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13-year-old boy shot in head from brother's gun dies

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 09:04

CLEVELAND — Authorities say a 13-year-old boy received a gunshot to the head from his brother's gun and has died.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office hasn't ruled on the official cause of death for the boy it identified as Joesus West. He died Tuesday night after he was shot Sunday inside his Cleveland home.

Cleveland police say investigators are trying to determine how the boy was shot.

The boy's 17-year-old brother told police he was in the bed next to his younger brother and a gun he had found earlier was on his bed. Police reports say the teen said he rolled over while on his cellphone, heard a gunshot and saw his brother was shot.

Police reports say the teen called 911 and performed CPR until an ambulance arrived.

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Trump says Biden is his 2020 'dream' Democratic opponent

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 09:02

WASHINGTON (AP) — So which Democrat would President Donald Trump most like to run against in 2020?

He says it's Joe Biden. Trump tells CBS News in an interview broadcast Thursday that "I dream about Biden."

Biden, who was vice president under Barack Obama, sought the Democratic presidential nomination twice but eventually dropped out of each race. Biden considered running in 2016, but decided against it, citing the trauma of his son Beau's death from cancer in 2015.

Now Biden is seen as a possible 2020 Democratic contender. And unlike Obama, he's shown no reluctance to criticize Trump directly.

Trump returned some of the criticism in the interview, saying Obama took Biden "out of the garbage heap, and everybody was shocked that he did. I'd love to have it be Biden."

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High-pressure steam leak in Manhattan; no injuries reported

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 08:32

NEW YORK (AP) — A steam pipe exploded beneath Fifth Avenue in Manhattan early Thursday, hurling chunks of asphalt, sending a geyser of billowing white steam stories into the air and forcing pedestrians to take cover.

No injuries were reported, but Con Ed, which owns the subterranean pipe, warned people who may have gotten material on them to bag their clothes and shower immediately as a precaution against possible asbestos.

Buildings along several blocks of Fifth Avenue have been evacuated as a precaution.

The high-pressure steam leak was reported at around 6:40 a.m. The steam was still billowing about 10 stories high two hours later.

WABC reported there also were manhole explosions from West 19th Street to West 21st streets. Some subway trains were bypassing the area.

"I looked around and saw this big huge plume of steam shoot into the air," said Daniel Lizio-Katzen, 42, who was riding his bike home to the West Village.

"It was a pretty violent explosion," Lizio-Katzen told the Daily News. "The steam was shooting up into the air about 70 feet. It was pushing up at such a high pressure that it was spewing all of this dirt and debris. The cars around were coated in mud ... It left a huge crater in the middle of the street."

Brendan Walsh, 22, a senior at New York University, had just gotten off a train and was headed to class when he saw the plume.

"The billows were about six stories high. There was a large scatter of debris," he said. "I was standing behind the police line when a Con Cd worker came rushing over and screaming at police and firefighters to push everyone north because he was worried that there could be secondary manhole explosions."

"Everyone — including the police and firefighters who were standing by — started moving back," he said.

Firefighters stripped off their heavy outerwear, bagged it and entered a red decontamination tent in their gym shorts and t-shirts to take showers.

Businesses were braced for the worst as the response dragged on and police and firefighters blocked access to buildings close to the explosion, crippling their neighborhood and their workday.

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Stranger joins elderly widower to celebrate birthday of his late wife

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 07:50

Gregory R. Johnson saw an elderly man at the supermarket with red roses and a birthday cake in his cart. Thinking he was celebrating a happy occasion, Johnson struck up a conversation but soon discovered the birthday girl died five years ago.

Johnson wrote in a Facebook post that he was on a trip to his local Kroger supermarket Tuesday in Greenwood, Indiana when he stood next to an older man in a shopping wheelchair at the deli counter.

"He had a dozen roses and a big birthday cake in his cart," Johnson said, "I made the comment, 'it looks like you've got a big night planned.' He glanced up at me with the saddest eyes I believe I've ever seen and told me his story."

