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Nationals Win Third Straight Via Walk-Off

Nationals Win Third Straight Via Walk-Off

Gary Bogdon/MLB Photos via Getty Images(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — For the third consecutive game, the Washington Nationals earned a walk-off victory, this time beating Arizona on an Adam LaRoche solo home run in the 11th. The previous two walk-offs came against Pittsburgh, helping to sweep the Pirates.
“I got every bit of it, I did,” said the 34-year-old LaRoche, who hit his first career walk-off homer. “Just a crazy few days. I don’t know how we’ve gotten these walk-off situations the last few days, but we have and have been able to grind back.”
The Diamondbacks (53-72) led 3-2 going to the bottom of the eighth, thanks to a Didi Gregorious homer. Washington (70-53) followed with a pair of runs in their at-bat, taking a 4-3 lead into the ninth. Tyler Clippard came on to save the game for the Nationals but gave up a game-tying shot to David Peralta.
Both teams had chances to score in extras, none better than Arizona’s attempt in the top of the 11th. The Diamondbacks loaded the bases with nobody out, but Craig Stammen somehow worked out of it, not allowing a single run. With two outs in the bottom of the inning, LaRoche launched a pitch off Will Harris for the win. 
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Pentagon Confirms Retaking of Mosul Dam

Pentagon Confirms Retaking of Mosul Dam

AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images(MOSUL, Iraq) — Late Monday night the U.S. Department of Defense confirmed that the Mosul Dam had been retaken from militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, noting that 35 U.S. airstrikes “eliminated [ISIS] positions in and around the Mosul Dam complex.”In a statement, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said that more than 90 targets were destroyed, including vehicles, equipment and fighting positions. The airstrikes also allowed Iraqi forces to successfully clear the dam and work to expand their area of control.Kirby also reiterated that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was “extraordinarily proud of the men and women serving on land and sea who conducted these operations.”Kirby’s statement also noted that the way in which Iraqi forces worked during the operation “reflects the growing determination of Iraqis to fight back against [ISIS].”
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Federal Judge Denies ACLU Challenge to Tactics Used Against Ferguson Protesters

Federal Judge Denies ACLU Challenge to Tactics Used Against Ferguson Protesters

iStock/Thinkstock(SAINT LOUIS) — A federal judge in Missouri on Monday night rejected an ACLU challenge that would have put a stop to certain tactics being used by the Missouri State Highway Patrol against protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.According to a release from Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, the ACLU sought to prevent the state highway patrol from enforcing requirements that protesters remain moving unless they are gathered in an “organized protest area.” Koster argued against the ACLU motion, calling the requirement a measure “designed to protect public safety.”Judge Catherine Perry of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri heard arguments from Koster and the ACLU and determined that the existing requirement was proper.”The vast majority of protestors, we have seen are peaceful,” Koster said in a statement. “However, law enforcement has repeatedly encountered groups employing violence against officers, businesses, and threatening the citizens of Ferguson.” He also cited a threat against the Unified Command Center on Sunday night, saying that public safety required “reasonable measures.” “This restriction is as narrowly tailored as the gunfire and violence along West Florissant Avenue will allow,” Koster said.
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Trayvon Martin’s Mother to Brown Family: Shares ‘Never-Ending Pain’

Trayvon Martin’s Mother to Brown Family: Shares ‘Never-Ending Pain’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The mother of the late Trayvon Martin, in a letter to the family of the late Michael Brown, whose slaying by a Ferguson, Missouri, cop has touched off protests and violence, said her prayers are with the family in their never-ending pain.“I wish I had a word of automatic comfort but I don’t. I wish I could say that it will be alright on a certain or specific day but I can’t. I wish that all of the pain that I have endured could possibly ease some of yours but it won’t,” Sybrina D. Fulton wrote in the letter, which was posted tonight on Time Magazine’s website.Trayvon Martin, 17, was killed in a scuffle with neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in a Florida subdivision in 2012. Zimmerman was acquitted in the killing.
“What I can do for you is what has been done for me: pray for you then share my continuing journey as you begin yours. I hate that you and your family must join this exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have lost loved ones to senseless gun violence,” she wrote. “Of particular concern is that so many of these gun violence cases involve children far too young. But Michael is much more than a police/gun violence case; Michael is your son. A son that barely had a chance to live. Our children are our future so whenever any of our children — black, white, brown, yellow, or red — are taken from us unnecessarily, it causes a never-ending pain that is like unlike anything I could have imagined experiencing.“Your lives are forever changed. However with those changes come new challenges and opportunities,” she wrote. “You will experience a swell of support from all corners of the world. Many will express their sympathies and encourage you to keep fighting for Michael. You will also, unfortunately, hear character assassinations about Michael which I am certain you already have. This will incense and insult you. All of this will happen before and continue long after you have had the chance to lay your son to rest. I know this because I lived and continue to live this.”
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Ohio State’s Miller Re-Injures Shoulder

