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"Adulting" classes teach millennials basic skills like sewing, cooking and changing a tire

Channel 10 news - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 14:49

Millennials who feel they lack some basic life skills can now take "adulting" classes, which are expanding across the country. The classes teach life skills like cooking, budgeting and time management, CBS New York reports, and young adults are signing up for lessons in person and online.

Rachel Flehinger co-founded the aptly named Adulting School in Portland, Maine. This month, she is launching online classes geared toward millennials who want to learn how to sew on a button, understand modern art or even deal with love.

The course curriculum on love will include "how to have a relationship, how to talk to someone, conflict resolution — how not to fight," Flehinger said. It will even offer guidance on how to tell someone you love them.

Elena Toumaras, 29, is currently learning an adult skill she was never taught before – cooking. Toumaras is attending a cooking class in Queens to help fill a gap in her life skill knowledge.

"I was so used to -- when living at home -- my mom always cooking," she said. "Doing simple things now that I'm on my own, I'm struggling with it."

Experts say millennials are behind on these skills because many haven't left childhood homes. The U.S. Census Bureau said in 2015, 34 percent of Americans between 18 and 34 still lived with a parent. That's compared to just 26 percent in 2005.

"It's more common than living with roommates and more common than living with a spouse," said demographer Jonathan Vespa.

Young adults are also marrying and having kids later – ultimately learning basic, yet crucial, life skills later on, too.

A Kentucky high school is trying to prevent these late-in-life knowledge gaps by having students take an "adulting" class while still in their teens. Bullitt Central High School designated one day as "Adulting Day," when seniors could spend time learning practical skills rather than math, science and history, WAVE reports.

While some people don't learn how to "adult" until well into their adulthood, it's better late than never, said Kim Calichio, who teaches cooking classes. "I'm always surprised about people not knowing what I think are the simple things as far as knife skills or flavors that go together," Calichio said.

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Records obtained show criminal history for both teens in officer-involved shooting

Channel 10 news - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 14:45

Records show a teen charged with murder in connection to the death of 16-year-old Julius Tate, Jr. has a criminal history.

Masonique Saunders was first charged at 12 years old for incidents that happened at Mifflin Middle School. She faced two assault charges for elbowing someone in the chest and punching a student at her locker, and drug abuse for throwing a joint on the roof.

At Mifflin High School, Saunders was charged with aggravated riot where she was involved in a fight with 10 other students in the cafeteria, charged specifically for punching and kicking two of them.

She has two theft charges for shop-lifting at Walmart. The complaint claimed she stole a combined $2,500 worth of merchandise.

She was also charged with three felonies for an armed robbery where police said she held a knife to a man's neck.

In the incident a week ago, police said Saunders was with Tate when he allegedly held up an undercover officer at gunpoint when he was shot and killed.

Court documents said Saunders had a gun and used it. She is charged with aggravated robbery and murder.

Tate was charged in four previous incidents, one for stealing an iPhone, then running from police when he was questioned. He also faced assault at Columbus Scioto School for spitting on and shoving a teacher. He faced grand theft charges for stealing his dad's gun out of his car and assault for punching someone.

Police said he's also responsible for pistol-whipping a woman as he was robbing her in late November.

Tate’s family said they plan to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

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Columbus police vice unit to resume some operations during FBI investigation

Channel 10 news - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 14:04

The Columbus Division of Police says a select team of vice officers will resume operations.

All operations of the vice unit were 'paused' and placed under review in September after two high-profile cases: the arrest of porn star Stormy Daniels and the fatal shooting by an officer during a prostitution sting.

On Friday, police said the select team will focus on nuisance abatement in conjunction with the City Attorney's Office as well as liquor violations beginning immediately.

Police said the internal review of policies, procedures and training that began in September will continue.

Additionally, the FBI's criminal investigation into the vice unit will continue.

Since September, the division has relieved three members of the vice unit of their regular assignments as a result of the FBI investigation.

