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Man 'murders his wife and tries to throw her body off cruise ship because she would not stop laughing at him'

cruise ship because “she would not stop laughing at him”.” data-reactid=”16″>A man has been charged with murdering his wife on a cruise ship because “she would not stop laughing at him”.

Kenneth Manzanares has been charged with the murder of his wife Kirsty after she was found in their cabin with a severe head wound during the cruise as it was sailing through Alaska on Tuesday night.” data-reactid=”17″>Kenneth Manzanares has been charged with the murder of his wife Kirsty after she was found in their cabin with a severe head wound during the cruise as it was sailing through Alaska on Tuesday night.

Medical workers and security personnel were reportedly called to the couple’s cabin at around 9pm but the mother of three was pronounced dead at the scene around 20 minutes later.

A witness, who arrived at the cabin before the crew said they found Manzanares with blood on his hands and clothes.

According to court documents, they said “blood was spread throughout” the room on “multiple surfaces” and Manzanares tried to “grab [the] body and drag her towards the balcony” but the witness intervened.

Manzanares reportedly told the witness “she kept laughing at me”.

The ship, the Emerald Princess, pulled into the state capital Juneau on Wednesday morning so FBI investigators could board.

The bureau is required to step in when deaths occur in international or US waters, rather than the local police.

One of the FBI agents who apprehended Manzanares also wrote that “he spontaneously stated ‘my life is over’” while he was being processed.

The couple, from St George in Utah, are believed to have been travelling in a larger group – including their children – on the ship, the Emerald Princess, during a week-long cruise which set sail from Seattle, Washington on Sunday.

CBS reported.” data-reactid=”26″>Other passengers had been taking part in a murder mystery night on board the ship when the incident took place, leading some people to think it was a hoax initially, CBS reported.

told Fox13 that they had heard two men and a woman fighting on a balcony that evening and then a woman screaming for her life.” data-reactid=”27″>Some told Fox13 that they had heard two men and a woman fighting on a balcony that evening and then a woman screaming for her life.

One passenger, Megan Morr, said: “People were running through the hall with blood all over them and trying to get security,

“He was very worked up, he said, “Everyone, we need all medical, security, all personnel to deck 9 and deck 14”; and that scared me because I’m on deck 14”.

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Man's brand new Ferrari goes up in flames within an hour of purchasing it

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of sitting in the driver’s seat of a brand new car, especially if it’s the car of your dreams. You would want to take that baby out for a spin.

Unfortunately for this driver, things didn’t quite work out.


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The South Yorkshire Police Operational Support posted pictures of the charred remains of a brand new £260,000 ($340,468) Ferrari 430 Scuderia.

In the post, they wrote: “Officers were deployed to a single vehicle collision with reports that the vehicle had left the carriageway and burst in to flames. Road conditions were wet at the time and as officers arrived on scene it became clear there was a vehicle well alight and colleagues from South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue were in attendance squirting water all over some kind of sporty motor some 50 or so meters down a banking.”

Amazingly the driver only sustained minor cuts and bruises.

When the officers asked him what kind of car it was, the driver said, “It was a Ferrari. I’ve only just got it, picked it up and hour ago.”

Ouch. Now that’s got to sting.

Officers who spoke to witnesses of the crash believe that excessive speed wasn’t a contributing factor in this accident, which begs the question, “What the hell happened?”

While the cause of this inferno is still unknown, what is certain is that it’s a miracle that the driver managed to escape relatively unscathed. We can’t say the same about his pride.

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Bomb-Sniffing Marine Dog Who Served in Afghanistan Gets a Hero's Farewell

dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines.” data-reactid=”13″>Hundreds of people came to say goodbye to a bomb-sniffing dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines.

a flag-draped coffin.” data-reactid=”14″>Marine Corporal Jeff DeYoung carried his beloved black Labrador, Cena, at his hero’s farewell in Muskegon, Mich., Wednesday before the dog was euthanized on the USS LST 393, a museum ship, and carried away in a flag-draped coffin.

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The 10-year-old bomb-sniffing dog, who served in Afghanistan with DeYoung before becoming his service dog, had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer.

Hundreds showed up to say goodbye, many of them veterans. They petted Cena, who was wearing a decorated blue Marine vest, as he was pulled along in a wagon.

DeYoung wanted Cena to feel the breeze one last time, so the best friends sat side-by-side in an open Jeep.