The man was celebrating a birthday, but he was doing it alone. Johnson said the man, referred to as "Jim," lost his wife five years earlier and still stuck to a birthday tradition every year. "He would put the roses on the table when he got home and cut them both a piece of birthday cake," Johnson recounted on Facebook.

"My heart just broke. I was just devastated and he looked completely broken. And I knew that I wanted to do whatever I could in that moment to take his mind off of his heartbreak," Johnson told CBS News, "So I starting asking him questions about their life together and I believe his reminiscing made him feel better."

Jim and Johnson standing in the Kroger supermarket where they met. (GREGORY R. JOHNSON)

Johnson spoke with the man for over 90 minutes and learned all about the life he had shared with his wife, Gloria, of 53 years. Jim met his wife while in high school -- she was a cheerleader of Jim's rival school basketball team -- where he was the star player. After Jim's team beat Gloria's, he invited her to watch him play the following night. She showed up and they had been together ever since.

Early in their conversation, the Kroger store manager asked to take a photo of Jim with his flowers to put on the market's bulletin board, which Johnson learned was a yearly tradition.

As the two men continued to speak, the manager asked Johnson to be in another photo with Jim, and there was a clear difference between the two images.

"Now there was a grin on his face wherein the earlier picture, a sad defeated man was photographed with his roses and birthday cake. He was happy in the moment," Johnson wrote on Facebook.

As the conversation began to wind down, Jim asked Johnson if he would come back to his home, share the cake and put the flowers on display. "I simply looked at him and told him I'd be honored to sit at his table and have a piece of cake with him in remembrance of his wife," recounted Johnson.

So, the two men celebrated Jim's beloved wife together at his home, looking at old photos and enjoying each other's company. Johnson told his new friend that they will get together again soon for lunch or dinner and Jim "seemed to like hearing that."

What would have been an ordinary evening turned into an extraordinary one. "Hopefully I made that little old man's night a tad bit better," wrote Johnson, "because he certainly made mine one of the best I've had in a long time."

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Indiana statewide AMBER ALERT declared for 9-year-old boy

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 04:53

Indiana State Police are looking for a 9-year-old boy missing from South Bend.

According to WTHR, a statewide AMBER Alert was issued early Thursday morning for 9-year-old John D. Gyuriak of South Bend. He's described as a white male, 4 feet 1 inches tall and 70 pounds. He has brown hair, brown eyes and has a scar over his right eye.

He was last seen wearing a red, Chicago Bulls jersey with 'Rose #1' on the back and a black Under Armour athletic shorts with a white stripe. He was last seen last night at 11 pm. in South Bend and is believed to be in extreme danger.

The suspect is 29-year-old Areca Nicole Gyuriak. She's described as a white female, 90 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue tank top and black yoga pants.

The vehicle she's driving is a 2008 Dodge Charger.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the St. Joseph County Police Department at (574)-235-9611 or 911.

Stay with 10TV and on this developing story.

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Officials: California baby dies from whooping cough

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 04:46

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials say an infant has died from whooping cough — the first such infant death in the state since 2016.

The Department of Public Health said Tuesday that the baby was from San Bernardino County but didn't provide any other details.

Two infants died of the disease in 2016.

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly contagious respiratory ailment that can spread through coughing.

Dr. Karen Smith, director of the state health department, says the latest death is especially tragic because the disease is preventable.

Health officials urge expectant mothers to get a whooping cough booster shot. Parents are urged to immunize babies as soon as possible.

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Ohio owner of American flag company indicted on tax charge

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 04:40

The owner of an Ohio company that makes American flags has been charged for failing to forward more than $160,000 in payroll taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Cleveland says 51-year-old Richard Spencer was indicted on 15 employment tax-related counts Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Spencer controls a company called RS Sewing in Canton and classified some workers as independent contractors even though they are required to clock in and out and receive hourly wages. It's alleged that taxes were deducted from properly classified employees but that money wasn't sent to the IRS.

Prosecutors say Spencer was penalized after an audit in 2011 for improperly classifying employees as independent contractors yet continued the practice.