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Report: Johnson & Johnson hid findings of asbestos in baby powder

Channel 10 news - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:28

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is forcefully denying a media report that it knew for decades about the existence of trace amounts of asbestos in its baby powder.

The report Friday by the Reuters news service sent company shares into a tailspin, suffering their worst sell-off in 16 years.

Reuters is citing documents released as part of a lawsuit by plaintiffs claiming that the product can be linked to ovarian cancer. The New Brunswick, New Jersey company has battled in court against such claims and on Friday called the Reuters report, "one-sided, false and inflammatory."

Shares are down more than 9 percent, the most severe decline since 2002.

In the report, Reuters points out that documents show consulting labs as early as 1957 and 1958 found asbestos in J&J talc. Further reports by the company and outside labs showed similar findings through the early 2000s.

In its statement Friday, Johnson & Johnson said "thousands of independent tests by regulators and the world's leading labs prove our baby powder has never contained asbestos."

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Legal challenges could be on the horizon for 'Heartbeat Bill'

Channel 10 news - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:14

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An abortion bill heading to the governor’s desk leaves both sides of the debate heated.

"No one has the right to end a person's life," said Citizens for Community Values President Aaron Baer.

"It's about the choice and the right to access that choice in the state of Ohio, which is at stake,” said Planned Parenthood Communications Director Sarah Inskeep.

Ohio Department of Health said 3,258 abortions were performed in Franklin County in 2017. That's 100 less than in 2016.

Overall, white women between the ages of 25 to 55 with a high school diploma who are at least nine weeks pregnant make up the majority of those who decide to get an abortion in Ohio.

This measure, dubbed the “Heartbeat Bill,” would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected at 12 weeks. The original proposed bill wanted to ban abortions at six weeks of conception.

Supporters of this measure see its passage as moving toward a bigger prize: overturning Rowe v. Wade, which made abortion legal.

"Right now, Rowe v. Wade is preventing us from protecting unborn lives, so certainly, the ‘Heartbeat Bill’ is about of undoing the harm of Rowe v. Wade, " Baer said.

Inskeep said the procedure needs to stay safe.

"Abortion is safe and legal, and it's our mission to continue to protect that," she said.

Both sides see the bill ultimately decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, and both sides see Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as someone who can help their side.

"We think with Brett Kavanaugh on the court, we have a much better place to make this argument," Baer said.

Inskeep said Planned Parenthood will have a role.

"Planned Parenthood played a key role in the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh and I think that's being looked at not only in the state of Ohio, but also at a national level that Planned Parenthood is a huge player," she said.

Monday, the Supreme Court announced that it would not review two lower court decisions that temporarily banned Louisiana and Kansas from cutting Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid funding. While three of the court’s conservatives voted to take up the cases, Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts declined to join them, ensuring the cases would not receive the necessary four votes for review.

Meanwhile, Governor John Kasich has 10 days to sign the bill once it reaches his desk. He has promised to veto it. But even if he does, the legislature could convene before the end of December to vote to override his veto.

If that happens, legal challenges will follow, and the bill becoming law won't happen anytime soon.

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Two arrested after drugs, firearms recovered from Hilltop home

Channel 10 news - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:02

Two people have been arrested Thursday after police found drugs, firearms and cash at a Hilltop residence.

In November, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit began a narcotics investigation at a home in the 300 block of South Highland Avenue.

Authorities then executed a search warrant for the property, where they recovered 949 grams of cocaine, 214 grams of heroin, two pistols and approximately $5,250 in cash.

Lester Finney III, 38, and Douglas Bailey, 25, were arrested and transported to the Franklin County Jail, where both face possession of cocaine charges, with additional charges pending.

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Police looking for two missing teenage sisters from Reynoldsburg

Channel 10 news - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:39

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – Reynoldsburg police are asking for the public’s help to find two missing teenage sisters.

Police said 17-year-old Taniah Edmonds and 15-year-old Sarai Smith were last seen on Saturday, December 8 in the area of South Penfield Court in southeast Columbus.

