Gun death victim ‘unintentionally shot himself’

“After it happened, the boy he came to shoot stood there filming him.” Image copyright PA Image caption Witnesses have given different accounts of the shooting A shopkeeper on the high street said he had heard the victim had accidentally shot himself. “A group of guys were sitting in a car by the [Lloyds] bank and a big guy came up to them with a shotgun. “They all got out of the car and ran so the guy decided to damage the car with the back of the gun. “As he was hitting the windows the gun went off and he shot himself – that’s what we’ve been told.” In response to the incident, Ellie Reeves, Labour MP for Lewisham …

Don’t Make Me Go To Your Gender Reveal Party | Betches

Lisa Schwartz is a Los Angeles native, actress, and YouTube sensation whose channel Lisbug has over 2.2 million subscribers. Her book, THIRTY-LIFE CRISIS: Navigating My Thirties, One Drunk Baby Shower at a Time, out now, is a collection of comedic personal essays in which she shares stories and musings about being an ambitious, modern day woman in her thirties. Before you decide to have a gender reveal party, I ask you to reconsider. Don’t get me wrong—I want the best for you. You have absolutely every right to do whatever your sweet pregnant heart desires; after all, you are brewing a baby and that’s no easy feat. The ones who have dug into their bank accounts to get you that bread maker for your …

Paleontologists Discover Fossil Of Ancient Turtle Possibly Squashed By A Dinosaur

The story begins in the Jura mountains (which the Jurassic period is named for) in Switzerland a mere 155 million years ago, when a turtle wandered into a tidal flat, somehow got stuck, died, and was subsequently squashed by a dinosaur. At least, that’s the prevailing hypothesis soon to be published in the Swiss Journal of Geosciences. It was years later, in 2007, that the thuds and squeals of construction to build a highway through the mountains triggered the start of the team’s excavation of the turtle’s shell-shocked tale. The paleontologists removed rock that would have been discarded to build the highway and dubbed the follow-up research “Paléontologie A16” – after highway A16. In all, they found more than 15,000 dinosaur …

Barbados man arrested at JFK airport after TSA finds gun hidden in tar, officials say

Firearms must be unloaded, packed in a hard-sided case, locked and packed separately from ammunition, the TSA said. (Transportation Security Administration) Port Authority Police confiscated the gun and detained the man for questioning, the statement said. He was later arrested on weapon charges. It was unclear whether he owned the gun or had a permit for it. TSA officers have detected six guns at JFK security checkpoints so far this year. Two firearms were discovered at the airport in 2018, a year when 4,239 firearms were found in carry-on bags nationwide, the agency said. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP Passengers are permitted to travel domestically with firearms only if they are packed correctly in checked baggage and declared …

Unpopular Opinion: Beyonc Sucks At Instagram | Betches

In this divided world, there’s one thing that almost everyone seems to agree on: Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is a queen. She’s a one-woman cultural institution, and there are only a handful of people in the world that have the same clout as her. She’s an incredible vocalist, a skilled creative director, and an electric performer. It’s tough to find something negative to say about Beyoncé, but no one is actually perfect, and I’m committed to doing the tough jobs nobody else wants to do. So here we go: Despite all of Beyoncé’s talents, she’s objectively bad at Instagram. Okay, so before the Beyhive ruins my life in the comments, please hear me out. (Please!) This is in no way a …

Rafael Nadal wary of in-form Daniil Medvedev in race for ultimate prize | Kevin Mitchell

Victory in the US Open final would put the Spaniard just one major title behind his great rival Roger Federer Not for the first time, John McEnroe stirred the game into debate when he asserted that Roger Federer may finish his career with fewer grand slam titles than Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Who would have thought that possible? the walking quote asked on air shortly before Nadal stilled the robust challenge of the 23-year-old Italian Matteo Berrettini on Friday night to reach the final of the US Open for the fifth time, against Daniil Medvedev on Sunday. The Spaniard has won three of his 18 majors on this court, Federer has won five of his 20 here in a …

Using power builds power: meet the woman tipped to lead the labor movement

Sara Nelson, the president of the Association of Flight Attendants, has struck a chord with activists calling for her to run for labors top job: president of the AFL-CIO Sara Nelson, the president of the small band of laundresses in Atlanta, all black women, many of them former slaves, who formed the Washing Society. In 1881, the women organized a strike for higher wages $1 for every dozen pounds of laundry and greater autonomy over their industry. Most would have said what they were attempting to do was impossible, Nelson said, her voice wavering. There were no labor laws to protect them. There was no single employer with whom they could negotiate, and their low-skilled work could easily be taken …