A message was left Wednesday with Spencer's attorney.

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Russia slams proposal to question Trump summit translator

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 04:34

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian politicians are rallying behind Vladimir Putin and denouncing American suggestions that the translator at his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump be interrogated about what they discussed privately.

Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Anatoly Antonov, expressed hope Thursday that "the verbal agreements between Putin and Trump will be fulfilled." Russian officials worry that domestic turmoil in the U.S. will hamper potential future cooperation on Syria or arms control discussed at the summit.

Russian officials have shrugged off Trump's wildly contradictory accounts of what he said to Putin at Monday's summit.

They are angry however at proposals by U.S. lawmakers to question Trump's translator. Konstantin Kosachev, head of the upper house of parliament's foreign affairs committee, said Thursday the idea sets a dangerous precedent that threats the "the whole idea of diplomacy," according to Russian news agencies.

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Ohio's Armstrong Air & Space Museum sets expansion groundbreaking

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 04:31

The Armstrong Air & Space Museum in western Ohio will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for an expansion to the facility named for astronaut Neil Armstrong.

Astronaut Robert Springer and Armstrong's son, Mark Armstrong, will be among the speakers at Friday's groundbreaking in Wapakoneta.

Museum officials say the expansion will include a classroom with updated technology and space for educators to film programs that students may access online from any location. The expansion also will include updated exhibits including the addition of the F5D Skylancer cockpit.

Officials are working to complete the expansion phase by July 2019 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

The museum and Ohio History Connection will celebrate the anniversary of Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon next year.

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Amid harsh criticism, Trump tries a tougher tone on Russia

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 04:28

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spent a second day managing the political fallout from his widely criticized meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, shifting stances and mopping up what the White House said were misstatements.

His toughness with the longtime American foe in question, Trump said Wednesday he told the Russian president face-to-face during Monday's summit to stay out of America's elections "and that's the way it's going to be."

That rhetoric marked a turnabout from Trump's first, upbeat description of his sit-down with Putin. Still, Trump backtracked on whether Russia is currently targeting U.S. elections. When asked the question Wednesday, he answered "no," a reply that put him sharply at odds with recent public warnings from his own intelligence chief.

Hours later, the White House stepped in to say Trump's answer wasn't what it appeared.

The zigzagging laid bare the White House's search for a path out of trouble that has dogged the administration's discussions of Russia from the start, but spiraled after Trump's trip to Helsinki. After days of criticism from both Democrats and Republicans, Trump — a politician who celebrates his brash political incorrectness — has appeared more sensitive than usual to outside opprobrium.

The scale of the bipartisan outcry at Trump's stance toward Putin has only been rivaled by his 2017 waffling over condemning white supremacist demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"I let him know we can't have this," Trump told CBS News of his conversations with Putin. "We're not going to have it, and that's the way it's going to be."

Would he hold Putin personally responsible for further election interference? "I would, because he's in charge of the country."

The CBS interview came at the end of two days of shifting statements.

On Monday, Trump appeared to question the findings of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

His reservations, expressed 18 months into his presidency and as he stood standing next to Putin on foreign soil, prompted blistering criticism at home, even from prominent fellow Republicans.

On Tuesday, he delivered a scripted statement to "clarify" — his word — his remarks Monday. He said he misspoke by one word when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.

On Wednesday, he was asked during a Cabinet meeting if Russia was still targeting the U.S., and he answered "no" without elaborating. That came just days after National Intelligence Director Dan Coats sounded an alarm, comparing the cyberthreat today to the way U.S. officials said before 9/11 that intelligence channels were "blinking red" with warning signs that a terror attack was imminent.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said later Wednesday that Trump actually was saying "no" to answering additional questions — even though he subsequently went on to address Russia.

"The president is wrong," GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said of Trump's one-word response. Told that Sanders had since clarified, she responded: "There's a walk-back of the walk-back of the walk-back of the walk-back? This is dizzying."

Trump has refined and sharpened his presentation in the two days since Helsinki.