Edmonds is 5-feet 5-inches tall and weighs 107 pounds. She was last seen wearing a gray and blue “PINK” hooded sweatshirt, gray leggings and brown Ugg boots.

Smith is 5-feet 3-inches tall and weighs 125 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black and pink shirt and black leggings.

They were reported missing by her mother. Police said they do not suspect any suspicious activity in their disappearance.

If anyone has any information, they are asked to call Detective Nikki Riley at 614-322-6916 or nriley@reypd.com.

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Facebook says bug may have exposed photos on 7M users

Channel 10 news - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:12

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook said Friday that a software bug affecting nearly 7 million users may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than what those users intended.

Although this doesn't mean the photos were actually seen by anyone, the revelation of the bug offers another reminder of just how much data Facebook has on its 2.27 billion users and how often these sorts of slipups happen.

In a blog post, the company said the bug affected 6.8 million people who granted permission for third-party apps to access the photos. Facebook said the users' photos may have been exposed for 12 days in September and that the bug was fixed.

Generally when people give apps access to their photos, it means only photos posted on their Facebook page. Facebook says the bug potentially gave developers access to other photos, such as those shared on Marketplace or on Facebook Stories. The bug also affected photos that people uploaded to Facebook but chose not to post or could not post for technical reasons.

The problem comes in a year fraught with privacy scandals and other problems for the world's biggest social network.

Revelations that the data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed data from as many as 87 million users led to congressional hearings and changes in what sorts of data Facebook lets outside developers access. In June, a bug affecting privacy settings led some users to post publicly by default regardless of their previous settings. This bug affected as many as 14 million users over several days in May.

On Thursday, to counter the bad rap it's gotten around privacy as of late, Facebook hosted a one-day "pop-up" to talk to users about their settings and whatever else may be on their mind. Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan was on hand to answer questions. Asked by a reporter what grade she'd give Facebook for its privacy work in the past year, she said "B." By 2019, she said she hopes the improvements will result in an "A."

Privacy experts might call it grade inflation. In any case, the company has its work cut out before it makes the top grade.

With two more weeks left of the year, it's possible there's still time for another privacy kerfuffle at Facebook. While the scandals don't seem to have affected the company's massive user base, growth has slowed. And the company has had to increase how much it spends on privacy and security, which put a dent in its bottom line and in August contributed to a stock price plunge .

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Officials shut down west side ‘Meth Mart’ in west Columbus

Channel 10 news - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:18

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Officials vacated and shuttered a property in Columbus’ west side, according to Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein.

1915 West Mound Street had been the destination of several calls for more than a year. Columbus Police found approximately two dozen people in the 840-square-foot residence during a raid at the end of October, where officers from the Investigative Tactical Unity confiscated over $3,000 worth of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, suspected cutting agents and miscellaneous ammunition.

Authorities first became aware of suspicious activity on the property in November of 2017 when paramedics were unable to revive a drug overdose victim there. Since then, authorities have responded to numerous other incidents, including weapons violations, burglary, fights, disturbances, stolen vehicles and multiple drug overdoses.

Most recently, on Dec. 12, officers monitoring the property made an arrest and recovered a stolen handgun and various types of methamphetamine.

This is the 19 drug house the city has shut down this year. Officials cited the property’s close proximity to an elementary school just down the street as one of the reasons shutting down the property was imperative.

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The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

ARRL News - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:09

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

Please note that the December 14th edition of Audio News will be our last for this year. Audio News will resume on January 4, 2019.



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7-year-old immigrant girl dies after Border Patrol arrest

Channel 10 news - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:03

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A 7-year-old girl who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father last week died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol, federal immigration authorities confirmed Thursday.

The Washington Post reports the girl died of dehydration and shock more than eight hours after she was arrested by agents near Lordsburg, New Mexico. The girl was from Guatemala and was traveling with a group of 163 people who approached agents to turn themselves in on Dec. 6.

It's unknown what happened to the girl during the eight hours before she started having seizures and was flown to an El Paso hospital.