WOOD-TV. “The support, all the love people are giving him, he can see it and he can feel it.”” data-reactid=”19″>“He’s truly deserved it all,” DeYoung told WOOD-TV. “The support, all the love people are giving him, he can see it and he can feel it.”

When the ride was over, DeYoung boarded the museum ship, where Cena was put to sleep.

“Lord, it is with heavy hearts that we are sending another Marine to you today,” Chaplain Wesley Spyke said during a prayer.

DeYoung and Cena were first paired in 2009 in Afghanistan when Cena was just 9 months old and DeYoung was 19. They served in combat together for nine months.

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When DeYoung returned home, Cena remained for another four years, but the Marine never gave up hope that they’d be reunited. In 2014, Cena retired and he became DeYoung’s service dog to help him cope with PTSD.

“My whole adult life I’ve had Cena,” DeYoung said Wednesday. “When I was 19 overseas learning how to be responsible, I had Cena. And now I’m 27 and I’m having to say goodbye to one of the biggest pieces of my life.”

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McCain’s ‘no’ vote on GOP health bill elicits gasps in Senate chamber

The “maverick” is back.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., shocked his conservative colleagues early Friday morning by defying President Trump to cast the decisive vote against the Republican Party’s bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

“skinny repeal” amendment when it came time for the former presidential candidate to announce his decision. With Democrats firmly opposed, the GOP could afford only two Republican defections to gut Obamacare.” data-reactid=”30″>Two other Republicans — Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — had already voted “no” on the “skinny repeal” amendment when it came time for the former presidential candidate to announce his decision. With Democrats firmly opposed, the GOP could afford only two Republican defections to gut Obamacare.

When McCain, who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer, walked onto the Senate floor about 1:30 a.m. and voted “no” with a thumbs-down, the shock was palpable. Republican senators gasped while scattered applause came from Democrats.

This moment in the early morning hours effectively killed the replacement plan, known as the Health Care Freedom Act. It ended with a 49-51 vote.

McCain, 80, had returned to Washington from Arizona for the vote earlier this week with a visible scar above his eye from brain surgery. Trump welcomed him back.

Unknown to Trump — or, apparently, most of his Republican colleagues — McCain would tank the bill. As he entered the Senate chamber before the vote, McCain told journalists to “watch the show.” Afterward, he was quoted by reporters as saying he “thought it was the right thing to do.”

an op-ed by columnist Paul Krugman titled “The Sanctimony and Sin of G.O.P. ‘Moderates,’” calling attention to “the awfulness of Senator John McCain,” who had cast the decisive vote to begin debate on a version of the Senate repeal bill. The column, obviously written earlier in the evening, assumed McCain would fall into line again.” data-reactid=”39″>Even as the Senate voted, the New York Times was running an op-ed by columnist Paul Krugman titled “The Sanctimony and Sin of G.O.P. ‘Moderates,’” calling attention to “the awfulness of Senator John McCain,” who had cast the decisive vote to begin debate on a version of the Senate repeal bill. The column, obviously written earlier in the evening, assumed McCain would fall into line again.

Krugman updated his column to “reflect news developments” by adding this key sentence: “Awfulness somewhat, but only somewhat, redeemed by his last-minute vote.” The original version ran in the print edition.

reaffirming his commitment to repealing and replacing Obamacare with something that increases competition, lowers costs and improves health care, but said the new bill fell short of these goals.” data-reactid=”41″>After the vote, McCain released a statement reaffirming his commitment to repealing and replacing Obamacare with something that increases competition, lowers costs and improves health care, but said the new bill fell short of these goals.

“While the amendment would have repealed some of Obamacare’s most burdensome regulations, it offered no replacement to actually reform our health care system and deliver affordable, quality health care to our citizens,” he said. “The Speaker’s statement that the House would be ‘willing’ to go to conference does not ease my concern that this shell of a bill could be taken up and passed at any time.”


Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) leaves the the Senate chamber at the U.S. Capitol after voting on the GOP ‘Skinny Repeal’ health care bill on July 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. Three Senate Republicans voted no to block a stripped-down, or ‘Skinny Repeal,’ version of Obamacare reform. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

On Thursday afternoon McCain joined several Republican colleagues in saying they would vote for the bill only if they had assurances from House Speaker Paul Ryan that the lower chamber wouldn’t pass it in its current version. Whatever Ryan said presumably satisfied the others, including McCain’s close ally Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. But McCain held out.