At the news conference with Putin, he was asked if he would denounce what happened in 2016 and warn Putin never to do it again, and he did not directly answer. Instead, he went into a rambling response, including demands for investigation of Hillary Clinton's email server and his description of Putin's "extremely strong and powerful" denial of meddling.

Trump asserted Wednesday at the White House that no other American president has been as tough on Russia. He cited U.S. sanctions and the expulsion of alleged Russian spies from the U.S., telling reporters that Putin "understands it, and he's not happy about it."

The muddied waters have deepened critics' concerns that Trump is not taking threats to the U.S. electoral system seriously enough. Pressed on why Trump has repeatedly passed on opportunities to publicly condemn Putin's actions, Sanders suggested Trump was working to make the most of an "opportunity" for the two leaders to work together on shared interests.

One such opportunity is what Trump termed an "incredible offer" from Putin to allow the U.S. access to Russians accused of election hacking and other interference. In exchange, Putin wants Russian interviews of Americans accused by the Kremlin of unspecified crimes.

Sanders said Trump was still weighing the offer with his team, adding, "We've committed to nothing." Russian officials have said they want to interview Kremlin critics Bill Browder and former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.

McFaul tweeted Wednesday that he hoped the White House would denounce "this ridiculous request from Putin."

Lawmakers have urged Trump to reject the deal.

"We're going to make sure that Congress does everything it can to protect this country," said Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., who heads up the GOP's campaign arm.

A number of senators are swiftly signing on to a bipartisan bill from Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., that would slap new sanctions on Russia or any other country caught posting ads, running fake news or otherwise interfering with election infrastructure.

Sanders called the legislation "hypothetical" and declined to say whether the president would back it.

Van Hollen said Trump "isn't willing to protect the integrity of our democracy in the United States, so Congress has to act."

Two other lawmakers, Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Chris Coons, D-Del., will try to force a vote Thursday on a resolution backing the intelligence community's findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and must be held accountable. A similar House vote Tuesday failed on a party-line vote.

The Republican chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, Richard Burr of South Carolina, said if Trump doubts that Russia would again try to intervene, "He needs to read the intelligence."

At the Hudson Institute think tank in Washington last Friday, Coats said, "We are not yet seeing the kind of electoral interference in specific states and voter data bases that we experienced in 2016; however, we fully realize that we are just one click on a keyboard away from a similar situation repeating itself."

His comments came the same day the Justice Department unveiled an indictment against 12 Russian military intelligence officers for their role in hacking Democratic groups during the 2016 campaign.

"The president was flat out wrong," Michael Morell, former deputy and acting director of the CIA said about Trump's remarks after the Cabinet meeting. "The Russians continue to interfere in our democracy. In fact, they never stopped."

Contrary to the U.S. government's fears leading up to the 2016 president election, hacking the nation's election infrastructure appeared to take a back seat to stealing and leaking salacious documents from the Democratic National Committee and House Democrats' campaign arm.

The success of the apparent dress rehearsal does not bode well for the upcoming election cycles in 2018 and 2020, as intelligence leaders have noted the ongoing and increasing threat by Russian hackers.

Federal officials ultimately determined that at least 18 states had their election systems targeted in some fashion, and possibly up to 21 found scanning of their networks for possible vulnerabilities, according to a report issued by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in May.

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2 children apparent victims of shark attack off Fire Island in New York

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 04:03

TOWN OF ISLIP, N.Y. -- Two children were recovering Wednesday night after officials say they were bitten by a shark off Fire Island, CBS New York reports. The 13-year-old boy was bitten in the water around noon at Atlantique Beach, while the 12-year-old Lola Pollina was bitten around the same time at Sailor Haven Beach. She says the water was so cold she didn't feel anything, but there's little doubt the creature that chomped on her leg was a shark.

"It was a 10-inch orangey body and then there was a fin and then I got out, and my leg was bloody," Lola said. "We went to the lifeguards, we ran up to them and they kind of bandaged it."

Lola was in waist-deep water roughly 10-feet off the shore when it happened. Her mother snapped photos and took to social media to share them.

