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for the week ending 8 July 2018

 3 Alleged Gang Members Charged In Bronx Killing
Get Death Threats From Inmates


(Fox News) — Officials at New York's Rikers Island were forced to move three alleged gang members charged in the brutal killing of a 15-year-old Bronx boy to isolation due to death threats from other inmates, The New York Post reported. A source told the paper that the severity of the threats requires 24/7 security.

"You can't get near them," the source said. Another source said three suspects are even wanted dead by fellow Trinitarios gang members, The Post reported.

The three suspects now take up three units of a 50-unit cell that's separated from general population, sources told the paper.

Authorities identified the alleged gang members as Denel Fernandez, 21, Jose Muniz, 21, and Santiago Rodriguez, 24.

Police said they were among the eight Trinitarios gang members arrested and charged in the killing of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, a 15-year-old aspiring police officer.
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$4 Billion In SNAP Money
Went To Improper Food Stamp Payments


(Breitbart) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) spent a total of $4 billion on improper food stamp payments to those receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the USDA confirmed with Breitbart News on Friday.

The USDA's Food and Nutrition Service announced this week that improper payments made up 6.3 percent of SNAP money in the fiscal year (FY) 2017 – the latest data available from the agency.

Breitbart News analyzed the USDA's data on food stamp spending and found that $4,007,026,532 of the $63,603,595,754 the agency spent on SNAP in FY 2017 went to improper payments.

The USDA told Breitbart News that "it is important to note that improper payments include both overpayments and underpayments," meaning that households on SNAP that received less than what they were supposed to receive for the month are also included in the percentage rate.
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Suspect In Rape Of Ohio Teens Arrested In Texas;
Two Others Still At Large

BOWLING GREEN, OH (WCMH) — Police in Lubbock, Texas say they have arrested a man wanted for kidnapping and raping two Ohio teenagers.

David Ramos Contreras, 28, was captured at a Lubbock home by the U.S. Marshals, according to our sister station KLBK.

Investigators with the U.S. Marshals Service, including Lubbock Police Department and DPS task force officers, arrested Contreras in a home in the 1600 block of 21st Street. Contreras will be extradited to Ohio to face the charges. He is currently held in the Lubbock County Detention Center.

According to police, four men are suspected of kidnapping and sexually assaulting two girls, ages 13 and 14, earlier this year. The victims reported the incident on June 28. Two suspects, Juan Garcia Rios Adiel and Arnulfo Ramos, are still at large.
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Prime Minister Asks Trump 'Are They Always Like This?' As Reporters Shout Unintelligibly

(The DC) — President Trump hosted the Prime Minister of the Netherlands at the White House Monday.

Trump noted that he was happy with the progress of picking a new Supreme Court Justice, noting that he spoke with four potential SCOTUS nominees. "I had a very, very interesting morning," Trump said, mentioning that he will speak with more potential nominees soon.

Trump also congratulated the new Mexican President-elect López Obrador and said he hoped that he can work with him on border security.

The Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, was clearly shook by all the reporters shouting questions. Trump told the PM at the beginning of the meeting that it's like the "Academy Awards" as all the cameras flashed. After the presser, reporters continued shouting at the top of their lungs at the pair of world leaders.
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 Rand Paul: Capitol Police Arrested Man Who
Threatened To Kill Family With Ax


(WFB) — U.S. Capitol Police have arrested a man after he was accused of threatening to kill Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) and his family with an ax. Paul spoke about the threat on Monday at a Rotary Club event in Grayson County, Kentucky, The Hill reported.

"The Capitol Hill police issued an arrest warrant for this man who threatened to kill me and chop up my family with an ax," Paul said. "It's just horrendous that we have to deal with things like this."

The man is accused of calling in the threats to Paul's Bowling Green office, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. The Republican senator later confirmed the arrest in a tweet Monday afternoon, saying "thank you to the U.S. Capitol Police for their arrest of the man who recently threatened to kill my family and me."