Ohio State’s Miller Re-Injures Shoulder

Kirk Irwin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Ohio State football fans had cause to be excited about the upcoming 2014 season. That excitement has been put on hold after it was revealed quarterback Braxton Miller re-injured his right shoulder during practice Monday.
According to a source, Miller sustained a non-contact injury and was helped off the field by medical staff. Earlier in the day, the senior declared himself 100 percent cleared to play. Miller underwent offseason shoulder surgery, a minor procedure, in February and was slowly being eased back into football.
The Buckeyes were picked fifth in the preseason AP poll, while Miller was projected to be a Heisman trophy finalist. In his last full season in MLB, Miller threw for 2,094 yards and 24 touchdowns while rushing for 12 more.
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Paul Ryan Plots “Way Forward,” Hinting at Presidential Aspirations

Paul Ryan Plots “Way Forward,” Hinting at Presidential Aspirations

United State House of Representatives(WASHINGTON) — Reporter’s Notebook by JOHN PARKINSON:“When the day finally came, I changed out of my suit, threw on a camouflage hat and shirt, and slipped out the back,” Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., begins in his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea, which goes on sale Tuesday. “It was August 2012, and the press was eager for any indication that Mitt Romney had picked his running mate. Reporters from ABC and NBC camped out in my front yard, trying to figure out if I was missing so they could report that an announcement was coming.”Just a few hours earlier that morning, August 10, 2012, I followed Ryan in my rental car from Janesville to Oak Creek, Wis., where we would attend a memorial service for the six Sikh victims killed in a shooting in suburban Milwaukee.Ryan was a passenger in a red pickup truck, driven by his chief of staff and childhood buddy Andy Speth.All week, I had been tracking the duo as they crisscrossed the Dairy Land amid increasing speculation that Ryan could be picked to become Mitt Romney’s running mate.After the somber service, Ryan and Speth climbed back into the truck and sped away from Oak Creek High School. But after a mile or so, the duo suddenly pulled off the road into a shopping center.I parked my car when Ryan approached and asked if I wanted to go inside the Jimmy John’s because, “it might be the last opportunity you get to eat for a while.”The three of us went inside and ordered. None of the patrons or employees seemed to take notice of Ryan.We were soon back on the road, headed for Ryan’s home in Janesville. I scarfed down half the sandwich I had bought, making sure I didn’t lose sight of the Veep contender.When we arrived, I quickly jumped out of my rental and recorded Ryan with a digital video camera as he attempted to enter his home. But he was apparently locked out.Ryan yelled back to me that he had left his keys in Speth’s truck and his wife, Janna, wasn’t home to let him in.“Don’t you want to show us where you hide a key under the door mat?” I asked Ryan.“I think I’ve got another way in,” Ryan laughed, before disappearing into his backyard.That was the last time the press saw him until he appeared the next morning on the deck of the USS Wisconsin alongside Romney.Beyond the tale of Ryan’s thrilling escape, The Way Forward (a Twelve books hardcover and eBook) recounts numerous biographical stories from Ryan’s life: from his father’s private struggle with alcoholism, to his personal rivalry with President Obama over the budget.But the thrust of The Way Forward focuses on Ryan’s pursuit of the American Idea, outlining a comprehensive, conservative agenda where civil society, not government, is, “at the center of American life.”“Instead of growing government, it grows the economy — offering greater opportunity and prosperity for all,” Ryan writes. “Along this path, government provides the necessary support rather than taking on the commanding role.”Ryan, 44, also dishes about launching his first campaign for Congress and reveals the “abrupt end” of the Romney-Ryan campaign.“I looked around and saw some tears, but many in the room were simply too stunned to cry,” he notes. “Afterward, Janna and I stayed behind for a while to talk with the Romneys. We didn’t have much to say; we just weren’t ready to say goodbye.”Two years after Ryan eluded the media and he looks to his own political future, the father of three hints that another presidential campaign could be in the cards.“Of course, my hope wasn’t that I’d be writing about these ideas; I thought I’d be helping implement them as part of a Romney administration,” Ryan notes. “But it didn’t take long for me to realize that while we may have lost an election, the cause continues.“The prudent leader is like the captain of a ship,” he adds. “He doesn’t curse the wind; he uses it to reach his destination.”Although the definitiveness of his 2016 ambitions is left to be learned, Ryan is widely anticipated to sail in January into the chairmanship at the Ways and Means committee, a powerful post where the eight-term Republican could get a running start implementing The Way Forward.“Our elected leaders have to be able to see our destination out there on the horizon and then tack their way to it accordingly,” Ryan notes. “The important thing is where we are going, not the stops we make along the way.”Ryan launches a nationwide, nine-day book tour Wednesday in Philadelphia. He will appear Thursday at the Union League Club of Chicago for a book signing and discussion with Mitt Romney.
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World Health Organization Activates Travel and Transport Task Force for Ebola Outbreak