"I saw a lot of thrashing and her trying to get to me," mom Barbara Pollina said.

Lola wasn't alone, with nearly identical bandaging slapped on the 13-year-old victim who had been boogie boarding just four and a half miles away. He didn't just have bite marks on his leg; a shark tooth managed to embed into his skin.

Both victims' injuries were described as non-life-threatening

The boy was taken to Southside Hospital. The girl was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.

Marine life experts say cleaner ocean waters in New York are making conditions ripe for the sea life sharks like to eat, attracting them to areas closer to the shoreline. Wednesday evening, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo deployed environmental conservation officers to investigate the waters off Fire Island.

Lola says the ordeal won't stop her from going in the water, but she'll make sure to be more careful next time.

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Bruce Springsteen surprises audience at Billy Joel concert

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 03:39

Bruce Springsteen propped himself on top of Billy Joel's piano to sing a duet with The Piano Man, who was celebrating his 100th concert at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.

Joel told the energetic crowd he had a guest coming onstage who has won a Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Springsteen emerged, surprising the feverish and fanatic audience, who loudly cheered "BRUCE."

"Congratulations Billy on your 100th show," Springsteen yelled.

"Ready, Billy?" he asked, as Joel began to play while sitting at the piano.

Springsteen encouraged the crowd to cheer louder and then sang "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out." He jumped onto Joel's piano — making it on his second try — and sat on it while Joel played and the piano slowly spun. Springsteen then rocked his guitar for "Born to Run."

Joel, 69, and Springsteen, 68, hugged after their two-song performance, and The Boss kissed Joel on his head as he walked offstage.

A banner celebrating Joel's 100th performance at MSG rose to the ceiling near the top of the two-hour-plus concert. Joel started performing a monthly residency at the arena in 2014. No artist has performed at the famed venue more than Joel.

"Good evening to you New York City," said Joel, whose two-year-old daughter, Della Rose Joel, sat on his lap. "I want to thank you all for coming to our show."

Joel was excited throughout his set, going from piano to harmonica to guitar. He put on his sunglasses while he passionately sang "New York State of Mind" and twirled his microphone stand in the air and danced happily after singing "Uptown Girl."

He said he had to think of a special song to sing to celebrate his new milestone, and then performed "This Is the Time."

"Maybe it'll hit me later," he said of his new feat.

Earlier on Wednesday Governor Andrew Cuomo proclaimed July 18, 2018 as "Billy Joel Day." Joel, who was born in the Bronx, first performed at MSG on December 14, 1978. His piano is on display in front of the venue.

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Hawaii searches for safe spots for people to see lava

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 03:36

Stunning images of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it's nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the lava — a fact that's squeezing the tourism-dependent local economy.

Authorities on the Big Island want to set up a lava viewing site to help, but they're finding it difficult to do while keeping people safe.

The risks posed by the volcano came into sharp focus this week when lava flowing into the ocean triggered an explosion that sent a hot rock the size of a basketball crashing through the roof of a tour boat. One woman broke her leg, while nearly two dozen others suffered minor burns and scrapes.

Diane Ley, Hawaii County's director of research and development, said she's been working on setting up a lava viewing site for nearly two months, consulting with federal scientists and the county's civil defense administrator. The injuries from the tour boat only validate the county's caution, she said.

"That's a challenge — to find us a site that is safe from volcanic hazards, emissions and can afford the ability for large numbers to be able to come in and view," she said.

Still, pressures are mounting from businesses on the Big Island, where Kilauea is a major draw. Tourism to parts of the island has plummeted since the volcano began erupting in a residential neighborhood and burning down homes in May.

Downtown Pahoa, which is just a few miles from where the volcano is sending a river of molten rock into the ocean, has been hit particularly hard. The small, rural town serves as a gateway to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which is normally the state's most popular tourist attraction but has closed indefinitely because of dangers to staff and visitors. As recently as April, travelers could watch molten rock in the park's lava lake and hike to remote spots to see flowing lava.

State Sen. Russell Ruderman said the county needs to urgently set up a lava viewing site to bring visitors back to town.

