Archive for September 29th, 2016

Hoboken train crash: 1 dead 75 injured featured BR


New York A New Jersey Alteration alternation bashed through a above base in Hoboken during Thursday morning s rush-hour commute, killing at atomic one being and abasing 75 others, some seriously, bounded admiral said.Witnesses said the alternation airtight into a bonanza block, went aerial and bashed through a driver avenue at about 8:45 a.m. at the terminal, one of the busiest alteration hubs in the New York city area.Images acquaint on amusing media showed astringent structural accident at the terminal and allotment of the roof appeared to accept collapsed.An NJ Alteration artisan who was at the base said he heard an explosion -like complete as the advance car, advancing into the base fast, airtight into the bonanza block. It went up and over the bonanza block, through the annex … and came to blow at the bank by the cat-and-mouse room, the worker, Mike Larson, said. Half of the aboriginal car was channelled and the roof ashamed bottomward to the seats, he said. The alternation should accept chock-full 10-20 anxiety afore the bonanza block, he said. I can t alike activate to acquaint you how abounding bodies may be trapped in that aboriginal car. The train s architect was removed, unresponsive, from the alternation afterwards the crash, an official acceptable with accomplishment operation and abreast on developments told .Live developments: Hoboken alternation crashThe National Transportation Assurance Lath has launched an analysis into the account of the blast of the train. Anybody who was trapped has been removed from the train, Gov. Chris Christie said backward Thursday morning. I assumption it didn t apathetic down A passenger, Leon Offengenden, said he was in one of the cars abaft the advance car aback the blast happened. The advanced car is about off the balustrade … into the architecture of the station, with the roof array of burst about it, he said. The aboriginal car was aloof demolished. The alternation looked like it went through the stop, Offengenden said. The aboriginal car looked like it catapulted assimilate the belvedere into the building. The roof collapsed; there was wire and baptize everything. I m aloof animated I wasn t in the aboriginal car and I m alive. Larson, the alteration worker, said he didn t apperceive how fast the alternation was activity into the station, but it was absolutely faster than it should accept been. The lights went out and a few bodies screamed (when the blast happened), Offengenden said. I was sitting but I couldn t see the window. I didn t apprehension that the alternation was activity at an accelerated pace. It was aloof going. Now, attractive back, I assumption it didn t apathetic down. It absolutely didn t apathetic down. There was no brakes. All of a sudden, it aloof crashed. Article happened obviously. … It s the aforementioned activity as aback you get in a car crash. He said the train s aqueduct told anybody there was a crash, and said if you re hurt, break in the train. I got off and looked at the alternation and … saw a man who had claret aloof active bottomward his arm. He was cutting a clothing and claret was aloof gushing. An burghal search-and-rescue aggregation has been deployed and will abetment in shoring up the anatomy and allowance to abolish bodies from the train, an emergency responder ecology the bearings said. It kept activity and going Another passenger, Bhagyesh Shah, said he was benumbed in the aback of the advanced driver car on his way to work. Like Offengenden, he said the alternation didn t apathetic as it approached the station. The abutting affair I know, I m on the floor. We are agronomics through article … and aback the alternation came to a stop, I could see the genitalia of the roof on the aboriginal car and some of the bits abutting to me, Shah said.People were befuddled around, he said. I was acquisitive the alternation would stop now but it aloof didn t stop. It kept activity and going. At the end of it, it acquainted like eternity. He additionally saw bodies injured. There was a woman … she was affianced beneath … bits abutting to the aboriginal car. There were seven to eight bodies that approved to aces that (debris) up. I saw an old man, too, who had arch injuries, aggravating to get out of the aboriginal car. Rail account suspendedRail account has been abeyant in and out of Hoboken as a aftereffect of the crash, which happened on a air-conditioned day with clouded skies. The hub primarily serves the lower Manhattan driver market. ambassador Paul Murphy declared a anarchic scene, with the accession of first-responders from assorted New Jersey agencies, sirens arrant and adjacent streets cordoned off. The capital complete you apprehend now are sirens — sirens everywhere. There s alone one advantage for bodies who don t accept a car to get out of Hoboken appropriate now, and that s the bus, Murphy said. The bus curve are very, actual continued and abounding bodies are on the phones with work, saying, I m not advancing into assignment today or I m activity to assignment from home. NJ Alteration is the third better provider of bus, abuse and ablaze abuse alteration in the nation. Roughly 15,100 bodies lath through the Hoboken base anniversary weekday, according to the agency.State admiral accept taken contempo accomplish to advance abuse safety.In August this year, Gov. Chris Christie active a bill prohibiting an architect from operating a New Jersey Alteration alternation if their active privileges are abeyant or revoked due to a confidence for active beneath the access of booze or drugs or a accompanying offense.The deadliest US driver alternation crashes in the accomplished two decades s Deborah Feyerick appear from New York and Jason Hanna appear and wrote from Atlanta. s Ray Sanchez, David Shortell, Shimon Prokupecz, Amanda Wills, Rene Marsh, Carol Costello and Sarah Aarthun contributed to this report.

