Parkland survivors’ dad fatally shot in robbery

A father of two high school students who survived February’s school massacre in Parkland, Fla., was fatally shot this week by a robber, authorities said.On Friday, a 19-year-old man surrendered

On Friday, a 19-year-old man surrendered to police in connection with the death,Miami’s FOX 7 reported. Police identifed the suspect as Tyrone Fields Jr. and said he faces one count of murder and an armed robbery charge, the report said.

The victim, Ayub Ali, 61, was stocking shelves in his North Lauderdale convenience store when the suspect walked in, video footage released by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office shows.

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Comic-Con 2018: Best Cosplay At SDCC Day 2 — Skyrim, X-Men, Captain Marvel, More – GameSpot

Here’s all of the coolest cosplay we saw on Day 2 from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, including X-Men, Captain Marvel, and Skyrim’s Dragonborn.

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‘Stand your ground’ law protects shooter in deadly fight over parking space: sheriff

An argument over a handicapped parking spot at a convenience store in Florida led to a fatal shooting and the man who pulled the trigger won’t be arrested under the state’s “stand your ground” self-defense law, authorities said. and ” the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Surveillance video obtained by The Post shows McGlockton walking up to Michael Drejka, 47, who was arguing with McGlockton’s girlfriend, Britany Jacobs, 24, over a handicapped parking spot at the Circle A Food store on Sunset Point Road in Clearwater on Thursday.

Detectives from the sheriff’s office said Jacobs had parked her 2016 Chrysler 2000 in a handicapped spot without a permit before the shooting.

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19-year-old woman shot multiple times in Pittsburgh neighborhood | WPXI

What we know so far, on Channel 11  PCNC and WPXI.com. Click here to watch live.

Officers responded to reports of a woman shot in the 7100 block of Upland Street around 12:25 a.m.

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More Americans Are Dying From a Liver Disease Caused By Rise in Excessive Drinking, Study Says

The study, published Thursday in the BMJ, analyzed more than 600,000 death certificates and census data over the 17-year span. Deaths from liver cancer, another result of excessive alcohol use, doubled across the U.S. Although the hepatitis C virus is another common driver of cirrhosis and other liver diseases, alcoholism was the primary cause of fatal cases of the illness, researchers said.

The researchers said the trend is likely caused by growing alcohol consumption, particularly in excessive amounts.

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Why do people believe the moon landing hoax or other conspiracy theories? – The Washington Post

It’s hard to reason with people who embrace conspiracy theories, but some strategies are more effective than others.

The “moon landing hoax” was among the first conspiracy theories to gain traction with the American public. In the years since, the theories have multiplied like jack rabbits, swarming all corners of the cultural landscape. After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, some fringe activists insisted the U.S. government, rather than al-Qaeda, had planned the attacks. Conspiracies about President Trump’s ties to Russia compete with all the real news on the topic. “Pizzagate” conspiracists claimed Hillary Clinton was operating a pedophile ring in a D.C. pizza parlor, leading one true believer to fire a gun in the restaurant.

It’s tempting to dismiss conspiracy theorists as wearers of tinfoil hats. But the theories should be taken seriously for their effects on political and social discourse — and research suggests that, under the right circumstances, many people are susceptible to their allure.

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