"Our town is dying very, very fast and very, very dramatically," said Ruderman, who owns a natural foods store in Pahoa. "It's needless because if we could get the word out that our town is open for business, we could still save it."

Currently, only helicopter and boat-tour passengers — paying about $250 each — are able to see the lava in person.

The area where lava is bursting from the ground is under a mandatory evacuation order. Residents nearby may go to their homes, but the county restricts access for everyone else except scientists, authorities like the National Guard and a handful of escorted media.

Officials have cracked down on violators, issuing citations to more than 80 people for loitering in a restricted disaster area. The charge is a misdemeanor and carries penalties of up to a year in a jail and a $5,000 fine.

Kilauea, which has been erupting continuously for 35 years, has long attracted travelers. The Honolulu Advertiser newspaper reported 5,000 people a day descended on an official county lava viewing spot in May 1990 as molten rock slowly consumed the town of Kalapana. That's even though the spot offered views of cooled, not flowing, lava. County workers set aside some newly hardened rocks for tourists to touch as consolation.

Ley noted Kilauea is behaving differently than in the past, when lava flowed from a different spot and through uninhabited land. It also is producing more lava — erupting as much as 3,500 cubic feet (100 cubic meters) per second now compared with about 141 cubic feet (4 cubic meters) two years ago.

She doesn't know when the county will be ready, but envisions a viewing site where tour buses could go and not private cars. The county may select several sites and open them as conditions allow, she said.

John Tarson, owner of Epic Lava Tours, said the current restrictions are crushing him.

"They've effectively cut my business' legs off. And there's nothing that can be done to save it unless they reopen the tourism industry, unless they stop criminalizing people for wanting to see lava," Tarson said.

He argues guides like himself have years of experience and can continue to take tourists to see lava safely. Instead, his customers are cancelling reservations into the new year because they don't believe they'll be allowed to see molten rock.

Restaurants and shops in Pahoa have lost 50 percent to 90 percent of their business, said Matthew Purvis, president of the Mainstreet Pahoa Association. This is partly because many residents have lost their homes and moved, but a significant chunk is because fewer tourists are visiting. The worst-hit are those that cater to travelers, like gift shops. Purvis' own place, the Tin Shack Bakery, has lost about half its business, he said.

Hawaii County Councilwoman Eileen O'Hara said the county should contract several tour companies to operate shuttle buses from the center of Pahoa town to Leilani Estates, where lava is coming up through the ground. She said the bus could circle around to let passengers take photos but keep them inside, protected from any volcanic gases.

"It's really important they consider doing this as quickly as possible," O'Hara said.

State Rep. Joy San Buenaventura also advocates using shuttle buses to take tourists to a lava viewing site, but she said people should be able to disembark to see the lava. Visitors would be equipped with air filtration masks, she said.

She also urged the county act fast, "because the businesses are suffering."

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Man to face federal charges after reportedly shining laser at CPD chopper

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 02:10

COLUMBUS - Columbus Police arrested a man accused of pointing a laser at the department's helicopter as it flew on the west side of town.

The police pilot reported several incidents of laser lights coming into the cockpit in the overnight hours on Thursday morning. Pilots aboard flights at John Glenn International Airport also reported seeing laser lights.

Police were able to determine the general area from where they believed the light was coming. Undercover police officers walked on foot in the neighborhood. They spotted a man with a laser pointer on Hodges Drive.

Officers took that man into custody. He will be transported and charged with a second or third-degree felony on federal charges.

The Department of Homeland Security will take over the case.

On February 14, 2012, then-President Barack Obama signed the "FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012," which makes it a federal crime to aim a laser pointer at an aircraft.

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Dozens injured in a tent collapse at a California military base

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 00:23

FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. - Authorities say 22 people have been injured in a tent collapse at a Central California military base.

Spokeswoman Amy Phillips at Fort Hunter Liggett says the wind from the rotors of a helicopter that was landing blew over the tent about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Phillips says there were 22 injuries, mostly of them minor. She says four people were taken to hospitals. Earlier reports said up to 30 people were injured.