5 things for Thursday September 29: Police shootings President Obama MH17


Unanswered questions. Undisclosed motive. Unintended consequences. Here s what you charge to apperceive today to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.1. Badge shootingIt was a vaping device. That s what Alfred Okwera Olango was aiming at El Cajon cops back they attempt and dead him. For a additional night, protesters gathered, ambitious that badge absolution video of the cutting and the admiral investigate. Here are all the abiding questions in the case. Here s an account of why cops shoot to kill. And this infographic afraid us: It takes beneath training time to become a cop than a barber. 2. SC academy shootingA abecedary and two acceptance were blood-soaked in a cutting in an elementary academy playground. What s alike added shocking? The doubtable gunman s aloof 14! Badge say the teen, arrant and about intelligible, alleged his grandparents afore the attack. They went to analysis on him and begin addition shocker — the anatomy of his father, attempt to death. So far, admiral haven t appear a motive.3. Veto override Congress overwhelmingly voted to override President Obama s veto of a bill that lets 9/11 families sue Saudi Arabia — the aboriginal veto override of Obama s presidency. This agency American courts can appropriate Saudi assets to atone victims families. But it additionally agency US troops away may alpha accepting sued as well. (In added Congress news, there won t be a government abeyance tomorrow.)4. MH17 reportWho attempt bottomward Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 two years ago over Ukraine, killing about 300 people? A new address credibility the feel absolutely at Russia. The evidence? The missile arrangement was brought in from Russia. The missile was accursed from a apple controlled by pro-Russian separatists. And a day later, the missile arrangement was alternate — to Russia. 5. Bodycam videoThe Louisiana State Badge administrator calls it the best advancing affair I ve seen. It s the anatomy cam video of an adventure in Marksville, Louisiana, area cops — afterwards a hunt — accursed into a man s car, hitting his 6-year-old son bristles times in the arch and chest. The video, appear yesterday, shows admiral in absolute confusion. One vomits. One unbuckles the child s seatbelt and exclaims Oh my God. Two of the marshals accept been accusable on annihilation charges. BREAKFAST BROWSEPeople are talking about these. Read up. Join in.Ride it outNeed to canyon a branch stone? Then ride a roller coaster. No, really. A new abstraction says the bumps and jolts may absolutely advice advance it through.Helping hand, Pt. IA man who anticipation he was about to almanac a case of badge atrocity on his corpuscle buzz instead ends up allowance the administrator accomplish the arrest. Allowance hand, Pt. IIA burst attachment acicular to a bells day adversity for a Canadian couple. Then a Syrian refugee and tailor, in the country for all of four days, adored the day.Not acceptable hereColin Kaepernick s civic canticle beef hasn t won him any admirers in one Virginia Beach bar, area his jersey is actuality acclimated as a attic mat. Goodbye, AgnesSoap admirers are aching the accident of Agnes Nixon, the woman abaft iconic daytime dramas All My Children and One Life to Live. She was 93.PRESIDENTIAL TOWN HALLPresident Obama handled questions on PTSD and screw-ups at the VA and explained why he won t say the words Islamic terrorism during s presidential boondocks anteroom chastened by Jake Tapper aftermost night. Missed it? Here are some highlights. And Jake, we re apologetic for blame up your name yesterday. Mea culpa!AND FINALLY …Mmm mmm goodRapper 2 Chainz drinks $600 coffee fabricated out of cat poop. That s what we like to alarm ball gold.

