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Just weeks before a gunman went on a shooting rampage inside Mercy Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, the health care center held its first ever active-shooter drill. USA Today reports that the exercise, which may have helped prevent even more deaths, was meant to help prepare employees in the case of the kind of active shooter situation that took place on Monday.
Gunman 32-year-old Juan Lopez approached a woman in Chicago’s Mercy Hospital’s parking lot on Monday around 3:30 p.m. He lifted his shirt to reveal his weapon and then apparently opened fire.
Policemen responded to 911 calls about the weapon and gunshots, but before they could even leave their cars, the shooter opened fire on them. He then ran into the hospital, with officers following behind, where he engaged in a gun battle with the policemen.
The first recreational cannabis stores on the east coast opened for business Tuesday morning in Leicester and Northampton, Massachusetts. Hundreds turned out for the openings, including Mayor David Narkewicz, who was the first customer to legally purchase a cannabis product at the Northampton store, according to NBC News.
The historical event comes more than two years since recreational use of cannabis was made legal in Massachusetts. New England Treatment Access (NETA) of Northampton and Cultivate Holdings, a medical cannabis facility, of Leicester, both opened their doors today at 8 a.m. where scores of people were waiting to get in, according to WCVB.
Massachusetts legalized medical cannabis in 2012 and recreational cannabis in 2016. Now the state is open for business sales. Narkewicz reported his purchase, a cannabis-infused chocolate bar, was merely “symbolic” and that he would be putting it on display as a sign of the historical event taking place, according to NBC News.
House Democrats are planning to investigate the allegations that Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka used a private email server to exchange emails regarding government business.
According to the Washington Post, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is set to determine whether Ivanka violated federal law by using her personal email account for White House-related business, a Democratic staffer on the committee said on Tuesday.
“We plan to continue our investigation of the Presidential Records Act and Federal Records Act, and we want to know if Ivanka complied with the law,” said the aide, who had to make the statement anonymously.
Many people’s childhood lessons have taken a beating over the last few years. Pluto is not a planet. The earth has three moons — two of them made of dust and almost impossible to see. An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, and milk does not necessarily do the body good. Benedict Arnold may not have been such a bad guy after all.
Things are not always true in the way that they are taught to us as children. Now, it turns out that everything we thought we knew about Thanksgiving was wrong as well. National Geographic breaks the news to their audience in a recent article.
A North Carolina school principal was found deceased Monday from an apparent suicide, according to the News & Observer. Richard Omar Knight, 35, was found hanging from a tree in a wooded area by two local hunters. On Thursday, Knight had been accused of raping a 12-year-old female student.
Allegations against Knight include statutory rape and a sex act, and indecent liberties with a female student, according to the News & Observer. He was suspended from his principal duties at Dillard Academy Charter School and an interim principal was appointed.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for his arrest on Friday. Knight remained a wanted man over the weekend as the police were unable to locate his whereabouts. The search came to a close Monday when a 911 call led the police to Knight’s body. The sheriff’s office released a statement.
President Donald Trump partook in an annual White House Thanksgiving tradition today, pardoning not one, but two turkeys during a ceremony at his Washington, D.C. home.
Peas and Carrots, who hail from a farm near Huron, South Dakota, were running neck-and-neck in the White House-sponsored vote in which people could decide which turkey would be pardoned by the president, the Hill reported. When the results came in, it was revealed that Peas won the vote by less than one percentage point and would receive the official pardon from Trump — who also used the ceremony to joke about the recent recounts for the Florida gubernatorial and Senate races last week.
“This was a fair election,” the president said. “But Carrots refused to concede and demanded a recount and we’re still fighting with Carrots.”
In yet another move that seems to be sweeping the journalistic world of late, Conde Nast has announced that the January 2019 edition of Glamour Magazine will be the last of the print era for the nearly 80-year-old publication.
As reported by Variety, the January edition will be hitting newsstands next week, and will be readers’ final chance to hold the glossy pages in their hands before they switch fully to a digital magazine.
The current print circulation of Glamour is approximately 2 million, but Conde Nast explains that their online audience is about 20 million.
“We’re doubling down on digital — investing in the storytelling, service, and fantastic photo shoots we’ve always been known for, bringing it to the platforms our readers frequent most,” Samantha Barry, who joined Glamour in January as editor-in-chief, wrote. “We’ll be expanding video and social storytelling, with new and ambitious series and projects.”