Fort Hunter Liggett is in Monterey County, about 170 miles south of San Francisco. The sprawling base is the largest U.S. Army Reserve Command post.

It's currently holding an annual training exercise for thousands of Army, Navy, Air Force, Army National Guard, Army Reserve and Canadian Armed Forces troops.

Stay with 10TV and on this developing story.
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After rescue, Thai soccer boys pray for fortune at temple

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 22:49

The Thai soccer boys and their coach began their first day back home with their families since they were rescued from a flooded cave with a trip to a Buddhist temple on Thursday to pray for protection from misfortunes.

The 11 boys and the coach kneeled and pressed their hands in prayer to the tune of chanting monks. They were joined by relatives and friends at the Wat Pra That Doi Wao temple, overlooking Myanmar on Thailand's northern border.

The remaining member of the Wild Boars soccer team — Adul Sargon — is reportedly a Muslim and did not attend the ceremony, meant to extend one's life and protect it from dangers.

The team has already said they would ordain as Buddhist novices to honor a former Thai navy SEAL diver who died in the cave while making preparations for their rescue.

On Wednesday evening, the boys and coach faced the media for the first time since their ordeal, describing their surprise at seeing two British divers rising from muddy waters in the recesses of the cave. It would be another week before they were pulled out of the Tham Luang cave.

"We weren't sure if it was for real," 14-year-old Adul said. "So we stopped and listened. And it turned out to be true. I was shocked."

In one poignant and emotional moment at the news conference, a portrait was displayed of Saman Gunan, the Thai diver who died. One of the boys, 11-year-old Chanin "Titan" Vibulrungruang, the youngest of the group, covered his eyes as if wiping away a tear.

"I feel sad. And another thing is I'm really impressed with Sgt. Sam for sacrificing his life for all 13 Wild Boars to be able to live our lives outside happily and normally," he said. "When we found out, everyone was sad. Extremely sad, like we were the cause of this that made the sergeant's family sad and having to face problems."

The Wild Boars had entered the cave on June 23 for what was to be a relaxing excursion after soccer practice. But rain began, and water soon filled the cavern, cutting off their escape, and they huddled on a patch of dry ground deep inside the cave.

Coach Ekapol "Ake" Chanthawong said the trip was meant to last one hour, simply because "each of us wanted to see what was inside."

When the hour was up, they were pretty deep inside and already had swum through some flooded areas in the spirit of adventure. But in turning back, he discovered the way was not at all clear, and he swam ahead to scout the route, attaching a rope to himself so the boys could pull him back if necessary.

He said he had to be pulled out.

Ekapol said he told the boys: "We cannot go out this way. We have to find another way."

The boys told reporters of their reactions at that point.

"I felt scared. I was afraid I wouldn't get to go home and my mom would scold me, said Mongkol Boonpiam, 13, prompting laughter.

Ekarat Wongsukchan, 14, said they decided "to calm ourselves first, to try to fix the problem and find a way out. Be calm and not shocked."

The group had taken no food with them and survived by drinking water that dripped from the cave walls, Ekapol said, adding that all the boys knew how to swim, which had been a concern for rescuers.

Titan said he tried hard not to think about food. "When I'm starving, I don't think of food otherwise it'd make me more hungry."

Adul said they were digging around the spot when they heard the voices and Ekapol called for silence.

He recounted how Ekapol told them to "'quickly get down there, that's the sound of a person, or else they're going to pass on by,' something like that."

But he said his teammate holding the flashlight was scared, so Adul told him "If you're not going to go, then I'll go."

"So I quickly took the flashlight, and quickly went down, and I greeted them, 'hello,'" Adul added.

Psychologists had vetted the journalists' questions in advance to avoid bringing up any aspects of the rescue that might disturb them. The dangers of the complicated operation, in which the boys were extracted in three separate missions with diving equipment and pulleys through the tight passageways, were not discussed.

Doctors said the 13 were physically and mentally healthy. Although they lost an average of 4 kilograms (9 pounds) during the more than two weeks they were trapped in the cave, they have since gained about 3 kilograms (6 1/2 pounds) on average since their rescue. They were treated for minor infections.