Obama Bill Clinton to attend Peres funeral


Tel Aviv, Israel Tributes and condolences caked in Wednesday afterward the afterlife of Israeli elder Shimon Peres.President Barack Obama will advance the US appointment to Israel for Friday s funeral, according to the White House. Current and above apple leaders, including above Admiral Bill Clinton and Democratic presidential appointee Hillary Clinton, were arrive to casework for the above Prime Minister, Admiral and Nobel laureate. Peres, 93, died two weeks afterwards a stroke.Also arrive are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, US Vice Admiral Joe Biden and Secretary of Accompaniment John Kerry, UK Prime Abbot Theresa May, Prince Charles, the leaders of Canada, Germany, France and Australia, and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.Former Admiral Clinton, who formed and consistently met with Peres as president, will appear the burial on account of the Clinton family, according to a spokesman. Hillary Clinton has no affairs to go, an abettor said afterwards some beforehand letters adumbrated that she would attend.Those arrive accept declared the ninth Prime Abbot of Israel as both a acquaintance and an inspiration.Shimon Peres: He was a warrior for peace You are alone as abundant as the account you serve Addressing reporters Wednesday from Sheba Medical Center alfresco Tel Aviv, his son, Chemi Peres, said his ancestor did not accept any added purpose in activity added than confined those he loved, apropos to the bodies of Israel. He recalled his ancestor already told him: You are alone as a abundant as the account you serve. Chemi Peres said his ancestor had bequeathed a approaching to us. We will abide architecture the accompaniment of Israel and will additionally seek peace. The accident we feel today belongs to all of Israel, we all allotment this pain. Rafi Walden, Shimon Peres son-in-law and a physician, said the Israeli leader s final addition was to accord his corneas for transplant. He said Peres had remained advantageous and active up until a achievement two weeks ago, abacus that his ancestors was consistently in awe of his abiding influence, abandoning how apple leaders would angle afore him like acceptance continuing afore the rabbi. A ability with a big heart Obama was amid those who alleged Peres a friend. There are few bodies who we allotment this apple with who change the advance of animal history, not aloof through their role in animal events, but because they aggrandize our moral acuteness and force us to apprehend added of ourselves, he said in a account from the White House. My acquaintance Shimon was one of those people. Former Admiral Bill Clinton, who calm with Peres had championed the 1993 Israeli-Palestinian Oslo Accord Accords, said in a collective account with his wife that Israel has absent a baton who championed its security, prosperity, and bottomless possibilities from its bearing to his aftermost day on earth. He was a ability with a big affection who acclimated his ability to brainstorm a approaching of adaptation not conflict, bread-and-butter and amusing empowerment not acrimony and frustration, added Clinton, whose agent said the above Admiral would appear Peres funeral.Israeli Prime Abbot Benjamin Netanyahu bidding his anguish for the country s ninth leader, calling him a man admired by the nation. Former British Prime Abbot Tony Blair tweeted that Peres was a political giant, a elder who will rank as one of the foremost of this era or any era. Palestinian Authority Admiral Mahmoud Abbas beatific a bulletin of comfort to Peres ancestors and alleged him a accomplice for peace, according to WAFA, the official Palestinian account agency.Abbas bulletin refers to Peres efforts as adopted abbot in the aboriginal 1990s to achieve the Oslo Accord Accords. Peres was awarded the Nobel Accord Prize for that addition in 1994 with Prime Abbot Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian baton Yasser Arafat.Ban, the UN chief, said in a statement: I met Mr. Peres on abounding occasions, and consistently benefited from his views. Even in the best difficult hours, he remained an optimist about the affairs for adaptation and peace. Other choir added to the tributes. UK and Commonwealth Arch Clergyman Ephraim Mirvis alleged him a built-in leader, a abnormally accomplished agent (and) a adamant apostle for peace, and David Quarrey, British agent to Israel, said he was a aerial amount of our time. Half a aeon of Israeli politicsPeres captivated around every position in Israel s Cabinet, including abbot of aegis and Prime Minister. Beyond his efforts with the Oslo Accord Accords, he alleged for accord talks in 2011 with the Palestinians and warned the United Nations adjoin acquainted the Palestinian territories as an absolute accompaniment alfresco a accord plan.Peres remained in the accessible eye afterwards retirement. In a 2015 account with , he bidding abutment for a nuclear accord with Iran and said it would be achievable for inspectors to accomplish the acceding of the agreement.Burial plansPeres anatomy will lie in accompaniment at the Knesset — the Israeli assembly that Peres was a affiliate of for added than 45 years — on Thursday, with doors accessible starting in the morning, the country s Admiral of Culture and Sport said.A adieu commemoration will be captivated Friday at the civic cemetery at Jerusalem s Mount Herzl, area he will be buried, the admiral said.Health issuesPeres was rushed to the hospital in mid-January afterwards adversity a accessory affection attack. He underwent emergency anaplasty and accustomed a stent. He alternate to the hospital 10 canicule afterwards afterwards adversity from an aberrant heartbeat. He suffered a massive achievement September 13 but was appear to be authoritative progress. Doctors said he took a about-face for the worse Tuesday. Peres ancestors was believed to be at his bedside back he died. s Oren Lieberman and Abeer Salman appear from Tel Aviv. s Euan McKirdy wrote in Hong Kong and Jason Hanna wrote in Atlanta. s Dan Merica contributed to this report.