World Health Organization Activates Travel and Transport Task Force for Ebola Outbreak

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(GENEVA) — The World Health Organization (WHO) activated a Travel and Transport Task Force on Monday that will monitor the ongoing outbreak of Ebola and provide prompt information to the travel and tourism sector and to travellers.The WHO maintains that airborne spread of the disease is extremely unlikely, and that travelling on an airplane and contracting Ebola is also small, as most people suffering from the disease do not feel well enough to travel, as well as the required direct contact with bodily fluids from an infected individual.Still, the WHO is asked all affected countries to conduct exit screening of all individuals at international airports, seaports and major land crossings to prevent the international spread of the disease. The only way an infected individual is to be allowed to cross borders, the organization says, is if that travel is part of a medical evacuation. The WHO did not, however, recommend a ban on international travel or trade, and that exit screenings or travel restrictions are not recommended for non-affected countries that do not share borders with the nations currently impacted by the Ebola outbreak.
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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/18/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/18/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB: Chicago Cubs 4 (54-70) – New York Mets 1 (59-67)
Washington Nationals 5 (70-53) – Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (53-72) 11 Innings
Atlanta Braves 7 (65-60) – Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (64-61)
Philadelphia Phillies 4 (55-70) – Seattle Mariners 1 (67-57)
Los Angeles Angels 4 (73-50) – Boston Red Sox 2 (56-68) 
Baltimore Orioles 8 (71-52) – Chicago White Sox 2 (59-66)
Kansas City Royals 6 (69-55) – Minnesota Twins 4 (55-68)
St. Louis Cardinals 6 (67-57) – Cincinnati Reds 5 (61-64) 10 Innings
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Lena Dunham Goes Blonde

Lena Dunham Goes Blonde

Photo: Mark Schafer/HBO(NEW YORK) — Lena Dunham is sporting a new look these days. The Girls star has gone platinum blonde.Dunham, 28, posted a photo of herself with a new, blonde bowl cut on Instagram this past Friday with the caption, “change is good.”
Some wondered whether Dunham was just wearing a wig, but she proved it was real in another post at a friend’s wedding, with her blonde locks parted to the side and pushed behind her ear.
The HBO series Girls recently wrapped up filming its fourth season, but a premiere date has not yet been announced.
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Attorney General Holder Discusses Ongoing Investigation in Ferguson; Calls for an End to Violence

Attorney General Holder Discusses Ongoing Investigation in Ferguson; Calls for an End to Violence

United States Department of Justice(WASHINGTON) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Monday that the federal investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. continues to be handled in an expeditious and complete manner.”The full resources of the Department of Justice are being committed to our federal civil rights investigation into the death of Michael Brown,” Holder said in a statement. “During the day today, more than 40 FBI agents continued their canvassing of the neighborhood where Michael Brown was shot.”Additionally, a federal autopsy was performed on Brown’s body Monday by, “one of the most experienced medical examiners in the United States military,” Holder noted. That autopsy was in addition to at least one other autopsy already completed by the county Medical Examiner. Holder also noted his intention to visit Ferguson himself on Wednesday. During his trip, he plans to meet with FBI investigators and prosecutors from the Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. “I realize there is tremendous interest in the facts of the incident that led to Michael Brown’s death,” Holder said, calling for the, “public’s patience as we conduct this investigation.” The attorney general also urged both residents and law enforcement to, “begin the process of healing” by seeking, “an end to the acts of violence in the streets of Ferguson. Those who have been peacefully demonstrating should join with law enforcement in condemning the actions of looters and others seeking to enflame tensions.”
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Red Sox Make a Pair of Roster Moves