In a statement, Customs and Border Protection said the girl had not eaten or consumed water in several days.

The agency did not provide The Associated Press with the statement it gave to the Post, despite repeated requests.

Processing 163 immigrants in one night could have posed challenges for the agency, whose detention facilities are meant to be temporary and don't usually fit that many people.

When a Border Patrol agent arrests someone, that person gets processed at a facility but usually spends no more than 72 hours in custody before they are either transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement or, if they're Mexican, quickly deported home.

The girl's death raises questions about whether border agents knew she was ill and whether she was fed anything or given anything to drink during the eight-plus hours she was in custody.

Immigrants, attorneys and activists have long raised issues with the conditions of Border Patrol holding cells. In Tucson, an ongoing lawsuit claims holding cells are filthy, extremely cold and lacking basic necessities such as blankets. A judge overseeing that lawsuit has ordered the agency's Tucson Sector, which patrols much of the Arizona-Mexico border, to provide blankets and mats to sleep on and to continually turn over surveillance footage from inside the cells.

The Border Patrol has seen an increasing trend of large groups of immigrants, many with young children, walking up to agents and turning themselves in. Most are Central American and say they are fleeing violence. They turn themselves in instead of trying to circumvent authorities, many with plans to apply for asylum.

Agents in Arizona see groups of over 100 people on a regular basis, sometimes including infants and toddlers.

Arresting such groups poses logistical problems for agents who have to wait on transport vans that are equipped with baby seats to take them to processing facilities, some which are at least half hour north of the border.

The death of the 7-year-old comes after a toddler died in May just after being released from an ICE family detention facility in Texas, and as the administration of Donald Trump attempts to ban people from asking for asylum if they crossed the border illegally. A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked that ban, but the administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate it Tuesday.

Cynthia Pompa, advocacy manager for the ACLU Border Rights Center, said migrant deaths increased last year even as the number of border crossing dropped.

"This tragedy represents the worst possible outcome when people, including children, are held in inhumane conditions. Lack of accountability, and a culture of cruelty within CBP have exacerbated policies that lead to migrant deaths," Pompa said.

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Special photo of boy with feeding tube and Santa goes viral

Channel 10 news - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:01

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - A Kendallville, Indiana, mom is thanking Santa Claus for a small act of kindness that made a big impact.

Beth Salzbrenner's 4-year-old son, Austin, has used a feeding tube to get his nutrients since he was nine months old. After years of doctor visits and feeding therapy, he finally got the go-ahead from his doctors to eat food orally in September.

Salzbrenner decided she wanted to commemorate the occasion with a picture.

She got the idea to get a picture of Santa feeding her son from a Facebook page she follows of other moms with kids that use feeding tubes.

"I thought it would be a good way to have like a memorial picture," Salzbrenner said.

After asking around to see if any local Santas would accommodate her request and coming up empty, she decided to take Austin to the Glenbrook Square Mall in Fort Wayne Sunday.

It was a busy day for pictures with Santa at the mall. Long lines and big crowds were starting to overwhelm and overstimulate Austin, who has Sensory Processing Disorder with some autistic behaviors.

Santa's workers noticed Austin struggling and quickly jumped in to help.

"They saw that he was stressed out in the line, and they let us go right to the front," Salzbrenner recalled.

It was then that she brought up her special request for Santa.

Salzbrenner said Santa and his helpers didn't hesitate to make the memorable moment happen. They patiently waited as Salzbrenner changed Austin into a different outfit and prepared his feeding tube.

Then the moment happened that Salzbrenner and her son will never forget.

Santa shared his cookies with Austin and fed him some formula through his feeding tube. Salzbrenner said her son could hardly contain his excitement.

"He was just so mesmerized that Santa was feeding him," Salzbrenner said.

Santa also took a more traditional picture with Austin and his 7-year-old sister, Gracie.

Salzbrenner said everyone was extremely accommodating throughout the entire experience.