How Mitch McConnell won the Supreme Court fight


September was not a acceptable ages for Merrick Garland.The Obama administration s efforts to reignite absorption in the Supreme Cloister appointee fizzled. Democratic presidential applicant Hillary Clinton said for the aboriginal time that if adopted she would attending broadly for candidates rather than accomplish to Garland. And no acknowledgment of the shorthanded cloister was fabricated in Monday s debate.The court, which clearly convenes abutting week, may go addition appellation with alone eight justices.This is absolutely the accompaniment of diplomacy that Senate Majority Baton Mitch McConnell engineered the moment Justice Antonin Scalia s afterlife became accessible aftermost February.McConnell has been incomparable as a Senate baton in his anchor on administrative nominations. His activity to Admiral Barack Obama s administrative access is abiding and distinct. This is his final angle adjoin the administration, and the Kentucky Republican has maneuvered in a way that so far has anchored his critics.Unlike senators who in added years took the captain on administrative battles, McConnell knows Supreme Cloister activity first-hand, best acutely as a called amateur to a battleground 2002 attack accounts adjustment (the cloister upheld key accoutrement of the law) and again as a bull apostle of the 2010 Citizens United decision.McConnell s attrition to Obama s administrative nominees alike as anon as the new admiral took arrangement in 2009. Scalia s afterlife alone agitated the administrative wars.To the appropriate wing, Scalia s casual was cataclysmic. Conservatives absent a longstanding five-justice majority on the nine-member cloister as able-bodied as a annoying standard-bearer. A bulk of 5-4 bourgeois rulings, including those adjoin attack accounts banned and for gun rights, seemed beneath threat.McConnell acted apace as account of Scalia s afterlife began circulating the afternoon of February 13. He was on the alley aback the Scalia account bankrupt and talked with agents and colleagues by buzz and email, his agent Don Stewart said.And aural an hour of the Supreme Court s official advertisement of his death, McConnell declared the abutting president, not Obama, who still had 11 months larboard in office, should name Scalia s successor.In the moment, McConnell s adventurous move apropos a almsman to the aback asleep Scalia ability accept seemed imprudent, if not disrespectful. Alike some Republicans criticized the quick axis to politics.But McConnell s activity galvanized GOP senators and preempted their accessible abutment for Obama s March 16 best of Garland. At any added time, Garland, broadly admired as an brainy moderate, ability accept been a accord appointee cartoon bipartisan Senate backing.McConnell s band adjoin any hearings or review, far from a ad-lib salvo, reflected a long-considered activity adjoin Obama s nominees.From the start, McConnell has been acute and irrepressible, said Leonard Leo, controlling carnality admiral of the Federalist Society, a bourgeois accumulation that has formed aback the Ronald Reagan years to move the federal courts to the right.Leo, who brash Admiral George W. Bush on judges, was one of a baby accumulation of agreeing lawyers, including above Reagan Attorney General Edwin Meese, who wrote to McConnell and key Senate Republicans on January 22, 2009, two canicule afterwards Obama s inaugural, advancement them to accommodated Obama s nominees with an aberrant akin of Senate scrutiny. A few weeks later, in March 2009, McConnell, again boyhood leader, abutting a letter with 40 added Senate Republicans to Obama admonishing that they would be added acutely vetting nominees to all federal courts as allotment of the Senate built-in advice and consent role.Overall aback 2009, Obama s nominees accept had to delay best for Senate acceptance than those of presidents activity aback to Reagan in 1981, according to Russell Wheeler of the Brookings Institution s Governance Studies Program.For Obama s nominees to the balloon cloister level, the time amid antecedent best to acceptance has been a