Red Sox Make a Pair of Roster Moves

iStockphoto(BOSTON) — The Boston Red Sox demoted center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday and recalled outfielder Mookie Betts.
In 112 games this season, Bradley was batting .216 with one home run and 30 RBIs.  He also scored 45 runs and swiped eight bases.
Betts, who is joining the Red Sox for the third time this season, is hitting .244 with one homer and two RBIs in 41 at-bats. In his last ten games with the PawSox, Betts was batting .386.
Bradley leads all major league outfielders with 13 assists.
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Survey Indicates Racial, Political Divide in Reactions to Tension in Ferguson

Survey Indicates Racial, Political Divide in Reactions to Tension in Ferguson

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(FERGUSON, Mo.) — The public perception of the tension between police and residents in Ferguson, Mo. and shows a noticeable racial divide, according to the latest survey from the Pew Research Center.The latest survey was conducted between August 14 and 17 and included 1,000 adults. Pew says that results showed that generally, adults are divided: 44 percent believe that the shooting of Michael Brown, “raises important issues about race that require discussion,” while 40 percent think that the issue of race, “is getting more attention than it deserves.”However, those opinions show a clear racial divide as well. Among African-Americans, 80 percent say that the shooting raises important racial issues, compared to 18 percent who think otherwise. Among white Americans, only 47 percent believe the racial issues are important, compared to 37 percent who believe the topic of race is receiving more attention that it deserves.Additionally, Pew’s survey results indicate that while 65 percent of African-Americans believe the police have “gone too far” in the aftermath of the shooting, whites are far more split. Among whites, 33 percent believe police have gone too far, while 32 percent say the police response “has been about right.”The survey also indicated something of a political divide in terms of reaction to the ongoing tension. Among those respondents who self-identified as Republicans, just 22 percent believe that the shooting raises important racial issues, with 61 percent saying that the topic is getting too much attention. Among self-identified Democrats, 68 percent believe that there are important racial issues raised by the death of Michael Brown and just 21 percent believe that aspect of the nationwide conversation is getting too much attention.
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Owners, Employees of California Slaughterhouse Charged for Distributing ‘Adulterated’ Meat

Owners, Employees of California Slaughterhouse Charged for Distributing ‘Adulterated’ Meat

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — The United States Attorney for the Northern District of California announced an indictment against one of two owners — and two employees — of the now-defunct Rancho Feeding Corporation, a Petaluma, California slaughterhouse.According to the indictment, Jesse Amaral Jr., 76, a co-owner of the slaughterhouse, and employees Eugene Corda, 65, and Felix Cabrera, 55, allegedly conspired to distribute, “adulterated, misbranded and uninspected meat.” Documents released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office indicate that between 2012 and Jan. 2014, Amaral told Cabrera to “process” cattle that had been condemned by a United States Department of Agriculture veterinarian. Cabrera then instructed employees to remove stamps from cattle carcasses that read “USDA Condemned” and distribute over 100 condemned cattle.Additionally, Amaral and co-owner Robert Singleton, 77, are accused of instructing employees to circumvent standard inspection procedures. That action allegedly led to the distribution of approximately 79 diseased cattle. Amaral is also accused of fraudulently charging farmers “handling fees” based on lies regarding the distribution of their cattle which had either died or been deemed condemned, despite the fact that the cattle had been sold for human consumption anyway. The illegal actions reportedly led to the recall of over eight million pounds of beef products in February.
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Nintendo Responds to Petition to Insert Robin Williams into Future “Zelda” Game

Nintendo Responds to Petition to Insert Robin Williams into Future “Zelda” Game

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In the days since Robin Williams’ death, a petition on Change.org has received over 100,000 signatures calling for the comedian and actor to be made a character in a Nintendo video game.Specifically, the petition notes that Williams was, “an avid player of video games, with a love for all things Nintendo.” Specifically noted are Williams’ “particular love for all things Legend of Zelda” — he named his daughter after the series’ titular princess, and advertisements that the late actor had done for Nintendo.The petition’s creators are asking for Nintendo to honor the late Williams by making him into a non-playable character in an anticipated Legend of Zelda game. Nintendo issued a statement on Monday, responding to the outpouring of support for the idea, but did not publicly announce a specific decision. “Robin Williams was loved at Nintendo,” the statement reads, adding that they “hear the request of fans to honor him in a future game.” However, Nintendo, “will not be discussing what might be possible for future games during this difficult time.”Nintendo’s statement concluded, “we will hold our memories of Robin close.”
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Pope Discusses His Hopes for 2015 Trip to United States