"It was magical. Like, he was sharing his cookies and helping him with his milk," Salzbrenner said. "I could tell [Santa] was nervous because he was shaking, but he still stood there and waited for the pictures to be done. And he wasn't even rushing it."

Salzbrenner said she didn't have a chance to give Santa a proper thank you, but she wishes she had.

"I just want to hug him and tell him thank you for that picture. It's an amazing picture we'll cherish forever," Salzbrenner said.

She posted the picture on Facebook Sunday evening. In less than two days, it was shared more than 35,000 times and got more than 75,000 reactions.

Salzbrenner said she's blown away by the huge positive response. She hopes her and her son's experience will help bring more awareness to kids with disabilities and their needs, while showing that they want love and attention just like anyone else.

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Trump was in the room when Michael Cohen discussed hush money

Channel 10 news - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:17

New information ties President Trump to his campaign's efforts to silence women who claim they had sex with him more than a decade ago. CBS News sources confirm the president was in the room when his then-attorney Michael Cohen and National Enquirer publisher David Pecker discussed paying hush money in August of 2015, reports CBS News' Weijia Jiang. Cohen pleaded guilty to breaking campaign finance laws in connection with hush money payments.

In an interview with ABC News, Cohen said the hush money payments to Daniels and McDougal were made to impact the election.

"Nothing at the Trump Organization was ever done unless it was run through Mr. Trump...He directed me to make the payments, he directed me to become involved in these matters," Cohen said. "You have to remember at what point in time that this matter came about, two weeks or so before the election, post the Billy Bush comments. So, yes, he was very concerned about how this would affect the election."

The president is pushing back against the accusations, claiming they are being made to make him look bad—even after Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison in part for the crimes the president denies. Mr. Trump said when it comes to breaking campaign finance laws, the only thing he did wrong was trust a bad attorney.

"Let me tell you, I never directed him to do anything wrong. Whatever he did, he did on his own," Mr. Trump said in an interview on Fox News Thursday. "And you know what? In retrospect, I made a mistake….I hire usually good people."

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, disputed Cohen's account on Thursday night.

"People saying that we did this in furtherance of the election. There is just no proof of that. That is somebody's opinion," Conway said on CNN.

Mr. Trump's statements on the matter have evolved from being unaware in April. Now, he says the payments were a "simple private transaction" and that there are ulterior motives to calling them anything more.

Raids of Cohen's properties have also led to a criminal investigation into President Trump's inauguration spending. Federal prosecutors reportedly are looking at whether some of the donors to the president's $107 million inauguration fund gave money in return for access to Mr. Trump.

In a statement, the inauguration committee said "donors were vetted in accordance with the law" and that "no improprieties have been found."

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday that the committee "doesn't have anything to do with the president."

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SWACO offers tips to recycle right this holiday season

Channel 10 news - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 09:42

The Solid Waste Authority of Franklin County is offering advice to help residents be smarter with clean up from the holidays this season.

"A lot of things that we are buying come in paper bags, these can all be recycled in the curbside recycling program," said SWACO Communications Manager Hanna Greer-Brown.

According to the Ohio Environmental Agency, Ohioans produce 25 percent more waste between Thanksgiving and New Years.

When hosting holiday parties, there are some important tips Greer-Brown said all should be mindful of.

"A good rule of thumb is to make sure your recycling bin is out and visible, so people know where to put their bottles, cans, cardboard and other recyclables." Greer-Brown said.

She also mentioned when it comes to gift wrapping, shop for paper that's made with recycled content.

The shopping list should also include gift cards and envelopes that don't have a lot of glitter, foil or a lot of embellishments to help make it more recyclable. Greer-Brown said magazines around the house also make for great wrapping paper to make unique, eco-friendly gifts.

When it comes to the bigger centerpieces, live Christmas trees can be composted through residents’ local municipality curbside yard waste program as long as all the lights, tinsel or any ornaments on the tree is removed before being placed on the curb.

Any unwanted artificial trees that are still in good shape should be donated to a Goodwill or a local non-profit.

For more information on what can and cannot be recycled in Franklin County, visit swaco.org.