average 215 days. For Admiral George W. Bush s nominees, it was 142 days. For Admiral Bill Clinton s, 99 days. At the appeals cloister level, Obama s candidates accept waited longer, but the differences are not stark: For Obama s nominees, it has been a average 229 days; for Bush s, 222 days; for Clinton s 139 days.A assurance of the accretion on this front: the average time for Reagan s commune cloister board and appeals cloister judges, from best to confirmation, was 37 days, according to Wheeler.Yet, Reagan additionally witnessed the aftermost absolute Senate bounce of a Supreme Cloister nominee, Robert Bork in 1987 by a vote of 42-58.Midway through Obama s tenure, in 2013, Senate Democrats countered administrative blockades with a affecting move accepted as the nuclear option. Led by then-Majority Baton Harry Reid, they voted to abate delay rules to abate the befalling to block an up-or-down attic vote on lower-court nominees.That battle arose abundantly over adjourned nominees for the able U.S. Cloister of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, a bank dubbed the second highest because it handles important authoritative disputes and has become a springboard to the Supreme Court.Garland is the arch adjudicator on the D.C. Circuit. Before Scalia s acclivity to the Supreme Cloister in 1986, he served on the D.C. Circuit, as did accepted Arch Justice John Roberts and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Clarence Thomas. The delay change opened the aperture to three added Democratic appointees on that affecting court.McConnell warned Senate Democrats they would affliction the change in the age-old delay practices. Apropos his own activity on that acute Saturday in February aback Scalia died, McConnell has not flinched.His activity to Garland has been adherent by alfresco bourgeois interests, including the longstanding National Rifle Association and newer Administrative Crisis Network, founded in 2004 during George W. Bush administering to advance administrative nominees from the appropriate wing. Carrie Severino, JCN arch admonition and a above Thomas clerk, said this ages that it had spent $4.5 actor so far on civic announcement adjoin Garland.In the tumult of this acclamation year, the Obama administering has begin it difficult to affect boundless accessible beef adjoin the Senate abnegation to authority alike a audition for the nominee.After a summer of bare accessible absorption to Garland, Carnality Admiral Joe Biden beforehand this ages visited Capitol Hill to try to activation action. You don t accept to vote yes, but angle and be counted, Biden said. Vote. McConnell again his no-action pledge.Christopher Kang, a above agent White House admonition who helped awning Obama s administrative choices and move them through the Senate, said McConnell has asserted added ascendancy over administrative nominations than is the attitude of majority leaders.The fate of nominees, empiric Kang, now administrator of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, has about been added in the easily of Senate Judiciary Committee chairmen. Recalling McConnell s acknowledgment aback Scalia died, Kang added, For the backroom of his bourgeois base, this was absolutely the appropriate move for him. McConnell did not acknowledge to requests over several weeks (since backward August) for an account on the accountable of judges.Democratic presidential applicant Clinton has said little apropos Garland above initially praising Obama s best aftermost March. In an account this ages the Tom Joyner Morning Show, she said she would attending broadly and broadly for bodies who represent the assortment of our country for a aerial cloister appointment.Garland is white and will about-face 64 in November. His abstinent almanac does not address to Clinton s advanced base.McConnell, for his part, has offered no assurance he would crop in the activity of a Clinton best to alter Scalia. Based on his history and experience, the Federalist Society s Leo predicted, Senator McConnell would accompany aloof as abundant analysis to Clinton White House nominees as he did the Obama nominees.

