Lion Air plane crash: Doomed airliner apparently found

“We strongly believe that we have found a part of the fuselage of [Lion Air Flight] JT610” on sea floor off Jakarta, Indonesia’s military chief says

Source: Lion Air plane crash: Doomed airliner apparently found

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Megyn Kelly Told NBC She’ll Sign Confidentiality Agreement for $10 Million | TMZ.com

Megyn Kelly has told NBC she will not spill whatever beans she has on the network and the people who work there … but at a hefty price.

Sources familiar with the negotiations tell TMZ … NBC offered Kelly $38 million, which the network says represents the balance owed on her contract. As we reported, Megyn was pulling in around $25 mil a year and she was one year and some change into the 3-year deal.

We’re told NBC attached a pretty standard string … a confidentiality agreement. Her lawyer said his client would sign on the dotted line … for an additional $10 million. We’re told NBC told the attorney to pound sand.

Source: Megyn Kelly Told NBC She’ll Sign Confidentiality Agreement for $10 Million | TMZ.com

Obesity, low BMI linked to increased risk of death, study reveals – CNN

(CNN)Excessively high or low body mass index measurements have been linked to an increased risk of dying from nearly every major cause except transport accidents, new research says.

The study, published Wednesday in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology and conducted by scientists at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, revealed that BMI that’s either too high or too low is tied to increased morbidity from a range of major diseases.

Source: Obesity, low BMI linked to increased risk of death, study reveals – CNN

Venice under water as deadly storms hit Italy – BBC News

Italy has been battered by fierce winds and rain which have left 11 people dead in the west and north, while schools and tourist sites closed in several regions amid fears for people’s safety.

Winds of up to 180km/h (110 mph) were reported, and two tornadoes ripped through the centre of the coastal town of Terracina, killing one person and leaving 10 others injured.

In the canal city of Venice, rising floodwaters overwhelmed many of its famed squares and walkways, with officials saying as much as 75% of the city is now submerged.

Source: Venice under water as deadly storms hit Italy – BBC News

Dow rallies more than 400 points in bounce as brutal October nears a close

The S&P 500 rallied more than 1.5 percent to close at 2,682.63 as communications, energy and materials stocks carried the index out of correction territory. Shares of Charter CommunicationsDISH Network and Twitter all rose more than 4 percent each.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged by 431.72 points to finish at 24,874.64. Goldman SachsMcDonald’s and Boeing all outperformed the broader blue-chip index.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite rose more than 1.5 percent to close at 7,161.65. That index climbed thanks to a 5.2-percent rally in Intel and a 4.7-percent gain in CNBC-parent Comcast; e-commerce giant Amazon shed 0.5 percent during the session.

 

Source: Dow rallies more than 400 points in bounce as brutal October nears a close

Suzanne Somers Says ABC ‘Lost Big’ When It Fired Roseanne Barr

“The anti-Trumps won in this case,” former “Three’s Company” star says

As noted by Yahoo, Somers was herself fired by ABC nearly 40 years ago when she asked for parity with her “Three’s Company” co-star John Ritter. During contract negotiations for the show’s fifth season, the actress asked for a raise from $30,000 per episode to match Ritter’s rate of $150,000 per episode.

Source: Suzanne Somers Says ABC ‘Lost Big’ When It Fired Roseanne Barr

Ben & Jerry’s Unveils Anti-Trump Ice Cream Called ‘Pecan Resist’ | TMZ.com

Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is diving deep into politics … with an ice cream scooper!!

The famous ice cream company unveiled an anti-Trump flavored ice cream Tuesday morning in D.C. dubbed “Pecan Resist.” Because we know you’re wondering — “Pecan Resist” is chocolate ice cream with white and dark fudge chunks, pecans, walnuts and fudge-covered almonds. Yum.

Source: Ben & Jerry’s Unveils Anti-Trump Ice Cream Called ‘Pecan Resist’ | TMZ.com

Asylum requests overwhelm US immigration system: A look at the numbers | Fox News

A recent explosion in asylum requests from immigrants facing deportation has overwhelmed U.S. courts and denial of the requests does little to keep illegal immigrants out, according to federal statistics.

By the end of March 2018, there were more than 318,000 pending affirmative applications pending with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, according to data provided by the agency. On average, asylum seekers had to wait around 1,000 days for their cases to be reviewed in an immigration court, the American Immigration Council reports.

Source: Asylum requests overwhelm US immigration system: A look at the numbers | Fox News

Trump Says He Will Void Birthright Citizenship Law Through Executive Order : NPR

“It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don’t,” Trump said in a recent interview.

President Trump is planning to use an executive order to strip birthright citizenship from America’s laws, rather than trying to change the Constitution through an act of Congress. The potential move, which would likely trigger numerous legal challenges, would seek to end the conferring of citizenship to children of noncitizens who are born in the U.S. — which is currently guaranteed by the 14th Amendment.

Source: Trump Says He Will Void Birthright Citizenship Law Through Executive Order : NPR

Same-sex couple makes history by carrying same baby

In a medical first, two mothers have carried the same baby: Ashleigh Coulter gave birth to a son both she and her wife Bliss Coulter carried, thanks to a breakthrough method of in vitro fertilization.

The method, called Effortless Reciprocal IVF, allowed Bliss to incubate her own embryo. Then, the embryo was placed inside Ashleigh, where it grew until she delivered: In June, Stetson was born at a healthy 8 pounds, 3 ounces.

“I’m excited to put all this in his baby book!” Ashleigh, 29, tells The Post of the medical breakthrough.