Pope Discusses His Hopes for 2015 Trip to United States

ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Pope Francis said on Monday that he has been invited to travel to the United States next year and hinted that he may be interested in visiting three major American cities.The pope was questioned by journalists on a number of topics during his flight home from South Korea. Speaking on the topic of a United States trip, the pope said that he, “would like to go to Philadelphia, for the meeting of the families,” in 2015, referring to the World Meeting of Families. He also noted that he has been invited by President Obama to visit Congress and by the United Nations Secretary General to visit the U.N. Secretariat in New York. The pope also said that there is a possibility he could continue on to Mexico following his U.S. trip, but that those plans are “not certain.”
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Mara Wilson Recalls Robin Williams ‘Was Different with Grown-Ups’

Mara Wilson Recalls Robin Williams ‘Was Different with Grown-Ups’

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) –  Mrs. Doubtfire star Mara Wilson was too devastated last week to talk about the death of her on-screen father, Robin Williams.However, in a new blog post, she opened up about what he was like to work when she was little.”Robin would do anything to make me and the other kids laugh,” she wrote. “He seemed to know instinctively what we would find funny, and never had to resort to saying anything that was inappropriate for children. He was, after all, a father himself.”Williams, who died of an apparent suicide on Aug. 11 at the age of 63, was, “warm, gentle, expressive, nurturing and brilliant,” Wilson wrote. To make her and her on-screen siblings laugh, he’d do voices and make jokes (“When we were filming the climactic dinner party scene, he would make his carpet bag bark like a dog under the table, then order it to be quiet,” she wrote), and even entertained them with shadow puppets that would later appear in Aladdin.However, she noted that he was shyer around adults, with her mother once telling her friends that he rarely made eye contact. (“I figured he must have been different with grown-ups,” Wilson wrote she thought at the time.) She came to the same conclusion when she reunited with Williams during a table reading of the 1998 film What Dreams May Come.”My strongest impression came when we saw each other for the first time that day. Robin crossed to me from across the room, got down to my level, and whispered ‘Hi, how are you?’ He asked how my family was doing, how school was, never raising his voice and only sometimes making eye contact,” she recalled. “He seemed so vulnerable. ‘So this is what Mom meant,’ I thought. It was as if I was seeing him for the first time. He was a person now.”After that, the two mostly lost touch, though Wilson did recall running into the actor while he filmed the 2007 movie, August Rush. At the time, Wilson could tell “he truly cared” about how she was doing.
“Many of my friends are comedians who were inspired by him, but others just loved his movies and comedy and had since their childhoods. If you can affect someone when they’re young, you are in their heart forever. It is remarkable how many lives Robin touched, and how many people said, just as I had, that he reminded them of their fathers,” she wrote, before quoting her Mrs. Doubtfire character. “I suppose — could I really end this any other way? — we’re all his goddamn kids, too.”
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Hendricks Leads Cubs Past Mets, 4-1

Hendricks Leads Cubs Past Mets, 4-1

Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks (5-1) allowed one earned run on three hits across seven innings as Chicago (54-70) took care of the New York Mets (59-67) on Monday, 4-1.
With the game tied at one in the top of the eighth inning, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo took a 1-1 pitch from Mets reliever Buddy Carlyle and sent it over the right field wall. Chicago would tack on two more runs in the ninth, on a two-run homer from rookie second baseman Javier Baez.
First baseman Lucas Duda put the Mets on the scoreboard first with a solo blast off of Hendricks in the fourth.
Mets starter Carlos Torres, filling in for Bartolo Colon, tossed five scoreless innings, allowing three hits while striking out six.
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Fake 911 Calls Retaliation for Loud Music Spat, Cops Say