Asked what he had learned from their experience, 13-year-old Mongkol Boonpiam said he felt stronger. "I have more patience, endurance, tolerance," he said.

Adul said it had taught him "not to live life carelessly."

While many of the boys wanted to be pro soccer players when they grow up, at least four of them said they hope to become navy SEALs, so they could help others.

All expressed their apologies to their families.

"I wanted to apologize to my parents. I know that I will get yelled at by mom when I get home," said Pornchai Kamluang, 16.

Ekarat said sheepishly he wanted to apologize to his parents because while he told them he was going to a cave, he told them the wrong one.

"I told them I was going to Tham Khun Nam," he said. "I didn't tell them I went to Tham Luang. So I was wondering how they found us at the right cave."

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1 person critically injured in south Columbus shooting

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:58

COLUMBUS, Ohio – One person is in critical condition after a shooting in south Columbus, according to Columbus police.

Police said officers responded to the 1900 block of Lockbourne Road just after 9 p.m.

The victim was found behind a bar and taken to Grant Medical Center.

Police said a suspect is not in custody.

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1 injured in east side shooting; police looking for suspect

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:50

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Columbus police said one person is being treated for injuries after a shooting on the city’s east side Wednesday night.

Officers responded to the 700 block of South Weyant Avenue just before 9 p.m.

One person was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in what police described as stable condition.

Police said the suspects drove from the scene and officers pursued them.

The people got out of the vehicle in the area of Miller Avenue and Franklin Avenue which is east of the shooting scene.

Police were able to take two people were taken into custody and police are looking for a possible third person.

During the incident tonight, Columbus police said one officer fired a shot into the ground but no one was hit by the shot.

The person shot has not been identified.

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Zuckerberg: Holocaust deniers won't be banned from Facebook

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:40

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

Speaking with Recode's Kara Swisher, Zuckerberg, who is Jewish, said in an interview published Wednesday that he thinks there are things "that different people get wrong." He added that he doesn't think they are "intentionally" getting it wrong. At this point, Swisher cut in and said that in the case of Holocaust deniers, it may be intentionally wrong.

The remarks sparked criticism, including from the Anti-Defamation League, which said in a statement that Facebook has a "moral and ethical obligation" not to allow people to disseminate Holocaust denial on its platform.

Zuckerberg said offensive content isn't necessarily banned unless it is to organize harm or attack someone.

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How to make your dollars count instead of just counting your dollars

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:38

COLUMBUS - When it comes to settling on how your family spends and saves, Lawrence Funderburke doesn’t like to use one specific word: budget.

“I use the term ‘cash flow management’,” says Funderburke, a certified financial planner who is also the founder of the Lawrence Funderburke Youth Organization (LFYO).

LFYO provides innovative and cutting-edge programs to youth and adults across all economic backgrounds.

“You don’t really learn about finances at all,” Funderburke says of his education growing up. “You go to school to learn, hopefully, go to college and get a degree, get a job, but no one teaches you anything about how to handle the money and responsibility that comes with the financial side.”

Funderburke, who once played for the NBA and Ohio State University basketball, says the principals he applies to his financial camps for kids can be learned with moms and dads at any age.

He says the first step is to figure out your non-negotiables: values such as faith and family. Then you have you to remove emotion from your financial decision making.

“You have to look at your non-negotiable values and say- ‘these are the principals that our family will stick to no matter what and it’s not going to be emotional,” Funderburke explains. “Once you remove emotion you’re able to think clearly and operate with a set of principles that can sustain through any difficulty in life.”

Funderburke says he sees too many parents running that emotional treadmill living paycheck-to-paycheck.

“Most people want surface-level solutions to deep-rooted problems,” he says.

“I’m not about changing lives… I’m about changing legacies.”

Funderburke will be the guest speaker at “STEM and Spirits Fundraiser,” Saturday, July 28. It is open to families.

Click here to read more from Lawrence Funderburke’s book.

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