Source: Same-sex couple makes history by carrying same baby

Trump and aides struggle to balance midterm attacks with empathy after synagogue massacre – The Washington Post

The president’s plans to ratchet up his combativeness in the last week before the midterms has been complicated by a series of tragedies.

By Philip Rucker 

Ahead of his Tuesday visit to Pittsburgh, President Trump and his top aides have struggled to balance their scorched-earth campaign strategy with calls for national unity following last weekend’s slaughter of 11 Jewish worshipers in a synagogue there.

The president’s plans to ratchet up his political attacks in the final seven-day sprint to the midterm elections have been complicated by a wave of separate and tragic crises.

Source: Trump and aides struggle to balance midterm attacks with empathy after synagogue massacre – The Washington Post

Angela Merkel Is on the Way Out. So What Comes Next?

The rise of the Greens is as big a story as the far right.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Monday that she’s stepping down as the party chief of the Christian Democratic Union, or CDU, and that she won’t seek re-election to Germany’s highest political office in 2021. “The time has come to open a new chapter,” she explained, leaving pundits scrambling to figure out who might succeed Europe’s most powerful leader.

Source: Angela Merkel Is on the Way Out. So What Comes Next?

New Zealand earthquake: 6.2-magnitude shake halts parliament | World news | The Guardian

Houses sway as strong quake under central New Zealand is felt in Wellington

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck central New Zealand, causing parliament to be suspended.

The quake was felt most strongly in central New Zealand, including the capital city of Wellington. It struck at a depth of 207 kilometres south-west of Taumarunui.

There were no immediate reports of serious damage or injury. People near the epicentre reported their houses swaying and pictures falling off walls.

Jacinda Ardern

@jacindaardern

To those who felt the quake – GNS have confirmed their assessment that it was M6.2 and 25km SW of Taumarunui. Widely felt across central NZ. Grabbing updates from officials but in the meantime, do check on those around you!

Source: New Zealand earthquake: 6.2-magnitude shake halts parliament | World news | The Guardian

US sending 5,200 troops to border with Mexico – BBC News

The Pentagon is sending over 5,200 troops to the border with Mexico as thousands of Central American migrants head north through Mexico.

General Terrence O’Shaughnessy said Operation Faithful Patriot would focus on Texas, Arizona and California.

President Donald Trump earlier said the “invasion” of migrants would find the US military waiting for them.

There are already 2,100 National Guard members at the border, sent after a previous request by Mr Trump in April.

Source: US sending 5,200 troops to border with Mexico – BBC News

Accused Pittsburgh gunman posted online about HIAS, an agency known for work with refugees

“As our president likes to say, ‘We used to help refugees because they were Jewish, but now we help refugees because we’re Jewish,'” said a HIAS spokesman.

By Farnoush Amiri

The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, or HIAS, known for its resettlement work in the United States and internationally, is one of the oldest refugee protection agencies in the country. The organization became part of the national conversation Saturday after the man accused of shooting and killing 11 at a synagogue in Pittsburgh appeared to have referred to the group online.

In a post on the social network Gab, the accused shooter, Robert Bowers, 46, linked to a directory of synagogues participating in a HIAS event, National Refugee Shabbat, saying he “appreciated” the list. As part of the elaborate anti-Semitic conspiracy theory to which he subscribed — which prosecutors say motivated his crime — Bowers claimed that HIAS was working to bring people to the United States to do violence.

Source: Accused Pittsburgh gunman posted online about HIAS, an agency known for work with refugees

Steelers return team treats free kick like a punt — and pays the price

Steelers returner Ryan Switzer admitted after the game to treating a free kick like a traditional punt on a boneheaded play.

Switzer admits he treated play like a punt

But he eventually fessed up, admitting that he played the ball like a punt.

“I was thinking that punts were dead and kickoffs were alive, so honestly just one of those things that you wish didn’t happen and obviously you learn from it, which I certainly will,” he said.

Fortunately for Switzer and all of the Pittsburgh return team, the Steelers went on to earn a 33-18 win over the Browns.

Source: Steelers return team treats free kick like a punt — and pays the price

3 injured in shooting on Dan Ryan Expressway; Inbound lanes reopened | abc7chicago.com

Three people inside a car were injured in a shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway Monday morning, Illinois State Police said.

Three people inside a car were injured in a shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway Monday morning, Illinois State Police said.

The shooting occurred at about 4:14 a.m. near Marquette Road. A 27-year-old man was shot multiple times in the legs and was transported to a hospital in serious condition.

Two others were injured by debris, authorities said. They are expected to be OK.

Illinois State Police shut down the inbound lanes from 79th Street to Marquette Road at about 4:30 a.m. All entrance ramps from 79th Street to Marquette Road are closed as well.
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Shortly before 7 a.m., police reopened the inbound lanes of the Dan Ryan. Lanes were initially closed between 87th Street and Marquette Road.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Illinois State Police at 847-294-4400.

Source: 3 injured in shooting on Dan Ryan Expressway; Inbound lanes reopened | abc7chicago.com

Woman Struck By Car, Killed In Pine Twp.

A woman was struck by a car and killed in Indiana County early Saturday morning.

The Indiana County coroner’s office says 80-year-old Doris Jean Peterman, of Strongstown, Pa., was crossing the street to get the newspaper from her mailbox.

When she started to cross back across the road toward her home, she was struck by an SUV. According to state police, the driver of the vehicle didn’t see Peterman.

Source: Woman Struck By Car, Killed In Pine Twp.

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