You may want to think twice before you take a bite of that salad made with romaine lettuce. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a sweeping warning to consumers about a new E. coli outbreak that’s linked to romaine lettuce. According to an advisory posted on their website, no one should be eating romaine lettuce under any circumstances, and if you have some in your fridge, you need to throw it out right now. This also applies to anyone who has eaten romaine lettuce recently and has not gotten sick.
“This advice includes all types or uses of romaine lettuce, such as whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad.” the advisory reads. “If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine or whether a salad mix contains romaine, do not eat it and throw it away.”
After three years of harping on about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to send government documents, US President Donald Trump’s daughter and senior advisor, Ivanka Trump, has been caught doing the exact same thing.
Somehow, despite regularly leading chants among his supporters of “Lock her up,” Donald didn’t seem to find anything sinister with his daughter doing it, according to CNN, and denied there being any hypocrisy to his position. He addressed the media on the White House lawn after the news broke.
“Just so you understand, early and for a little period of time, Ivanka did some emails.”
It was found on Monday that in 2017 Ivanka had been using a private email to “discuss or relay official White House business.” The White House investigated her email usage on Monday, and it was found that she had emailed Cabinet officials, White House aides, and assistants from the private email instead of an official one.
Thanks to advances in DNA technology, more cold case crimes are being solved. Now, a 50-year-old case involving a Harvard grad student has been solved thanks to help from advances in DNA technology.
Jane Britton, 23, was raped, beaten, and strangled to death in 1969 in her apartment located near Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prior to her death, Jane had been studying anthropology at Harvard. Her body was discovered by her boyfriend.
Until now, her case has remained unsolved. However, advances in DNA technology has led to her case being solved, according to Fox News.
Using this advanced technology, DNA evidence has linked Michael Sumpter to Jane’s murder.
Even though police had received tip-offs from the public since Jane’s murder, they had little to go on in relation to the crime. However, DNA evidence had been collected at the time and was still on hand, meaning police could finally do DNA analysis all these years later, according to Fox 25 Boston.
In statements issued on Tuesday, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch say that female human rights activists in Saudi Arabia were tortured. They have been electrocuted, flogged, interrogated, and sexually harassed, the BBC reports.
Several women’s rights activists were arrested in Saudi Arabia this year and held in the Dhahban Prison. After being electrocuted and whipped, these women could not walk or even stand properly. At least three women were also sexually harassed and forced to submit to hugging and kissing, according to the statement from Human Rights Watch.
A number of clerics and intellectuals in Saudi Arabia have also been imprisoned, the statements say.
This behavior, and news reports about murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, shows a pattern in Saudi Arabia of forcibly detaining and torturing those who speak out.
A woman who was nicknamed “The Grinch” for stealing parcels off the doorsteps of residents in a Michigan city has been apprehended. WWJ News Radio reports that police in Sterling Heights made a Facebook post asking the public to help them identify someone who had been going around the neighborhood in a dark mini-van pilfering boxes left outside of homes by delivery services.
“The term grinchy shall apply when Christmas spirit is in short supply,” they wrote. “We are calling for your help to identify this Grinch before she has a chance to ruin someone else’s Christmas.”
The police described the woman as a “white, female.”
Facebook has come under fire after an auction for a Sudanese child was live on its platform for 15 days before it was taken down. While Facebook claims the post was removed as soon as they learned of the child bride auction, it was not before the child was married off to the highest bidder.
According to CNN, a 16-year-old Sudanese girl was placed on auction on Facebook in what is being described as a “barbaric use of technology.” Facebook told CNN that the post was removed on November 9 and that they took it down as soon as they became aware of it. However, this was 15 days after the post went live on October 25.
“Any form of human trafficking — whether posts, pages, ads or groups is not allowed on Facebook. We removed the post and permanently disabled the account belonging to the person who posted this to Facebook,” a spokesman for Facebook said in a statement on the matter.
Two adults and two children have been confirmed dead at a suspicious mansion blaze in Colts Neck, located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. It is believed arson was involved and investigators are treating the deaths as a quadruple homicide.
According to NJ.com, a “couple and two of their children were found dead Tuesday afternoon as an arson fire swept through their sprawling, multimillion-dollar Colts Neck estate.”