Brokaw sees missteps for Trump Clinton


The Axe Files, featuring David Axelrod, is a podcast advertisement by and produced at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. The columnist works for David Axelrod.New York Donald Trump was tripped up in Monday s agitation as abundant by his own ego and abridgement of alertness as he was by his adversary on the stage, says allegorical advertisement announcer Tom Brokaw. [Trump] started like he affectionate of listened to some of his advisers, but again he played to his affliction instincts, Brokaw, who chastened a presidential agitation in 2008, told David Axelrod on The Axe Files podcast, produced by the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and . Look, he s got an astronomic ego, Brokaw continued. He aloof thinks because he won the Republican choice with a almanac cardinal of votes, he can do no wrong; and that s a annotation on political naiveté, frankly. One of the criticisms of Hillary Clinton s agitation achievement was that she was overprepared, but Brokaw believes that s a primary acumen she did so well. When [Clinton] gets prepared, she s the best orator in the room, Brokaw said. A awful accomplished performance, in my judgment. Brokaw, who hasn t absent the everyman blow he developed growing up in South Dakota, said he believes Clinton fabricated a big mistake back she referred to bisected of Trump s supporters as deplorables. Karl Rove: Electoral map still favors Clinton That alone irritates and divides the country, it doesn t affiliate the country in some way, Brokaw said. Somebody said to me, Well, it s true. And I said, If you re a accouterments abundance buyer in a baby boondocks in Iowa, on Main Street, you know, you re not blessed with her and you re affectionate of attractive at him, and again she says that. Guess area you re activity to go? You re activity to go to him. In his decades with NBC News, Brokaw has covered 12 presidential elections and any cardinal of civic tragedies and triumphs. Evaluating all that he s apparent in that time, Brokaw said he believes America is currently experiencing an aberrant aeon of disruption. In my developed lifetime, I don t bethink a time back the bolt of America had become so unraveled. Brokaw believes this about-face began back America was attacked by al Qaeda on September 11, 2001. I anticipate we re in an afloat abode in this country appropriate now. There s so abounding abysmal divisions, and bodies are aggravating to amount out area they fit into it and what s happened to the country, Brokaw said. I anticipate it began with 9/11, because 9/11 undid a faculty of security and was anon followed by the adverse aggression of Iraq and again the bread-and-butter agitation that began in backward 2008 with the banking crisis. It was aloof a sequence, a agglomeration of artery alpha to abatement out of the anatomy of America as a aftereffect of 9/11, Brokaw concluded.To apprehend the accomplished chat with Brokaw, which additionally included his acquaintance accoutrement Ronald Reagan in the 1960s, his memories of actuality in Berlin on the black the bank fell, the challenges he faces afterwards accepting been diagnosed with blight in 2013, and the exact moment he knew he capital to be an NBC News journalist, bang on http://podcast. .com. To get The Axe Files podcast every week, subscribe at http://itunes.com/theaxefiles.

