriller will be eight episodes, starring Robin Wright. The final season will not include Spacey, as previously announced.
  • Ghost ships believed to be from North Korea wash ashore in Japan

    12/03/2017 12:50:02 PM PST · by bgill · 17 replies
    abc ^ | Dec. 2, 2017 | Morgan Winsor
    Several wooden boats, some carrying skeletons, have mysteriously washed ashore in Japan in recent weeks. Authorities are still investigating where the so-called "ghost ships" came from, but experts say all signs point to North Korea. The Japanese coast guard on Thursday recovered one decrepit vessel drifting off the western coast of Matsumae town on the northern island of Hokkaido. Ten men found aboard the wooden ship identified themselves as North Koreans and said they were taking refuge at an island nearby due to rough weather... The Japanese coast guard has detected 59 cases so far this year of boats and...