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Man charged in hit-skip after crossing guard struck in school zone

Channel 10 news - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 09:32

PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A 63-year-old man is facing charges for hitting a crossing guard in front of an elementary school.

It happened just before 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday at Amesbury Way and Schoolhouse Lane in front of Prairie Lincoln Elementary School.

Paul Doddridge of Columbus was driving a black Ford F150 when he allegedly struck a school crossing guard, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

After further investigation, the school administration provided video to deputies which showed the guard getting struck in the street.

School crossing guard struck in a hit & run. Suspect charged. Complete story here... https://t.co/q7lazXjBOZ pic.twitter.com/sEw6rITVsm

— Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (@OHFCSO) December 14, 2018

Several witnesses on the scene tried to block the truck from getting away. The driver then drove up and over a curb and sidewalk, causing children in the area to run or jump out of its path. He then continued on to a field in an attempt to get away.

With the witnesses’ help, deputies were able to track him down and located the vehicle in a driveway. Doddridge tried to switch license plates and when deputies interviewed him, he admitted to the crash and switching the plates.

Doddridge is charged with the hit-skip, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, traffic control device and marked lanes.

The crossing guard suffered minor injuries and no children were injured.

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Sandy Hook school receives threat on shooting anniversary

Channel 10 news - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 09:29

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Sandy Hook Elementary School students have been sent home for the day after a bomb threat forced an evacuation on the sixth anniversary of the massacre that killed 20 first-graders and six educators.

Newtown police say the threat was made at about 9 a.m. Friday and the school was evacuated. Lt. Aaron Bahamonde says there's a heightened level of anxiety in town on the anniversary and the school superintendent decided to cancel remaining classes.

It's unclear whether the threat was related to the bomb threats made nationwide Thursday.

The school where the shooting happened on Dec. 14, 2012, was knocked down and a new building was constructed at the same site.

Moments of silence were observed in Newtown and other places Friday morning in memory of the victims.

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Royal couples reveal their 2018 Christmas cards

Channel 10 news - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 09:17

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan revealed their holiday card on Friday, which features a never-before-seen photo from their wedding. In the black and white photo, Harry and Meghan have their backs to the camera as they watch fireworks at Frogmore House.

Kensington Palace wrote in the Instagram caption, "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share a new photograph from their Wedding Reception at Frogmore House on 19th May. The photograph, which was taken by photographer Chris Allerton, features on Their Royal Highnesses' Christmas card this year." Meghan wears her second dress from her wedding day, a white Stella McCartney halter gown, in the photo. Meghan changed into the dress for a private reception.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share a new photograph from their Wedding Reception at Frogmore House on 19th May. The photograph, which was taken by photographer Chris Allerton, features on Their Royal Highnesses’ Christmas card this year.

A post shared by Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal) on Dec 14, 2018 at 3:01am PST

Prince William and Duchess Kate shared their Christmas card photo as well. It features them with their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. The family poses in casual clothes against a tree on the grounds of Anmer Hall in the photo, taken by Matt Porteous.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family. The photograph, taken by Matt Porteous, shows The Duke and Duchess with their three children at Anmer Hall. This photograph features on Their Royal Highnesses’ Christmas card this year.

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Recently, it was announced that Harry and Meghan, now pregnant, will move to the suburbs ahead of the anticipated birth of their first child. Officials said that Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will move from Kensington Palace in central London to Frogmore Cottage, a house on the grounds of Windsor Estate, early next year.

Harry and Meghan, who married in a chapel on the Windsor Castle grounds, are expecting their first child in the spring.

Harry and Meghan have been living at Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace since announcing their engagement last year. The move means they will be farther away from William and Kate.

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Survey: Some would rebrand Santa Claus as female or gender neutral

Channel 10 news - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 08:55

A new survey says some people would rebrand Santa Claus as either gender neutral or female.

The survey, conducted by Graphics Springs, asked 400 people for suggestions on how to make Santa more modern. A selection of responses was then voted on by 4,000 people in the United States and the United Kingdom.