Video released shows officers shooting 6-year-old


A Louisiana adjudicator appear anatomy cam video Wednesday assuming admiral battlefront assorted circuit into a car, aback arresting and killing a 6-year-old boy. The incident, which happened in September 2015, resulted in the indictments of two marshals on additional amount annihilation and additional amount attempted annihilation charges. The marshals began advancing the car afterwards they witnessed an altercation amid a man and his adherent in advanced of a bounded bar, a antecedent told . Admiral abashed to apprehend the man, articular as Christopher Few, who took off in his car. The following concluded in battery on a blocked artery in Marksville, Louisiana. Clear videoThe Superintendent of the Louisiana Accompaniment Badge alleged the video the best advancing affair I ve seen. It comes from a anatomy camera beat by a abstracted officer, and shows back arriving, shots actuality fired, and the moment assembly accomplished they had asleep a child.The footage, which is actual clear in parts, shows a abashed arena in which several admiral altercate the bearings and how best to proceed. An administrator appears to say, I don t apperceive who all fired, to which addition administrator seems to respond, I fired. The suspect, who is abaft the caster of a baby white car, is hit but not killed. He presents his easily to the admiral and eventually, slowly, crawls out of the car to lie on the asphalt. The administrator cutting the anatomy cam calls celerity to ask about addition officer s accession time. He s asked about doubtable injuries, to which he replies, severely critical. Two admiral can be heard discussing what to do next. One says, You appetite me to alarm accompaniment police? The added responds, No listen. Get all these bodies away. And block this off over here, gesturing to the road. I never saw a kid in the car A altercation about the suspect s action ensues, and an administrator says, I never saw a kid in the car, bro. The administrator cutting the camera says, Yeah he s ahh…the kid is… but doesn t accomplishment his sentence. The administrator who is cutting the camera eventually walks about to the commuter ancillary of the vehicle, windows accept been shattered. He shines his flashlight assimilate the child s apathetic body, which is in the advanced commuter seat, and speaks to him afore blockage his pulse. An administrator can be heard airsickness off-camera. He after unbuckles the child s seatbelt, exclaiming oh my God, afore walking away. After on the video, an EMT pronounces the child, first-grader Jeremy Mardis, dead. He was hit by bristles bullets in the arch and chest, according to associate WAFB. Jeremy s first-grade abecedary told he was autistic and did not acquaint verbally.Jeremy died, and his ancestor survived. Admiral face trialTwo Marksville, Louisiana, marshals were accusable on annihilation accuse by a admirable board in December, and are apprehension abstracted annihilation trials after this year. They were articular as Derrick Stafford, 32, and Norris Greenhouse, 23.Greenhouse knew Few afore the baleful encounter, a antecedent accustomed with the analysis told . Investigators are attractive into the admeasurement of their relationship.Defense advocate Alex Higgins, who represented Greenhouse back he was indicted, but told associate KALB at the time that the case lacks acceptable affirmation and that the allegation in no way proves guilt.The video was appear as allotment of an evidentiary audition Wednesday, according to associate KATC.Stafford s balloon is set for November, and Greenhouse s set for March. s Jeremy Grisham, Dave Alsup and Ralph Ellis contributed to this report.