McCain has said repeatedly that a major failing of Obamacare is that Democrats “rammed” it through Congress on a strictly party-line basis without a single Republican vote. He argued that Congress should not repeat these same mistakes.

“We must now return to the correct way of legislating and send the bill back to committee, hold hearings, receive input from both sides of aisle, heed the recommendations of nation’s governors, and produce a bill that finally delivers affordable health care for the American people,” he continued. “We must do the hard work our citizens expect of us and deserve.”

dissatisfied with the secretive manner in which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., put the bill together.” data-reactid=”63″>There have been many reports of Republican senators being dissatisfied with the secretive manner in which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., put the bill together.

McCain, a Vietnam War hero who was held prisoner by the North Vietnamese from 1967 until 1973, earned the reputation of a maverick for being willing to disagree with his party on certain issues over the course of his career in the Senate.

regulate the tobacco industry in the late ’90s and voted against President George W. Bush’s tax cuts in the early 2000s.” data-reactid=”65″>For instance, he pushed for a comprehensive bill to regulate the tobacco industry in the late ’90s and voted against President George W. Bush’s tax cuts in the early 2000s.

Huma Abedin against conservative conspiracy theories in 2012 and the Khan family against Trump’s insults in 2016.” data-reactid=”66″>Though many argued that this “maverick” spirit was nearly erased during McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, he’s drifted from the party line in more recent controversies. He defended former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin against conservative conspiracy theories in 2012 and the Khan family against Trump’s insults in 2016.

This latest vote will surely go down as one of those moments.

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    Shark Attacks Female Tourist While Snorkeling In Bahamas

    A shark attacked a female tourist while she was snorkeling in the Bahamas on Thursday, authorities reportedly said. The woman, who was bitten by the shark on her ankle and foot was hospitalized.

    said that they did not have enough details about the woman’s condition at the time. Authorities also did not reveal the type of shark that attacked the woman, however, the Bahamas has seen several similar incidents recently, mostly involving bull and tiger sharks.” data-reactid=”17″>The condition of the woman, who has not been identified, wasn’t immediately clear, and Assistant Police Commissioner Stephen Dean said that they did not have enough details about the woman’s condition at the time. Authorities also did not reveal the type of shark that attacked the woman, however, the Bahamas has seen several similar incidents recently, mostly involving bull and tiger sharks.

    Last month, a North Carolina mother of three was attacked by a shark while snorkeling in the Bahamas, The woman, identified as Tiffany Johnson was snorkeling in a shallow reef while her husband remained back on the boat. Johnson had part of her right arm amputated from the attack.

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    ABC-affiliated WTVD-TV at the time. “So I just casually turned to my right to look… my whole arm in its mouth, just floating there.”” data-reactid=”20″>“It just felt like I had bumped into something,” she told ABC-affiliated WTVD-TV at the time. “So I just casually turned to my right to look… my whole arm in its mouth, just floating there.”

    Johnson told local media she attempted to free her arm and struggled with the animal for at least a few minutes but the shark only bit down harder.

    WSOC-TV. “The last time I yanked, he had cut it clean off so I was able to actually get free.”” data-reactid=”22″>“I kept trying to yank my hand back,” she told ABC-affiliated television station WSOC-TV. “The last time I yanked, he had cut it clean off so I was able to actually get free.”

    Tracking Sharks. “Blood attracts sharks. I knew I had to get out of the water as fast as possible. It did not follow me, by the grace of God, because it doesn’t make sense to me. It didn’t grab my leg while I was pulled away or anything.”” data-reactid=”23″>“I was really scared that the shark was going to follow me,” she told Tracking Sharks. “Blood attracts sharks. I knew I had to get out of the water as fast as possible. It did not follow me, by the grace of God, because it doesn’t make sense to me. It didn’t grab my leg while I was pulled away or anything.”

    Johnson’s husband, James, heard his wife screaming and jumped into the water to help her. “As I looked over at her, I just saw the blood all around in the water and that part of her arm was gone,” he told Tracking Sharks.

    The Bahamas have witnessed relatively few unprovoked shark attacks in the area, and according to the Florida Museum of Natural History’s International Shark Attack File, there have been only 28 unprovoked shark attacks from 1749 to the present.

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    Here are a few tips to follow in case you want to avoid a shark attack, courtesy Florida Museum of Natural History website.