This latest threat is just one of several threatening incidents Paul has experienced recently. Paul was attacked by a neighbor last November over a landscaping dispute.
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U.S.'s New Nuclear Gravity Bomb
Successfully Tested by B-2 Bomber

(Global Security/Sputnik) — Once deployed, the low to intermediate-yield tactical and strategic weapons will replace existing B61 bombs at the U.S.'s European and Turkish bases.

"These qualification flight tests demonstrate the B61-12 design meets system requirements and illustrate the continued progress of the B61-12 life extension program to meet national security requirements," Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration spokesman Brig. Gen. Michael Lutton said of the tests in a press release.

The B61-12's flight testing aboard the B-2 platform was conducted on June 9 at Nevada's Tonopah Test Range under the direction of the 419th Test & Evaluation Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

The Pentagon plans to deploy its B61 Mod 12 bombs at military bases across Europe, including Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Turkey.
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Car Crashes Into Pennsylvania Home At
80 Mph In Shocking Video

(Fox News) — A York, Pa., man is facing charges after he allegedly attempted to flee authorities while driving under the influence, later crashing into a woman's home and causing thousands of dollars' worth of damage.

On July 4, Kameron Smith was allegedly driving under the influence and fleeing authorities while driving an unregistered, uninsured Mini Cooper, FOX43 reported.

At one point during the roughly two-mile chase, Kameron Smith allegedly crossed over the southbound lane on North George Street in Manchester Township, traveled through Jennifer Smith's yard and hit the side of her house before the car landed on its side, home surveillance footage of the incident shows. The news station reported that he was driving 80 mph when he crashed.

"At first I thought maybe a bookcase fell over or something, but it was so loud and it went on for so long that I knew someone had hit the house,"  Jennifer Smith told the news station, adding that Kameron Smith attempted to apologize before he was taken away by authorities.
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Tennessee Woman Bitten By Brown Recluse Spider Allegedly Finds Dozens More In Apartment

(Fox News) — A Brentwood, Tenn. woman who was recently treated for a brown recluse spider bite later found dozens more in her apartment, she claims.

Angela Wright was rushed to the hospital, unable to walk and hallucinating, after she was bitten by a brown recluse spider in her apartment, WSMV-TV reported.

"I couldn't walk, I couldn't move and I could barely swallow," Wright told the news station, adding that doctors told her that she could have suffered a stroke had she waited to go to the emergency room.

Brown recluse spiders are venomous. Its bite can cause fever, rash, chills and nausea, among other side effects. In Wright’s case, the bite first resulted in arm pain and small bumps on her chest.

After telling her apartment complex about the incident, Wright said a pest control service came to spray her home. However, Wright told WSMT-TV she later found spiders “left and right.”
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Pistol-Packing Waitress
Defends Co-Worker During Attack

(Fox News) — A waitress with a concealed carry permit defended her co-worker after an irate customer went behind the counter and punched her, newly released video reveals.

The attack at George Webb restaurant in Milwaukee on June 28 could have been much worse, according to Alderman Bob Donovan, who made the footage public.

“I thank God the other waitress had a concealed carry weapon, has a permit... I shudder to think, had she not been there and had she not had this weapon, what this guy might have done," Donovan told Fox 6.

The suspect, who is a regular at the restaurant and reportedly had been cursing at his server throughout the night for taking too long with his order, came behind the counter and punched her in the face.
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 Instead Of Posting A Trailer, Sony Accidentally Uploaded An Entire Movie To Youtube

(Business Insider) — In an attempt to upload a trailer for its upcoming DVD and digital download release of the movie "Khali the Killer," someone at Sony apparently uploaded the entire 89-minute film to YouTube on Tuesday, according to CBR.

The video, which has since been removed, was uploaded to the Sony Pictures Entertainment YouTube channel and labeled "Khali The Killer: Official Red Band Trailer Now on DVD & Digital."

The entire film remained up for more than five hours, according to CBR.

Naturally, a link to the full-length film was posted to the Movies subreddit, where commenters poked fun at Sony and the larger film industry.
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