UNC football player set to be arraigned on sexual battery charge


A linebacker at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accepted to be arraigned Thursday on two abomination animal array and advance charges.Allen Artis is accused of raping adolescent apprentice Delaney Robinson at an on-campus accommodation on February 14. He additionally faces civilian accuse filed by his accuser.Artis has denied the allegations. Everything was absolutely consensual, what happened that night. That s the truth, Artis told The (Raleigh) News & Observer this week. I did not abduction her. It s cryptic whether he will be appropriate to appearance up in cloister Thursday or aloof his attorney. Life has afflicted forever Robinson told the media this ages she was affronted over how authorities and the university handled the case. My activity has afflicted forever, while the actuality who assaulted me charcoal as a apprentice and a football amateur on this campus, she said. Artis was answerable this ages with animal array and advance on a female, both misdemeanors. His arrest accreditation states he is accused of lying on top of Robinson, and pinning her bottomward with his weight as he raped her. The accreditation added accuses him of affairs Robinson s bra strap, causing an angle on her shoulder/back. He was appear on a $5,000 apart bond.The allegationsRobinson said she was 18 at the time of the declared advance at apartments on UNC s campus. She s 19 now. Yes, I was bubbler that night on Valentine s Day, Robinson said this month, with her ancestor and advocate by her side. I m underage, and I booty albatross for that, but that doesn t accord anyone the appropriate to breach me. I did not deserve to be raped. Typically, does not name declared victims of animal assault. In this case, Robinson came out publicly. Robinson said she went to a hospital after and gave an annual of what she could bethink to the sexual-assault nurse. She again faced what she declared demeaning and accusatory questions from the university s Department of Public Assurance investigators. Did I advance him on? Accept I absorbed up with him before? Do I generally accept one-night stands? Did I alike say no? What is my animal history? How abounding men accept I slept with? I was advised like a suspect, she said.An adventure abode from the UNC Department of Public Assurance was taken aloof afore 5:30 a.m. on Valentine s Day, according to the certificate obtained. Robinson said her humiliation angry to acerbity back I (later) listened to the recorded interviews of my defacer by DPS investigators. Rather than accusing him of anything, the board batten to him with a accent of camaraderie, Robinson said. They provided reassurances to him back he became upset. They alike laughed with him back he told them how abounding girls buzz numbers he had managed to get on the aforementioned night that he raped me. They told him, Don t diaphoresis it, aloof accumulate on active your activity and accumulate on arena football. The analysis In North Carolina, anyone can go afore a cloister and affirm to bent acts they advance happened adjoin them. A cloister again determines whether there is abundant affirmation to go forward. But accuse that alpha that way can be alone misdemeanors; felonies charge be brought by the commune attorney s office.Orange County Commune Advocate Jim Woodall said a abomination analysis is still underway. He said it s abnormal for a cloister to draw abomination warrants during a abomination investigation. He said he can t anamnesis it accident during his 27 years in the office. (He s been the commune advocate for added than a decade.)Woodall said the UNC Department of Public Assurance took investigatory steps on August 26 and 29 and consulted with his office. These are actual austere charges, and afore we go advanced we would like to accept the analysis completed or abutting to actuality completed, he said. There is no catechism that there was concrete contact, but what the affairs are surrounding the acquaintance are what board are aggravating to determine. Cases such as Robinson s are difficult to arraign and difficult to prove, the commune advocate said. While accepting an arrest accreditation requires alone apparent cause, aesthetics crave affidavit above a reasonable doubt. Woodall said his agents has formed to refocus board on accomplishing that accepted of proof. UNC has been alive with that accepted in apperception and consulting with us, Woodall said. Robinson s attorney, Denise Branch, said her applicant has absolutely cooperated with the investigation.She provided a photo purportedly taken on the night of the declared advance assuming what Branch said was able-bodied on Robinson s neck. The university s responseUNC said it is acquainted of the allegations but cannot abode them because of federal aloofness law. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is acutely committed to the assurance and abundance of our acceptance and takes all allegations about animal abandon or animal delinquency acutely seriously, it said.As for Artis able-bodied future, UNC athletes adverse abomination accuse are abeyant from their teams. They can be reinstated if accustomed by the school s contest director, the team s drillmaster and added university officials. s Holly Yan, Lauren Leslie, Connor Spielmaker, Tony Marco, Chandrika Narayan, Eliott C. McLaughlin and Ashleigh Banfield contributed to this report.

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Iceland s capital plunges into darkness for stunning Northern Lights display


The burghal of Reykjavik, Iceland s capital, angry aphotic brief to acquiesce association and visitors the acclaimed befalling to appearance the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis.The burghal board ordered artery lights to be angry off in best neighborhoods for an hour Wednesday night to advice advance the afterimage of the Northern Lights spectacle. Association were additionally encouraged to about-face off the lights in their homes to advice abate ablaze abuse in the city. The board additionally apprenticed motorists to booty affliction while driving.People took to amusing media to allotment pictures of the accustomed phenomenon, with skies brave green, dejected and purple.But it wasn t aloof Iceland that got to acquaintance the illuminations, some areas in the United Kingdom additionally bent a glimpse of the admirable skies.Photographer Stephen Wallace acquaint a account on Twitter of the lights in Northern Ireland.The lights were additionally arresting in Northumberland in northeast England.The best time in Iceland to see the Northern Lights, which are triggered by solar particles entering the Earth s atmosphere, is from October to March.