It is believed that the blaze broke out around 1 p.m., according to Fox News. The fire crew was still on site at 4.30 p.m.
Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni gave a press statement on the incident, but they would not identify the victims discovered in the blaze. They also confirmed that four victims had been located, not five, like previously reported by the press.
“Unfortunately, they were burned severely as a result of the fire they were exposed to, so that’s making things somewhat challenging with the medical examination that needs to ensue,” Gramiccioni said.
Studies show that most Americans keep their phones on them at all times, even when they sleep. While you might think it is a good idea to keep your phone plugged in near your bed in case of an emergency, charging it too close to you can actually be a safety hazard. According to Today, charging your phone under your pillow or in bed can cause a fire.
A fire department in Newton, New Hampshire used their Facebook page to warn people about the dangers of getting into this habit. They accompanied the post with frightening images of burned bed sheets and a blackened charger. “Research has revealed that 53 percent of children/teens charge their phone or tablet either on their bed or under their pillow. This is can be extremely dangerous. The heat generated cannot dissipate and the charger will become hotter and hotter. The likely result is that the pillow/bed will catch fire,” the post read.
Police are investigating an incident that took place at a McDonald’s outlet in Minnesota on Monday night when a white man reportedly pulled a gun on a group of teenagers.
As reported by Huffington Post, there are several videos that are being shared on social media — particularly Twitter — which shows a group of young people yelling “He has a gun!” before running away from a man who is walking out of the restaurant.
Although a bystander intervened to diffuse the situation, an employee at McDonald’s yelled at the teenagers and told them to leave the restaurant. In the video, the employee is seen yelling “get out of my restaurant now.”
“Don’t send them out there when the dude just pulled a f***ing gun on them,” one man — who came to the teenagers’ help — said to the McDonald’s employee, as seen in the footage. “You better call the f***ing cops, is what you gotta do.”
Monica Lewinsky’s parents, Bernard Lewinsky and Marcia Lewis, gave a rare account of their take on the infamous Clinton scandal. A&E is broadcasting a six-part series called The Clinton Affair featuring interviews from Monica herself as well as her family. According to the Huffington Post, Monica’s parents knew nothing regarding their daughter, a White House intern, and her involvement with the then President of the United States. While the family had been given tours of the White House and had met the president personally, they suspected nothing of an affair. Lewinsky’s parents did deem their interaction with Clinton to be rather “strange” and overly friendly but wrote it off thinking that was simply Clinton’s personality.
Comedian Michelle Wolf quickly fired back at President Donald Trump after he attacked her performance at last year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, taking a jibe at his response to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Business Insider reported.
Taking to his favorite social media platform, the president cited that because “so-called comedian Michelle Wolf bombed so badly last year” that he would be breaking a decades-old tradition of having a comedian headline the event. He has instead chosen biographer Ron Chernow, the author behind the book on Alexander Hamilton that inspired the popular musical Hamilton.
Michelle Wolf fired back a response to the president not even two hours after he had tweeted out his criticism of her performance.
“I bet you’d be on my side if I had killed a journalist. #BeBest,” the comedian wrote back, appearing to use the first lady’s anti-bullying campaign slogan in her tweet. The response has garnered a whopping 144,000 likes and over 30,000 retweets in just nine hours.
This Black Friday, you are going to spend over $9 billion. Almost half of it will be at Amazon. This, despite all the bad press that Amazon has garnered over the past few months. This has not been a good year for Amazon with regard to image. There have been a number of reports about how the company does not value its workers and treats them poorly.
Amazon has attempted to do some things to change the narrative by raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Still, that was not enough to stop the negative stories like the one from a former Amazon fulfillment center worker who spoke to the Verge about what it is really like at Amazon during the busy season.
Don’t panic! That is the message coming out of Amazon after acknowledging that they accidentally leaked users’ names and email addresses as the result of a technical error. The Verge has more of what scant details there are.
“Amazon has emailed users to tell them that a “technical error” made their names and email addresses visible publicly on its website (via BetaNews). Amazon declined to comment on how many users have been affected, and the only way to know if your email address has been exposed is by receiving one of the company’s surprisingly brief emails.”
If you got an email that looked like a phishing attack from Amazon about compromised personal data, it was probably real. That said, you should never follow any links from inside an email, especially to your accounts from Amazon, Apple, social media, or your bank. Go directly to the website from your browser and deal with the issue that way.