    1. Choose to swim in a group as sharks most often attack lone individuals.

    2. Don’t wander too far from the shore as it may be difficult to get help.

    3. Avoid the water at night, dawn, or dusk as sharks are most active at these times.

    4. In case you have a cut or you are bleeding, do not enter the water as sharks can smell and taste blood, and trace it back to its source.

    5. Leave the water immediately if you spot a shark.

    6. Don’t try to touch a shark if you see one.

    7. If attacked by a shark, do whatever it takes to get away from it, to sustain minimum injuries.

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    Officer dies after shot multiple times in Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A police officer died after being shot multiple times while responding to a traffic crash on the south side of Indianapolis, authorities said Thursday.

    Lt. Aaron Allan of the Southport Police Department was responding to a call about a crash with people trapped inside a vehicle Thursday afternoon when he was shot, Sgt. Kendale Adams of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department told reporters at a news conference. Allan died at Eskenazi Hospital, Adams said.

    “Shots were fired by one of the vehicle’s occupants, striking the Southport lieutenant,” Adams said.

    Two other officers at the scene, including one who was off-duty at the time, returned fire, striking a person inside the vehicle, Adams said. That person and a second person injured in the crash were hospitalized and in custody with non-life-threatening injuries. Police did not release their names or discuss a motive for the shooting.

    Allan was a six-year veteran of the Southport department and had nearly 20 years of law enforcement experience, Southport Police Chief Thomas Vaughn said.

    “Lieutenant Allan was a hard worker, and today was no different. He responded to a crash with urgency to preserve life. Tragically, his was lost,” Vaughn said at the news conference.

    On Thursday night, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett called Allan’s death “a shocking and tragic reminder of the difficult, often dangerous work of police officers.” He said the community grieves for the Allan family.

    Neighborhood resident Bryan McGary told WXIN-TV the shooting was unusual for the area.

    “It’s just hard to believe that this would happen here. I mean I’ve lived here since 1976 and we really haven’t had much. . We do have a lot of policemen in our area that live here so it’s just one of those things,” McGary said.

    Southport is an enclave within the city limits of Indianapolis.

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    Congressional Budget Office showdown: GOP tries to shoot the messenger, misses

    When Congress created the Congressional Budget Office in 1974 to rein in President Nixon’s abuse of power, Steve Bell was a Republican staffer on Capitol Hill involved in the process. Bell predicted his party would try to gut the very office they set up to keep power-hungry presidents in check.

    “That’s one of those times when I wished I was wrong,” Bell, now a senior adviser at the Bipartisan Policy Center, said this week in an interview.

    rejected a proposal to neuter the CBO by removing its budget analysis division, by a vote of 309-to-116. But attempts to undermine the CBO are another example of how partisan passions in the current political environment are overwhelming consideration for long-standing norms that undergird the separation of powers.” data-reactid=”33″>The Republican-controlled House overwhelmingly on Wednesday rejected a proposal to neuter the CBO by removing its budget analysis division, by a vote of 309-to-116. But attempts to undermine the CBO are another example of how partisan passions in the current political environment are overwhelming consideration for long-standing norms that undergird the separation of powers.

    Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, spearheaded the effort to remove the CBO’s ability to provide its own independent analysis.

    to reinforce the independence of the legislative branch from the executive branch. As Sen. John McCain said this week in a dramatic floor speech: “We are not the president’s subordinates. We are his equal.”” data-reactid=”35″>But as Bell explained, the CBO was created to reinforce the independence of the legislative branch from the executive branch. As Sen. John McCain said this week in a dramatic floor speech: “We are not the president’s subordinates. We are his equal.”

    The CBO’s analysis usually illuminates whether the president or congressional leadership have overpromised, and the CBO’S budget projections have long been a thorn in the side of whichever political party is in power.

    Bell spent 25 years on Capitol Hill, much of it in senior staff positions on the Senate Budget Committee. In an interview last month, he expressed concern that there will be pressure during this year’s budget process to use projections from the White House budget office, rather than the CBO.

    The point of using the CBO rather than the White House numbers, Bell said, is to “have information that isn’t poisoned by politics.”

    The CBO was established because Nixon defied Congress by saying he would not spend billions of dollars that they had authorized on domestic items such as water projects in the West. That action was part of the constitutional crisis created by Nixon’s disregard for the law, most glaringly in the Watergate scandal. It ended with the president’s resignation less than a month after signing the law that created the CBO.