Fake 911 Calls Retaliation for Loud Music Spat, Cops Say

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ORANGE COUNTY, Fla.) –  A Florida man was arrested and accused of making a series of 911 calls alleging that his neighbor was waving a gun at gay people and even a school bus.The neighbor, Richard Simmons, was handcuffed and arrested at one point because of the phone calls, police said. He was later released.The calls were made by Donovan Greenfield, 37, because Simmons had previously asked him to turn down the music, according to police.Greenfield, 37, was charged with aggravated stalking and misuse of 911 after he allegedly placed at least six 911 calls providing physical description that matched Simmons. He changed his voice and fabricated facts, stating that Simmons was toting his gun each time he made the call, police said.“Mr. Simmons had been handcuffed at gunpoint and then released when the first fake 911 call took place in Jan. 17,” Jeff Williamson, public information officer at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, told ABC News.The seven-month ordeal began when Simmons asked his new neighbor, Greenfield to turn down the music, Williamson said.“Mr. Simmons had been living in his condominium for over 20 years. Greenfield and his partner had moved in around January this year,” the officer said.Simmons, who works night shifts, sleeps during the day. When his sleep routine was disrupted by Greenfield who constantly played loud music during the day, he approached Greenfield, asking him if he would mind turning down his music during the day, Williamson said.“Mr. Greenfield perceived this request as an indication that Mr. Simmons was hostile toward gay people,” Williamson said. “Mr. Greenfield began to specifically cause loud noises by playing music and slamming doors.”“Apart from playing loud music, Mr. Greenfield also placed several fake 911 calls. Four of them originated from the same cellphone number,” Williamson said.Earlier this month, Simmons called police to report that Greenfield had harassed him, Williamson said. When police arrived, they approached Greenfield with evidence of him faking the 911 calls.“Mr. Greenfield stated that the phone was his former cellphone, and said he didn’t remember making any calls,” Williamson said. “He later admitted to making the 911 calls.”Greenfield pleaded not guilty and was bonded out of the Orange County Jail.
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Perry Lawyers Vow to ‘Prevail’ After Indictment

Perry Lawyers Vow to ‘Prevail’ After Indictment

ABC/Matthew Putney(AUSTIN, Texas) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s legal team Monday vowed to fight the felony charges the governor faces for threatening to veto public funding and calling for the resignation of the head of the state’s public integrity unit following her public drunk driving arrest.“Governor Perry will fight this indictment 100 percent, and at the end of the day he will prevail,” said lead attorney Tony Buzbee.Perry will be arraigned August 29, according to the Travis County Courts, the same day he is scheduled to appear at an Americans for Prosperity event in Dallas.In 2013, Perry publicly threatened to withhold $7.5 million in funding for the state’s public integrity unit, which investigates corruption, unless Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg resigned following her DUI bust.For the statement and the veto, a grand jury charged Perry last week with abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public official, which together carry a maximum sentence of 109 years.The team, which includes Bush recount attorney Ben Ginsberg, called the challenge “beyond the pale” and said the governor was legally entitled to use his veto power and speak freely against Lehmberg.Perry has stood by his actions and said he would repeat the veto.The state of Texas will pay for “part” of Perry’s legal defense, Perry’s team said, adding that the governor’s booking will be public but that the date has not yet been confirmed.The legal team, which also includes David Botsford, the governor’s general counsel, and attorney Bobby Burchfield, showed video clips of Lehmberg resisting arrest.
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Taylor Swift Announces Title, Cover for Upcoming Album “1989″

Taylor Swift Announces Title, Cover for Upcoming Album “1989″

ABC/Richard Harbaugh(NEW YORK) –  After dancing with fans while debuting her new single “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift revealed the album cover and title for her new release 1989.During a live stream on Yahoo and ABC News, Swift surprised fans and said, “I have some big news.”The first surprise was the song and the second surprise was the title and cover of the new album, which reflects the year she was born.”Having been born on Dec. 13 1989, this album is called 1989.Swift has been working on her new album for two years and said she has changed a lot over the past two years, especially delving into late 1980′s music and being influenced by that era.”The inspiration behind this record, I was listening to a lot of late 80′s pop … I really loved the chances they were taking, how bold it was,” she said. “It was apparently a time of limitless potential, the idea you could do what you want be what you want … the idea of endless possibility was kind of a theme in the last two years of my life.”The cover of the album is a Polaroid of herself, cutting off her face at the eyes with T.S. at the bottom and “1989″ at the bottom right. Swift is wearing a shirt featuring flying seagulls.”That photo you are seeing is a Polaroid we took, we took the album photos on Polaroids,” she explained. “It was kind of an accident, so I figured why not make that photo the album cover?”The album is in stores Oct. 27 and Swift said fans will actually get packets of real Polaroids inside the album — 13 each, but different packs with different photos in each.”For the record this is my very first documented pop album,” she added.

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