About 10 percent of said Santa should be a woman and roughly 17 percent said Santa should be gender neutral.

Additionally, 18 percent said Santa should have new hair, 20 percent said he should have tattoos, 18 percent said he should wear skinny jeans and 17 percent said he should have a hoverboard.

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 07:33

Our recent reporting week (December 6-12) had sunspots on five of the seven days, with an average daily sunspot number of 9.7, up from 2.3 in the previous seven days. Average daily solar flux rose from 68.9 to 70.7. Geomagnetic indices were moderate, with average daily planetary A index rising from 7 to 8, and mid-latitude A index increasing from 4.9 to 6.4.

Predicted solar flux over the next 45...

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Death row executions remain near historic lows in 2018

Channel 10 news - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 05:49

WASHINGTON — Three states resumed executions of death row inmates in 2018 after long breaks, but nationwide, executions remained near historic lows this year, according to an annual report on the death penalty released Friday.

The report by the District of Columbia-based Death Penalty Information Center says 25 executions were carried out in 2018, the fourth consecutive year in which there have been fewer than 30 executions nationwide.

Since the death penalty was re-instated in the United States in 1976, the number of executions peaked in 1999 with 98. They were at their lowest in 2016 with 20, according to center statistics. Americans' support for the death penalty similarly peaked in the 1990s and has declined since, according to public opinion polls by Gallup. A 2018 Gallup poll showed 56 percent of Americans supported the death penalty for a person convicted or murder.

Executions in 2018 were clustered in eight states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas. About half of all the executions in 2018 took place in Texas, which carried out 13 death sentences. Tennessee was second with three. Alabama, Florida and Georgia each had two while Nebraska, Ohio and South Dakota each carried out one.

Florida's execution Thursday of Jose Antonio Jimenez for fatally beating and stabbing a woman during a burglary was the most recent. According to a list maintained by the Death Penalty Information Center, there are no other executions scheduled this year.

Nebraska, Tennessee and South Dakota were the three states that resumed executions this year. Nebraska's execution of Carey Dean Moore was the state's first execution in more than 20 years. It was also the first time any state has used the drug fentanyl in an execution. This year marked the first time in nearly nine years that Tennessee carried out an execution. South Dakota ended a six-year stretch without executions when it executed Rodney Berget, who was convicted of killing a corrections officer during a prison escape attempt.

Tennessee's executions came at the end of a systematic challenge to lethal injection there while executions in Nebraska and South Dakota involved inmates who gave up challenges to their execution, said Death Penalty Information Center executive director Robert Dunham. The center doesn't take a side in the debate over the death penalty, Dunham said, but has criticized the way states carry out the death penalty, singling out problems with bias and secrecy, among others.

All the inmates executed in 2018 were men, and all but two of the executions were carried out by lethal injection, according to a center database.

Two Tennessee inmates, David Miller and Edmund Zagorski, chose to die by electric chair because of concerns about pain associated with the state's lethal injection procedure. Both unsuccessfully argued to courts that Tennessee's lethal injection procedure, which uses the drug midazolam, results in a prolonged and torturous death. Before this year, the last time a state used the electric chair to execute an inmate was 2013.

The report says that 41 new death sentences have been imposed so far this year, the fourth straight year with fewer than 50 new death sentences.

And while three states resumed executions this year, Washington became the 20th state to abolish the death penalty in October, when its Supreme Court said capital punishment in the state was "imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner."

The report notes two death row inmates were freed in 2018: California inmate Vicente Benavides and Florida inmate Clemente Aguirre-Jarquin. Benavides, who was on death row for nearly 25 years after being convicted of raping and killing his girlfriend's 21-month-old daughter, was freed after California's highest court ruled that false medical testimony was presented at his trial. Aguirre-Jarquin, who spent 14 years behind bars for the murder of his two neighbors, was freed after evidence showed that the daughter of one of the victims confessed to the murders and her blood was at the scene.

Seventeen inmates currently have execution dates set for 2019, according to center records.

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