    “Nixon signed it [as] a last-ditch attempt to save himself,” Bell said, saying the president was trying to curry favor with Congress by backing off on the issue.


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    But some conservatives now believe the CBO is politicized.

    said the CBO’s analyses are biased because the head of the health analysis division since 2009 has been a Democrat who served in President Bill Clinton’s White House. “You’ve got to ask yourself, has the day of the CBO come and gone?” Mulvaney said. Trump’s liaison to Congress, Marc Short, chimed in with an op-ed in the Washington Post calling the CBO findings “fake news.”” data-reactid=”62″>Trump’s budget director, former Rep. Mick Mulvaney, recently said the CBO’s analyses are biased because the head of the health analysis division since 2009 has been a Democrat who served in President Bill Clinton’s White House. “You’ve got to ask yourself, has the day of the CBO come and gone?” Mulvaney said. Trump’s liaison to Congress, Marc Short, chimed in with an op-ed in the Washington Post calling the CBO findings “fake news.”

    questioned the CBO’s accuracy, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said the CBO was corrupt and should be abolished.” data-reactid=”63″>Back in March, when the House health care plan was assessed by the CBO, White House press secretary Sean Spicer questioned the CBO’s accuracy, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said the CBO was corrupt and should be abolished.

    the amendment instructed the CBO to “carry out [its] duties solely by facilitating and assimilating scoring data compiled by the Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute, the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute.”” data-reactid=”64″>Meadows’ plan would have required the CBO director to rely solely on outside think tanks from across the ideological spectrum rather than in-house analysts. The language of the amendment instructed the CBO to “carry out [its] duties solely by facilitating and assimilating scoring data compiled by the Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute, the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute.”

    Meadows “sees the value in having an independent body for analysis specific to the legislative branch, but believes when the existing one has a track record of failing to accurately predict legislative impacts, we need to look at other options,” said Alyssa Farah, a spokeswoman for the House Freedom Caucus.

    directed the CBO to use what is known as “dynamic scoring.”” data-reactid=”68″>Republicans have long resented the CBO’s estimates on the impact of tax proposals, arguing that the office’s methodology does not take into account the hypothetical increase in economic growth resulting from tax cuts. As a result, in May of 2015, the GOP-controlled House directed the CBO to use what is known as “dynamic scoring.”

    But the CBO’s role in the current health care process has been the breaking point for Meadows and many others on the right. The debate over various iterations of a Republican bill has centered around the CBO’s estimate that repealing Obamacare would cause roughly 20 million people to lose their coverage.

    written extensively to make their case that the CBO’s estimates on the loss of coverage are based on erroneous projections.” data-reactid=”70″>Conservative health care experts like Avik Roy have written extensively to make their case that the CBO’s estimates on the loss of coverage are based on erroneous projections.

    “The CBO is more than just a referee — it’s a referee that makes up the rules of the game as it goes along,” Roy said in an email. “The most important reform of the CBO is transparency. Its models should be available to the public for evaluation and criticism. The CBO’s lack of disclosure — for example, on how much repeal of the individual mandate is driving its coverage scores — is highly problematic given the political power of the agency.”

    Doug Holtz-Eakin, a Republican who was CBO director from 2003 to 2005, said that criticizing the CBO’s findings was appropriate, but drew a distinction between taking issue with its findings and questioning the existence of the office itself.

    “There are reasons to disagree with the numbers … legitimate ones,” he said. But, he asked, “Will people have enough appreciation of the history and rise above the moment to preserve the institution or will they, in a short-sighted moment, essentially undercut their own ability to play on a level playing field with the executive?”

    a letter to congressional leaders voicing their “strong objection to recent attacks on the integrity and professionalism of the agency and on the agency’s role in the legislative process.”” data-reactid=”74″>A top economic adviser to Sen. McCain during his 2008 presidential campaign, Holtz-Eakin joined all six other former CBO directors in sending a letter to congressional leaders voicing their “strong objection to recent attacks on the integrity and professionalism of the agency and on the agency’s role in the legislative process.”

    Holtz-Eakin said it was not the CBO’s fault that the health care debate had focused around how the GOP proposal would impact coverage numbers.