Pentagon identifies US soldier killed in suicide car bomb attack in Afghanistan

(CNN)The Pentagon announced Friday that Sgt. 1st Class Elis Angel Barreto Ortiz, was killed Thursday in Afghanistan. According to a statement from the Army, Barreto joined the service in 2010 and is a recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Medal Barreto is the 16th US service member to be killed in Afghanistan in 2019, and three other American service members have been killed in recent weeks. A Romanian soldier was killed in the same bombing as Barreto, the NATO-led coalition announced in a statement. The Romanian Ministry of Defense identified the soldier as 38-year-old Cpl. 3rd Class Ciprian-Stefan Polschi. “Appalled by the terrorist attack in Afghanistan, in which a Romanian soldier lost his life, the second attack …

Call for snap UK general election fails (again) for Boris Johnson

London (CNN)Boris Johnson’s second attempt to call a snap general election was roundly rejected by British lawmakers on Monday night, in yet another stunning defeat for the Prime Minister. Labour sources told CNN that it would not back a motion that allowed the government to set the timetable of any election. “I want an election, we’re eager for an election, but as keen as we are we, we are not prepared to inflict the disaster of a no deal on our communities, our jobs, our services, or indeed our rights,” Corbyn said in Parliament Monday night. A bill stopping a no-deal Brexit achieved royal assent earlier on Monday, but it has remained an open question whether Johnson would obey the …

10 Pregnancy & Labor Terms You Should Know, Defined | Betches

Once you hit your mid-20s, you reach that stage in life where everyone you know is getting engaged. (And if you think that won’t happen to you, just wait.) As elementary school wisdom tells us, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage. Now, many of us are at the point when our friends have made the conscious decision to ruin enrich their lives by having a baby. Mazel. Naturally, you’re still friends with these people and want to like, hang out until the baby comes and drastically changes the dynamic, but you may be getting kind of lost with all these new terms your bestie is throwing out about her pregnancy, delivery, and …

Woman Shelters 97 Stray Dogs In Her House While A Category 5 Storm Rages Outside

Hurricane Dorian is Chella Phillips Chella Phillips Image credits: Chella Phillips Chella Phillips Image credits: Image credits: writes. Chella Phillips “This is a small island, yet thousands of homeless dogs are roaming the streets in search of food, water, love. They are all looking for the same, someone to love them and be kind to them. You would think that is not too much to ask, but here, it is. Not many people see these homeless dogs as sentient beings.” Chella Phillips Since her Chella Phillips Chella Phillips “Everyone here gets along and welcome the newcomers with tail wags because they know they are their brothers and sisters in suffering on the streets,” Chella wrote in an Image credits: Image …

Former inmates protest brutal beating of Florida woman by prison guards

A photo of Cheryl Weimar before her incarceration. Her attorney is now pushing to be allowed to take photos and videos of her injuries. (Courtesy Ryan Andrews) Since then, other former inmates have come forward to share their own stories of sexual and physical violence that they say has taken place for more than a decade at the second-largest women’s prison America. Jordyn Cahill, a former Lowell inmate who says she used her time in prison to better herself and eventually became a certified paralegal, said in a message on YouTube that she is “astounded” by the attack on Weimar and detailed her own alleged experiences of sexual assault and harassment during her time there. Change is Now, a prison activist group, posted …

Who in Scotland is looking forward to an election?

Conversely, polls earlier this year were pointing to a downturn in the fortunes of both the two larger unionist parties north of the border, the Conservatives and Labour. In the wake of the Brexit impasse, the Conservatives were punished for their failure to deliver Brexit while voters lost faith in Labour because of the ambiguity of their policy on Britain’s future relationship with the EU. This turn of events was just as much in evidence in Scotland as it was south of the border. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jo Swinson is the UK leader of the Liberal Democrats and her seat is in Scotland The Liberal Democrats’ revival should help insulate the party – including its new UK leader, …

4 People Dead, 29 Missing in California Boat Fire

Source: Ventura County Fire Department via AP Los Angeles (AP) — The Latest on a dive boat on fire off the coast of California (all times local): 1:15 p.m. The boat with 33 passengers aboard that burned while anchored close to shore of one of Southern California's Channel Islands had no recent safety violations. The Santa Barbara-based Conception was carrying recreational scuba divers and caught fire early Monday. Five crew members jumped to safety but all 33 passengers were missing. Four bodies were later recovered and the search for others continued Monday afternoon. Coast Guard records show inspections conducted last February and in August 2018 found no deficiencies. Earlier inspections found some safety violations related to fire safety. A 2016 …

US and China agree to reopen trade talks in October

Investors welcome news but remain cautious while Trump shows little sign of ceding The US and China have agreed to reopen trade talks next month as concerns grow that the tariff war between the worlds two largest economies could 2020 presidential election campaign. The president recently hailed his very successful trade battle with China, and said he did not want the US to be servants to the Chinese. Mark Haefele, the global chief investment officer at UBS Wealth Management, said: Locking down a date for high-level talks is a positive step, and is in line with our expectations for continued talks as both sides try to avoid significantly increasing tariffs. However, we still dont expect a deal to be reached …