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    Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of American Action Forum Inc., speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview on June 20. (Photo: Kholood Eid/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

    “Republicans lost control of the debate over their own bill,” Holtz-Eakin said, simply because of President Trump.

    “When the president of the United States said, ‘We’re going to cover everybody’ … they end up immediately in a coverage debate: ‘Are you covering everybody?’” Holtz-Eakin said. “They ended up way off track.”

    Bell, meanwhile, said that the problem of bad forecasting has not been confined to the CBO over the past several years. Institutions like the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Federal Reserve and others have struggled to make accurate projections about the economy. “We’re in an extremely uncertain period,” Bell said.

    The CBO’s particular challenge, Bell said, is that they do not make use of behavioral science, even while projecting how U.S. consumers would respond to the 2010 Obamacare bill, as well as Republican efforts to repeal and replace it.

    But this is not an argument for gutting the CBO, he said. “You could get a reasonably good [behavioral economics] division in the CBO for $2 or $3 million,” Bell said.

    The chaotic political moment, however, has combined with extreme partisan polarization to produce some remarkable changes to congressional procedure of late. The Senate has eliminated the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees and rushed the health care bill to the floor without extensive deliberation or debate.

    Gutting the CBO would have been a change in the same spirit, and may be an issue that surfaces again.

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    ‘What Happened’: Hillary’s new book isn’t out yet, but Twitter is already making fun of the title

    Hillary Clinton’s book publisher released the title and cover of her upcoming campaign memoir on Thursday. And it was quickly mocked online.

    In “What Happened” — due from Simon & Schuster on Sept. 12 — Clinton chronicles her stunning defeat in the 2016 presidential election, a race “marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules.”

    “In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net,” Clinton writes in the introduction of the book, her seventh. “Now I’m letting my guard down.”

    But it was the title Twitter users seized upon, with Clinton’s detractors offering their own explanations for her downfall. The tweets ranged from the pointed (“what happened … is you ran the worst campaign in history”) to the clever (a cover showing an outline of the state of Michigan) to the cruel (a GIF of her collapsing as she left a 9/11 commemoration with what her campaign belatedly admitted was pneumonia).

    #BetterNamesForHillarysBook began trending.” data-reactid=”50″>It wasn’t long before the hashtag #BetterNamesForHillarysBook began trending.

    Some Clinton supporters, though, pushed back.

    Clinton acknowledged them on Twitter Thursday afternoon.

    “Writing ‘What Happened’ was hard,” she tweeted. “So is what we see every day. As we move forward & fight back, I hope this helps.”

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    Eight Massive Wildfires Rage Across California

    Among the fires is the most destructive wildfire in the U.S. this year, which crept within a mile of the historic tourist town of Mariposa.

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    Teenage cheerleader accused of killing newborn baby and burying it in garden

    An 18-year-old cheerleader has been arrested after her child’s remains were found buried in her backyard, with investigators revealing the baby was alive at the time of birth.

    Dayton Daily News.” data-reactid=”10″>Brooke Skylar Richardson was charged with reckless homicide in the US state of Ohio on Friday after evidence emerged that the child “was not a stillborn baby”, according to the Dayton Daily News.

    Authorities determined the infant died more than two months ago and only found the child’s remains because of a tip from a doctor’s office.

    Warren County prosecutor David Fornshell said the charge was based on evidence that “the baby whose remains were discovered at the defendant’s residence in Carlisle a week ago was born alive and was not a stillborn baby”.

    He continued: “Law enforcement is continuing to treat this as an active and ongoing investigation.”

    Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandi Carter wrote in the complaint that on or around 7 May 2017 Richardson “did recklessly cause the death of another, or the unlawful termination of another’s pregnancy.”

    Ms Richardson’s attorney, who had already entered a not guilty plea on her behalf before Friday’s court appearance, said the defendant was a good student who had just graduated from high school a few months ago and was planning to go to college at the University of Cincinnati in the autumn.

    “She didn’t drink. She wasn’t a partier or a smoker. By all measures a very good girl who helped children. She’s by all means a very good person,” he told the court.

    The attorney added that she had helped kids with disabilities at a cheer camp and worked at the YMCA with children.

    Officials are still waiting for the final report from the coroner regarding the death of the baby.

    Ms Richardson was booked into the Warren County Jail, where she was released on $15,000 bond. If convicted, she faces one to five years in prison.

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    Teenage cheerleader accused of killing newborn baby and burying it in garden

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